I agree with you that we need to make some changes under Karl if we want to win a championship. To me it will take a lot to get your line up of:
hinrich or ridnour/westbrook
Hinrich or ridnour at the point is going to be a long shot for this Nuggets team especially if we want to get Nachbar, Jeffries,and Gadzurich along with that.
Here are a few things I think will happen:
The Nuggets aren't going to keep Camby, Iverson will still be a Nugget, Najera is going to be gone to a team like the Spurs, J.R. will have a tough decision on staying or leaving, and the draft is one to watch since the Nuggets drafted Melo.
-Camby will definitely be gone because of his age, injury, and his lack of posting offensively.
-Iverson will likely opt out and sign a multi year contract
-Najera was on the radar of the Spurs for some time now and this is their chance to get him.
-J.R. loves Denver, but George Karl may give him a reason to leave because he sits on the bench mostly and Karl doesn't like to play him. J.R. plays to start.
-The draft is the first place to start and we should get in a second round pick if we give up a player like Camby.
At the point, I think we need to go after a veteran that can take care of the ball, and play defense, I'm not worry if they can shoot three's or not. CaptainOwlClub I know how much you love Westbrook, but I don't think that is going to happen unless we trade up in the draft maybe at the eight spot. We should go get a center or a small forward in the draft for the 20th pick. I feel we could land Dorsey somehow in the second round and draft Brandon Rush or Bill Walker in the first. Walker may have been hit with an injury recently, but he may be a steal. I think Rush as a back up for Melo would be nice so Melo doesn't have to stay out there too long. Moving Kleiza to power forward is good because he has good size and can utilize a Lamar Odom type of skill by being able to shoot the three. Nene needs to stay healthy next year so he can start at center for us. Back to the point guard situation I feel we should go after Andre Miller because he gets along well with Karl and can create shots for the rest of the team.
George Karl likes Miller at the point because he can trust him and with a point guard like that he can control the court.
Melo/Rush or Walker
Smith would be a good starter, but knowing Karl he'll keep him on the bench. I believe that Karl will be gone after this year if we don't win it all. Martin is going to start because of his tough defense. Iverson will be able to rest with Smith backing him up. Atkins is a nice fill in for Miller because he changes the pace with his three's. Rush is pretty much like Melo, but can pass the ball, play defense, and make the three's. Lorenzon Mata-Real would be a nice undrafted pick up because he reminds me of Najera who never gives up and we need that on this team. Dorsey is a guy that can post up and is insertable behind a guy like Nene.
This roster may not be blown up as yours, but I think with Miller Karl will be more in tuned with what is going on because when we got A.I. and let go Miller everything seemed to be a mess. Since A.I. is not used to playing the point there is no doubt going to be disagreements between him and Karl. We need Miller to keep up the tempo and he plays defense. I think with this roster the back ups will fill in at the starting positions right away.
Originally Posted By CaptainOwlClub
ps the rockies would be a legit contender to win with one move- half the farm for ICHIRO-
No doubt man. Not even half of em. How about the whole outfield except Holliday, and the whole infield excetp Tulow. Jason Nix was a bust, I thought the rocks said he was the next Tulo? No doubt ICHIRO #53 is going to ball in the NL.