A Well Scripted Nuggets Media Day Went as Planned

Media Day!

Media day is a silly practice where the hip young bourgeoisie spout clichés to the proletariat who are more interested in the free lunch buffet table than anything the featured speakers could offer.

Well, maybe that is a bit calloused.  There are certainly tidbits we can garner from the forced question and answer sessions.  Let’s take a look at some of the quotes from media day.

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Carmelo Anthony and Media Day

There is a great deal of excitement to see what happens at the Denver Nuggets media day on Monday.  The incomparable Matt Moore tweeted he would like to be in the room for the the meeting between Masai Ujiri and Carmelo Anthony.  Well Matt, here is one man’s version of what will happen sometime on Monday.

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Dissecting the Four Team Carmelo Anthony Trade

If you have been following the bonanza of Carmelo Antony trade rumors that are exploding all over the internet the past 48 hours, I am sure you are wondering what you can believe and what you cannot.  The real truth is that no one person knows exactly what is going on.  This much is true, the Nuggets are set to receive Derrick Favors, Andrei Kirilenko and a pair of first round picks for Carmelo Anthony in a four team deal that also includes the Charlotte Bobcats.

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Coach Grg, Balkman Loses a Friend and More Melo

The Indian Summer of Carmelo has been dominating the news recently, and before we get to the current scuttlebutt, there are other important happenings going on with the Denver Nuggets

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Can Carmelo to the Knicks Work?

Another day another barrage of Carmelo Anthony rumors as the Indian Summer of Carmelo is on the verge of exploding.  The Nuggets will be holding their annual pre-training camp media day on Monday, September 27 with practices starting the next day. All signs point to Melo being a Nugget on that day, but it might be difficult for Carmelo to continue his “I am a Nugget” routine when he has to face his teammates.

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No Really, Carmelo Anthony is Going to be Traded

After a calm couple of weeks following the hiring of Masai Ujiri, who announced at his introductory press conference that he was confident he could convince Carmelo Anthony to stay in Denver, there are reports that the Nuggets have apparently begun to accept the inevitable fact they are going to have to trade Carmelo Anthony and they are now listening to offers.

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Idaho Stampede to Hold Open Tryouts in Denver

The Denver Nuggets NBA Development League affiliate Idaho Stampede will hold open tryouts in Denver on Sunday, September 19 starting at 9:00 AM and lasting until 5:00 PM at Colorado Christian University. There will be two other sessions, one in Portland on October 2 and another in Boise on October 16.  Visit the official site of the Stampede for registration information and other details.

New Head Coach Randy Livingston will be on 104.3 The Fan today (September 15) at 2:00 PM (all times approximate in the radio business).  Livingston is best known as being an NBA journeyman, but was in his younger years one of the top NBA prospects in the country.  After his first two games at LSU he was averaging video game numbers in the vicinity of 30 points and 15 assists a game.  Knee injuries would prove to limit his potential although Livingston was still able to carve out a very respectable NBA career, but he made his mark in the D-League.

Livingston holds several franchise records and his jersey is retired in Boise as he was the 2006-07 D-League MVP and lead the Stampede to the 2008 D-League championship.  As a coach he has had first hand experience working with the Boston Celtics front office as an assistant with their affiliate and while his playing career may not have reached the heights that many expected when Livingston was exiting high school, he sees his winding career path as a positive entering his first season as a head coach.

Some of you may remember the Nuggets held open tryouts under Kiki Vandeweghe where guys like this wasted everyone’s time.

A couple of players received invites to train with Denver’s summer league squad, but if memory serves neither one actually made it to the Rocky Mountain Revue with the team.  Hopefully the Stampede will have more luck.