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FAST BREAK
CHRIS MANNIX
September 06, 2010
Messy Divorce
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September 06, 2010

Fast Break

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Messy Divorce

Carmelo Anthony (below) and the Nuggets are headed for a breakup—and it could be drawn out. Anthony, who is entering the final year of his contract, wants to be traded, but no team is going to surrender significant assets without a guarantee that he will stick around for more than one season. So Denver will have to ship Anthony someplace where he would agree to an extension. Sources say he prefers a major market (New York, New Jersey, Los Angeles) or a team with an elite big man (Houston, Orlando). But the Nuggets, who last week hired a new G.M., Masai Ujiri, "are going to wait for the best possible package," says a Western Conference G.M. "And they are willing to wait until February to get it."

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