If Anthony can wait, Donnie Basketball will save precious assets such as Danilo Gallinari, Landry Fields, Wilson Chandler and Anthony Randolph, who is 21 years old, 6-foot-11 and still capable of a solid career. If Anthony wants to win a title with the Knicks, why would he want Walsh to trade three of those four young assets?...If Anthony watched the Knicks on Saturday night in Oklahoma City, he saw Gallinari score as efficient a 23 points as you can notch. He can be the sixth man on a championship team that features a frontline of Anthony, Amar'e Stoudemire and possibly burly center Marc Gasol, also a restricted free agent. Walsh may need some assets for a sign-and-trade this summer with Memphis.Great concept, except for a few pretty important things. First, it doesn't work from a cap/roster management standpoint. Second, it's going to take a ton to pry Gasol from Memphis despite all the rumors that he wants a big city.
Thirdly, and by far most importantly, the Nuggets won't allow Melo to just walk. They learned from the Cavs and Raptors. They need actual players in return.
Melo should stay in Denver and make a run with the Nuggets who have a breeze of a schedule over the next few weeks, but in the end it's about the extension....or is it?
I just feel that it's going to take the Knicks giving up something to get a player of that caliber.