Denver Nuggets Guard Randy Foye Will Bolster Perimeter Shooting

Randy Foye

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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.

Randy Drautz is a Denver Nuggets writer for    Follow him on Twitter @RDrautz, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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  • Matthew Boyum

    Even though he hasn’t lived up to the hype (which I don’t get why), he is my favorite current NBA player. I firmly believe he will average 14- 16 ppg this year.

  • Matthew Boyum

    Its funny to me that Denver fans say Fournier should start. They point out that he averaged 9 ppg in the Summer League. Well, um, Foye averaged 26, so it’s really not a great indicator.

  • Randy Drautz

    Hey Matthew,
    Thanks for the great comments on my Randy Foye aticle!! I’m also trying to figure out why Denver fans, or anyone for that matter, suggest Fournier should start? I completey agree that he will average between 14-16 ppg this year. He will have many more open looks from downtown with the Nuggets compared to any team he has played for!! As you know, just a little extra space can be the difference!! Well, he is my all-time favorite collegiate player, and I’ll be getting myself a Foye jersey soon!! Again, thanks for the comments!!