Charting so-Called Demise of the Denver Nuggets
Despite not making a lot of noise in the draft, they signed a bright and rising coach in Brian Shaw and got solid pieces in Nate Robinson, Randy Foye, J.J. Hickson and Darrell Arthur. With the significant changes, there are a wide variety of opinions …
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Jeremy Lin says he's ready to play with Dwight Howard
Robin Lopez, New Orleans Pelicans to Portland Trail Blazers: Overshadowed by twin Brook Lopez of the Nets, the defensive-minded center should be exactly what the Blazers need after starting J.J. Hickson last year. Jayne Kamin-Oncea, USA TODAY Sports.
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How Important is Defense?
One obvious improvement will be Robin Lopez manning the middle instead of J.J. Hickson: to my sincere surprise, Lopez's defensive rating last year was a pedestrian 110 points allowed per 100 possessions to Hickson's 106. Even though it's dangerous to …
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