This guy is one of those players who had a monkey on his back in Toronto and was never the same. There is nothing much to say about Moore, except that he is overlooked because of how many teams he has played for, but dont ever count him out. Many people forget that he had a 45-point season last year.He is also a wizard in the shootout, scoring on dekes for Toronto on many occasions, however, shootout goals dont count as regular points, so he doesnt get credit for them. Nonetheless, he is a good player, and he should have a good season down in the southern tip of hockey. What Hes still in the NHL Yes, in fact he is. Travis Moen is currently a painfully underrated player, who people forget even existed when he played a vital role in the Anaheim Ducks cup run back in 2007, where he scored 7 goals and ties the amount of goals that he scored all season last season with Anaheim and San Jose.Ive never seen him in an ad for the NHL, possibly because he is injury prone and possibly because he doesnt get enough points, but if the NHL actually appreciated what the players do in the playoffs, then Fernando Psani would sponsor RBK Not Sid the Kid.Thanks for reading.. The Denver Nuggets (9-4) sit slightly ahead of the surging Portland Trailblazers (10-5) atop the NBA’s Northwest division. And while the Nuggets have been on top of the Northwest since the beginning of the season, the Trailblazers have won eight of their last 10 games and are right on Denver’s heels.Luckily for the Nuggets, their next five games present a schedule as soft as velvet pillows meaning if Denver can capitalize, they should be able to stretch the lead in the division.Denver starts their stretch of sorry opponents against the saddest NBA team in 2009, the New Jersey Nets, who have yet to win a game at 0-13.
Another number that bodes well for the Nuggets is 5-0, the perfect record that the team maintains at home thus far in 2009. Denver looks to build that number to 6-0 on Tuesday, as they play the Nets in the PepsiCenter at 7 p.m. The five teams don’t even have as many wins combined as the Nuggets do on their own, as they are a disastrous 8-55 (.127).Comparatively, the Trailblazers play against some better competition starting with the Chicago Bulls tonight. Following the Bulls, Portland plays the horrible Nets and Grizzlies, the middle-of-the-pack Jazz, and a decent Heat team. And while there are some winnable games for the Blazers, their opponents combined records are much better at 25-39 (.391) than what the Nuggets have to face.And at the risk of sounding like a clichpouter, all Denver can worry about is taking care of their own business one game at a time.Really though, the Nuggets are, and can be, one of the best teams in the NBA when they play to their full potential. The Nuggets are also eighth best in the NBA in steals (8.2) and 10th least (13.5) in turnovers, meaning they value holding onto the ball and use those possessions to score points.Denver has room to improve in some areas too though, most noticeably rebounding and personal fouls.The Nuggets foul 23 times per game, which sends opponents to the line for an average of 27 free throws.
Denver big men Nene (3.8) and Kenyon Martin (3.3) need to find a way to stay out of foul trouble and stay on the court, where they are both assets to their team. Easily the biggest area of concern for the Nuggets is their rebounding, as they are 24th in the NBA at 40 per game. Nene, K-Mart, and Chris Andersen have to box out better, as they have been soft around the hoop The rest of the team must gang rebound as well. If just a fraction of NBA players followed their own shots, they would have many more second chance opportunities and score more points.So the Nuggets have some things to work on starting against the Nets, but heading into the game Tuesday, they have some positives to look forward to as well.Carmelo Anthony was better than his usual self and played arguably the best game yet this season with 30 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists Saturday. Meaning that while Anthony’s scoring is appreciated; Denver needs others to step up as well.One player that started making lots of noise on the court last week was JR Smith. In three games last week, Smith scored 29, nine, and 19 points, and he was a major reason why the Nuggets won in Chicago Saturday.
Smith put in 12 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter, which helped secure Denver’s 112-93 over the Bulls. The most amazing of his points was a run-out two-handed windmill dunk that was an exclamation point on the win.Following the game, George Karl said, "He's an explosive player. I thought we ran a couple of plays that got him going.''Certainly Smith’s athleticism and scoring will be needed for Denver to win even against sorry opponents, as well Chauncey Billups’ leadership and Nene’s inside presence.So as Denver starts likely their easiest stretch of the season, they cannot overlook anyone they face. BOSTON, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ The Board of Directors of the Federal Home LoanBank of Boston (the Bank) has elected Jan A Miller to a two-year term aschair of the board Jan A.