Revisiting a fork in the road can be frustrating, but we all do it.

Haven’t we all daydreamed of returning to a critical moment in our life and doing something differently? Even if you live with the motto #noregrets, chances are you have at least considered what it would be like to have a redo.

There’s even an app out there that can take you back.

Well no, not literally (it’s not a Hot Tub Time Machine), but it is called Timehop.

Essentially, the app combs through old social network posts and shows some things published on said social networks one year ago to the day, two years ago to the day and so on.

Mostly, it’s a reminder of terribly stupid tweets sent in the past, Facebook statuses that should have never been posted and Instagram photos that didn’t have the perfect filter.

But every once in a while it’s easy to come across something that piques your interest and raises one of life’s most common questions: What if?

I stumbled across this tweet from our old friend Ben Hochman this past September on Timehop (the tweet itself was from five Septembers before that).

After watching the not human Steph Curry the last two seasons and again Monday night, it made me wonder the above question again: What freakin’ if?

I texted Hochman on Tuesday, reminding him of the tweet, and the former Nuggets beat writer remembered hearing about those talks, saying nothing was concrete but the teams did at least chat about those two names on an initial level.

Even if former Nuggets GM Masai Ujiri is team #noregrets, the entire city of Denver regrets those talks never getting past the ‘preliminary’ stage. Curry’s a full-fledged superstar, Anthony is an underachiever whose lifetime playoff winning percentage (.333) is worse than Todd Gwynn’s career batting average (.338).

In Ujiri’s defense, he had been hired a little less than a month before Hochman reported on those talks, and he was likely exploring a lot of options on the Carmelo trade front.

Here’s a quick refresher on where the Nuggets stood with Melo entering that 2010-11 season, via an article from on Aug. 31, 2010, the day Ujiri was hired:

[Ujiri’s] joining a club at a crossroads.

Amid reports that All-Star Carmelo Anthony‘s days in Denver are all but done, Ujiri told The Associated Press on Friday night that topping his to-do list is keeping Anthony in a Nuggets uniform for the long-term.

Anthony has guided the Nuggets to the playoffs every season since leading Syracuse to the national title as a freshman in 2003, but the longer he goes without signing a three-year, $65 million extension that’s been on the table for two months, the greater the alarm grows in Denver that his seven-year stint in Colorado could be coming to a close.

Meanwhile, Curry was a borderline household name at the time, but not necessarily for what he had done in his NBA career. Far more people knew Dell’s son for his heroic March Madness run, leading Davidson to the Elite Eight in the 2008 NCAA Tournament, than they did for his accomplishments as a professional.

Sure, Curry’s rookie year was quite respectable (17.5 PPG, 5.9 assists), but he didn’t win Rookie of the Year (Tyreke Evans took home the hardware) and the Warriors as a team were atrocious. The team finished with one of the league’s worst records at 26-56 and longtime coach Don Nelson was fired as a result – just four days before Hochman’s tweet hit the Interweb.

The Warriors were clearly in flux, known as a team at the time that could score like crazy, but couldn’t stop anyone on defense. If they were trying to get tougher and more defense-oriented, it’s hard to see where the string bean Curry would have fit in their plans. Then again, it’s not like Anthony was known for his defense at the time, or for that matter ever in his NBA career.

But in 2010, Melo was something Curry wasn’t. He was a star (at least from a marketing standpoint), he had made three career All-Star games, he was coming off a season in which he was third in the NBA in scoring at 28.2 points per game and most importantly for the Warriors – he was looking for a fresh start.

Of course the Nuggets held on to Anthony for nearly five more months before shipping him and his disgruntled wife La La (seriously) to New York for a very respectable package that included Danilo Gallinari, Wilson Chandler, Raymond Felton, Timofey Mozgov and a couple of valuable draft picks.

And while Gallo and Chandler will be key pieces on a team with playoff aspirations next season, Curry and the core in Golden State are a mere nine wins away from their second straight NBA Championship – something they’re favored to do.

It’d be a an unfair assertion to declare that if the Nuggets had found a way to pull the trigger on a Curry-for-Melo trade back in the fall of 2010 they’d have a championship or two by now, but it’s not out of the realm of possibility either.

And after Curry’s game four heroics against Portland Monday night, including an all-time NBA OT record 17 points, and his MVP press conference on Tuesday (two of those in two years), he’s once again the hottest name in the sports world.

It’s easy to daydream about going back in time and finding a way to urge Ujiri to somehow orchestrate a deal for Stephen Curry.

It’s even harder to envision just how good he’d look in Nuggets blue and gold now.