Carmelo Anthony simply won't recognize these Denver Nuggets - even though he had just about everything to do with the makeup of their roster.
The New York Knicks visit the Pepsi Center on Wednesday night in Anthony's first trip back to Denver since forcing his way out of town more than two years ago in a blockbuster trade that reshaped both franchises.
The only familiar face he'll see is that of point guard Ty Lawson. None of the other Nuggets were here when he was wearing powder blue and gold.
''This game is going to be huge,'' Lawson said. ''It might be the most exciting game of the year because Carmelo is going to come in. It is going to be a fun game. I can't wait.''
The trade is turning out to be a win-win for both teams.
The high-flying Nuggets landed a bevy of young players, trade exemptions and draft picks they've used to retool their roster and the Knicks got a bona fide superstar to build a team around.
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