The Nuggets are most likely going to sign forward/center Jamal Sampson by the end of the week. I know what your thinking… Jamal who? But let me give you the scoop on this guy and why I don’t think that Sampson will do much but hold down the end of the bench in 2006.
If all the rumors and reports in the local papers are true, then the Nuggets will be signing Sampson to a one-year, $798,112 deal as early as the end of the day. My question at this point is this… What are we going to do with Reggie Evans? Evans is a solid contributor on defense, looking the other way on the prison-rules-sack-grab on Kris Kaman, and is relatively a bargain for what he brings. But does the inevitable signing of Sampson mean that the Nuggets are potentially looking to lump Evans in a trade with Kenyon Martin before camp starts?
The future holds the answer, but one thing is for certain. Stan Kroenke and company aren’t going to be throwing fans any bones to chew on until the very last second. And finally, when are the Nuggets going to announce a General Manager? Camp is rapidly approaching, (I can’t believe its not butter or that its almost August), and before we know it the Nuggets will be tipping off the 2006-2007 season.