2013 Result: 57-25 (3rd West seed), lost Conference Quarterfinals to Golden State
A far cry from the days of Carmelo Anthony and Allen Iverson, the Nuggets are without a clear #1 star on the team. But a solid and extremely deep roster earned them 57 wins and the third seed in the West only to lost to Golden State in six games. Ty Lawson (16.7 PPG) had another career year at point. Danilo Gallinari is extremely consistent in scoring, providing a solid 16 points per game and good three-point shooting. Lawson, Gallinari, Wilson Chandler, Corey Brewer, Kenneth Faried, JaVale McGee, and Kosta Koufos, the core of this team, are all age 26 or younger. Andre Iguodala was a solid leader on defense as well but was just traded to the Warriors. In return they get Randy Foye, a solid player who fits their selfless system well. Kudos to George Karl to being able to win with both styles of teams. Although he always had the Nuggets playing well, the playoff loss to Golden State was their ninth in ten years and it cost him his job. The new coach, Brian Shaw, will be getting his first crack at head coaching experience. But with a roster as ridiculously deep as the Nuggets, there’s little he could do to keep them from winning. The Nuggets are in for another great year, so make sure to be there to support them!
The Denver Nuggets represent the city of Denver, Colorado in the Northwest Division and Western Conference of the NBA. Founded in 1967 as the Denver Larks, the team changed its name to the Denver Rockets before their first season. In 1974, it again changed its name, this time to the Denver Nuggets, in anticipation for the ABA-NBA merger. The Nuggets would compete for the final ABA Championship title in 1976, but lost to the New York Nets. The Nuggets have made the playoffs in 10 straight seasons and 33 times in their 46 total seasons. Some of the franchise leaders include Alex English, Dan Issel, and Carmelo Anthony. They currently play their home games at the Pepsi Center, which they share with the Colorado Avalanche. Now is a perfect time to get your tickets to the Denver Nuggets' 2013-14 NBA season. Get your tickets today!