Melo would 'love' to go back to Denver

One casualty of the Knicks 66-game schedule is their annual trip to Denver.

The Knicks travel to nine West Coast cities this season. The Mile High city isn't one of them.

To ex-Nugget Carmelo Anthony, that's unfortunate; he said on Wednesday that he'd' "love to" go back to play his old team.

It's hard to believe Nuggets fans would share the same sentiment.

Anthony was dealt to New York last season in a blockbuster trade before the February deadline. He refused to sign an extension with the Nuggets and basically forced the team to deal him to the Knicks, which was said to be one of the only teams with which he'd sign an extension.

"I would love to go back and play there [in Denver]," Anthony said on Wednesday night. "The reaction I would get; who knows? I might get some boos, I might get some claps. But it would have been fun just to get back there knowing that I spent 7 1/2 years of my career there, started my NBA career there. I had some great times there, some great games, some great seasons, the fans were great. So I would have loved to go back and play in that arena."

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