17 short days away, until we all unite
To see the blue and yellow, ready to take flight.
We got veterans and rookies, the young and the not so
Players from the wise Mike Miller, to the young "Blue Arrow."
There's the powerful Jusuf Nurkic, ready to slam it down
And the lengthy Nikola Jokic, so happy to have him in town.
There's the French Toupane, the Spanish Juancho
So much young talent, all very macho.
That was a stretch, but come on give me a break
So many unique names, some rhymes you have to fake.
One thing that's not fake, is Will Barton's skill
Nobody knew who he was, until he controlled the bench at will.
And who could forget, the Italian Gallo
Quite good looking, but hey, I'm not shallow.
He's also quite good, at this game that he plays
Let's hope he stays healthy, and stays that way for days.
Speaking of healthy, we finally get to see
A new and improved Ill Will, how lucky are we?
Now all we can hope for, with all of our hearts
Is that Gary Harris comes back, and once again starts.
This lineup controversy, I did not mean to mention
But since I did, maybe we should all listen...
To what Michael Malone says, because it could be a hint
Faried could be great off the bench, we have to admit.
The Manimal will still always be, a basketball freak
So full of energy and enthusiasm, kind of like Malik.
Beasley, that is, one of the young talents in the game
Giving Malone a lot to ponder, who to play and who to shame.
That may be too harsh, I think I have to take it back
All of our players deserve time, of talent we definitely do not lack.
Just look at the point guard position, with Emmanuel Mudiay
And the still very capable Jameer Nelson, here to see another day.
Next is the savvy power forward, a hand he will lend
Arthur, first name Darrell, will bring this poem to an end.