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From 2003 to 2012, the Denver Nuggets made 10 straight playoff appearances. But in the three seasons since, the team has averaged 33 wins, missed the playoffs, and made a habit of dwelling in the basement of the Western Conference standings.
This season could be different. It has the promise of...
October 24 2016, 3:50 PM
The NBA Draft begins on the big screen at Pepsi Center on Thursday night.
The Denver Nuggets have never been Colorado’s team. Fans have embraced the highs and lows of the Broncos and the Avalanche, but the franchise without championships has yet to gain their trust. (The Rockies and their one World Series appearance remain in perpetual limbo.)
The Nuggets have drafted...
June 24 2016, 12:00 PM
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For some time now, we’ve been begging the Nuggets to watch what the Spurs are doing, then do that as much as possible. This means seeking out international talent and finding multi-skilled and interchangeable players in a league that's become all about athleticism and three-point shooting. Thursday...
June 24 2016, 10:45 AM
Just wait 'til next year.
On numerous occasions, I've opined about the Nuggets' need to scrap everything and start over. This is based on the NBA reality that mediocre is usually worse than horrible, because the latter puts you in a position to draft potential stars and unload expensive contracts, thus freeing up room...
February 2 2016, 2:40 PM
On Wednesday night, the Nuggets open what figures to be a season-long exercise in learning. It’s an admittedly weird place for the team to be in, because they’re less than three years removed from a Western Conference finals appearance and still have several established veterans playing valuable...
October 28 2015, 12:15 PM
—Photos courtesy of Garrett Ellwood
Christopher Marlowe was one of the 16th century’s greatest playwrights, an Elizabethan poet so talented his work is said to have influenced William Shakespeare. Denver’s Chris Marlowe also happens to be a man who craves a big stage—a former actor and Olympic gold medalist in volleyball who this...
Still the best game in town—and lately, the only one.
When ESPN Magazine unveiled its 13th annual Ultimate Standings this week, it didn't offer many surprises for Denver sports fans. As is often the case, the Broncos rule all, the Rockies and Nuggets are hide-your-eyes bad, and the Avs reside somewhere in the forgettable middle.
ESPN ranks all 122...
October 16 2015, 9:10 AM
The Nuggets and Avs are settling in for another season at the Pepsi Center, but what about the boss? We know E. Stanley Kroenke, the billionaire owner of the Nuggets, Avalanche, Rapids, and Mammoth, keeps a luxe crash pad on the northeast side of the arena. But he’s not up for giving us—or anyone—a...