Monday, June 18, 2007
Catching Back Up After my Quick Absence
(Boulder-CO) This post serves as merely a crash course in the ongoings in the land of the Denver Nuggets. I have been away from the column for a few days and luckily for me, and you, there hasn't been too much going on. Here are the quick notes of what you might have missed.
- J.R. Smith is receiving support from his teammates, the NBPA, friends, family, and George Karl since friend Andre Bell died.
- J.R. Smith's toxicology report has not yet been made public information and at this point if there were to be a story surrounding such report. I think that it would have already surfaced.
- The Nuggets held their free agency mini-camp over the weekend, but cut it short one day after probably seeing enough of the reported 20-25 players who participated. Ex Michigan State University guard Mateen Cleaves was one of the more notable players at the camp.
- The odds of any of those aforementioned free agents making next year's team are slim. Vice President of Player Personnel Rex Chapman said, "I'd say the odds aren't real good, but everybody in here has been fighting those battles for years. They're very accustomed to that."
- Up next in the search for available talent is a scheduled workout with potential college talent that includes D.J. Strawberry from Maryland and Air Force guard Dan Nwaelele.
- Not much is expected to materialize from the matter of DerMarr Johnson's recent run-in with the law which resulted in him getting tasered outside the Purple Martini in downtown Denver.
- The Nuggets do not have a pick in this year's NBA Draft, but that doesn't mean that they are not entertaining any and all offers to secure one as late as draft day...
So, as I said before, I am back on the radar watching everything that is related to the Denver Nuggets. As always, thanks for reading and be sure to check back daily to stay on top of the basketball scene right here in the Mile High City.