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(NYPost)   With the Celtics fading, a trade for Carmelo Anthony now comes into focus   ( nypost.com) divider line
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2017-04-21 10:47:08 AM  
If the Celtics are going to go the 'blockbuster' trade route, they are much better off pursuing Paul George or Jimmy Butler. They are both better, several years younger, and several million cheaper on their existing contracts.
 
2017-04-21 10:51:09 AM  
STOP TRYING TO MAKE THIS HEADBAND MAN RELEVANT!  He will NEVER be relevant!  EVER!
 
2017-04-21 10:59:12 AM  
cdn.fansided.com
 
2017-04-21 11:08:23 AM  
No. Just, no.
 
2017-04-21 11:17:35 AM  
If only for Bill Simmons to have the most epic meltdown podcast ever....please proceed
 
2017-04-21 11:19:07 AM  
LOL.  This is all karma for Olynyk needlessly tearing Kevin Love's shoulder apart.  Still one of the dirtiest things I've ever seen in the NBA.  And he tried to do it Lopez too.  shiatty team in Boston.
 
2017-04-21 11:19:39 AM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: If the Celtics are going to go the 'blockbuster' trade route, they are much better off pursuing Paul George or Jimmy Butler. They are both better, several years younger, and several million cheaper on their existing contracts.

 
2017-04-21 11:22:59 AM  
It amazes me that even now people haven't realized that you can't win with Carmelo. I do firmly believe that the Pistons did the right thing by taking Darko over him because with Carmelo on that team, no way they would win that title.
 
2017-04-21 11:30:05 AM  

meanmutton: It amazes me that even now people haven't realized that you can't win with Carmelo. I do firmly believe that the Pistons did the right thing by taking Darko over him because with Carmelo on that team, no way they would win that title.


Darko played the game the right way.  Carmelo plays it while whistling the rap music.  Absolutely disgusting.
 
2017-04-21 11:30:35 AM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: If the Celtics are going to go the 'blockbuster' trade route, they are much better off pursuing Paul George or Jimmy Butler. They are both better, several years younger, and several million cheaper on their existing contracts.


Bird isn't going to give away George for his buddy like McHale did.
 
2017-04-21 11:33:59 AM  

Mike_LowELL: meanmutton: It amazes me that even now people haven't realized that you can't win with Carmelo. I do firmly believe that the Pistons did the right thing by taking Darko over him because with Carmelo on that team, no way they would win that title.

Darko played the game the right way.  Carmelo plays it while whistling the rap music.  Absolutely disgusting.


It's because Carmelo would have displaced Tayshaun Prince. While Carmelo was a better player in the long run, Prince was essential to that run, both against Indiana and LA.

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2017-04-21 11:38:39 AM  

This text is now purple: Ow! That was my feelings!: If the Celtics are going to go the 'blockbuster' trade route, they are much better off pursuing Paul George or Jimmy Butler. They are both better, several years younger, and several million cheaper on their existing contracts.

Bird isn't going to give away George for his buddy like McHale did.


Sure. Boston would have to part with both Nets picks and maybe more. I'd do that deal. A proven stud for a couple of lottery maybes.
 
2017-04-21 11:43:48 AM  

meanmutton: It amazes me that even now people haven't realized that you can't win with Carmelo. I do firmly believe that the Pistons did the right thing by taking Darko over him because with Carmelo on that team, no way they would win that title.


Bull. That team was full of veterans and hardasses. They would have kept the rookie in line. More likely they will more than one.
 
2017-04-21 11:59:06 AM  

Mike_LowELL: meanmutton: It amazes me that even now people haven't realized that you can't win with Carmelo. I do firmly believe that the Pistons did the right thing by taking Darko over him because with Carmelo on that team, no way they would win that title.

Darko played the game the right way.  Carmelo plays it while whistling the rap music.  Absolutely disgusting.


Congratulations! This is the first time I've ever seen anyone accuse a Pistons fan of preferring players who "play the game the right way". Ahh, those bastions of fundamentals and sportsmanship like Rasheed Wallace, Isiah Thomas, Bill Lambier, Mark Aguire, and Ben Wallace. Of course, this is also the first time I've ever seen someone stupid enough to suggest that Darko could play the game in any fashion, the "right way" or not.
 
2017-04-21 12:07:53 PM  

meanmutton: Mike_LowELL: meanmutton: It amazes me that even now people haven't realized that you can't win with Carmelo. I do firmly believe that the Pistons did the right thing by taking Darko over him because with Carmelo on that team, no way they would win that title.

Darko played the game the right way.  Carmelo plays it while whistling the rap music.  Absolutely disgusting.

Congratulations! This is the first time I've ever seen anyone accuse a Pistons fan of preferring players who "play the game the right way". Ahh, those bastions of fundamentals and sportsmanship like Rasheed Wallace, Isiah Thomas, Bill Lambier, Mark Aguire, and Ben Wallace. Of course, this is also the first time I've ever seen someone stupid enough to suggest that Darko could play the game in any fashion, the "right way" or not.


Perhaps you need to be introduced to Mr. LowELL, sir.
 
2017-04-21 12:08:08 PM  

meanmutton: Mike_LowELL: meanmutton: It amazes me that even now people haven't realized that you can't win with Carmelo. I do firmly believe that the Pistons did the right thing by taking Darko over him because with Carmelo on that team, no way they would win that title.

Darko played the game the right way.  Carmelo plays it while whistling the rap music.  Absolutely disgusting.

Congratulations! This is the first time I've ever seen anyone accuse a Pistons fan of preferring players who "play the game the right way". Ahh, those bastions of fundamentals and sportsmanship like Rasheed Wallace, Isiah Thomas, Bill Lambier, Mark Aguire, and Ben Wallace. Of course, this is also the first time I've ever seen someone stupid enough to suggest that Darko could play the game in any fashion, the "right way" or not.


You must be new here
 
2017-04-21 12:11:31 PM  
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2017-04-21 12:14:13 PM  
Also, in regards to the actual issue at hand, they need an actual rebounder, not that schifferbrayns whose biggest contribution to the game of basketball is getting Boeheim to sell his soul to the devil for a championship.
 
2017-04-21 12:28:49 PM  
They should get Derek Rose!
 
2017-04-21 12:51:07 PM  
On another note, the NBA is just about the most "chalk" league in its playoffs around.

They want to spice things up?   A Milwaukee vs. Chicago Eastern final would pretty much do that.
 
2017-04-21 12:53:45 PM  

dletter: On another note, the NBA is just about the most "chalk" league in its playoffs around.

They want to spice things up?   A Milwaukee vs. Chicago Eastern final would pretty much do that.


It's weird how people think the best teams winning in the playoffs is "bad."
 
2017-04-21 01:08:42 PM  

IAmRight: dletter: On another note, the NBA is just about the most "chalk" league in its playoffs around.

They want to spice things up?   A Milwaukee vs. Chicago Eastern final would pretty much do that.

It's weird how people think the best teams winning in the playoffs is "bad."


I don't know that it is "bad"... it just makes the playoffs (especially the early rounds) very uninteresting.

Since the #8 Knicks in the strike shortened season went to the finals, here are the teams below the 4 seed that have even made it to the conference finals:
2013 - Memphis (#5)

Yep... one.

I'm not saying that it is bad that the best teams are winning... I am just saying that looking at the last almost 20 years or so of NBA playoffs, you could argue that they should probably just ditch the first round of the playoffs completely, since why even have the 5-8 seeds there to begin with?      One interesting idea I've had discussed is having the Top 3 teams in from each conference, and then have a "one and done" tournament to pick the 4th seed, with the next 12 best teams (right now that would be the rest of the teams, if they expand, the worst team sits out).
 
2017-04-21 01:11:41 PM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: If the Celtics are going to go the 'blockbuster' trade route, they are much better off pursuing Paul George or Jimmy Butler. They are both better, several years younger, and several million cheaper on their existing contracts.


This. Add Porzingis to the mix and they'd be a complete team.
 
2017-04-21 01:17:17 PM  
Celtics bigs are too soft.  No point in adding another one.  Need some defensive forces / somebody who can post.  Right now it's nothing but shooting 3's/clear a lane for i.t.
 
2017-04-21 01:17:43 PM  

dletter: IAmRight: dletter: On another note, the NBA is just about the most "chalk" league in its playoffs around.

They want to spice things up?   A Milwaukee vs. Chicago Eastern final would pretty much do that.

It's weird how people think the best teams winning in the playoffs is "bad."

I don't know that it is "bad"... it just makes the playoffs (especially the early rounds) very uninteresting.

Since the #8 Knicks in the strike shortened season went to the finals, here are the teams below the 4 seed that have even made it to the conference finals:
2013 - Memphis (#5)

Yep... one.

I'm not saying that it is bad that the best teams are winning... I am just saying that looking at the last almost 20 years or so of NBA playoffs, you could argue that they should probably just ditch the first round of the playoffs completely, since why even have the 5-8 seeds there to begin with?      One interesting idea I've had discussed is having the Top 3 teams in from each conference, and then have a "one and done" tournament to pick the 4th seed, with the next 12 best teams (right now that would be the rest of the teams, if they expand, the worst team sits out).


They exist to create more of a benefit for the top teams (easier first round opponents) and to give another 8 cities some playoff games (and therefore make the regular season interesting for more teams for longer).
 
2017-04-21 01:20:35 PM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: This text is now purple: Ow! That was my feelings!: If the Celtics are going to go the 'blockbuster' trade route, they are much better off pursuing Paul George or Jimmy Butler. They are both better, several years younger, and several million cheaper on their existing contracts.

Bird isn't going to give away George for his buddy like McHale did.

Sure. Boston would have to part with both Nets picks and maybe more. I'd do that deal. A proven stud for a couple of lottery maybes.


I wouldn't trade for Melo for any amount of picks. Why help the Knicks & their dumpster fire. The Celts should trade those picks for either Butler, George, Heyward. If not, take one of the young stars except Ball because his dad is going to be more drama than you really want to deal with
 
2017-04-21 01:21:52 PM  

eagles95: Ow! That was my feelings!: This text is now purple: Ow! That was my feelings!: If the Celtics are going to go the 'blockbuster' trade route, they are much better off pursuing Paul George or Jimmy Butler. They are both better, several years younger, and several million cheaper on their existing contracts.

Bird isn't going to give away George for his buddy like McHale did.

Sure. Boston would have to part with both Nets picks and maybe more. I'd do that deal. A proven stud for a couple of lottery maybes.

I wouldn't trade for Melo for any amount of picks. Why help the Knicks & their dumpster fire. The Celts should trade those picks for either Butler, George, Heyward. If not, take one of the young stars except Ball because his dad is going to be more drama than you really want to deal with


Nothing short of buying the Knicks from the Dolans is going to help them.
 
2017-04-21 01:43:54 PM  

FriarReb98: meanmutton: Mike_LowELL: meanmutton: It amazes me that even now people haven't realized that you can't win with Carmelo. I do firmly believe that the Pistons did the right thing by taking Darko over him because with Carmelo on that team, no way they would win that title.

Darko played the game the right way.  Carmelo plays it while whistling the rap music.  Absolutely disgusting.

Congratulations! This is the first time I've ever seen anyone accuse a Pistons fan of preferring players who "play the game the right way". Ahh, those bastions of fundamentals and sportsmanship like Rasheed Wallace, Isiah Thomas, Bill Lambier, Mark Aguire, and Ben Wallace. Of course, this is also the first time I've ever seen someone stupid enough to suggest that Darko could play the game in any fashion, the "right way" or not.

Perhaps you need to be introduced to Mr. LowELL, sir.


I'm sorry I did this.  It won't happen again.  I promise.  RIP in peaces.
 
2017-04-21 02:07:16 PM  

meanmutton: Mike_LowELL: meanmutton: It amazes me that even now people haven't realized that you can't win with Carmelo. I do firmly believe that the Pistons did the right thing by taking Darko over him because with Carmelo on that team, no way they would win that title.

Darko played the game the right way.  Carmelo plays it while whistling the rap music.  Absolutely disgusting.

Congratulations! This is the first time I've ever seen anyone accuse a Pistons fan of preferring players who "play the game the right way". Ahh, those bastions of fundamentals and sportsmanship like Rasheed Wallace, Isiah Thomas, Bill Lambier, Mark Aguire, and Ben Wallace. Of course, this is also the first time I've ever seen someone stupid enough to suggest that Darko could play the game in any fashion, the "right way" or not.


You forgot Dennis Rodman, asshole.
 
2017-04-21 02:09:04 PM  

Mike_LowELL: FriarReb98: meanmutton: Mike_LowELL: meanmutton: It amazes me that even now people haven't realized that you can't win with Carmelo. I do firmly believe that the Pistons did the right thing by taking Darko over him because with Carmelo on that team, no way they would win that title.

Darko played the game the right way.  Carmelo plays it while whistling the rap music.  Absolutely disgusting.

Congratulations! This is the first time I've ever seen anyone accuse a Pistons fan of preferring players who "play the game the right way". Ahh, those bastions of fundamentals and sportsmanship like Rasheed Wallace, Isiah Thomas, Bill Lambier, Mark Aguire, and Ben Wallace. Of course, this is also the first time I've ever seen someone stupid enough to suggest that Darko could play the game in any fashion, the "right way" or not.

Perhaps you need to be introduced to Mr. LowELL, sir.

I'm sorry I did this.  It won't happen again.  I promise.  RIP in peaces.


Consequences will never be the same.
 
2017-04-21 02:14:59 PM  

meanmutton: It amazes me that even now people haven't realized that you can't win with Carmelo. I do firmly believe that the Pistons did the right thing by taking Darko over him because with Carmelo on that team, no way they would win that title.


It is possible, getting put with Chauncey Billups and Larry Brown at the start of his career could have made things VERY different for 'Melo.  Either he would have sulked his way to a new team in short order or been forced to adapt his game.  Billups is the only reason 'Melo ever got out of the first round in Denver.
 
2017-04-21 02:26:17 PM  

Myk-House of El: meanmutton: It amazes me that even now people haven't realized that you can't win with Carmelo. I do firmly believe that the Pistons did the right thing by taking Darko over him because with Carmelo on that team, no way they would win that title.

It is possible, getting put with Chauncey Billups and Larry Brown at the start of his career could have made things VERY different for 'Melo.  Either he would have sulked his way to a new team in short order or been forced to adapt his game.  Billups is the only reason 'Melo ever got out of the first round in Denver.


It's not like the biggest flaw of that Pistons team was that they didn't have someone willing to chuck up a shot whenever.
 
2017-04-21 02:37:37 PM  

dletter: IAmRight: dletter: On another note, the NBA is just about the most "chalk" league in its playoffs around.

They want to spice things up?   A Milwaukee vs. Chicago Eastern final would pretty much do that.

It's weird how people think the best teams winning in the playoffs is "bad."

I don't know that it is "bad"... it just makes the playoffs (especially the early rounds) very uninteresting.

Since the #8 Knicks in the strike shortened season went to the finals, here are the teams below the 4 seed that have even made it to the conference finals:
2013 - Memphis (#5)

Yep... one.

I'm not saying that it is bad that the best teams are winning... I am just saying that looking at the last almost 20 years or so of NBA playoffs, you could argue that they should probably just ditch the first round of the playoffs completely, since why even have the 5-8 seeds there to begin with?      One interesting idea I've had discussed is having the Top 3 teams in from each conference, and then have a "one and done" tournament to pick the 4th seed, with the next 12 best teams (right now that would be the rest of the teams, if they expand, the worst team sits out).


Because giving players playoff experience odds a good thing.
 
2017-04-21 02:49:09 PM  

IAmRight: They exist to create more of a benefit for the top teams (easier first round opponents) and to give another 8 cities some playoff games (and therefore make the regular season interesting for more teams for longer).


Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Because giving players playoff experience odds a good thing.


I get these kinds of arguments, but, then I could use those arguments to say we should have 24 teams in the NBA playoffs instead of 16.   We already get occasionally well under .500 teams in the playoffs as it is, why not add a few more?
 
2017-04-21 03:12:43 PM  

EyeballKid: Myk-House of El: meanmutton: It amazes me that even now people haven't realized that you can't win with Carmelo. I do firmly believe that the Pistons did the right thing by taking Darko over him because with Carmelo on that team, no way they would win that title.

It is possible, getting put with Chauncey Billups and Larry Brown at the start of his career could have made things VERY different for 'Melo.  Either he would have sulked his way to a new team in short order or been forced to adapt his game.  Billups is the only reason 'Melo ever got out of the first round in Denver.

It's not like the biggest flaw of that Pistons team was that they didn't have someone willing to chuck up a shot whenever.


I suspect 'Melo would have been riding the bench a lot had he ended up in Detroit then.
 
2017-04-21 03:18:26 PM  

dletter: IAmRight: They exist to create more of a benefit for the top teams (easier first round opponents) and to give another 8 cities some playoff games (and therefore make the regular season interesting for more teams for longer).

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Because giving players playoff experience odds a good thing.

I get these kinds of arguments, but, then I could use those arguments to say we should have 24 teams in the NBA playoffs instead of 16.   We already get occasionally well under .500 teams in the playoffs as it is, why not add a few more?


There's always a balance between what I said and what you're saying. Playoff expansion creates opportunity but dilutes value. Contraction increases the value of fewer slots, but costs everyone money and opportunities.

It's just fine how it is. Networks make money, NBA makes money, first round isn't a joke.

In the east, the 1 and 3 seeds are in serious trouble and in the West, there are a couple of really good series.
 
2017-04-21 03:38:00 PM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: If the Celtics are going to go the 'blockbuster' trade route, they are much better off pursuing Paul George or Jimmy Butler. They are both better, several years younger, and several million cheaper on their existing contracts.


The sad thing is that if the Bulls pull off the upset, it makes the Jimmy trade less likely since it may signal to Bulls' management that they are on the right path. And the much needed housecleaning and rebuild will be put off for a few more years as the Bulls make their home in basketball hell*.

/*good enough to make the playoffs regularly, bad enough to never be in the conversation for a title; think perennial 6-8 seed.
 
2017-04-21 03:54:29 PM  
OHGODPLEASENO
 
2017-04-21 03:59:23 PM  

germ78: Ow! That was my feelings!: If the Celtics are going to go the 'blockbuster' trade route, they are much better off pursuing Paul George or Jimmy Butler. They are both better, several years younger, and several million cheaper on their existing contracts.

The sad thing is that if the Bulls pull off the upset, it makes the Jimmy trade less likely since it may signal to Bulls' management that they are on the right path. And the much needed housecleaning and rebuild will be put off for a few more years as the Bulls make their home in basketball hell*.

/*good enough to make the playoffs regularly, bad enough to never be in the conversation for a title; think perennial 6-8 seed.


Heh, were you listening to Espn radio today about 12:45p because that's exactly what some chick in-studio was saying.
 
2017-04-21 04:06:18 PM  
Hasn't Carmello suffered enough?
 
2017-04-21 04:20:55 PM  
Wishful thinking on the part of a New York paper.
 
2017-04-21 05:27:31 PM  
Yes because that's exactly what the Celtics need to get over the hump, yet another soft, no D playing, specialty scorer. Horford, Smart and Thomas aren't enough, apparently.
 
2017-04-21 06:57:32 PM  
Does that include his mistress and upcoming child too?
 
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