Sports - Denver Nuggets

Jan 9, 2011 11:38 PM by Jordan Mason

Hornets hand Nuggets another loss, 96-87

DENVER (AP) - If this was Carmelo Anthony's farewell, he sure didn't go out on a high note.

Anthony scored just eight points in the Denver Nuggets' 96-87 loss to the New Orleans Hornets on Sunday night, putting a sour finish on a day filled with speculation that the superstar's departure from Denver was close after 7½ seasons.

A person with knowledge of the discussions told The Associated Press on Sunday night that the Nuggets are closing in on a deal that would send Anthony to New Jersey in a three-team trade.

Anthony declined to comment on the latest trade speculation before the game, but his performance was one of the worst of his career.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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