Re: could ainge make a play for melo?
posted at 2/6/2014 8:04 PM EST
In response to debrit's comment:
In response to shamrock1000's comment:
Pretty sure people would hate this, and maybe I would too, but is there any chance the Celtics try and aquire Melo (Carmelo, not Fab....). I'm not a trade machine guy, but I would bet if we offered a prospect (e.g. either Green, or Bradley, or Sullinger), an expiring contract (Hump), and some combination of future draft picks NY might have to listen. As I understand it, NY has already mortgaged its future with endless bad decisions, and if Melo were to walk, they would have almost no hope of rebuilding. Seems like Celtics are one of the few teams with prospects, picks and expiring contracts (and Pierce's trade exception???).
Regarding the "prospect", they would probably want Sully. Would hate to give him up, but a core of Rondo, Melo, Green, Bradley, and servicable center might be pretty tough. In a way, it might be a perfect environment for all invloved - Melo would be the clear scorer, Rondo would run the show and get him the ball, Green is relieved of #1 pressure, and Bradley could focus on D and available offense. If we could somehow keep Sully, even better. If we could somehow trick Dolan into taking Wallace too, oh boy (maybe I better down the pipe now).
Never really liked Melo, but could somehow see him thriving with Rondo, JG and AB...
Please.No Melo.The celtics would be playing 2 men basketball.Melo.
My1st thought as well, but consider this. People say this is the best draft since 2003. Who were the best players in that draft; clearly Lebron, Wade, and Melo. Thequivalent things work perfectly, aren't we talking about getting a player roughly equivalent to Melo? and this player would take a few years to mature, by which time Rowill will bon declining. Furthermore, it doesn't even look like celts will get one of thtiptop three.
Melo does seem like a ball hog, but he meshed well with the Olympic teams, and Rondo is stubborn enough to stand up to him. Again, I'm just thinking out loud, but a core of Melo, Rondo, JG, AB, and a decent center should be in the mixA solos, having Rondo and Melo might entice other quality veterans looking for a ring to sign with Boston. Just a thought....