skywalker33 wrote:THE J0KER wrote:I'm a big Denver fan only since Nikola Jokic arrived, but I follow the NBA much longer, and I can't remember any player of MPJ talent level which career is ruined with injuries. There are several very physical bigs (centers and forward-centers) which are really damaged (Camby, Hilario, Martin, McDyess...), but that is a completely different type of players compared to the pure shooter and scorer MPJ, type of the players which tends to have a prolonged career (like Anthony for example).
Rebel talked about Denver Nuggets history, and that we losing guys like MPJ due injuries again and again, and I (correctly) note that actually there is no such example in Denver of elite talent, except for couple physical Denver's big guys which I noted, not that in the entire history of NBA it never happens (why would I say something that naive anyway?).
Guess you are a neophyte with Denver Nuggets history, Alex English was the leading scorer of the entire decade of the entire NBA in 80's, I'd consider that elite, Carmelo seems like the most recent comparison as you mentioned. Funny, in hockey if someone messes with your stars they have an enforcer type send a message, not so in the NBA. Always considered Millsap as our tough guy but his game has regressed too much IMO.
OK, You won! Alex English played 10 full seasons for Nuggets and in all of them played at least 80 games (never missed more than 2) and finished career at 38! If that is your proof that Denver has very elite shooters which career was destroyed by injuries, you will beat me every time with yours *arguments*. Unfortunately, Fat Lever was not that lucky with his career longevity and health, but during his time in Denver, he missed just 20 games in 8 seasons.