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  1. Pro Basketball Crosstalk: Rights, wrongs, and trade demands

    Sep 7, 2010, 12:00 PM EDT

    Let’s face it: there are some topics in basketball that are best tackled by having two writers talk past each other at gradually increasing volumes. We’re not making any progress unless we’re yelling our way through the real issues, and that’s precisely what John Krolik and I hope to accomplish in these Pro Basketball Crosstalk…

  2. Chauncey Billups to join Nuggets effort to keep Carmelo Anthony

    Sep 5, 2010, 3:19 PM EDT

    It may be futile. If you believe the off the record rumblings coming out of Carmelo Anthony’s camp he is all but gone from Denver. But the Denver Nuggets are not giving up hope. New GM Masai Ujiri wants to sit down and talk with him. And when he gets back from the World Championships,…

  3. George Karl cleared by doctors, will be back on Nuggets bench

    Sep 3, 2010, 9:08 AM EDT

    This may be the best news we’ve heard all summer. From the Denver Post comes the official word from coach George Karl. “It’s official,” George Karl said Thursday just before taking off for a long Labor Day weekend with family. “I’ve been cleared to go for it. My PET scan came back great.” Karl will…

  4. Denver telling teams Carmelo Anthony is not on trading block. For now.

    Sep 2, 2010, 8:39 AM EDT

    The Denver Nuggets have not given up hope. While it seems the Carmelo Anthony has made up his mind he wants out of Denver, the Nuggets are counting on new general manager Masai Ujiri and coach George Karl to change his mind. Ujiri — who had a good relationship with Anthony when Ujiri was a…

  5. George Karl was "surprised" the Nuggets let go Mark Warkentien

    Sep 1, 2010, 10:40 AM EDT

    Ultimately, here is what it comes down to when Carmelo Anthony looks at that three-year, $65 million extension the Denver Nuggets put on the table: Do I trust the organization? Does he trust their management? Does he trust that they can keep a winner on the court? Does he trust the new regime of Josh…

  6. New Nuggets GM Masai Ujiri says he wants to keep Anthony in Denver

    Aug 31, 2010, 4:30 PM EDT

    Denver’s new general manager Masai Ujiri held his introductory press conference today. Guess what most of the questions were about? No, not how Modern Family could win the Emmy for best comedy when it’s not really that funny. It was about ‘Melo and trades. Here are his answers. Nothing stunning or even really new there.…

  7. The Kings may want Carmelo Anthony. The question is will 'Melo want the Kings?

    Aug 31, 2010, 11:20 AM EDT

    The Sacramento King’s have not come up on previous lists, but they make sense as a team that would be interested in Carmelo Anthony. Which is why an unsourced rumor in the Sacramento Bee makes some sense. If and when the Denver Nuggets commit to a sign-and-trade for Carmelo Anthony, the Kings will thrust themselves…

  8. Winderman: Jamal Crawford. 'Melo smart to try and get their money now

    Aug 30, 2010, 9:14 AM EDT

    Jamal Crawford is not a malcontent, just prescient. He knows what’s coming next. Or, more to the point, he knows what is not coming next. Even if Crawford wasn’t named winner of last season’s Sixth Man Award, a push for an extension would nonetheless make sense on many levels. Foremost is the expiration of the…

  9. Carmelo Anthony doesn't have to be careful what he wishes for

    Aug 28, 2010, 10:58 PM EDT

    As the rumor mill starts to churn more heavily about the eventual destination of Carmelo Anthony now that it’s accepted he wants out of Denver, there will be conflicting reports. Some will say that the Nuggets don’t care a lick about what Carmelo wants and will trade him to whomever they please. These reports will…

  10. Wizards have inquired about Melo. Just like everyone else.

    Aug 28, 2010, 4:30 PM EDT

    From: The Office of Ridiculously Obvious Rumors To: ProBasketballTalk.com Readers Re: Wizards interested in Carmelo Dear Pro Basketball Talk Readers, This letter is to inform you that the Washington Post reports the Wizards have made an obligatory call regarding Carmelo Anthony’s availability. The same source that told Michael Lee of the Post that 29 other teams…

  11. Ujiri will meet with Melo to try and soothe the waters

    Aug 28, 2010, 11:30 AM EDT

    Masai Ujiri and Dell Demps should get together and have a beer when the Nuggets and Hornets meet next season, because they’ve both been initiated into fire. Demps had to meet with Chris Paul within days of being hired by the Hornets, to try and convince him to chill out on his trade demands. Now…

  12. How to become a general manager in the NBA

    Aug 27, 2010, 7:00 PM EDT

    Masai Ujiri is the new general manager — technically Executive Vice President of Basketball operations — for the Denver Nuggets. Which led a lot of people to say, “who?” But over at TrueHoop they have the story of how he went from a former European player crashing on couches and trying to get part-time gig…

  13. If Carmelo Anthony is gone, is Chauncey Billups far behind?

    Aug 27, 2010, 2:15 PM EDT

    If you’re going to blow up the team and rebuild — and it appears the Denver Nuggets hand has been forced in that regard — then you do it right. Go all the way down to the foundation. Spare nothing. Which is to say, if the Denver Nuggets are trading Carmelo Anthony (and J.R. Smith…

  14. Apparently Camelo Anthony doesn't want a title, just wants out

    Aug 27, 2010, 9:02 AM EDT

    The trading of Carmelo Anthony before the start of the season has gone from “if” to “where and for whom” if we are to believe the latest reports. And we do, as all signs point that way and have for a while. But from the list of possible trading partners out there — both the…

  15. Denver police reopen case in J.R. Smith incident

    Aug 26, 2010, 9:20 PM EDT

    As we told you yesterday, police had been called out recently to the Denver Nuggets training facility after an on-court scuffle involving J.R. Smith turned violent. Reports were that the incident involved Smith choking an unidentified player, but by the time police arrived everything had calmed and most of the people around had left. The…

  16. Report: Carmelo Anthony told Denver owner face-to-face to trade him, team trying

    Aug 26, 2010, 7:38 PM EDT

    Congratulations on the new gig Masai Ujiri, now go trade Carmelo Anthony and make sure you get us a good deal… Not sure that was the exact welcoming package for the new Denver Nuggets general manager, but a new report says it may not be far off. And apparently the Nets and Clippers are the…

  17. Nuggets new owner dances around Carmelo Anthony question like a vet

    Aug 26, 2010, 10:55 AM EDT

    The thought of an NBA team owner intimately involved in player/personnel decisions instantly brings up thoughts of Michael Heisley. And that’s not a good thing. But Josh Kroenke — who will soon take control of the Nuggets from his father Stan — is the exception to the rule. He comes in with a basketball background.…

  18. Police investigate J.R. Smith incident at Nuggets facility, no charges are filed

    Aug 26, 2010, 1:50 AM EDT

    J.R. Smith is greasing the skids for his departure from Denver. As reported by FanHouse, Smith was involved in an altercation at the Nuggets practice facility that led to the police being called out. According to a league source who spoke with one of the people in the gym, numerous players were taking part in…

  19. Denver Nuggets hire Masai Ujiri as general manager

    Aug 25, 2010, 11:41 PM EDT

    It didn’t take long after David Griffin backed away for the Denver Nuggets to find their new general manager. Masai Ujiri will be hired for the position, according to the Denver Post. Ujiri was a former Nugget scout who most recently was director of international scouting for the Toronto Raptors. He will report directly to…

  20. With Stan Kroenke approved to buy NFL's Rams, son Josh will take over Nuggets

    Aug 25, 2010, 9:22 PM EDT

    In practice, Josh Kroenke was already the go to guy for the Denver Nuggets. It was he and family advisor Bret Bearup who went last weekend to talk with Carmelo Anthony about the future of the Nuggets and try to convince him to sign a three-year, $65 million extension sitting on the table. (It is…

  21. Griffin Turns Down Nuggets GM job, Denver looks elsewhere

    Aug 25, 2010, 9:17 AM EDT

    The Denver general manager job will not be going to a name you know (unless you are an NBA front office insider, and even then). Former Suns executive David Griffin turned down the job, according to Ric Bucher of ESPN. So to be clear, an unemployed guy just turned down the job. That’s not really…

  22. Another Denver contract sits unsigned, Nuggets offer David Griffin GM job but no deal

    Aug 24, 2010, 9:25 PM EDT

    What is it with nobody signing the contracts the Denver Nuggets are offering lately? The Denver Nuggets have offered Suns executive David Griffin their general managers job, but the two sides are still negotiating money, according to Sam Amick at FanHouse. A source close to the process said the holdup has everything to do with…

  23. Nuggets sit down with Carmelo Anthony to woo him, while Rockets, Clippers wait in the wings

    Aug 24, 2010, 8:48 AM EDT

    It still sits there on the table. The elephant in the room. The thing as subtle as an Oliver Stone film — three years, $65 million. Denver’s contract extension offer to Carmelo Anthony. Which he has yet to sign. Because it sits untouched trade rumors swirl. But the Nuggets don’t want to ship him off,…

  24. J.R. Smith may be on his way out in Denver

    Aug 22, 2010, 11:19 PM EDT

    NBA FanHouse reports that the Nuggets are considering trading volatile guard J.R. Smith. Smith has been on the block off and on, but as Chris Tomasson of FanHouse reports, Smith’s biggest proponent is no longer in charge, clearing the way for a move. There have been trade rumors before about Smith since he joined the…

  25. Nene injures leg, will skip World Championships, Varejao continues to recover

    Aug 22, 2010, 11:38 AM EDT

    Brazil was coming into the World Championships with maybe the best front line at the party — Nene, Anderson Varejao and soon-to-be-Spur Tiago Splitter. But now Nene will miss the tournament and Varejao continues to miss games leading up to the tournament. Nene, of the Denver Nuggets, injured his leg in a warm up game…

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