Originally posted by valrod33:Originally posted by TX9R:
Now melo may stay:
As rumors swirl that Carmelo Anthony is heading to New York or Los Angeles, the Denver Nuggets forward said he's thinking about staying put.
Anthony said he would "take a real hard look" at signing a three-year, $65 million extension with the Nuggets if he isn't dealt by the NBA's Feb. 24 deadline, according to the Denver Post.
Now he's throwing stuff out there so other teams sweeten the pot. Come on. This dude has a team currently in contention for a title and he's made the entire season about himself and been a huge distraction for his teamates who are actually trying to win with the team that pays them. I guess I'm in the minority in thinking this is a dick move by him.
Nuggets are not in contention for a title
They are less than 5 games out of a top 4 seed and 6 out of the 2nd; that's having core guys injured all year and amidst the circus Melo's situation has produced. A 6th seed has won it all before in the NBA and twice in the NFL in the last 2 years. They have beaten good teams in the playoffs with this core. While it's not likely, they are absolutely in contention. If Kobe and any major Spur goes out for the year, they'd be just as favored as anyone.