Nuggets Defensive Issues Make Them Vulnerable

The last time the Denver Nuggets made the playoffs, it was 2013. LeBron James and the Miami Heat had beaten Tim Duncan’s Spurs. The New York Knicks were the 2nd seed in the East. Kevin Durant was leading the charge for his Oklahoma City Thunder. Damian Lillard was the Rookie of the Year. Now entering…

Point Guard Please

Nuggets Free Agents: Devin Harris, Will Barton, Richard Jefferson Nuggets 2017-18 Weaknesses: 30th: Field Goal Defense; 29th: 3-Point Defense. 26th: Defensive Rating. 23rd: Turnovers. 22nd: Opponent Points. 21st: 2 Point Attempts, Defensive Rebounding. Nuggets 2017-18 Strengths: 2nd: Offensiver Rebounding. 5th: Assists. 6th: Points, Offensive Rating. 7th: 3-Point Percentage. 8th: Total Rebounding. 10th: Field Goal Percentage.…

In 48 Hours, Someone Is Going on Vacation

After 82 games it comes down to one game, terminally putting to bed the erroneous but sounds-nice analysis that the regular season doesn’t matter. On April, 11th it matters. Denver will roll into Minnesota and face the Wolves. The Wolves haven’t been to the playoffs since 2004. The Nuggets haven’t been to the playoffs since…

Nuggets Kids Are All Right: They are Winning the Rebuilding Game

In the summer of 2015, the Nuggets traded Ty Lawson to the Houston Rockets. It was an announcement that Denver was starting over big time. Lawson was at the center of the Nuggets plans until he wasn’t.  Whatever he represented was ambushed once Chauncey Billups came out and questioned Lawson’s leadership, followed by Lawson’s inability…

The Season: Denver Nuggets

New Faces: Jarnell Stokes, Nate Wolters, Robbie Hummel, Juan Hernangomez (R), Jamal Murray (R), Malik Beasley (R), Petr Cornelie (R), 2015-16 Regular Season Record: 33-49 2015-16 Achievements: 6th: Offensive Rebounds. 8th: Total rebounds. 10th: Free Throw Attempts. Leading Scorer: Danilo Gallinari, 19.5 Leading Rebounder: Kenneth Faried, 8.7 The Denver Nuggets had a quiet off-season. No splashy free agent signings. The…

Furkan Korkmaz in Denver?

Furkan Korkmaz is just 18 years of age, but he has already displayed offensive gifts impressive enough to label him a future NBA starter.  The 6’8” guard from Turkey was a standout in the 2015 Under-19 European championships despite being a year younger than much of the competition at the time.  He also won gold…

Ty Lawson Not Walking the Walk

There’s something to be said for humility. It is the preferred response when you’ve had off-court issues and your former boss implies you were drunk in practice. There’s something to be said for backing up what you say. If you’re bold, then you better make sure your game cashes your checks. In late summer, after…

The Summer Did Not Humble Ty Lawson

Give Ty Lawson credit for doing the arrogant, not humble thing. Ordinarily, if you were arrested for the second time in six months for driving under the influence and then you topped it off with a stint in rehab, followed by a trade where the big boss of your team said you came to practice a…

Ty Lawson Going To Rehab, Career In Limbo

Ty Lawson’s attorneys appeared in a Denver court room for a scheduled appearance. Lawson’s recent arrest in California changed the calculus. Now he is a repeat offender in the eyes of the court. Why didn’t the Denver judge order alcohol monitoring bracelets for Lawson when he was arrested in January? The Denver District Judge said…