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johnlimburg
06-10-2012, 12:48 AM
Kiszla: Nuggets should deal Lawson, Afflalo and Gallinari for LeBron James

The difference between your Denver Nuggets and Oklahoma City is bigger than Kevin Durant, the planet's best basketball player.

The Thunder's young guns want nothing less than championship rings. The Nuggets will settle for Good Job, Good Effort T-shirts.

Something needs to change.

Bring me LeBron James. Yes, to Denver. Big dreams require big action. And more than a little luck.

The Nuggets cannot stand pat if any of us want to see an NBA victory parade in the next 10 years.

Oh, there are fine basketball men, most notably general manager Masai Ujiri and coach George Karl, of the firm belief that if you let young Nuggets Danilo Gallinari, Ty Lawson and Arron Afflalo grow, this team will become something special.

Something special? Perhaps. But NBA champs? No way.

My premise is based on birthday candles.

Who is older: Durant, who has surpassed Kobe Bryant as the league's most lethal weapon, or Gallinari, cited by the Nuggets as a primary example of the team's growth potential?

Read the answer and weep: Durant was born in September 1988, one month later than Gallinari entered the world. So long as Gallinari lives, he will always be older but never better than Durant.

Oklahoma City point guard Russell Westbrook is 374 days younger than Denver counterpart Lawson. Thunder sharpshooter James Harden has nearly four years less mileage on his sneakers than Afflalo. Notice a pattern? These Nuggets are going to be eating OKC dust from here to eternity.

So what's a general manager in Denver to do? Many hoops fatalists say there's nothing the Nuggets can do.

The refrain is as tired as whining about bad NBA referees. Carmelo Anthony is held up as an example of a superstar who will eventually flee a flyover state for bright lights, big city. Even if the Nuggets were to miss the playoffs and win the draft lottery, dumb luck means they would be as likely to end up with broken-down Greg Oden as shooting star Durant.

To acquire a superstar, Denver will have to make a trade. The good news: Ujiri has the assets to at least explore a megadeal.

Ever since he took his talents to South Beach, James has often looked as uncomfortable as a flannel shirt on a tropical night, no matter how well he passes, rebounds or scores.

Heat president Pat Riley knows he has a spectacular but fatally flawed roster. The Heat is not winning the championship this year. There figures to be pressure for a major overhaul.

So, the Nuggets should pick up the telephone during the next month and make a trade proposal: Lawson, Gallinari and Afflalo for James. Karl tells me that's the core of his squad. But Denver would have a stronger chance to win a championship with a starting lineup of James, Andre Miller, Wilson Chandler, Kenneth Faried and JaVale McGee.

Of course, there's always the possibility Miami would scoff at trading James or Dwyane Wade, for that matter in return for Lawson, Gallinari and Afflalo. Then we would know the rest of the NBA doesn't hold Denver's talent in as high regard as the Nuggets do.

You have a smarter idea to improve Denver's team? I'm all ears.

It's easy to like what Ujiri has done in the aftermath of the Anthony trade. He preaches patience. And it might be heartwarming that 9-year-old Heat fan Jack Meyer would shout "Good Job! Good Effort!" to his basketball heroes, even in defeat. The Nuggets, however, have lived in a middle-class neighborhood of the NBA world since 1976. They've been to Dairy Queen, got the Blizzard. Am I ungrateful to think it's time to win a championship?

Sure, the odds are stacked against the Nuggets.

So long as Westbrook remembers he's the deputy and Durant's the sheriff, the Thunder will lay the law in the wild, wild Western Conference from now until 2020. The Heat's problem isn't too many superstar egos, but the fact that James and Wade take up too much of the same space on the court. Boston point guard Rajon Rondo drops dimes to keep grouchy old men Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce happy. We applauded the final curtain call by Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili of San Antonio.

The NBA's final four of 2012 reminded us of one undeniable truth.

At a historical rate of 19 times in 20, you need at least one true superstar to win a championship.

You see that franchise player in Denver?

Go get one, Nuggets.

Never going to happen but a lot of what Kiszla says here makes me laugh. Why was this article allowed to be printed.

beastlyskronk
06-10-2012, 01:05 AM
It isn't even plausible to make that deal. Maybe if he replaced Howard with James, then maybe on a far fetched plain, someone might be able to comprehend it. But there is no one I'd really want us to trade for, unless maybe we can buy low on Amare Stoudemire but that's it.

Orange Pants
06-10-2012, 08:05 AM
The title scared me for a second, all I read before I clicked was idiot, deal, Lawson, and Gallo, and I thought something bad happened.

InElwayWeTrust
06-10-2012, 08:08 AM
Lol. The heat wouldn't take that trade anyways. I'm surprised a professional journalist would write something this childish. This is the kind of things 4th graders say.... :doh:

The Experience
06-10-2012, 10:01 AM
Lets talk about something with a little more possibility.

Sources say the #2 overall pick is available. Should we jump on it?

350legend
06-10-2012, 10:09 AM
This is crazy to even entertain, Maimi will stay with LBJ until he retires.

Broncoholic3233
06-10-2012, 11:06 AM
AAA > LBJ


:coffee:

InElwayWeTrust
06-10-2012, 11:10 AM
AAA > LBJ


:coffee:

Faried > both


:coffee: :coffee:

Broncoholic3233
06-10-2012, 11:24 AM
Faried > both


:coffee: :coffee:

Troll.

:coffee: :coffee: :coffee:

InElwayWeTrust
06-10-2012, 11:28 AM
Troll.

:coffee: :coffee: :coffee:

Faried's dreadlocks > Entire NBA

:coffee: :coffee:

Orange Pants
06-10-2012, 11:47 AM
Lawson > Everybody

If he was like half a foot taller.

Cyrend
06-10-2012, 03:44 PM
Okay, we all know that this trade for LeBron would not go down in any universe. But I agree with Kiz in the sense that we need a roster shake up.

Afflalo, Gallo/Chandler, and throw ins for an established star on the win. And not "potential, been to an All-star game once" guy. A legit superstar.

Which we will never get.

BluenOrnge4Life
06-13-2012, 06:44 PM
More Kiszla at his best. :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

nic.zeman24
06-14-2012, 08:32 AM
Lets talk about something with a little more possibility.

Sources say the #2 overall pick is available. Should we jump on it?

I would go for MKG. We would have to give up either Gallo or Chandler and some other players and pick

InElwayWeTrust
06-14-2012, 10:58 AM
I would go for MKG. We would have to give up either Gallo or Chandler and some other players and pick

If we are going to trade up for a SF I would much rather get Harrison Barnes. MKG had slightly better defense but Barnes is WAY better offensively.

Broncoholic3233
06-14-2012, 11:24 AM
Ya I'll stick with gallo and chandler rather than trade up for Barnes.

Not worth it, IMO

InElwayWeTrust
06-14-2012, 11:28 AM
Ya I'll stick with gallo and chandler rather than trade up for Barnes.

Not worth it, IMO


Yeah there isn't really a surefire superstar in this draft...

BroncoFanBoy
06-14-2012, 12:26 PM
Like the Heat would do that... If we were going to trade for a superstar player, it would be Dwight Howard, easily.

The Experience
06-14-2012, 01:10 PM
Yeah there isn't really a surefire superstar in this draft...

Anthony Davis