Jeremy Lin will leave LA unless someone has slipped something into his drink--and the Denver Nuggets may be the perfect spot for the underrated guard. Lin can score and Denver loves a scorer. You know what else might be a draw for Lin in Denver? His old Linsanity coach, Mike D'Antoni. D'Antoni was at the helm in New York for the Knicks' Linsanity moment, and the venerated coach is also a recent Lakers exile. D'Antoni and Lin might be a dream pair in the Rockies. The Nuggets need the change of direction D'Antoni could provide--and Lin could both spell Ty Lawson at point and play good minutes in the 2-spot.
And word is that D'Antoni--who got kicked out of the Lakers coaching seat so his replacement Byron Scott could lodge the franchise deeper into the San Andreas fault--may turn up in Denver in the fall. Denver is a good place for a coach who's seen the depths--it's the mile high city after all. And despite D'Antoni's inglorious exits from Los Angeles and New York, he'd be a fresh look for the Nuggets with his running style and Denver's historic love of scoring.
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