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Re: Kobe and Melo meet at Pelicans Hill Resort in Newport Beach

Postby Kobe8Fan on Sun Jul 07, 2013 7:06 pm

Kobe is close friends with Melo and knows D'Antoni's offense. That's a positive. The negatives could be does Melo wanna leave his hometown of New York? Is LaLa gonna convince him to stay? Cause she is also from New York. And is Melo willing to play for D'Antoni again?
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Re: Kobe and Melo meet at Pelicans Hill Resort in Newport Beach

Postby JSM on Sun Jul 07, 2013 7:12 pm

Only way I want Melo is if it's either him or Bron. But he won't come here if MDA is here and if we wouldn't get rid of MDA for Dwight...
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Re: Kobe and Melo meet at Pelicans Hill Resort in Newport Beach

Postby kblo247 on Sun Jul 07, 2013 7:28 pm

CGrand81 wrote:No Melo, no way.

You are not going to win with this guy as your #1, the same guy who got knocked out in the first round 8 out of his 10 seasons, the career 39% from the field in the post-season, he fades away in the playoffs. He's a glorified chucker, a bigger, more versatile form of AI. If he could dominate the ball less and play as a #2, he'd be one of the best side-kicks ever, but that is not going to happen.

Lets be real about Melo vs Paul and Dwight.

Melo is no Bron but he is arguably better than those two. Melo joined a team with 8 straight years of a losing record, and he turned them into an over 500 team the next 7 1/2 straight years. He never once had a playoff run besides 09 where Kenyon and Nene both played and contributed. He went to ny and then went on to get them in the payoff every year he is there.

For all the [Swearing is not permitted at Clublakers. You must edit this post prior to submitting.] Melo takes and he does take a lot, he's never gotten far because he ran into the Lakers and Spurs in 5 playoff runs, where they went on to the finals. Then he has ran into Miami and Indiana. Lets not ignore the fact that Melos a winner in the sense he has won a gold medal, won a collegiate title, always finished over 500, unlike Paul he's been to the conference finals and isn't injury prone, and unlike Dwight he can't be hacked and took more games from those laker teams.m

We should welcome Melo, he's a superstar, and he's a better player than Paul or Dwight. He more score first minded, but his actual results make him a better leader than Paul. And his actual mentality put him over Dwight, as he at least had the balls to stick to where he wanted to be.
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Carmelo Anthony could be a 2014 target for the Lakers

Postby emplay on Sun Jul 07, 2013 7:43 pm

Hey all,

The preference is LeBron but in a more realistic world, the target is out of NY:

Carmelo Anthony could be a 2014 target for the Lakers
http://www.latimes.com/sports/lakersnow ... 2321.story

Also,

Lakers have yet to agree to terms with any free agents
http://www.latimes.com/sports/lakersnow ... 5717.story

Metta World Peace tweet: Lakers vs. Rockets in conference finals
http://www.latimes.com/sports/lakersnow ... 8184.story

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Re: Carmelo Anthony could be a 2014 target for the Lakers

Postby Weezy on Sun Jul 07, 2013 7:54 pm

I'm not a big Melo fan as far as a championship type player because I think he needs to shoot a lot to be at his best, but I do think he was a top MVP candidate this season. He also gets along with and likes Kobe, so maybe taking scoring load off old Kobe wouldn't be so bad. If, as the article points out, we could sign Melo, Kobe for relatively cheap, and another star with the rest of the cash, I wouldn't be opposed. You add Love or Alsridge with Kobe and Melo in 2015 and I would call that a success. I like it better than the LeBron plan anyway though.
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Re: Kobe and Melo meet at Pelicans Hill Resort in Newport Beach

Postby Weezy on Sun Jul 07, 2013 7:58 pm

I don't think 'Antoni is going to be here in 2014, I think this is his final season. And like I said in emplay's thread I'm not a huge Melo fan, but Melo with Kobe, and a big man signing, I'd probably be good with that.
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Re: Carmelo Anthony could be a 2014 target for the Lakers

Postby Rooscooter on Sun Jul 07, 2013 7:59 pm

It just keeps getting worse..... Tying up a max slot with him is not what we need at all.
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Re: Kobe and Melo meet at Pelicans Hill Resort in Newport Beach

Postby Pig Miller on Sun Jul 07, 2013 8:14 pm

put me in the 'do not want' category.

expensive, ball dominant, weak defender.

i'd rather take a guy for $7M that can defend and play off the ball.

our money can be much better spend elsewhere.
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Re: Kobe and Melo meet at Pelicans Hill Resort in Newport Beach

Postby The Laker Link on Sun Jul 07, 2013 8:16 pm

Didn't Melo want Phil to coach the Knicks once? Maybe Melo and Kobe can entice him back.
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Re: Carmelo Anthony could be a 2014 target for the Lakers

Postby noobiew on Sun Jul 07, 2013 8:17 pm

I will be welcome and okay with Melo as long as it's not the full max.

Realistically speaking, there is no free agents in 2014 that deserve a max contract other than Lebron (Of course he's not coming here).
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Re: Carmelo Anthony could be a 2014 target for the Lakers

Postby rydjorker121 on Sun Jul 07, 2013 8:22 pm

Melo plays nonexistent defense and his dunk rate has been sliced in half as he's started to binge on mid-range J's. In general, his offense even in his peak has always been overrated and way too mid-range heavy, and it's hard to tell whether he truly has the killer instinct. We should know, we kept kicking Denver out in the first round or second round during the 2000s.

In fact, that Melo-Amare-Bargnani lineup will be one for the ages, in defensive efficiency. That's going to make eyes even more sore.
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Re: Carmelo Anthony could be a 2014 target for the Lakers

Postby greckis99 on Sun Jul 07, 2013 8:23 pm

that would mean D'antoni is gone next yr too .....him and melo dint work in NY
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Re: Kobe and Melo meet at Pelicans Hill Resort in Newport Beach

Postby Snake Eyes on Sun Jul 07, 2013 8:28 pm

The Laker Link wrote:Didn't Melo want Phil to coach the Knicks once? Maybe Melo and Kobe can entice him back.


Please, stop the madness! Phil has said he has no interest in coaching. He may be a FO guy, but he won't coach again.
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Re: Kobe and Melo meet at Pelicans Hill Resort in Newport Beach

Postby puffyusaf#2 on Sun Jul 07, 2013 8:35 pm

as my history has stated I love Melo's skill and game. Im not sure he comes to LA but I'd take him for sure.
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Re: Kobe and Melo meet at Pelicans Hill Resort in Newport Beach

Postby last stand on Sun Jul 07, 2013 8:42 pm

Phil wanted to trade Bynum for melo at one point

But I don't like the guys mentality at all
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Re: Kobe and Melo meet at Pelicans Hill Resort in Newport Beach

Postby TSpence26 on Sun Jul 07, 2013 8:51 pm

Lol could mean Melo is trying to recruit Kobe to NY too
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Re: Kobe and Melo meet at Pelicans Hill Resort in Newport Beach

Postby therealdeal on Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:08 pm

Weezy wrote:I don't think 'Antoni is going to be here in 2014, I think this is his final season. And like I said in emplay's thread I'm not a huge Melo fan, but Melo with Kobe, and a big man signing, I'd probably be good with that.

This. This all the way. I'm not too into Carmelo, never have been, but I think he and Kobe would REALLY mesh for some reason.

I'd take it and I think we have a shot at it.
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Re: Kobe and Melo meet at Pelicans Hill Resort in Newport Beach

Postby The Rock on Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:20 pm

Even if Melo isnt a Number 1 type player...he does socialize with other superstars he can help us land another star. Just for that alone we need to take a chance on him.
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Re: Kobe and Melo meet at Pelicans Hill Resort in Newport Beach

Postby FabFourLakers on Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:26 pm

LIke others have said, he wouldn't be my first choice...but him and Kobe have played together before, and they seem to have great chemistry. Depending on how PAU looks this year, if we re-sign him and Kobe on the cheap and get Melo and another star, we could be reloaded by as soon as next summer. I'll take it.
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Re: Kobe and Melo meet at Pelicans Hill Resort in Newport Beach

Postby dwighthowardsdad on Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:31 pm

MDA signed for a 4-year deal. He will be gone after this season. They'll pay him 3 million dollars since the 4th year is a team option, and he'll be gone, IMO.
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Re: Carmelo Anthony could be a 2014 target for the Lakers

Postby therealdeal on Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:31 pm

Weezy wrote:I'm not a big Melo fan as far as a championship type player because I think he needs to shoot a lot to be at his best, but I do think he was a top MVP candidate this season. He also gets along with and likes Kobe, so maybe taking scoring load off old Kobe wouldn't be so bad. If, as the article points out, we could sign Melo, Kobe for relatively cheap, and another star with the rest of the cash, I wouldn't be opposed. You add Love or Alsridge with Kobe and Melo in 2015 and I would call that a success. I like it better than the LeBron plan anyway though.

I think this is more the plan, although the two don't have to be separate.

I think LeBron ultimately might be a smokescreen and that Carmelo and _____ is the real target. Now that I think about it, it makes more sense that way. Kobe and Carmelo are pretty close. I think we just need to get guys surrounding him that can make him successful. Not to mention I think Kobe and Carmelo would hold each other accountable on both ends of the floor.

I wouldn't be opposed to this depending on the circumstance.
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Re: Carmelo Anthony could be a 2014 target for the Lakers

Postby dwighthowardsdad on Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:36 pm

^That makes more sense then going in on Lebron who isn't leaving Miami, IMO. WTS, the way we build this roster surrounding Kobe, Carmelo, and another superstar is obviously key; I like what Miami did with Lebron and Dwayne. They surrounded them with athletes, shooters, defenders, & players who do the "dirty work" i.e. take charges, dive for loose balls, etc; That's the way we would need to build this roster if it went that direction, IMO.

We already went the way of "stars" and it didn't work out. I would feel more comfortable getting guys who aren't necessarily stars but good rotation players that would round that potential roster out. Kobe and Carmelo both work best from the free-throw line extended down & both can operate in the post efficiently. We'd have the financial flexibility to build a more "balanced roster," IMO.
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Re: Carmelo Anthony could be a 2014 target for the Lakers

Postby lakersin4 on Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:38 pm

Honestly I like Melo on this team more than Dwight.. If we had Melo instead of Dwight last season we would have been a better team.. People need to stop judging Melo on if he can be the #1 guy on a champion or not.. We still have this guy named Kobe Bryant who thrives in that role.. All Melo has to do is be our #2 like Pau was. I'd love to use about 8-9M of our remaining cap room to sign Larry Sanders. If we don't trade him for a younger PF before then, try to convince Pau to come back at a reduced rate with Kobe.. Nash/Kobe/Melo/Pau/Sanders. With the right bench & coaching staff that team contends in 2015..
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Re: Carmelo Anthony could be a 2014 target for the Lakers

Postby John3:16 on Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:47 pm

He might be a chucker, but he's easily a top 10 player in the league.

We should pass on him for....... for....... who is it we're waiting for again?
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Re: Carmelo Anthony could be a 2014 target for the Lakers

Postby lotus on Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:50 pm

Melo? Depressing. After this there will probably be rumors of chris bosh.

Hell, they need to just take the celtic route and get some draft picks and piece together an exciting, no chance in hell of a championship, team. I'll watch that before I try to watch a melo led team. But then again having melo means no mda, so I guess I'm neutral.
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