Nuggets not left for dead by Melo

Originally Published: February 22, 2011
By J.A. Adande | ESPN.com

In his own strange way, Carmelo Anthony did the Denver Nuggets a favor.

It might not have seemed that way when George Karl came back from cancer to coach the team, only to find that his star player wanted out. It might not have looked great when newly appointed team executives Masai Ujiri and Josh Kroenke repeatedly walked down the aisle in trade talks only to break away before reaching the altar. But by not leading the Nuggets to believe he would remain, they could get busy planning for ...

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