Let the Melo sweepstakes begin?... (Golden Nuggets)

Anyone who follows the NBA closely knows that it's a league comprised of executives, agents, coaches and players incapable of keeping secrets.  Unfortunately for Nuggets fans, the worst kept secret in the NBA right now is that the Nuggets are open to trading Carmelo Anthony...

Source: Denver Listening to Trade Offers for Carmelo Anthony -- NBA FanHouse 
Fanhouse's Sam Amick - who has been pretty reliable all summer - says that the Nuggets will insist on a package including a top-tier player, prospects and draft picks for Carmelo Anthony.  Well...duh.

Sources: Denver Nuggets listening to offers for Carmelo Anthony - ESPN
ESPN's Marc Stein and Chad broke the story earlier today that the Denver Nuggets' resistance to trading Anthony is fading away, according to sources with knowledge of Denver's thinking.

Nuggets’ Birdman recovering from surgery, making goodwill trip | All Things Nuggets
The Post's Benjamin Hochman reports that Chris Andersen may not be ready until December.

Denver Police Close Case Involving J.R. Smith -- NBA FanHouse 
Amick reports that the Denver Police have closed the case of J.R. Smith allegedly attacking a fellow practice player. For what it's worth, I'd still like to see J.R. traded before training camp.

NUGGETS: Karl looks to savor the taste of victory after cancer recovery 
Nuggets.com's Aaron Lopez catches up with George Karl who appears ready to go for training camp.

Nets, Sixers add intrigue to Melo saga - CBSSports.com
BergerSphere - CBS Sports' Ken Berger "reports" that a three-team deal could be in place for Melo involving the Sixers and Nets.

Carmelo Anthony and LaLa Vazquez Staying in Denver, for Now -- NBA FanHouse  
Melo's wife LaLa Vazquez says that Anthony is staying in Denver "for now."  How very reassuring.

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