As you can see, we’re really making no effort to write anything at the moment and I’ve very happy about that because there’s really nothing worth writing now or for at least another month. But because we care that you care, we’re still inclined to keep you somewhat updated on the slowly trickling Nuggets-related newsbits that emerge every few days or so, like…
Jusuf Nurkic. Man. I can’t tell you how excited I am for this kid to suite up in a Nuggets uni. I’m not trying to jeopardize my journalistic credentials (which, there are none) by saying this, but I simply can’t resist: Nurkic is going to surprise all of you (even the believers!) and possibly contend for the Nuggets’ starting center spot by season’s end. I’m already looking forward to berating — or even possibly verbally abusing (OK, maybe not quite that much) — those who lambasted the Nurkic pick on Twitter… endlessly and relentlessly. I will show no mercy, because I sort of hold petulant grudges like that.
Anyways, Nurkic’s deal, according to Mark Deeks of ShamSports.com, might be unique in that it’s the first non-120 percent rookie scale contract given to a player drafted 16 or higher. I don’t know exactly what this means (the implications, rather) but he’s a millionaire now and I think he’s probably fine with that.
In other news, in an article in which he ranks Denver as the fourth most improved team in the league this summer, David Aldridge of NBA.com also reports Danilo Gallinari is slated to be ready for training camp in the fall. This might be old news but I haven’t heard it before and it’s exciting and therefore worth repeating.
And that’s about it. As always, stay (remotely) tuned for more news which should appear every four days or so, maybe longer, maybe not. Thanks.