Category — Nuggets
They lead the league in points in the paint, mainly because they blow past defenders in their sometimes high-octane offense. The Nuggets won in Oklahoma City tonight by 10 and made them prime candidate to nail that No. 3 spot in the West. Laker fans, some of them still dreaming dreams of grandeur, want no parts of Denver. Go ahead Warrior fans.
Did we mention the Nuggets have captured 12 in a row? Didn’t think so.
March 19, 2013 No Comments
Questions always consume NBA fans on opening night. And they will have more as the season dribbles along. Can the Heat repeat as champs? Can the Lakers win the West? Can the Thunder continue to be the best in the West after trading James Harden? Or will the Nuggets emerge? In the East, can any club seriously challenge the Heat?
We know this. LeBron and the Heat are the favorites (7-4) to win it all again, while the Lakers (2-1) are the No. 2 pick. The Thunder (7-2) are the No. 3 choice, but after that it gets dicey.
October 30, 2012 No Comments
The Jeff Green deal to the C’s immediately comes to mind. I told anyone who would listen then the Thunder wouldn’t miss a beat without Green. Green was a liability. Not only as a defender, but he couldn’t take me off the dribble.
Now we have the James Harden deal. Good player (many would say outstanding, but I believe his value is overrated) who had a great season last year, but Harden benefitted from the superb play of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. Yes, he was like the “Microwave,” a tip of the cap to the wonderful and underappreciated Vinnie Johnson. But the Thunder offered Harden, who gagged big time in the NBA Finals, $54 million over 4 years and his agent Rob Pelinka refused it because they wanted $60 mil.
To quote the great Robert Parish, what’s the different between a few million when you’re talking that much cash?
Someone cranking up BBD? Poison!
Furthermore, Jeremy Lamb is 1 of the best rooks in this draft class. Mad skills for a guy his size. Give him time and he will eventually shine in that offense, particularly since the Thunder runs like the wind and he fits in perfectly. Add him and 2 1st-round picks to the mix and how can critics say this is a bad deal for the Thunder?
Kevin Martin gives the Thunder a much-needed outside shooter, but Lamb is the steal here. And who knows how the best GM in the NBA, Sam Presti, who I call the 2nd coming of Jerry West as a GM, will parlay those picks (there also is a 2nd rounder) into more good fortune. I can only imagine, with his brains and knack for mixing and matching stars and role players, what Presti will pull off. Unlike a lot of GMs, Presti gets it.
I’m all ears for the critics. Holler with your best shot.
October 28, 2012 2 Comments
A heated argument broke out on Twitter tonight about which city has the top players in the NBA. What started the discussion was an “Open Court” segment tonight on NBA TV, featuring Shaq, Barkley, Kenny Smith, Steve Smith, Chris Webber, Reggie Miller, Steve Kerr and Ernie Johnson.
Hard for any city, including that stale argument that New York produces the best players (maybe back in the day, but not now), to argue against this 5 though.
October 23, 2012 No Comments
May 14, 2012 No Comments
Andrew Bynum’s hot line: 10 points (on 5 of 7 shooting), 13 rebounds and 10 blocks in the Lakers 103-88 beatdown of the Nuggets in Game 1 of NBA playoffs.
April 29, 2012 No Comments
For the Nuggets, it’s all good. The Knicks? Not so much.
The Nuggets, who visit New York on Saturday, are 28-12 since they dealt Carmelo Anthony to the Knicks, who are 20-22 since then.
January 20, 2012 No Comments
After being a long-time subscriber to Direct TV’s NBA package, which broadcasts the majority of league contests almost every night, I refuse to pay the $159 fee (down from the $189 from last season) this season. Just couldn’t contribute to this farce David Stern and owners such as Michael Jordan and Dan Gilbert are selling.
If it were smart, the league could have performed a PR stroke of genius by giving the package away free, but that isn’t in the DNA of people like Jordan or Gilbert.
December 14, 2011 No Comments
The owners are closer to achieving their goal of canceling the NBA season. Michael Jordan and a small band of hardliners are intent on it.
Meanwhile, David Stern couldn’t wait to use ESPN today as his platform to tell anyone who would listen of how the players have wrecked negotiations. But if you’re negotiating with someone in good faith, you don’t issue ultimatums with each proposal. Stern has frequently done so throughout these so-called negotiations.
As much as I’d love to see some balling, I still applaud the players. They have little choice in the matter. They agreed to give back the $300 million the league supposedly lost last year only to have Stern and those greedy bastards he represents to demand more. And Stern has the gall to call the players’ decision to disband the union “tragic?” Please.
November 14, 2011 No Comments
We underestimated the players resolve, but as much as we’d love to be watching us some NBA, we applaud their stance.
November 8, 2011 No Comments