Alright boys and girls, ladies and gentlemen, men and women; sit-back, relax and get ready to read. We have more rumors, some record breaking performances and some insight into the aftermath of the blockbuster trade from the Phoenix Suns perspective.
Nuggets to Observe Carmelo Anthony With Full Cast; Nets Not Ideal Destination - Chris Tomasson, Fanhouse
Tomasson, the man in the know, discusses the Nuggets' "last-ditch effort" to keep Melo and more talk about how Melo doesn't really like the possibility of playing for the Nets.
Nets structuring new deal for Anthony - Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo! Sports
Woj, as he's known around here, talks about the Nets adding more names to the trade rumors ... and this time it's more Nuggets names.
Melo trade talks heat up; NBA contenders taking a look - Benjamin Hochman, Denver Post
Hochman talks about the possibilities of some contenders getting in on the bidding war for Melo's services.
Sources: Mavs poised to enter Melo chase - Ken Berger, CBS Sports.com
Berger talks about the Dallas Mavericks making a push for Melo even without assurances of Melo inking an extension. He also discusses the possibilities of the Houston Rockets and Orlando Magic getting in on the bidding war for Melo. I'm not quite sure that Yao Ming's contract or Jason Richardson's expiring contract will be very enticing to the Nuggets.
NBA - Around the League:
Phoenix Suns Practice Report: Shiny Happy New Faces - Seth Pollack, Bright Side of the Sun
Pollack, with the Suns SBNation blog, has some great comments from Steve Nash and some of the new faces with the Suns about the blockbuster deal that went down this past weekend. Quotes and some nice audio!
Week 8 Power Rankings - Mike Payne, SBNation
See where SBNation's Mike Payne ranks your Denver Nuggets.
Dirk Nowitzki passes Larry Bird - Jeff Caplan, ESPN Dallas/Fort Worth
With 21,792 career points scored (and counting), Dirk passed Larry Bird to reach 25th on the all-time scoring list. Pretty impressive for the kid from Germany that was traded on draft day from the Milwaukee Bucks to Dallas for Robert "Tractor" Traylor.
NBA Chat with Eric Pincus - Eric Pincus, HOOPSWORLD
Pincus talks Melo and many many other trade rumors and other NBA related questions. Always a good chat and a good read.