(16-8) vs. (14-9)
Line: Nuggets by 2
Will he stay or will he go?
Source: NBA.com Player Profiles
-- Are you panicking about the Magic's recent 4-game skid on their west coast road trip? Josh Cohen of the Orlando Magic's staff says not to worry too much, considering many eastern squads tend to struggle out West.
-- The Carmelo Anthony trade rumors persist, with pundits everywhere trying to get the first jump on Melo's next career step. ESPN's Chris Sheridan earlier this week implied that Anthony's talents would almost certainly end up in Manhattan with the Knicks. But, on the heels of Sheridan's statements, Tom Ziller of SB Nation reminds fans to be cautious when hearing trade rumors of any kind, even taking a few jabs at Sheridan's less-than-accurate past prognostications.
-- The Nuggets are 4-0 at home this season against Eastern Conference teams, but only 1-5 when traveling on the road to play Eastern teams.
-- If you are looking for a unique Christmas gift to wow the Magic fan in your life (or even yourself), Subway has a cool promotion for the holidays, offering a mini basketball signed by JJ Redick to customers who purchase a $50 Subway gift card.
-- David Damron of the Orlando Sentinel reports that the last of the 5 Magic-sponsored community gyms opened Monday in Winter Garden. The gyms were included as part of the negotiations to have the new Amway Center construction approved.
-- You heard it here first: A highly credible source for OMD reports that the Nuggets have moved to make a deal with Seattle to send Carmelo Anthony to the Supersonics in return for Shawn Kemp, Gary Payton, and a tall Starbucks Caramel Macchiato.
-- This just in: We're obviously kidding - Seattle would clearly have to cough up a venti-sized drink to make that deal fly...and would actually need a basketball team, too.