With the Passing of the July Fourth Holiday, it’s time for Denver Sports fans to gain some of their own Independence.
It was the ghosts of the Denver Nuggets Past, Present and Future in the NBA Finals. The series was full of redemption, remorse and anxiety over how long the Golden State Warriors can be great.
The Denver Nuggets were well connected to the NBA Finals for a team that missed the playoffs entirely. In a year where the finals felt predetermined from the moment the Golden State Warriors signed Kevin Durant to match LeBron James’ Cavaliers, it might be easy to discount everything that happened in the NBA this year. However, I’m still thinking about the 2016-17 season through a lens focused on the Denver Nuggets. Continue reading “Seeing the Denver Nuggets in the NBA Finals”
Denver Nuggets fans want something to believe in for the short-term future of this team. Recent history tells us that there is hope in the Western Conference, but not in the way I originally thought.
I started this article with the best of intentions. I wanted to make the case that the window was opening in the Western Conference. Surely teams like the Denver Nuggets could soon compete with the contenders. Continue reading “The Denver Nuggets face an uphill climb in the Western Conference arms race”
15 months have passed since the Denver Broncos won Super Bowl 50. None of Denver’s four major teams have made the playoffs since then. Each team has a chance to break the drought, but none are guaranteed to do so.
Denver is no stranger to dry spells. We hide in the Rocky Mountains’ rain shadow, where the East Coast media can’t seem to find us. In between snowstorms, the last two decades have also included wildfires and water restrictions. Continue reading “In an extended playoff drought, breaking Denver’s dry spell”
In hindsight, some of Denver Nuggets coach Michael Malone’s decision making over the course of the 2016-17 season cost the Nuggets the playoffs. To turn into a contender, the Nuggets needs their coach to improve, or the Nuggets need to move on. Continue reading “Michael Malone must evolve if the Denver Nuggets are going to take the next step”
With the Denver Nuggets entering a new era, it’s time to consider the team’s identity. An updated style would help the Mile High City rally around the Nuggets. Continue reading “Nuggets need an identity and unique style in Denver”
Highs and lows of final week before the All-Star break prove that Denver’s young basketball team is still trying to find consistency.
It’s been over a year since the Denver Nuggets fired Brian Shaw. The Nuggets are retooled with enough young talent to soon make basketball in Denver fun again. Their coach, Michael Malone, is well respected around the league and is held with reverence among difficult players. The Nuggets have been better than expected this year, but are not playoff ready.
However, Denver doesn’t trust the Denver Nuggets. Continue reading “We Can’t Just Trust You Again Denver Nuggets”
Denver Nuggets interim head coach Melvin Hunt is focused on building a lasting foundation for the team—even if he doesn’t end up getting the job. Hunt speaks openly about constructing a singular mindset, creating partnerships with the players and coaches. In his mind, he’s not leading troops into battle—the way some coaches think—but taking on the role of teacher.
In comparing the two Kroenke-owned Pepsi Center franchises, Andre Miller fills the same role on the Denver Nuggets as J.S. Giguere occupies on the Colorado Avalanche. Both players backup key positions, provide experience and are veteran voices in the locker room. Additionally, Giguere and Miller both suddenly find themselves at odds with their first year coaches and could soon be looking for houses in other cities. Continue reading “Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche Need Veterans Affairs Committee”