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Atwnbroncfan
11-01-2009, 10:02 AM
Nuggets gave Renaldo Balkman a 3 year contract extension as well as pucked up Aaron Afflalo's option Saturday.

http://www.denverpost.com/nuggets/ci_13687358

Atwnbroncfan
11-01-2009, 06:35 PM
Man Birdman needs to start playing like hes worth the money we gave him.

Atwnbroncfan
11-01-2009, 08:31 PM
Melo is killer again 40-6-4 tonight. Dude wants a ring bad this year.

d-bronx42
11-01-2009, 09:12 PM
Melo is now averaging 38 ppg, 7 reb, and 4 assists... Straight beastin.

Atwnbroncfan
11-03-2009, 06:59 PM
Nuggets have probably played the most complete game thus far through 3 quarters. Birdman playing like the money we gave him, and Melo isnt having to be perfect. Were up 12 going into the 4th.

Ei o Apple
11-04-2009, 12:47 AM
I love how the Nuggets are doing better than the Lakers.

Spice 1
11-04-2009, 11:54 AM
Melo is now averaging 38 ppg, 7 reb, and 4 assists... Straight beastin.

If he was playing for the Lakers or Celtics, ESPN's heads would be exploding right now. Rondo made a shot from behind the hoop last night, and they responded with a Larry Bird flash back segment.

licence_to_kill
11-04-2009, 03:02 PM
I love how the Nuggets are doing better than the Lakers.

Enjoy it while it lasts, Gasol will be back soon.

Atwnbroncfan
11-04-2009, 03:07 PM
Enjoy it while it lasts, Gasol will be back soon.

As will JR. Im not afraid of the Lakers with Ron Artest. I was more afraid of them with Ariza.

d-bronx42
11-05-2009, 09:07 AM
As will JR. Im not afraid of the Lakers with Ron Artest. I was more afraid of them with Ariza.

I couldnt agree more... Anyone who actually knows what their talking about when it comes to basketball realized that Ariza was the perfect fit for the Lakers...

Ron Artest was a desperation pick up that made no sense what so ever.

Dbronc88
11-05-2009, 10:33 AM
I've been so impressed with this team as a whole so far. Carmello has had two consecutive horrible shooting performances, and we win by 18 and 28 respectively.

Birdman's only averaging a block a game, but Nene and K-Mart are playing well enough to overlook it... for now. Birdman really didn't even heat up until 20 or 30 games into last season, so we have plenty to look forward to with him.

Chauncey was killin it with 4 games in a row over 20 points, and Ty Lawson is a legit Rookie of the Year candidate. (Still kind of upset about passing on Dejuan Blair in the 2nd, but whatever) This is a team, a team perhaps inspired by the success of the Broncos, the Avalanche, and even the Rockies postseason entrance. Carmello takes games over, but when he can't, guys like Afflalo score 15 points, Ty Lawson with 23, and K-Mart draining 3's.

Wait, are we missing someone?

Oh yeah, JR Smith isn't even in the lineup, who will mature into one of the best 2-guards in the league. (I bought tickets to the Atlanta game on Saturday, and found out that's his last game of his suspension. Haha, figures)

Who needs Kleiza, anyway?

TriCityBronco
11-05-2009, 01:10 PM
J.R. gives me a heart attack. He is either money or building a brick house with those 3's. Sometimes he thinks that halfcourt line is the 3 point line. LOL. Go Nugs!!!

Atwnbroncfan
11-05-2009, 03:44 PM
J.R. gives me a heart attack. He is either money or building a brick house with those 3's. Sometimes he thinks that halfcourt line is the 3 point line. LOL. Go Nugs!!!

Yea but we have yet to see JR yet this year. I think he matured a lot over the summer with Billups. But we will see on tuesday, when he returns from his suspension.

d-bronx42
11-05-2009, 03:49 PM
J.R. gives me a heart attack. He is either money or building a brick house with those 3's. Sometimes he thinks that halfcourt line is the 3 point line. LOL. Go Nugs!!!

And he will usually make the shot haha. JR is going to have a career year. Quote me if you'd like...

Im predicting 17 PPG, 4 assists and 4 rebounds. He will also make over 200 3 pointers.

Atwnbroncfan
11-05-2009, 03:53 PM
And he will usually make the shot haha. JR is going to have a career year. Quote me if you'd like...

Im predicting 17 PPG, 4 assists and 4 rebounds. He will also make over 200 3 pointers.

I hope he still comes off the bench tho. Id love to put Lawson in the starting lineup, but then again Lawson and JR off the bench would be nice. If Lawson and JR come off the bench I want Afflalo to start.

Afflalo>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>AC

Atwnbroncfan
11-05-2009, 04:01 PM
Its crazy to think about how young the Nuggets really are, everyone makes them out to be a team full of savy Vets, but we really are not. Look at our main core.

Melo- 25 years old
JR- 24 years old
Nene- 27 years old
Lawson- 22 years old
Afflalo (future starer imo)- 24 years old.

Billups, Birdman and K-Mart are all in their 30's. But some would say Melo, JR, and Nene are the core of this team.

That core we will probably have for another 7-10 years. I for see a lot of great Nuggets seasons. Losing Chauncey in 2 or 3 years will suck. But this team has been together for like 5 years and MAYBE just coming into its prime. I think we get at least one if not multiple rings if we can keep this core in tact.

d-bronx42
11-05-2009, 04:42 PM
I hope he still comes off the bench tho. Id love to put Lawson in the starting lineup, but then again Lawson and JR off the bench would be nice. If Lawson and JR come off the bench I want Afflalo to start.

Afflalo>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>AC


Once again we are on the exact same page man...

-JR needs to stay on the bench as he gives us a weapon that most teams can only dream about. He brings instant energy and can literally bring us back into a game within minuets when he enters the game. Absolutely deadly 6th man that is only going to get better and better...


-Hopefully its just a matter of time before Karl realizes how useless AC is on the court. I love him as a 3rd PG and also as a veteran leader to help Ty through the tough stretches he is going to face as the season progresses, but for NOTHING more than that.


- Arron Afflalo was one of the most underrated pick ups the Nuggets have made in quite some time... Detroit fans were absolutely livid when Joe Dumars gave the us yet another present for virtually nothing. He is Raja Bell 2.0,they both are the same exact height/weight, play viscous defense, blazing speed, and both are 3 point specialists... They have almost the exact same stats for their first 2 years in the league and both are hardcore gym rats with amazing work ethic.

Starting AA would give us one of, if not the best starting 5 in the entire NBA. I have no doubt in my mind about that.

Atwnbroncfan
11-07-2009, 05:48 PM
We really need a big, sigh.

AC is straight trash. He should not be on the floor. EVER. Put in Afflalo. Gosh

BVP
11-08-2009, 01:48 PM
We really need a big, sigh.

AC is straight trash. He should not be on the floor. EVER. Put in Afflalo. Gosh

I agree. He never should have been re-signed.

d-bronx42
11-09-2009, 12:13 PM
I agree. He never should have been re-signed.

I wonder why no team in the entire NBA even expressed intrest on AC... Oh yeah, cause he is terrible!!

Thank god JR's suspension is over so we dont have to see Karl's HORRIBLE rotations anymore... But if AC is still starting over Afflalo now that JR is back i am going to throw a fit.

God i hate George Karl!! :sad:

Atwnbroncfan
11-09-2009, 12:17 PM
I wonder why no team in the entire NBA even expressed intrest on AC... Oh yeah, cause he is terrible!!

Thank god JR's suspension is over so we dont have to see Karl's HORRIBLE rotations anymore... But if AC is still starting over Afflalo now that JR is back i am going to throw a fit.

God i hate George Karl!! :sad:

He will still be in the rotation since K-Mart is out 1-2 weeks.

Atwnbroncfan
11-11-2009, 12:20 AM
:D With Earl back AC only got 8 mins. And boy did Earl (JR's real name, and thats what he wants to go by now) looked very mature and poised. We barely got this one but things look good again for us this season.

Biggregb
11-11-2009, 09:56 AM
Man I missed the Chicago game, had to work. But I caught the highlights. Crazy finish, but a win is a win especially in hoops. How did Jr.... I mean Earl look? On ESPN they didn't really say much, pretty much just showed the freethrows and the shot at the end . Kind of sounds like it was a tough defensive game.

Atwnbroncfan
11-11-2009, 01:05 PM
Man I missed the Chicago game, had to work. But I caught the highlights. Crazy finish, but a win is a win especially in hoops. How did Jr.... I mean Earl look? On ESPN they didn't really say much, pretty much just showed the freethrows and the shot at the end . Kind of sounds like it was a tough defensive game.

He didnt light up the stats but he has definately matured. Great decesions. With him and Lawson AC is barely getting playing time, which is great.

CodyRoark
11-11-2009, 01:16 PM
Looking forward to Melo and JREarl and the boys tear it up in Milwaukee tonight!!!!


GO NUGGETS :go:

BroncoManiac_69
11-11-2009, 02:22 PM
I was able to catch this game last night in Chicago on the DirecTV NBA fan network or whatever they call it when the fans vote on which game each Tuesday is to be shown. Cool idea.

Anyway, what a game! That last .3 second heroic attempt was VERY close but the refs got it right. What a squeaker no doubt!!

Go Nuggets!! Looking good!! :salute:

Biggregb
11-11-2009, 03:12 PM
He didnt light up the stats but he has definately matured. Great decesions. With him and Lawson AC is barely getting playing time, which is great.

That's ok with me I like the idea of Earl and Ty runnin the floor with Melo. If Smith can improve on his D I think he can become a premiere 2 guard. He has the athletic ability to become a tenacious defender.

Atwnbroncfan
11-11-2009, 03:46 PM
That's ok with me I like the idea of Earl and Ty runnin the floor with Melo. If Smith can improve on his D I think he can become a premiere 2 guard. He has the athletic ability to become a tenacious defender.

He sure looked improved last night I was very impressed. The only thing this team doesn't have is a lot of depth. That really doesn't matter in playoffs since there are only 7 man rotations anyway, but cause we don't have a lot our guys could be very tired come playoff time. I expect us to make a deal before Jan 3rd when our 3.3 TPE expires.

Atwnbroncfan
11-11-2009, 07:45 PM
Wow Karl is pissing me off tonight. We may not be playing well but are battling well and we continue to get owned by the refs and Karl won't say ****. Come on karl back your team.

Atwnbroncfan
11-11-2009, 08:07 PM
This lineup right now is killer.

Chauncey, Melo, Lawson, Earl, and Nene. It may seem small, but is physical as heck.

Atwnbroncfan
11-11-2009, 08:28 PM
21.6 secs down 4 not looking good.

Atwnbroncfan
11-11-2009, 08:35 PM
Well we lost. Lost the composure in the end. Melo got to much of a me attitude tonight. Should have looked for his teammates down the stretch.

Also, as we continue to see we are deathly in need of a big man, we give too many offensive rebounds. Not to mention Nene, K-Mart, and Birdman just thrown around down on the block.

And crap look who is coming to town friday, the Lakers. O well bring it LA.

Axemaster
11-12-2009, 10:12 AM
It was a cold shooting night, that is what the problem is. 41% wont cut it. They shoot 48% like they do normally, they win this game easy!

Atwnbroncfan
11-13-2009, 08:17 PM
15 mins to game time, come on nuggs bring down the lakers.

Atwnbroncfan
11-13-2009, 08:53 PM
O god, Birdman on Bynum, this wont end well.

Atwnbroncfan
11-13-2009, 09:04 PM
Birdman is a liability on our defense.

Atwnbroncfan
11-13-2009, 09:32 PM
How is it that Wade, Lebron, Kobe, Paul never get in foul trouble. But the refs always put melo in foul trouble? When is he going to start to get the superstar treatment?

Atwnbroncfan
11-13-2009, 09:52 PM
ESPN commentary goes like this:

Kobe is amazing I love Kobe Kobe Kobe Kobe. Lakers are great, Lakers are the best. Kobe with a tough shot. Melo with a lucky shot, o nuggets with a lucky steal. Back to the Lakers, Kobe Kobe Kobe Kobe. Kobe is amazing. Kobe is amazing. O the nuggets lead at half by two. But Kobe Kobe Kobe.

ESPN is stupid, glad the game is aired on altitude tonight as well.

Atwnbroncfan
11-13-2009, 10:18 PM
Afflalo has played better D against Kobe than Dahanty did during the Western Confrence Finals.

Biggregb
11-13-2009, 10:24 PM
Man I'm at work again missin the Nugs. Trying to keep up on ESPN on my blackberry. Seems like they came alive in the 3rd.

Atwnbroncfan
11-13-2009, 10:26 PM
Man I'm at work again missin the Nugs. Trying to keep up on ESPN on my blackberry. Seems like they came alive in the 3rd.

Story of the 3rd, Melo came to play and we shut out Kobe. So far in the 3rd Melo has 12 pts and Kobe has 0.

Jayhawk
11-13-2009, 10:32 PM
The Nuggets are really pounding the Lakers right now.



And I love every minute of it. :D:D:D

Atwnbroncfan
11-13-2009, 10:34 PM
Melo is a beast, great offense great defense. Best we have played so far this year.

Biggregb
11-13-2009, 10:35 PM
29-8 3rd qtr? Wow!!!

Jayhawk
11-13-2009, 10:35 PM
I still can't believe we shut out Kobe in the 3rd.

Tonight has been so awesome for basketball it isn't even funny.

Biggregb
11-13-2009, 10:41 PM
I still can't believe we shut out Kobe in the 3rd.

Tonight has been so awesome for basketball it isn't even funny.

And I forgot to set my DVR!! Oh well altitude should show a replay late night.

Jayhawk
11-13-2009, 10:42 PM
And I forgot to set my DVR!! Oh well altitude should show a replay late night.

Nuggets up by 27 right now. They are controlling this game in every way.

Atwnbroncfan
11-13-2009, 10:44 PM
Nuggets up by 27 right now. They are controlling this game in every way.

I think the nuggs have made their point. Karl shouldn't risk it now, clear the bench.

Jayhawk
11-13-2009, 10:50 PM
He's doing that now. Melo is out, and Petro just came in.

Atwnbroncfan
11-13-2009, 11:03 PM
Oh my lawson just dunked it on the center lol

Jayhawk
11-13-2009, 11:05 PM
Oh my lawson just dunked it on the center lol

"That should be against the LAW SON."

Sometimes NBA announcers do have some good ones.

d-bronx42
11-13-2009, 11:56 PM
For anyone who wasn't fortunate enough to see Lawsons dunk live...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWkhvdCjUSs

Wow... This kid is going to be a superstar.

d-bronx42
11-13-2009, 11:58 PM
For anyone who wasn't fortunate to see Lawsons dunk live...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWkhvdCjUSs

Wow... This kid is going to be a superstar.

#3 on top plays tonight baby!! :salute:

Biggregb
11-14-2009, 12:44 AM
For anyone who wasn't fortunate to see Lawsons dunk live...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWkhvdCjUSs

Wow... This kid is going to be a superstar.

#3 on top plays tonight baby!! :salute:

Oh snap!! I didn't think he could get up like that.

Atwnbroncfan
11-14-2009, 10:27 AM
http://espn.go.com/blog/TrueHoop/post/_/id/10678/for-denver-a-big-win-and-big-dunk

Good article about the game. Nuggets held the Lakers to a franchise low in points scored in a half at 23. Wow

Spyder
11-14-2009, 03:59 PM
You guys got lucky, a total fluke...one night thing..

j/k lol. Nuggets punched us in the jaw and we never did recover. You guys still got a good team and Lawson really has made a huge difference. I still think Denver needs another big man to really push us with Gasol in the lineup, but meh. We'll see what happens.

Either way, forget the 3 remaining regular season games, I'm already counting the days until the playoffs, haha.

Hopefully Gasol hurries the hell up.

d-bronx42
11-15-2009, 01:53 PM
Well.... This is where i will be untill the Broncos win another game... If they win another game (reverse jinx.)

Go Nuggets!!!

Biggregb
11-17-2009, 11:17 AM
Nuggets tonight baby! Toronto in town, we should be able to handle them fairly easy.

Nice little article in todays Post about JR. They talked about his improvements on defense and how it should lead to more playing time for him. I mentioned something a few days ago about him playing better D and how he has potential to be a defensive stopper and he seems to be trying to do just that. Granted he's got a ways to go before he becomes a Bruce Bowen type defender, but if he can with his offensive potential he can be one scary player........... Boy what a terrible word "potential".

Atwnbroncfan
11-17-2009, 04:22 PM
Nuggets tonight baby! Toronto in town, we should be able to handle them fairly easy.

Nice little article in todays Post about JR. They talked about his improvements on defense and how it should lead to more playing time for him. I mentioned something a few days ago about him playing better D and how he has potential to be a defensive stopper and he seems to be trying to do just that. Granted he's got a ways to go before he becomes a Bruce Bowen type defender, but if he can with his offensive potential he can be one scary player........... Boy what a terrible word "potential".

He doesn't even need to be Bruce type. If he is just consistent on D. He is a top 15 talent in the nba. No one has the athleticism that he has. We should take care of business tonight against the raptors.

Biggregb
11-17-2009, 07:03 PM
He doesn't even need to be Bruce type. If he is just consistent on D. He is a top 15 talent in the nba. No one has the athleticism that he has. We should take care of business tonight against the raptors.

Is that your artwork in your avatar?

CodyRoark
11-17-2009, 08:23 PM
I'm still happy bout the win against L.A!!! Huge win!!! If Phoenix loses tonight and we win we'll be tied for 1st in Western Conference.

JR and Melo having a good night and good first half!!!! Nuggets gotta play D more and defend the 3.

I want Melo to hit 50 this year so hopefully he has a chance tonight if he happens to score 30 2nd half points... Very possible!!!

JR is nailing 3's... He went to the locker room for a bit during the game for unknown reasons... I have no clue if GK got mad at him or he got hurt?

I'll update when I find out.

Broncoholic JS
11-17-2009, 09:32 PM
Championship?!?!?!

GO NUGGETS!

Biggregb
11-17-2009, 09:35 PM
JR was big tonight, so was Nene 20&10 in about 30+ minutes. Of course Melo was Melo 12 of 15 for 32.

broncofan2415
11-17-2009, 09:49 PM
Great win for the Nuggs tonight. Im going to the Nuggets Clippers game on Friday.

Anyone in the Cali area going??

Go NUGGETS

Atwnbroncfan
11-18-2009, 04:51 PM
Allen Iverson back in Denver?

Don't completely rule it out. At least that's the word from Nuggets coach George Karl, who said Tuesday the team would consider bringing back the guard if there were to be an injury on his team.

"A.I. for us is an injury discussion,'' Karl said. "I don't think it's a discussion right now for us... But just say somehow (guard) Ty Lawson is out for the season, I think speed and quickness is what Ty gives us. A.I. would be on the list of speed and quickness.'

For now, though, Karl said the Nuggets aren't eyeing Iverson, who played for them from 2006-08, when he had his last two impressive NBA seasons.

"I think that I like my team right now,'' Karl said. "I don't think I want that type of, what would the phrase be, energy to be figuring out how to handle that energy.''


Iverson, 34, is on the verge of being waived by Memphis after he and team officials mutually agreed to terminate his contract. He will end up only getting a small portion of his $3 million seasonal salary.

Before the Grizzlies signed Iverson, Karl said the Nuggets had some discussions about bringing him back.

"I can't deny that we did have a conversation on A.I. this summer,'' Karl said.

Iverson's career has gone downhill since he was traded by the Nuggets to Detroit in November 2008. He complained about coming off the bench with the Pistons. Then, after signing with Memphis, he continued to complain about his role as a reserve, which resulted in his exit.

"I think he will,'' Karl said about whether Iverson again will play in the NBA. "A.I. is a smart player and he still has talent. Can he find a piece or a team that fits their puzzle and fits his puzzle?''

Karl, who was surprised at how short Iverson's tenure was in Memphis, believes Iverson would be most effective coming off the bench at this stage of his career.

"If you're playing from the bench, you get 15 to 20 minutes against second-tier players,'' Karl said. "It can sometimes make it easier... That man, if you give him situations where he can score, I think when he's 50 he's going to be able to score.''

Iverson averaged 26.4 points for the Nuggets in 2007-08. But he came down with some nagging injuries in training camp in the fall of 2008 and soon was traded to Detroit. He never again has been the same player.

"Maybe he slowed,'' Karl said of why Iverson has fallen off since leaving the Nuggets. "I don't know. We were playing in an offensive mode and an offensive system that maybe catered to him... It's true for every player that is probably over the age of 34. You got so many opinions. When he you have a bad game is it because you've slowed?... That's a case for a shooter when you're all of sudden not making shots. It all comes. When you get older and you don't maybe have a good game, you get scrutinized higher because maybe he's lost it.''

Also, Karl said Nuggets star forward Carmelo Anthony missed the morning shootaround due to a migraine headache. But he expects Anthony to play in Tuesday's home game against Toronto.


http://nba.fanhouse.com/2009/11/17/allen-iverson-back-to-denver-karl-says-it-could-happen/

Interesting, I would say no. But Karl is right if Lawson goes down we do need a speed guard.

Biggregb
11-19-2009, 09:59 AM
http://nba.fanhouse.com/2009/11/17/allen-iverson-back-to-denver-karl-says-it-could-happen/

Interesting, I would say no. But Karl is right if Lawson goes down we do need a speed guard.

I love Iverson he's (for lack of a better word) a warrior. But I'm with Karl, I like our team and I wouldn't want to mess with the chemistry too much. Plus AI already hates coming off the bench as it is. I agree though if we suffer an injury to our guards you have to atleast look at Iverson. How can you not.

d-bronx42
11-19-2009, 05:06 PM
JR smith could EASILY be a top 10 scorer in the NBA if he were 'the guy' on a different team, say the Nets or Knicks for example... Still cant believe the Bulls gift wrapped him to us for a 2nd round pick! :laugh:


If he doesn't win 6th man of the year award this year it will be a crime...

CodyRoark
11-21-2009, 07:44 PM
Nuggets close to dropping 2 in a row... And dropping one in the Pepsi Center... These past two games make me have a bitter taste for the Nuggets... We can't beat the damn Clippers so we'll just get our asses handed to us at home by Chicago. NUGGETS are not going to win the division this year. Chauncey hasn't hit any big shots all year and is in a slump.

VenomousDB
11-23-2009, 02:49 PM
Nuggets close to dropping 2 in a row... And dropping one in the Pepsi Center... These past two games make me have a bitter taste for the Nuggets... We can't beat the damn Clippers so we'll just get our asses handed to us at home by Chicago. NUGGETS are not going to win the division this year. Chauncey hasn't hit any big shots all year and is in a slump.

Umm we beat Chicago...it wasnt very close in the first quarter, but we owned them after that.

broncofan2415
11-24-2009, 09:37 AM
Just got NBA League Pass!!!

Awesome! Now I can watch all the Nuggets games from Cali

CodyRoark
11-24-2009, 06:35 PM
Umm we beat Chicago...it wasnt very close in the first quarter, but we owned them after that.

From what I watched in the first quarter and part second I wanted to rip my hair out... WE Got the Nets tonight!!! LET'S DOMINATE EM!!!

If anyone were to drop 50 on this team it'd be MELO! :go:

VenomousDB
11-24-2009, 09:20 PM
From what I watched in the first quarter and part second I wanted to rip my hair out... WE Got the Nets tonight!!! LET'S DOMINATE EM!!!

If anyone were to drop 50 on this team it'd be MELO! :go:

Hopefully we can hang on this last 5 minutes. Seems like they arent getting many calls, so they need to quit their whining and just score.

CodyRoark
11-25-2009, 06:47 PM
Well at one point Bavetta made 4 horrible calls in a row and the announcers from both sides even said it... But we got T-Wolves right now... Nuggets up 36-25...

Nuggets will win almost every game if Melo can score 30 and get his rebounds and assists up to 5 each and if Nene gets 15 points and 10 rebs.

Are you guys liking the Melo and Nene connection? Melo draws 3 defenders and Nene drives to the basket EASY DUNK!

CodyRoark
11-25-2009, 07:14 PM
62-42 Denver lead at half... Nene Flirting with a triple double!

Biggregb
11-25-2009, 07:31 PM
Well at one point Bavetta made 4 horrible calls in a row and the announcers from both sides even said it... But we got T-Wolves right now... Nuggets up 36-25...

Nuggets will win almost every game if Melo can score 30 and get his rebounds and assists up to 5 each and if Nene gets 15 points and 10 rebs.

Are you guys liking the Melo and Nene connection? Melo draws 3 defenders and Nene drives to the basket EASY DUNK!

Love Melo to Nene. What I love the most about it is Melo making those passes. Scott Hastings said something about it earlier, he said a couple years ago Melo wasn't making those passes he was just trying to do it his self. Now it just makes the team that much better. Carmelo is the kind of player that can make his teammates better.

VenomousDB
11-25-2009, 07:40 PM
62-42 Denver lead at half... Nene Flirting with a triple double!

Nene is playing good, but he HAS TO STEP IT UP! Enough with arguing with every single call that doesnt go his way. He needs to get in the paint and do what he has to do to score or get the rebound. Theres just some times when I dont see a whole lot of effort out of Nene.

Dbronc88
11-26-2009, 10:55 PM
I love how Utah is up by 23 points with 7 minutes left and still have their starters in.

Utah is the epitome of class, obviously. Portland does the same thing...

That just shows that they're trying to establish some sort of dominance on national television against slumping teams.

Deron Williams, his face just pisses me off.

Whatever, I'll take 26 minutes and 30 points from Melo and a win any day over 48 minutes and a meaningless showboating 4th quarter...


Except against the Lakers. I want that 26 point victory every game.

GridironChamp
11-27-2009, 10:29 AM
I love how Utah is up by 23 points with 7 minutes left and still have their starters in.

Utah is the epitome of class, obviously. Portland does the same thing...

That just shows that they're trying to establish some sort of dominance on national television against slumping teams.

Deron Williams, his face just pisses me off.

Whatever, I'll take 26 minutes and 30 points from Melo and a win any day over 48 minutes and a meaningless showboating 4th quarter...


Except against the Lakers. I want that 26 point victory every game.

Utah was thin last night... CJ Miles, Ronnie Price, Kyle Korver, and Matt Harping
were all out. They only used 4 bench players, so yes they still at least one
starter in at all times. Plus Millsap and Kirlenko are as good as starters on most
teams so..

CodyRoark
11-27-2009, 01:43 PM
Nuggets got the Knicks tonight!!! Curry is Questionable!!! I expect Melo to score 38 and have a double double and 7 assists.

CodyRoark
11-27-2009, 09:12 PM
Melo has 42 and is heading to the FT line now... Nuggets tied in the 4th at 102 each. 5 mins left... Scary that it's this close... hope we come out on top.

CodyRoark
11-27-2009, 09:26 PM
Melo has 48 and 5 fouls with 41 seconds lleft... Nuggets 123-Knicks 117 let's go Nuggets!!!!!! HOPE MELO GETS 50!!!

CodyRoark
11-27-2009, 09:38 PM
Melo has 50 points and the nuggets win 128-125 in a nail biter!!!!!

Biggregb
11-28-2009, 08:25 AM
Melo has 50 points and the nuggets win 128-125 in a nail biter!!!!!

I can't believe it was this close. The knicks shouldn't be able to stay with us at home. Its a good thing Carmelo was unstoppable, and Chauncey dropped 32. But a win is a win whether its by 3 or 33.

CodyRoark
11-28-2009, 10:28 AM
I will give 2 weeks worth of CP to anyone who gets a full torrent of last night's game.

Atwnbroncfan
11-29-2009, 01:57 PM
I can't believe it was this close. The knicks shouldn't be able to stay with us at home. Its a good thing Carmelo was unstoppable, and Chauncey dropped 32. But a win is a win whether its by 3 or 33.

There are a few offenses in the league that are built to keep up with the nuggs. It just so happens the knicks are one of them. Whats scary is Billups hasnt evne started to contribute a lot. I like the way we are headed/

CodyRoark
11-29-2009, 05:34 PM
Nuggets got them T-Wolves tonight!

Atwnbroncfan
11-29-2009, 07:41 PM
I hate when this stupid lazy over confident team shows up.

Atwnbroncfan
11-29-2009, 07:53 PM
This is embarassing, this is why this team is not a championship team yet. They refuse to bring it every night. Giving away a 19 point lead to the T-Wolves at home? Awful. This team really pisses me off some times. They are certainly earn that Thugget name days like today.

CodyRoark
11-29-2009, 08:42 PM
Nuggets sucked tonight... Had a 17 pt lead and couldn't play defense for their lives. I'm embarrassed to be a Nuggets fan right now losing to the 2nd worst team in the NBA.


My throat burns right now so bad for yelling at the damn TV...

Down by 4 at the end of 3 and GK puts the bench out to start the 4th, then we get down by 10...

GK pisses me off..

Chauncey can't shoot anymore...

Axemaster
11-30-2009, 12:32 PM
A team that is Champ. caliber DOES NOT lose to a Minnesota team that is 1-15 at HOME, :::::::::::: EVER!!!!!

broncofan2415
12-02-2009, 05:05 PM
Go Nuggs......Slammed the Warriors last night...Thursdays game should be fun to watch against Miami

broncofan2415
12-04-2009, 03:16 PM
Nice win last night. Miami got smashed by the Bird

CodyRoark
12-05-2009, 10:16 AM
Nuggs got them Spurs tonight!!! Let's get em Denver!!! Carmelo it's time to score 50 again! :go:

*Lakers fans are all riled up from Kobe's shot last night, Lakers got a lucky win last night... Heat should have had it but they didn't stop Fisher or Bryant... It's all good though, The LAKERS didn't have a 9 game road trip with 5 back to backs. They have had 15 home games this year*

Nuggets currently on a 4 game road trip with 1 back to back. Then we close it off against Detroit!!!

I think we'll beat San Antonio/Philadelphia/Charlotte/Detroit!!! We just have to show up and not be cocky because we whooped Miami!

licence_to_kill
12-05-2009, 01:48 PM
They have had 15 home games this year*

Know what else the lakers have 15 of?

CodyRoark
12-05-2009, 09:51 PM
L.A barely won last night, Kobe got lucky ass hell... But LA still won...

It don't matter though.

Nuggets closing in on #1

Dbronc88
12-06-2009, 06:55 PM
I'm tired of hearing how amazing the Lakers are. They'll be worse off with acquisition of Ron Artest replacing "The Inbound Magnet". Oh and since they came to Denver, whom they lost to by 26 I believe? ....

They've had 8 home games, with a road contest at Golden State. Plus they have 3 more home games after this.

First 21 games, 17 at home, 4 away.

Check back on them Lakers when they get caught up. Won't have that 80%+ record.

Atwnbroncfan
12-06-2009, 09:51 PM
Nuggets finally got a quality road win last night. Just something to think about, after 20 games last year they were 13-7. So we have improved. I really like Afflalo this guy is a stud, Afflalo>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Dahanty

CodyRoark
12-06-2009, 10:17 PM
Afflalo has really done a good job this year... He contained Kobe... He held D-Wade in check sorta. But he can knock down the 3 and can score and play great D!!!

I'm going to do a Keys to Win The Game before Every Game: Or i'm at least going to try to:

Keys To Win Against Philadelphia:
1:Start The Game Nice and Slow: Don't take early jumpshots unless it's a perfect look.
2:Must defend the 3 pt line
3: Contain Iggy and watch out for Kapono
4: Rack up the assists
5: Philly averages 97.6 pts at home... Be who we are: The # 1 scoring team in the NBA
6: Attack The Basket: We don't lead the NBA in FT attempts for no reason
7: Play Smart Fundamental Basketball and look at every opportunity.
8: Hustle back on transition.
9: Block Out during shot attempts. We've seemed to have been losing this sense of urgency the past few weeks.
10: Dominate The Paint: Both A.I's will score in the paint
11: Take away the A.I Combination
12: Keep Turnovers to an absolute Minimum

If we successfully do this we'll win this ball game.

Atwnbroncfan
12-06-2009, 10:20 PM
Afflalo has really done a good job this year... He contained Kobe... He held D-Wade in check sorta. But he can knock down the 3 and can score and play great D!!!

I'm going to do a Keys to Win The Game before Every Game: Or i'm at least going to try to:

Keys To Win Against Philadelphia:
1:Start The Game Nice and Slow: Don't take early jumpshots unless it's a perfect look.
2:Must defend the 3 pt line

4: Rack up the assists

6: Attack The Basket
7: Play Smart Fundamental Basketball and look at every opportunity.
8: Hustle back on transition.
9: Block Out during shot attempts.
10: Dominate The Paint

12: Keep Turnovers to an absolute Minimum

If we successfully do this we'll win this ball game.

I think if you do those you win every game not just this one.

CodyRoark
12-06-2009, 10:22 PM
Well depends on what team we're facing..

Philly allows 102.9 pts a game and Denver scores 110.85 pts a game... Denver I think will score 124 and allow 101 or 99 pts. Carmelo has to keep doing what he's doing... It'd be nice for Melo to get more rebounds..

and the Melo/Nene connection always is perfection!!!

Can't overlook Philly though

Atwnbroncfan
12-07-2009, 05:11 PM
Place was rocking for Iverson

Broncoholic JS
12-07-2009, 07:45 PM
The Nuggets spoiled Allen Iversons return to Philly tonight. They won 93-83 and improved to 16-5.

This other Denver team is doing something special this year. I have a feeling that special thing will go further than the Western Conference Finals in 2010.

CodyRoark
12-07-2009, 08:05 PM
Sure the Nuggets won but that was the worst played game by Denver all year until the 4th quarter...

Atwnbroncfan
12-07-2009, 09:28 PM
Sure the Nuggets won but that was the worst played game by Denver all year until the 4th quarter...

Dont know about that, D was pretty good. Still had the usual rebounding problems but worst all year? Thats up for debate. I think the Wolves game after te 1st quarter was worse.

d-bronx42
12-07-2009, 11:20 PM
Sure the Nuggets won but that was the worst played game by Denver all year until the 4th quarter...

Talk about an overreaction...

broncofan2415
12-08-2009, 04:24 PM
Yea, Nuggs looked pretty sloppy out there, but still got a win.

Time to play a little better tonight, Go Nuggs

CodyRoark
12-08-2009, 06:25 PM
Talk about an overreaction...

In no way whatsoever was that an overreaction. The Nuggets won and a win is a win... But the Nuggets didn't play a good game really. Nuggets ran in the 4th and that is how we won... Quarters 1 through 3 were horrible. 28% shooting at one point during the game.


And tonight the Nuggets lead the Cats by 9 with 1:50 left and of course blew it because they put in Renaldo Balkman... Nuggets now trail by 5 at Half.

CodyRoark
12-10-2009, 08:19 PM
This team is a gah damn disgrace... I'm done with this team who can't play for spit...

Two road losses to two bad opponents? Screw NUGGETS SCREW NBA... I'M DONE

Atwnbroncfan
12-11-2009, 01:05 PM
This team is a gah damn disgrace... I'm done with this team who can't play for spit...

Two road losses to two bad opponents? Screw NUGGETS SCREW NBA... I'M DONE

Calm down it was a road loss. Bad teams are always competitive at home. You cant read too much into one game in the nba.

CoryWinget81
12-11-2009, 01:31 PM
Calm down it was a road loss. Bad teams are always competitive at home. You cant read too much into one game in the nba.

What I can read into is Melo turning lazy again. Sure, he's shooting the lights out, but the reason he was sooooo successful last year, and the reason people were saying he turned the corner was because he hustled.

He's not hustling this year. 70+ points in two games sounds good, but then you look at the rebounding (mostly offensive) and the shooting percentage...well it doesn't look so good any more.

Nuggets are better, TALENT wise than last year, but they look REALLY REALLY REALLY lazy this year.

Atwnbroncfan
12-11-2009, 01:35 PM
What I can read into is Melo turning lazy again. Sure, he's shooting the lights out, but the reason he was sooooo successful last year, and the reason people were saying he turned the corner was because he hustled.

He's not hustling this year. 70+ points in two games sounds good, but then you look at the rebounding (mostly offensive) and the shooting percentage...well it doesn't look so good any more.

Nuggets are better, TALENT wise than last year, but they look REALLY REALLY REALLY lazy this year.

Yea but im not about to go crazy and denounce them after 2 losses. Its gonna happen, the Bobcats beat the lakers twice last year and still won the championship.

CodyRoark
12-11-2009, 06:55 PM
I think I got too pissed while watching the game...Melo did the best he could and shot very well from the floor... There are a few things that screwed us over in Detroit.

1: JR could have gave Denver the lead with an easy dunk on a steal but he tried to show off and totally blew the dunk.:sad:

2: Carmelo had the hot hand all night and in the final seconds GK gives it to Chauncey who hasn't shot well this season?? Besides the Philly game... I WOULD have given Melo the chance for a game winner or to tie it up.

Atwnbroncfan
12-13-2009, 12:13 AM
How did we come back to beat the suns? we were getting killed, too bad I missed the game.

CoryWinget81
12-13-2009, 03:52 AM
How did we come back to beat the suns? we were getting killed, too bad I missed the game.

I was at the game. I considered leaving at halftime, because we were getting blown out of the building. Boy am I glad I stayed. Chauncey came out HOT and by the middle of the 3rd the entire Suns roster was sucking wind and standing around, hands on hips and heads.

There was some controversy at the end of the game. Apparently Gentry though Nene fouled Nash on what would have been the game winning shot, but the Nuggets couldn't get a call to save their life in the first half. Turnabout is fairplay, I always say.

Great game. Bad effort in the first half though. Also, Kmart TORE UP their pick and rolls. Completely unraveled them.

Broncoholic JS
12-14-2009, 09:26 PM
The Nuggets are about to beat the Thunder.

Atwnbroncfan
12-14-2009, 09:28 PM
The Nuggets are about to beat the Thunder.

Even though Durant torched us. But a W is a W.

Atwnbroncfan
12-14-2009, 09:43 PM
At least we werent the only team to lose to the T-Wolves at home this year.

Broncoholic JS
12-16-2009, 09:09 PM
Brandon Marshall is in attendance for tonights Rockets-Nuggets game.

The Nuggets are up 97-84 with 6 minutes to go in the game.

Broncoholic JS
12-16-2009, 09:10 PM
LOL at Chris Marlowe "Brandon Marshall with 21 receptions and Houston with 21 turnovers"

Atwnbroncfan
12-16-2009, 09:16 PM
Melo is just the man, He and Earl took over tonight.

Atwnbroncfan
12-18-2009, 02:56 PM
Looks like Billups will be out tonight, but will be back on Wenesday. It sux that he is out but losing a guard is better for us than losing a big. We have a lot more depth at the guard position. Plus Carter looked solid against the Rockets, which was the first time he looked good all year.

Axemaster
12-20-2009, 02:45 PM
If the Nuggets want everyone to start taking them seriously for contenders in the West to the Lakers, they better start beating these dog of a teams that they are SUPPOSED to beat!!!:smash::smash::smash:

CodyRoark
12-22-2009, 03:45 PM
Could have came back and beat Memphis... Down by 2 with 5 left in the 4th... Didn't happen... Could have came back against New Orleans didn't happen..

Unsure if we'll win tomorrow.

But here's something I found that made me almost piss myself...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlFIl5GDp9M

Here's the bloopers of it too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-DprgFlbiQ

Broncoholic JS
12-23-2009, 09:17 PM
Watching the Nuggets thump the Hawks, THEY ARE BREAKING OUT THE :salute::salute::salute::salute::salute:

Atwnbroncfan
12-25-2009, 11:01 AM
Nuggs have the best home court advantage in the nba this year. Now lets get back to .500 on the road and beat the Blazers tonight.

Strimpel
12-25-2009, 11:52 AM
Got my authentic stitched birdman jersey today. I'll be wearing proud when we try to end our road woes against the blazers. Go nugs!

Axemaster
12-29-2009, 11:51 AM
OH WELL the Nuggets are who everyone thought they were, also rans. WITH Billups they were justOK, Maybe a Division winner, 3rd best in the West at best. WITHOUT him, they are maybe the 2nd or third best in teir OWN DIVISION and barely a top 10 team in the NBA! They are hurtin fer certain. We'll see how th rest of the season pans out.

d-bronx42
01-03-2010, 09:02 PM
Ty Lawson is a monster.... Since he has been starting he is averaging 17 ppg and 6 assists while shooting 52%. :eek:

The past 2 games he has had 23 points and 9 assists in both games, and him and Nene are developing one of the deadliest pick and roll combos in the entire NBA.

Love this guy!

Axemaster
01-05-2010, 07:58 AM
He's going to be a great player for the Nuggets, hope they keep these young guys around.

When is Mello and Billups getting back? They are floundering.

CodyRoark
01-09-2010, 09:22 PM
Melo is hoping to play Monday against Minnesota!!! Billups is back and better then ever!!! Nice!

Beat the best team in the East or possibly best team in NBA right now!!! Nuggets did it without Melo too!

CoryWinget81
01-09-2010, 09:23 PM
Melo is hoping to play Monday against Minnesota!!! Billups is back and better then ever!!! Nice!

Beat the best team in the East or possibly best team in NBA right now!!! Nuggets did it without Melo too!

We're just playing with Sactown right now...teasing em.

CodyRoark
01-09-2010, 10:57 PM
Nuggets got screwed over by the officials this game... You could tell right when the 3rd began and the 4th ended. Horrible game... especially losing to Suc Town.

I can't wait for Sac and Portland to come to Denver... We'll murder them.

rst08tierney
01-10-2010, 01:52 PM
Nuggets got screwed over by the officials this game... You could tell right when the 3rd began and the 4th ended. Horrible game... especially losing to Suc Town.

I can't wait for Sac and Portland to come to Denver... We'll murder them.

Its amazing the treatment teams get at home sometimes. Dont feel too bad, last friday the Lakers @ Protland

Portland 39 FTA

LosAngelas 10 FTA

But yes, the Nuggets got screwed. The question asked by many is the League Fixed? Can't be "aggressive" when the refs won't allow you to be. LA's defense was so terrible that it allowed a depleted Portland team to shoot over 50%, right? Missed field goals on fouls don't count as field goal attempts, friends. Portland officially attempted 69 field goals compared to the Lakers 95 attempts. Many of those 95 involved contact and no whistle.

Some key stats should tell you all you need to know about this game.

LA did not get dominated on the boards this game. In fact they had 17 offensive rebounds and the only reason Portland won the rebounding battle is because we got hacked in the paint with no calls and Portland rebounded the miss.

The Lakers scored 38 points in the paint compared to Portland's 26. Yes the Lakers took a lot of 3s, but that tends to happen when you're playing catch up and you get hammered in the paint with no calls. Which team really was more aggressive?

Kobe Bryant had 37 field goal attempts and 4 free throws. Jerryd Bayless had more free throw attempts than our whole team.

I'm not trying to start a conspiracy discussion but the evidence is right there in front of your eyes. Don't be naiive and say that Stern has a hidden agenda against Kobe and the Lakers. Stern is a businessman and the Lakers make him a ton of money. Read Tim Donaghy's book. It's not about "rigging" games for one team. Refs have personal biases and it clearly shows on the court. One game Kobe gets 20 free throw attempts, the next 2, with the same amount of aggression.

Portland has a severely depleted roster and they have been one of the nice stories around the league for the last couple of weeks. Are you telling me that these refs aren't helping this team out because they only have 7 or 8 active players on their roster? If you think Portland, with 8 active players, can beat the Lakers in a legitimate match, then you probably also think **** Bavetta is more qualified at the age 70 than literally any college or NBDL ref.

The NBA is not fixed against the Lakers and Kobe. If anything, the refs will probably help us if we need it in the playoffs so that we can get to the finals. The regular season is 82 games long. Everyone knows the Lakers are going to make the playoffs, but casual fans wouldn't watch the playoffs or finals if the Lakers won 70 games this season. The regular season is about spreading the wealth so that every team has some hype and can bring in money for the league. The Lakers came out tonight focused and playing hard to win this game. You think Kobe doesn't know they lost 8 straight at Portland before tonight? They were looking to bounce back from the Clippers loss but you can't win a NBA game when one team has a 29 free throw advantage.

I want a full write up on the SAC game Cody to compare the stats and trend

CodyRoark
01-10-2010, 06:43 PM
Nuggets Sacramento Game:

The Nuggets opened up the game firing, it was a first quarter filled with turnovers by both teams... The 2nd quarter was when the Nuggets were scoring and getting right calls and it was a fairly called game until the 2nd half.

During the 1st half however Beno Udrih was inside of the top key and shot and made it and they gave it to him as a 3 pt FG, when it was nowhere near being outside the perimeter. They never even reviewed it, Chauncey and George Karl pleaded with the refs that it was a 2 but they didn't even go back to see.

Nuggets had a 12 pt lead at half I believe.

The 2nd half started up and Nuggets missed their first 6 shots and the Kings hit a few shots. Joey Graham had the ball and went to lay it up and I forgot who it was on the Kings was to the right of him and he fell on his own, no contact by Graham at all and they called it offensive. Next drive, Chauncey passed the ball to Joey. Joey went to pass it to Nene and a Kings player hit it out of bounds and it was clear that they had and the refs gave it to Sacramento, the entire Nuggets bench was pissed and was trying to talk to the refs. The refs didn't even get together to discuss it.

Arron Afflalo was covering on defense and the guy missed the layup, Afflalo went to grab the rebound and got elbowed in the face and they called a foul on Afflalo and a Technical and Afflalo had to sit on the bench afterwards.

Particularly the worst call of the Night was that Nene was posting up and Udrih had tripped him and Nene fell to the hardwood floor and they called an offensive foul on Nene...

The Nuggets had been called for 18 PF's compared to 9 on Sacramento the 2nd half alone. The Nuggets were called on 7 PF's that were horrendous calls in the 4th quarter alone.

On a few plays in the 3rd they called JR Smith/Joey Graham/ Nene out of bounds... The top of the key is not out of bounds I believe so I have no clue why they called that one on Graham.

They never changed that Udrih 3 to a 2.

Sacramento got a lot of home cooking last night.

Nene/JR/Billups had particularly 5 drives each where they went to the rim and got hit but they didn't call it.

It's such a shame that in this day of time that NBA games aren't entertaining to watch any more because of the refs... They should wipe out the refs they have now because it's proven that NBA refs bet and have certain things against players.

It ruins the name of the game.

rst08tierney
01-10-2010, 07:55 PM
Im my fantasy world, basketball is 100% fixed. Stern goes with the "popular" teams to make the big dance. The refs did everything to ensure the Cleavland got the best chance to get the Kobe/Lebron finals but failed since you can only carry a team on phantom calls so much in a 7 game series.

I do believe the Lakers are the most solid team on paper and should win 70 games but again, what fun is that for the rest of the league? On the flip side, the Lakers will get home cooking during the playoffs when or if the series is on the line due to the amount of money the Franchisee (lakers) brings to the league. Teams make the league more money in a 7 game playoff series, especially with larger venues such as staples. Hence the reason the All-Star game is back in LA again in less then 10 years.

Both you and I know Basketball has been rigged due to refs such as Tim Donaghy. I dont make guarantees usually but i'll say this. Donaghy was the only ref to get caught, more are out there. Like I have said in prior threads through out the years, I thought Football was the last honest American Sport until Bret and the Packers were spoon fed the playoffs back in 2007, we all remember the phantom hold by Marshall in the last 3 mins of regulation on monday night, right?

To get on track with my point a bit more, when the Chicago Bulls went 72-10 during the 95-96 season, the playoffs and the finals were the LEAST watched in NBA history because the public knew the final outcome of the season.The casual fan did not tune in for the upset. A true business man such as Stern learned from prior commissioners mistakes.

Broncoholic JS
01-11-2010, 12:10 AM
Nuggets Sacramento Game:

Sacramento got a lot of home cooking last night.

It's such a shame that in this day of time that NBA games aren't entertaining to watch any more because of the refs... They should wipe out the refs they have now because it's proven that NBA refs bet and have certain things against players.

It ruins the name of the game.

I agree with everything you have said however this stood out to me as I strongly believe this. Last season, the league could have had a LeBron vs. Carmelo final - which would have created a heck of a lot more attention than LeBron vs. Kobe. I wish the league could get off their high horse and stop holding teams back like the Nuggets. Why not let the Nuggets have a fair chance? I strongly believe Los Angeles was handed the series vs. the Nuggets by the officials. Look at the results and you will see the truth. I hope Carmelo gets completely healthy soon and dominates the league once more. I also hope the rest of the team can stay healthy and "upset" the Lakers. I am really tired of the same teams winning over and over and over in the NBA. It is really disheartening to see great up and coming teams (Nuggets, Magic, Trailblazers, and Hawks) being held down because LeBron vs. Kobe must happen. I am tired of knowing an outcome before it happens. The NBA has become very predictable recently. I don't like that either.

TAKE IT TO THE BANK - DENVER NUGGETS 2010 NBA CHAMPIONS!!

licence_to_kill
01-11-2010, 12:20 AM
There is no conspiracy, just the delusions of a crazy little man.

Axemaster
01-12-2010, 08:04 AM
Nuggets Sacramento Game:

The Nuggets opened up the game firing, it was a first quarter filled with turnovers by both teams... The 2nd quarter was when the Nuggets were scoring and getting right calls and it was a fairly called game until the 2nd half.

During the 1st half however Beno Udrih was inside of the top key and shot and made it and they gave it to him as a 3 pt FG, when it was nowhere near being outside the perimeter. They never even reviewed it, Chauncey and George Karl pleaded with the refs that it was a 2 but they didn't even go back to see.

Nuggets had a 12 pt lead at half I believe.

The 2nd half started up and Nuggets missed their first 6 shots and the Kings hit a few shots. Joey Graham had the ball and went to lay it up and I forgot who it was on the Kings was to the right of him and he fell on his own, no contact by Graham at all and they called it offensive. Next drive, Chauncey passed the ball to Joey. Joey went to pass it to Nene and a Kings player hit it out of bounds and it was clear that they had and the refs gave it to Sacramento, the entire Nuggets bench was pissed and was trying to talk to the refs. The refs didn't even get together to discuss it.

Arron Afflalo was covering on defense and the guy missed the layup, Afflalo went to grab the rebound and got elbowed in the face and they called a foul on Afflalo and a Technical and Afflalo had to sit on the bench afterwards.

Particularly the worst call of the Night was that Nene was posting up and Udrih had tripped him and Nene fell to the hardwood floor and they called an offensive foul on Nene...

The Nuggets had been called for 18 PF's compared to 9 on Sacramento the 2nd half alone. The Nuggets were called on 7 PF's that were horrendous calls in the 4th quarter alone.

On a few plays in the 3rd they called JR Smith/Joey Graham/ Nene out of bounds... The top of the key is not out of bounds I believe so I have no clue why they called that one on Graham.

They never changed that Udrih 3 to a 2.

Sacramento got a lot of home cooking last night.

Nene/JR/Billups had particularly 5 drives each where they went to the rim and got hit but they didn't call it.

It's such a shame that in this day of time that NBA games aren't entertaining to watch any more because of the refs... They should wipe out the refs they have now because it's proven that NBA refs bet and have certain things against players.

It ruins the name of the game.

Watch that last 3 point attempt by JR. He got absolutely HAMMERED, 2 feet from the ref, the ref just looked at him on the ground, and "Motioned", no foul!!!:sad:

CoryWinget81
01-12-2010, 11:16 AM
Watch that last 3 point attempt by JR. He got absolutely HAMMERED, 2 feet from the ref, the ref just looked at him on the ground, and "Motioned", no foul!!!:sad:

It was because of the night before, when they had a problem with the refs. They could have SHOT JR, and they wouldn't have called a foul.

rst08tierney
01-12-2010, 11:34 AM
I agree with everything you have said however this stood out to me as I strongly believe this. Last season, the league could have had a LeBron vs. Carmelo final - which would have created a heck of a lot more attention than LeBron vs. Kobe. I wish the league could get off their high horse and stop holding teams back like the Nuggets. Why not let the Nuggets have a fair chance? I strongly believe Los Angeles was handed the series vs. the Nuggets by the officials. Look at the results and you will see the truth. I hope Carmelo gets completely healthy soon and dominates the league once more. I also hope the rest of the team can stay healthy and "upset" the Lakers. I am really tired of the same teams winning over and over and over in the NBA. It is really disheartening to see great up and coming teams (Nuggets, Magic, Trailblazers, and Hawks) being held down because LeBron vs. Kobe must happen. I am tired of knowing an outcome before it happens. The NBA has become very predictable recently. I don't like that either.

TAKE IT TO THE BANK - DENVER NUGGETS 2010 NBA CHAMPIONS!!

I dont mind statements like yours IF the stats can back it. Lets take a look since I felt the Denver series was officiated the best last year

Here is my source : http://espn.go.com/nba/playoffs/2009/matchup/_/teams/nuggets-lakers

Game 1

D 35 FTA
L 24

Game 2

D 37
L 35

Game 3

D 31
L 45

Game 4

D 49
L 35

Game 5

D 30
L 35

Game 6

D 25
L 24

Totals

Denver 207 FTA
LosAngeles 198 FTA

The funny thing is both games 3 & 4 were lop sided but worked out to average the same for both teams so please dont tell me the whistle was not blowing for the Nuggets.

Atwnbroncfan
01-12-2010, 11:37 AM
I dont mind statements like yours IF the stats can back it. Lets take a look since I felt the Denver series was officiated the best last year

Here is my source : http://espn.go.com/nba/playoffs/2009/matchup/_/teams/nuggets-lakers

Game 1

D 35 FTA
L 24

Game 2

D 37
L 35

Game 3

D 31
L 45

Game 4

D 49
L 35

Game 5

D 30
L 35

Game 6

D 25
L 24

Totals

Denver 207 FTA
LosAngeles 198 FTA

The funny thing is both games 3 & 4 were lop sided but worked out to average the same for both teams so please dont tell me the whistle was not blowing for the Nuggets.

Thats what sux about the nba its easier to blame the refs than any other sport. But blamming the refs for that series is dumb, I blame Anthony Carter. Im just hoping our bigs have the series of their life if we play you cause as you know were small down low. Were big up top but small and athletic down low.

CoryWinget81
01-12-2010, 11:39 AM
Thats what sux about the nba its easier to blame the refs than any other sport. But blamming the refs for that series is dumb, I blame Anthony Carter. Im just hoping our bigs have the series of their life if we play you cause as you know were small down low. Were big up top but small and athletic down low.

If Nene would grow a damn spine and a pair of nuts, we might have won that series, although I will say that he was the most aggressive he's ever been.

Also, in looking at those fouls, they were picking on certain players i.e.- Nene, Kmart, and Bird

Atwnbroncfan
01-12-2010, 11:45 AM
If Nene would grow a damn spine and a pair of nuts, we might have won that series, although I will say that he was the most aggressive he's ever been.

Also, in looking at those fouls, they were picking on certain players i.e.- Nene, Kmart, and Bird

I would assume it from all of them getting pushed and abused on the block by Bynum and Gasol.

As for Nene even last year he was way better than he was even a couple seasons ago. If we could just ahve one more big we would be a great team. But the problem is one injury hurts us very badly.

d-bronx42
01-14-2010, 10:30 PM
Here is Dwight Howards blog where he talks about getting dominated last night and says a lot of nice things about the nuggets...


Chauncey Billups got us again!
Heyyyyyyyy worrrrrrld!!! If you guys watched last night’s game in Denver you know how I’m feeling today. I went from a great night in Sacramento to a poor one in Denver. Those guys did a good job of mixing it up on me and they have some of the best post defenders in the league there in Denver.

But that second half was kind of embarrassing because it was almost like we stopped playing when we turned the ball over and they started making shots. We have to learn to fight harder through that stuff.

That was one of the toughest back-to-backs in the league by playing in Sacramento, then flying three hours to Denver and losing an hour and then playing an elite team like the Nuggs. But we can’t be using that stuff as an excuse, especially if we’re a team that’s talking about winning a championship.

Man, what’s up with Chauncey Billups always having to kill the Magic? With Chauncey, man we’re supposed to be a part of The Brotherhood with adidas and he should give the Magic a game or two every now and then. I don’t know what it is about CB, but that cat always plays really good against us. Hopefully, we’ll see those guys in The Finals and he’ll be off his game next time.

People out West don’t wanna give them their props, but I see Denver as an elite team. I like the way they play. They give anybody matchup problems with their bigs and they really get the ball to ‘Melo and Chauncey. They are a tough team. I loved watching them play last season and I really thought we were going to see them in The Finals. Oh well, there’s always this year.

As for us, we’re still in this little offensive funk because teams are taking away our high-low plays and our ISO plays. I know this is gonna sound weird, but I actually like that everything is a little harder now for us and we’ve got to work for everything. Last year, we sorta caught people by surprise, but now they know what we want to do.

Trust me when I say it, but this little phase that we’re going through, it will just make us tougher in the long run. I truly believe that. We havde too much talent here and we’re a close team. It may take a while, but it will come for us. And when it does, we’ll be one of the league’s tightest teams again.

We actually get a day off in Portland today and I think that will be good for us. Five more days on this long trip and games against the Blazers and Lakers still to go. We’re hanging tough and hope you Magic fans back in Orlando and all over the country (and the world too!!!) will stick with us.

Peace out, ya’ll. Yuuuuuaaaaaa!!!!

—D12

Fans: Be sure to check out Dwight on Twitter, Facebook and Superfan

Bowie Man
01-19-2010, 09:18 AM
Bump, got a couple days with big games as far as seeding goes coming up.

rst08tierney
01-19-2010, 11:02 AM
Bench play is hurting you guys. Denver should have beat the Jazz 20+.

Bowie Man
01-19-2010, 02:14 PM
If you look at the Lakers' bench, they should be like 37-4, the 4 being when Gasol was out. Seriously, you guys have Shannon Brown, Lamar Odom, and Sasha Vujacic just to name a few coming off your bench. That's a bench every coach dreams of.

Atwnbroncfan
01-19-2010, 05:45 PM
Thank God were healthy now. Also I expect to get one more bench player by the deadline. Every team outside the lakers should be affraid that we played with out Melo and Chauncey yet we are still tied for 2nd in the west. Were going to start to make our run.

ParkHill-71
01-19-2010, 06:01 PM
Was just watching 9news. Does anyone else hate the fact that Drew calls the NUGGETS.....Nuggies??????


Freakin drives me crazy!

Atwnbroncfan
01-19-2010, 06:08 PM
Was just watching 9news. Does anyone else hate the fact that Drew calls the NUGGETS.....Nuggies??????


Freakin drives me crazy!

I know we earned our Thugget name

ParkHill-71
01-19-2010, 06:10 PM
I know we earned our Thugget name

I dont think thats fair.....Still Nuggies to me is just disrespectful!

I prescribe the Thugget nickname to people on soap boxes (elitists), or other teams fans crying!

But thats just me>

licence_to_kill
01-19-2010, 06:40 PM
I dont think thats fair.....Still Nuggies to me is just disrespectful!

I prescribe the Thugget nickname to people on soap boxes (elitists), or other teams fans crying!

But thats just me>

Its because the players on your team look like thugs...pretty obvious to me...

Atwnbroncfan
01-19-2010, 06:42 PM
Its because the players on your team look like thugs...pretty obvious to me...

Thats why Kleiza left he didn't meet the tattoo requirement. Even ty lawson knew that, the day after draft he was getting tatted up.

ParkHill-71
01-19-2010, 06:50 PM
Its because the players on your team look like thugs...pretty obvious to me...

I just told you how I deal with this stupid opinion.
Nothing else to see or say here...lol...

rst08tierney
01-20-2010, 11:27 AM
If you look at the Lakers' bench, they should be like 37-4, the 4 being when Gasol was out. Seriously, you guys have Shannon Brown, Lamar Odom, and Sasha Vujacic just to name a few coming off your bench. That's a bench every coach dreams of.

Lets Talk about the Lakers Bench since there seems to be some confusion. I'll Start from the top to bottom (Level of importance)

Lamar Odom
Shannon Brown (Who should be starting for Fisher)
Jordan Farmar (Contract year, playing best ball of his career)
Luke Walton (First Game back this year 1/15/10)
DJ Mbenga
Josh Powell
Sasha Vujacic
Adam Morrison

Lakers have depth in almost every position, the problem teams face is, we have basically three seven footers who can come and and play the center position at any time.

If you remember back to the Western Conference Finals, Gasol played all but 10 mins the entire series due to Bynums injury. Pau was huge last year but is paying the price this year for all the minutes between the NBA and his national team. This year is a different story. Teams will need to adjust to Drews style of play that can be placed into any line up at any time. Again the Lakers team depth is one of the best in the league. The Nuggets cant match this with bench play for an entire game of substitutions

The lakers are still looking to make some moves, according to SI they are going to go after Kirk Hinrich to add some more depth, so I would expect all three of these guys to be out, possibly Luke Waldon as well.

Sasha Vujacic
Josh Powell
Adam Morrison

But here is the deal, Since late December the lakers bench as done there job by not blowing leads. The speed of both Brown and Farmar on the court this year is killing teams and creating miss match problems when the lakers go small. All year I have see a lack of production from Denvers bench against weak teams, even when they were healthy. (This goes all the way back to the 14th or 15th game vrs the Nets)

I also see where you are trying to go with throwing names out like Sasha Vujacic/Adam Morrison which I have no argument over since they are not playing anywhere near there potential.

Morrison will not make it in the NBA, he was not even a good defender at Gonzaga, but was drafted high because of his scoring ability. Just dont forget, the Lakers never went out to get this guy, he was a toss in for Shannon Brown when the Lakers let Vladimir Radmanovic go.

Vujacic is one of the biggest Laker disappointments after his 2008 "contract year" season. Sasha shot 47% from the field and 43% from the beyond the arc during the regular season and 46% from the field and 42% from beyond the arc during the playoffs. What more can I say then the machine is broken? You do have to admit, with the numbers he put up during the 2008 season he was one of the "elite shooters" that year and that year only.

When all is said and done it comes down to bench play and roll players. With out those guys, teams dont win ChampionShips.

Do the Nuggets have anyone on there radar for before the Feb 14 trade deadline?

Atwnbroncfan
01-20-2010, 12:42 PM
Lamar Odem


:doh: A lakers fan that can't spell Lamar Odom. Grr. Can't even read that arrogant post after I see you can't even spell your own players names.

ParkHill-71
01-20-2010, 12:54 PM
Lakers have depth is almost every position,

This may be technicaly true. My take tho, you guys lose Gasol, and thats yo arse Mrs postman.

You gotta know the Nuggets are just waiting for the playoffs to begin.
They struggle with sub 500 teams, and shine against over 500 teams.
Im not saying thats an admirable trait. Im just saying that they have their eye on something bigger, even if they are going about it the wrong way.

Without Gasol last year, Lakers lose that series.....at least in my opinion anyway.

licence_to_kill
01-20-2010, 01:08 PM
Lakers don't have depth at SG. Thats why they put shannon and jordan on the floor at the same time so much

works out fine though...

rst08tierney
01-20-2010, 02:27 PM
:doh: A lakers fan that can't spell Lamar Odom. Grr. Can't even read that arrogant post after I see you can't even spell your own players names.

lets get critical and away from the point on a typo especially after I spelled Vujacic and Radmanovic right. Can you show me where my post is arrogant or did you just look for my first grammar mistake on a name and call it quits?

Understand, I dont come here to talk smack, I come here to talk basketball with Denver fans since I feel it could come down to the Lakers & the Nuggets in the West.

I always get,"Most laker fans are a joke" and I agree with that statement 100% of the time. Im not a fake fan and want to come here with stats and facts on my team so in return I can learn about yours.

I think thats fair,do you?

rst08tierney
01-20-2010, 02:32 PM
This may be technicaly true. My take tho, you guys lose Gasol, and thats yo arse Mrs postman.

You gotta know the Nuggets are just waiting for the playoffs to begin.
They struggle with sub 500 teams, and shine against over 500 teams.
Im not saying thats an admirable trait. Im just saying that they have their eye on something bigger, even if they are going about it the wrong way.

Without Gasol last year, Lakers lose that series.....at least in my opinion anyway.

I think with out Gasol the Lakers are maybe the #2 or #3 Team in the West. The problems the Nuggets had in the series last year was at the charity stripe.

Gasol gets quite a bit of time on the court, here is a summary on the lakers rotation from last year to this year

Last year's rotation

C Bynum/Gasol (Bynum playing around 28 mpg)
PF Gasol/Odom (Odom playing around 30 mpg)
SF Walton/Ariza (They split minutes here)
SG Bryant/Vujacic (Sasha got around 12 mpg)
PG Fisher/Farmar (Fisher played close to 30 mpg)

This year's rotation

C Bynum/Gasol (Bynum has increased his minutes to 36 mpg)
PF Odom/Gasol (Odom has been playing more minutes)
SF Artest/Bryant (Luke has been out, Trev is gone, Ron/Kobe is a superb defensive combo)
SG Bryant/Brown (Brown has taken Sasha's minutes)
PG Fisher/Farmar (same as last year)

If Codys around (or a hard core Nugget Fan), do you have Denver's rotation minutes?

Atwnbroncfan
01-20-2010, 04:54 PM
lets get critical and away from the point on a typo especially after I spelled Vujacic and Radmanovic right. Can you show me where my post is arrogant or did you just look for my first grammar mistake on a name and call it quits?

Understand, I dont come here to talk smack, I come here to talk basketball with Denver fans since I feel it could come down to the Lakers & the Nuggets in the West.

I always get,"Most laker fans are a joke" and I agree with that statement 100% of the time. Im not a fake fan and want to come here with stats and facts on my team so in return I can learn about yours.

I think thats fair,do you?

I believe the lakers have the same problem as the nuggets. They lack a big off the bench. But its looked past becasue Bynum and Gasol are very good and fairly consistent. Nene and Kmart are not even close to being consistent.

As for who Denver targerts? Doubt we get anyone, we have no bargaining chip. Only one I see that could be traded is JR. I heard a rumor that involved JR for Battier. But that doesn'y help the bigs situation.

ParkHill-71
01-21-2010, 08:02 AM
I think with out Gasol the Lakers are maybe the #2 or #3 Team in the West. The problems the Nuggets had in the series last year was at the charity stripe.

Gasol gets quite a bit of time on the court, here is a summary on the lakers rotation from last year to this year

Last year's rotation

C Bynum/Gasol (Bynum playing around 28 mpg)
PF Gasol/Odom (Odom playing around 30 mpg)
SF Walton/Ariza (They split minutes here)
SG Bryant/Vujacic (Sasha got around 12 mpg)
PG Fisher/Farmar (Fisher played close to 30 mpg)

This year's rotation

C Bynum/Gasol (Bynum has increased his minutes to 36 mpg)
PF Odom/Gasol (Odom has been playing more minutes)
SF Artest/Bryant (Luke has been out, Trev is gone, Ron/Kobe is a superb defensive combo)
SG Bryant/Brown (Brown has taken Sasha's minutes)
PG Fisher/Farmar (same as last year)

If Codys around (or a hard core Nugget Fan), do you have Denver's rotation minutes?

I agree the Nuggets didnt help themselves at the line. Just in watching the game, you could see that what frustrated them most was Gasol. Not saying that kobe didnt present his own problems, but that comes with the territory. When we were winning, you could see Kobe saying to Gasol, cmon man, if we are going to get this done, you need to dominate, which he did. Course Im just being speculative, but remember Kobe was pushing him around on the bench.

Yes their rotation presents a problem, just dont think its not a problem denver can't solve.

rst08tierney
01-21-2010, 10:57 AM
I agree the Nuggets didnt help themselves at the line. Just in watching the game, you could see that what frustrated them most was Gasol. Not saying that kobe didnt present his own problems, but that comes with the territory. When we were winning, you could see Kobe saying to Gasol, cmon man, if we are going to get this done, you need to dominate, which he did. Course Im just being speculative, but remember Kobe was pushing him around on the bench.

Yes their rotation presents a problem, just dont think its not a problem denver can't solve.

I think the problem for the lakers is how to get Pau and Drew on the same page. Phil is still experimenting with line-ups this year. IMO I think this could be the downfall of the 2009-2010 lakers, but the first step in fixing the problem is running the offense and playing inside-out on EACH AND EVERY POSSESSION.

The path to making the Drew/Pau duo work is to simply make our bigs the focal point of the offense - exactly as the triangle requires - each and every possession.

The early jumpers from ALL of our perimeter players is where things start to go wrong.

If our perimeter players INSIST on taking jumpers (which, evidently they do), simply RUN THE OFFENSE and (with proper spacing/cuts) they'll get their jump shots but at a higher % look then they would when just jacking up shots early in the clock... plus with the added bonus of the bigs being in good rebounding position and perimeter players in good/balanced defensive position.

You run the offense and it's counters and everyone will get good, high % looks. Get the bigs their touches (not necessarily their shots, but their touches) and make sure they are always utilized and involved and the floor is always properly balanced.

Every single early jumper does damage to the team.

The bigs MUST be utilized and involved on each and every possession. THIS IS KEY.

It's not the solution, but it's a start for the lakers. When we lose big leads its because the team gets away from the bigs but like I said this could be down fall of this team.

ParkHill-71
01-21-2010, 11:11 AM
I think the problem for the lakers is how to get Pau and Drew on the same page. Phil is still experimenting with line-ups this year. IMO I think this could be the downfall of the 2009-2010 lakers, but the first step in fixing the problem is running the offense and playing inside-out on EACH AND EVERY POSSESSION.

The path to making the Drew/Pau duo work is to simply make our bigs the focal point of the offense - exactly as the triangle requires - each and every possession.

The early jumpers from ALL of our perimeter players is where things start to go wrong.

If our perimeter players INSIST on taking jumpers (which, evidently they do), simply RUN THE OFFENSE and (with proper spacing/cuts) they'll get their jump shots but at a higher % look then they would when just jacking up shots early in the clock... plus with the added bonus of the bigs being in good rebounding position and perimeter players in good/balanced defensive position.

You run the offense and it's counters and everyone will get good, high % looks. Get the bigs their touches (not necessarily their shots, but their touches) and make sure they are always utilized and involved and the floor is always properly balanced.

Every single early jumper does damage to the team.

The bigs MUST be utilized and involved on each and every possession. THIS IS KEY.

It's not the solution, but it's a start for the lakers. When we lose big leads its because the team gets away from the bigs but like I said this could be down fall of this team.

I will admit as a lakers fan, your going to know more about your teams intricate workings than I will. From the outside, I'm going to say I think you guys are suffering from the same things my Nuggets are. Thats wanting the playoffs to start. I think a team of the talent of the lakers, you become complacent. The players taking perimater shots in my opinion will be remedied once Kobe turns it up a notch.

There's just a difference in how teams play after the all star break and before....(quality teams that is). I think you lose big games because its hard to play at that High playoff level all the time. Teams are shooting at you because your the Champs. Thats how they measure themselves.

Yeah, again you would know more than I would about those things. In the end tho, when the playoffs start. Or you end up in a fight for first place, I mean like it's comming toward the end of the season and your fighting, Kobe will Rally. Gasol will do what he is supposed to do. Shannon Brown and Farmar are great players IMOP. Bynum well he is a work in progress with his health an all...

I just dont see us beating you with Gasol...To me he is the X-factor when all the playoff hype begins. How he goes, so goes the Lakers. If we dont turn J.R. into strictly a spot up shooter, or trade him. Or if we dont get Nene to play like a grown man, it wont matter for us anyway. We need a big man!

rst08tierney
01-21-2010, 03:19 PM
Gasol...To me he is the X-factor when all the playoff hype begins.


Gasol is the most complete Post in the League right now. I cant think of anyone who has better all around skills at this point. He is one big man down the stretch that teams cant foul since he is a 80% free throw shooter. Its a luxury to have a player like him offensively and defensively.

Check out the range! lol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mN3mFcIesg

rst08tierney
01-22-2010, 10:53 AM
Gasol is the most complete Post in the League right now. I cant think of anyone who has better all around skills at this point. He is one big man down the stretch that teams cant foul since he is a 80% free throw shooter. Its a luxury to have a player like him offensively and defensively.

Check out the range! lol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mN3mFcIesg


Gasol made my post look bad last night. All Nugget fans were shown how to beat the lakers last night

1.) Get the Laker bigs in foul trouble

2.) Aggressive post play. Go at our bigs when they have 3-4 fouls early.

The Cavs had our number after Pau/Drew Started the 3rd in foul trouble.

d-bronx42
01-23-2010, 11:28 PM
JR Smith is probably the stupidest player in the entire NBA and i am 100% backing George on his recent benching. The guy has just been TERRIBLE this season... I say we need to play him a little bit so he can raise his stock and then trade him for the best offer. We simply cannot rely on this guy come playoff time and i would much rather see his minuets go to AA...


Speaking of Arron Afflalo, if anyone doesn't see why he is a major upgrade of Dahntay Jones tonight showed you exactly why... He hit 5 three pointers ( 2 of them in OT) and played lock down defense all night. He is very consistent when given over 30 minuets and has a very humble attitude.


6 in a row baby!! :peace::peace::peace:

rst08tierney
01-24-2010, 12:36 AM
JR Smith is probably the stupidest player in the entire NBA and i am 100% backing George on his recent benching. The guy has just been TERRIBLE this season... I say we need to play him a little bit so he can raise his stock and then trade him for the best offer. We simply cannot rely on this guy come playoff time and i would much rather see his minuets go to AA...


Speaking of Arron Afflalo, if anyone doesn't see why he is a major upgrade of Dahntay Jones tonight showed you exactly why... He hit 5 three pointers ( 2 of them in OT) and played lock down defense all night. He is very consistent when given over 30 minuets and has a very humble attitude.


6 in a row baby!! :peace::peace::peace:

Jr got pulled and just walked into the locker room and called it a night on his own?

Atwnbroncfan
01-24-2010, 11:13 AM
Jr got pulled and just walked into the locker room and called it a night on his own?

Yup here is the story.



Nuggets ponder suspension of J.R. Smith
By Benjamin Hochman
The Denver Post
Posted: 01/24/2010 10:45:37 AM MST
Updated: 01/24/2010 10:45:45 AM MST


J.R. Smith's season of poor play and a poor attitude has reached a new low. The Nuggets are considering suspending Smith for behavior detrimental to the team during Saturday's game, a source said.

Smith was seen pouting during the win against the Hornets, and coach George Karl didn't play Smith at all in the third quarter. For the night, Smith played just 12 minutes but had a minus-10 plus/minus rating. The next-lowest plus/minus rating on Denver was Ty Lawson at minus-one.

The plus-minus rating keeps track of the net changes in score when a given player is either on or off the court.

Karl is expected to speak with the media today and will likely address Smith as well as the status of Carmelo Anthony's sprained left ankle. Denver's next game is Monday against Charlotte.



Read more: http://www.denverpost.com/sports/ci_14259167#ixzz0dYSKJ0O2



Im just pissed that we just got healthy and now we are getting the injury bug........AGAIN.


If or when the Nuggs make a deadline deal, expect JR to be a piece of it.

Broncoholic JS
01-25-2010, 03:15 AM
I am still predicting the Nuggets to win the 2010 NBA Title!!

We will have an NBA title to go with our 2 Lombardi and Stanley Cups!!

GO NUGGETS!! CAN YOU FEEL IT?

ParkHill-71
01-25-2010, 04:21 PM
Gasol made my post look bad last night. All Nugget fans were shown how to beat the lakers last night

1.) Get the Laker bigs in foul trouble

2.) Aggressive post play. Go at our bigs when they have 3-4 fouls early.

The Cavs had our number after Pau/Drew Started the 3rd in foul trouble.


Nah..>I disagree. You forget the Kobe factor combined with Gasol. Just go back to last years playoffs. We were punking the lakers. Kobe got Gasol to play up to his potential. We had no answer, especially when you throw in Odoms contributions. All said, it all starts with kobe's leadership tho! So when the season gets serious, we will see if thats the strategy to beat you or not.

We have a leader like that in Chauncey and tho I fear what your team can do if motivated. I like the fact that Mr. Big Shot is on our team..

Can't wait to see what happens this year...

VenomousDB
01-25-2010, 04:55 PM
JR has been garbage this year.
He doesnt pass when he gets the ball, he takes the dumbest 3 pointers Ive ever seen in my life, and when he tries to drive he just loses the ball because of his sloppy handling skills.

ParkHill-71
01-25-2010, 05:06 PM
JR has been garbage this year.
He doesnt pass when he gets the ball, he takes the dumbest 3 pointers Ive ever seen in my life, and when he tries to drive he just loses the ball because of his sloppy handling skills.

The sad part is he could be one of the most deadly spot up 3 point shooters to ever play if he just softened his ego a bit.

Can't make people change tho, at least I can't. He also refuses to put the work in to better his left hand. I'm just at a point with him to where he is going to listen and change or be gone.. After all, if he goes to another team, they probably will make him change or he will sit.

I'm leaning more toward lets offer him up in a trade and see what happens at this point.

Broncoholic JS
01-25-2010, 09:28 PM
Thank you Jerry Schemmel for your 1,500+ games broadcasting Nuggets basketball!

I look forward to hearing you do Rockies baseball this Summer!

Atwnbroncfan
01-25-2010, 10:59 PM
Good win tonight. We needed this big streak and to get Melo back because from now until the end of february our schedule is brutal.

Hopefully Birdmans injury is not serious. We can't catch a break this year.

ParkHill-71
01-26-2010, 01:28 PM
Uh ohhh...

Mike Evans is on the fan pushing his opinion that J.R. be traded..

Which as I stated previously, I agree with. I just wasn't ready for the push to get him out of here.

Denver Colorado, so much drama in our sports teams lately.....lol...

broncofan2415
01-26-2010, 05:43 PM
Yup, great win last night. Im glad to see the Nuggs not playing down to the level of the crappier teams. They need to pull together and really try and get that number one seed. Everyone must stay healthy and play smart ball. The defense must get better.

As for Smith- I really hate his shot decisions lately, but lets see how he plays in the next few games. If he comes together then maybe keep him, but if its the same story, get rid of him

VenomousDB
01-26-2010, 06:28 PM
Yup, great win last night. Im glad to see the Nuggs not playing down to the level of the crappier teams. They need to pull together and really try and get that number one seed. Everyone must stay healthy and play smart ball. The defense must get better.

As for Smith- I really hate his shot decisions lately, but lets see how he plays in the next few games. If he comes together then maybe keep him, but if its the same story, get rid of him

JR Smith sucks. His shot selection has been the same all year and 90% of them have been bad. I dont see him changing, and like Parkhill said, he could be a very very good player if he wasnt such a rahtard.

AtwaterHITS27
01-27-2010, 12:58 AM
I live pretty close to OKC and I got tickets to see the Nuggets @ Thunder game but the weather report around here is saying that there is going to be ice and snow Thursday night and into Friday so I don't know if I'll be able to make the trip. The Nuggets have been playing very well lately and OKC has already won more games now than they did all of last year. Should be a great game.

Axemaster
01-27-2010, 05:16 AM
Uh ohhh...

Mike Evans is on the fan pushing his opinion that J.R. be traded..

Which as I stated previously, I agree with. I just wasn't ready for the push to get him out of here.

Denver Colorado, so much drama in our sports teams lately.....lol...

Mike Evans obviously needs to ****!!! Smith wasnt one of the best 6 th man IN THE NBA last year for nothing!!!

He will get his head straight, he just needs to go to some kind of therapy class, along with Brandon Marshall!!!:D

Axemaster
01-27-2010, 05:20 AM
I live pretty close to OKC and I got tickets to see the Nuggets @ Thunder game but the weather report around here is saying that there is going to be ice and snow Thursday night and into Friday so I don't know if I'll be able to make the trip. The Nuggets have been playing very well lately and OKC has already won more games now than they did all of last year. Should be a great game.

Man dont miss it!! If I can drive the 25 miles from up by Guthrie, so can you buddy!!! I just hope MELO plays!!! Durant and Mello might have a EPIC SHOOTOUT for the ages!!

If you get over to Section 329 Row J seats 1-4 come see me in LOUD CITY!!!:peace:

Atwnbroncfan
01-27-2010, 10:12 AM
Man dont miss it!! If I can drive the 25 miles from up by Guthrie, so can you buddy!!! I just hope MELO plays!!! Durant and Mello might have a EPIC SHOOTOUT for the ages!!

If you get over to Section 329 Row J seats 1-4 come see me in LOUD CITY!!!:peace:

I hate playing at OKC, Melo always has to make a clutch last second shot to win.

ParkHill-71
01-27-2010, 11:56 AM
Mike Evans obviously needs to ****!!! Smith wasnt one of the best 6 th man IN THE NBA last year for nothing!!!

He will get his head straight, he just needs to go to some kind of therapy class, along with Brandon Marshall!!!:D

Lol...I hear yah.

Cept for, I agree with Mike. Its time to trade him. With Lawson and Aflalo combined, it sort of limits his importance. So what does he do, continue the bonehead street ball play that put him in trouble his first few seasons. Its like he didnt care. He didnt get it, the Coach (who Im not a fan of by the way) is tired of talking to you. Billips isnt a baby sitter.

All the dude has to do is spot up and shoot if open and pass if not! Along with play some tough Defense. This team needs defense and passing. Not hot dog play. Im just done with the Cat. Especially now, while we can get a big man that we need for him if someone bites!..

Mike Evans on principle is not wrong.

VenomousDB
01-27-2010, 08:49 PM
Everyone mark around 6:10 in the 4th quarter. Thats EXACTLY what JR needs to be doing.

VenomousDB
01-27-2010, 09:08 PM
8 in a row!!!
JR actually played very well tonight.
I think so far this seasons unsung MVP has been KMart.

Flying_Dutchman
01-27-2010, 10:37 PM
Good win, the Nuggets are unstoppable.

ParkHill-71
01-28-2010, 11:26 AM
8 in a row!!!
JR actually played very well tonight.
I think so far this seasons unsung MVP has been KMart.

:salute::peace:
I love kmart. Yes, I know he can be annoying with his antics. I want him on my team tho.

Axemaster
01-28-2010, 03:43 PM
Say what you will about JR, they would of lost without him last night.

ParkHill-71
01-28-2010, 04:03 PM
True! Just as they would have lost last night without,

Chauncey, Martin, and maybe even Birdman.

AtwaterHITS27
01-28-2010, 09:18 PM
Man dont miss it!! If I can drive the 25 miles from up by Guthrie, so can you buddy!!! I just hope MELO plays!!! Durant and Mello might have a EPIC SHOOTOUT for the ages!!

If you get over to Section 329 Row J seats 1-4 come see me in LOUD CITY!!!:peace:

Heck ya man! I really wanna go. I live in Lawton and my brother and a few of my friends are supposed to come. It's about 50-50 right now because I don't know how bad the roads are going to be tomorrow, but if I go, I think my tickets are in Section 303.

Broncoholic JS
01-29-2010, 02:50 AM
Anyone who wants to add the John Elway - Chauncey Billups picture in my signature PM me and I will send it to you. If you are a Nuggets and Broncos fan this is the perfect sig pic for the rest of the Nuggets season!

GO NUGGETS!!

Axemaster
01-29-2010, 08:44 AM
Heck ya man! I really wanna go. I live in Lawton and my brother and a few of my friends are supposed to come. It's about 50-50 right now because I don't know how bad the roads are going to be tomorrow, but if I go, I think my tickets are in Section 303.

Hey just start EARLY man! I have been driving on it last night and this morning, and its really not that bad. Just drive slow and let the other MANIACS fly off the road!

They are saying Mello WILL be playing tonight! 9 in a row!!!!

I want them to get that top seed away from the LAKERS baby!!!:peace:

IHSD
01-30-2010, 08:03 AM
Well at least Chauncey Billups is in the All-Star game......

Axemaster
01-30-2010, 09:04 AM
Well at least Chauncey Billups is in the All-Star game......

Is he a reserve? I didn't catch that. I see Karl is on the bench too.

The Nuggets hung with them for a half last night and then just seemed to lose interest, couldnt shoot, turned the ball over, and couldnt stop any of their inside men.

Was disappointed Mello didnt play. Should be back tomorrow for the Spurs?

IHSD
01-30-2010, 09:06 AM
Is he a reserve? I didn't catch that.

I was being sarcastic. He didn't get picked. He's going to the beaches in Mexico instead for the break.

rst08tierney
01-30-2010, 05:32 PM
Kobe the Myth?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQhGCvCh1Bk

Axemaster
01-30-2010, 08:00 PM
The hell was that? Think Kobe will win ? WHO CARES ! Nuggets will stomp that AZZ this year man!!!:go:

Atwnbroncfan
01-31-2010, 01:24 PM
Great win by the Nuggets this morning. Without Melo we are 3-1. He should be back on Monday. But with Billups Martin Afflalo and Melo having the best seasons of their career this team will be scary once we are finally healthy.

d-bronx42
01-31-2010, 09:03 PM
CP3 is going to be out 2 months with knee surgery:

http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news;_ylt=AgIgpBFKnY8hVsunVafosv68vLYF?slug=ys-paulsurgery013110&prov=yhoo&type=lgns

Chauncey better be selected, he's arguably having the best season of his HOF career and is basically the coach of a team that's 2nd in the west while dealing with tons of injuries... Its an embarrassment he didn't get selected in the first place.

CodyRoark
02-01-2010, 11:54 AM
Nuggets finish January with a 12-3 record!

Yesterday's game on ABC was a bit nerve racking until the end of the 2nd, 3rd,4th quarters. I really miss Linas Kleiza because Joey Graham is a horrible backup to Melo. At least LK could score. JR played very well. Chauncey was amazing(minus the turnovers), Kenyon Martin is playing phenomenal, that no arc jump shot makes me hold my breath until it goes in! His shot has been falling lately!!! Arron Afflalo who hasn't been really good on the road was 6/6 FG's and 2/2 3pts. That was an amazing road win. Tonight its Sac-Town, I smell revenge!

Wednesday is the Suns, I expect to win. But it will be tough.

Friday/Saturday is a road B2B with the Lakers and Jazz.

Will be tough but I hope we can step up to the challenge! If we can beat Sac/PHX/LAL/UTH then that will make it hard for anybody to think that the Nuggets aren't the real deal.

I'm looking forward to it!

Toughest month is next month.

GO NUGGETS

Spice 1
02-01-2010, 02:33 PM
CP3 is going to be out 2 months with knee surgery:

http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news;_ylt=AgIgpBFKnY8hVsunVafosv68vLYF?slug=ys-paulsurgery013110&prov=yhoo&type=lgns

Chauncey better be selected, he's arguably having the best season of his HOF career and is basically the coach of a team that's 2nd in the west while dealing with tons of injuries... Its an embarrassment he didn't get selected in the first place.

I'm sure you guys will agree with me when I say that I would rather have Billups on my squad than Nash. Simply for defensive purposes. The other thing people don't think about, is that Nash is not a great individual scorer in the paint. Billups can go inside and get his one on one with the game on the line. That's huge, because of how NBA officials ref the games.

CoryWinget81
02-01-2010, 02:59 PM
Tonight its Sac-Town, I smell revenge!


Sacramento is going down.

CodyRoark
02-01-2010, 05:36 PM
Early indications say that Melo will miss his 5th straight? Gah Damnit, can the coaches/players/Melo stop getting our hopes up? They say after one game, "I expect he'll play" or "Monday, Melo should fully be ready to return"

Why don't they just say his status for return is unknown seeing how it's serious. I hate false advertising.. ha

Atwnbroncfan
02-01-2010, 05:46 PM
Early indications say that Melo will miss his 5th straight? Gah Damnit, can the coaches/players/Melo stop getting our hopes up? They say after one game, "I expect he'll play" or "Monday, Melo should fully be ready to return"

Why don't they just say his status for return is unknown seeing how it's serious. I hate false advertising.. ha

With the schedule we hae in february this is better we can't rush him back.

Atwnbroncfan
02-01-2010, 09:44 PM
For every one good play from Nene their is 5 bad ones.

Atwnbroncfan
02-01-2010, 09:57 PM
Wasn't a pretty win today, but a win none the less. Kmart is beasting. If he plays this way in the playoffs we can easily take down the fakers.


Lakers and Nuggs starting to run away with the West.

Flying_Dutchman
02-01-2010, 10:07 PM
Yea, it was a close one, but a Win is a Win.

d-bronx42
02-02-2010, 02:32 PM
We are seeing vintage K-Mart at his finest... Last year i knew there was little to no chance of us taking down the Lakers, but this year i feel 10x more confident based off Kenyon's play alone.

Reasons i think we will beat the Lakers and advance to our first NBA Championship.

-Ty Lawson destroys AC in every aspect of the game. Carter killed us last year in the playoffs and single handily lost us the game in LA... He also presents tremendous quickness and speed, which we all know is the Lakers biggest weakness...

-Arron Afflalo is becoming Raja Bell 2.0. I feel extremely comfortable with him guarding Kobe and making things on him as tough as possible. He also is shooting 45% from 3 point land while already making 64 of them! I am literally falling in love with this guy.

- Kenyon Martin is becoming a candidate for DPOY IMO and has literally stepped up his game so much that us as Denver fans have never really seen this side of him. A double-double machine is really going to help us match the Lakers size.

-Chauncey is arguably having the best season of his HOF career. Nuff said.

-Melo (when healthy) has never been better and is poised to become a top 3-4 player in this league. I see him having an even better playoff performance than last year, which is very scary...


NeNe is becoming a big sissy though, and i would not be opposed at all to see what kind of value he could get us during the trade deadline... Her lacks that tenacity i feel is needed for us to win a championship.

licence_to_kill
02-02-2010, 05:46 PM
Your front court is terrible though.

CodyRoark
02-02-2010, 06:12 PM
We are seeing vintage K-Mart at his finest... Last year i knew there was little to no chance of us taking down the Lakers, but this year i feel 10x more confident based off Kenyon's play alone.

Reasons i think we will beat the Lakers and advance to our first NBA Championship.

-Ty Lawson destroys AC in every aspect of the game. Carter killed us last year in the playoffs and single handily lost us the game in LA... He also presents tremendous quickness and speed, which we all know is the Lakers biggest weakness...

-Arron Afflalo is becoming Raja Bell 2.0. I feel extremely comfortable with him guarding Kobe and making things on him as tough as possible. He also is shooting 45% from 3 point land while already making 64 of them! I am literally falling in love with this guy.

- Kenyon Martin is becoming a candidate for DPOY IMO and has literally stepped up his game so much that us as Denver fans have never really seen this side of him. A double-double machine is really going to help us match the Lakers size.

-Chauncey is arguably having the best season of his HOF career. Nuff said.

-Melo (when healthy) has never been better and is poised to become a top 3-4 player in this league. I see him having an even better playoff performance than last year, which is very scary...


NeNe is becoming a big sissy though, and i would not be opposed at all to see what kind of value he could get us during the trade deadline... Her lacks that tenacity i feel is needed for us to win a championship.


SheNene is really pissing me off. Last year he wasn't scared to destroy someone with a posterization dunk. Now he's scared of contact, do you think it's because of when he broke his arm last year?

Nene's production is down which is why he is not even in the same breath as Andrew Bynum.

I would not be shocked if we traded Nene.

Imagine if we got Bosh...

Chauncey/Ty/AC
Afflalo/JR
Martin/Bird/Balk
Melo/Afflalo/Balk
Bosh/Bird/Petro

oh damn that would be great.

CodyRoark
02-02-2010, 06:17 PM
http://www.nba.com/video/games/nuggets/2010/02/01/0020900708_sac_den_play6.nba/?ls=iref:nbahpt2

I loved this

The Experience
02-02-2010, 06:25 PM
Your front court is terrible though.

Umm how do you figure?

licence_to_kill
02-02-2010, 07:17 PM
Umm how do you figure?

Umm, the players suck?

The Experience
02-02-2010, 07:59 PM
Umm, the players suck?

Be specific which one's exactly?

licence_to_kill
02-03-2010, 12:42 AM
Be specific which one's exactly?

Nene, Anderson...I forget who the other ones were

Broncoholic JS
02-03-2010, 01:59 AM
Nene, Anderson...I forget who the other ones were

Your posts have no substance to them whatsoever.

Andersen is top 10 in the NBA in blocks. He doesn't even start. Less than 1 behind number 1.

Nene holds it down well.

"Forgetting" who others are simply means that you have no idea what you are talking about.

Keep trying and I will shoot you down every time. (Even if this isn't the smack section it is still on topic).

GO NUGGETS!! PROVE EVERYONE WRONG!! 2010 FINALS!!

The Experience
02-03-2010, 06:57 AM
Your posts have no substance to them whatsoever.

Andersen is top 10 in the NBA in blocks. He doesn't even start. Less than 1 behind number 1.

Nene holds it down well.

"Forgetting" who others are simply means that you have no idea what you are talking about.

Keep trying and I will shoot you down every time. (Even if this isn't the smack section it is still on topic).

GO NUGGETS!! PROVE EVERYONE WRONG!! 2010 FINALS!!
He about hit it on the money.


CP to him

licence_to_kill
02-03-2010, 12:12 PM
Andersen is top 10 in the NBA in blocks. He doesn't even start. Less than 1 behind number 1.

He's a 1 dimensional player that you signed to a $25 million deal. He's one of the worst post players in the league considering 19% of his shots in the paint get blocked. Thats pethetic.




"Forgetting" who others are simply means that you have no idea what you are talking about.[/qkuote]

Or that they suck/don't exist

[quote]GO NUGGETS!! PROVE EVERYONE WRONG!! 2010 FINALS!!

I like how you're only saying the Nuggets will get to the finals...

The Experience
02-03-2010, 01:34 PM
He's a 1 dimensional player that you signed to a $25 million deal. He's one of the worst post players in the league considering 19% of his shots in the paint get blocked. Thats pethetic.



[quote]"Forgetting" who others are simply means that you have no idea what you are talking about.[/qkuote]

Or that they suck/don't exist



I like how you're only saying the Nuggets will get to the finals...

I think Denver will get to the finals as well.

Atwnbroncfan
02-03-2010, 01:41 PM
He's a 1 dimensional player that you signed to a $25 million deal. He's one of the worst post players in the league considering 19% of his shots in the paint get blocked. Thats pethetic.



[quote]"Forgetting" who others are simply means that you have no idea what you are talking about.[/qkuote]

Or that they suck/don't exist



I like how you're only saying the Nuggets will get to the finals...

I will agree with that. Not only is he one dimensional he is over 30. He gets pushed around in the paint and is always getting banged up. But with that said he is a good energy guy. But even you have to admit Kmart has finally been playing great ball the last couple of months.

But im hoping we trade our 1st and Linas Kleiza's rights to Washington for Brendon Haywood. That would make us stronger down low and make a heck of a series in the WCF. And believe me it will be the Lakers Nuggets in the WCF.

rst08tierney
02-04-2010, 01:01 PM
[QUOTE=licence_to_kill;3154138]He's a 1 dimensional player that you signed to a $25 million deal. He's one of the worst post players in the league considering 19% of his shots in the paint get blocked. Thats pethetic.





I will agree with that. Not only is he one dimensional he is over 30. He gets pushed around in the paint and is always getting banged up. But with that said he is a good energy guy. But even you have to admit Kmart has finally been playing great ball the last couple of months.

But im hoping we trade our 1st and Linas Kleiza's rights to Washington for Brendon Haywood. That would make us stronger down low and make a heck of a series in the WCF. And believe me it will be the Lakers Nuggets in the WCF.

Did you guys get a roster exception for Kleiza this year? (Money off the books) or is that next season?

Atwnbroncfan
02-04-2010, 01:10 PM
[QUOTE=Atwnbroncfan;3154251]

Did you guys get a roster exception for Kleiza this year? (Money off the books) or is that next season?

He is off the books this year. But if and when he decides to come back to the nba we own his rights, and then the salary will be back on our books.

rst08tierney
02-04-2010, 03:27 PM
I think Haywood could compete for a starting roll with the Nuggets.............


Im going to say it now. Nuggets by 6 on friday unless Gasol shows up. He has been in a major slump since he got injured for the second time.

He is now a 52% Ft shooter from 80%. It cost us the game vrs the Grizzlies and the CAVS during the road trip. His mid range game is whats killing us as well. With the all the hammy issues Pau has no lift on his shots making his roll in the triangle a non event.

Best of luck to Nugget fans!!

fyi
NO INJURIES FOR BOTH TEAMS

d-bronx42
02-04-2010, 04:00 PM
I think Haywood could compete for a starting roll with the Nuggets.............


Im going to say it now. Nuggets by 6 on friday unless Gasol shows up. He has been in a major slump since he got injured for the second time.

He is now a 52% Ft shooter from 80%. It cost us the game vrs the Grizzlies and the CAVS during the road trip. His mid range game is whats killing us as well. With the all the hammy issues Pau has no lift on his shots making his roll in the triangle a non event.

Best of luck to Nugget fans!!

fyi
NO INJURIES FOR BOTH TEAMS

No Melo = automatic loss against the Lakers.

VenomousDB
02-04-2010, 05:24 PM
No Melo = automatic loss against the Lakers.

Thats bull. I really disagree. If I remember correctly we beat the Cavs without Melo and Chauncey.

CodyRoark
02-04-2010, 06:34 PM
We beat Utah in Utah without Melo and Chauncey and beat the Cavs without Melo and with Chauncey.

Melo is listed as doubtful even though he practiced... He said that until he's 100 percent he won't play.

Kobe Bryant is a game time decision due to a sprained ankle as well...

if Kobe plays many people will question Melo's toughness.

rst08tierney
02-04-2010, 08:13 PM
We beat Utah in Utah without Melo and Chauncey and beat the Cavs without Melo and with Chauncey.

Melo is listed as doubtful even though he practiced... He said that until he's 100 percent he won't play.

Kobe Bryant is a game time decision due to a sprained ankle as well...

if Kobe plays many people will question Melo's toughness.

My take on this spained-ankle situation goes back to Bryant in the 2000 Finals. He sprained his ankle in Game 2 and prior to Game 3, Phil forced him through "lateral movement drills", and Bryant said his ankle hurt. The decision was made to bench Bryant in Game 3. Bryant said specifically that he has played through sprained-ankles since highschool. He played through it on offense, but it affected his defense. Bryant played in Game 4. He put on one of the greatest performances in NBA Finals history. If Kobe can play in Game 3, as he did in Game 4, during the Finals series, then he can play through this ankle spain.

Atwnbroncfan
02-05-2010, 01:41 PM
Heat's Cook returns as defending champComment Email Print Share By Tim MacMahon
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DALLAS -- All-Stars Paul Pierce of the Boston Celtics and Chauncey Billups of the Denver Nuggets headline the field for the NBA Three-Point Shootout, which the league announced Friday.

Pierce and Billups will be joined by defending champion Daequan Cook of Miami, Golden State's Stephen Curry, Phoenix's Channing Frye and New York's Danilo Gallinari in the All-Star Weekend event on Feb. 13 at American Airlines Center.

Cook, who received an automatic invitation after winning last season's event, will try to become the sixth repeat winner. He is shooting only 30 percent from 3-point range this season.

Pierce, who ranks third in the NBA in 3-point shooting percentage (.467), has been the field's most accurate long-distance shooter this season. Frye and Curry also rank among the NBA's top 10 in 3-point percentage this season.

The inaugural Three-Point Shootout, won by three-time champion Larry Bird, was held during the 1986 All-Star Weekend in Dallas.

The NBA All-Star Game will be held on Feb. 14 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington. Officials are expecting more than 90,000 fans to attend, which would set an attendance record for a basketball game.



http://sports.espn.go.com/dallas/nba/news/story?id=4890551

Nice to see Billups getting his due. As for tonight its a toss up, its gonna be tough to win without Melo against the lakers. He helps us spread the floor.

rst08tierney
02-05-2010, 05:41 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/dallas/nba/news/story?id=4890551

Nice to see Billups getting his due. As for tonight its a toss up, its gonna be tough to win without Melo against the lakers. He helps us spread the floor.

My money's on the Italian. Danilo Gallinari. He has one of the best strokes from behind the line in the entire NBA. Steven Curry should meet him in the final round for the trophy.

Props to Billups, I just think its too late in his career to toss up that many racks of balls at a constant level. I wish they would have let him shoot back in 04 or 05 when he was younger.

broncofan2415
02-05-2010, 05:44 PM
Its gonna get really ugly in LA. No Melo......forget it. Sorry Im a nuggs fan, but this team looked like crap against the Suns

d-bronx42
02-05-2010, 11:05 PM
No Melo = automatic loss against the Lakers.

I did this on purpose... Ultimate reverse jinx!:D

Best win of the year... Wow!

draco193
02-05-2010, 11:06 PM
It was a clinic on how to shoot the three tonight. Good game rebounding for Anderson as well.

CodyRoark
02-05-2010, 11:41 PM
Biggest win all year! WITHOUT MELO!

Chauncey put on a clinic! JR was amazing! AA came up big. Nene played well despite fouling out. Birdman was pretty damn good! Bird needs to lose the headband/hawk/gel and keep it how it was tonight... I like that Birdman style better.

Atwnbroncfan
02-06-2010, 12:44 AM
Great win tonight. just amazed, didn't think it would happen.

Flying_Dutchman
02-06-2010, 01:46 AM
I was unsure how tonight would turn out, I was surprised when I got the msg on my phone today. 39 points for Billups, awesome.

thatkidhunt
02-06-2010, 08:47 AM
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e83/JaeHunt/5328.gif



:go: Broncos

Atwnbroncfan
02-06-2010, 06:44 PM
No Melo or Billups tonight in Utah. We beat them last time without both in Utah, but Utah is on fire. This isn't good.

Broncoholic JS
02-06-2010, 07:09 PM
Great win tonight. just amazed, didn't think it would happen.

Just wait, we are only getting started shocking the NBA and our doubters.

Hey Lakers fans,
Do we have your attention yet? Or, are you too closed minded to think that another team in the West could represent in the Finals? I am not saying the Nuggets are a shoe in, but we are playing really well this season.

rst08tierney
02-06-2010, 07:51 PM
Just wait, we are only getting started shocking the NBA and our doubters.

Hey Lakers fans,
Do we have your attention yet? Or, are you too closed minded to think that another team in the West could represent in the Finals? I am not saying the Nuggets are a shoe in, but we are playing really well this season.

Nuggets played great last night and were lights out from beyond the arch. They played stronger and faster and better then lakers by far. 68.2%!!!!!! is that even possible? WoW!

but......(you knew this was coming)

NBA championships are not won in February. Its VERY hard to judge a team before the all star brake but the answer to your question is yes, but as a laker fan im not looking into this what so ever. The lakers are beat up. 4 out of there 5 starters are playing with serious injuries and fisher is just plain washed up on the defensive end.

Now lets talk about slowing down Kobe. Do you guys feel that actually happened? Can Kobe PLEASE GET A WHISTLE?!?!

Well on any given night,I guess the best way for Kobe to not look like the best player in the league when fully healthy (and sometimes not) really comes down to officiating. The fact of the matter is that a lot of times even when Kobe scores a lot of times he's being fouled. Not sure if the refs are thinking "well, he made it anyway so it must not be bothering him", but I mentioned this in another thread about how defenders get away with certain things against Kobe that they can't with other superstars.

The problem also is, if the league called fouls for Kobe like they do for others, his ft attempts would skyrocket, meaning his point average would skyrocket, field goal percentage would creep back closer to 50% because those misses due to non-calls wouldn't count. But since, players only get "fouled" when their ramming full-speed into stationary defenders with their hands straight in the air as go to the goal, Kobe doesn't get fouled. Kobe, for the most, part tries to score anyway instead of flopping his way to the line. There was even a point last night where I said that it's a shame Kobe has to flail his arms to get the attention of the refs, but that's the way it is.

And it's not the defenders' faults. They will do as much as the refs allow them to. They will slap Kobe on every jumper until a call is made. They will handcheck, grab jerseys, hold, and anything else they are allowed to get away with. The thing is, ESPN analysts, TNT analysts, ABC analysts know this, but they can't point it out. Usually, when Marc Jackson says "X player is really competing with Kobe Bryant", you know what he's really trying to say or "X team has physical defense" or "the refs are really letting them play".

Even, think back to Chauncey's comments after the game. When asked how the Nuggets managed to slow Kobe down after the first quarter he said something to the effect of "I think he had easy looks, no hands in his face, just face up jumpers. We had to "get up in him". Ironically, that sounds a lot like Chauncey's game last night aside from the Lakers being able to "get up in his personal space" and make any sort of contact. Some nights Kobe's emotions get to him, but in the end, the best way to shut him down is to pocket the whistle.

All in all the lakers got it handed to them at home last night. I for one hope its a wake up call. Does anyone know where LO went?

CoryWinget81
02-06-2010, 08:08 PM
Nuggets played great last night and were lights out from beyond the arch. They played stronger and faster and better then lakers by far. 68.2%!!!!!! is that even possible? WoW!

but......(you knew this was coming)

NBA championships are not won in February. Its VERY hard to judge a team before the all star brake but the answer to your question is yes, but as a laker fan im not looking into this what so ever. The lakers are beat up. 4 out of there 5 starters are playing with serious injuries and fisher is just plain washed up on the defensive end.

Now lets talk about slowing down Kobe. Do you guys feel that actually happened? Can Kobe PLEASE GET A WHISTLE?!?!

Well on any given night,I guess the best way for Kobe to not look like the best player in the league when fully healthy (and sometimes not) really comes down to officiating. The fact of the matter is that a lot of times even when Kobe scores a lot of times he's being fouled. Not sure if the refs are thinking "well, he made it anyway so it must not be bothering him", but I mentioned this in another thread about how defenders get away with certain things against Kobe that they can't with other superstars.

The problem also is, if the league called fouls for Kobe like they do for others, his ft attempts would skyrocket, meaning his point average would skyrocket, field goal percentage would creep back closer to 50% because those misses due to non-calls wouldn't count. But since, players only get "fouled" when their ramming full-speed into stationary defenders with their hands straight in the air as go to the goal, Kobe doesn't get fouled. Kobe, for the most, part tries to score anyway instead of flopping his way to the line. There was even a point last night where I said that it's a shame Kobe has to flail his arms to get the attention of the refs, but that's the way it is.

And it's not the defenders' faults. They will do as much as the refs allow them to. They will slap Kobe on every jumper until a call is made. They will handcheck, grab jerseys, hold, and anything else they are allowed to get away with. The thing is, ESPN analysts, TNT analysts, ABC analysts know this, but they can't point it out. Usually, when Marc Jackson says "X player is really competing with Kobe Bryant", you know what he's really trying to say or "X team has physical defense" or "the refs are really letting them play".

Even, think back to Chauncey's comments after the game. When asked how the Nuggets managed to slow Kobe down after the first quarter he said something to the effect of "I think he had easy looks, no hands in his face, just face up jumpers. We had to "get up in him". Ironically, that sounds a lot like Chauncey's game last night aside from the Lakers being able to "get up in his personal space" and make any sort of contact. Some nights Kobe's emotions get to him, but in the end, the best way to shut him down is to pocket the whistle.

All in all the lakers got it handed to them at home last night. I for one hope its a wake up call. Does anyone know where LO went?

Kobe doesn't get calls? Sorry but gtfo of here. Sure he gets hit, everyone does. Why do Laker fans think the NBA is out to get Kobe? It's ALWAYS the world against Kobe!

Watch how he plays "lockdown" D. The refs swallow their whistle all the time to save Kobe from fouling out. There's even audio clips and videos of refs saying stuff to Kobe like "Settle down man! If you have a problem come talk to me, you know I'm not gonna let you foul out!"

Kobe doesn't get calls. :laughs: Thanks, I needed that.

Atwnbroncfan
02-06-2010, 09:22 PM
Time for Melo to become a man, this is a little ridiculous now.

Utah fans aern't even fun to look at, they are all ugly.

licence_to_kill
02-06-2010, 09:31 PM
Just wait, we are only getting started shocking the NBA and our doubters.

Hey Lakers fans,
Do we have your attention yet? Or, are you too closed minded to think that another team in the West could represent in the Finals? I am not saying the Nuggets are a shoe in, but we are playing really well this season.

Blam x15

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Axemaster
02-06-2010, 10:15 PM
If they get contribution from Billups/Smith/Affolo, and the defense like they did from Anderson/Martin, they will beat ANYBODY IN THE NBA in a 7 game series, no matter WHAT Mello and NENE do.

Sometimes I think the Nuggets offense flows even BETTER at times without Mello, because ALL the players seem to get into the flow, and get the rhythem early, instead of the ball going to Mello EVERY time down the court, and sometimes gets bogged down. Kinda like the Lakers with Shaq, or Kareem, always concentrating on one guy.

d-bronx42
02-07-2010, 12:12 AM
Time for Melo to become a man, this is a little ridiculous now.

Utah fans aern't even fun to look at, they are all ugly.

He has to be healthy for the All-Star game... Duh! :D

CodyRoark
02-07-2010, 01:31 PM
Denver officially has been banged up by the injury bug.

Nene(Calf)/Afflalo(ankle)/Chauncey(ankle)/Melo(ankle)/Birdman(knee)/JR(back/shoulder)

This is getting ridiculous.

Losing AA would hurt a lot.

I hope Chauncey/Melo/AA/Nene can all play on Tuesday against Dallas. It will be a much needed win... Because if we lose to Dallas we fall 0-2 in the season series and carry on the series to Dallas.

Utah's win streak right now is a total fluke... they've had so many home games and the officiating hasn't been fair in all games. So glad they hit the road for their next 5 out of 7.

I say shut Chauncey and Melo down for the All Star Game, focus on the problems the Nuggets have defensively/offensively and get back in rhythm and get back to 100% health wise.

rst08tierney
02-07-2010, 06:46 PM
Utah's win streak right now is a total fluke... they've had so many home games and the officiating hasn't been fair in all games. So glad they hit the road for their next 5 out of 7.


Utah has been solid through out the last few years at home. The Salt Palace is an extremely hard place to play due to the fans being so close to the floor. Its been a bit since Utah has been this healthy. Utah is a very underrated team with one of the best point guards in the league and they are playing great ball right now so I would say its far from a fluke.

Last 3 seasons at home

09-10 - 22-6 * This year
08-09 - 33-8
07-08 - 37-4 * Best Home Record in The NBA

Axemaster
02-08-2010, 04:58 PM
Utah has been solid through out the last few years at home. The Salt Palace is an extremely hard place to play due to the fans being so close to the floor. Its been a bit since Utah has been this healthy. Utah is a very underrated team with one of the best point guards in the league and they are playing great ball right now so I would say its far from a fluke.

Last 3 seasons at home

09-10 - 22-6 * This year
08-09 - 33-8
07-08 - 37-4 * Best Home Record in The NBA

I agree with you, and I will wager they keep Boozer and Push denver for the #2 seed.

What do you think about Jacksons comment after the Denver game when he said "Well, at least it wasnt a PLAYOFF GAME"! Motivational tool for his squad? Mind games directed towards Denver? Or just more of his trademark ZenSpeak Psychobabble?

Atwnbroncfan
02-08-2010, 05:25 PM
I agree with you, and I will wager they keep Boozer and Push denver for the #2 seed.

What do you think about Jacksons comment after the Denver game when he said "Well, at least it wasnt a PLAYOFF GAME"! Motivational tool for his squad? Mind games directed towards Denver? Or just more of his trademark ZenSpeak Psychobabble?

I would disagree that they are going to push us for the divsion and the 2 seed. We could have beat them with out Melo and Chauncey, and we did last time we played them. Utah is playing well but if the Nuggets actually played them in the playoffs with full health we wouuld beat em pretty bad.

rst08tierney
02-08-2010, 07:08 PM
I agree with you, and I will wager they keep Boozer and Push denver for the #2 seed.

What do you think about Jacksons comment after the Denver game when he said "Well, at least it wasnt a PLAYOFF GAME"! Motivational tool for his squad? Mind games directed towards Denver? Or just more of his trademark ZenSpeak Psychobabble?

Jackson was hinting at the lakers not getting to the line. Phil was just playing mind games with the league as usual. Guess what, it worked due to the fact we got the most calls IN Portland then we have in 3 years. (Zen Magic at its best?)

Phil is always trying to motivate his team in new unique ways. The other comment after the denver loss was

"Im not going to berate my team"

A complete 360 from something like Doc Rives would say. Phil is just a positive motivator. Its funny each year PJ picks out a unique book for each player to read. Each book carries a certain message to guide the individual through the season. Laker fan or not, PJ is a master mind at getting it done.




Here is a list. (its from Jeanie Buss's twiter account)

13) DJ Mbenga – "Monster: the Autobiography of an LA Gang Member" by Sanyika Shakur (Author), Monster Kody Scott (Contributor)

9:28 PM Jan 20th from TweetDeck 11) Jordan Farmar – "Makes Me Wanna Holler" by Nahan McCall 12) Kobe Bryant - "Montana 1948 "by Larry Watson

9:23 PM Jan 20th from TweetDeck 9) Pau Gasol – "2666" by Roberto Bolano and 10) Ron Artest – "Sacred Hoops" by Phil Jackson (helpful for new teammate to know the process)

8:23 PM Jan 20th from TweetDeck 7) Sasha Vujcic – "Reservation Blues" by Sherman Alexie and 8) Luke Walton –" The Monkey Wrench Gang" by Edward Abbey

8:03 PM Jan 20th from TweetDeck 5) Lamar Odom – "The Right Mistake" by Walter Mosley and 6) Andrew Bynum - "Six Easy Pieces" by Walter Mosley (1of Phil's favorite authors)

5:49 PM Jan 20th from TweetDeck 4) Josh Powell - "The Souls of Black Folk" – W.E.B. Du Bois

5:46 PM Jan 20th from TweetDeck 3) Shannon Brown – "Dreams from My Father" by Barack Obama PS. Phil said give a shout out to Clarence Gaines @cgrock24 for his suggestions

5:24 PM Jan 20th from TweetDeck 2) Adam Morrison – "Che" – Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colon – a Graphic Biography of Che Guevara

4:18 PM Jan 20th from TweetDeck As is his yearly tradition, Phil handed out books to each player on this road trip. 1) Derek Fisher - "Soul on Ice" by Eldridge Cleaver.

http://twitter.com/JEANIEBUSS






FYI

Crazy stat this year. Every team that has beat the lakers, loses their next game.

Atwnbroncfan
02-08-2010, 09:12 PM
FYI

Crazy stat this year. Every team that has beat the lakers, loses their next game.

No Nuggets beat the lakers Nov 13 then won their next game against the raptors on the 17th.