TEAM PREVIEW: DENVER NUGGETS
past previews http://www.nbadraft.net/forum/team-preview-atlanta-hawks, http://www.nbadraft.net/forum/team-preview-boston-celtics, http://nbadraft.net/forum/team-preview-brooklyn-nets, http://nbadraft.net/forum/team-preview-charlotte-bobcats, http://nbadraft.net/forum/team-preview-chicago-bulls, http://nbadraft.net/forum/team-preview-cleveland-cavaliers, http://nbadraft.net/forum/team-preview-dallas-mavericks
2011-2012 Record: 38-28
Head Coach: George Karl
Key Additions: Andre Iguodala, Evan Fournier, Anthony Randolph, Quincy Miller
Key Losses: Arron Afflalo, Al Harrington, Rudy Fernandez, Chris Andersen
Projected Two Deeps:
PG- Ty Lawson / Andre Miller
SG- Andre Iguodala / Jordan Hamilton
SF- Danilo Gallinari / Wilson Chandler
PF- Kenneth Faried / Anthony Randolph
C- Timofey Mozgov / JaVale McGee
Danilo Gallinari (17.2 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 2.6 apg, 44% FG)
Ty Lawson (16.6 ppg, 6.9 apg, 2.1 rpg, 1.2 spg)
Andre Iguodala (13.7 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 5.2 apg, 1.3 spg)
Wilson Chandler (13.1 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 1.9 apg, 40% 3PT)
JaVale McGee (12.0 ppg, 8.2 rpg, 2.4 bpg, 56% FG)
Kenneth Faried (10.1 ppg, 7.7 rpg, 1.5 apg, 1.3 bpg)
Andre Miller (9.6 ppg, 5.2 apg, 2.8 rpg, 0.4 spg)
Jordan Hamilton (8.9 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 0.8 apg, 42% FG)
Corey Brewer (8.5 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 1.2 apg, 0.8 spg)
Anthony Randolph (5.8 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 0.7 bpg, 45% FG)
Evan Fournier (5.6 ppg, 1.7 rpg, 1.1 apg, 38% 3PT)
Timofey Mozgov (5.0 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 0.9 bpg, 52% FG)
Kosta Koufos (4.1 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 0.4 bpg, 53% FG)
Quincy Miller (2.0 ppg, 1.1 rpg, 0.3 apg, 0.2 bpg)
Julyan Stone (1.5 ppg, 1.6 rpg, 1.7 apg, 0.2 spg)
Nuggets’ Strengths: Team Speed, Athleticism, Transition Weapons, Shot-Blockers, Versatility, Depth, Coaching, Playoff Experience
Nuggets' Weaknesses: No Go-To Player/#1 Option, Perimeter Shooting, Not A Lot Of Bulk Inside, Young Team
Roundup: Denver is a complex but not complete team. They’re talented. They’re fast and have a lot of weapons on the fast break. The only problem is, this team has no go-to guy; Gallinari and Lawson are the best options but they’re both #2 options at best. Adding Olympic gold-medalist Andre Iguodala was a huge get for this playoff squad. He will be able to provide perimeter defense, fastbreak points, a solid locker room attitude, and a much-appreciated winning mentality. Coach Karl said he will bring McGee off the bench again, citing the fact that McGee and Andre Miller really utilize each other’s gifts quite well. Kenneth Faried could blossom into one of the top power forwards in the western conference with his continued offensive improvement. The Nuggets have solid wing options with Italian product Danilo Gallinari and the underrated Wilson Chandler. Ty Lawson continues to get better each and every year and he’s turned himself into a probable top 10 point guard in this league. Coach George Karl often suffers illnesses and injuries throughout the seasons for whatever reason but if he can stay healthy and gel this group of players together, he will certainly have himself a playoff squad once again.
Projected Record: 47-35 (5th in West)
Next up...Golden State
*sorry for the hiatus
actually next up will be Detroit...
This team is probably the one that I'm most excited about (except for Basketball coming to Brooklyn, that is!!!). Faried will get significant playing time and dunk silly on folks. Dre Iggy will finally be on a winning team and start getting more respect. He should have gotten a lot more burn for the Olympic team. Maybe if had been played more that game against Spain wouldn't have been as close. McGee will also dunk silly on folks all season once he gels better with the team.
As for "go to" guy, I don't think it is an issue. Lawson and Gallinari can both take their guy one on one. So can Dre, a little bit. You only need two or three guys on a team with that skill. The Nugs are going to blow people out on their home games, so it won't really matter if they aren't the best team when it comes down to heroball shot clock winding down shots.
You forgot to put free throw shooting under team weaknesses. They were in the bottom part of the league in that category
Those player projections come out to 134 points per game 56 rebounds per game and 28 assists per game. I'm starting to think that this is the best and deepest team of all time based on those projections. I can't wait to see the Washington Generals come to town.
next time you make a not very wise comment, make sure to take into consideration that not every player plays every game...
here's a link to the Nuggets statistics from last year:
If you add them up, the Nuggets apparently "in your book" averaged 163.3 points per game
still confuse? ill break it down for you
say quincy miller plays in 1 game this year. 1. he scores 22 points. his PPG average would be... shockingly... 22 points per game!!!
get the picture?
looool be more defensive why don't you
I'm sure your friends like to tell you jokes just to you can get upset because you take it personally. No need to provide back up data and your hypothetical scenarios because some of us are just trying to have some fun...Eastlake sux.
Faried's nice, but you really think he will be on the same level as Aldridge, Love, Cousins, Griffin, Gasol, Randolph, Nowitzki, and Duncan?
No but he could the modern day Dennis Rodman