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News and views on the OKC Thunder and NBA

by Darnell Mayberry Published: August 22, 2010

News: Thunder center Nenad Krstic was in the middle of an on-court brawl between Serbia and Greece last week, ending the skirmish by hurling a chair. Krstic was held overnight by police investigating the fight.

View: Watching video of the brawl reminded me of early May when Krstic said all the right things in his exit interview with reporters but sounded as though he didn't want any part of this summer's games. Krstic said he wanted to play but talked about the pressure his country puts on him and his obligation to compete because of his captaincy. He also expressed a desire to rest, citing a long NBA season and the need to rest his body. If Krstic could do it over again, you can bet he would follow his head and not his heart.

News: Carmelo Anthony reportedly wants out of Denver and is hoping for a trade, with New York and Orlando being his top two preferences as potential destinations.

View: While a move would make the Western Conference less competitive and help out the Thunder's chase for a championship, I doubt we see Anthony being granted a divorce from Denver. Nuggets coach George Karl said it best when he told reporters much of the talk in the summer rarely comes true, just look at Chris Paul's situation in New Orleans. And just like the Hornets, the Nuggets have no reason to rush to trade Anthony. A lot can happen between now and February.

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by Darnell Mayberry
OKC Thunder Senior Reporter
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in...
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