psimanic1 wrote:Don't know about you guys, but I think I would rather have JR Smith from the bench than Barton to be honest...
I've always been a fan of JR Smith's game - not always his attitude on the court and off the court - and certainly not some decisions he's made, but yeah, I'd take him over Barton. He'd fit nicely on this team IMO. But I'd be looking for him to work some SF, gradually yielding minutes to younger players.
JR Smith is better than Barton, but he has the same big problem with low BBIQ, which is an arguably a bigger problem to current Denver offensive system than if he playing in some other random NBA team. Also, JRS can damage Nuggets chemistry.
Out of all former Nuggets, FO should be only focussed on Galo and Iggy, despite they are far expensive than JR or Melo.
With Grant coming, our forward problem is not so desperate anymore. But adding Iguodala or Gallinari would *just* consolidate our contender status. I would send our 2022 first together with Barton and Plumlee for that purpose. And trust me, with several tall or strong forwards (Millsap, Grant, MPJ, JV, Juancho, Galo/Iggy, +Bol) for those minutes with Jokic on the bench we actually don't need another center, our small ball rotation will be very effective.
BTW, it seems Oklahoma changed their plans now, and will play some competitive basketball led by CP3. That probably means Galo is not for sale now, and if our FO was not enough fast week ago we would not get Grant in current circumstances for 2020 first, because OKC would try to reach the playoff with respectable Paul-SGA-Galo-Grant