2001-2002 Nuggets News
- Ex-Nugget Bison Dele (most of you will
remember him as Brian Williams) reportedly wants to un-retire and
return to the NBA. Apparently life at a remote power plant in Australia
wasn't exciting enough after all. Bison is 32 and has been out of
the league since the end of the 1998-1999 season.
- Tariq Abdul-Wahad, finally playing his
best basketball as a Nugget, had an MRI on 11/23 and underwent a brief
15 minute procedure the following day on his sore left knee, to remove
floating bodies. His knee had been bothering him most of the season.
He is expected to be out 3-4 weeks.
- Nuggets waive J.R. Rider, and activate
Calbert Cheaney. From all accounts, J.R. was waived due to poor play,
not any unprofessional behavior, as has been in the past. Want my
opinion on the subject?
- Nuggets game summaries are back! Look for the latest
one in "Season at a Glance", or read other summaries
written this season.
- Nuggets beat long-time road nemesis Seattle
Sonics - first time since Feb 2, 1993!
- As you can see, the new design is finally
- The Nuggets get back to .500 with a win
over the hapless Bulls.
- Nick Van Exel
was fined $20,000 on 11/9 by the NBA by referring to the refs as "cowards"
after the loss in Houston.
- Well, it has been a very interesting
off-season for the Nuggets, to say the least.
good: Signed 13 year vet Avery Johnson, a squeaky but positive
voice in the locker room, and finally signed draft pick Omar Cook.
Cook could be traded away any day though.
The interesting: Signed league renowned bad-boy Isiah Rider
as a science experiment for the season. Let's pray this one turns
out to be good. Tony Gonzalez - TE for the Kansas City Chiefs
has expressed an interest to come play power forward for the Nuggets
when the NFL season is over.
The bad: Antonio McDyess goes under the knife October
12th to repair a torn patella tendon, that never quite healed from
an injury near the end of last season. This leaves the Nuggets without
their leading scorer, leading rebounder, most talented athlete, and
extremely thin on the front line for the first 2-3 months of the season.
- Issel places highest priority on a backup
point-guard - drafts Omar
Cook early in the 2nd round after trading away a future pick.
Nuggets also draft Ousmane
Cisse, straight out of St. Jude High School in Alabama. Ousmane
is an athletic project, projected to play at Power Forward.