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Blazers GM: Carmelo talks holding up other trades

Posted on: February 15, 2011 10:55 pm
Edited on: February 15, 2011 11:13 pm
 
Portland Trail Blazers GM Rich Cho says that the stalled Carmelo Anthony trade talks seem to be holding up other trade talks around the league.rich-cho-ball Posted by Ben Golliver.

Have you felt like a hostage to the endless Carmelo Anthony trade rumors? If so, you're in good company. 

Portland Trail Blazers GM Rich Cho told Blazers Broadcasting on Tuesday night that he believes the stalled talks involving Denver's All-Star forward have impacted other league-wide trade talks. Asked in an interview with host Jay Allen and former Blazers Jerome Kersey and Terry Porter if he felt like business had slowed as everyone waits to find out Melo's fate, Cho agreed.
"It seems like it. It looked like that deal was going to go down with New Jersey. And then that got held up. I don't know if it's still going to go down or something is going to happen with New York or maybe Melo stays there [in Denver], but it does seem to be holding things up a little bit."
Back in January, the Blazers were linked to a possible trade scenario involving Anthony and the New Jersey Nets that later fell apart. At the time, NBA Fanhouse reported that multiple deals had been impacted by the Melo holdup.

Earlier this week, CBSSports.com's Ken Berger noted that Blazers center Joel Przybilla, who is on an expiring contract, could be of interest to Denver even if they don't trade Anthony.  

Cho also noted said that this year is as unpredictable as ever when it comes to predicting how much trade activity there will be.
"It's hard to say. There's been years where I thought there was going to be a lot of activity and there was one year where only a second round pick got changed. And there was a year we thought would be fairly inactive and a lot of trades happened, so you just never know."
Cho's final message: stay tuned. "Typically, not much happens until the week of the deadline," he said. That would be next week, of course.
Comments

Since: Jul 11, 2010
Posted on: February 18, 2011 2:43 pm
 

Blazers GM: Carmelo talks holding up other trades

i think that cho is saying he is negotiating with the knicks and nets but their number one priority is swinging a deal for melo.  they cant make trade(s) with the blazers until they know exactly what they will have left to offer portland. 



Since: Oct 4, 2010
Posted on: February 16, 2011 7:59 pm
 

Blazers GM: Carmelo talks holding up other trades

meant to REPLY...what do you suggest Cho do genius? I for one am very happy Bayless is history. Hopefully NO will tank and the draft pick will be a good one. 



Since: Oct 4, 2010
Posted on: February 16, 2011 7:57 pm
 

Blazers GM: Carmelo talks holding up other trades

What do you suggest he do genius?



Since: Feb 16, 2011
Posted on: February 16, 2011 3:16 pm
 

Blazers GM: Carmelo talks holding up other trades

"Typically, not much happens until the week of the deadline" should read: Typically, nothing happens if you're Rich Cho. I'm completely frozen up like a Windows Vista screen. (Paul Allen MS reference) 
This guy isn't even good window dressing. Hasn't done Jack (well he has done Jared) since he's been in PTown. (Bayless reference) Oh, and by the way, doesn't he look completely rediculous with a basketball?



Since: Mar 21, 2007
Posted on: February 16, 2011 2:23 pm
 

Blazers GM: Carmelo talks holding up other trades

Althought only 6 or less teams may feel they have a shot at getting Carmelo, nearly the whole league is indirectly involved in trade talks.  It is pretty much a foregone conclusion that a trade this big will involve multiple teams.  The amount of spare parts that this trade would send flying around the league is unknown, but could include huge trade exceptions, huge expiring contracts, young players, and draft picks, along with Potentially any other non franchise player on any team involved.   

More than likely some team will get a sweet deal, just for their trade exception or some insignificant draft pick or cap space.  If you can get Nene or Bynum or someone else you like plus a draft pick just for a trade exception possibly, how much are you gonna offer for Pryzbilla?




Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: February 16, 2011 1:56 pm
 

Blazers GM: Carmelo talks holding up other trades

Or it could mean he and the Knicks have been talking quietly



Since: Feb 16, 2011
Posted on: February 16, 2011 12:47 pm
 

Blazers GM: Carmelo talks holding up other trades

I think you might have some reading comprehension issues. Try reading it again. He never expected or hinted that carsmello would ever come here.



Since: Dec 11, 2007
Posted on: February 16, 2011 9:06 am
 

Blazers GM: Carmelo talks holding up other trades

I think the Portland GM is trying to use the Carmelo trade talk as an excuse for him not doing his own job and making the moves that he is confident is as a GM. The holdup with everyone making trades at this point is due to the impending lockout and the result of the scheduled meeting during the Allstar Break that will be attended my some of the most important players/businessman actively palying (Lebron, Carmelo, Stoudemire, Wade...). He couldn't seriously think Carmelo would hold out on on Denver, snub the Nets and stall on the Knicks to go to Portland... I cannot realistically see how Carmelo would be in any way involved/holding up a Pryzbilla trade.



Since: Aug 3, 2007
Posted on: February 16, 2011 5:47 am
 

Blazers GM: Carmelo talks holding up other trades

Yes, Przybilla could be valuable, except that he's a free agent after this season.



Since: Jan 13, 2011
Posted on: February 16, 2011 2:37 am
 

Blazers GM: Carmelo talks holding up other trades

I think it would be a big mistake to trade Pryzbilla- at least before next season. If his knee heals properly, and he gets his normal game back, he's very valuable. They're not going to know how far he's back from that injury before next season. He's worth the gamble.


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