drew gooden is being tossed around, jamal magloire, and others.
trust me everyone, carmelo is legit. everyone in denver thought he was overrated his first two years. took awful shots, wasnt in that great of shape, wasnt a leader. he was amazing this year, without him there is no way we would have been close to the playoffs. the only thing i want to see him do more of is rebound, with his body and athleticism 8 boards a game should be expected.
here are the players i would keep:
marcus camby-kiki locked him up. hes gonna be here for a while, right now its going pretty good with him in the middle, but he takes too many possession killing shots. still one of the best defensively and is very athletic for a big man.
carmelo anthony-is a beast
eduardo najera-every team needs a guy like him. in an ideal situation he wouldnt play as much, but just having him there does something for your team.
linas kleiza-the guy flashed terrific potential last year, albeit in garbage minutes. very athletic and can shoot the three ball well.
andre miller-hes on the border with me. keep him because you cant just plug in point guards, but he cant shoot past 15 feet.
nene-ill give him one more year to prove he can start in the league
dermarr johnson-the perfect situation for him would be phoenix. if denver utilized his talents, he would be averaging 15 a game.
ruben patterson-depth and defense. thats all. dont take anything past twelve feet though, please, your shot is so broke looking.
reggie evans-rebounding machine. good depth
get rid of
kenyon martin-injuries are derailing what could have been a spectacular career, nene was better than he was, being unproven and everything
greg buckner-hes a good defensive player, but takes far too many shots
earl boykins-with martin, the most overrated player on the nuggets. this is ridiculous, but you have to believe me. he must have caused at least sixty shot clock violations this year with the amount of time he spends dribbling the ball around the perimeter. he hurts this team so much.
fransisco elson-one of the worst players in the nba, but he was getting quality minutes with us.
we dont have a first round pick this year, so we are missing out on all the shooters it seems. hopefully we pull a trade that nabs a pick. if not, i hope allan ray from villanova lasts till 49.
lastly, george karl, you need to either get players who run or get players who play defense, but when you get players who play half court basketball but no defense, you are screwed.