Prominent Players Nikola Jokic, Isaiah Thomas, Paul Millsap
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.
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.