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  1. PBT Friday morning one liners

    Apr 1, 2011, 10:42 AM EDT

    Denver Nuggets v Miami Heat

    Denver’s Gary Forbes talks about living with diabetes. Chris Webber ripped the Mavs and called them “soft” on the TNT broadcast after their loss to the Lakers Thursday. Breaking down the Lakers improved defense of late, which dominated the Mavs last night. The Sixers are making their playoff push and Evan Turner got a DNP-CD…

  2. PBT Thursday morning one liners

    Mar 31, 2011, 10:45 AM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Denver Nuggets

    Fascinating stat (prior to Wednesday night): Ty Lawson and Raymond Felton as a Nuggets backcourt had outscored their opponents 463 to 365 (via ESPN’s Tom Haberstroh). But two point guards won’t work. Cleveland got its signature win over Miami. Don’t think that changes anything. J.J. Barea is dating a former Ms. Universe. She’s basically as…

  3. Former Nuggets staffer acknowledges trade rumors hurt play

    Mar 24, 2011, 1:35 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Denver Nuggets

    It was pretty clear by the end that impacts of the Carmelo Anthony trade rumors had bled onto the court for the Denver Nuggets. They were not the same team that started the season, the one that seemed to have potential. Dean Oliver was a former front office guy and staticiscian for Denver who last…

  4. Raymond Felton might push way out of Denver this summer

    Mar 22, 2011, 11:44 PM EDT

    Charlotte Bobcats v Denver Nuggets

    In New York, Raymond Felton was the man. Well, Amar’e Stoudemire was THE MAN, but Raymond Felton was the deputy. He was the point guard who was making Mike D’Antoni’s system work. In Denver, Felton is coming off the bench. Ty Lawson is the future, Felton is the other guy. Winning doesn’t really cure all…

  5. Arron Afflalo expected to miss rest of week in Denver

    Mar 21, 2011, 4:14 PM EDT

    Arron Afflalo, Francisco Elson

    Denver’s offense did not look right with Arron Afflalo and Raymond Felton — the team’s starting backcourt — out this weekend. Of course, playing good defensive teams in Miami and Orlando probably had a little to do with that, too. Afflalo will be out the rest of the week recovering from a hamstring tweak, George…

  6. Video: Jameer Nelson’s game winning three for Orlando

    Mar 19, 2011, 10:46 AM EDT

    Jameer Nelson, Orlando Magic

    Orlando was in a dogfight, a defensive struggle with the reborn Denver Nuggets. We’ll we’re going to call it a defensive struggle, you could also call it night of the ugly offense with missed shots (both teams shot under 40 percent) and turnovers for everyone. Bottom line, it was 82-82 with 5.2 seconds left when…

  7. ‘Melo says Knicks defensive schemes holding team back. Riiiight.

    Mar 17, 2011, 1:40 PM EDT

    Carmelo Anthony, Chauncey Billups

    The more things change, the more they stay the same. Nobody is question that the Knicks defense has struggled since the trade. Not even the Knicks. But Carmelo Anthony has figured out the problem — it’s the coach’s fault. Well, that’s not exactly what he told the New York Post (via Slam), he blamed the…

  8. Denver’s defense is much better, but that’s not all about ‘Melo

    Mar 15, 2011, 7:38 PM EDT

    Detroit Pistons v Denver Nuggets

    The numbers do not lie. It’s a small sample size, but the trend is unmistakable — Denver is a much better defensive team without Carmelo Anthony. They have given up 99.3 points per 100 possessions in the 10 games he has been gone, a number that would be the best in the league if spread…

  9. ‘Melo wants you to know he is too a team player

    Mar 15, 2011, 3:44 PM EDT

    New York Knicks v Dallas Mavericks

    It’s been pretty hard to miss the glee coming out of the Rocky Mountains — Denver is 8-2 since the Carmelo Anthony trade and they are all too happy to tell you about how they are more of a team, how they are playing defense, how the sun shine feels warmer and how the bluebird…

  10. Nene says he wants to stay a Nugget forever. If they pay up.

    Mar 15, 2011, 2:35 PM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Denver Nuggets

    After playing most of the season under the cloud of the Carmelo Anthony trade situation, the sun has broken through in Denver. And like flowers everywhere, the Nuggets are blooming in the spring. Their defense is better. Their offense is better. Their energy is better. They are winning. It’s a fun place to play. Nene…

  11. Nuggets Raymond Felton: “We’re a better team (than the Knicks)”

    Mar 14, 2011, 1:36 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Denver Nuggets

    The Denver Nuggets have gone from being the team that concerned first-round playoff opponents because they had shot makers in Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups to a team that concerns first-round playoff opponents because they play good defense. These Nuggets are a lot different than the old Nuggets (and by old we mean a month…

  12. How Deron Williams almost became a Knick (instead of ‘Melo)

    Mar 10, 2011, 9:08 PM EDT

    Deron Williams, Avery Johnson, Billy King

    If the Denver Nuggets front office had gotten their wishes — if they could have traded Carmelo Anthony to the New Jersey Nets for Derrick Favors and picks rather than to New York — then Deron Williams would be a Knick today. In one of the infinite alternate universes that is the reality, but in…

  13. George Karl agrees to contract extension with Denver

    Mar 8, 2011, 5:44 PM EDT

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    We told you it was close last week, and apparently now close is a reality. George Karl has agreed to a three-year extension with the Denver Nuggets, according to a tweet from Chris Broussard of ESPN. The team has an option for a fourth year, Ken Berger of CBSSports adds. To get an idea just…

  14. Video: Clippers Eric Bledsoe gets an and-one the hard way

    Mar 6, 2011, 10:33 AM EDT

    Eric Bledsoe Clippers

    We bring you a Clippers highlight that does not involve Blake Griffin. Or a car. With Baron Davis gone and Eric Gordon out — again — more is falling to rookie Eric Bledsoe. And he’s struggled to fill that role, as you would expect of a rookie. But he shows flashes. He plays hard. He’s…

  15. Carmelo Anthony’s Dear John letter to Denver fans

    Mar 3, 2011, 5:52 PM EDT

    Carmelo Anthony

    Carmelo Anthony has gone from Denver. Because he forced his way out. But, you know, he still loves you Denver fans. He really appreciates you. Sure, he has moved on the next phase of his career. Bright lights and the big city. But he’ll always care about you. That’s why he left you this goodbye…

  16. Report: George Karl close to three year extension with Denver

    Mar 3, 2011, 12:17 PM EDT

    New York Knicks v Denver Nuggets

    Have you seen Denver play? Since the trade that was supposed to be the death of the franchise sending it back to the stone ages of rebuilding, I mean? They’re good. They get after it defensively, they have some balance and a real energy. They’re not contending but they are going to push somebody in…

  17. Nuggets lose Gallinari for 7-10 days with broken toe

    Mar 1, 2011, 1:10 AM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Denver Nuggets

    Denver pushed hard to make sure they got Danilo Gallinari as part of the Carmelo Anthony deal, but they’re not going to get much out of him for a week or so. Gallinari sat out Monday night’s Nuggets win against the Hawks and will miss the next week to 10 days because of a broken…

  18. George Karl calls Carmelo bad at defense, Carmelo is unhappy

    Feb 25, 2011, 5:28 PM EDT

    New York Knicks v Denver Nuggets

    In an interview taped before last night’s Celtics/Nuggets game on TNT, George Karl was enthusiastic about how the new-look Nuggets would be playing defense now that they didn’t have to “handle what Carmelo gives you” on the defensive end. Anthony apparently noticed, and tweeted the following last night: Damn, are u serious. Some people never…

  19. Video: Rondo’s behind the back assist

    Feb 25, 2011, 9:15 AM EDT

    Rajon Rondo

    Boston struggled to put up points Thursday night against Denver, but Rondo did his best to make it easy for his teammates. He ha 8 assists on the night, but none better than this behind-the-back set up for Glen Davis.

  20. Baseline to Baseline recaps: When you talk contenders, Chicago wants to be mentioned

    Feb 25, 2011, 4:19 AM EDT

    Miami Heat v Chicago Bulls

    What you missed while out doing some naked joyriding… Bulls 93, Heat 89: We won’t know until May, really, if the Chicago Bulls are contenders. If they can hang with Miami and Boston for seven games. The defense definitely can, but the ball sticks too much on offense, leaving Derrick Rose to create one-on-three (or…

  21. What to Watch: Melo Debuts for the Knicks

    Feb 23, 2011, 6:55 PM EDT

    New York Knicks Introduce Carmelo Anthony

    After many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many months, Carmelo Anthony has finally been traded to the New York Knicks. He’ll debut tonight beside Amar’e Stoudemire against the Bucks in front of a sold-out crowd which will be buzzing like arguably never before.  But what exactly should we be watching for, exactly? Here are…

  22. Chauncey Billups reminds us of the human side of trades

    Feb 23, 2011, 4:47 PM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks v Denver Nuggets

    When an NBA trade gets made, we start breaking it down on the court. Did the Nets get better? What do the Jazz do next? Same with the Nuggets and the Knicks and everyone else. But while we break down if Chauncey Billups is a good fit in the Knicks offense, Billups has to go…

  23. Nuggets GM on Carmelo Anthony deal: “We got killed”

    Feb 23, 2011, 1:13 PM EDT

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    Denver is not Cleveland. They got something back for their superstar. But Denver was not a winner either in having to trade away Carmelo Anthony, and their GM Masai Ujiri said as much, as the fantastic Chris Tomasson reported at Fanhouse. “We feel we got killed in the trade because we lost a couple of…

  24. Utah’s Deron Williams traded to Nets in surprising deal

    Feb 23, 2011, 11:12 AM EDT

    Utah Jazz v Phoenix Suns

    In a move that has flown under the radar like a stealth bomber about to unload its payload on an unsuspecting NBA, the New Jersey Nets have acquired Deron Williams from the Utah Jazz. This is a deal that would send D-Will — one of the game’s best point guards — to the Nets. Derrick…

  25. What now for the Nuggets? Playoff push or fast trades?

    Feb 23, 2011, 9:33 AM EDT

    Raymond Felton, Wilson Chandler, Danilo Gallinari, Timofey Mozgov

    Congratulations Denver. Sure, having your star player and face of the franchise force his way out of town doesn’t feel like something to be congratulated over, but there is the silver lining you keep hearing about — at least you’re not Cleveland. That’s got to make you feel better, right? You got something in return…

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