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Morning Jolt: Nuggets not done yet?

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Tuesday, February 22

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Nuggets not done yet?

George Karl has a new cast of characters, a cast that may still not be set. [For Carmelo Antony, the] Nuggets get forwards Wilson Chandler and Danilo Gallinari, point guard Raymond Felton, center Timofey Mozgov, the Knicks' 2014 first-round draft pick and two picks New York owns from the Golden State Warriors, a 2012 second-rounder and a 2013 second-rounder, in addition to $3 million in cash, according to a source. It's an impressive corral of assets for [Josh] Kroenke and [Masai] Ujiri, both in their first year in their roles. And it's possible that the Nuggets could make another deal before Thursday's trade deadline, as Denver seeks to add young talent, draft picks and roster flexibility. (Denver Post)Comment

Tebow: 'Much more prepared' to start in 2011

Tim Tebow was asked in a recent interview whether he felt far enough along in his mechanics to win the Broncos' starting job from incumbent Kyle Orton. "We tried to push each other to get better. I always hope he does his best because that'll help the Broncos." ... "I feel that I'm definitely ready to compete for it. I'm excited for that challenge. I've worked extremely hard this offseason. I'm looking forward to the opportunity to lead this team and try to win games. I don't feel like it's even close from last year to where I am now. In fact, it's not even close to where I am now from the end of last season. I'm much more prepared." (Florida Times-Union)Comment

Mourinho hints at a return to Chelsea

Jose Mourinho has offered his strongest hint yet that he would relish a return to Stamford Bridge. Pressure is mounting on Italian boss Carlo Ancelotti following Chelsea's alarming lack of form. There has been a growing clamor among Blues supporters to see The Special One return. Mourinho, who guided Chelsea to two championships, two league cups and the FA Cup during his three-year tenure, revealed he still loves the London club and is unsure whether he will see out his four-year contract in charge of Real Madrid. "I don't know. I love Chelsea. I was the happiest man when I was there," said Mourinho. "I was thinking I would be there all my life. So you never know." (Daily Mail)Comment

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