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Kleiza Changes Agents

Linas Kleiza is eligible for a contract extension this summer, which may have factored into his mind when he decided to change agents.

Kleiza has left agent Herb Rudoy to join BDA Sports Management, which also represents teammates Carmelo Anthony and Anthony Carter, according to a report in the Rocky Mountain News.

Via Rocky Mountain News

Clippers, Cassell About To Announce Buyout?

According to the Boston Globe, Sam Cassell and the L.A. Clippers are set to announce that the two sides have reached a buyout, allowing Cassell to join the team of his choice.  

Most believe that the team Cassell will sign with is the Boston Celtics, although both Dallas and Denver are believed to be making a run at the veteran guard also.

Via Boston Globe

J.R. Smith Drawing Karl's Criticism

Even after scoring 43 points against the Chicago Bulls, Nuggets' Coach George Karl has been critical of the way guard J.R. Smith is playing, saying Smith was playing in "fantasyland," the Denver Post is reporting.

"He's just J.R.," Karl said of his shot-happy guard. "He can be good for you, and he can be good for the opponent."

Via Denver Post

Carmelo Disappointed By No Deal, But Confident In Teammates

Carmelo Anthony is surprised that the Nuggets failed to make any moves before Thursday's trade deadline but has confidence in his teammates, according to The Rocky Mountain News.

"It's over with now. It is what it is," Anthony told the News. "We had a chance to get a player, but as an organization, we felt like we ain't really need to make no moves. We don't have no choice but to support that decision and make the best out of it."

"Any time you can get better - or you think you can get better - there's going to be disappointment. This is a team right here I'm proud of. I like the team. I like the direction we're going," he added.

Via The Rocky Mountain News

Nene To Undergo Chemo Treatment

Denver forward Nene will undergo a single chemotherapy treatment next week, according to the Associated Press.

The treatment is part of his recovery from testicular cancer, and there is still no timetable for his return to the team.

The doctors told the Nuggets that the chemo "essentially eliminates the odds of a recurrence."


Portland Sending T. Green To Denver For Von Wafer

Portland is sending Taurean Green to Denver for G Von Wafer, according to David Aldridge.

Via Philadelphia Inquirer

Nuggets Looking To Deal Nene To Nets Or Heat?

Denver may have all but checked themselves out of the Ron Artest trade talks, but Marc Stein reports that they are looking to deal Nene.

The Nets and Heat are both said to be interested in the Brazilian big.


Knicks Trying To Unload Randolph To Bucks, Nuggets

Isiah Thomas and the New York Knicks are in serious trade discussions with both Milwaukee and Denver, trying to send Zach Randolph away from the Big Apple, Frank Isola of the New York Daily News writes.

While the Bucks have rejected a package which would have included Randolph, Fred Jones and Jared Jeffries for a package Bobby Simmons, Charlie Bell and Dan Gadzuric, the Knicks are considering a deal with the Nuggets which includes Nene.

Via New York Daily News

Suns Eye Another Trade

The Phoenix Suns are trying to acquire another swing player before Thursday's trade deadline, the Arizona Republic is reporting.

According to the report, Quinton Ross (Clippers), Yakhouba Diawara (Nuggets), or Mickael Gelabale (Sonics) could be targets as well as Mickael Pietrus of the Warriors, although Pietrus comes at a much higher price.

Via Arizona Republic

Kleiza's Upside To Keep Artest Out Of Denver?

A Denver source said he would 'bet against' the Nuggets making a trade for Ron Artest ahead of Thursday's deadline.

The fact that Artest can opt out after the season and the upside of Linas Kleiza makes the trade less tempting to Denver.

"It's kind of flattering," Kleiza said of the trades being discussed that include him. "But you've got to stay focused. There are a lot of rumors. I'm here and hope to stay here a long time."

Via Rocky Mountain News

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Source: Artest Talks To Denver Resume

Sources close to the Nuggets have indicated that talks have resumed with the Kings in regards to Ron Artest.

Carmelo Pushes For Nuggets To Acquire Artest

Cavs And Nuggets Pursuing Kidd

Nuggets Interested In Zach Randolph?

According to the New York Post, the Knicks and Nuggets may be talking about a deal involving Linas Kleiza, Eduardo Najera, Steven Hunter and J.R. Smith for Zach Randolph and another Knick.

J.R. Smith: We're Not Going To Make A Trade

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Melo Supports Deal If Needed

If the Nuggets feel they need to make a trade, they have the full support of Carmelo Anthony.

Melo Drops Career High 49 On Wizards

Carmelo Returns In Denver Victory

Source: Nuggets Covet Cassell

Denver has inquired about Clippers' PG Sam Cassell, according to a team source.

Carmelo Will Rejoin Nuggets Saturday

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