Denver's going to get something for their main man to leave town, even though his contract is up and they are bargaining from a point of relative weakness. Carmelo could have lied and said he does not know what he wants to do, and Denver is in the mix. He could have told Denver management to their faces repeatedly that there is nothing going on and no matter what, he will work with the team that has been on his side for years. He then could have clammed up, waited 'til the season was over and went into hiding except for some backs-stabbing social media.
He could have left Ujiri holdng the bag, rolled back into town, and then tried to cozy up with George Karl like he was still a man of honour. "What's your problem, George?" You're just a hater!"
Whatever happened to having some honour or keeping your word? The reason Triano didn't feel like shaking Bosh's hand before a game is because he has lost some of that in the whole move to Miami.
There's a bunch of deflecting going on by the "amigos" saying that people are haters or just want you to live your life according to what they want. Many stars have changed teams and don't end up villains. Lying through your teeth and lying face to face with your organization when you know exactly what the plan is leaves you looking like a snake.
Fortunately, other players recognize a snake and call it out. To quote Carmelo:
"I'm not Chris Bosh".
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