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The MeloPause Trade Thread

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Re: The MeloPause Trade Thread 

Post#1821 » by VirginiaKnickFan » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:41 pm

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eagle54 wrote:For guys who thinks the rockets major annoucement it's about Melo, your wrong

Read on Twitter


The owner probably saw how much he has to pay in luxury taxes now and said F this I'm out


Or the owner realized what Melo and his trade kicker would cost and F this I'm out. :lol:
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Re: The MeloPause Trade Thread 

Post#1822 » by louieOrr » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:42 pm

Also important to note,

Mills was asked about a timetable to resolve the Melo situation. He stated there was not.

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Re: The MeloPause Trade Thread 

Post#1823 » by GEOLINK » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:09 pm

I understand locking your best player up but that Harden contract is ridiculous and almost idiotic.

Might as well give him part ownership too.
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Re: The MeloPause Trade Thread 

Post#1824 » by K-DOT » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:13 pm

GEOLINK wrote:I understand locking your best player up but that Harden contract is ridiculous and almost idiotic.

Might as well give him part ownership too.

I mean, you lock up an MVP caliber player for 6 years, one you can build a team around

It's a lot of money, but that's what the going rate is these days
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Re: The MeloPause Trade Thread 

Post#1825 » by KnicksGod » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:15 pm

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GEOLINK wrote:I understand locking your best player up but that Harden contract is ridiculous and almost idiotic.

Might as well give him part ownership too.

I mean, you lock up an MVP caliber player for 6 years, one you can build a team around

It's a lot of money, but that's what the going rate is these days


Lock him up before he has more playoff performances like his last one. The dude is a little overrated but he's definitely good for some more production.
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Re: The MeloPause Trade Thread 

Post#1826 » by seren » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:31 pm

Owners don't make that decisions based on a player's contract. If anything, locking in a guy like Harden would improve the value of the team.



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Re: The MeloPause Trade Thread 

Post#1827 » by Gil » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:59 pm

GEOLINK wrote:I understand locking your best player up but that Harden contract is ridiculous and almost idiotic.

Might as well give him part ownership too.


Lol, what? This is beyond idiotic. Harden's contract was well deserved. He's been an MVP caliber player for 3 straight seasons & puts up historic numbers.
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Re: The MeloPause Trade Thread 

Post#1828 » by GEOLINK » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:27 pm

Gil wrote:
GEOLINK wrote:I understand locking your best player up but that Harden contract is ridiculous and almost idiotic.

Might as well give him part ownership too.


Lol, what? This is beyond idiotic. Harden's contract was well deserved. He's been an MVP caliber player for 3 straight seasons & puts up historic numbers.

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Re: The MeloPause Trade Thread 

Post#1829 » by Sark » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:48 pm

HEZI wrote:
eagle54 wrote:For guys who thinks the rockets major annoucement it's about Melo, your wrong

Read on Twitter


The owner probably saw how much he has to pay in luxury taxes now and said F this I'm out



That and he knows that a prolonged lockout is coming, since the salaries are getting out of control, and this current market is an unsustainable bubble.
Greenie: Disagree. I think Tatum is going to be better than KP. I don't know about DSjr.

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Re: The MeloPause Trade Thread 

Post#1830 » by CANiLIVE » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:56 pm

I'm really thinking the trade won't happen till close to the season or trade deadline, seems like there's no real need to rush the team into a bad move, perry might start reaching out to melo seeing if he will be willing to be a mentor for kp.

Knicks are trying to change the perception of them not wanting melo to melo will be a good vet for our young players.

Making him seem as a asset rather than trash outside msg, it's how the situation should've been handled the 1st time around.

Very telling how the front office wants to move, A lot of damage control to be done.
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Re: The MeloPause Trade Thread 

Post#1831 » by 2010 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:01 pm

I think right now Melo and his team has to see the writing on the wall that no trade to Houston is going down. One, because they are not the ideal trade partner for us asset wise. And two, because the team has just been announced as for sale.

Melo and his team might have to become more amenable to being traded to other destinations. I wonder if OKC would like to add him to their Westbrook/George nucleus. Melo can contend for this season, then opt-out at the end of the season and join the club of his choice at that point. Same thing with Portland. I think this all may end up playing in our favor. More suitors equate to a better potential haul.
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Re: The MeloPause Trade Thread 

Post#1832 » by VirginiaKnickFan » Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:05 pm

2010 wrote:I think right now Melo and his team has to see the writing on the wall that no trade to Houston is going down. One, because the are not the ideal trade partner for us asset wise. And two, because the team has just been announced as for sale.

Melo and his team might have to become more amenable to being traded to other destinations. I wonder if OKC would like to add him to their Westbrook/George nucleus. Melo can contend for this season, then opt-out at the end of the season and join the club of his choice at that point. Same thing with Portland. I think this all may end up playing in our favor. More suitors equate to a better potential haul.


The pause maybe gives Cleveland to get serious if they want a shot a Melo. Problem is they are lacking a GM.
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Re: The MeloPause Trade Thread 

Post#1833 » by Fury » Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:05 pm

2010 wrote:I think right now Melo and his team has to see the writing on the wall that no trade to Houston is going down. One, because the are not the ideal trade partner for us asset wise. And two, because the team has just been announced as for sale.

Melo and his team might have to become more amenable to being traded to other destinations. I wonder if OKC would like to add him to their Westbrook/George nucleus. Melo can contend for this season, then opt-out at the end of the season and join the club of his choice at that point. Same thing with Portland. I think this all may end up playing in our favor. More suitors equate to a better potential haul.


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Re: The MeloPause Trade Thread 

Post#1834 » by Marty McFly » Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:09 pm

you'd think that even though it's minny, melo might be willing to head out there to play for thibs, knowing they have butler and towns. that frontline defense would be absolutely atrocious though.
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Post#1835 » by Carl_Karlson » Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:15 pm

No Melo, No CP3 for the Rox next year. Love it
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Re: The MeloPause Trade Thread 

Post#1836 » by red96 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:28 pm

GEOLINK wrote:I understand locking your best player up but that Harden contract is ridiculous and almost idiotic.

Might as well give him part ownership too.
fatalogic wrote:Lmao that's great. Sign Harden to 220+ million then sell the team. Owner must of have looked at that repeater luxury tax bill like.
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Re: The MeloPause Trade Thread 

Post#1837 » by newyorker4ever » Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:49 pm

red96 wrote:
GEOLINK wrote:I understand locking your best player up but that Harden contract is ridiculous and almost idiotic.

Might as well give him part ownership too.
fatalogic wrote:Lmao that's great. Sign Harden to 220+ million then sell the team. Owner must of have looked at that repeater luxury tax bill like.
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You guys aren't aware of what's really going on. Harden's extension wasn't reported in the media correctly. His raise doesn't start until the 2019-20 season at $37,800,000 million. To help put it in perspective, Harden's salary for the next 2 seasons are roughly 28M and 30M respectively. LBJ salary next year is $33.2M. Curry's salary for the next 3 seasons, $34.6, $37.4M, and $40.2M. Westbrooks extension will be higher than Harden's too, due to more years played in the league. This is the going price for top 10 players. Harden contract is fine and the Rockets aren't even over the luxury cap right now.



It was reported correctly by some media outlets but some didn't report it this way.
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Re: The MeloPause Trade Thread 

Post#1838 » by selenium » Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:50 pm

Told you all we werent gonna sell low on Melo.


If he wanna leave, waive the NTC, welo.
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Re: The MeloPause Trade Thread 

Post#1839 » by K-DOT » Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:52 pm

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Re: The MeloPause Trade Thread 

Post#1840 » by ctorres » Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:55 pm

Since we can assume that Melo would prefer playing with Cleveland or Houston over New York, what I would really like to know is if Melo would prefer New York over the 27 other teams in the NBA.

I'm surprised Melo's "team" or "people" haven't reached out to any beat writer or reporter with the scoop that Melo is willing to play out another season with the Knicks if it came down to it. I feel that would be a power play on Melo's part and would put the pressure on the Knicks' brass to desperately get a deal done.
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