So Carmelo Anthony, potentially eligible for free agency next summer, reportedly is headed for a parting of ways with the Denver Nuggets? You know, with no World Cup next year, there might be some available schedule slots for summer programming ...
Anthony and the Nuggets may settle his future before he hits free agency, be it by a trade out of Denver or an extension to remain in the city, but as big a deal as another gathering of superstars might be in a place like New York, SportsNation commenter 454Brandon suggests it's not exactly like LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Anthony and the rest of a generation would be forever altering the NBA landscape.
Melo is not a max contract. He is a great player, but not one of the premiere in the league. There are 4, maybe 5 players in the league that deserve the max. Kobe, LBJ, Wade, CP3, and Durant. D-Will is in that discussion. Howard is almost there.” -- garretttlee14
Melo is an overpaid baby. His FG% and 3PT% are both well below the league average. If I shot 50 times a game I could average 20 pts too. He is never going to be an elite player. Denver would be a better team and have more team chemistry if they did trade him” -- goldberg1764
Melo's not a hometown guy, not a 2 Time MVP, and hasn't taken this team to the Finals on his back. Throw out 2009 (a year in which Billups was as much a reason for their success as Melo) and we might as well be talking about T-Mac Version 2.0 here. 6 out of his 7 years 'his' teams have been thoroughly handled and bounced in the 1st round of the playoffs.” -- IRVJOE