I took a trip over to the Denver Stiffs Blog and it appears that they believe that the Nets have the most to offer if they have no other choice but to trade Carmelo. However I find their asking price to be astronomical. They believe a fair trade would include Favors, T-Will, Damion James, Troy Murphy’s expiring contract and two 1st rounders. Now I know that this is the opinion of their fans and not their GM but since they don't have a GM in place who knows, one of them might just put in a resume. And they truly believe that Nets management would jump all over this deal. The Nets would never mortgage away the future of the team for just Melo. But it did leave me to think that we would have to give up someone who we value highly in order to make the deal stick for an extended contract for Melo. So now my question to you now is who would you be willing to part with?
Personally, I view T-Will, Favors, and James along with Brook as the future for this team. These are the only four players that I wouldn’t be willing to move and I think that they see the same value in them as I do which is why they are the ones which were targeted. Of course James and Favors are unproven rookies but I liked what I saw from them in the summer league but then again that’s only the summer league. T-Will showed alot of potential at the tail end of last season. I think Melo wants to play with an up and coming championship caliber team. If we give away all of our young pieces for Melo would we really have a team that can compete with MIA,ORL, BOS, and CHI. I know that we have to give up someone in order to get an extended Melo in a trade but definitely not all of them. And even if we gave up two of those players, I would hope that we wouldn’t give up two 1st rounders as well. All of them are our first round picks for the last two years so they are technically asking for 5 first round picks with at least two being lottery picks in T-Will and Favors. That is way too much to ask. I do think we have the most to offer and I think we make the most sense if a trade does go through. However, I don’t think it will happen because we aren’t going to give away our future to get him. Then again I could be reluctant to get my hopes up again after being spurned by LeBron.
BTW first fanpost hope you guys enjoy.