ESPN Chat Wrap - Melo to Toronto?
Old 06-02-2008, 08:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ESPN Chat Wrap - Melo to Toronto?

Melo in Toronto = Disaster.

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Jonathan, Toronto: Any chance you think the Raptors could land Melo? Maybe Jose Calderon, Moon, 2008 first rounder, 2010 first rounder, Kapono and take back whatever contract Denver doesn't want? Melo and Bosh would automatically propel the Raps to top 2 in the East for years to come

SportsNation Bill Simmons: Matching up Melo and the Raptor Truthers would be one of the single worst marriages of all time - even worse than Mike Tyson and Robin Givens. They would eat him alive. I hope that doesn't happen. The Raps need to sign Calderon and trade TJ Ford or we might have a riot in Canada.
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Old 06-02-2008, 09:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Now who the hell as a Raptor fan is stupid enough to go with this rumor?
If he can learn to get at least 4 assists in a game, then trade him here. I like Melo but he's just a ball hog..A really wet one though.
''5 seconds left, Parker inbounds. Carmelo steals it off of Bosh! 2 seconds left! Melo with a fade-away 40 footer! And the Raptors lose...
Maybe he wouldn't be that bad..But the bad media attention from the last 2 months about him sure have brought my opinions on him down.
Swap Calderon with Ford and we may have another big trade asset/SF starter averaging 25PPG...

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Old 06-02-2008, 09:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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pick and choose who you want to like, you have to admit that melo is one hell of a basketball player whose game keeps maturing. i would love to see him in a Raptors jersey.

simmons is right, though. he would get eaten alive in toronto by the fans and media.
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Old 06-02-2008, 09:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'd take Melo.
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Old 06-02-2008, 09:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I'd take him over AI for sure.
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Old 06-02-2008, 10:10 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I've heard a lot of criticizing on Melo. If he can solve our 2nd option problem then bring him in but I don't want him to all of a sudden become our 1st option. Unless Bosh can handle it being that way. Although I wouldn't want to give away Calderon as bait..(3-4APP)
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Old 06-02-2008, 10:32 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I'd take Melo.
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Old 06-02-2008, 10:57 PM   #8 (permalink)
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''I'd take Melo''
On what accounts?
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Old 06-02-2008, 11:03 PM   #9 (permalink)
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To be honest, I wouldn't take Melo. I've always hated his attitude since his Syracuse days and although I think he's a nice player, I also used to think that Vince Carter was a nice player as well and that's where I see Melo's career eventually heading.
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Old 06-02-2008, 11:13 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I don't see Melo quitting on the Raps if he were to be here now. VC quit on us because of no help but he was being a fag. I also can picture that Melo-VC moment..That would be saddening.. If he could learn to pass a little more then I wouldn't mind him being here. His attitude problems may be a factor.
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Old 06-03-2008, 06:46 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I wouldnt. Cancer.
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Old 06-03-2008, 06:55 AM   #12 (permalink)
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You're joking! No, sorry. No Melo.
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Old 06-03-2008, 08:18 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Melo = cancer x20

i've hated him since he was crying that he didnt make the all star game in his rookie and sophmore year...thinking he deserved it, but truly he didnt
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Without a player of Melo's ilk the Raps won't be able to compete against the elite.

As it is they can barely compete against the lower tier teams.

I don't see any other way for them to get a 26 points a night out of the SF position without sending Bosh packing.

Maybe hanging out with a nerd like Bosh will calm him down a bit.
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Old 06-03-2008, 08:41 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Without a player of Melo's ilk the Raps won't be able to compete against the elite.
+1 Exactly ACIE.

Some way, some how we need to acquire a huge second key piece for this franchise because we won't get far if we have to just depend on Bosh and Calderon for the next couple seasons. We'd continue being one of those 6 to 8 seed teams for years on end.

Melo would be great, but extremely unlikely. Don't know who else out there is comparable to him, but is feasible for us to acquire this summer.
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Old 06-03-2008, 09:20 AM   #16 (permalink)
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That wouldn't even be CLOSE to what Denver would want for Melo. Heck, if they could get Jefferson, Harris and a 1st from Jersey, why the fuck would they want Calderon and a bunch of scrubs?
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Old 06-03-2008, 09:27 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Yup, only person we have that the Nuggets would even be remotely interested in is Bosh and if you can't have them both then trading one for the other seems kind of moot doesn't it? ;confused2:
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Old 06-03-2008, 09:44 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Well since we arent talking about what Denver wants for Melo, but whether or not he'd fit on the team, I say hell yes on the simple fact that he's a guy who'll open up the lane for Bosh, while Bosh opens up the perimeter for him. He's 6'9", competes for scoring titles every year, and can rebound. Oh yeah. He's young, an all-star, with a lot of time to develop maturity.
We're a 42-40 team that's won how many playoff series? One? Conference finals? Finals? Beggers can't be choosers when it comes to players of the calibre of Melo. If he's a 10-day or poetential draftee then you wonder about the knucklehead stuff, but if we're able to get melo without losing bosh, then hell yes, we go out and get his ass.
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Old 06-03-2008, 09:59 AM   #19 (permalink)
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I'd take Melo-noma. He's an all-star level talent with the potential of being even better. He just needs to grow up and mature a bit. If he can help the team without stunting Bosh's play, athletically and talent-wise, we would be really strong.
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Old 06-03-2008, 10:06 AM   #20 (permalink)
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For that, you're looking at giving up AT LEAST Calderon, Bargnani, Moon, a 1st this year, and at least another future first, Rasho for Melo and say Kenyon Martin/Nene.
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