Rooscooter wrote:Here's the irony in this story.......
The Nuggets, when they had their "Names" and "Paper Team" used to get rolled by our team..... now that they divested themselves of all of those mentally weak punks and they now have a cohesive team that "needs" each other to be successful. We acquired the "Names" in the offseason and we are the ones on the bottom looking up to them.
Too much emphasis put on Stars, Stats, and Awards..... not enough on system, teamwork and finding pieces that work together....... They have it and we don't.
I don't see them going deep in the playoffs.... but their expensive star studded team didn't either and our star studded team is going to have to play nearly flawless ball to even make the playoffs.
eh, not impressed with denver. they're going to get rolled in the playoffs, like always. it's a star league, and they've committed themselves to a roster full of non-stars, many of whom make a fair amount of cash despite their non-star status.
i think la's overarching strategy is better and will prove so over time as it always has. granted, the lakers have some natural advantages, but talk of non-star team play trumping star power is just fodder for desperate fans of teams that don't have stars.
the detroit pistons won a title when karl malone blew out a knee, and now people keep trying to sell that snake oil to any team with a plucky ensemble cast. i'm not buying it.