Check it out. Yes, it may be lipservice, but Carmelo is probably staying in Denver.
They built the team for him. Playoffs (which Denver should make) means revenue for the team. They have been scared straight and will probably offer him the moon at season's end.
Truth is, this is good for us. I want to root for Favors, Lopez, T-Will and Harris. I want to see them become a great team. w/ loads of cap space they can get an all-star in a mid season trade or in the offseason. No need to be desperate. Favors is a rare big man. If he is cared for and not crapped on, he should become a huge star in his own right. One that can play defense and anchor a championship