The rumors have been surfacing for weeks now, and almost everyone expects Carmelo Anthony will pack his bags and leave the Denver Nuggets. Melo would leave the team that cherished him and looked to him as a hero, similar to the way Cleveland viewed LeBron. The Nuggets, however, have a decent team without Carmelo. A solid front line, sharpshooters and a great point guard. The Cavs on the other hand, have a very weak team and will not have much success next season. But, if Carmelo leaves the Nuggets, it will cause a domino effect on the team. Reports say that Chauncey Billups will likely get out of Denver if Melo is traded.
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Number nine top Laker moment in the 2009-2010 season. The supporting cast stepped up big when Kobe took games off to rest his injuries; the Lakers finally beat the Blazers in Portland and took care of the Jazz in Utah. [Lakers.com]
Ron Artest is switching his jersey number from 37 to 15. [NBA.com]
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Deron Williams saw key players leave the Jazz, and he wasn’t very pleased. The team lost Carlos Boozer and signed Al Jefferson as a replacement, however Williams may be headed to his hometown team, the Dallas Mavericks. [Dime Mag]
Andre Iguodala said Kevin Durant will retire as the NBA’s all-time leading scorer. So let the debate begin, will Durant take over Kareem’s title? [Slam Mag]