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Old 04-13-2011, 10:38 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by carp View Post
Let's be clear.... Utah wouldn't have even thought to move Deron had Bosh and Lebron both stayed on their respective teams... Carmelo's NY hype train gained steam from the Miami debacle too. Yes Colangelo should have traded Bosh, but comparing the handling of Bosh to Utah and Denver's situations is somewhat misleading.

Not only that, but Denver's Ujiri had intimate experience from the Bosh situation to better handle the Melo issue. Melo told Ujiri he wanted out... Bosh never expressed such desires to management.

Just a little perspective.... so as to not mislead us RF readers.
Very good analysis CARP!! You can really bring up some good points when you are not trying to defend the "King of Soft." Yes Denver and Utah did learn from the debacle of Toronto and Houston, and did some great moves for preventive measures. However in the summer of 2010, NJ did offer a similiar package to CLE for Lebron. Maybe NJ doesn't do the same for Bosh, but Houston was offering up almost everything for Bosh. Scola, Aaron Brooks, Kevin Martin or the draft rights to Avery Bradley would have looked really good in a Raps uniform. BC gambled and struck out. Now Toronto has trade exceptions that will expire in the summer.
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