Denver adds depth with Anthony Carter, Shelden Williams

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Thumbnail image for nuggets-logo1.jpgDenver found a couple of affordable veterans to round out their bench.

Anthony Carter and Sheldon Williams reached deals with the Nuggets that are expected to be signed later in the day, as first reported by John Hollinger at ESPN. Both are signing for the veteran’s minimum.

Carter has been with the Nuggets the last four seasons, and last season saw action in 54 games. He actually started seven, but in an ideal world he sits behind Chauncey Billups and the fast-improving Ty Lawson (that the Nuggets want to get more minutes this year). He’s a good passer but turns the ball over a lot too, but he should makes a safe third option.

Williams played last season in Boston, appearing in 54 games and giving the Celtics some good hustle plays off the bench in the regular season. In the playoffs he really struggled (and they could have used him against the Lakers). He’s a forward who is a decent rebounder and shooter at the NBA level for this money.

Williams would be behind a few forwards in Denver, including the recently signed Al Harrington.

Bradley Beal drives around, dunks over Kristaps Porzingis (VIDEO)

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If you’re a Knicks fan, the positive is that at least Kristaps Porzingis tried to make a play.

But he was not going to stop the athletic Bradley Beal with a full head of steam, and the result was a Beal dunking over Porzingis as he tries to block the attempt.

Beal wasn’t sharp, scoring 12 points on 5-of-14 shooting. The Knicks has an efficient Carmelo Anthony and that got them the win.

Carmelo Anthony drops 21 on Wizards in preseason Friday

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We had an efficient Carmelo Anthony sighting in the preseason.

Anthony and the Knicks went up against the Wizards and ‘Melo hit 10-of-15 shots to score 21 points. He also had four rebounds and four assists.

Derrick Williams had 23 points on 11 shots to lead the Knicks in scoring, and New York won 115-104.