Carmelo Anthony Possibly Headed To The Empire State & The Top NBA News

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Denver Nuggets Carmelo Anthony shoots a jump shot in the first half against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden in New York City on March 23, 2010.  UPI/John Angelillo Photo via Newscom

Carmelo Anthony is one of the best players in the NBA, and is an offensive scoring machine.  Anthony is capable of scoring 40 points and can take over and win a game single-handedly.   However, it is rumored that the Syracuse alum wants out of Denver; trade scenarios have been surfacing all summer long and have involved teams like the Nets, Rockets and Knicks.  The New Jersey Nets were on the verge of acquiring the all-star in a multi-team trade, but that deal quickly died out.   It has been reported that the team across the Hudson River, the New York Knicks, have made significant progress in the past couple days  to acquire Carmelo Anthony.  A ‘Melo and Amare Stoudemire duo looks very nice on paper.

The New York Knicks are making a push for Carmelo Anthony: ESPN New York

The Latest on the Lakers

Kevin Ding provides us with an in-depth look at the Lakers’ 82-74 loss to the Utah Jazz. [OC Register]

“Dancing With the Stars” contestant and former Laker Rick Fox visits the Lakers’ practice, to meet up with Kobe Bryant and Phil Jackson. [Hoopsnotes]

Phil Jackson weighs in the Magic Johnson situation, and wants to see what business move the former point guard will make next. [Hoopsnotes]

Steve Blake showed his feisty-ness in yesterday’s pre season game against the Jazz when he got into an altercation with one of the players. [OC Register]

Laker guard Shannon Brown has worked hard this off-season in order to improve on other aspects of his game. Brown wants to be known as more than just a “dunker.” [Los Angeles Times]

The Lakers lost to the Utah Jazz in yesterday’s pre season game in Anaheim. provides us with a complete review of the match-up. [ BasketBlog]

The Latest on the NBA

LeBron James stated that racism played a role in his “decision,” and to prove himself right James “re-tweeted” racist comments targeted towards him. []

The NBA has launched “NBA Turnstile,” which rewards fans for attending and watching live games. []

Philadelphia 76ers’ coach Doug Collins will miss his second consecutive game due to concussion symptoms. []

The San Antonio Spurs have picked up the fourth-year option on guard George Hill. []

The New Jersey Nets have just exercised their third year option on Terrence Williams, which delighted the second-year player. [Slam Magazine]

Clipper guard Baron Davis has been sued by a paparazzi photographer to throwing dirt. [Pro Basketball Talk]

Number 19 on Dime Magazine’s list of Top NBA Go-To-Men is…[Dime Magazine]

Jerry West regrets drafting Drew Gooden over Amare Stoudemire.  Based on their stats and post-season success, West made a huge mistake in picking Gooden. [Pro Basketball Talk]


Rick Fox visits Kobe Bryant and Phil Jackson, while preparing for “Dancing With the Stars.”


NBA Pre Season Results for October 19th, 2010

Cavaliers-111 Sixers-95

Pistons-98 Wizards-92

Knicks-117 Nets-111

Pacers-128 Timberwolves-124

Nuggets-130 Thunder-115

Jazz-82 Lakers-74

Suns-92 Warriors-87

Kings-96 Clippers-94

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