2012-13 NBA Punters Preview – Team Totals, MVP’s and Rookies.
As we fast approach a new season we want to pass on some words of wisdom to you. We all love a bet, a cheeky punt from time to time and what better time then the start of the NBA season. We think we have found a few options for you this season.
The Denver Nuggets have re-signed 24 year old center JaVale McGee to a 4 year, $44 Million contract, sources say. Mcgee, brought to Denver from Washington earlier this year, was instrumental for the Nuggets through their playoffs series against the Lakers in May. Questions were raised as to the validity of the trade which saw star center Nene shipped to the Wizards for the at times erratic McGee but he was able to prove himself and earn the respect of the Nuggets organization and the fans during his time with them. McGee’s talents were brought to light when facing elimination at the Staples Center in game 5 of the first round of the 2011/12 playoffs against the Lakers where he scored 21 points and pulled down 15 boards to help the team avoid sudden death.
The Nuggets are bobbing in and out of playoff contention. With their huge win today their chances firm . They sit at 7th in the West one game clear of 8th placed Houston and one game clear of facing the ferocious Thunder in Round 1. Denver has 6 games in 11 days before the playoffs begin, only 1 game against the East, so each game will be critical.
April 16 @ Houston The Nuggets spanked the Rockets in Denver today by 15 points after leading by as many as 20 points. Faried dropped a double-double and is emerging as another great draft pick from the post-Anthony era. The Rockets don’t have anyone who matches up against his big body as well as an OKC or San Antonio. It’ll be a tight hard fought game but the Nuggets should eek out a win.
April 18 vs Los Angeles Clippers The Clippers lead the season series 2-1 and this is a crucial game for both teams. The Clippers will want to come to Denver and pick up a win away from home heading into the playoffs just to keep pace with the Lakers. Denver needs to protect home court. Paul could run wild and slice this Denver defence to shreds, even though he is only 26 he commands the Clipper offense like a veteran. Denver cant afford to drop a game against a Western conference opponent here. Continue reading →
George Karl has over stepped the line. Ever since the Nuggets traded their star centre away for Javele McGee (helping the Clippers get Nick Young in the process) they have been back pedalling. Now George Karl has fallen over himself trying to convince everyone this trade was a good idea;
[On Javele McGee ] “I think he plays a little bit like Kareem (Abdul-Jabbar), but he’s a defensive Kareem more than an offensive Kareem. He’s not going to be a power player, but he’s going to be an athletic-length-long player.”
George, I love your style, I love your attitude, you bring grit and toughness to the Nuggets. But stop it. Kareem was selected on 11 NBA All- Defensive teams, Kareem was a smart, intelligent player, Javele McGee is a goof.
Lets give Karl the last laugh – he has worked magic with the team he has now, maybe he can squeeze blood from this stone.