Stein: Nuggets “expressing certifiable interest” in Nate Robinson

According to ESPN.com’s Marc Stein, the Denver Nuggets have expressed “certifiable interest” in free agent point guard Nate Robinson. Between Ty Lawson, Andre Miller, Evan Fournier, Erick Green and Randy Foye, the Nuggets already have five players who either specialize in running the offense or are capable of playing point guard for long stretches at a time; therefore, you can count the Nuggets’ reported interest in Robinson as yet another “certifiable” head scratcher from the new front office. Stay tuned as details continue to emerge.

  • Brad Murdock

    I don’t see this as a head scratcher. Nate Robinson is better than Foye, Green, and Miller. Although Fournier can handle the ball well, I don’t know why people think he’s a point guard or should be taking any minutes there. The dude is 6’6 without shoes and he’s most comfortable at the 2 and 3. All the chatter out of Utah is Foye is better utilized as a SG as well. While Green is an interesting prospect, he’s not ready for the NBA or to see anything more than minor rotation minutes yet. It’s also been rumored for weeks that the Nuggets are trying to offload AMiller, so I don’t see the same logjam at PG that you do. Robinson shot 40% from the 3 last year and is a pretty good scorer from just about anywhere. He’ll be a solid backup for Ty.

    • Evan Woodruff

      Looks like we’re on the same page buddy.

      • Brad Murdock

        Was kinda funny that we posted at the same time and had the same points. At this point, I’ll take ANYTHING to get rid of Andre Miller.

        • Corey Tram

          yes please take miller out, hes the only damn weak link left from the karl era

    • Daniel Winston

      I agree totally.

  • Evan Woodruff

    HEAD SCRATCHER????

    With all due respect, and I really do mean that, I pay this site multiple visits daily, and pay extra attention to the posts with your name under it, but CMON MAN.

    Look, I don’t know if it was you who said it but, I’ve read on this site from writers as well as commenters that “the nuggets made no splash in the off season, didn’t sign any big names” as if its a bad thing. And when they are interested in a very good player like Robenson it’s a head scratcher?

    Just wow.

    What do you want then? for them to do nothing? or for them to do something? Pick a side and stick with it is all I ask.

    As far as my opinion goes, sure we have a lot of players who can run the offence. Yes. Would it make sense to pick up another mediocre player on their level? No.
    But quite simply put, Nate Robinson is better then every, single one of those players save Lawson (Obviously). If you REALLY don’t want to see Miller on the court again you’d agree. Now you’re telling me an UPGRADE (a significant upgrade at that … did you see him in the playoffs?) to a position on the Nuggets team is a “Head Scratcher?”. This simply does not make sense.

    Also. Randy Foye doesn’t play PG. He is more efficiant at the 2. Same with Evan.Based on last night, Green isn’t ready. And that’s all the front office can go on right now. He may turn it around, yes. But will he? Will you bet on that? WIll you bet on that when you have a player like NATE ROBBENSON out there? Nate is a great PG with more playoff experience then anyone on the Nuggets team besides Shaw (Now that CB is gone). Signing him would be an AMAZING move. He can run the offence off the bench without missing a beat and would be a leading candidate for sixth man of the year who gives his all on every play.

    But of course, we could go back to Miller’s apathetic defense and brick three pointers. Please don’t tell me that’s what you’d prefer.

    • Daniel Winston

      Another well stated post. One of the many flaws of our roster last year was the absence of players that could create their own offense. We also lacked players with toughness and no fear qualities. Nate brings all this along with a swagger we haven’t seen in a while. We should sign him up and dump Miller. If you still have questions go back and watch Nate in the playoffs last year. We could use more of that!

    • LBJ

      Yeah, he is so freaking good, the Bulls are telling him to get lost.

    • http://www.roundballminingcompany.com/ Kalen

      Well, before my official beheading I’d like to say a few words, if that’s OK…

      My confusion about this news, what to me makes it head scratching, is the Nuggets already crowded backcourt. I guess I didn’t make this clear enough through the term “therefore” in connection with my previous sentence in the post above. This has not much to do with Robinson as a player (although I do have my reservations there; more below) but the fact the Nuggets could potentially have four guys (including Robinson) under contract who are point guards and played significant roles on their teams last year averaging more than 25 minutes per game each. Yes, Foye is more of a shooting guard, but he’s still played point guard throughout his career. And even if you don’t include Foye, the Nuggets still have Andre Miller — disgruntled, old, proud Andre Miller. They have had numerous opportunities to move him this offseason and have yet to do so.

      My worries — or rather, question — then becomes: What happens when the season starts and there are three to four guys who played huge roles on their teams last season who all of a sudden are relegated to the far ends of the bench? You think Miller’s gonna take that lightly? Robinson isn’t exactly reserved or lacking an ego — you think he’ll enjoy sitting behind someone else after receiving a multi-year contract from the Nuggets? From everything we know Shaw was hired because of his player development skills and willingness to utilize younger guys at the expense of a few regular season wins. Do you think that strategy is gonna fly with older vets who had career years last year in certain aspects and just got inked by the Nuggets to be here for at least several seasons?

      Additionally, I understand the positives related to Nate Robinson. He did have an outstanding postseason. But there’s a reason we’re already two weeks past free agent commencement and he has yet to signed with anyone after having such an impressive run in the playoffs. The dude is a 5-8 shooting guard who’s a career 42 percent shooter from the field and will be on his sixth team in nine years. While he is no doubt an explosive scorer he can also be a headache with his decision making and shot selection. Furthermore, Robinson can be a liability on defense. The Nuggets have more than enough of those players already.

      Had the Nuggets been able to retain Stone I’d have less of a problem with this signing; but as it stands, if the Nuggets do sign Robinson and expect him to play backup point guard, that means Denver could be looking at three rotational guards (Robinson, Lawson and Foye) who stand 6-3 or smaller, two of which don’t even crack the 6-foot mark, and none of whom specialize in defense. And again, Andre Miller is still on the roster.

      So I guess those would be my primary concerns. When you’re talking about building a team there are certain criteria you must meet. As we move along in free agency, it appears the Nuggets are unaware of those checkpoints. While many of the players Denver has either signed or been rumored to like have strong offensive skill sets, only one (Arthur) can claim defense as an aspect of his game he’s relatively good at. If the NBA decides to change its rules to 48 minutes of nothing but scoring opportunities, then I guess the Nuggets are in luck. But last I checked there’s still two distinct aspects of the game and right now it appears the Nuggets are totally ignoring one of those.

      • LBJ

        Signing Nate to a multi year deal is insane – for all the reasons you cite. While he had a decent playoff run (he was also 0-12 field in game 4 in a must win game), the guy has been a scrub in the league for years. It is also telling that Thibs is going with Marcus Teague over him. How will our bigs “develop” with this guy pounding the ball out front and firing up shots? We tried this with Iverson (who is a helluva lot better than Nate) and that didn’t work so well.
        If we want a shoot first point guard, lets sign B. Jennings. Not a move I’d recommend, but we don’t need a 29 year midget at PG!

        • Evan Woodruff

          That’s why he comes off the bench for instant offence, and is not a starter. I’m pretty sure Ty is just fine distributing the ball. And practice is where players get better, where as you play a game to win.

          • LBJ

            I totally agree with your last point. However, when Karl played to win and let the players develop in practice – Joshy fired him.

            • Evan Woodruff

              now let’s both be honest here, he fired him for a lot more then that. and he didnt fire him for the reg. season, he fired him for the playoffs. Also GSW’s strength was Denver’s weakness. And I’m not so sure we have a new coach if Gallo’s knee hods up. (Aka we beat GSW.. if you recall he averaged 24 ppg against GSW in the reg season)

        • Bricks

          site.

      • Trevor

        Great post. You can’t look at these player signings in a vacuum. Looking at the how these players fit and improve the roster along with the years/$ of the contracts it appears that our front office does not have a clear cut plan. Are we going to develop the young guys? Commit to playing defense? Are we going to acquire any outside shooting?

        • Brad from Arvada

          Outside shooting and post play have been addressed — with players who have playoff experience beyond Rd. 1. (I like that plan.) The roster isn’t set yet, man. Just because you or I don’t know KronCon’s plan doesn’t mean they don’t have one.

          • LBJ

            IF they have a plan – other than signing the dregs of the FA class – they are doing a helluva job of keeping it a secret.

            • Brad from Arvada

              I’m sure that’s what Detroit was saying in 2002 when the Pistons, after a 50-win season, brought in these dregs that nobody wanted. Punks named Billups, Hamilton, and a skinny rook from UK named Prince. Then in 2004 they brought in another dreg named Wallace, a pariah that no other team wanted. Add all these dregs to one decent rebounder, also named Wallace. Oh, and, while they were blowing up their team, they also fired their coach for not developing Prince quickly enough, and replaced him with a former PG named Brown . . . now there’s a team that just ransomed their future for years to come.

              • LBJ

                Nice try, but Rip Hamilton was acquired in a trade. Considering he was averaging about 20 points a game (as was Sheed) I can hardly call them dregs. After his 2002 breakout season with the Tpups (where he averaged 22 ppg against Dallas in playoffs), Minnesota wanted him back, but let him go because of cap issues. Considering he got $36m from Detroit, I don’t think he falls into the dregs category either. Putting Foye, JJ and Nate Rob into the same class as these 3 is quite a stretch.

              • LBJ

                Now if Joshy and Timmy can replicate what Detroit did with Rip (trade for a 25 year old SG that averaged 20 ppg for a couple of spare parts) – then I will give them credit for having a plan.

              • Brad from Arvada

                This is a similar situation in my opinion. No one could have predicted the success the Pistons were going to have when they picked up Billups, who had bounced around on four teams his first four years before coming to Detroit; or when they brought in Sheed, whose horrendous rep preceded him. Then they fire Carlisle who had brought Detroit back to respectability with 50-win seasons. Pistons fans were on Dumars’ ass like white on rice, freakin out because he was blowing up a perfectly solid team. I’ll give you Hamilton — that was a solid pickup — and maybe KronCon can work out a Hamilton-like transaction before the start of the season. It all came together for the 2004 Pistons, but not after some severe uncertainty and fans panicking because of all of the crazy moves the FO was making for “no rhyme or reason.”

              • LBJ

                I re-read your first post and noticed you slipped in a little Larry Brown/Brian Shaw comparison (former PG). Unlike Shaw, Larry Brown had been coaching for 25 years by then.
                In fact, Larry has a lot more in common with another former UNC point guard named George Karl.

              • Brad from Arvada

                Good observation. I was tryin to find as many comparisons as possible — it’s a stretch, but there are some similarities. Good hard work in trying to blow up my theory . . . I’ll admit your cross-examination would probably hold up pretty well in a court of law.

              • LBJ

                What happened to Brad?

              • Bricks

                Changed my name. Combination of my first and last name. Didn’t want Lou from Littleton to think I was copping his style. :*)

          • Trevor

            Agree to disagree? I’m big on advanced statistics. They point to Foye being a mediocre shooter and Hickson being a terrible defender. Arthur plays good pick n roll defense, that’s it. KK was one of the most efficient big men in the league. So because play PF the post was addressed? All of our bigs can’t score with their backs to the basket and do more harm on defense then good. I don’t see them following the blueprint for creating a contender. This team is worse than last years and we have the same flaws. Appears they’re just signing guys they think are good with no rhyme or reason.

      • Brad from Arvada

        K., can’t argue with most of your points, except I am all in favor of bringing in a couple guys who address Nugs’ huge problem with lack of outside clutch shooting (Foye and possibly NateRob). KronCon has also addressed post play quite nicely too (Hickson/Arthur). But if they are not going to address bringing in def. minded SG/wing the Nugs are in trouble. If season began today the Nugs’ backcourt gets plowed by Westbrook, CPaul, Parker, etc. I’m hoping a deal’s in the works to unload a couple players and possibly the $9.1mil TPE for a guard who can actually guard.

  • Qmill30

    I don’t agree.

  • Daniel Nicks

    There’s a fine line between facilitator and creator, and I’d be happy to have either. Nate Robinson just so happens to be the latter. After what we all witnessed in the postseason, I think this could be a solid move at the right price.

    • Daniel Winston

      I agree

  • David Acker

    Sorry Kalen I think you are wrong as well. Nate fills two needs, 1. He is a speedy back-up at the point which is the polar opposite of Andre Miller, and 2. He shoot a decent percentage from downtown. Although his D is questionable it can’t be any worse than Miller. If the Nuggets make this move Miller is gone or relegated to the bench. Although the Nuggets are young the window of contention won’t stay open for long due to the salary cap etc… I say make the move and package Miller and Randolph for a future draft pick.

  • Corey Tram

    bro your an idiot if you think this is a head scratching move. Bet your a miller lover

    • David Acker

      Kalen is no idiot and is not a Miller lover for sure. It just seems that the Nuggets didn’t really have a plan which has left a lot of us shaking our heads wondering what they are doing. Like for me Hickson?? Good get but a redundant player. These moves only make sense if more moves are coming which one can only hope for.

      • Daniel Winston

        I think the plan is this…fill the holes on the roster with capable moveable assets. I believe this front office has done an admirable job of doing this so far. Do you really think keeping Iggy would have made us a championship caliber team? We can now use the money to diversify the roster while leaving PT available to develop the youngsters. It’s a little hard to see how all the pieces fit because we don’t know the system or the finished roster. Give it a while to shake out.

        • Brad from Arvada

          Good level-headed comment, and I agree. A lot of premature reactionaries on this forum . . . but that’s what RMC is for, to give all Nuggy voices a place to unload.

          • David Acker

            Not sure who you are referring to as far as lame-asses but I think you would agree that this team as it stands has more questions than answers. A team that has just won 57 games and doesn’t have two of it’s three best defenders returning and the third out with injury is concerning, Yes some nice pick ups indeed but Hickson nor Foye nor Robinson are known for their Defense??? I would love Robinson getting A Miller’s minutes at the backup point. Unless you don’t remember us getting torched by Golden State our problem wasn’t scoring our problem was on the defensive end. You yourself in an earlier post are saying what if and so on. The fans pay the bills and we should at least get a soundbite in what direction the team is going in

            • Bricks

              DA, I was referring to myself, of course, as a lame-ass. Your comments, in all seriousness, are always good. “More questions than answers” is also my MO on this forum, that’s why I shout out to other lame-asses who’ve already pressed the Panic Button and are trashing the season and all the KronCon decisions so far. (But in fairness, I commend the level-heads who are willing to demonstrate some patience and whose reactions aren’t mainly negative.) Oh and I don’t judge AMiller’s body of work for the season he had last year based on his playoff performance against GS. About your last comment — season ticket holder here — couldn’t agree with you more.

              • David Acker

                Thanks for clarifying maybe I shouldn’t be so sensitive lol, I’m a big Miller fan I just don’t think he fits on this team. He’s already come out and said that we can’t win 57 games. Not what you want from a team leader.

        • EWilson

          I agree. With Iguodala gone, the Nuggets will have to retool to make a run. It’ll be easier to do that with a roster of solid assets on reasonable deals. Shaw can figure out how the current roster shakes out, then deal the players he doesn’t want for players who will meet his needs. Robinson, on a reasonable short-term deal, meets these criteria.

          One thing to keep in mind is that the value of guys that the Nuggets have signed cheaply go up around the trade deadline as potential playoff teams start casting around to sure up their weaknesses. It’s quite possible the Nuggets could get more back for someone like Robinson then than might be readily apparent now.

    • Paul Highum

      You’re*

  • VytisRMC

    I quite like a potential signing of Robinson, but only if it’s at a reasonable price. He’d probably earn a solid rotation spot and, if nothing else, would make the Nuggets even more fun to watch.

  • Andy Yo Lopez

    if we can somehow convince some other team that miller is worth a second round pick (or anything as a matter a fact) and bring in robinson to fill his place in the rotation this could be a pretty awesome move.

  • MMZ

    I agree ya’ll… not a head scratcher. At the right price N. Robinson with one of the biggest beautiful chips on any shoulder seen around the league and a hulking brass set could be a confidence booster to a roster that’s just too nice sometimes. Love the potential here and love that many will under estimate it. For what a rugged off season it has appeared to be I think there has been a lot of progress (especially if this spells the end of A. Miller on the roster). Still have a ton of options/flexibility available with that trade exception from AI trade. I’m not giving up on these guys (players and FO alike). They aren’t following the bogus formula the rest of the league is right now. Find value, prey on desperation and valuable cast offs. The Nugs had very little leverage in this off season to do anything big. So for those that are frustrated I would say you are too impatient to this point and lets see how it goes. Huge moves were made we just didn’t grab a star yet. For myself I’m glad we didn’t reach for the wrong one or even overpay for AI.

    Peace

    • Tom

      If Nate being signed means Andre is gone then That in itself makes this worthwhile

  • steve

    i see some posters above wouldn’t mind this…well i would. Nate is ball dominate. Yes he can create some for himself but if you ever watch him, he does more harm than good at times. we have other PG’s that can create for themselves in Ty and Dre. Until Dre gets moved, i don’t want to bring in another PG. What we need is a wing or a big that can create their own shot. That is what we don’t really have with Gallo injured. Chandler struggles quite a bit when creating so i don’t believe he is the answer. With gallo out, we will win by getting in transition and moving the ball around. not by having little nate rob dribble around everyone and throw up some bricks.

    • Daniel Winston

      Have you watched Dre play? He CAN pass beautifully but often he gets tunnel vision and commits to getting his own on the block, often with disastrous results. See numerous turn overs and blocked shots late in games.

      • steve

        I never said i didnt want dre gone, because i do. But he isnt traded yet and who knows if we find a taker. I dont want another blah pg regardless. Nate rob is no better than dre.

      • Brad from Arvada

        Watched nearly every game AMiller has played as a Nugget. Truth is, there have been games where he is the best basketball player on the floor. Many, many times a Houdini-like assist, a how-the-hell-did-he-do-that post-up over a bigger defender, or a surprising burst to split a coupla defenders for a layup has kept the Nuggets in many a game. Dude’s in his late 30s, and his time is at hand. I’m not lobbying that we keep him this year, but I am calling out some of the idiocy that is written on RMC about his play and the important contributions he’s made to the Nuggets the last 3 years.

        • dynamo.joe

          You know who we should be looking at to trade Miller. San Antonio. They desperately need a backup PG. 48+ minutes/game for Parker is not a viable playoff strategy going forward. They run a half court offense that Andre would excel in. And I would probably be OK taking ANY player that the Spurs thought had potential.

          • Bricks

            I’ve been also thinking of who might be able to use Miller for ≥20 min per game. SA’s a good possibility, because you’re right, they probably gave Parker way too many min last season. I’d really like to see him go to a contender.

  • Paul Griggs

    Good grief, Robinson is not better than anything! He’s specializes in monopolizing the ball, he can’t play defense, he hoists up bad shots, doesn’t know anything about playing as a team, and he’s a clubhouse cancer. Bringing him in would be a huge mistake! Pray for 40 wins this season the way the FO is going!

    • eddi0

      Agree, nice to see someone on here who actually has watched NRob in action. I get the aching feeling that most posters on here like the All-Star games/three point shoot outs and the dunk offs. NRob is short, real short, so of course he gets a lot of attention with the majority of America below 6′. From his time in N York/Thunder/Bulls/etc. I have witnessed a complete ball hog with no sense of team, looking for the spectacular when the correct action is often times then less risky. Lawson is already a liability on defense, he likely will always be a sub-par defender and now there is speculation that NRob is being looked at by the Nugs. Are you kidding me? We will arguably have the most porous front courts in the NBA this year. Turnstile defense anyone? While AMiller needs to go I don’t see NRob as a marked improvement. NRob is not a team player and gives up a ton defensively. AMiller facilitates offense and gives up a ton defensively. Check mark to AMiller for this matchup in my opinion. Personally think we need to go after Toney Douglas, he is a defensive minded PG who has the ability to shoot outside (not the best but has the ability to do so). NRob to the Nugs would make this summer’s acquisitions a complete disaster and I would love complete faith in this front office.

  • COfoEVA

    Please get rid of Miller! Anything would be better.

  • sherlock

    If we get rid of Miller and can sign Nate to a decent deal, I think it would be worth a shot to bring him off the bench to run point. As many have pointed out, right now his good out weighs his bad and honestly we need someone who can do some of the things Ty does well with the second team.

    • Brad from Arvada

      Love Miller, but I agree, it’s time for him to fly. And bringing in NateRob is a good idea. Anyone recall how pitiful the Nugs have been at outside clutch shooting? Foye and NateRob help the Nugs in this huge area of need. (Both 40%+ from 3pt-land.) Neither should start, but having those guys come in off the bench at 1 and 2 . . . makes sense to me.

      • sherlock

        Also as someone pointed out below our team is filled with good guys, which is great. But having one confident/cocky guy like Robinson could actually help. I mean look what he did in the playoffs. Someone also said Chicago doesn’t want him back, which isn’t true, they want him back but don’t have the $ to offer.

        • LBJ

          He has Bird rights – they can bring him back. Thibs told him to move on…

          • Brad from Arvada

            Both are true. Thibs has said he doesn’t want him, and there are financial restraints:

            Haddon Anderson, June 8, Bleacher Report — “The Bulls are strained financially and can’t justify giving a
            multiyear deal to Robinson when they already have three point guards (Rose, Hinrich, Teague). If Robinson wanted to once again play for the veteran’s minimum, the Bulls would love to have him, but such a scenario almost surely won’t present itself. . . . The bottom line is that the Bulls don’t have the cap space nor the urgent need for a Robinson re-signing.”

            • LBJ

              So we are considering offering him a multi-year deal at more than the minimum? Bad move. Let’s hope the Knuckleheads step in and sign him. He would be a great fit on that team!

  • Brad from Arvada

    Guess how many Nugs players prior to the Nugs’ summer transactions have reached Round 2 of the NBA playoffs in their careers. Zero. Guess how many of the players they’ve signed this summer or are pursuing have experience beyond Round 1 of the playoffs. All of them. Hickson with Cleveland; Foye with LAC; NateRob with Chicago and Boston (Championship series with Celts). See a pattern here with KronCon and the type of personnel they’re bringing in? Guys who have VISION beyond Round 1 . . .

    AMiller: Round 1 nine times. Semis, Conf Finals, Championship series = Zero.

    • LBJ

      Claiming that Nate contributed to a championship with the Celtics is quite a stretch. He pretty much sat on the bench and watched.
      Maybe we should sign Juwan Howard now that he has back-to-back rings!

      • Brad from Arvada

        I suppose if Juwan could still contribute, and if the Nugs needed more help in the post, that KronCon would consider him. I simply like the fact that the Nugs are bringing in and pursuing players with some playoff pedigree beyond the first round. This is a positive.

  • CoryW

    A lot of posters on here agree that this is not head scratching as I do. I too believe there is a trade coming be it minimal or quite significant. Why would you trade for a 9 MIL. trade exception and not use it? so for now if it looks clogged so be it they are adding pieces to this team so that when the trade comes it clears everything up. IMO.

    • CoryW

      I mean I don’t think its head scratching either.

  • Trevor

    I’m all for getting rid of Miller but he is head and heels better than Nate Robinson. This would just be another poor signing this off-season.

  • Native Nugget

    After reading many of the comments, my thoughts are almost fully represented already, with just a few tweaks. The idea of a facilitator vs. a creator is an important one. No one is arguing that Nate is a facilitator – his assist ratios are horrible and this concerns me because Ty’s weakness is as a facilitator. When they interviewed Billups, he pointed out that for Ty to get to the next level he will have to learn to how to get others involved. For all of Miller’s weaknesses I think it’s a fair to say his court awareness and passing are at a higher level than Ty’s and have been a good influence on him. Ask yourself if your a Miller-hater, if you would feel the same way if Shaw used him more sparingly than Karl. I personally would rather find a veteran guard who is an even better facilitator than Miller with a quicker step and better D (Billups would have been perfect).

    My question isn’t whether Nate is a good fit to balance the stats – it’s if he is a good fit for the culture of the team. He has speed and creates his own shot, that’s it. For a ‘flyover’ market to succeed I think the blueprint is clear – a culture of athletic, unselfish, team-first players willing to do play hard D. Don’t see Nate fitting enough of those qualities.

    • Brad from Arvada

      Good comments, NN, esp. your assessments of AMiller. But I do think that Dre’s time here has run out. He doesn’t seem fit the personality or “culture” that KronCon is trying to create — younger, faster, inside/outside balance. I hope Dre lands on a team that can utilize his strengths — a contender who needs a backup PG who truly understands the position as well as anyone who’s ever played the game — hoisting his lobs for another year or two in a town that will appreciate what he brings to their team.

      • Native Nugget

        Thanks B from A. I’m with you on Miller, hope he gets a fresh start for a last run in a town where he’s appreciated. And we get a better fit for this team and it’s system.

  • Aaron

    Yeah, I’m not sure why anyone would have a problem with this. We want Foye and Fournier at the 2 as much as possible. So, that leaves old man miller, whom we want GONE. So, I think it works. The only downside is that both Ty and NR can’t play in crunch time. . too small. So, one of them would have to be ok not being on the floor in the last seconds. I could see that being a problem with NR. But, if we went exclusively with them on the floor separately, kind of like Kofous and McGee last year. . I think it’d be a great jolt off the bench, especially until Gallo is back.

  • slugdugg

    I thought we were over the cap and couldnt sign any more FAs?

    • Brad from Arvada

      Not sure exactly where the Nugs stand with cap space, but they have a $9.1 million trade player exception at their disposal to use (from the Iggy deal) and they can go over the salary cap in order to use the money.

      • LBJ

        We can’t use the TPE to sign FAs. I think we used our mid level exception to sign JJ. I think we only have the low level exception left (the one the Nets used to sign AK 47).
        I still haven’t heard anything about Mozzy. We need a backup center and if he bolts to Russia, we are screwed.

    • Daniel Winston

      They have the mini-mid level available still>

  • Clive Lee

    Nate is just a smaller and slower Lawson.
    Arthur post injury is a less-energized Faried with maybe a better jumpshot?

    Foye makes more sense than the other two…

    • Brad from Arvada

      Hickson makes more sense than these three

    • Jakester

      if the goal in mind is putting miller out to pasture, the move makes perfect sense! foye and Fournier at the 2 (and Erick green) and Lawson with Robinson. I would like the move. At least they’d get a guy who led a team past the first round without a star.

  • Paul Griggs

    Eddi0, you’re the man! Finally, someone who watches the sport and knows what he sees!