It had been a few days since the East Coast media concocted a Carmelo Anthony-to-the-Knicks story, so I guess we were due.

Source: New York Knicks making progress on Carmelo Anthony trade – ESPN New York
ESPN’s Chris Sheridan “reports” that the New York Knicks have made significant progress in recent days in their efforts to acquire Carmelo Anthony from the Denver Nuggets. I don’t buy it.

Carmelo Anthony: Staying in Denver Remains an Option — NBA FanHouse 
Fanhouse's Chris Tomasson does some actual reporting and talks to the source of the rumors, Carmelo Anthony himself, about his future in Denver.

Carmelo Anthony should be grateful if Nuggets get him to NY | All Things Nuggets
If Carmelo Anthony ends up with the New York Knicks, he should thank a franchise that let their superstar go, waited and fulfilled his every wish to do so, says Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post.

Nuggets, Melo march on – TrueHoop Blog – ESPN
J.A. Adande says that for some reason the sight of Carmelo Anthony in a Denver Nuggets uniform is just as jarring as seeing Shaquille O’Neal in Celtic green or LeBron James in a Heat jersey.

Nuggets' Anthony staying patient – for now – NBA – Yahoo! Sports
Carmelo Anthony is preparing to open the season with the Nuggets. Whether he finishes it remains to be seen. – Yahoo! Sports' Marc Spears.

Arron Afflalo: “I’m ready.” – Basketball News & NBA Rumors
HoopsWorld’s Eric Pincus talks to Denver Nuggets guard Arron Afflalo who says he’s ready for a bigger role, not only defensively but as a sniper on offense.

NUGGETS: Triple-A a bona fide triple threat for the Nuggets 
Aaron Lopez serves up some predictions for Arron Afflalo's 2010-11 season.

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