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Re: 2020-2021 Nuggets Roster? 

Post#41 » by skywalker33 » Mon Jul 6, 2020 1:34 am

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Alatan wrote:We could play 5 out. Imagine the spacing for cuts and drives. Imagine all the sick assists. :D Both Jokic and Bol could play either on the perimeter or the high post, with Jokic being able to play the low post too. The spacing with 2 stretch bigs would be a tactical dreamland for a playmaking savant such is Jokic. On the defensive side Bol is a tremendous shot blocker and weak side helper. As a 4 he would be slow to keep up with many wings and guards but his length more than makes up for it. Its not like Grant is good against wings or guards and we still make it work.

Bol is a really special player and i think the can work next to Jokic.

Yeah, like that idea as well, very intriguing. Wonder how Bol's passing skills are ?? Even so, I have faith in his outside shooting, rare for a guy his size. Talent is not Bol's question, heath and durability is...but we did hang out for MPJ, if Bol Bol hit too we can be set in the fronty court for the next decade. Even if Bol comes off the bench I'd be OK with that

I've watched everything I could find on Bol. My opinion:

He shoots 3s a little better than Jokic - but doesn't take a lot of 3s so when he shoots them, they are usually a solid choice. His 2pt shooting is exceptional considering he isn't muscling in for slam dunks. He doesn't draw many fouls, so I haven't seen him shoot FTs much. I expect he'll do well there based on his shooting form.

He's not a big-time rebounder but adding just 5-6 per game is acceptable IMO.
He doesn't get a lot of blocks, probably just a bit more than Jokic. His defense isn't as smooth as Jokic, who always seems to be in the right place, but he uses his height to block an occasional shot - he's very good at anticipating. As an added bonus, I haven't seem him commit "dumb fouls".

He doesn't do a lot of ball handling, probably because it takes so long for the ball to go from his hand to the floor and back. :wink: But he doesn't commit a lot of turnovers - nor does he get many assists. (More turnovers than assists, but not enough to be a problem for the Nuggets.)

Like Jokic, his game is based on his basketball IQ more than his physical abilities. I'm hoping he works out for us. If we retain Grant and Porter works out even close to what we expect - well, as Skywalker said, our front-court is looking pretty good (all based on three big "IFs").


Agreed on 98%, but in just 19mpg he did average 2.3bpg in the G-league. Were he able to do that in the NBA, he'd be top 5 in the league, only guys better were averaging 25+mpg.
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Re: 2020-2021 Nuggets Roster? 

Post#42 » by skywalker33 » Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:49 am

A couple of draft prospects I am becoming enamored with is 6-10 Washington freshman SF/PF Jaden McDaniels and 6-8 Florida St freshman F Patrick Williams. Most mocks have Williams as a Kawhi/OG type forward landing in the 12-17 range while McDaniels seems to be falling in the 22-28 range, so we could take a chance on him. McDaniels looks like he could be a Johnathon Isaac potential but both are young and full of potential, but with MPJ, Grant and even Bol, do we need another forward, especially a PF ??
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Re: 2020-2021 Nuggets Roster? 

Post#43 » by NuggetsWY » Fri Jul 17, 2020 3:07 am

skywalker33 wrote:A couple of draft prospects I am becoming enamored with is 6-10 Washington freshman SF/PF Jaden McDaniels and 6-8 Florida St freshman F Patrick Williams. Most mocks have Williams as a Kawhi/OG type forward landing in the 12-17 range while McDaniels seems to be falling in the 22-28 range, so we could take a chance on him. McDaniels looks like he could be a Johnathon Isaac potential but both are young and full of potential, but with MPJ, Grant and even Bol, do we need another forward, especially a PF ??

I'd say SF is our least needed slot with Porter, Bates-Diop, Craig plus Barton.
Or maybe PG with Murray, Morris, Dozier.
Unless we keep Plumlee, we certainly need a center.
Unless we keep both Grant & Millsap, we certainly need a PF.
Unless Barton is going to start playing quite a bit of SG, we could possibly use a SG (with the emphasis on "shooting").
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Re: 2020-2021 Nuggets Roster? 

Post#44 » by skywalker33 » Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:29 pm

NuggetsWY wrote:I'd say SF is our least needed slot with Porter, Bates-Diop, Craig plus Barton.
Or maybe PG with Murray, Morris, Dozier.
Unless we keep Plumlee, we certainly need a center.
Unless we keep both Grant & Millsap, we certainly need a PF.
Unless Barton is going to start playing quite a bit of SG, we could possibly use a SG (with the emphasis on "shooting").


Well, I like MPJ's future at SF, especially for all the mismatches he could create. However, we really don't have a great idea of what KDB brings and Craig is a free agent so questions still abound at SF

PG does seem like the most stable at this time

Bol Bol can play the minutes Plumlee will probably vacate, plus Grant has played some backup C

Very likely we re-sign at least one of Grant (more likely) and Millsap both/either can start and MPJ can fill in too. Many say MPJ's future lends towards PF anyway.

I agree SG is our most pressing need unless Harris regains his offensive form and/or Barton is moved there full time.

I've been under the direction that we really needed a SG/Wing but now more open to bringing the best talent at this point.
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