Expectations are high in Denver as the new-look Nuggets stand as one of the most talented team in the Western Conference. However, they've yet to notch their first win this season after losing to the Sixers, Magic, and Heat. Tonight, Andre Iguodala & Co. look to secure their first W of the year as they take on the Pistons. Here's more out of the West..
- A report out of Turkey recently suggested that Kobe Bryant wants to play until he is 40, but Bryant's comments earlier today to reporters including Dave McMenamin of ESPNLA.com (via Twitter) imply that he didn't necessarily mean playing in the NBA. "Playing till I’m 40 is not beyond the realm of possibility,” Bryant said with a smile. “There’s always YMCA games. There’s always pick-up games. So, I’ll probably be playing. As long as I’m living, I’ll probably be playing.” In the past, Bryant has suggested that he won't play in the NBA when he can no longer perform at a high level.
- Brandon Roy hasn't looked strong so far in his comeback attempt with the Timberwolves, opines Zach Harper of CBSSports.com. Of course, Roy is only three games in to the 2012/13 campaign, but Harper wonders if his knee troubles could keep him from playing closer to his old form.
- Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins says that he isn't going to change his approach even as he faces uncertainty in his walk year, writes Ronald Tillery of the Commercial Appeal.