Time for Nuggets to answer some big questions

The Denver Nuggets have high expectations for the 2017-18 season. They added All-Star Paul Millsap to a lineup full of both young, promising players and seasoned veterans. Okay, it’s a crowded team, but we’ll get to that.

The organization fully backs this current direction.

They handed out a long-term contract to Gary Harris.

The franchise supports their leadership team, consisting of President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly, recently promoted General Manager Artūras Karnišovas and head coach Michael Malone.

Even better, they are starting Nikola Jokic this year. It took until December of last season for the Nuggets to realize that the superstar they were waiting for might be the 6-foot-10 Serbian at the end of the bench.

The Nuggets have high expectations – they came into the season ranked as high as the seventh best team in the league. Some observers believe that this is a team on its way to greatness in the next few years.

For that to happen, they need to clear up some of the questions swirling around the team. The Nuggets’ “potential,” heralded since the firing coach George Karl and loss of GM Masai Ujiri, needs to turn into results.

Missing the playoffs and not winning 45 games this year would be a huge disappointment. Here are the questions that must be answered through the regular season to turn the Nuggets into a success.

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Originally posted on Mile High Sports

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