Carmelo Anthony is planning to opt out and test free agency.
There will be a bunch of suitors this off-season for Carmelo and his pure scoring ability. Already there have been numerous rumors that have had him linked to a few teams with the latest being the Heat and Celtics.ANALYST: Jonathan Impemba
Tim Duncan (rest) will not play Friday against Denver.
The Spurs will take advantage of the holiday and give Duncan an extra day of rest and get ready for Saturday against the Hawks. The Spurs could go with LaMarcus Aldridge at center for Friday and use David West at power forward or they could just give Boris Diaw the start. Either way, those are the three players likely to see the extra work in Duncan's absence. Analysis: Howard Bender