Some Off Topic fun with the ESPN Trade Machine. And I really don't give a crap if you came here for Whiskey News, or Star Wars News or whatever you nerds pleasure yourself with. Why NJ does it. They want Carmelo. The Russian Mobster now has a someone who he can build around and Market. Personally, a bad move IMO, but it seems to be what they want to do. Add to the players NJ's #1 pick to Minnesota Why Denver does it They take on two expiring contracts effectively dumping the effect of Melos contract at the end of the season and get a building block in Favors. Why Houston does it. Duh! Kevin Love. But as a consequence they must take Harrington's craptastic deal, and Ridnours long contract. Why Minnesota does it Love can opt out after the season so getting NJ's #1 which will probably be a top 5-6 pick and picking up a few cheap-ish guys with upside isn't the best result for Love, but it's better than the big fat nothing they could get at the end of the season if he opts out.