Carmelo Anthony: 10 Ways the Denver Nuggets Can Convince Carmelo to Stay

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Carmelo Anthony: 10 Ways the Denver Nuggets Can Convince Carmelo to Stay
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Denver Nuggets star Carmelo Anthony has been hounded by rumors of an impending trade basically since the earliest days of the 2010-2011 NBA season.

There have supposedly been two separate deals in place that would have shipped the explosive forward to the New Jersey Nets, with numerous other players, teams, cash and draft picks involved. Yet none of it has come to fruition as of yet as the NBA's February 24 trading deadline quickly approaches.

The New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers, Dallas Mavericks and Houston Rockets have all been linked with making a pitch for Carmelo Anthony's services.

Yet few have truly considered the possibility that the Denver Nuggets, the only team he's ever known, could swoop in and actually lock up Anthony on a contract extension that keeps him in Denver for the foreseeable future.

Anthony himself confirmed that he'd "take a long look" at the possibility of staying in Denver, but what could the Nuggets do (besides, obviously, not trading their star) to keep 'Melo around for a few more years?

I'll go over 10 scenarios in which Denver could gain the upper hand and win Anthony back over, and convince him to prolong what's been a largely successful career with the Denver Nuggets.

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