Let JaVale be JaVale – and give him starters’ minutes

No realistic observer of the NBA would have expected JaVale McGee to make an immediate change for the better simply by being traded last season. At the time McGee joined the Nuggets, he had spent nearly four seasons in a dysfunctional team culture developing sloppy, careless habits, and reveling (to infamously comedic effect) in unbridled […]

Rapid Reaction: Denver Nuggets 93, Houston Rockets 87

Denver Nuggets 93 Final Recap | Box Score 87 Houston Rockets Danilo Gallinari, SF 41 MIN | 6-15 FG | 0-0 FT | 10 REB | 3 AST | 13 PTS | +8The only reason Gallo gets this grade is because he at least made himself useful on the glass. These are the types of […]

Rapid Reaction: Denver Nuggets 109 Detroit Pistons 87

Detroit Pistons 97 Final Recap | Box Score 109 Denver Nuggets Danilo Gallinari, SF 32 MIN | 3-11 FG | 0-0 FT | 4 REB | 2 AST | 8 PTS | +3 His shot selection could be a lot better since returning from an ankle injury, but it’s just Gallo’s second game back. The […]

Rapid Reaction: Orlando Magic 102, Denver Nuggets 89

Denver Nuggets 89 FinalRecap | Box Score 102 Orlando Magic Danilo Gallinari, SF 35 MIN | 5-14 FG | 11-14 FT | 8 REB | 4 AST | 23 PTS | -3 Gallo was about the only player on the Nuggets roster who was looking to be aggressive. He also made an effort to play […]