In the ongoing Melo saga, it seems that in order to facilitate a trade of Melo to the Knicks (or anywhere else for that matter), a 3rd team would have to get involved. Seems like they are interested in SSB.
From the beginning of the Melodrama, Denver's wish list of veteran replacements for Anthony has been consistent: Joakim Noah, Andrei Kirilenko, Andre Iguodala, Gerald Wallace or Anderson Varejao.
Sources say numerous teams have inquired about Varejao, but the Cavs won't even entertain such talks unless they're getting a superstar in return; Anthony, for one, has made it clear he wouldn't sign an extension in Cleveland.
First off, why would the Cavs insist on a superstar in exchange for Varejao? Yes his offense has improved, and I love his tenacity on defense as much as the next guy, but he's not really a necessity on a rebuilding team. On a contender he has crazy value, but we are no longer contenders. Not to mention who even knows if his increased ofensive efficency will still exist without LeBron setting him up. Granted his jumper improved as well, but no one will ever mistake him for a Top 4 offensive option on a contending team. As much as I was a fan of his contract, on this current Cavs team it will be an albatross for years.
Secondly, why would the Nuggets even want him? Without Melo, they're no more a contender in the West than the Cavs are in the East. What value does Varejao bring to the table for them?
I dont get either side.