Denver Nuggets Team Preview

It should be all smiles for Nuggets fans this year.

Last Seasons Record – 46-36 (9th)

This Seasons Record – 52-30

Denver Nuggets Media Day

When you look around at all the NBA rosters, some tend to fly under the radar. This couldn’t be truer for the Denver Nuggets, who might have one of the best all-around rosters in the entire league. They have veterans, they have supreme young talent, and they have a great coach. If I were a Nuggets fan, I would still be losing sleep over the fact that they didn’t make the playoffs last year. Arguably my favourite league pass team for this upcoming season, because I love so many of their players. I can’t wait to see the jump that Jamal Murray has made.

Key Additions and Subtractions

The great core is still intact, that involves Gary Harris, Jamal Murray, Nikola Jokic and Will Barton to name a few. They have one of the deepest rosters in the entire league, and they added Isaiah Thomas and a potential steal of the draft Michael Porter JR. He might have missed all of his last college season, and there’s a risk he might not ever be the same player again, but that was a risk this organization was willing to take. We all know the journey that Thomas has been on the last year of his life, and we all feel for the guy. From hero to almost zero, he is looking to prove that he still has some gas left in the tank. I really hope he can contribute even in the slightest because the league still needs him.

Year Long Question – What happens if they don’t make the playoffs?

Last year it came down to the very last game of the season. They lost to the Timberwolves and missed out on the playoffs. That didn’t sit too well with the players themselves and fans alike. This roster is way to stacked to miss the playoffs this season. I know Michael Malone is a terrific coach, but he could be on his way out the door if this team doesn’t lock down a playoff birth. Injuries aside, this team could make some noise in the Western Conference if things click, and they need to take the next step. That’s how teams build on success and become more dangerous and respected as years go by. If the Nuggets miss the playoffs, Michael Malone will be fired.

Fan Mindset.

Now we all know that a certain something is legal down in Colorado, so this clip makes perfect sense. Because if these Nuggets end up not being so great, fans can rejoice in the parking lot and talk conspiracy theories and pretend that everything is going to be okay. Or if their team is winning and everything is going great, then they can still rejoice in the parking lot and just have some good old fashion fun. So sit back, relax and enjoy the ride this season Nuggets fans because it’s going to be a wild ride, especially if you’re baked.

Bold Predictions, Sponsored By Nate – Jamal Murray or Gary Harris could win MIP

Okay, I will admit that last season I picked Gary Harris to win this award. No one and I mean no one saw the outburst from Victor Oladipo coming. We all knew going into the season that he had transformed his body, but the things he accomplished and the leap he took was incredible, so kudos to him. But this year, the Nuggets have two potential guys that are itching at making that exact same leap. Gary Harris is probably the overall better of the two, because of his defensive capabilities, but Murray can flat out score the basketball. If the Nuggets do make that leap and finish within the top 6 of the East and one of these two guys are contributing on a nightly basis, look for one of them to pull in this award. It’s time for Jamal Murray to show everyone who he really is.

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