You can’t see the long game, huh? This Nuggets team, minus Jamal Murray, but plus Jimmy Butler, would compete with Golden State, Houston and San Antonio? Nope. So you wanted Denver to make moves anyway? Now there’s some sound logic. Your take permeating our fan base with the idea Denver had a bad draft night is why this team will never rise to a championship level. Yes, Kiz. It’s your fault.
Michael, takin’ it slow
Kiz: The staff here at Kickin’ It Headquarters is not ashamed to say: We love Murray so much, we all got a tattoo of him shooting a jumper just above the ankle. But if, as rumor has it, the Nuggets dropped out of the bidding for Butler because they wouldn’t part with Murray, then don’t blame me when the Minnesota Timberwolves are squaring off against Golden State at the Western Conference finals in 2020.
The Nuggets’ biggest problem is having a billionaire’s son as president of the team. Josh Kroenke thinks having played basketball at Missouri makes him qualified to manage an NBA franchise. Well, I played college ball, and my one moment of distinction was being put in the game against Spencer Haywood. My inbounds pass was intercepted by Haywood, who promptly shattered the backboard with a thunderous dunk. As they say in the Gatorade commercials: “Game over!” Maybe that qualifies me to be general manager of the Nuggets.
Dick, dropping dimes
Kiz: I once passed the ketchup to Jerry Jeff Walker at the counter of a greasy spoon in Missouri. Doesn’t mean I can sing.
I think Trevor Siemian is around just so Paxton Lynch has a little competition. But John Elway wants a gunslinger. The Broncos have already made up their mind about the starting quarterback. This is all a decoy to encourage Lynch’s continued growth.
Aaron, reads between the lines
Kiz: Those that don’t climb on the Lynch bandwagon will be left at the curb, eating Skittles.
Why don’t the Rockies sign Carlos Gonzalez to a three-year, reasonably-priced contract extension now, when his statistics are down? A new deal could help him focus on playing baseball. Letting him play out the balance of his current deal and walk away at the end of the season makes no sense.
Tom, solution seeker
Kiz: I don’t know what team’s uniform CarGo will wear in 2018, but I don’t see it having purple pinstripes.
And today’s parting shot is from a guy that finds the football arguments between Kurt Warner and Michael Irvin ridiculous. Obviously this guy has never sat in on a staff meeting here at Kickin’ It Headquarters, when we argue the merits of snickerdoodles versus chocolate chip cookies.
After a great column celebrating the rarity of Nolan Arenado’s errors, you had to go and spoil the feeling by predicting the starting quarterback for the Broncos. Why do sports commentators think they have to know the unknowable? If I want baloney, I can watch NFL Network, where idiots spout inanities 24/7.