Nikoloz Tskitishvili joined NBA.com for a live chat shortly after being drafted by the Nuggets with the fifth pick overall.


martin: nik, how excited are you right now?

Nikoloz Tskitishvili: The best, the best excitement. I'm really happy. I'm really surprised and still a little bit nervous from when I went up to shake David Stern's hand. This is the best day for me. This was my dream and my wish to play here.


bedford: Nikoloz, is Denver where you wanted to be?

Nikoloz Tskitishvili: I've never been in Denver, but I hear from people that it is very nice place, mountains, trees, everything. Already I love it. I think it should be great to play there.


adam : Do you hope u will start

Nikoloz Tskitishvili: First of all, I'm going to do everything that I can do to help the team. I can play power forward, small forward. I like to put the ball on the floor ... a little bit of everything.


JOHN: Do you hope to make a big impact in Denver?

Nikoloz Tskitishvili: First of all, I'm sure that I play good and after that, I'm going to try to be the best player in the league, like every rookie does.


stevie: NIKOLOZ, WHO ARE YOU MOST EXCITED TO PLAY AGAINST??????

Nikoloz Tskitishvili: Kevin Garnett. I really want to play against him because I like him. And Kobe Bryant too. I would like to guard them both.

Moderator: We'd like to thank Nikoloz Tskitishvili for stopping by!