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Wednesday, January 12th, 2011 at 9:00 am  |  27 responses

Is Amar’e Stoudemire Recruiting Carmelo Anthony?

STAT’s public stance of late has been that the Knicks don’t need ‘Melo, but according to Yahoo!, he’s privately and directly asking Anthony to join him in Gotham: “After hearing Carmelo Anthony express public doubts over the New York Knicks’ desire and need for him, Amar’e Stoudemire reached out to tell the Denver Nuggets star that he ‘wants him in New York,’ a league source told Yahoo! Sports on Tuesday. The Knicks’ forward recently contacted Anthony via text message with a two-fold agenda: Make sure Anthony knows that Stoudemire himself wants Anthony at his side, and push Anthony to resist a proposed trade to the New Jersey Nets. Stoudemire is sensitive to public suggestions that he would prefer to play without a Madison Square Garden co-star and has repeatedly expressed that to Anthony … For now, the Nets stay in the discussions for Anthony, but the Knicks are still lurking in the distance. Amar’e Stoudemire sent one more message to the Nuggets star, and it was simple: Let’s do this, ’Melo”

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  • riggs

    chea!

  • reflex

    unsubstantiated quotes = facts don’t ya know

  • robb

    I’d hate to see Melo going to the Nets. I hope he goes to NY

  • http://sjfklfsl.com Jukai

    Oh, hey, all you guys who said Amare didn’t want Carmelo cause he wanted to be ‘the man’ and didn’t care about winning: STFU!

  • http://bugmarley.com LeoneL

    I don’t know SLAM. You tell me.

  • http://yahoo.com The Ambassador

    “Lets do this Melo” I think Melo could think that STAT is offering to make a sex tape with him lol.

  • toinefan88

    Melo going to the Nets would be a waste. They would be worse than the Nuggets are. But hats off to them for nearly orchestrating a trade that would bring 3 players (Rip, CB3, and Melo) that are better than anybody they currently have. Melo in NY would be VERY significant however.

  • bashmo

    If Melo goes to New York it would be the nicest offensive team in the L, no doubt…no to fix their defense…

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    MYTH: Melo and Amar’e aren’t good defenders/rebounders.

  • LA Huey

    Let’s be naive and pretend this doesn’t happen all the time amongst players.

  • http://valleyofthesuns.com/2011/01/07/amare-stoudemire-same-player-advanced-stats/ nbk

    man I hope this is true, I would respect stoudemire a lot more if it is.

  • Tyquez

    Ray Felton +melo +amare= Ringz

  • http://valleyofthesuns.com/2011/01/07/amare-stoudemire-same-player-advanced-stats/ nbk

    no

  • greg

    its not a myth, they used to lack effort because of their conditioning. both players are now focused and in the best shape of their careers and are playing better. simple as that. got a question if melo outright signs with ny in the off season who starts at two? feilds a ball moving turkgolu type of player, gallanari, or should they go with chandlers versitility? and they they gotta sign a center

  • KSupreme

    No matter where they throw melo, he will end up in gotham. He won’t sign any long term contracts with Den, Hou, NJ….just a matter of time

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    So why would he say they didn’t need Melo? to inspire the other players?
    I hate anonymously sources stuff like this.

  • Paps

    This league is turning into a joke. Very likely Melo will join Stat followed by CP3 leaving all other teams to fight for 2nd round loses.

  • kwam

    1) why is everyone running to the East Conference 2) i just realized that anyone can write quotes weather they are real or not

  • http://www.google.com/news BETCATS

    T.a.m.p.e.r.i.n.g. That is how you spell it.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    i was just about to ask that BET

  • Fboy

    The knocks don’t need Carmelo. He they want 2 be serious contenders they need Erik Dampier

  • da holy karron

    The best place for melo would be the bucks well for me it would be cuz he just like a new big dog but Knicks will get him in the off season if not by trade deadline why trade for him now if he really wanna do nyc

  • STAYWEIRD38

    melo to the nets sucks . the nuggets are better than that, stay melo please but since hes not go to chicago at least Fk THE kNICks Fk THE nets yeuh

  • O

    Melo and Stat would be off the meatrack. But I still can’t decide whether i’d rather sign CP3, D-Willams or resign Felton in a year and change. I love how much heart Felton plays with, but we’re talking about CP and D-Will.

  • STAYWEIRD38

    c paul melo and stat and felton can come in off the bench for them

  • Mike from Spain

    Felton is gonna be great, I think Melo would be a better bet

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    It’s all about building around Felton, Anthony, and Stoudemire for the future in Gotham.

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