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Morning Coffee! Nuggets Want Most Of New York City For Carmelo Anthony

Good morning, New York sports fans! Here is your first look at the New York area sports scene.

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  • Man, don't you hate it when the good stuff happens while you are asleep! I wake up this morning to the news that All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony could have been a New York Knick today -- if the Knicks were willing to basically blow up their entire roster.

    The Denver Nuggets asking price for Anthony is, apparently, Danilo Gallinari, Raymond Felton, one more Knick starter, Eddy Curry's expiring contract and a first-round draft pick. Why don't the Nuggets just ask for the Empire State Building and a couple of New York City buroughs while they are at it?

    As much as I believe that the Knicks need Anthony to put themselves in a position to compete with the upper echelon teams in the NBA giving up 60 percent of their starting lineup AND a No. 1 pick for Anthony and Chauncey Billups is nothing short of crazy.
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  • The New Jersey Nets were no match for the San Antonio Spurs Monday night, falling 102-85. You didn't really think New Jersey could hang with the Spurs, did you?
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  • Pitchers and catchers officially reported to Spring Training on Monday for the New York Yankees. For the New York Mets today is the day when that happens. Ahh, yes, baseball is back.
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  • Jim Boeheim earned his 850th career victory Monday as Syracuse topped West Virginia. Not bad for a guy who used to have a reputation as a recruiter who couldn't coach.
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