George Karl weighs in how Orlando should deal with Dwight Howard rumors

Denver Nuggets head coach George Karl joined the show to talk about his season and more.

Dan asked how often he goes to the doctor after recovering from caner. “The serious test comes once a year,” Karl said. “I do blood tests three or four times a year. I do a lot of things so I don’t have to go through this again.”

Karl said the lockout-affected schedule has been the biggest stress so far this season.

Dan asked what Karl would advise Stan Van Gundy in Orlando with Dwight Howard after what he went through with Carmelo Anthony last season.

Karl said last season started out great, but the energy got bad when the trade rumors came out. Karl said he would talk about it to take it away from the team. “It got way too heavy and way too long,” Karl said.

But Karl said Van Gungy faces a challenge. “It will be interesting to see how Orlando reacts, because there are so many negative influences during the season,” Karl said.

Karl said he heard that the Magic may not make the trade, and he thinks it will be interesting to see how it works out.

Dan asked why hasn’t the ‘Melo move worked out for the Knicks. He said that it was a power move, and it hasn’t worked out, but maybe it will in the future.

Karl weighed in on some of the powerhouse teams around the league. He had a funny comment on Oklahoma City and rumors Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook don’t gel: “I don’t know if they’re unhappy, but they sure don’t play unhappy,” Karl said.

Karl thinks that LeBron James is the best player in the NBA. “There’s no question he’s the best player,” Karl said.