It's amazing to watch the Nuggets not only win all these games, but it's the way they're playing that really amazes me. I almost can't believe that this is the same team we saw earlier this season.
They're unselfish, they're deep, they're running, they're playing hard and it's all paying off. George Karl has done some good things, but it's looking like no move was better than bringing Doug Moe out of the stands as a consultant and on to the bench as an assistant coach. Look no further than the things I just mentioned that they're doing, that's exactly the style of play that Doug Moe's Nuggets teams of the 80's employed.
I have to give Kiki a lot of credit because I was critical of him earlier this year. He basically swapped Rodney White & Skita for Eduardo Najara & Wesley Person. Two guys who were practically useless for two guys who've been valuable role players since they came on board. Najara is that hustle guy that fans love, he's Ryan Bowen with some talent. Person has had a profound effect on the shooting of the entire team. The Nuggets 3 point shooting percentage is up from around 30% to around 49% since Person was signed. And he made these additions without giving up Nene (who should be back next week), the guy that ever team he talked to about a trade wanted to acquire.
Believe it or not, the Nuggets may actually get some more depth before the postseason. Voshon Lenard is ahead of schedule and is practicing with the team. He's nowhere near game shape and would only get a couple of games to tune up before the playoffs under the most ideal circumstances. But man, if he came back this is a pretty damn deep team that could make life difficult for a high seeded team in the playoffs.
Keep it up boys!