What superstar?

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What superstar?

George Karl believes the Nuggets can win without one
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George Karl thinks Danilo Gallinari, who was acquired in the Carmelo Anthony trade last season, could be Denver’s version of Dirk Nowitzki, someone who can step up at crunch time for this year’s Denver Nuggets.
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George Karl scoffs at the notion that a team needs a superstar to be successful. “The best team wins championships,” Karl said after Tuesday’s practice.
PAT SULLIVAN/Associated Press file photo
Nenê flirted with the Houston Rockets in free agency, but the Nuggets’ big man returned to Denver on Tuesday with a reported five-year deal.

What superstar?

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George Karl thinks Danilo Gallinari, who was acquired in the Carmelo Anthony trade last season, could be Denver’s version of Dirk Nowitzki, someone who can step up at crunch time for this year’s Denver Nuggets.
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Hyoung Chang/The Denver Post
George Karl scoffs at the notion that a team needs a superstar to be successful. “The best team wins championships,” Karl said after Tuesday’s practice.
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PAT SULLIVAN/Associated Press file photo
Nenê flirted with the Houston Rockets in free agency, but the Nuggets’ big man returned to Denver on Tuesday with a reported five-year deal.
Nuggets sign their big man; trade with the NBA champs

DENVER – The Denver Nuggets re-signed Nenê to a five-year deal, keeping the unrestricted free agent through 2015-16.
The Denver Post first reported the Brazilian center had agreed to the contract that could be worth up to $67 million.
Nenê considered leaving Denver for the Nets, Rockets or Pacers as an unrestricted free agent, but he decided in the end to stay in the city where he began his career in 2002.
Nenê averaged 14.5 points and 7.6 rebounds last season and will be counted upon to provide leadership after Kenyon Martin’s exodus to China during the NBA lockout. Nenê will start in the Nuggets’ frontcourt alongside Timofey Mozgov.

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The Nuggets acquired versatile swingman Rudy Fernandez and forward Corey Brewer from the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday for a future second-round pick.
The trade gives the Nuggets added depth.
After playing the last three years in Portland, Fernandez was traded to Dallas in a three-team deal last June that landed Andre Miller in Denver and Raymond Felton in Portland.
Miller and Fernandez now will be paired up again in the Mile High City.
“We are excited to add two talented young wing players who have proven themselves in the NBA,” said Masai Ujiri, the Nuggets’ executive vice president of basketball operations.

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