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Some Nuggets Thoughts (mainly JR and Billups)




Okay I know both of these ideas have been greatly talked about here, but I want to add to the current thoughts. We all know Chauncey is looking slow and has had horrible shot selection so far, and I wanted to point out how much this looks like 2 years ago when Allen Iverson was on the team and he was looking slow and had a huge expiring deal, we hit a home run in a trade. Now ironically the situation is similar, but this time Billups is the neg impact player. Now I love Chauncey, but if he doesn't pick up his game (and I don't mean trying to drop 30 points, I mean playing how he should... passing the ball more, not shooting every shot he wants and not getting costly technicals) (and it isn't all his fault, his Playing time management has been horrendous, Karl, I'm looking at you) we should seriously entertain trading him. One trade idea that comes to mind is Udrih and Landry for Billups. It allows the Kings to get the perfect fit at PG next to Tyreke and Denver gets a good back up PG and a good, young PF. I'm not saying trade Chauncey, I'm just saying.. don't overvalue him and if you get a good offer, take it... cuz unless he's just in major slump (sadly doubtful, considering his pre-season and World Championship play) he is just taking Ty's minutes.

Now onto a similar topic, JR and his playing time. Now unlike CB, Smith has gotten his minutes drastically cut (playing only one minutes in the last three games, are you kidding me Karl?) and there's no point in having a talented player sit on the bench. Yes JR has some problems, but so does every player. If Karl isn't gonna use him, he should tell the FO so they could get a player he would actually play. Now I don't want to trade JR b/c I think he's a valuable part of this team, but if he isn't gonna play, then you gotta trade him. I posted this a comment, but some names I thought of are Anthony Randolph, Hasheem Thabeet, Tyrus Thomas, Jason Thompson (with Garcia, would be ideal IMO), Marcin Gortat, Amir Johnson (ugly contract), Posey and McRoberts, Brendan Wright, Brad Miller, Jermaine Oneil, Taj Gibson and Andris Biedrins… The only problem is that if you get a big for JR, then when Kenyon and Bird are back, there will be a major log jam at the Power Forward and Center positions... 

I think considering our schedule and injuries, 6-6 isn't horrible... it's just frustrating considering we could've easily won 5 of those games (Dallas Melo missed the Game winner, Chicago and Portland could've been tied at the buzzer, and New Orleans and Phoenix could've been beaten had we made some better shots down the stretch)... if Denver can improve on it's closing out of games then we'll be fine... but I think once we get Bird/Kenyon back it will be easier  to close out games mainly b/c it gives us more rebounding and defense which is key to closing out games, along with less foul trouble for our players and less fatigue for our bigs... so Idk how the schedule looks coming up, but seeing as how hard it was to begin with, it has to get easier at some point... all it takes is winning three games in a row and Denver Stiffs will stop panicking and jump back on the contender thoughts about this team (and we are contenders, IMO). 

 

Okay, so thoughts.. opinions...

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