Best option for Nuggets? Keep Melo

Trading Carmelo Anthony may not be Denver's top move. (PER Diem: Jan. 21, 2011)

Updated: January 21, 2011, 2:21 PM ET
By John Hollinger |
Carmelo AnthonyGarrett W. Ellwood/NBAE/Getty ImagesAfter careful review, would the Nuggets be better off if they held on to their star, Carmelo Anthony?

The New Jersey Nets have pulled out of the Carmelo Anthony sweepstakes -- we think -- and so the big question is where do the Denver Nuggets go from here? What options are realistic for the Nuggets, and which ones don't make sense?

I've been pelted with questions and trade proposals from readers, via Twitter and in Thursday's chat, and so it's a good time to walk through the Nuggets' options and figure out what works and what doesn't.