The ESPN Rank is going on, but it seems to be crawling at a snail’s pace, luckily CBSSports has us covered.
They have three Denver Nuggets in their ranking from number 100 to number 50 and sneaking in at #99 was Andre Miller. As you may know, I’m a huge Dre fan, like enormous, I will put on a cape for him at the drop of a hat.
2012 Stats: 9.7 ppg, 6.7 apg, 3.3 rpg, 14.8 PER
Andre Miller: We write a lot about how Miller’s underrated, then we rank him second to the cliff. Go figure. “Dre’s” calm demeanor should help the Nuggets almost as much as his lobs to JaVale McGee.
I’m telling you, Dre is going to thrive on the court with JaVale tossing lob after lob.
At #74, they have Kenneth Faried. GOODNESS GRACIOUS! I love *my* Manimal, he has passion that I haven’t seen in a long while, right along with his bounce, cleaning the glass, and endless energy.
2012 Stats: 10.2 ppg, 7.7 rpg, 1.0 bpg, 21.9 PER
One word: Manimal.
At #65, JaVale McGee is listed. WUT!?!? Wizards fans are sending Matt Moore death threats as I type, but I can understand his/their rationale. He has enormous upside (besides being upside some groupies) is freakishly tall and athletic, and so far he seems to work in Denver.
2012 Stats: 11.3 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 2.2 bpg, 19.9 PER
Sometimes he looks like the next great center, with touch, footwork, aggressiveness, and crazy athleticism. Sometimes, he runs the other direction on offense. That’s JaVale.