ImageImageImage

Zeke Nnaji

Moderators: THE J0KER, NuggetsWY

The Rebel
Retired Mod
Retired Mod
Posts: 22,423
And1: 7,939
Joined: Mar 05, 2005
 

Re: Zeke Nnaji 

Post#21 » by The Rebel » Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:43 am

In a couple of highlight videos I noticed that Nnaji is pretty good at striping guys when they go up, he has strong quick hands. It made me wonder if Kmart is still looking to be an assistant coach? While he was a bit of an ass, he had a huge defensive IQ and knew all the tricks, even after he lost most of his athleticism. Not the worst mentor for a guy like Nnaji.
skywalker33
Nuggets Forum Mock Draft Champ
Posts: 11,237
And1: 4,427
Joined: Jun 02, 2014
       

Re: Zeke Nnaji 

Post#22 » by skywalker33 » Mon Nov 30, 2020 5:09 am

The Rebel wrote:In a couple of highlight videos I noticed that Nnaji is pretty good at striping guys when they go up, he has strong quick hands. It made me wonder if Kmart is still looking to be an assistant coach? While he was a bit of an ass, he had a huge defensive IQ and knew all the tricks, even after he lost most of his athleticism. Not the worst mentor for a guy like Nnaji.


I'm hoping part of Millsap's $10M salary is to help mentor our bigs, certainly has to be something because his play has diminished quickly. Wouldn't mind seeing him added to next year's coaching staff.
When your days are grey, and your nights are black, it's just different shades of mundane !
skywalker33
Nuggets Forum Mock Draft Champ
Posts: 11,237
And1: 4,427
Joined: Jun 02, 2014
       

Re: Zeke Nnaji 

Post#23 » by skywalker33 » Sun Dec 13, 2020 6:56 am

Looking to the near future.

Read on Twitter


Already looking to see if Zeke can play along side of Jokic :D
When your days are grey, and your nights are black, it's just different shades of mundane !
User avatar
Mac1958
Senior
Posts: 597
And1: 185
Joined: Nov 29, 2008

Re: Zeke Nnaji 

Post#24 » by Mac1958 » Sun Dec 13, 2020 2:48 pm

Is there a team better at drafting than the Nuggets?
FilNugsFan
Sophomore
Posts: 166
And1: 139
Joined: Feb 20, 2017
 

Re: Zeke Nnaji 

Post#25 » by FilNugsFan » Sun Dec 13, 2020 8:41 pm

I like Nnaji's shooting form. I think he has a potential to be a decent midrange shooter. Got a lot of upside in defense too.
NuggetsWY
Forum Mod - Nuggets
Forum Mod - Nuggets
Posts: 9,514
And1: 3,583
Joined: Oct 28, 2015
Location: Cheyenne, WY
 

Re: Zeke Nnaji 

Post#26 » by NuggetsWY » Mon Dec 14, 2020 4:59 pm

First game didn't look impressive - in the box score. But on the court, he looked like a great fit. I do wonder though if he can be a center for anything more than 10-15 minutes of small ball. He looks like he might be a great fit next to Jokic.
The Rebel
Retired Mod
Retired Mod
Posts: 22,423
And1: 7,939
Joined: Mar 05, 2005
 

Re: Zeke Nnaji 

Post#27 » by The Rebel » Mon Dec 14, 2020 5:09 pm

NuggetsWY wrote:First game didn't look impressive - in the box score. But on the court, he looked like a great fit. I do wonder though if he can be a center for anything more than 10-15 minutes of small ball. He looks like he might be a great fit next to Jokic.


To me it looked like he could be a long term fit at PF with our starters. He showed good defensive instincts, he also did well guarding on the perimeter, and was fast enough to get to the paint off the corner. while I never looked at the stats for the game he sure seemed to have a nice confident outside shooting stroke.

I know it is a preseason game but just what I saw from the game took me from mildly high on him to being as high on him as any of our young additions and you guys know I really like Hampton.
skywalker33
Nuggets Forum Mock Draft Champ
Posts: 11,237
And1: 4,427
Joined: Jun 02, 2014
       

Re: Zeke Nnaji 

Post#28 » by skywalker33 » Sat Dec 19, 2020 10:35 pm

Dude just continues to show he has an IT factor, wonder where he would've been drafted had he waited another year or two ??

Read on Twitter
When your days are grey, and your nights are black, it's just different shades of mundane !
TunaFish
Assistant Coach
Posts: 4,339
And1: 3,732
Joined: Apr 08, 2005

Re: Zeke Nnaji 

Post#29 » by TunaFish » Mon Dec 21, 2020 5:33 am

Read on Twitter
Canned in Denver.
skywalker33
Nuggets Forum Mock Draft Champ
Posts: 11,237
And1: 4,427
Joined: Jun 02, 2014
       

Re: Zeke Nnaji 

Post#30 » by skywalker33 » Tue Dec 22, 2020 8:35 pm

Would really like Millsap to work with Zeke, try to help him develop faster we may need him as soon as next year. With all the money we've paid him, this should be something PM steps up to do IMO. Same with MPJ too.
When your days are grey, and your nights are black, it's just different shades of mundane !
NuggetsWY
Forum Mod - Nuggets
Forum Mod - Nuggets
Posts: 9,514
And1: 3,583
Joined: Oct 28, 2015
Location: Cheyenne, WY
 

Re: Zeke Nnaji 

Post#31 » by NuggetsWY » Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:53 pm

skywalker33
Nuggets Forum Mock Draft Champ
Posts: 11,237
And1: 4,427
Joined: Jun 02, 2014
       

Re: Zeke Nnaji 

Post#32 » by skywalker33 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:25 pm

NuggetsWY wrote:https://www.sportscasting.com/zeke-nnaji-convinced-the-denver-nuggets-to-draft-him-by-playing-piano/
Fascinating article


Sorry WY, that's a hack site if ever I've seen one.....gave drafting the PAC-12 freshman of the year at #24 a C-...they must not think much of him.
When your days are grey, and your nights are black, it's just different shades of mundane !

Return to Denver Nuggets