The Denver nuggets got a low risk/high reward in signing Anthony Randolph to a 3 year 6 million dollar deal. Randolph is a crazy talented player but he can't put it together, he is a very good scorer in limited minutes but he showed some of his potential when Kevin love got hurt last year when he averaged 16pts. 7 reb. and 2 blocks a game. He will be a nice back up 4 as he is 7 feet with crazy hops. Great pick up by Denver
I dont have faith in many coaches who sign young athletes hoping they will be good, BUT, I think Karl is a great coach and he and Doc Rivers are probably the only 2 that can still save Randolph's career.
The Nuggets dumped Chris Anderson to sign Randolph and I think that it is a much better option for the team now. Anderson did one thing and that was rebound, at least Randolph is going to have a few break out games during the year and in Karl's system I think that he could have his best year yet.
Oh man can you just imagine a Javale Mcgee - Anthony Randolph lineup? Tall and lanky with good shot blocking. Their bball IQ combined though is less than perfect.
haha, less than perfect. Mcgee is a bone head and randolph isnt much better but both have upside no doubting that
3 years 6 million?! This is a huge steal, great signing! They get even more depth, youth, and athleticism.
This gives them Afflalo, Brewer, Wilson Chandler, Faried, Gallo, Al Harrington, Ty Lawson, Andre Miller, Javale McGee(assuming he resigns) plus Koufas or Mozgov backing McGee up, and now you add another long atheltic PF that can run the floor and has proven that he can play in this league. He isn't a bad guy, just a little childish somtimes. They're gonna be 10 deep again, and if Gallo can emerge into a star scorer, at even 20 ppg, and Wilson Chandler can get back to 15 ppg, and the rest of the guys can chip in from anywhere from 9-13 ppg plus run the opponent out of the building. I once again think that they're a dark horse contender. Yes that's right, contender. They're gonna be right behind OKC, the Lakers, amd the Spurs, ahead of the Clippers and Grizzlies, I have a lot of faith in this Nuggets team, and I defeinatly think that if anyone could pull off a couple upsets, it'd be the Nuggets.
Plus you have young guys like Jordan Hamilton, Evan Fournier, and Quincy Miller that could step up, Jordan Hamilton has shown us some promise in the Summer League, I think he could play a vital role for them this season as a scorer off the bench, over taking a guy like Corey Brewer.
Am liking this Nuggets team more and more ever since they got rid of Melo for nearly half of the Knicks, things have been looking up....
dont forget jordan hamilton he looks awesome this summer!!
This team has crazy athletes at every position I hope George Karl let's these guys go out and run more because they will score a ton of points
I'm amazed the Wolves let him walk. Especially if he was willing to sign for 3 years 6 million. He had given them great production in his limited minutes and the Wolves are starting to look desperate for some frontcourt depth...
I'm glad AR15 got his money and a long term deal, hopefully George Karl can develop a good relationship with anthony and get him willing to develop his game and mental approach and preparation towards basketball. The kid is beyond talented and pocesses a incredible skill set in conjunction with his size and athleticism, and I've always felt he needed a coach to believe in him and instill confidence after don Nelson broke him down. I like that Denver picked him up and their uptempo style suits his playing style, they are going to be crazy deep if they resign McGee definately going to be a tough out. I was really hoping AR15 would sign with San Antonio, being coached by pop and being able to have the steadying influence of Timmy would have allowed him to take his game to another level and would have provided San Antonio the post help they need along with player with star level talent for a very reasonable contract.....to bad that never happened but I'm looking forward to seeing AR tear it up with farried in the post especially how well they seemingly will compliment each others skills .
he is denvers headache now, very low risk but to be honest i am tired of everyone talking about Randolphs potential, there comes a certain point where you give up on players. he has had ample time to put it together and has yet to do so, he has the ability to be a good player but his basketball IQ is so low and he tries to do too much in the minutes hes given. everytime he has a breakout game everybody is saying hes going to be good or to say "maybe this is his year, maybe after signing with this team he will finally fufill his potential" yet it hasnt happened when he signed with the wolves and prolly wont happen in denver. he will come off the bench and be a body but i dont think hes going to help the nuggets that much, they already have a more then solid team.
I'd LOVE a Denver and OKC series, I THINK they could give OKC trouble if not beat them honestly. They have the length to compete, but it's the scoring that they will lack. Faried is a beast, McGee is realizing that he is tall and can play finally, Chandler and Galinari can fill it up, and Ty Lawson...need I say more? Still have Brewer, Andre Miller, and now Anthony Randolph. Probably the DEEPEST team in the league now with George Karl running the show!
How do the Bulls miss out on a kid like that for so cheap....smh
is the best sub for faried if he is indeed a PF or he might be a good sub for mcgee if they put him in the center spot
are gonna make a big deal about whomever picks up Andray Blatche....c'mon, there is a reason these guys don't get a lot of playing time and have no market... they alienate their teammates and frusturate their coaches... I love coach Karl, but he might be biting off more than he can chew with both McGee and Randolph...
Actually Randolph got limited time in Minny because of the logjam of bigs there, and he produced while he was on the floor. Andray Blatche on the other hand got lots of playing time on the Wizards and shot 38% from the floor and displayed horrible bball IQ.
I consider this an inexpensive move that could turn out very well for the Nuggets.
That said I am really a fan of these tall lanky types... My track record stinks in judging these guys, I assumed Stromile Swift would be good, Tyrus Thomas I assumed would be at worst a 13ppg 8rpg 2bpg guy.
Still think D Favors works out but must admit I was WRONG about Swift and Thomas, so what do I know?
Nuggets fans I sure like the signing and hope it works out.
a knew he was goibg to end up in a fast- tempo team, like i had said b4.
karl will make him a better player