Quick hitters from the Nuggets opening night win over the Utah Jazz:
-All the rumors and chatter about Aron Affalo stepping up on the offensive end just may be true. Affalo looked smooth and crisp (Aron Affalo: the human celery stick?) in the paint and hitting the deep ball. Since Affalo will normally be paired against the opponent's top scorer at the 2 or 3 spot, he really has the chance to make his mark on both ends of the court this year.
-Nerve Tonic looks like a physical, hard nosed player; he has the body type and length. However, for some reason I can't see him starting and loggin nearly 30 minutes all year. He is an excellent 15-20 minute, grab 7-10 boards type player.
-Watch out for Ty Lawson getting all up in Deron Williams ass all season long.
-Game One and the new NBA replay policy is already tired and in need of tweaking. Do we need to get the flatty out on breakaway fouls? To make it interesting, I think the TV should be one of those quarter operated ones that used to be in bus stations.
-Let's not get ahead of ourselves and think this game is a model of what to show Melo about all that is right baout staying in Denver. His mind is made up- the Nuggets could start 10-0 smoking the NBA and he'd still want out oif town. The tough decision comes to Kroenke The Younger and the brass as to when to pull the trigger on a possible deal. Keep an eye on the records of the teams in the Melo sweepstakes. (Andre Iguodala seems the ideal player if the Sixers are looking to get back in the mix. You'd be able to plug him in and still be a very competitive team.)
-They keep upping the Free Taco ante, now at 110 points?! If the old Loyola Marymount teams had that offer, their fan base would be rahter rotund.
-If you buy your toddler a Rocky stuffed animal before she really gets into watching TV, then she sees the actual Rocky on TV months later, be prepared for a constant "Where Rocky?" and "more Rocky" during the entire first quarter. That's the SG parenting tip of the month.
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