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ENEMY LINES
Sam Amick
October 29, 2012
A RIVAL SCOUT SIZES UP THE NUGGETS
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October 29, 2012

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A RIVAL SCOUT SIZES UP THE NUGGETS

Andre Iguodala is a great fit for how they play. George Karl is going to have him rebounding and pushing the ball along with Ty Lawson. Iguodala can be too unselfish, but George will make sure he shoots. He hadn't wanted to be a scorer with Philadelphia, but now he's going to get a lot of shots up because they're going to be a high-steal, up-tempo team.... Lawson is a leader who has a great energy about him. You want a point guard to rush the ball up the floor every time, and that's what he does. He's a little guy who is very fast and can get to the rim and finish, and he can make a three.... Immaturity is JaVale McGee's biggest weakness. At least now he's with a coach who will try to build a relationship. George doesn't seem to mind players like him. McGee's strengths are blocking shots, rebounding and defending—he could be a different-level star if he just concentrated on those things.... Danilo Gallinari shoots it well, and at the same time he's unselfish. He'll shot-fake, and if somebody is running at him, then he'll hit the open guy for a layup. He knows how to play, and he has figured out how to hide his slow feet by using his length defensively.

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