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Melo: Nuggets don't want me to succeed

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08:10 AM ET 03.16 | Word has traveled to Carmelo Anthony that his former Denver coach -- 8-2 since 'Melo left -- is none too upset that the star is thousands of miles away. Anthony has said repeatedly he's happy Denver is thriving but hasn't heard a peep from the Nuggets about wishing him success with the Knicks. Anthony can read between the lines. "I really think they kind of don't want me to have success in New York, the way I look at it," he said at Tuesday morning's shootaround at Conseco Field House before the Knicks get their rematch vs. the Pacers. "I try not to think about that. I've been in Denver 7 1/2 years. For me to move on was a hard thing to do. This is a business and I've cut my ties there."

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March 16, 2011  08:13 AM ET

If you cut your ties, then why are you talking about them. They are trying to put together a winning product that you didn't want to be a part of. Let it go...

March 16, 2011  08:33 AM ET

Unbelievable, he whined to get traded and away from the Nuggets and now wants their approval? Spoiled rotten athletes with million dollar bank accounts - until they retire or get locked out by the owners.

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March 16, 2011  08:41 AM ET

Nope they did not want Melo to suceed. Something about them not coaching him on defence bothers me.

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March 16, 2011  08:42 AM ET

Does Gilbert want Lebron to win a ring? Hells no! That's just natural human reaction. But Melo has to realize Denver is the past. It don't matter what they wish or don't wish. He's a Knick now. That alone is better than anything that can happen in Denver. And that 8-2 record they're totting is a joke.... they're a bunch of role players and it will show in the playoffs. Knicks on the other hand have beaten the big teams... Miami and Atlanta... we roll them up back to back so I'm not worried about losing to bad teams. In the playoffs we can beat any team in the East as we'll be a matchup nightmare for any coach.

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March 16, 2011  08:58 AM ET

Shut up Melo!

March 16, 2011  08:59 AM ET
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Perhaps because he was asked a question.

even if asked, don't make a big deal because the team you up and left doesn't have time to for you anymore. Like he said this is business. No team cares about another team having success.

March 16, 2011  09:00 AM ET

Some players need to hire a common sense person before they tweet or talk to reporters...of course the Nuggets aren't rooting for you- they had to hit the reset button because you wouldn't sign the extension. Not as much ill-will as Lebron, but they aren't going to go be buying Melo NYK jerseys

March 16, 2011  09:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Does Gilbert want Lebron to win a ring? Hells no! That's just natural human reaction. But Melo has to realize Denver is the past. It don't matter what they wish or don't wish. He's a Knick now. That alone is better than anything that can happen in Denver. And that 8-2 record they're totting is a joke.... they're a bunch of role players and it will show in the playoffs. Knicks on the other hand have beaten the big teams... Miami and Atlanta... we roll them up back to back so I'm not worried about losing to bad teams. In the playoffs we can beat any team in the East as we'll be a matchup nightmare for any coach.

Atlanta isn't a big team, and beating Miami when they were playing horrible might have added to the knicks cred but losing to bad teams right afterwards means this team has issues and can't but together a series of good wins. However, the team is still young and has time to improve. They might be a surprise in the playoffs.

March 16, 2011  09:04 AM ET
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Unbelievable, he whined to get traded and away from the Nuggets and now wants their approval? Spoiled rotten athletes with million dollar bank accounts - until they retire or get locked out by the owners.

I agree...

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March 16, 2011  09:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Does Gilbert want Lebron to win a ring? Hells no! That's just natural human reaction. But Melo has to realize Denver is the past. It don't matter what they wish or don't wish. He's a Knick now. That alone is better than anything that can happen in Denver. And that 8-2 record they're totting is a joke.... they're a bunch of role players and it will show in the playoffs. Knicks on the other hand have beaten the big teams... Miami and Atlanta... we roll them up back to back so I'm not worried about losing to bad teams. In the playoffs we can beat any team in the East as we'll be a matchup nightmare for any coach.

LOL...Yeah bc letting Tyler Hansbrough look like an ALL STAR is what the Knicks got Melo for...

March 16, 2011  09:08 AM ET

all he did was give the nuggets a huge case of hemorrhoids for a year...why would they wish him well at this point?

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March 16, 2011  09:11 AM ET

Lol what the hell did you expect?!?

March 16, 2011  09:11 AM ET
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LOL...Yeah bc letting Tyler Hansbrough look like an ALL STAR is what the Knicks got Melo for...

In the playoffs.. where the real all stars play Tyler won't be there...

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March 16, 2011  09:11 AM ET
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This is why you don't talk to the media. This is why some guys only let out carefully scripted sentences. Things get blown out of proportion. Somebody probably asked him some questions and then grabbed the sensational stuff to sell papers.Just do you think Melo. Lebron and Melo both can silence everyone with their play on the court.

Losing to the Pacers again isn't going to shut anyone up.

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