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Renaldo Balkman traded to Denver 

Post#1 » by el loco » Mon Jul 28, 2008 7:41 pm

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Nuggets acquire Knicks forward
By Benjamin Hochman
The Denver Post
Article Last Updated: 07/28/2008 01:15:22 PM MDT


Former Knicks forward Renaldo Balkman will wear a Nuggets jersey next season. (AP | Matt Slocum)In efforts to improve their defense, the Nuggets have traded for Knicks forward Renaldo Balkman, a source confirmed.

The Nuggets traded seldom-used guards Taurean Green and Bobby Jones, as well as a future second rounder, in exchange for the 6-foot-8 Balkman and $575,000.

Balkman, who turned 24 this month, averaged 3.4 points and 3.3 rebounds last season, but is noted for his hustle and aggressive defensive play. Denver hopes Balkman can crack its rotation in the near future.

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Post#2 » by sh00n » Mon Jul 28, 2008 7:46 pm

I like this trade for you guys. You didn't give up much at all for him.
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Post#3 » by denvers_finest » Mon Jul 28, 2008 7:51 pm

Why do we need another SF?

Not a bad trade, though trading 2 for 1 hurts our depth even more
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Post#4 » by CanNugget » Mon Jul 28, 2008 7:56 pm

i wouldnt really say it hurts our depth seeing is how neither of them will play with GK as coach. So if anything Balkman helps with depth. he'lls prob share backup mins with LK and maybe he can play some 4 too?
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Post#5 » by A.J. » Mon Jul 28, 2008 7:57 pm

Good trade for you guys.

Absolute steal.
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Post#6 » by BRIGGS » Mon Jul 28, 2008 7:57 pm

this guy was misused by the Knicks. When he is healthy I think he's a good player and will help you guys on defense and rebounding. Also he's a pretty darn good ballhandler off the rebound---you will like this player if he's healthy
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Post#7 » by ExplosionsInDaSky » Mon Jul 28, 2008 8:08 pm

Najera's replacement and an upgrade at that. Love the trade, should of kept Camby
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Post#8 » by blueNorange » Mon Jul 28, 2008 8:22 pm

http://youtube.com/watch?v=rXO7F3ZUg2c

balkman dunking over harris
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Post#9 » by EMB6903 » Mon Jul 28, 2008 8:34 pm

ExplosionsInDaSky wrote:Najera's replacement and an upgrade at that. Love the trade, should of kept Camby


Balkman IS NOT an upgrade over Najera

I still love this move, why on earth would NY trade Balkman though??
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Post#10 » by Marcy » Mon Jul 28, 2008 8:41 pm

balkam was in germany once in Tuebungen near Stuttgart saw him play here...it was before he came into the nba...didn't play against him though, I was too young :(

oh and he won the dunk contest in our tournament^^
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Post#11 » by 24K_Gold » Mon Jul 28, 2008 9:36 pm

good move denver front office...it's about time,I thought those guys were dead or something.

RB is a hell of a replacement for eddie...an ultimate hustler.he may be undersized for his position pf but he makes up for that in hustle.it's eazy to say that he was cut from the same cloth as eddie.

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Post#12 » by almost famous » Mon Jul 28, 2008 9:52 pm

I've always wanted this guy on our team. Hell, I would have given up LK for him.

Now we just need to find a way to get him in the rotation.
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Post#13 » by ITGM » Mon Jul 28, 2008 9:56 pm

Donnie Walsh is an idiot, you guys got a key role player in Balkman. He will become a fan favorite real quick. Congrads on getting a steal!!!
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Post#14 » by JRMelo15 » Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:08 pm

Well thats a second good move (Chris Andersen signing is first) our FO made so far, I like Balkman, he could see some playing time perhaps playing at 2 behind AI if Smith plays point.
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Post#15 » by vinnydelnegrorules » Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:22 pm

good trade for the nugs. they didn't give up much for a hustle player. i don't think he makes up for losing najera. the guy shoots 43% from the ft line! that's even worse than reggie evans!
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Post#16 » by Jump Shot » Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:29 pm

I am extremely upset by this and Donnie Walsh better do something else quickly because this made me lose a lot of patience.

Great move by the Nuggets.
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Re: Renaldo Balkman traded to Denver 

Post#17 » by Knicksfan20 » Mon Jul 28, 2008 11:08 pm

EMB6903 wrote:
ExplosionsInDaSky wrote:Najera's replacement and an upgrade at that. Love the trade, should of kept Camby


Balkman IS NOT an upgrade over Najera

I still love this move, why on earth would NY trade Balkman though??




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Post#18 » by drj » Mon Jul 28, 2008 11:23 pm

Knick fan here, I think this was a fair trade.
Good luck with Balkman. He'll hustle like crazy, and be a fan favorite. Though you'll also learn to cringe when he bends down to line up his 'umper.
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Post#19 » by RRFB » Tue Jul 29, 2008 12:05 am

Well it looks like he wears a headband, an arm sleeve, and smokes weed, so he'll fit in perfectly. And i'm sure he'll be happy with the weed we have up here(at least Travis Henry sure did..).

But seriously, the reaction of Knicks fans should tell us how good this trade is. And most of them seem pretty pissed over on their board. He'll be a good Najera replacement.
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Post#20 » by EMB6903 » Tue Jul 29, 2008 12:07 am

NYKnicksfan11 wrote:
EMB6903 wrote:
ExplosionsInDaSky wrote:Najera's replacement and an upgrade at that. Love the trade, should of kept Camby


Balkman IS NOT an upgrade over Najera

I still love this move, why on earth would NY trade Balkman though??




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"UMM" based on what? because it definately isnt production... Najera is very skilled offensively and can score in many different ways while Balkman relys on getting those garbage points. Najera can also hold his own defensively... Balkman is a better defender and you could argue hes a better rebounder because of his athletisism...but saying hes already an upgrade over one of our best bench players the past 3 years is ignorant.

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