Back When the Denver Nuggets were Hipster Cool

Counterculture in the NBA is almost non-existent. The league thrives on three tiers: the elite teams with a superstar (or three), the good teams going nowhere and the bad teams hoping to win the lottery. Continue reading “Back When the Denver Nuggets were Hipster Cool”

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The Colorado All-Star Roster From Manning to Tulo

The Major League Baseball All-Star game is the last exhibition of star talents that still holds great weight. The NFL’s Pro Bowl and NHL’s talented contests are little more than skills competitions, while the NBA continues to align all-star rosters to a few teams. While MLB may foolishly decide home field advantage in the World Series based on this game, the games classic matchups continue to provide a mystical quality in the combining of National League rosters versus the American League. Continue reading “The Colorado All-Star Roster From Manning to Tulo”

In the Mind of Andre Iguodala, Denver Nuggets Were a Pretender

Dagger! That’s what Andre Iguodala sent through the Golden State Warriors back on November 29th last season, when he shot a three pointer at the buzzer for the Denver Nuggets, only to have it waived off after the video review. Defeat in the sight of victory is now a familiar sight for the Nuggets in terms of Golden State. First, the Oakland based team upset the Nuggets in the first round of the playoffs, now they have stolen away the teams only all-star, Iguodala. The Olympic Gold Medalist agreed to aid the Golden State Warriors for the next four years, shunning a more generous offer from the Nuggets. Continue reading “In the Mind of Andre Iguodala, Denver Nuggets Were a Pretender”

History Shows Downside to Denver Nuggets’ Coach Brian Shaw

The Denver Nuggets traded in Coach of the Year, George Karl, for Coach of the Future, Brian Shaw. Now an organization trying to rebuild itself has to ask what it will take to get Back to the Future; on pace with the 57 win team of this year. While Brian Shaw said the right things at his opening press conference, and has the right endorsements, from the Kobe Bryant’s of the world, Nuggets fans should be wary. Continue reading “History Shows Downside to Denver Nuggets’ Coach Brian Shaw”

Denver Nuggets President Josh Kroenke Acting Like Wizard

The Denver Nuggets have cleared out General Manager Masai Ujiri and Head Coach George Karl. While President Josh Kroenke looked to answer questions about the moves, he has not given a new direction to fans. Where are the Nuggets heading and is Kroenke the man to lead the new team? Continue reading “Denver Nuggets President Josh Kroenke Acting Like Wizard”

Denver Nuggets: Masai Ujiri Exits, For Better or Worse?

 

The Denver Nuggets may still right the ship after losing General Manager Masai Ujiri to the Toronto Raptors. Fans are disgusted with President Josh Kroenke’s inability to keep the man responsible for transforming the Nuggets, but there is still time for the organization to save face. The same swell of disapproval erupted in 2010 when then Executive of the Year Mark Warkentien was expelled with the rest of the front office; a move the Denver Post’s Mark Kizsla claims drove Carmelo Anthony out of town. Is the new Nuggets’ brass capable of continuing the Nuggets renaissance? Continue reading “Denver Nuggets: Masai Ujiri Exits, For Better or Worse?”

Momentum Swing: Denver Nuggets trumped by Golden State Warriors

The Golden State Warriors’ battled hard to take a 2-1 series lead over the Denver Nuggets with a 110-108 victory in Oakland. In an attempt to defy the popular perception that basketball games are decided in the last few minutes, this article attempts to track momentum in the Game 3 of the series. The ability to carry momentum and stop momentum is as important in basketball as making free throws.

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Denver Nuggets Cast of Looney Tunes Bringing Joy in Results

The Denver Nuggets are competing for the third playoff seed in the West with the Memphis Grizzles and Los Angeles Clippers. The cast of characters on Denver is deep with contrasting personalities from Ty Lawson to Javale McGee. The best way to describe this band of players attempting to defy the establishment: Looney Tunes. Continue reading “Denver Nuggets Cast of Looney Tunes Bringing Joy in Results”

Denver Nuggets Coach George Karl: King of the Court or Lord of the Manor?

In the fly-over basketball city known as Denver, Colorado, NBA fans are hungry for relevancy. With a talented young team of rising stars in a post Carmelo Anthony city, the Nuggets are improving, but not an elite team yet. This anxiety has once again turned on the Nuggets head coach, who has over 400 wins with the franchise and is the eighth winningest coach in NBA history. Is George Karl a King of the Court? Is he a master strategist in the NBA, best capable of balancing the young immature egos of rising role players? Or is Karl Lord of the Manor, the elder statesman happy to cash in on an easy paycheck, a playoff team and lowered expectations holding the Nuggets back? Continue reading “Denver Nuggets Coach George Karl: King of the Court or Lord of the Manor?”