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knicks09
02-24-2011, 01:36 AM
Idk I'm hearing so many people say it is and I'm wondering what you guys think ?

episodenone
02-24-2011, 01:39 AM
only in the number of players traded simultaneously --

the reports all make it sound like "biggest" = earth shattering / league changing -- but it really only means literally that it was that somany players were traded in 1 deal

NYKnickFanatic
02-24-2011, 01:43 AM
Idk I'm hearing so many people say it is and I'm wondering what you guys think ?

Havent even heard one person say its the biggest trade in history. He hasnt done anything here yet, so unless he can bring us multiple championships, I dont think it is.

Avenged
02-24-2011, 01:44 AM
No.. How? I haven't heard or read that anywhere.

Crackadalic
02-24-2011, 01:45 AM
only in the number of players traded simultaneously --

the reports all make it sound like "biggest" = earth shattering / league changing -- but it really only means literally that it was that somany players were traded in 1 deal

This /thread before it gets messy

Kyben36
02-24-2011, 01:45 AM
Bigest trade in nba history was the lebron trade, even though it wasnt a fair trade, it was still a trade, the face of the NBA moving from his home town to miami for draft picks overweighs anything put together for Melo.

Raps18-19 Champ
02-24-2011, 01:47 AM
There have been bigger stars traded like Shaq and Garnett in the last decade.

It's just that Carmelo was traded at the very deadline which makes it exciting compared to the offseason.

Even players traded during like December or January is not as exciting(See:Vince Carter).

godolphins
02-24-2011, 01:47 AM
Let me give you a simple No

knickfan33
02-24-2011, 01:48 AM
depends on the results... one ring in NY and hes immortal.

beasted86
02-24-2011, 01:49 AM
One of the biggest.

As far as I can recall, this is the first time a team traded it's best player mid-season, when they were on pace to make the playoffs.

I've seen plenty of times a team trades it's best player when the team was not on pace to make the playoffs, or in the summer, but never when they were on pace for 46 wins and a playoff spot.

Giraffes Rule
02-24-2011, 01:49 AM
Biggest trade in NBA history was the KG to Boston trade. Most players moved, most successful right away.

knicks09
02-24-2011, 01:50 AM
No.. How? I haven't heard or read that anywhere.

ESPN was saying yesterday it can most likely be the biggest trade in NBA history. But idk that's why I'm asking lol

Bornknick73
02-24-2011, 01:58 AM
Wilt to the Lakers or Shaq to the Lakers would probably be bigger

2shady4u
02-24-2011, 02:04 AM
no way in hell it's the biggest in history simply because the garnett trade was a lot bigger and i dont even know if that would be considered the biggest trade ever

What?
02-24-2011, 02:05 AM
the names Kareem Abdul Jabbar look him up

2shady4u
02-24-2011, 02:06 AM
the trade that went down with boston was just a lot bigger...

Arch Stanton
02-24-2011, 02:09 AM
What about:

Kareem (from the Bucks with Walt Wesley to the Lakers)
Jason Kidd (Kidd for Marbury, Kidd led the Nets to the NBA Finals)
Robert Parrish (Boston traded the number 1 pick Joe Barry Carroll for Parrish)
Shaq (to Miami for Odom and Butler, Miami went on to win 2006 Finals)
Garnett and Allen to the Celtics (won 2008)

D1JM
02-24-2011, 02:10 AM
no

What?
02-24-2011, 02:14 AM
Actually when I think about it there is probably at least 10 easily bigger then this trade.

Kareem to the lakers
both Wilt trades
Garnett to the celtics
Shaq to the lakers
Barkley trades were pretty big

am sure am forgetting some but these are all bigger then the carmelo trade

Mochalman
02-24-2011, 02:33 AM
In 1975, the Lakers acquired Abdul-Jabbar and reserve center Walt Wesley from the Bucks for center Elmore Smith, guard Brian Winters, and rookie "blue chippers" Dave Meyers and Junior Bridgeman.

MJ-BULLS
02-24-2011, 02:35 AM
this is not the best trade in nba history. you must be really young.

2shady4u
02-24-2011, 02:35 AM
i think it's good knicks fans are excited...i mean they're no boston (not winning it the first year) but they have a good chance to pull it out in a couple years...in a couple years it will be ny and miami in the east

abe_froman
02-24-2011, 02:42 AM
wow,you ny fans have certainly gotten abit full of yourself since the trade havent you.the answer is no,way bigger stars have been traded than carmelo anthony(and will likely be traded in the future)

Gritz
02-24-2011, 02:42 AM
Kobe to the Lakers
Shaq to the Lakers
Gasol to the Lakers
Wilt to the Lakers
Kareem to the Lakers
Kwame from the Lakers

BRICKCITYPIMP12
02-24-2011, 02:47 AM
nope... a big trade yes..but not biggest ever.

The Final Boss
02-24-2011, 02:50 AM
The only reason the trade was made was because Anthony was a clown and Denver wanted something in return from an impending FA. Lastly when fans are enamored with players bringing 'swag', they'll never see a 'ship. What ever happened to players bringing leadership and intensity? Oh yeah, its NY.

kobe24>lebron23
02-24-2011, 02:53 AM
The greatest trade ever was Kobe for divac!
Jerry west is and was a genious! He brought the greatest laker ever for a soon to be past his prime big man!

Sportfan
02-24-2011, 02:55 AM
Not even the biggest this century...

kobe24>lebron23
02-24-2011, 02:57 AM
Can't believe that divac for Kobe trade hasn't really been traded!

nickdymez
02-24-2011, 02:58 AM
Hows about Gasol being traded to the lakers and them preceding to go to the finals 3 times, winning 2.

abe_froman
02-24-2011, 02:59 AM
Can't believe that divac for Kobe trade hasn't really been traded!

kobe was anything when he was trade,divac was a pretty good but no where great player.the thread is about shocking blockbusters,guys who are traded when their names are huge

also,though not surprised that no one mentioned it,but moses malone for caldwel jones.malone was reigning mvp when he was traded and led to a championship that year

Mochalman
02-24-2011, 04:03 AM
Was Shaq even traded to the Lakers? Didn’t he sign there as a free agent….

-Kobe24-TJ19-
02-24-2011, 04:19 AM
It has Balkman in it, so YES.

Gambeezy
02-24-2011, 04:49 AM
This should have a poll. And..no

nightBULL
02-24-2011, 04:54 AM
This was already answered on the first page.

When the media refers to the Melo trade as the "Biggest trade" they're referring to the number of players involved.

Steelers23_06
02-24-2011, 05:31 AM
common now i can think of 2 off the top my head that are better. kareem and rasheed. without the sheed trade kobe is tied with jordan now.

SiR Lakers III
02-24-2011, 05:50 AM
Kobe to the lakers for Vlade on draft night.

MickeyMgl
02-24-2011, 06:21 AM
Idk I'm hearing so many people say it is and I'm wondering what you guys think ?

Good Lord... Only on PSD would anybody even suggest such a thing.

MickeyMgl
02-24-2011, 06:28 AM
the names Kareem Abdul Jabbar look him up

This one.

heathonater
02-24-2011, 06:39 AM
no way, unless the knicks win three or four titles. just going on very recent trades, boston gets garnett and becomes a powerhouse for the first time since the bird era. and the gasol trade as well, the lakers went from a franchise dealing with a disgruntled superstar to a team that has won consecutive titles.

IBleedPurple
02-24-2011, 08:05 AM
Moses Malone was bigger for sure, Melo was never MVP

grkmaster
02-24-2011, 09:51 AM
Take it easy people ... jeez.. do some research and find out that the reason its regarded as the biggest trade.. It has to do with the amount of players traded .. which was 13 total

broncsnugzbrave
02-24-2011, 10:17 AM
Its not like Melo instantly makes them a contender for a Championship like Garnet was to Boston

faze38
02-24-2011, 10:33 AM
There have been bigger stars traded like Shaq and Garnett in the last decade.

It's just that Carmelo was traded at the very deadline which makes it exciting compared to the offseason.

Even players traded during like December or January is not as exciting(See:Vince Carter).

How are KG and Shaq being trade in the same league as a superstar being trade in their prime. Both Shaq and KG were in the twilight of their career yes they are HOFers but even then they weren't 26 just about to play their best basketball!

ttam68
02-24-2011, 10:47 AM
Not even close, except maybe to NY homers. But even they would rather talk about CP3/Dwill

knicks=love
02-24-2011, 10:47 AM
No way. But this is definitely like the best deadline in awhile

Hitman21
02-24-2011, 10:48 AM
Bigest trade in nba history was the lebron trade, even though it wasnt a fair trade, it was still a trade, the face of the NBA moving from his home town to miami for draft picks overweighs anything put together for Melo.

Dude...what the hell are you talking about?

ttam68
02-24-2011, 10:55 AM
Take it easy people ... jeez.. do some research and find out that the reason its regarded as the biggest trade.. It has to do with the amount of players traded .. which was 13 total

Theres some truth to this, the Heat/Walker/Williams deal in 2005 was 13 players.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=2122976

I'm counting 12 in the Melo deal.

http://sports.espn.go.com/new-york/nba/news/story?id=6145912

NYYCowboys
02-24-2011, 11:03 AM
This has gotta be up there as one of the biggest trades. How does everyone know this won't make the Knicks contenders? Sure they're defense sucks, but I think they can end up making the 2nd round at least this year especially if Melo and Amare are both on in the playoffs. All these NY haters are just jealous.

Boston has a great franchise, and had a lot of recent success but in about 2 years they're gonna be in rebuilding mode and the Knicks will run the Atlantic division once again, and will be competing for the East with the Heat and Bulls. This trade gives the Knicks the credibility they've lacked for over a decade, and their biggest superstar since Patrick Ewing. Plus it sets up the possibility of landing another superstar who would want to play with Amare and Melo.

Trace
02-24-2011, 11:09 AM
This has gotta be up there as one of the biggest trades. How does everyone know this won't make the Knicks contenders? Sure they're defense sucks, but I think they can end up making the 2nd round at least this year especially if Melo and Amare are both on in the playoffs. All these NY haters are just jealous.

Boston has a great franchise, and had a lot of recent success but in about 2 years they're gonna be in rebuilding mode and the Knicks will run the Atlantic division once again, and will be competing for the East with the Heat and Bulls. This trade gives the Knicks the credibility they've lacked for over a decade, and their biggest superstar since Patrick Ewing. Plus it sets up the possibility of landing another superstar who would want to play with Amare and Melo.

New York could have just waited in the off season.

Shawn2timer
02-24-2011, 11:21 AM
New York could have just waited in the off season.

could have, should have, would have...

All the analysts can run their mouth all they want, but when a guy like Melo is up for grabs you don' take risks like that.

Walsh did exactly what he said he would, he brought to max guys. So we dont have a finished product.. So what,

We're a legit center and backup pg away from giving Boston and Miami hell.

The right move was made

kobe24>lebron23
02-24-2011, 11:24 AM
kobe was anything when he was trade,divac was a pretty good but no where great player.the thread is about shocking blockbusters,guys who are traded when their names are huge

also,though not surprised that no one mentioned it,but moses malone for caldwel jones.malone was reigning mvp when he was traded and led to a championship that year

He said greatest trade ever not greatest trade ever at the deadline!

Mile High Champ
02-24-2011, 11:26 AM
Wow come on man, really? The biggest in NBA history? How is this not even closed yet? Its not like Anthony is a top 5 player in the league. He is not even top 2 at his position and it is the biggest trade in history, give me a break.

tbone2171
02-24-2011, 11:26 AM
Idk I'm hearing so many people say it is and I'm wondering what you guys think ?

:laugh2: doh-kay!!

sep11ie
02-24-2011, 11:27 AM
Is that what they are saying in kindergarden?

Shawn2timer
02-24-2011, 11:39 AM
No one is reading the other posts

THE TALKING HEADS ON TV CALLING THIS THE BIGGEST TRADE EVER ARE REFERRING TO THE NUMBER OF PLAYERS INVOLVED IN THE TRANSACTION

GET IT THROUGH YOUR THICK SKULLS

tdunk21
02-24-2011, 11:44 AM
nope /thread

JasonJohnHorn
02-24-2011, 11:57 AM
GAWD NO! How about the Shaq trade? That was HUGE!!! The Drexler trade was pretty big too, not only did it involve better players on both sides of the deal (Drexler and Thrope), but it help Houston limp into the playoffs where they set an NBA record by beating the teams with the four best records en route to their second straight title!

T-Mac trade to Houston? Kareem to the Lakers? The Zo Mourning trade (the one to Miami, not the one to Toronto). The Big O traded to the Bucks. Chamberlain to the Lakers. Dr. J to the 76ers. Moses Malone to the 76ers (win back-to-back MVPs with two different teams, and bring a title to Philly). 'Nique and Manning. Mutumbo to Philly (finals appearance results). Kevin Garnett to the Celtics. Allen to the Celtics. The Payton/Allen trade. Charles Barkley to the Suns. Chris Webber to the Kings. Rasheed to the Pistons (lead them to the title). Kapono/Evans/Toronto/Philly? Yes? No?

$#!T man, its not even the biggest trade of the WEEK let alone of all time (D-Will is better than Melo).

Ray
02-24-2011, 12:05 PM
possibly the biggest due to media involvement, but it definitely does not have the most impact regarding what will happen in the NBA. Although it is too early to tell right now impact-wise.

arkanian215
02-24-2011, 02:07 PM
LeBron James to Miami.

FadeAwayLikeMJ
02-24-2011, 02:21 PM
well the KG to Boston trade was huge... as in 7 players for 1 kinda huge

Bravo95
02-24-2011, 02:27 PM
First one that came to mind was Shaq to Miami.

Rivera
02-24-2011, 02:28 PM
KG
Shaq

and technically

lebron was traded to the heat....sign and trade

Bravo95
02-24-2011, 02:30 PM
As far as I can recall, this is the first time a team traded it's best player mid-season, when they were on pace to make the playoffs.
Hawks traded Dominique Wilkins at the deadline in 1994 when they were on pace to be the #1 seed in the East. He was averaging like 24ppg at the time. :sigh: :sigh: :sigh:

Lake_Show2416
02-24-2011, 02:34 PM
Kareem to the Lakers by a mile

I'd say Shaq to the Heat but he didn't have too many productive years compared to wut Kareem did

GonnaFlyNow
02-24-2011, 02:38 PM
Bigest trade in nba history was the lebron trade, even though it wasnt a fair trade, it was still a trade, the face of the NBA moving from his home town to miami for draft picks overweighs anything put together for Melo.

Agreed sir.

ggb108
02-24-2011, 02:46 PM
yes it is...

Frezhnitz
02-24-2011, 02:46 PM
Pau Gasol

Killinmesoftly
02-24-2011, 02:48 PM
Idk I'm hearing so many people say it is and I'm wondering what you guys think ?

only Knics fan might beleive this... This trade was the biggest rape for your the knicks.. :facepalm:

blastmasta26
02-24-2011, 02:55 PM
In terms of number of players moved, yes. In terms of overall impact and significance, definitely no.

oak2455
02-24-2011, 03:02 PM
only Knics fan might beleive this... This trade was the biggest rape for your the knicks.. :facepalm:

spell check works:rolleyes:

cubsfan21
02-24-2011, 03:05 PM
Absolutely not! Most annoying trade? Yes! The Kareem trade, KG trade, and Lebron trade are all more significant deals. These Knicks fans think that they have won a championship already with this deal when in reality Boston, Miami, and Chicago are still better teams (and possibly Orlando and Atlanta). There is no doubt that the Knicks have two elite scorers in the league but they are going to be awful on defense. Im still questioning if this trade was even a win for New York.