Offday Offerings – Exercising Our Right to Petition

Lobbying for the Birdman On February 20 I wrote the following: Right now [for the 2009-10 season] the Nuggets are over $68 million [in team salary] with only Kenyon Martin, Carmelo Anthony, Chauncey Billups, Nene, J.R. Smith, Steven Hunter, Renaldo Balkman and the money they owe Antonio McDyess.  That is only seven players.  Chris Andersen has been […]

2008-09 Game 74: Denver Nuggets 129 – Golden State Warriors 116

Box Score | Highlights After predictably sleep walking through the first six minutes of the first quarter and falling behind the Golden State Warriors by 14 in the first quarter the Nuggets were able to rouse themselves and run away for an easy win.  George Karl called a timeout with the Nuggets down 19-6 after […]

2008-09 Game 74: Denver Nuggets vs Golden State Warriors Game Thread

The Golden State Warriors are coming to town tonight, but it will be difficult to recognize them.  Stephen Jackson and Andris Biedrins are both out and Corey Maggette is unlikely to play.  While Golden State may only have one big name player on the court, Monta Ellis, they still have players who can put up […]

2008-09 Game 73: Denver Nuggets at Dallas Mavericks Game Thread

The Denver Nuggets have never swept the season series from the Dallas Mavericks.  We are talking 29 seasons.  Of course there are other more important things the Nuggets have never done, like win a championship.  Denver cannot win a title tonight, but with a win they can sweep the Mavs.  After a 22-17 start to the […]

2008-09 Game 72: Denver Nuggets 101 – New Orleans Hornets 88

Box Score | Highlights The Denver Nuggets have answered.  With their backs against the wall they chose to fight and Denver came out swinging tonight against the New Orleans Hornets.  The Nuggets utilized a consistently solid defensive effort to a 101-88 victory in New Orleans.  It is the Nuggets first road win against a team […]

2008-09 Game 72: Denver Nuggets at New Orleans Hornets Game Thread

In middle school science class I learned about fight or flight.  When an animal is confronted they will either step up and rumble or get out of dodge pronto.  With the announcement that Nene has been suspended for two games we will see firsthand which option the Nuggets will choose, fight or flight.  The bad […]

No Nene in N.O.?

Benjamin Hochman is reporting “George Karl was told by someone in the league to prepare without Nene.” Now that “someone in the league” may have been Byron Scott,  but I doubt it.  If that is the message he received I have to expect Nene will in fact be suspended for tonight’t tilt in New Orleans.  More […]

Keep Your Hands to Yourself Carmelo

Actual quote from Carmelo Anthony: “People want to touch their fans.” Thanks Carmelo, but I have never thought of you in that way.  I am trying to be nice, but I do not want you to get the wrong idea, it’s not me, it’s you. Fortunately, Melo was talking about Twitter and why NBA players want […]

2008-09 Game 71: Denver Nuggets 115 – Phoenix Suns 118

Box Score | Highlights For a big picture breakdown of last night’s game click here and go to item number two.  I will post some additional nuggets with the game stats later this afternoon. – Finally Updated – Additional Game 71 Nuggets For some reason the Nuggets had a terrible time trying to cover Grant […]

2008-09 Game 70: Denver Nuggets 116 – Washington Wizards 105

Box Score | Highlights Apparently the Denver Nuggets did not learn much from their battle against the Grizzlies.  Despite cruising to a relatively easy 116-105 win against the Washington Wizards the Nuggets played incredibly soft defense in the first quarter and allowed the Wizards to get off to a very good start. Antawn Jamison shredded […]

2008-09 Game 70: Denver Nuggets vs Washington Wizards Game Thread

The Washington Wizards return to the Pepsi Center missing four players who would be starters under normal circumstances.  Gilbert Arenas, DeShawn Stevenson, Brendan Haywood are all out and Caron Bulter is unlikely to play due to an inflamed hamstring.  The last time the Wizards were on the court was in Los Angeles and the Wiz […]

Denver Nuggets Pick and Roll Defense Against the New Jersey Nets

I mentioned in my game recap of the Denver Nuggets 121-96 victory over the New Jersey Nets that Denver played very strong pick and roll defense.  I purposely left the details out because I was planning on putting together some video evidence so here you go.  Take note of how the Nuggets defended as a […]