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Denver Nuggets decade series: the trade of the 2010s

The Nugg Love staff enjoys watching the current era of the Denver Nuggets. Ironically, this rendition of our beloved Nuggets wouldn’t exist without a trade dating eight years ago. In the spirit of our decade theme month, we discuss the trade that blossomed a new regime.

Carmelo Anthony falling to the Denver Nuggets in the 2003 NBA draft, was as luck-filled as Kawhi Leonard’s game-winning shot against the Philadelphia 76ers. Sometimes, all it takes is a little good fortune to turn around years of misery.

Anthony led Denver to a playoff appearance after a 26-game turnaround in only his rookie season.