Every once in a while a franchise just needs a spark.
While the Denver Nuggets are currently a good team, they have the pieces to be a great team and bring an NBA title to the Mile-High City for the first time in the organization’s history — the Nuggets came into the NBA in 1976 and the Denver Rockets had moderate success in the ABA for seven seasons, yet a championship banner remains missing in the Pepsi Center.
Perhaps needing a shot in the arm, the Nuggets and fiery point guard Nate Robinson have agreed on a two-year deal worth $4 million. Robinson comes from a Chicago Bulls team that came out firing against the Miami Heat in last year’s playoffs, but were severely over-matched and it later showed. Given Derrick Rose‘s absence, Robinson was able to shoot the ball at a rapid pace and thus kept most Chicago fans screaming his name — whether it was in joy or anger depended on the night.
Inconsistency is a given when dealing with the three-time Slam Dunk Contest winner, but a team like the Nuggets can afford for their backup point guard to miss a few shots now and again. Ty Lawson will lead the charge in Denver and I’m sure the 5-foot-11 guard can learn a thing or two from playing with Robinson, who stands at 5-foot-9, yet plays at least a foot taller.