Lichtenstein: Nets’ Lack Of Defensive Effort In Philly Most FoulI would think that my queasiness was more likely related to undercooked meat, but, then again, the Nets did emit a malodorous stench with their play in Philly.
Pistons' Inside-Outside Game Too Much For Struggling NetsGreg Monroe had 18 points and 11 rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons routed the New Jersey Nets 109-92 Friday night for their fourth straight victory.
Nets Move Forward Without MeloAfter snapping their latest skid, the Nets can match their win total from last season when they host the Pistons on Friday night.
AP: Framework, Not Anthony, Holding Up Nets TradeA person with knowledge of the proposed Carmelo Anthony trade says the holdup is over the framework of the deal, not the All-Star forward's willingness to commit to New Jersey.
Nuggets' Billups Forges On In Midst Of Melo-DramaAfter months of constant trade speculation surrounding Carmelo Anthony, Denver Nuggets fans have pretty much accepted the notion the All-Star forward will soon be leaving. Harder to digest is the realization he might be taking hometown hero Chauncey Billups with him.
Carmelo: 'Guarantee' I'll Be In Denver Vs. HeatCarmelo Anthony won't be leaving the Denver Nuggets anytime soon. After all, the Miami Heat are coming to town Thursday night and he doesn't want to miss a showdown with LeBron James & Co.
Johnson Not Holding Breath Waiting For Nets Trade Listening to Nets coach Avery Johnson, the monster deal to bring Carmelo Anthony from Denver to New Jersey might be on hold.
Avery Johnson's Nets Ready To Tip Off SeasonAfter struggling through seasons they would probably prefer to forget, the Detroit Pistons and New Jersey Nets are realistic about their chances in a competitive Eastern Conference.

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