"I'm just trying to find a good rhythm shooting, and I got to thank my teammates for that,"
An NBA source said the Denver Nuggets made a failed run at acquiring seldom-used center Aaron Gray from the Bulls.
"We're a bad basketball team right now," he said. "If your team isn't playing hard and not defending, that's an indictment of you as a coach."
Marc Stein, ESPN.com | Stein's picks
"Living up to last season's everything-went-right script ain't going to be easy. But I have to say that I'm surprised to hear how many folks see the Nuggets as one-hit wonders. Still the class of the Northwest Division to me."
At least someone is giving us a little credit...
"Carmelo [Anthony] is as important to us as any player on any team in the league," said Nuggets vice president of player personnel Rex Chapman, who acknowledged the franchise likely will discuss extending Anthony’s contract next summer.
Anthony acknowledged fears of a possible lockout in 2011; the uncertain terms of a new Collective Bargaining Agreement could spur him to sign an extension next summer. He also said he’d like to be chosen as the Nuggets’ representative to the Players Association this season.
Linas Kleiza is very close to signing a contract with Olympiacos despite his dream is to continue in NBA
(Malik) Allen is in the league because he’s a very good mid-range jump-shooter…doesn’t rebound, doesn’t have a post game.
Skiles claimed he organized the defense well, and his on/off numbers and opponent stats do support that, but he’s essentially an end-of-the-bench type ... not mistake-prone.
Olympiacos have set their eyes on Denver Nuggets forward Linas Kleiza. Redplanet.gr reports that the player is asking for 3.5 million euros per season ...