Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Don't Count Denver Out
With Melo gone, the Nuggets obviously lack the leagues best all around scorer (in my opinion besides Kevin Durant) and they are also missing that All-Star caliber player you need on your roster to make noise in the league. But, don't count the Nuggets out. They remind me a lot of how the Rockets have been over the last couple seasons, no real star player, lot of solid young talent and good guards. Raymond Felton was ballin' in NY before the trade, one of the most underrated point guards in the L. You also have Ty Lawson behind him, a guy who's capable of even being a starting PG, then you have solid wings like Arron Afflalo who can defend and score, and J.R. Smith, one of the streakiest but best shooters in the league. Then you have one of the leagues top 5 centers in Nene, a position that is almost impossible to come by. Then, you bring in guys from the trade, Wilson Chandler, one of the most versatile players in the league, and Gallinari, who can shoot it. The Nuggets will be straight man, solid ass team. They lack a real star for now but they'll be fine, it's time for J.R. Smith to step up and be more consistent, homeboi can score. Don't count the Nuggets out.