I am inspired by a line from Childish Gambino (Donald Glover's rap project) - "Don't talk; do shit." I am sure this won't amount to much, but I am getting tired of whining about George Karl's use of our bench. In a compacted season, we are seeing injury after injury, and George Karl is remaining stubborn - he's not taking a macroscopic look at the season.
We all know how many stars have been hurt: Derrick Rose, CP3, Ginobli, and Hortford to name a few. But as Woj pointed out in his most recent article, a lot of these injuries are rare and bizarre amongst basketball players. These guys are working their bodies way too hard.
We have seen begun to see the cracks within our own Nuggets. Gallo, Lawson, Nene, Rudy, and Moz have all been bitten by the injury bug, and how much time will it be before we see Chris Andersen go down? At that point will George Karl go to the rusty, deep end of the bench and give Koufos, Hamilton, Stone, and Faried some burn? Probably not. He'll use a 6 man rotation and run our team into the ground before the playoffs (kidding...kind of).
Therefore, Denver Stiffs, I ask that if you are on twitter that you join the #FreeFaried campaign.
Why Kenneth Faried? Because much like Tebow he is iconic, raw, and brings the certain intangibles to the game. Frankly, I would love to see any of these guys periodically thrown into the mix to get experience and rest our go-to guys, but truth be told, I am most interested in Kenneth. Besides "Free Faried" has such a nice ring to it!
How do we do this? On twitter, every day, I will tweet Benjamin Hochman, Aaron Lopez, Chris Dempsey, Roundball Mining, DenverStiffs, and anyone else on twitter who has Nuggets swing with the hashtag "#FreeFaried" until Kenneth gets semi-regular playing time.
What can this possibly accomplish? Well, we have a large, dedicated community here and if the Tim Tebow debacle has taught us anything, fans can pressure teams to take new directions. In fact, Utah Jazz fans successfully ran the same campaign with Alec Burks who has played very well with the time he has been given.
I hope this will inspire some of you irritated Denver Stiffs to do something. Who knows? Maybe we can make some noise.