Obviously the topic of trying to acquire Carmelo Anthony has been discussed here. When first reported that Denver was considering a trade - a slim majority (56% of 182 BF poll voters) agreed "to do whatever it takes (excluding John Wall)" to get Carmelo Anthony.
Soon after, it was reported (Michael Lee) that DC "made an obligatory call to the Denver Nuggets to check on the availability of all-star forward Carmelo Anthony. The league source added that the Wizards were simply doing their due diligence and that the same phone call was made by "29 teams. Carmelo is pretty good."
The realistic likelihood of DC trading for Carmelo Anthony was dismissed as a "Pipe Dream" and it was pointed out (Mike Prada) that it is not feasible with our assets (players, recent/future draft picks, expiring contracts) to "have the right combination of contracts to make salaries work unless Denver takes on Hinrich, which is almost certainly not happening."
However, how disappointed should DC basketball fans be after the addition of Carmelo Anthony will immediately place the lowly, last-place New Jersey Nets firmly in the playoff conversation??
(Off Topic: How disappointed should Redskins fans be if Vincent Jackson gets traded to the Vikings??)
How disappointed should DC basketball fans be if the New Jersey Nets get Carmelo Anthony??
Very!! Our front office needs to "think outside the box -- sitting back and praying young players are going to develop is a long shot!" (Killa_Kev) (20 votes)
Moderate.. The New (Russian Owner/GM/Coach-Having) Jersey Nets have "Pat Riley-ed" themselves to have the best package to offer Denver (20 votes)
Low to Moderate - Our front office did its "due diligence" (53 votes)
No Worries!! Na na na na - Na na na na - JOHN WALL!! (61 votes)
154 total votes