83411_grizzlies_nuggets_basketball_medium_mediumWith Mark Warkentien and Rex Chapman joining the ever-growing ranks of the unemployed, speculation about Carmelo Anthony‘s future in Denver is at an all-time high. And we have a Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf sighting!

Uh Oh, Report Says Carmelo May Not Sign Extension – SB Nation Denver
SB Nation Denver runs down all the Melo rumors on one page.  Gee, thanks guys.

Denver Nuggets' Carmelo Anthony is too inefficient to be an elite player – NBA – ESPN 
If he opts for free agency next summer, Carmelo Anthony will likely command a max deal. But his inefficient game means the team he signs with will inevitably be overpaying for his services. (Must have an Insider account to read this.)

Thunder, Jazz score high marks with offseason moves in Northwest – Britt Robson – SI.com
SI.com’s Britt Robson hands out off-season grades for Northwest Division teams. Guess what grade the Nuggets got?

Roundball Mining Company ” Summarizing the Mark Warkentien Era
Our friend Jeremy Wagner over at Roundball lists Mark Warkentien’s best and worst trades while in Denver.

NBA.com: Grgurich’s quiet camp makes its boldest statements on court
There are after-parties in Las Vegas. There are velvet ropes and VIP rooms galore. And then there are the places that are really hard to know about and nearly impossible to gain admittance to. This is a MUST READ for Tim Grgurich fans.

Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf is still playing basketball – Ball Don't Lie – NBA  – Yahoo! Sports
Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf resurfaces…in Japan!

Nuggets Shake Up Front Office, Dismiss Mark Warkentien, Rex Chapman — NBA FanHouse 
FanHouse's Chris Tomasson breaks down the dismissals in the Nuggets front office.

Denver Nuggets coach George Karl talks about the team’s front office and his health | All Things Nuggets
Benjamin Hochman caught up with Nuggets coach George Karl on Tuesday night, and GK expressed his emotions about the Nuggets’ decision to not renew the contracts of Mark Warkentien and Rex Chapman.

Paige: Numerous reasons for firings by Nuggets – The Denver Post
Because of circumstances within and beyond their control, the Nuggets vice presidents of basketball operations and player personnel became the incredible shrinking Wark and Man.

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