NBA Draft: How Would Dorsey Do In Denver?

Sean StancillSenior Writer IOctober 23, 2016

 

After a successful career at Memphis, Joey Dorsey is entering the 2008 NBA Draft. 

Who should draft #3?

The Denver Nuggets. 

Standing at 6-9 and weighing 265 lbs, Joey averaged 6.9 PPG, 1.9 BPG, 1.1 SPG in the 2007-08 season.

Dorsey's Highlights of the Seasons were:

10 double-doubles

22 rebounds and 4 blocks against Houston

11 points 13 rebounds 4 blocks against Georgetown

9 points 15 rebounds 2 blocks against UCLA in the Final Four

13 games with 3+ blocks

 

Dorsey had career highs in points per game and field goal percentage, as well averaging a career low in turnovers.

How would he help Denver?

1. He's exactly what the Nuggets thought they were getting out of Kenyon Martin when he could jump, a few knee surgeries ago. Dorsey can dunk, block shots, rebounds, and he's a energy player.

2. Joey Dorsey can be signed at a bargain. The Nuggets have problems within the salary cap and the luxury tax area and they can be addressed by selecting the senior. 

3. Obviously, Denver needs a mixture of size, youth, speed, and athlectism to get any farther than the first round. They don't have those qualities in Nene, Eduardo Najera, Linas Kleiza, or the rest of their bench. Joey would make a nice addition to the Nuggets squad.