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Don here aka The Rockpile Ranter, don't worry, you'll get to know me here.
I just heard that the Nuggets traded Allen Iverson in a huge deal. AI was my boy. My favorite Nugget, and he was the same size as me.
Check this, I was talking smack with a few buddies and I mentioned how the Nuggets didn't seem any different to me this season than last. (I often speak too soon).
Who is going to step up in Iverson's place?
Then I find out that they've traded Iverson for three guys, two of which are former Nuggets. Say it isn’t so. AI got to go.
The Nuggets in trade received 6' 3", Chauncey Billups. Former Nugget from 1998-2000. Right now he averages 13 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists per game.
Chauncey is 32 years old and from Colorado.
The second former Nugget received in the trade is Antonio Mcdyess. He played for the nuggets from 1998-2002. Currently he averages 8 points per game with 5 rebounds and 2 assists. Don't expect him to stay around. Antonio is 34 years old.
Lastly we acquired Cheikh Samb. This tower is 7' 1", weighs 245 lbs and has played a total of four pro games. I don't know much about him, yet.
The Nuggets blindsided me with this move. I don't think anyone saw this coming. I figured for sure George Karl and above would let Iverson play this season and finish up his contract. Iverson has been a steady 25 PPG player since he arrived in Denver.
Maybe they know/saw something I didn't. I'm going to miss Iverson. The dude could bring it every night and straight up ball.
This move will totally tweak the dynamics of this team. At this point, who knows what direction? I also heard the Juwan Howard is on waivers.
I am excited about seeing how this bold move turns out for the Nuggets. Carmello Anthony feels different too. I'm thinking this dude may be ready to take it to the next level. We'll see soon enough. I'll be at the game on Friday...
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