Originally posted on SLAM Online  |  Last updated 1/20/12
So far, the Denver Nuggets look like the big winners following last season’s blockbuster trade of Carmelo Anthony to the New York Knicks. According to Nuggets coach George Karl, his team is in a much better place these days, with far less drama to deal with. From the NY Daily News: “The Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire duo isn’t panning out the way Jim Dolan expected. Garden chairman Jim Dolan can finally look out on his basketball court on Saturday night and see that he’s built himself a winner. Unfortunately for Dolan, it won’t be the NBA team he owns. In fairness, the Denver Nuggets were a playoff team long before Dolan orchestrated the Carmelo Anthony trade. But since the team’s owner ordered Donnie Walsh to gut the Knicks to bring Anthony to the Garden, the Nuggets have continued on an upward trajectory, while the Knicks find themselves these days with ‘Melo often grinding the offense to a halt and Amar’e Stoudemire very likely longing for the days he was king of New York...
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