Nuggets rolling as Anthony trade talk intensifies

By Pat Graham

Associated Press

Published: Friday, Jan. 14 2011 12:00 a.m. MST

Denver Nuggets small forward Carmelo Anthony looks at a referee during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, in Denver. The Nuggets won 130-102.

Jack Dempsey, Associated Press

DENVER — The Denver Nuggets are rolling after two straight routs, finally clicking on the court the way that Nuggets coach George Karl has always envisioned.

And now his team just might be on the verge of being dismantled.

No matter how well the Nuggets are performing, how much chemistry they're developing, it's hard to put much stock in them as bona fide contenders with trade talks involving Carmelo Anthony heating up in recent weeks.

Denver may have a radically different look by the Feb. 24 trade deadline.

Soon starting at forward for Denver — Nets rookie Derrick Favors?

Anthony's future has been the topic of intense speculation ever since he rebuffed the Nuggets' three-year, $65 million contract extension over the summer.

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