Denver: Western Conference Podcast Preview

60109900Before the regular season begins, we’re going to take a close look at select Western Conference teams that could potentially trip up L.A.’s quest for a fourth straight trip to the Finals, utilizing beat writers and broadcasters in several NBA cities. First up, Denver.

Prior to last season, the Nuggets appeared to be L.A.’s biggest obstacle towards returning to the NBA Finals, particularly after an impressive performance in the 2009 Western Finals when Denver forced L.A. to six games.

But after a disappointing 2009-10 campaign in which the Nuggets endured head coach George Karl’s battle with cancer and ultimately a first round loss to Utah, things don’t appear so rosy heading into this season. Question marks abound in the Mile High City primarily due to the unsure nature of star Carmelo Anthony’s future with the Nuggets.

To offer some perspective on Anthony’ situation, discuss how it might affect a still-talented team and detail what else is going on with the Nuggets, the Denver Post’s Benjamin Hochman joined us for a Lakers.com podcast.

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