What does the signing of Baron Davis by the Clippers mean for the Nuggets?
Most clearly it alters the Western Conference playoff race for next season.
The Nuggets have struggled with the Clippers over the past three seasons and those struggles will only intensify now that the roster is much more talented.
The question is who?
They love players who can get up and down the floor, hit the three and get to the rim. Anyone coming to mind? I would not be the least bit surprised if the Warriors offer J.R. Smith a big fat contract.
The Warriors will undoubtedly retain Ellis, especially now that
Smith makes a lot of sense for the Warriors. He is young and can grow with Ellis, Biedrins, and Brandan Wright. He excels at the style they play which centers around three pointers, isos and scoring in transition. Most importantly the Nuggets cannot afford to go big to retain him. Should the Warriors get fed up with missing out on Arenas and Maggette they may just throw an offer sheet at Smith that starts at $10-$12 million just to make sure it is too rich for the Nuggets to match. Heck, if
All I know is the longer the Nuggets let Smith twist in the wind the more likely a team with money that has missed out on their first or second choice will come calling. If the Nuggets think they can sit and wait for a team to sign Smith to the mid level exception so they can match it they will find themselves in some serious danger.
The bad news is if I can figure this out, you better believe Smith’s agent will be thinking about