ESPN's Chris Sheridan says
Melo only has eyes for the NY Knicks leaving many to speculate that Denver has no choice but to trade him to NY for some combo of Fields, Gallo, Chandler, Randolph and Curry or risk getting nothing for him when he leaves for free agency.
While that may be true this actually puts Melo further away from NY this year. Check the deductive reasoning below:
1) Do the Knicks have the depth, the cap space or the draft picks (one first round and one second over the next two years) to afford giving up 2 rotation players and Randolph to get Carmelo with a 3x65 extension?
2) If Melo will only sign an extension with NY, would Donnie Walsh really offer much more of a package than a playoff team looking for a rent-a-Melo? Lets say Randolph and a 2012 #2 pick...
3) Is Denver's Josh Kroenke going to like starting his NBA career being taken over a barrel by the Knicks?
Answers: 1) No, 2) No, 3) No
"Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth."
— Arthur Conan Doyle
Which leaves a huge set of, "not getting traded to NY" possibilities.
Knicks fans might not like it but strange as it might seem after the recent reports, the odds of Melo coming to NY this year look much longer than you would think.