Let’s wait to trade Melo

Feb 102011
Authors: Collegian Editorial Board

The Carmelo Anthony rumor mill continues churning out prospective trades with each new day.

If you aren’t aware of the situation, you can think of the relationship between the Nuggets and Carmelo Anthony like you would a volatile relationship between two lovers.

The Nuggets are the side unwilling to let go, while Melo is engaged in more of an “open relationship” with the team. After a season-long limbo between the two sides, in which Melo has insisted he wants to go elsewhere, the seventh-year man out of Syracuse recently flirted with the idea of signing a three-year, $65 million extension to stay in Denver.

At this point you must ask yourself as a Nuggets fan, “Can I get over the fact that ‘Melo has been wanting out of this relationship all along?”

We believe re-signing Melo would send the wrong message to fans. He has wanted the bright lights of New York or L.A. all season, so what reason do we have to believe that he will be properly motivated in Denver moving forward?

The right move now is to wait until the Feb. 24 trade deadline to see what potential suitors line up to acquire Melo. If the price isn’t right, there is no need for panic.

Instead, by waiting until the summer to deal Anthony, we get one more playoff run with an elite player, as well an opportunity to engage in a sign-and-trade with a team that doesn’t want to risk Anthony opting to sign elsewhere after the season.

But under no circumstance should the Nuggets organization explore the idea of bringing back a man who has been listing his relationship status on Facebook as “it’s complicated” for more than a year.

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