Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! News reported on Thursday (8/26) that Carmelo Anthony has requested a trade from the Denver Nuggets.
The team offered Anthony a $65 million extension on his current contract, which he can opt out of at the end of this season. Given what happened with LeBron in Cleveland, the Nuggets were determined not to let Anthony do the same to them, and walk away leaving them with nothing.
When Anthony still had not inked the new contract after several months, the Nuggets parted ways with the duo of general managers Rex Chapman and Mark Warkentien, and hired up-and-coming Masai Ujiri to replace them.
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Before I dive into my first post on the heartbreaking news that Carmelo Anthony will indeed depart Denver permanently sooner than later, a bit of background on myself:
I hail from Denver, Colorado, born and raised. I became an avid sports fan for reasons I don’t fully understand. My dad never cared much about sports, nor did my childhood friends or any other manifested bodies of developmental influence.
Perhaps the Denver Broncos winning their first Super Bowl on my ninth birthday has something to do with it. Maybe my family’s history of divorce and frequently changing religious preferences had me subconsciously seeking some sort of refuge. But hey, let’s not get into that. This is a sports blog afterall.