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Archive for February, 2002

Slow boat from China has arrived

Tuesday, February 26th, 2002

Tweet That’s correct Nuggets fans, a little front line help has arrived from China in the way of Mengke Bateer. Mengke is a 6’11, 290 pound center, that is known as “The Walking Great Wall”. He played for China in the Olympics in 1996 and 2000 and has recently been playing with the Chinese National […]

Trade aftermath thoughts

Saturday, February 23rd, 2002

Tweet Thanks to everyone who’s sent feedback on the trade, including Papabobb who sent info on the new Nuggets from Dallas. To Raef, Avery, Tariq, and Nick – good luck in Dallas. Raef, and Avery – you will be missed! Nick – thanks for giving up on us. Don’t you remember we were 40-42 last […]

The Big Trade – starting over, yet again

Thursday, February 21st, 2002

Tweet The Nuggets/Mavs 7 player trade became official shortly after Thursday’s trading deadline expired. Here’s the details: Nick Van ExelRaef LaFrentzAvery JohnsonTariq Abdul-Wahad for: Juwan HowardDonell HarveyTim HardawayDallas’s 2002 #1 pickCash to fill Silent Stan’s already large coffers There is also a rumor of James Posey going to Miami. Note: this turned out to not […]

Good News/Van Exel News…

Tuesday, February 19th, 2002

Tweet Let’s try this again… Antonio is once again hoping to make his season debut with the Nuggets in Wednesday’s home game against Karl Malone and the Utah Jazz. Antonio and Coach Evans agree that it will be for very limited stretches, but I will cheer his first basket and jump for joy if he […]

A message to Kiki Vandeweghe

Sunday, February 17th, 2002

Tweet Nick Van Exel needs a trade out of Denver. I’m ready for him to go, because he’s already given up on the Nuggets and I think most fans are ready to. Unfortunately though, Nick is a tough guy to trade. He’s talented, but he’s got a high-priced contract and he’s shown a certain penchant […]

Trade Rumors

Wednesday, February 13th, 2002

Tweet I keep hearing the statement that Kiki is looking to rebuild the Nuggets his way. With that said, many of the trade rumours circling involve not just the demanding Nick Van Exel, but also players like Raef LaFrentz, Tariq Abdul-Wahad, and James Posey. New York Knicks – Marcus Camby and Mark Jackson for Van […]

Antonio Iffy for Celtics

Monday, February 11th, 2002

Tweet The latest news after Monday’s practice is that Antonio is unsure about playing against the Celtics. Looks like the best case scenario is that he will not start, but play a few 5-6 minute stints during the game. I’ll be there, so I hope to report on Antonio’s first minutes of the year. Antonio […]

At the All-Star Break

Thursday, February 7th, 2002

Tweet With the win against Portland here in Denver Tuesday night, the Nuggets have reached the symbolic half-way point in the season, as teams break for All-Star Weekend in Philadelphia. Rather than lamenting about a sour and frustrating first half to the season, I would rather chat about the latest Nuggets News: Nick’s assist-ance Have […]