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The Nuggets (and the W.C.) get a little thinner

The Celtics made an important step towards getting back to the top of the Eastern Conference, bringing back Glen "Big Baby" Davis for two years at $6 mil.  When combined with all the other fun things Boston has done this summer, it certainly does good things for their roster. But while Lakers fans have a natural interest in all that affects the Green, for practical purposes the news today out of Denver is more important.*

The Nuggets, not terribly deep to begin with and already thinned out by financial restrictions, lost reserve forward Linas Kleiza, who is pulling a Josh Childress and high-tailing it to Greece for a better payday. That Kleiza was a flawed player (as demonstrated here) who drove Nuggets fans batty isn't really the point. He was still one of Denver's more productive (or potentially productive) scorers off the bench and with so few options available to replace him at this point of the summer, his defection hurts. With San Antonio and Portland improving and, at least in my mind, the Lakers doing the same, any steps back for the Nuggets will have an impact.

Given that the Nuggets made the conference finals last year, it's important to keep an eye on them. Right now, it looks like the W.C. has a Big Three, and possibly a fourth/fifth depending on how you think of Dallas or Denver.


*Remember, Step A is win the West. Step B is beat whatever team comes out of the East.  As we learned last season, that isn't automatically the Celtics.

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Off Topic....

But could this finger injury give Pau the rest he needs?...

Lets hope it heals by camp........

Von Wafer also bolted for Greece as well.Man that club has some cash to spend..

Jon K...if you read this this...You need to listen to this band..
Karnivool.....mad Aussie band my friend....The album is called sound awake.....

Is it a sheer coincidence that the League did not choose the Celtics for the Christmas match up, instead went for Big Oldie and Le bronze? I thought it was a good game if the 08 vs 09 Champ. to settle the score. No, Celtics is a traditional team with traditional hodgepodge of has- been players, combined with youth like Rondo and Davis. The league thinks they're just a good team, not a superior team to be in the ECF Finals.

C- YA Linus !!!!!!! *poof*

WOW !!!!!!!! Kam MoM got the blog crackin in a big way during the downtime ROFL I havent seen Mamba24's Roll Call in like, Forever!!! So to see how much its grown in just the last year is a sight for sore eyes!!! Whoa.....

I wanna add something really profound about the W.C to show the KBros, I really do pay attention but truth be told.. I'm STILL HAPPY AS HELL about the Title!!!!! LMAO Ta Hell with yall (compliments of the south) I'm STILL CELEBRATING!!!! I got my Kobe Puppet 4 rings Tee in Grey n White and I'm working on getting hooked up by a Laker fan in China to get me a Yellow!!! Muwahahaha Yep.. this rambling post is because Im just so damn happy our very own knuckleheads decided to create a blog where diehards like us can come chillax, learn,laff and just be loquacious!!!! and after plotting and plotting.. Our Team Finally put it together and handled thangs!!! Man.. I was talking trash all over the south last year and now
I get the last Laff!!!!!!!! Muwahahahahaha I LOVE all The HATE !!!!! :) WE WON !!! WE WON!!!! sorry, had to get that out for the 99889576 time

Justanothermambafan,Laker Tom, Kam Mom, Mamba24, Dave M and last but not least, KBros.. even tho I like busting u guys out to keep ya grounded lol Thanks Guys for actually making me smile today. Monday just got a lot funnier after readin you tards goin off about nothingness... I kid because I Love :)


I'll check it out. I love musical recommendations.

Better be good!

What do we play for? RINGS!!!!

Lakers Today... Lakers Tomorrow... Lakers Forever.


I feel so bad for the Nuggets.

{Chuckle. **SNORT** Chuckle. Chuckle.}

What do we play for? RINGS!!!!

Lakers Today... Lakers Tomorrow... Lakers Forever.


Good. Pau gets rest. He needs it.

What do we play for? RINGS!!!!

Lakers Today... Lakers Tomorrow... Lakers Forever.


Jon is good stuff...
I hope you like it...



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