I was at the Jazz game and they looked awful and disinterested, then they come out and spank the Lakers. Granted it's only pre-season but it's hard to get a gauge on these guys. They are shooting the three ball much better it seems. One transaction that I think is really going to help this team is Joe Smith. He provides great depth off the bench and allows the Nuggets to have some flexibility should they need to engineer a trade. He 's a huge upgrade of Francisco IMHO.
JR Smith has played pretty well so far too.