Originally Posted by RhymesayersDU
I think you're right, to a point. The interview I posted has a lot of red flags. I personally didn't like the "why should I improve my game" part. But, I do cut him some slack because he came right out of high school and is immature, and I also think the Nuggets still got him for cheap, he's on a rookie contract, and he's better than the people we had... So we'll see how it works out.
This kid is an outstanding athlete, and someone I had hoped that Dallas would make a move for before the trade deadline last season because he poses little financial risk and Avery Johnson was in house to regulate the situation if need be. I dont think that Dallas ever considered him though because he has the anti-championship attitude.
I know that Karl can be pretty obtuse with players like him, so it will be interesting to see if someone on the squad can corral him and make him focus on committing to NBA team basketball. I am almost convinced that he will end up playing And-1 mixtape basketball in the end though. The Nuggets surely dont need a goofball kid like that influencing Carmelo Anthony. Maybe Anthony can get him focused. On the other hand, the triumvirate of Smith, KMart, and Ruben Patterson could destroy any championship focus that that team might have. The Nuggets look like the new Trailblazers. Hopefully Karl can change the mentality for this season.