Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: Nuggets Exodus

  1. #1
    Administrator Apollo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    12,292
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Nuggets Exodus

    The Sacramento Kings have reached an agreement in principle to make Denver VP Pete D'Alessandro its general manager, league sources tell Y!
    Source: Yahoo Sports

  2. #2
    Raptors Republic Veteran rocwell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    6,501
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Let's wait for the crazy trades from Nuggets side. Who doesn't want Wiggins?

  3. #3
    Raptors Republic All-Star ezz_bee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Kigali, Rwanda
    Posts
    1,731
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    All I'm picturing right now is Protia de Rossi saying...

    Denver's having a fire sale!?!?!?!?
    "We only have one rule on this team. What is that rule? E.L.E. That's right's, E.L.E, and what does E.L.E. stand for? EVERYBODY LOVE EVERYBODY. Right there up on the wall, because this isn't just a basketball team, this is a lifestyle. ~ Jackie Moon

  4. #4
    Raptors Republic All-Star
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    2,298
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote rocwell wrote: View Post
    Let's wait for the crazy trades from Nuggets side. Who doesn't want Wiggins?
    Denver is simply turning over front office staff. The Nuggets are very close to the top tier of the league with their current roster even minus Igoudala. I do not follow that they will somehow be in the Wiggins sweepstakes a year from now.

  5. #5
    Administrator Apollo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    12,292
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    They are where they are because of the guys they\re letting walk. We as Raptors fans should be able to appreciate the importance of a strong front office.

    There is nothing simple about what they now must overcome.

  6. #6
    Raptors Republic All-Star
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    2,298
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Overcome? I still don't get it. Stan Kroenke will hire suits to fill the office void. He nailed it on the cheap before, he'll do it again.

  7. #7
    Administrator Apollo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    12,292
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Right, because it's easy to do that?

    Did you see them play in the 90's? Had they not drafted Melo and instead drafted Darko(as in, had the Piston not completely dropped the ball by passing on Melo) one could argue that they would have been a pathetic team most of the last decade.

    Good management is hard to find and that's why you see the usual suspects again and again in the lottery; "building" and then "re-building".

  8. #8
    Raptors Republic All-Star
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    2,298
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    The Nuggets' are at the light at the end of the tunnel right now. No need to build or rebuild. Tweek , perhaps. I understand Kroenke's philosophy. Why pay 3 million per for a perceived reputation when the next Ujiri is waiting in the wings.

  9. #9
    Administrator Apollo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    12,292
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    They actually do need to keep building. That was a good team last year but it is isn't good enough.

    Whoever they bring in next, they could be horrible for all you know, that's the point. If it was easy finding guys like Ujiri then you would have 30 shrewd, well run teams.

  10. #10
    Raptors Republic Superstar ReubenJRD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Vancouver, BC.
    Posts
    4,068
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Iguodala also opted out - arguably their best player. Man, Nuggets fans are having a hard off-season. Not sure how this team bounces back.

    I've heard the Nuggets are in talks for Lionel Hollins, otherwise, this team is nothing but a treadmill team in the playoffs. Not bad enough to miss the playoffs, or good enough to win a championship - maybe not good enough to get past the 1st round.

  11. #11
    Administrator Apollo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    12,292
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Exodus

    Nuggets director of player personnel, Mike Bratz, and scouting director, Dan Tolzman, are both leaving the organization. Tolzman will join former Nuggets executive vice president of basketball operations, Masai Ujiri, in Toronto.
    Source: Denver Post

    They're seeing the front office changes of a rebuild. It doesn't get much worse for a team coming off a great season and looking to build on that. The new guys will have a huge amount of pressure to deliver immediately.

  12. #12
    Administrator Apollo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    12,292
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default The worst moves of the summer

    Was it really just three months ago the Nuggets were the Western Conference's hottest team? Starting with a first-round upset at the hands of the Golden State Warriors, it has all been downhill in the Mile High City since the end of the regular season.

    Denver lost Executive of the Year Masai Ujiri to Toronto then fired Coach of the Year George Karl. Ace defender Andre Iguodala followed them out the door, signing with Golden State in what became a sign-and-trade deal.

    So far, the Nuggets have replaced Iguodala, Corey Brewer and Kosta Koufos with Randy Foye, J.J. Hickson and Darrell Arthur. That's the biggest downgrade of any team that isn't rebuilding.
    Source: ESPN.com

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •