There will be no pregame show for those who can watch it on FSN (or sport south whichever its on) due to an ACC commitment. This game is going to be better than Portland I hope... We've had a practice without GW, so we are better equipped to know what to do without him there. I can only speculate on the line up either being Bell on the 3 with S. Brown on the 2, or Juwan starting on 4 Diaw on 3, or Diop starting on 5, Mek 4, Diaw 3. All viable options, which we may actually see all of them tested for a few minutes here and there. My biggest question is "Did Cartier Martin make it to Denver for practice...or is he going to catch up with us in Utah?" I've heard more about him meeting us in Utah, but that really just doesn't make sense. Certainly our FO could have gotten him an immediate flight, Denver is one of the biggest airport hubs in the Rockies, so unless he had a bigger commitment (yeah, bigger than playing your first NBA game, that'd be some BIG stuff like) I'd be very confused if he didnt get to play some tonight.
Speaking of Cartier, he actually is only #19 on the call up chart at draftxpress. There are a few other SF/SG combos and true SFs out there, but looking at his stats he is younger, more athletic (above the rim) and a better defender than any of the others, so truely ILBIT, he certainly knew what he was getting.
Also, I'm sure everyone has read that 'Melo will be back in Denver tonight, just our freaking luck. Now this is his first game back, and most times after a long break the first game back is nowheres near a players actual averages, but we'll have to see.
How will our "new" team stack up against one of Larry Brown's best point guards? We'll see all too soon...