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"A late, longshot entry into the Melo sweepstakes could be the Clippers, according to two people...

"A late, longshot entry into the Melo sweepstakes could be the Clippers, according to two people with knowledge of the situation. Besides young players, the Clippers have everything the Nuggets want: 1) cap relief (L.A. is $5 million under the cap and thus could save Denver $10 million when accounting for luxury-tax savings in a lopsided deal); 2) draft picks (L.A. has Minnesota's 2011 first-round pick, which is unprotected in 2012); and 3) the large market Anthony craves (his offseason home is in L.A., and his wife, La La Vasquez, certainly approves). A Clippers deal could be further sweetened with center Chris Kaman, who could either be a keeper or a trade chip with a $12.7 million expiring contract next season. But Melo signing off on becoming Kobe Bryant's housemate at Staples Center is viewed only as a last resort if he can't force his way to New York or New Jersey, sources say. And the Clippers aren't willing to part with any of the above as a third-team facilitator; they're only on the table if they're getting Anthony in return." After the LeBron debacle I have no more patience for trade rumors. Hopefully this ends sooner than when The Decision led us on.

http://www.cbssports.com/nba/story/14003341/karl-could-be-nuggets-last-hope-in-keeping-melo
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