Wednesday, January 19th, 2011 at 12:00 pm  |  15 responses

Nuggets to Reduce ‘Distracted’ Carmelo Anthony’s Minutes?

Everyone, including players on other teams, wants the saga to mercifully end. It’s not that simple, and according to George Karl, it’s getting to Carmelo’s head which may lead to less playing time. From FanHouse: “Denver coach George Karl said his star forward was ‘very distracted’ during practice Tuesday for one of the few times this season. Karl couldn’t say for sure it was due to trade rumors swirling but did say it could affect Anthony’s playing time. ‘If Melo plays distracted, I can’t play him as many minutes,’ Karl, whose Nuggets play host to Oklahoma City on Wednesday, told FanHouse. ‘I thought he was very distracted (Tuesday)…I don’t know (if it’s because of trade rumors). I don’t have that answer.’ Karl said overall the Nuggets had a very bad practice Tuesday and the team looked distracted, but he was willing to single out Anthony. Karl was asked if Anthony also looked distracted Sunday at San Antonio, when he shot 5 of 17 for 12 points. ‘I didn’t think we played very well, and I thought he was in that category,’ Karl said. Until recently, Karl said Anthony seemingly has not let outside influences bother him as his name continues to get thrown around as the Feb. 24 trade deadline approaches. ‘This has definitely not happened very often,’ Karl said of Anthony being distracted. ‘It’s been very few times.’”

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  • http://google c_cantrell

    is anyone else gettin sick of hearing about this melo bs?

  • http://slamonline.com THE REAL RIGGS

    its the nuggets own damn fault.

  • http://slamonline.com Yknot

    The Indecision!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Yknot wins.

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    Nuggets need to just trade Melo to the Knicks and get it over with.

  • el_larsen

    the indecision!!!!!!!!!lol

  • http://slamonline.com Hossy

    co sign seed, trade him or watch him walk.

  • Mr McOvaChicken to you

    Ynot wins. The Indecision !! HAHA HA Ha


    looool at yknot…

  • yes.we.did.

    Yknot for president!

  • Adrian Bond

    Wow this is getting worse each day. Now we need the Memphis Grizzlies to take advantage and close the gap, so they can run for the Playoffs!

    Adrian Bond Memphis Fan

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Y-Knot nevertheless, fresh like air, well-dressed, yes the LS is here…

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Melo’s poor play this season has been worse, to me, than LeBron’s decision.
    I thought Melo could play through all the trade stuff, but really, he hasn’t handled his business and he keeps backtracking and playing games to avoid being branded a bad guy. It’s pretty wack.
    LeBron is wack too, really wack for all his backtracking, but at least he’s playing well and his team is handling their business to a certain degree.

  • http://slamonline.com Yknot

    Wow, been on this site for awhile and never got this much feedback on a comment. @Teddy-the-Bear K for the kangols that I got, that I wear everyday and why? Yknot

  • jer

    dudeee stfu..his sister died alirght