I dont see many changes happening this offseason. I think we lose Miller to FA, let Rudy go back to Spain and hopefully amnesty Birdman.
I think Al Harrington was close to being one of the best 6th man in the league until he hurt his knee and broke his nose. Plus, if you watch the intro at games he is the guy thats pumping the team up. Great locker room presence and the last 'veteran' on the team.
However, I would like to see a low post presence cause if we cant get our running game going we dont have a good half court offense. Maybe Koufos can continue to develop his low post game and at times play PF.
and I got much love for AL, and think he's a great guy.. but he's way to happy shooting the 3, and doesnt help in other ways when he isnt hot (defense and passing etc)
He is a crafty post player, just doesnt have the hops he used to so he struggles against bigger forwards. And yes, sometimes he shoots ill advised threes. Its always like, Noooooo! as he shoots it and when they drop... Yessssss! but still a poor shot selection, especially if its early in the offensive set.
His defense hurt us a little when Kobe lit up from behind the arc in game 5 as he was laboring back down the court on D, but hsi knee injury probably had something to do with that.
Kosta would be a good post player at PF. Hopefully he will get that chance, otherwise we need a beast on the boards and post presence off the bench. Too often when Faried left the game there was a drop in intensity and only McGee would be fighting for rebounds.
I think Miller knows the nuggets are close to building a contender. Plus he is better suited to coming off the bench I dont know if he could be as productive in a starting roll for an entire NBA season at age 36.
Whether he signs with Denver or someone else its not the end of the world or our salvation. We still need a couple of small pieces, which we may already have if players develop.
A pure shooter at SG (could be Hamilton) and a post presence @ PF (could be Kosta).
Still likely need a additional PG but if Miller returns it does not need to happen this year.
So if Miller comes back the needs in the draft and FA likley change.
Perhaps go for John Jenkins (SG) in the draft and deal the 2nd round draft picks while picking up a PF in FA (Mahinmi?)