We had the chance to go 1-on-1 with the Nugg Doctor prior to tonight's game. I asked him some questions about the game and the Thuggets. Apparantly he answered while he was on crack...
You can read my responses to his questions here.
Here is the transcript:
MYUJ: You call yourself the Nugg Doctor. So tell me what is ailing this extremely talented team causing them to be left out if the playoffs started today.
ND: What’s ailing this team is a lack of consistency. Defensive consistency in particular. When the Nuggets play good defense, like they did against the Spurs last night, they are capable of beating anyone in this league. Including the Utah Jazz, whom we rocked on the back of Linas Kleiza’s 41-point performance, just in case you have forgotten.
Editor's Note: Good thing the only way the Thuggets beat us is with Linas having a 40+ point game. I think we should be just fine tonight if that is the case.
MYUJ: Deron and AI. Who has the better tattoos?
ND: Please. AI has been getting inked since Deron was playing with a magna doodle. Does Deron even have a neck tattoo? You’re not hardcore unless you have a neck tattoo. Next question!
Editor's Note: No Guts. No Glory. Enough said.
MYUJ: Who do you want taking the final shot for your team? Or Who WILL take the final shot even though they're not the one to do it (who is the selfish guy)?
ND: Well, I want Carmelo taking the last shot. Furthermore, unless the Nuggets need a trey ball to tie the game, I want ‘Melo taking it to the rack to give himself the opportunity to get the free-throw line too. Or hopefully in tonight’s case, facializing Carlos Boozer regularly. But, if you want to know who is most likely to be the “selfish guy” that title is held by J.R. Smith. J.R. is known for pulling up for three with two or three guys on him with over 20 seconds remaining in the shot clock.
Editor's Note: Aren't all Thuggets "selfish guy's"?
MYUJ: Who are your top 3 most hated current Jazz men?
ND: Jerry Sloan first and foremost. I didn’t care for him as a player, and I think he is big baby. He’s one of these guys that loves to go hard at you, but when you split his lip they like to cry about how you play rough. Coming in a close second is Andrei Kirilenko. Nothing makes me happier than to see Kirilenko get abused on defense. Plus, he looks like Dolph Lungren on crack. And last, but certainly not least, is Matt Harpring. I’ve been watching “The Antagonizer” since he was at Georgia Tech and his game is just garbage. In fact, he reminds me a lot of his coach in his playing days. He does nothing great, always something cheap, and he’s never guilty of committing the foul. Yea, those three right there probably get me the most riled up.
Editor's Note: How can a coach get you riled up? Gotta love Harp getting under your Thuggets skin. That will be the best part of tonight's game.
MYUJ: Who do you consider to be the Nugget Killer on the Jazz?
ND: Hands down, Deron Williams. He is the engine of this team. Without picking up Deron in the 2005 draft, the Jazz are a completely different, and substantially worse, ball club. Not that they are a great ball club now, but hey… Deron would be my least hated Jazzerciser if I can call him that. He plays solid ball, but it is against rules in my contract to say anything else about the guy.
Editor's Note: Deron is a Nugg Killer...and Suns Killer...and Pistons Killer...yeah, he's an All-Star.
MYUJ: If you had to create an All-Star team starting 5 out of the Nuggets and Jazz, who would fill what position ? Who would be the coach? 6th man off the bench (must be a current bench player)?
ND: As long as everyone wears Denver Nuggets garb, I would go with Deron, AI, Melo, Kenyon, and Camby. The rest of the Jazz can all get bent! Adrian Dantley would coach the team (and don’t even start that former Jazz rhetoric) and the sixth man would be J.R. Smith. I mean, who do you think would win a game of one-on-one, Smith or Korver?
Editor's Note: Unless they were at a Christian Youth Center, I don't think you could get them on the court at the same time to find out.
MYUJ: Game Prediction?
ND: Nuggets by 40. I refuse to believe in anything other than a Nuggets victory party all over the Utah Jazz’s home floor.
Editor's Note: I just threw up a little in my mouth I was laughing so hard. Jazz 114, Nuggets 102