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Aug 31, 2010 8:36 PM

New Nuggets GM says keeping Carmelo is top priority

DENVER (AP) - Now that the Denver Nuggets have their management team in place, they're developing a strategy to keep All-Star Carmelo Anthony in powder blue and gold.

At his introductory news conference Tuesday, Masai Ujiri, the team's new vice president of basketball operations, said he's been in contact with Anthony and will meet with him soon.

The Nuggets offered Anthony a three-year, $65 million extension through 2014, but if he rejects it, the team will have to consider trading the forward who has guided them to seven straight playoff berths.

Josh Kroenke, who is taking over the ownership duties from his father as a condition of Stan Kroenke's purchase of the NFL's St. Louis Rams, said he's had cordial conversations with Anthony and his agents, disputing reports of a recent contentious meeting.

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