Back on December 14th I Tweeted the Denver Post’s Chris Dempsey and asked if George Karl would be around in a post-Melo Nuggets world. He responded saying “Absolutely. Those wheels are already in motion.” And Chris Tomasson is also reporting, in an interview with Karl, that he wants to be around next season no matter how things play out.

Here is that Tweet from Dempsey about Karl:

Chris Dempsey

Absolutely. Those wheels are already in motion. RT @: @ if/when Melo traded, Karl still wanting extension?



Sources: Nuggets' Rebuilding Won't Affect George Karl's Future – Chris Tomasson, FanHouse

Speaking to FanHouse before Tuesday night's game against Phoenix, Karl confirmed from his end he has no plans to leave Denver next season regardless of whether or not the Nuggets are rebuilding.


Sources: Carmelo Anthony slowing deal – Chris Broussard, ESPN

According to several league sources, Anthony has not told anyone, not even his representatives, that he will sign a contract extension with the Nets.


Audio: Koz with Ty Lawson after the Nuggs hammer the Suns – Jason Kosmicki, Altitude
Some great quotes from Lawson in this interview. It’s a must hear for his thoughts on Phoenix Suns head coach Alvin Gentry and Suns backup point guard Goran Dragic.

Trade winds calm as Suns come to town – Charlie, Roundball Mining Company
Long time Pickaxe and Roll reader and Denver Stiffs reader runningdonut aka Charlie is now writing for Roundball Mining Company. Check out some of his first work as he talks Nuggets trades. Best of luck Charlie!

Rasheed Wallace to Return? Agent Disputes Stephen A. Smith – Sam Amick, FanHouse
Why in the world would Wallace come back … money maybe? Why could the Celtics want him back? Go check out the article to find out.

Sacramento the ‘bellwether’ for mid-sized NBA markets, mayor says – Ryan Lillis, The Sacramento Bee
David Stern and Sacramento mayor and former NBA star Kevin Johnson have been having talks about the Kings prospects of building a new stadium. If Sacramento is unable to build a new stadium for the team then it sounds like the team may be moved and Stern sounds like he’s trying to strong arm the former player.

Denver Nuggets vs. Phoenix Suns postgame 3-pointers – Benjamin Hochman, Denver Post
Go check out some of Hochman's thoughts and stats from last night's Suns vs. Nuggets game.




From the vault … October 1, 2010

 George Karl's Advice to Carmelo to Keep Fans Happy: 'Sign the Extension' –  Chris Tomasson, FanHouse

The small forward was booed when shown on the video board during a mixed martial arts event Thursday night in suburban Denver. That's because Anthony has yet to sign a three-year, $64.47 million extension offer that is on the table, which could lead to him being dealt by the February trade deadline.



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