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  1. In case you thought Carmelo Anthony might change his mind… nope.

    Oct 28, 2010, 9:21 AM EDT

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    There were some in the Denver front office that held out hope once Carmelo Anthony got to Denver, once he got around George Karl and his teammates things would be different. If he just sat down with management things would change. He would smile, remember how much he loves it here and decide to sign…

  2. Someone wants to stay in Denver: George Karl would like an extension

    Oct 26, 2010, 10:19 AM EDT

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    George Karl doesn’t care that Carmelo Anthony’s extension sits unsigned, he wants to stay in Denver. He told FanHouse he wants a multi-year deal. “I don’t like being a businessman,” Karl said in an interview Monday with FanHouse. “But, if that’s what I have to be, I will be.” “I’m going to live in Denver…

  3. Allen Iverson to sign deal with Besiktas Cola Turka

    Oct 24, 2010, 11:12 PM EDT

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    Last we heard, our dear friend Allen Iverson was negotiating a potential contract with Besiktas Cola Turka, an Istanbul-based team of the Turkish Basketball League. “Penalties” embedded in the contract were the reported hang-up between Iverson and Turka but something had to give for A.I. to play basketball in Europe next season, and give it…

  4. Stoudemire tells teammates to forget about ‘Melo

    Oct 22, 2010, 10:05 AM EDT

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    Amar’e Stoudemire went Rick Pitino yesterday. He told his team that Carmelo Anthony is not walking through that door. Chris Paul is not walking through that door. He used different words, but that was the sentiment. His sentiment may or may not be true a couple months from now, but is true about the season…

  5. Target return dates for Nuggets: Birdman Dec. 1, Martin on New Years Day

    Oct 20, 2010, 8:13 AM EDT

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    On the night of New Year’s day, when your hangover is finally gone and you settle in for a disappointing Fiesta Bowl featuring Oklahoma and Utah, something else may catch your attention. Kenyon Martin may be back in an NBA game. George Karl said Tuesday that he hoped to have Martin back by Jan. 1,…

  6. Doc Rivers reports he’s cancer free after surgery

    Oct 19, 2010, 11:03 PM EDT

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    This is very good news, the last thing we want to see is another top coach with throat cancer. Doc Rivers returned to the Celtics practice today and said that biopsies taken during his Sunday surgery to relieve pressure on his vocal chords (that kept him out of practice Monday) came back as benign. He…

  7. Coach Jim Boeheim in lockstep with Carmelo’s PR team

    Oct 17, 2010, 12:57 AM EDT

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    Coach Jim Boeheim has Melo’s back. The former Syracuse star won a national championship for his coach back in the day, and his coach is supportive of the star as rumors continue to swirl about his eventual destination. There’s a subtext in his comments that deserves consideration. Let’s go to the tape, New York Daily…

  8. Carmelo still wants to be traded… but not to Clippers or 76ers

    Oct 15, 2010, 9:37 AM EDT

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    All’s quiet on the Carmelo Anthony trade front. And Anthony is not happy about that, according to a Denver Post source. You couldn’t tell it on the court — he scored 30 and was one assist shy of a triple-double against the Clippers Thursday — but he wants out. So long as out isn’t to…

  9. Nuggets hire former Golden State GM Pete D’Alessandro as consultant

    Oct 14, 2010, 6:40 PM EDT

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    The Nuggets have a couple of young bucks running their front office. There is Masai Ujiri, who got hired in the general manager role this summer (even though the formal title is vice president of basketball operations, he’s still a GM). But he answers to the guy with the ultimate power, soon-to-be-owner Josh Kronke, who…

  10. Chris Anderson’s “Free Bird” neck tattoo… brought to you by Technicolor

    Oct 12, 2010, 12:47 PM EDT

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    I didn’t think any tattoo a Denver Nugget could get would surprise me anymore. I was wrong. On a team with more tats than the Ink and Iron Festival, Chris “Birdman” Anderson has raised the bar. It’s his “Free Bird” tattoo. With some sort of exploding rainbow of color and flames that… I really don’t…

  11. Report: Andre Miller brought in to now-dead Melo trade talks

    Oct 10, 2010, 7:00 PM EDT

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    This is Vescey-time, so get your grain of salt ready. The “notable” writer for the New York Post reports today that during the final stages of the four-team deal for Carmelo Anthony to be shipped to the Nets, the Blazers were involved in talks. Vescey reports that Charlotte was swapped out with Portland, with Portland…

  12. Al Harrington to miss two weeks with a foot injury, return just in time for the regular season opener

    Oct 10, 2010, 8:00 AM EDT

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    The Denver Nuggets are already without their starting power forward from last season due to a knee injury, and now they’ll also lose their monumental off-season acquisition for the remainder of the preseason. Al Harrington was the one significant piece the Nuggets added this summer, but according to the Associated Press, they’ll be without his…

  13. Al Harrington to miss rest of preseason for Denver… at least

    Oct 9, 2010, 4:42 PM EDT

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    Al Harrington was brought in to Denver to provide some depth on the front line, to be the healthy big man while Kenyon Martin and Chris Anderson get their bodies right. So much for that plan. Harrington will miss at least the rest of the preseason with a partially torn plantar fascia in his left…

  14. What George Karl really told Carmelo Anthony

    Oct 8, 2010, 10:12 PM EDT

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    A few days into training camp, George Karl and Carmelo Anthony had a sit down that has been the focus of a lot of speculation. What exactly did Karl say. He opened up about that a little more on 104.3 The Fan in Denver the other day (transcript by Sports Radio Interviews). Karl is a…

  15. Denver sends scout to watch Derrick Favors, but no trade movement on ‘Melo yet

    Oct 8, 2010, 10:38 AM EDT

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    The holding pattern on the Carmelo Anthony trade front continues. Denver is asking too much. Anthony will only go to a couple of locations. Other teams are tired of playing this silly game. So we sit and wait for somebody, somewhere to come to their senses. But it should be noted that Denver had a…

  16. NBA Preview: Denver Nuggets

    Oct 7, 2010, 12:51 PM EDT

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    Last season: 53-29, tied them for the four seed in the West, but without George Karl on the sidelines (due to cancer treatments) they got bumped off in six games by a Mehmet Okur-less Jazz team. Head Coach: George Karl is back after missing the second half of last season ad the playoffs battling throat…

  17. Report: Nuggets find market drying up for huge Carmelo Anthony deal

    Oct 6, 2010, 10:40 PM EDT

    The Nuggets are asking a lot for Carmelo Anthony in a trade: good young players and draft picks for the future, enough established talent to keep them in the playoffs now, plus cap relief that keeps them below the luxury tax. And a date with Scarlett Johansson. And a DeLorean that can travel through time.…

  18. Carmelo Anthony: "I never said I want to play for the Nets."

    Oct 4, 2010, 9:43 AM EDT

    An exchange yesterday from training camp gives us a little insight into Carmelo Anthony’s thinking. And how it’s really about moving where he wants, not winning. Anthony’s people (never Anthony publicly) have been pushing for a trade to get him out of Denver and he said there is a 50/50 chance he is gone before…

  19. Melo says it's "50-50" if he's in Denver on opening night

    Oct 3, 2010, 8:30 PM EDT

    Carmelo Anthony has said all the right things in Denver since showing up for training camp amid a firestorm of reports concerning his future. He’s said he loves Denver, will be a Nugget, and plans to lead the team. He wasn’t part of the promo videos, but other than that, there’s been a lot to…

  20. Carmelo Anthony better get used to the boos

    Oct 2, 2010, 7:04 PM EDT

    Carmelo Anthony went to an MMA event in suburban Denver the other night, according to Chris Tommason at FanHouse. As they do at just about every sporting event — including NBA games in some cities — the celebrities in the crowd get shown on the big screen. Anthony’s picture went up. The crowd booed. Anthony…

  21. What exactly did Kenyon Martin expect?

    Oct 2, 2010, 12:00 PM EDT

    We brought you news from FanHouse yesterday that Kenyon Martin was not going to be rushing back from injury to help the Nuggets because he’s miffed they elected to give Al Harrington “their money.” Martin’s in no hurry to help out the Nuggets after they failed to give him a big contract extension. Now, Kenyon…

  22. Kenyon Martin is not rushing back to help out the Nuggets

    Oct 1, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

    A lot of guys got contract extensions this summer. Kenyon Martin was not one of them. What he did get was knee surgery. And he’s pretty ticked about it. Check out these comments to FanHouse’s Chris Tomasson: “(It is) my last year of my deal. We all know it. Ain’t nobody in a hurry to…

  23. George Karl asks Carmelo Anthony to focus on this season, not next

    Sep 30, 2010, 5:15 PM EDT

    George Karl and Carmelo Anthony finally had a sit down, face-to-face conversation. The two guys that, one way or another, will most determine just how far the Nuggets go this season. Karl’s words — focus on this team, this season. Not trades or the summer. Be present, because this Nuggets team could be good. Anthony…

  24. Carmelo Anthony says he's happy to play in Denver this season

    Sep 29, 2010, 4:57 PM EDT

    It’s not personal, it’s business. It’s not about playing in Denver, it’s about keeping his options open for next summer. That was essentially the line out of Carmelo Anthony after Nuggets practice today. Here are the tweets of FanHouse’s Chris Tomasson: Melo said he would have no problem starting the season with Denver. It’s all…

  25. Carmelo Anthony calls court his "safe haven" as four-team trade dies

    Sep 28, 2010, 4:35 PM EDT

    The trade rumors are still there — even as the much-discussed four-team trade is dead. The talk will not die no matter what happens with this round of rumors, there will be another and another and… Carmelo Anthony wants to get away from those rumors. Probably more than he wants to get away from Denver.…

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