Tuesday, June 02, 2009

What Now?

Lyrically, I'm worshipped, don't front the word sick
You cursed it, but rehearsed it
I drop unexpectedly like bird shit...

Are your tears of Powder Blue drying? Is the mousse from your Bridman gel-fro slowly sagging? Do your KMart menacing stares losing their luster with your coworkers? Nuggets withdrawl slowly creeping into your life? But wait! The NBA will be back sooner than you think as will the local team, and what can expect to see this summer and when 2009-10 tips off?

-Rested Melo. Carmelo Anthony has played hoops three of the last summers and four of the last five between the Olympics, Worlds, and Tournament of the Americas. This summer he has the Tournament of the Couch. Melo is still filling out his body it appears and a solid summer of workouts without that peksy distraction of actually playing hoops and globetrotting all over the world will be of benefit.

-Your AC is out. With Chauncey Billups pencilled in as the starting point guard/messiah for the next couple years, the Nuggets best look for a capable backup to push the pace. Anthony Carter is a solid player, but offers a slowdown and more defensive pace than Chauncey. In order to complement a high energy second unit, you need a young, athletic, running backup. One name comes to mind as we just saw him with the Lakers: Shannon Brown.

-Who's Shooting JR? JR Smith by all indications will move into the starting lineup next season. His defense and overall play drastically improved over the course of the playoffs, as eveidence by his admirable work on Kobe in the Lakers series. However, JR can't treat the summer as the JR Smith Club Tour. He needs to stay in Denver, sleep on Steve Hess' couch, and get to know the practice gym better than he knows his entourage. Further, the Nuggets should send him to the Vegas Summer League to get actual competition with a focus on defense and taking it to the rim.

-Birdman Bank. The biggest free agent is obviously Chris Anderson, but the Nuggets cannot overpay him as New Orleans did a few years back. Birdman wants to be here, he has a bulit in support group here, has adoring fans, and has the greatest niche in the NBA. Translation: he'll give the Nugs a "hometown" discount to avoid the pratfalls of a possible move.

-Jonesin. With JR ready to step in, there's no room for a defensive player who gives 12-18 minutes like Dahntay Jones. He'll make a great addition to another team. Linas Kleiza appears to be on his way back to Europe or another NBA destination as well. With Rex Chapman's worldy hoops experience, look for the Nuggets to scour the basketball backwaters to find another Dahntay and capable replacement for Linas.

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7 Comments:

Anonymous Spotwood said...

Actually, I don't agree with the Dahntay thing, I think they resign him. The main reason being that I don't think you can get by trying to sign another player and just hope that he ends up being the same guy.

That and you have to remember, the Nuggets are going to be waaaaaaaay over the luxury cap next year. So someone with a sightly larger salary is going to be on the move. I'd be surprised if you don't see them try to move Kenyon in a deal. I think his effect on the team was a little overrated, but he did make up his image a bit to where some team might take a chance on him and his salary which comes off the books in a couple years.

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Anonymous Calvin Natty Light said...

They are at a crossroads with Kenyon, he had his best season but is heading to the peak of age. Can he transform himself into a Rodman type player who can hit the boards for another 5 years?

If they can unload him and perhaps bring in David Lee, may have to look at it.

Soccer Guru Kroenke wont pay anymore IMO or a luxury tax.

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