Do you like to play other games? Join the discussions here!
1 post • Page 1 of 1
DENVER -- On the roster, 36-year-old Mike Miller is listed as a shooting guard/small forward. His most essential position is mentor.Its an assignment Miller takes seriously on a young squad still learning how to consistently win.The Denver Nuggets boast a rookie sharpshooter (Jamal Murray), an array of up-and-comers (Emmanuel Mudiay, Nikola Jokic and Jusuf Nurkic) and a few veteran leaders hoping to blend it all together.Being a dinosaur in this league, and seeing everything that I have, Ive been a part of really talented teams that have won 23 games. Ive been a part of talented teams that have won championships, said Miller, who agreed to a two-year deal in July. Whats the difference? To me, its the culture and having that understanding in the locker room where you can hold guys accountable. Those are things you have to start developing.These days, the Nuggets are all about development. That begins with Mudiay, a 20-year-old point guard who steadily improved during the second half of last season. Theres also Jokic, a versatile big man who is loaded with confidence after a summer in which he helped Serbia to a silver medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. And its hard to overlook Nurkic, a bruising 7-footer who pairs nicely in the middle with Jokic.The reason so many of our young players grew last year is we allowed them to play through mistakes. It wasnt a situation where a guy made a mistake and looked over at the bench and was like, `Am I coming out? said coach Michael Malone, whose team finished 33-49 in his first season in Denver. Guys had the confidence to play through their mistakes.That approach certainly will apply to Murray, the seventh overall pick during the June draft. No doubt, Murray can shoot. No doubt, the Kentucky product will at times play like a rookie.All part of the process, Malone said.For a change, the Nuggets actually head into a season healthy. Wilson Chandler is back from a hip injury that sidelined him all last season and Danilo Gallinaris ankle -- the one that forced an early end to his season -- is healed.Im well rested and ready to go, Gallinari said Monday.This city has grown on Gallinari, so much so that the Italian forward has a house in Denver. This roster has grown on him, too. So much so that hes voiced his desire to remain with the squad whenever trade rumors seem to surface.I think were close and getting closer, Gallinari said.Still, the Nuggets are a team without an alpha player -- a LeBron James or Steph Curry type that can take over in big moments.The way general manager Tim Connelly sees it, maybe that top-notch player is already on the roster, and just needs some time to mature. Possibly even Mudiay, the seventh overall pick in 2015.Im an alpha player. Ive been like that my whole life, Mudiay said. I dont plan to change that.Nor do the Nuggets want him to. Millers task is to help Mudiay & Co. elevate their games -- and think big.Our expectations and our goals have got to be playoffs, Miller said. I wouldnt say that if I didnt think it was realistic, because nothing good comes out of making unrealistic goals, especially for a young team.Keep winning and the fans should return, too. At times last season, the Pepsi Center looked half-empty.President Josh Kroenke understands. The Nuggets have to earn back respect after missing the postseason for a third straight year. This offseason, Kroenke made a big push to bring in Dwyane Wade, before Wade signed with Chicago.Fans are going to see a direction with a young roster that has a chance to be pretty good, Kroenke said.Game notes The Nuggets will retire Dikembe Mutombos No. 55 jersey in a ceremony on Oct. 29, even wearing the Rainbow Skyline throwback jerseys for the occasion. Mutombo was drafted fourth overall by Denver in 1991 and played for the Nuggets before leaving after the 1995-96 season. Under Armour Curry One Italia . The Vikings announced Thursday that Priefer will be one of seven holdovers from the previous staff, along with offensive line coach Jeff Davidson, wide receivers coach George Stewart and others. Norv Turner will mark his 30th year of coaching in the NFL as the offensive co-ordinator, as widely reported for weeks, and George Edwards will be the defensive co-ordinator. Nike React Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit . Fernandez, coached in Toronto by former two-time Olympic silver medallist Brian Orser, scored 267.11 points and is the first champion to successfully defend since Russias Evgeny Plushenko in 2005 and 2006. http://www.scarpebasketoutlet.it/scarpe ... rmour.html .S District Court against Major League Baseball, the Office of the Commissioner and his own union, the MLBPA. Curry Scarpe Da Basket Uomo Curry Two Dub Nation Home Signature Mid Bianche/Blu Reale . Perhaps Carroll was so prepared for a break because he believes there is very little the Seattle Seahawks need heading into the off-season. "I dont see anything that we need to add. We just have to get better," Carroll said. Scarpa da basket Uomo Nike React Hyperdunk 2017 Flyknit Rosse/Bianche . To the surprise of many, it isnt the Wolverines but their in-state rivals the Michigan State Spartans. Rob Howley admits that Wales need to go to the next level after completing their autumn Test series with a record 27-13 victory over South Africa in Cardiff.It was only Wales third win aganinst the Springboks in 110 years, and came following second-half tries by hooker Ken Owens and flanker Justin Tipuric, while full-back Leigh Halfpenny kicked 17 points.I am delighted for the players, Wales interim head coach Howley said. We said back at the hotel if everyone could see the hard work and endeavour and the attitude the players have given in terms of training over the last five weeks, we would win every game.The transfer from training, for whatever reason, has not been to the standard that we all expected. That was the challenge today.I thought we were comfortable and were able to stretch South Africa more times than they were able to stretch us. There is another level in us - I thought we beat South Africa quite comfortably.At 20-6 ahead we didnt make it easy for ourselves. We never have, and never will. Thats the challenge, but I am delighted for the players, as they deserved that win today.It was in a manner that wass comfortable, and we were clinical.dddddddddddd We gave a couple of penalties away which sort of put us on the back foot, but the overriding emotion is I am delighted for the players.It was Wales best winning return - three victories out of four - in an autumn campaign since 2002, and Howley added: We came in setting our own goals, looking to better our 70 per cent home record, and we have done that. We have beaten South Africa for only the third time by a record margin, but we need to go to the next level.We play England and Ireland here in the Six Nations this season - that is what we have spoken about. We will enjoy tonight. It is important you celebrate success and the players deserve that, but then it is back to their day jobs with their clubs next week. We showed a lot of patience in our defensive alignment. They (South Africa) certainly came back on hit-backs and caused some issues early on, but thankfully, through good discipline and decision-making, we were able to keep them out. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
Who is online
Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest