Carmelo Anthony is leaving Denver before the season begins. End of story. I don't know where, but it defintely won't be for Portland. Good. I don't wan't him here. We have Roy and Aldridge. They're our stars.
However, when Carmelo leaves the Nuggets poor old Chauncey will be left there by himself. He'll likely want out and want to be traded to a contender. And that contender should be the Blazers.
I just read that some point guard article by Blazersedge's Dave saying the Blazers aren't contenders and they're goal should be to get to the 2nd round. Get lost!!! The Blazers are contenders... not next season... not the season after... this season!
If we can acquire Billups we'll definitely win this years championship.
His contract is $13 mil.
The Blazers should offer Miller ($7.2mil) Fernandez ($1.2mil) Bayless ($2.2mil) and Mills (just under $1mil) plus next years first round pick and the rights to Victor Claver.
Under the NBA trade rules the deal works. (Even the espn tade machine)
Portland gets the veteran point guard who can shoot and play defense. An NBA champion. A player Nate even singled out as someone who he wished he could have on the Blazers.
Denver gets to reload with proven young talent and draft picks.
If this Cho guy wants to prove he isn't living in Pritchard's shadow then he has to pull off this deal.