There was no doubt that the Denver Nuggets needed to improve their perimeter shooting for the 2013-14 NBA season. The new addition of Randy Foye addresses many concerns in regards to Denver’s lack of a three-point-shooting wizard. He was the seventh overall pick by the Boston Celtics in 2006 out of Villanova. Not just because he has the same first name as I do, he happens to be my all-time favorite collegiate player.
Foye averaged 10.8 points per game, 1.8 rebounds per game and 2.0 assists per game last season with the Utah Jazz and is an underrated defender. He brings with him a very good three-point field goal percentage: 41 percent. In addition, he will help Denver with its free throw percentage, averaging 81.9 percent from the charity stripe. The Nuggets were among the worst in the league in both three-point and free-throw percentages in the 2012-13 season. Without a doubt, Foye will have a ton of open looks from beyond the arc while on the floor simply because of the penetrating ability of Ty Lawson, Nate Robinson and Andre Miller. And if all of the aforementioned players are either injured or taking a breather, Foye can handle the point guard position with ease.
If Foye is able to help space the floor with his tremendous shooting ability from downtown, as I believe he will, the Nuggets will be even harder to guard this season. And with the raining of three’s from Randy, look for the squad to blow out several opponents at Pepsi Center in the thin air of the Mile High City. In addition, they will have no trouble approaching my 35-win plateau discussed in one of my preceding articles at home in the upcoming season. As many already know, Denver wasn’t exactly the easiest team to defend last season.
The Nuggets’ Foye will bolster the teams perimeter shooting by knocking down shots from beyond the arc in the 2013-14 season.