Wow! 6 games in the first 8 days, 5 games in 6 nights, and 3 games in a row! The NBA schedule is going to be a huge challenge to everyone involved.
This Nuggets team is a lot of fun to watch. They are young, hungry and very unselfish. (So much so, that George Karl has already had to tell Ty Lawson to be more selfish).
Speaking of George Karl, this may be the most enjoyable team he has ever coached. It is talented, hard working and coachable.
Danilo Gallinari doesn’t shoot the rock as well as I thought he would. But he’s a much better all around basketball player than I ever imagined.
I love it when the Nuggets score over 100 points and hold the opponent to less than 100. That means great offense and solid defense.
One thing I really like about Andre Miller is his ability to advance the ball up the court quickly. So many point guards have to dribble up and be the one that makes the “assist”. Andre doesn’t care. Who’s ever open up the court gets it—and in a hurry.
One more tidbit about Miller—who would have thought 6 games into the season, that Dre would be leading the Nuggets in 3 point shooting percentage! He’s 40% (4-10) and has equaled the total number of threes he made ALL of last season (4-37).
Kosta Koufos says if you give him the minutes he will get you a double- double. Monday night he played 19 minutes and produced 8 points and 6 rebounds. KK didn’t quite get the DD but was a solid contributor.
So far the experiment of starting Timofey Mozgov at center has produced mixed results. He’s had 2 good games (Dallas and LA 1) and been in foul trouble in all the others.
It seems to me that after re-signing late, Nene and Aaron Afflalo will need a couple of more weeks to get back to full speed.
Finally, it’s great to hear that Wilson Chandler is doing well in China. He was just named the Chinese Basketball Association “Player of the Week” for scoring 44 points and grabbing 22 rebounds in a big win over the Beijing Ducks!