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Report: Lakers, Nuggets have initial talks on Melo

Denver Nuggets small forward Carmelo Anthony (15) watches

Denver Nuggets small forward Carmelo Anthony (15) watches from the bench while playing against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Denver. (Jan. 15, 2011) Photo Credit: AP

The Lakers and Nuggets have had preliminary talks on a trade involving Carmelo Anthony. Andrew Bynum is apparently the player the Lakers would send to Denver, according to a report by ESPN’s Chris Broussard.

This past Saturday night, ESPN.com reported a three-team deal under discussion among the Knicks, Nuggets and Timberwolves that would send Eddy Curry and Anthony Randolph to Minnesota; Corey Brewer, Wilson Chandler and Minnesota's first-round pick to Denver, and Anthony to the Knicks.

Alan Hahn reported that multiple sources told Newsday that the three-team deal involving the Knicks is one of several options under consideration and that there is nothing imminent. The trade deadline is Feb. 24.

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