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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazz View Post
    CHBB, how do you see the Carmelo situation playing out? A Houston trade seems unlikely at this point. There's a rumour that if that doesn't happen soon, that he will accept a trade to Portland. Would that be the a good move for him?
    I honestly have no clue how it will play out. New York needs him gone before camp starts. Period. If they can't get anything real in a trade then they need to bite the bullet and buy him out.

    Portland would be a great move for both him and New York if there's no buyout. Literally any player on the Blazers would be an upgrade over what the Knicks have at most positions. Ed Davis is going to be a free agent after this year, Vonleh is a '14 draft pick so he'll be a RFA because he won't be extended, Aminu is a highly underrated player and solid defender, plus they have young guys like Connaughton, among others. New York would probably get a much better deal from Portland than Houston because Portland just drafted replacements for Ed Davis, etc and have multiple athletic forwards with upside whereas Houston traded away most of their young bench talent.

    As for Portland, it could work out very well. Their one Achilles heel has been a lack of a consistent scorer at either forward position. If you noticed last year, they didn't get going as a team until Evan Turner started giving them consistent offense and strong overall play as an X-Factor at that three spot. When he went down, it really hurt the team. His play is what made Crabbe so expendable after they matched that huge offer sheet just a year prior. Nurkic could be that third star or third scorer after Dame and CJ but Melo already is a proven superstar who when forced to play a supporting role is money. He would take a ton of pressure off of the young, still semi-raw forwards and Swannegan/Collins offensively, and Portland has plenty of defense at the forward positions and down low so he could play next to a defensive presence at either one. I wouldn't say he would make them a contender but I could see Portland becoming a top five seed in the West potentially if they don't trade away the wrong players for him.

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    Cavs invite Perkins to camp. Hard to see him making much of an impact on the court.

    Pacers sign yet another stretch four in Uthoff.

    Milwaukee signs Gerald Green to a camp deal. Very solid move.

    My Sixers have signed former KState star and TBT standout Jacob Pullen to a non-guaranteed deal and plan to do the same with Kris Humphries apparently. Two very solid signings.

    Minnesota signs Aaron Brooks, who is so far superior to Tyus Jones it's comical.

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    Anthony Bennett has signed with Phoenix on a non-guaranteed deal. This could actually be very interesting given their injuries, and being in the Western Conference means he doesn't need to be all that great defensively.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHBB View Post
    I honestly have no clue how it will play out. New York needs him gone before camp starts. Period. If they can't get anything real in a trade then they need to bite the bullet and buy him out.
    Have to say it would be really interesting to see him in Portland. You've made a really case for this trade, especially the pieces Portland can offer.

    Quote Originally Posted by CHBB View Post
    My Sixers have signed former KState star and TBT standout Jacob Pullen to a non-guaranteed deal and plan to do the same with Kris Humphries apparently. Two very solid signings.
    The Pullen move is interesting, been a really consistent scorer in Europe. Not as much last season where he had to defer to Alexey Shved, something he wasn't too happy about.

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    Yeah it would make a lot of sense but apparently Portland isn't on his expanded list of teams.

    I've been a fan of Pullen ever since his days at KState. He was a beast in college but didn't get drafted due to his height. I'm sure playing in Europe has only made him better and smarter as a player.

    Memphis trades Troy Daniels and a 2018 second rounder to Phoenix for a conditional second rounder. I bet this is a salary dump.

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    Melo traded to the Thunder for Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott, and a 2018 pick. Did not see that coming at all. Can't believe New York got so much young offensive talent back in addition to a pick.

    I think this was a bad move by the Thunder. They already have Paul George, and now they bring in Melo while trading their only facilitating big man. McDermott was really just extra but Kanter will be hard to replace imo.

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