Vesely signs overseas, Brooks with the Bulls, also don’t expect a lot of us now

As you probably are aware by now, Aaron Brooks and Jan Vesely will not return to the Nuggets next season. Vesely has signed a three year deal with Fenerbache in Istanbul while Brooks is reportedly near completing a deal with the Chicago Bulls.

These developments come as no surprise. The Nuggets are already stacked at the point guard and power forward spots. While I personally would have preferred the Nuggets make an attempt at keeping Brooks — given his penchant for playing defense — neither of these moves will have a lasting effect on how the Nuggets’ fare next year. But given these players spent time — although brief — in a Nuggets uniform, I figured it was only right to make note of their departure. In periods of future reflection we will always maybe remember Jan Vesely’s extreme maladroitness and occasional deft post-up move, dunk or defensive play that redefined the paradigms of how simultaneously good and bad someone could be at the same time. Brooks, meanwhile, provided an excellent makeshift starting point guard in Lawson’s absence. I think I speak for all when I say: May these players do things elsewhere with basketballs.

On a nonrelated subject, I’d just like to formerly announce Roundball Mining Compnay will be taking it easy for a while. Our writers have spent a lot of time this past year writing about the Nuggets pro bono and now that nothing’s happening we think it’s a pretty good time for a break. We’ll obviously keep you updated on any free-agent signings, trades or general news we feel is relevant, but the 2,000-plus word analysis is likely over for a while. In other words, enjoy your summer — you can bet your ass we are — and let’s do this thing again a few months down the road.

As always, thanks for reading.

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Kalen Deremo

Kalen was born in Durango, CO, in 1988 and graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver in 2013 with a degree in journalism. He's now an itinerant hoping to travel as much as possible before eventually succumbing to the "real world." Aside from writing Kalen likes movies, music, spicy food and the great outdoors. Edward Abbey is his current idol.

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  • TedCruzsLostTwin

    Good stuff guys, appreciate your work.

  • heykyleinsf

    Thanks and enjoy Kalen
    To me Brooks was fun to watch and made last season not suck as bad
    I wish we could have kept him some how

  • Trevor

    Get the mind and fingers rested up for the season fellas. Can’t have you guys going D Wade status on us during the season.

  • ny nugs fan

    thanks rmc for the great nugs content!!!

    so, was quietly hoping we might be able to keep
    vesly; i understand that some didnt think he reached
    his being drafted #6 level of play

    but with a team of bigs like the nugs, what i liked about vesly is
    his ability to come off the bench and just be a real disruptive force;
    get some rebounds, block some shots and pick up some nice honest
    fouls; i could see him causing problems for a team like okc or
    the pinot warriors

    big fan of aaron brooks, but once it appeared nate was coming back
    i figured he’d have difficulty getting time on the floor

    go nugs!!!

  • Furious_Stylez

    So far, the FO has done well this offseason. The Afflalo trade was an A+ deal and the Draft day trade, while we can’t evaluate it yet, seems to be a good move.

    I didn’t think Brooks would return unless they bought out Robinson. If Harris becomes a solid role player, look for them to trade Nate at the deadline (if for no other reason than to dump his salary). Vesely… Good riddance. He might be a good player in foreign leagues, but he was garbage in the NBA.

    The only miss by the front office was not locking down Xavier Henry or Wes Johnson. Each were resigned by the Lakers for 1yr-$1m. The Nuggets need more depth at SF and a $1m deal for one year for a player that averaged double digit points would have been a steal for this team. It would’ve provided insurance for Gallo (and possibly allowed them to move Chandler at the deadline), as well as given Shaw another good young veteran to use in lineups. If they were serious about giving old man Mike Miller 3yrs-$12m, they should have pounced on Henry or Johnson for a shorter and cheaper deal.

    Until the Nuggets return: Go Broncos