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Denver Nuggets


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Full NameDenver Nuggets

Nick NameNuggets

Founded1967

GroundPepsi Center

Prominent PlayersNikola Jokic, Michael Porter Jr., Paul Millsap, Jamal Murray, Will Barton, Gary Harris, Mason Plumlee

SQUAD

JERSEY PLAYER POS BIRTH PLACE HEIGHT WEIGHT AGE EXP
lbs yrs yrs
1 Michael Porter Jr. PF Columbia, MO, USA 6’10” 218 22 -
11 Monte Morris PG Grand Rapids, MI, USA 6’2” 183 25 2
4 Paul Millsap PF Monroe, LA, USA 6’7” 257 35 13
9 Jerami Grant PF Portland, OR, USA 6’8” 210 26 5
10 Bol Bol C Khartoum,, SDN 7’2” 220 21 -
27 Jamal Murray PG Kitchener, ON, CAN 6’4” 215 23 3
14 Gary Harris SG Fishers, IN, USA 6’4” 210 26 5
32 Noah Vonleh PF Haverhill, MA, USA 6’10” 257 25 5
5 Will Barton SF Baltimore, MD, USA 6’5” 181 29 7
52 Jordan McRae SG Savannah, GA, USA 6’5” 179 29 3
7 Mason Plumlee C Fort Wayne, IN, USA 6’11” 254 30 6
31 Vlatko Cancar SF Koper,, SVN 6’8” 236 23 -
6 Keita Bates-Diop SF Normal, IL, USA 6’8” 229 24 1
3 Torrey Craig SF Columbia, SC, USA 6’7” 221 30 2
35 P.J. Dozier PG Columbia, SC, USA 6’6” 205 24 2
15 Nikola Jokic C Sombor,, SRB 7’0” 284 25 4
POS = Position EXP = Experience
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The Denver Nuggets are an American Basketball team competing in Western Conference Northwest Division of the NBA. The team was founded in 1967 and plays its home games at the Pepsi Center. Denver Nuggets are one of the seven teams to have not won a Championship or a Conference title.


Nuggets history


Denver Nuggets were part of the ABA from 1967 to 1976 and joined NBA in 1977. The initial seasons in NBA was very good for the Nuggets and they qualified for the Playoffs in each of their first three seasons in NBA. Nuggets have reached the Conference Finals thrice, with their last appearance coming in 2009 where they lost to the Lakers. The Nuggets qualified for the Playoffs nine times in a row from 1981 to 1990, helped by Alex English and Kiki Vandeweghe and were considered genuine contenders. In 2003, Nuggets drafted Carmelo Anthony and Anthony with help from Head Coach George Karl led Nuggets reach the playoffs nine times in a row. Nuggets' last playoff appearance was in 2013. Some of the prominent players to have played for Denver Nuggets include Alex English, Carmelo Anthony, Allen Iverson etc.


Nuggets in recent years


After the departure of Carmelo, the Nuggets were involved in a three-team trade which saw them receive All-Star Andre Iguodala, while Dwight Howard was moved to LA Lakers. Head coach Karl Denver was fired despite winning the Coach of the Year and leading the side to a playoff elimination against the Golden State Warriors.


Along with Karl being fired, Nuggets saw a shake-up in their front office with Masai Ujiri leaving for Toronto Raptors and vice-president Pete D'Alessandro going to Sacramento Kings. Brian Shaw was eventually replaced by Mike Malone.


Under Malone's stewardship, Denver started grooming their youth talents more rather than focusing on marquee signings. Iguodala was traded to Warriors in sign-and-trade. The development of Nikola Jokic, Gary Harris and Emmanuel Mudiay were clear as the Nuggets were slowly but surely starting to look like contenders. They soon drafted Jamal Murray from Kentucky as well as Malik Beasley in the 2016 NBA Draft. With another strong start to the season, Jokic and co. will be looking to go all the way.


Denver Nuggets Record - Last 10 Seasons


SeasonDivision FinishConference FinishRecordPlayoffs
2018-191st2nd54-28Conference Semifinals
2017-185th9th46-36-
2016-174th9th40-42-
2015-164th11th33-49-
2014-154th12th30-52-
2013-144th11th36-46-
2012-132nd3rd57-25Lost First Round
2011-122nd6th38-28Lost First Round
2010-112nd5th50-32Lost First Round
2009-101st4th53-29Lost First Round


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