The Rebel wrote:The_Hater wrote:Johnny Tomala wrote:Nuggets are worse than last year after day 1 of FA. Grant will be missed, Plumlee was important piece of the bench too.
Plumlee can be easily replaced for far cheaper. The bigger problem is Grant, who was a good fit, and possibly Millsap.
Plumlee is a good backup Center, until the playoffs start, than you wonder how he is even getting minutes on an NBA team.
Grant may be the most overrated free agent this year. Go look at his actual stats and advanced stats, he is not some world beater, he is basically an above average defender and a good spot up shooter that had a couple of hot games in the playoffs. Green is actually a better player than Grant, but the issue is that Green cannot exactly switch onto a lot of SFs in the league, and our only small forwards are MPJ and Cancar, with Cancar getting limited playing time last year.
Millsap is being brought back, him and Green with Bol are a solid enough rotation at PF, so now it depends heavily on what we get at backup Center.
I absolutely agree that Grant is overrated, and he’s now grossly overpaid and going to be given an offensive role he can’t handle, but he still fit in well with a Nuggets team that needed his length and defensive versatility. I’m not saying rather Nuggets should have signed him at all costs, just that they will miss what he brings.