Pounders, I had the luxury of chatting with Nate, from the Nuggets blog Denver Stiffs. He's a pretty cool guy and he clearly knows what he's talking about, so hopefully we can all learn a little from this. I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I enjoyed writing it.
Denver, in Winter...better be ready for Winter Shoes
I'm going to start by admitting I don't know much about your Denver Nuggets. I know last year they traded Carmelo Anthony, and I know I wasn't entirely surprised that you ended up on the better end of that trade (and with a better team after it, as well.) That being said, I've only see part of one Nuggets' game this year- the end of the first LA game when Gallinari missed the layup near the end. I was shocked he missed it, and disappointed yall couldn't pull out the win- any time the Lakers lose, I get pretty happy.
Stephen, how can you not know more about the Nuggets? John Hollinger and Tim Legler were singing their praises during that half-hour off-season we just had. You should probably purchase NBA League Pass and adopt the Nuggets as your team of choice! Here let me tell you why ...
Well, the short answer is that I ignore the four letter network as much as possible. Between the constant over hyping of Andrew Luck, and the never ending "Where will Chris Paul/Dwight Howard end up" it just makes me want to puke. I'm glad yall did get some press, though. It's always nice when they stop talking about Miami, New York, Boston and LA.
I'm still in a buzz over Kenneth Faried's fine performance in last night's (Jan. 4th) fourth quarter. The rookie only got about nine minutes of playing time, but he had two incredible blocked shots (four total) and threw down a ridiculous alley-oop off a behind the head, no-look pass from Rudy Fernandez.
Uh, WOW. That's all I've got to say about that. Aren't you glad you have Rudy, now? LA may be "Lob City" but they certainly are not a mile high...which is the approximate elevation Faried reached before slamming that down. That's something straight out of Space Jam.
Kosta? Is that you?