I’m sure we’ve talked about this here at FanSided as well as other places. After the Nuggets fired long time head coach George Karl and Andre Iguodala bolted for Golden State, many assumed that the Nuggets might go for tank and get in on this crazy 2014 draft.
Apparently, they’re going for a playoff run. A real playoff run. Like, get past the second round and even third round. With guys like Ty Lawson and Kenneth Faried, that’s not happening. They’ll need to grab a star to go with this cool duo. And that’s fine. Maybe they’re going for the balanced attack like last season.
And they do have money. They can be flexible. So, they probably will make a splash in free agency. Maybe not as big as other teams, but they will quietly make moves that will make them a powerhouse. I can’t say it will work out perfectly, but I do think they’ll be fine.
There’s no regrets for them, and that’s great. They’re starting over without starting over. Without the pains of destroying a roster like the Sixers did. They’re going more of the Rockets approach. Stock up on decent talent and perhaps use the pieces to make a trade or, since those players would be on short contracts, let them expire and go for a big signing.
Should be interesting to see what happens.