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Oct 21, 2010 2:03 AM

Carmelo plays down latest trade rumors

DENVER (AP) - Carmelo Anthony is shrugging off the latest trade speculation.

Amid the latest report that he could be headed to the Big Apple - this time, to the Knicks, not the Nets - Anthony said after practice Wednesday that he isn't affected in any way by the renewed trade speculation.

The Denver Nuggets' star forward said the rumblings don't change anything about his preparations for the upcoming season, insisting, "I'm still able to wake up in the morning, smile, come here, laugh and joke with my teammates, play basketball and compete."

ESPN reported the Knicks got back into the bidding after Anthony let the Nuggets know he wasn't going to change his mind and sign a three-year, $65 million extension. Three weeks ago, a proposed four-team deal that would have sent him to New Jersey fell apart.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)




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