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Denver Post's Benjamin Hochman discusses Carmelo Anthony's future, Lakers-Nuggets matchup

January 20, 2011 |  4:45 pm

Keeping up with the latest regarding Carmelo Anthony's future with the Denver Nuggets doesn't just entail working the phones and reading the clips. For The Denver Post's Nuggets beat writer, Benjamin Hochman, it also involves clocking in 40-yard dashes that would make Usain Bolt proud. Upon hearing Melo was leaving a morning shootaround through a different exit than he thought, Hochman can been seen in the video above sprinting down the hallway and running a 40-yard sprint in 6.71 seconds.

This led me wondering if Hochman's effort in visiting burger joints in each NBA city has led to a new theory that eating them can lead to better conditioning.

Said Hochman: "Any chance I can get a little exercise, even if it's on the job, I'll take it."

Among the other topics of interest regarding the Lakers-Nuggets game on Friday:

--Why Hochman believes playing for the Nets is still an option for Anthony, despite the contention from New Jersey owner Mikhail Prokhorov that the organization has walked away from a possible deal involving Anthony.

--How both Anthony and Denver point guard Chauncey Billups are handling the possibility of getting traded.

--Why Lakers guard Kobe Bryant argues it's inappropriate for Nuggets fans to boo Anthony.

--Recapping the Lakers' 118-112 loss on Nov. 11 to the Denver Nuggets, and previewing the teams' upcoming matchup on Friday.


You can follow more of Hochman's work at the Denver Post website and by following him on Twitter.

--Mark Medina

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