After an off-season that featured the likes of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Joe Johnson and many others as top free agents and a regular season that featured mid-season trades involving Carmelo Anthony and Deron Williams, entering into the 2011 free agency period with Nene as the top name on the unrestricted [...]
After making a very strong second half push after trading Carmelo Anthony to the New York Knicks, the Denver Nuggets fell short of making a deep post-season run when they were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs by the Oklahoma City Thunder in five games. With Carmelo gone the Nuggets best player [...]
The feeling around Los Angeles during All-Star Weekend has been one of anticipation. Multiple General Managers across the league are eagerly awaiting the Denver Nuggets to make a decision regarding Carmelo Anthony so that they can go about making their own moves.
Whether these opposing GMs are waiting on the Nuggets because they want to make sure Denver is going to sell before they ask for one of their other players or because they want to know if they need to make a move themselves to keep up with Denver, there is clearly a lot riding on the Anthony situation that goes beyond just the two teams involved in the deal.
For most teams, Melo getting dealt means they get an opportunity to pick at the post-Melo roster Denver will have. The Nuggets have a few very attractive pieces that any contender would do well to add but if the Nuggets end up keeping Anthony – extension or not – Denver is not going to part with any of the complementary pieces in hopes of making a post-season run to keep the fanbase interested and to potentially coax Carmelo into staying.
If the Nuggets do end up dealing Carmelo before the impending deadline, here are the most appealing Nuggets that other teams around the league should be in hot pursuit of.
Hit the jump for the four most appealing Nuggets that Denver should look to deal after shipping Melo…
It is hard to put into words how effective and important that Kobe Bryant was to the Los Angeles Lakers tonight. Denver Nuggets head coach George Karl said it best when he summarizing Kobe’s amazing run at the end of the first half.
“No. 24 had a great five minutes at the end of [...]
Kobe Bryant seemed to leave us during the fourth quarter, and the Black Mamba took his place. Whether it was hitting Trevor Ariza for the wide open three or nailing the 24-foot three pointer in the face of JR Smith, Mamba was on his game in the final period. His 13 points led the [...]
The final game of this series was almost predictable looking at the way both teams have responded to losses in previous games. The Los Angeles Lakers jumped to a 17-4 lead in the first quarter, which was very similar to the start of Game 6 in Houston, and it was over from there. The [...]
No major surprises on the All-NBA first team this year.
Guard: Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
Guard: Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat
Forward: LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
Forward: Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks
Center: Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic
It will through off some people who think the line-up must be made up of one player from [...]
On a team full of superstars such as Chauncey Billups and Carmelo Anthony and fan favorites like Chris “Birdman” Andersen and J.R. Smith, the most important player today was Nene.
This game was just a battle of completely different styles of play. The Mavericks relied on jump shots all day while the Nuggets were [...]
Both of these teams are coming into this series oozing confidence after destroying their first round opponents. The Nuggets breezed by a banged up Hornets team in one of the worst playoff beat downs ever. The Mavs easily coasted by a Spurs team without arguably their best player in Manu [...]
In 21 minutes of play against the Denver Nuggets last night, Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum scored 16 points on 7-of-11 shooting while also collecting 7 rebounds. Bynum dominated the Nuggets bigs every minute he was in the game, showing that a first round match-up between the two teams would mean hard work [...]