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  1. Nuggets management figures out it has to trade Carmelo Anthony. Finally.

    Dec 9, 2010, 10:10 AM EDT

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    What you and I figured out months ago, what Carmelo Anthony’s people have been telling the Nuggets front office privately since this summer, has finally sunk in with Denver’s decision makers. Carmelo Anthony is leaving, and you can trade him now or watch him walk for nothing next July. So Denver is going to get…

  2. Carmelo Anthony out against Boston with sore knee

    Dec 8, 2010, 7:49 PM EDT

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    Boston is catching some breaks this season. When they faced Oklahoma City Kevin Durant was out, when they faced Washington John Wall was out… And when Denver came into the Garden tonight, Carmelo Anthony was out. He had an inflamed right knee, according to Benjamin Hochman of the Denver Post. It was bothering him last…

  3. A few good reasons Renaldo Balkman isn’t playing in Denver

    Dec 7, 2010, 4:49 PM EDT

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    The Denver Nuggets have been desperate for front court help this season, looking for some support from anywhere while they waited for the recently returned Chris Anderson and the not-yet-back Kenyon Martin to get right. Yet there sat Renaldo Balkman, the forward and former first round pick of the Knicks, barely able to get off…

  4. George Karl to go for 1,000th win Tuesday in Charlotte

    Dec 6, 2010, 12:21 PM EDT

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    Right now, six coaches in NBA history have had 1,000 or more wins —Lenny Wilkens, Don Nelson, Larry Brown, Pat Riley, Jerry Sloan and Phil Jackson. Elite coaches. Soon that will be seven, as George Karl stands at 999 and ready to walk through that door. He told FanHouse he’s not convinced he belongs. “There’s…

  5. Nuggets looking to lock up Karl for 3-year extension

    Dec 4, 2010, 5:00 PM EDT

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    If you want proof of how you need not commit to overreactions based on a few years of play and to try and weather the storms of violent change that regularly sweep through the NBA, look no further than George Karl. In 2007-2008, there was a very real movement to fire George Karl. The team…

  6. Report: League rescinds Carmelo Anthony’s second technical

    Dec 2, 2010, 4:36 PM EDT

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    Carmelo Anthony was thrown out of the game in the third quarter of the team’s win Wednesday night over Miami. But now the league has rescinded the second technical, according to Chris Tomasson of FanHouse. In the third quarter, Anthony drove the lane and thought his shot should have counted because it was goaltending by…

  7. Report: Carmelo Anthony not interested in New Jersey

    Dec 2, 2010, 3:17 PM EDT

    Memphis Grizzlies v Denver Nuggets

    CBS’s Ken Berger threw this little note in at the end of his weekly column: …executives are becoming more convinced that Anthony would not agree to an extension with the Nets — a stance that could kill New Jersey’s months-long bid for the superstar once and for all. The reason is he doesn’t want to…

  8. Carmelo Anthony leaves game early due to flu (Nuggets win anyway)

    Nov 29, 2010, 1:19 AM EDT

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    Like some kind of H.G. Wells’ “War of the Worlds” ending, a little virus has done what no line of defense could. Carmelo Anthony’s 134-game regular season streak of scoring in double digits came to an end Sunday night because he had to leave the game early due to the flu. He played the first…

  9. Melo likes his space in the locker room

    Nov 28, 2010, 1:00 PM EDT

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    Those of you who had a student transfer or move during your high school years know the sweet joy of the locker next to yours being empty. All that space! Having all that room, and if the person on the other side wasn’t using it, you could even stash stuff in it if yours became…

  10. Are the Nuggets delaying a ‘Melo trade to improve draft pick?

    Nov 26, 2010, 9:00 PM EDT

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    Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated put out a Carmelo Anthony trade theory via twitter on Friday: Interesting ‘Melo theory floated at me by a couple execs this week. Nets want Melo. DEN wants Nets package of Favors, Murphy, picks. But DEN thinking if they trade Melo now, that NJN pick becomes worse when Melo makes…

  11. Birdman flies back into Nuggets lineup Monday

    Nov 22, 2010, 4:32 PM EDT

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    Have the color adjusted on your sets because things are going to go much brighter when the Denver Nuggets travel to Golden State tonight. Chris Anderson is back, recovered from knee surgery. The Birdman. He of the insane neck tattoo and the high flying blocks. Really, it’s the second part of that can dramatically help…

  12. Billups wants to stay in Denver, knows that may not happen

    Nov 22, 2010, 10:11 AM EDT

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    Remember when Chauncey Billups was brought in to Denver, a change at the point as the shoot-first Allen Iverson went to Detroit? That move changed who the Nuggets were, it brought a seriousness and professionalism to their identity. That is when they became a threat in the West. Billups likes it in Denver, but he…

  13. Nuggets wanted Brook Lopez in Carmelo Anthony trade

    Nov 22, 2010, 8:12 AM EDT

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    Now it is coming into focus why the Nets and Nuggets have never quite worked out the Carmelo Anthony trade… According to Sam Amick at FanHouse, the Nuggets wanted the one untouchable on the Nets Roster. … although a league source with knowledge of the Nets’ discussions said Denver has pushed instead for third-year center…

  14. Batum on ‘Melo: “We know that he doesn’t want to play defense.”

    Nov 19, 2010, 3:25 PM EDT

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    What was Portland’s offensive strategy Thursday night against Denver? How did Wes Mathews and Nicolas Batum end up with 34 points between them? Batum said the plan was to attack with whomever Carmelo Anthony was guarding, he told the Associated Press. “We tried to attack him,” Batum said. “We know that he doesn’t want to…

  15. Game of the night: Denver, Portland prove sloppy can be entertaining

    Nov 19, 2010, 5:42 AM EDT

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    This was kind of a guilty pleasure of a game — it was fun to watch, it came right down to shots at the end, there were some stunning highlight plays. And it was sloppy and messy and filled with missed perimeter shots. Not how you want future generations to play the game, but it…

  16. George Karl, J.R. Smith having annual head-butting session

    Nov 18, 2010, 12:10 PM EDT

    New York Knicks v Denver Nuggets

    Every fall the leaves change color, the air gets crisper, our minds drift to eating turkey and pumpkin pie…. And George Karl and J.R. Smith butt heads. Like bighorn sheep. Over style of play, decision making, what color is the new black this fall, fitting in the system, the ending of LOST, defense, what direction…

  17. Billups 75-footer waived off for traveling

    Nov 17, 2010, 8:55 AM EDT

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    It was the right call. Which sucks because everyone outside of the five boroughs wants to give him a little something for the effort. But Chauncey Billups did travel before hitting this fantastic shot. But we’re going to show it to you anyway. Because we can.

  18. George Karl says he wants to coach next season, but health will determine

    Nov 16, 2010, 10:42 PM EDT

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    In one sense, George Karl is just like Carmelo Anthony, Kenyon Martin and JR Smith — who knows if they will be back with the Nuggets next season. Except Karl is for a refreshingly non-monetary reason, as he told the Associated Press before the game. It’s all about his health. “At the end of the…

  19. Vecsey says Carmelo Anthony wants to win now, play for Knicks. We’re confused, too.

    Nov 16, 2010, 11:05 AM EDT

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    The conflict in what Carmelo Anthony says he wants is right out there in the open after the latest report: Find a way to make the Nuggets the best team in the West this season — so trade for a big asset without trading anything away — or trade me to the Knicks so I…

  20. Carmelo Anthony says nice things about Denver, but does that change anything?

    Nov 12, 2010, 12:26 PM EDT

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    Denver has a good basketball team right now. We were reminded of that last night when they hung with the Lakers in a scoring fest, got good play off the bench (I could swear I saw Al Harrington on help defense) and played enough defense late to hand Los Angeles its first loss. The capacity…

  21. Video evidence the Pacers could not miss

    Nov 10, 2010, 9:30 AM EDT

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    If you’ve ever watched an NBA team in pregame shootaround you realize what ridiculously good shots these guys have. DJ Mbenga will knock down threes. Guys will stand in the first row of seats and drain three of four. That’s what it was like for the Indiana Pacers in the third quarter Tuesday night —…

  22. Nuggets shake up front office, what does that mean for ‘Melo?

    Nov 9, 2010, 3:45 PM EDT

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    The changing of the guard continues in Denver. With Josh Kroenke — team president and incoming owner — taking a more active role in the front office since this summer there have been a number of changes. Mark Warkentien and Rex Chapman walked out the door this summer. Now Bret Bearup – a powerful advisor…

  23. Carmelo Anthony comes to Chicago tonight, but still in Nuggets uniform

    Nov 8, 2010, 9:39 AM EDT

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    Carmelo Anthony will suit up in Chicago tonight. Still in a Nuggets uniform, though. Luol Deng and Joakim Noah will still put on Bulls uniforms for the game. Denver will come to Chicago in a battle of two teams that have talked about a blockbuster deal but never got it done. Which frustrates a number…

  24. Video: Carmelo vs. Carmelo vs. Carmelo, ad infinitum

    Nov 5, 2010, 5:55 PM EDT

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    Somewhere between Nike Basketball’s fantastic LeBron James “Rise” spot and Reebok’s mind-numbingly awful John Wall/Zigtech campaign is this commercial from Jordan Brand and Carmelo Anthony: . . I’m not sure I quite understand how the current slogan, “DO WHATEVER IT TAKES,” ties in (I guess it’s because in this game, Melo has to literally do…

  25. Game of the Night: Dallas’ defense isn’t all that, but it’s good enough

    Nov 4, 2010, 2:24 AM EDT

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    Dallas came into Wednesday night with the second best defense in the NBA. It’s true. We didn’t believe it either but they are giving up just 90 points per 100 possessions. Which is damn good. (The Heat are tops, by the way). Of course the reality was they had earned that against the Bobcats, Clippers…

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