Did George Karl deserve another vote of confidence and the chance to coach the Nuggets for one more year?
Not everything about game five was sexy, but this gorgeous steal by Corey Brewer, followed by a sensational set of passes, followed by an uncontested dunk is one of the prettier plays you'll ever see.
The Nuggets SHOULD be the hottest ticket it town. But, since they appear to be facing yet another first round elimination from the playoffs, folks can buy tickets for tonights game at Pepsi Center for as little as $3.99 on StubHub.
That's a buck less than a foot long turkey sub at Subway.
How sad is that?
"Call him Curious George, because he's continually searching for a way to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory."
"Miller, for all his veteran savvy, can be a liability on both ends of the floor. The 37 year old slows down the speedy Nuggets, which often derails George Karl’s game script.
More minutes for Fournier means fewer minutes for Miller, who at this point in his career is more effective in a limited role."
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"What is a cause for real concern is that the Nuggets aren’t as deep as they have been advertised to be. They may have a nine-man rotation, but without their starting point guard they’re eminently beatable. "
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"The wonderful thing about sports is that anything can happen. Denver has been spoiled by the most unlikely of playoff runs in recent years – examples: Rocktober and Tebow Magic. And this year’s Nuggets squad seems poised to execute their playoff demons of past years and make a run."
"There’s little question that, despite overtures to the contrary, most professional athletes are still uncomfortable with the idea of gay team mates. Ignorance tops the list of reasons. These men have been bred in a hyper-macho subculture since they first picked up a ball, bat or stick."
Eleven days ago Wilson Chandler Tweeted "11 days". He was referring, of course to today's NBA trade deadline, the date by which the reluctant Nugget hopes to have found a new hope. The clock is ticking and the rumors are swirling but still nothing has taken place. Chandler remains shackled to his situation in Denver.
While it's not up to him whether or not he is dealt today, it's best that he be gone. The Nuggets don't need a guy who hates being here skulking about the locker room pissing and moaning about minutes. The Nuggets should find a package that works, sending off Chandler and Timofey Mozgov as well. Perhaps they won't find a pot of gold but they don't need these guys in the rotation right now. Best to build for the future if not improve right now.
Besides, after all he's done for the Nuggets organization, doesn't Chandler deserve to be somewhere where he can start - like Charlotte, for example? Or maybe Washington? Perhaps a team in China would be interested in him. Chandler seemed happier playing there.