Quote of the day
"I'm glad it's over. I'm glad it's an opportunity to reinvent. I think everybody handled it as classy as you could handle it. There's some sadness to it; there always will be." -- Denver Nuggets coach George Karl, on the 9-player trade sending Carmelo Anthony to the Knicks
The “Melo-drama” is over, and the internet is now rife with opinions on how the Nuggets/Knicks trade will impact the teams and the related players. My reaction is that we’ll just have to wait and see. First of all, the NBA trade deadline is still looming, so some of the involved players might not have reached their final destination. But even if they have, it’s folly to assume too much certainty as to how players will react to new surroundings, new roles, and new teammates.
The Nuggets will have to play shorthanded tonight, though, as they host Memphis. The Denver PG battle may be contested (or even worse, shared) between Ty Lawson and Raymond Felton, but for tonight, only one of those two will be available in all likelihood. For daily contests, that’s probably a good opportunity to contemplate for tonight.