If the rumors going around are correct, Carmelo Anthony will not accept the Nuggets 3 year $65,000,000.00 offer because he does not see Denver as a contender. If Melo rejects the offer, it is likely that the Nugs will try to trade him rather than let him walk at the end of next year. With a salary of $17,000,000.00 this year, do the Clippers a) have the money to sign Melo and b) do we have trade bait that Denver might want?.
Billups is 34 and his contract is expiring soon, and they have Ty Lawson as the future point guard. But if Billups does not re-sign, then they will need a back up PG. We could offer Warren or Bledsoe but would that be enticing to the Nugs? I doubt that would be enough and we lost our 1st round pick next year in the Bledsoe deal. Rumor is the Nugs may dump Nene so maybe the Nugs would be interested Kaman even though he does not really fit into their present system. I would trade Kaman for Melo every day of the week.
I say we should try to get Melo, but will we and can we work out something that Denver would want? I certainly hope so.