NBA gambling rumors continue to come out of the Mile High City that superstar and franchise player Carmelo Anthony will be moved despite being the key asset for Denver with the NBA gambling odds.
Sports-Gambling opened with Denver as a +3000 choice to win the NBA title next spring. The Nuggets are coming off a tough and somewhat disappointing season in which they failed to make the Western Conference finals after doing so in the previous season.
Anthony was nearly dealt to the New Jersey Nets in the offseason as his contract will run out after this season and the Nuggets don’t want to be left holding an empty bag.
It is feared Anthony wants to return to his roots and home on the east coast but he is in Denver for now and Karl has returned as coach after missing the post season last year due to cancer treatments.
Denver won 53 regular season games last year but did not hold much NBA betting value as they paid out in only 35 games. In their first round exit in the playoffs versus Utah Anthony averaged 30 points per game.
In the regular season Anthony averaged over 28 points per game and has proven to be a near one man team, which has become part of the problem for Denver.
In an important off season move the Nuggets acquired Al Harrington from the New York Knicks to bolster up the front court and to make a statement that this will be an all out effort to capture the world championship this year. Harrington averaged over 17 points per game last year.
Veteran point guard Chauncey Billups returns after averaging 19.5 points per game and dishing out 409 assists.
Karl returns with an added emphasis of defense for this NBA betting online season. Karl is known as a fine motivator and leader that eventually wears out his welcome. But the return from cancer treatments could inspire the Nuggets to fulfill his demands for a better effort on the defensive end of the floor.
Center Nene will need to return at full health and with a more aggressive attitude.
Denver has won no less than 50 games in each of the past 3 NBA gambling seasons.