Carmelo Anthony Trade Rumors: Why the Denver Nuggets Need To Keep Him

October 8th, 2010 by Jack Winter Leave a reply »
LeBron James.  Kobe Bryant.  Dwyane Wade.  Kevin Durant.

It is widely accepted that these four players have separated themselves from the pack when it comes to the NBA's best wing players.  

Two of them have championship rings and Finals MVPs to show for their talents, while one is the league's reigning two-time MVP, and the other won last year's scoring title and is considered the best young player in the world.  Each of them possesses the requisite combination of talent, drive and competitiveness to be the best player on a championship team.

Though these four players have clearly cemented their spots amongst the game's true elite, there is constant debate on whether or not another belongs in the hierarchy: the Denver Nuggets' Carmelo Anthony.

Mired in controversy since his public trade request in August, Anthony has put the Denver organization in a bind. If they don't deal him prior to February's trade deadline, they risk losing out on Anthony to free agency in the summer of 2011.  However, trading players like Anthony should always be a last resort.  For a player of his rare talent, in return all ...

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