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The Week Carmelo Anthony Stayed Put, for Now

Just like last week, and all the weeks before that, Carmelo Anthony remained a Denver Nugget at week's end, despite another round of trade buzz. First came the report of the latest proposal, in which the Knicks would give up only Wilson Chandler, Anthony Randolph, and Eddy Curry as part of a three-team deal — one that couldn't have appealed very much to Minnesota. Then came a report that James Dolan had become involved in negotiations, which raised a whole new set of questions. Then word that the Lakers had held talks with the Nuggets. And that Anthony said he'd consider staying in Denver if he wasn't traded. And lastly, word that, actually, the Lakers aren't pursuing him, after all. The trade deadline, by the way, is less than two weeks away now. But what happened this week that didn't involve the return of Isiah Thomas's name to the newspaper?

The Packers won the Super Bowl, and A-Rod enjoyed a tasty snack.

St. John's routed UConn after we took a look at the Johnnies' Tournament chances.

The Knicks lost to the Clippers at the Garden, while Amar'e Stoudemire remained atop our Knicks Power Rankings, and Landy Fields tried to move some merch.

A Rangers' rally once again fell short, this time in Detroit.

Mayor Bloomberg said he wasn't buying a piece of the Mets.

We looked at Baseball Prospectus's 2011 PECOTA projections for the Mets and Yankees.

And we suggested that it's time to retire the phrase "Core Four."

That's it for us. Have a nice weekend.

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