HoopsHype Nick Van Exel rumors

October 28, 2010 Updates

Nick Van Exel has been in Carmelo Anthony’s position. Nearly nine years ago, Van Exel wanted the Denver Nuggets to trade him. They granted his wish. He now regrets it. The star of a struggling Nuggets team during the 2001-02 season, Van Exel revealed his frustrations publicly after a loss in Cleveland. He told reporters he was “sick of losing” and had already asked for a trade. “If I could do it again, I probably would have stuck it out,” said Van Exel, now a player development coach with the Atlanta Hawks. “I was an emotional player. I was so stubborn. I didn’t back away from it. “I was hoping for a trade, but at the same time I felt like I let a lot of people down.” Yahoo! Sports

Anthony has never said publicly he wants a trade, in part because the NBA now fines players who make such demands public. But he also has refused to sign the three-year, $64 million extension the Nuggets have offered, and his representatives, league sources said, have made clear to team officials he wants out. “He’s doing it the right way,” Van Exel said. “It’s tough. He wants to compete for a championship. But he sees all the guys he came into the league with making moves, and he wants to win.” Yahoo! Sports

September 30, 2010 Updates
September 8, 2010 Updates

Atlanta Hawks: Hawks add Nick Van Exel to staff as Player Development Instructor. Check out Hawks.com later today for the official release and commentary Twitter

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