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Old 07-05-2007, 07:07 PM   #1
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Default what do you think about this Denver squad?

a Front Office source has said that Chucky Atkins will probably be signed as Steve Blake's replacement within 48 hours and that Denver is at the top of Eddie Jones' list.

G- Chucky Atkins/ JR Smith
G- Iverson/ Eddie Jones
F- Melo/ Linas Klieza
F- Nene/ Najera
C- Camby/ Kenyon Martin

again, JR AI and Eddie all play different positions depending on whose on the court so don't just go by my depth chart. either Reggie Evans or Najera will be traded.

still not enough defense? Chucky is the wrong man for the job?? (laker fans/memphis fans your input on his game is welcome), too much offense?? this team still won't compete with the big 3?
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Old 07-05-2007, 07:11 PM   #2
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Haven't really solved any of your defensive problems by picking up two players who were known for defense and are now old and slow.

Probably need one more point guard, otherwise one of Atkins/Iverson needs to be on the floor at all times, and if you start them both, that can get tricky.

Evans or Najera will be traded? Feel free to take Marko Jaric for either one. That'll help your PG situation, and people always say that a big PG next to Iverson is what you want.
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Another decent regular season but another 1st round exit due to clearly superior teams in the West.
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Old 07-05-2007, 07:17 PM   #4
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a Front Office source has said that Chucky Atkins will probably be signed as Steve Blake's replacement within 48 hours and that Denver is at the top of Eddie Jones' list.

G- Chucky Atkins/ JR Smith
G- Iverson/ Eddie Jones
F- Melo/ Linas Klieza
F- Nene/ Najera
C- Camby/ Kenyon Martin

again, JR AI and Eddie all play different positions depending on whose on the court so don't just go by my depth chart. either Reggie Evans or Najera will be traded.

still not enough defense? Chucky is the wrong man for the job?? (laker fans/memphis fans your input on his game is welcome), too much offense?? this team still won't compete with the big 3?

here is what i like:
  • depth - if healthy that is a very deep team...one of the better benches in the league (evans isnt even listed on your depth chart)
  • improved 3 pt shooting - always a weakness but that team is much improved with ai, melo, atkins, jones, jr, lk...all can hit the 3.
  • offense - we can score with almost any team in the league

heres what i dont like:
  • defense - especially the small backcourt...could be a problem although jones would help a lot
  • fragile frontcourt - same as last year although kmart is on his way back and should be ready to go by the start of the season
  • no backup pg - jr is a SG...gotta go find another pg although AI could handle the rock 10-15 mpg at least

overall a definite improved team from last year IF we do get jones and atkins. atkins sounds like we can get but jones will be probably 50-50.

can we compete with the big 3 with that squad? probably not since very few can but we will be closer than the last few years.
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Old 07-05-2007, 07:18 PM   #5
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Haven't really solved any of your defensive problems by picking up two players who were known for defense and are now old and slow.

Probably need one more point guard, otherwise one of Atkins/Iverson needs to be on the floor at all times, and if you start them both, that can get tricky.

Evans or Najera will be traded? Feel free to take Marko Jaric for either one. That'll help your PG situation, and people always say that a big PG next to Iverson is what you want.

evans for jaric? worth considering...whats jarics deal like?
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Old 07-05-2007, 07:18 PM   #6
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Another decent regular season but another 1st round exit due to clearly superior teams in the West.

that team could definitely make it to round 2. past that would be tough and require the team to really work out and mesh well.
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evans for jaric? worth considering...whats jarics deal like?
A little more expensive, but the same length.
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Default Re: what do you think about this Denver squad?

It's possible Evans will be moved, but not guaranteed. At this point, we'll probably end up with both Atkins and Anthony Carter at PG, Jones to add to our SG core, with the rest of the team staying constant.

Our biggest "addition" could be a healthy K-Mart, who would bring depth and D to the frontline.
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J.R. Smith will not be happy, playing behind both Eddie Jones and Iverson.
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A little more expensive, but the same length.

id probably do it to round our roster out a little more. we have plenty of bigs but not enough pgs.
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J.R. Smith will not be happy, playing behind both Eddie Jones and Iverson.


he better learn to be - and its his contract year. if he wants a big payday he needs to have a good season.

(plus i hope he has recovered from his car accident)
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id probably do it to round our roster out a little more. we have plenty of bigs but not enough pgs.
The issue there is that we're in the lux tax, so a little more expensive becomes a lot more expensive. It's unlikely Evans gets traded for a larger contract.
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Old 07-05-2007, 07:29 PM   #13
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The issue there is that we're in the lux tax, so a little more expensive becomes a lot more expensive. It's unlikely Evans gets traded for a larger contract.

true. i still hope we can trade evans for a decent pg (even a backup).
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Default Re: what do you think about this Denver squad?

The biggest thing I see a problem with is J.R as backup point guard. But very good point about him needing to be on his best behavior with a contract year coming up. Plus with Nene improving, and providing he stays healthy, will there be enough minutes to keep Kmart happy?
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that team could definitely make it to round 2. past that would be tough and require the team to really work out and mesh well.

I don't see them being better in the regular season than the Spurs, Mavs, Suns, Jazz or maybe Rockets.

That means they would have to face one of those teams in the 1st round and not have homecourt. That's why I don't see them getting past the 1st round.
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