Brett Favre where are you when sports gossip needs you, similarly to Kanye West is needed for Hip-Hop music. I guess he’s waiting on Carmelo Anthony to be traded to the New Jersey Nets. The hottest story in the NBA is just that a story, rumor, or for the Nets a fantastic dream. The latest trade talk has Anthony, Chauncey Billups his Nuggets teammate and Detroit’s Richard Hamilton going to the Nets; Derrick Favors, Devin Harris and a host of others to the Nuggets; and Troy Murphy and Johan Petro to the Pistons. The Nets would be a playoff contender the minute Anthony signs the deal. Look what the Eastern Conference has to offer now; ‘The Heatles’ James, Wade, and Bosh; Boston has Rondo plus the Big Three; Orlando’s Dwight Howard and his super-friends, Chicago Bulls seems to be all Roses for now; and there’s the Hawks.
If I was Denver’s executive I would make the deal. Sure, no team ever believes their receiving equal compensation by trading their franchise player…ask Los Angeles Lakers about the Shaquille O’Neal trade for Lamar Odom, Brian Grant, Caron Butler really! NBA executives must joggle talent and the budgets I understand that but at what cost do you stretch your talent thin and use all your labor on balancing the budget. It’s one thing to have cap space however most seem not to know what to do with it. It’s sad when above average players at best receive superstar contracts and teams are locked into them. Denver is back into a corner with Melo. Keep him and his unhappy…trade him and in return they’ll get money for this summer free agents. Great! Zach Randolph is the only unrestricted free agent and he’s not your typical franchise changing player. The fact that the NBA, this summer, is facing a lockout Melo and Denver should part ways both sides would benefit at the end of it all. This could have all been prevented if both teams would have completed the deal this past summer. Now we all can go back to taking wages on if Brett really has called it a career…New York Knicks you still might have a shot at MELO! Until next time live out your DREAMS with some Determination, put forth Real Efforts and given your Abilities; Mean you will have Success. http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=6014330