2 Things the Denver Nuggets Need to Survive and 1 They Don’t

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Denver needs to be cautious with who they bring in.

As this was being written, news came that the Denver Nuggets had signed Nick Young, formerly of the Champion Golden State Warriors. Swaggy P arrives with his prerequisite smile and bold attitude.

We were going to say that the Nuggets should be careful with bringing outside players onto this roster.  It is constructed precisely as it needs to be and so many factors and personalities could have a negative impact.  Carmelo Anthony‘s name was floated as a potential replacement for Millsap and that was a frightening proposition.

It’s not even Melo’s reputation as team cancer, it’s that his game or what’s left of it is toxic to Denver on both sides of the ball.

There are few players that can fit into this locker room and onto this team.  Isaiah Thomas was a good addition and immediately fit in. Jimmy Butler, for example, would have been a disaster.  It’s why the Nuggets held on to Will Barton and why Thrill has been so missed this season.  It’s why they kept the faith with Millsap and Plumlee.  It’s how Juan Hernangomez has found his groove with the starting five and how Malik Beasley has stroked it so well from three.

It’s also a place where Nick Young can just be Nick Young and this team will embrace him.  Swaggy P may drive us nuts sometimes but I’d be willing to bet Nick Young saves our bacon a couple of times during this stint.  He may be the only one out there that could have fit.  Another good find from the front office.

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One thing’s for sure, Young and the young Nuggets have a tough road ahead, if they play to their strengths and are wise with rotations, they will be fine.  Help is on the way.