Nuggets Update – Week of April 14th
The Denver Nuggets took a step back in 2013-14, as they went from a playoff
team last season to a club on the outside looking in come playoff time this year. The Nuggets notched the 11th-best record
in the Western Conference this season after posting a 36-46 record. Denver lost some key pieces last offseason when Andre
Iguodala left via free agency and longtime head coach George Karl moved on as well. New head coach Brian Shaw brought in a
completely different style of offense, and it certainly took the team a while to adjust to that. The club was also without
forward Danilo Gallinari all season long as he continues to recover from an injury. Gallo is a quality starter that can help
the team in a variety of ways, so his absence really hurt Denver's playoff hopes this season. The club also saw center JaVale
McGee miss considerable time with injury as well, so he was unable to showcase the development that the organization had hoped.
Nuggets did see a fine season out of point guard Ty Lawson, who picked up a lot of slack throughout the 2013-14 campaign.
Lawson also missed some chunks of time with injuries, though, so it's clear that Denver was bit hard by the injury bug this
season. Kenneth Faried really turned it on in the second half of the season, putting up some huge games. Faried will be a
restricted free agent this offseason and there is some question regarding whether the team plans to match any large offer
sheets the forward may receive. The Nuggets have some roster tweaking to do this offseason, and they'll have a solid draft
pick in a loaded 2014 Draft, so fans should be excited about the possibilities surround this team moving forward.
Update – Week of April 7th
The Denver Nuggets will not play in the postseason out west, but they continue to
fight on down the stretch of the regular season. The Nuggets have had a bit of a disappointing campaign in 2013-14 after a
season in which they lost one of their best players in Andre Iguodala and longtime head coach in George Karl. New head coach
Brian Shaw has to deal with injuries this season as well as his players adjusting to a new system. Denver has had their struggles,
but are never going to give up on the court. They proved that when they dismantled the New Orleans Pelicans last week. The
Nuggets started out with a 40-point fourth quarter and rolled throughout the game all the way to 137 points on the night.
Kenneth Faried was magnificent in this game, dropping 34 points and adding 34 points and a trio of blocks. Faried has been
a monster during the second half of the season, and the Nuggets have benefited from his tough play inside. Aaron Brooks, who
has really come on as of late, chipping 24 points off the bench thanks to an efficient 9 of 12 shooting.
lost a heartbreaker to Houston later in the week, falling in overtime to the Rockets squad. The Rockets are firmly in the
postseason in the Western Conference, but the Nuggets gave them all they could handle on this day. Brooks played incredibly
well in this game, dropping 24 points, eight boards and 15 assists. Brooks got the start and played 47 minutes in this contest;
not bad for a guy that has bounced around the league quite a bit in recent years. The Nuggets will continue to fight for every
win they can get their hands on as the season nears its end.
Nuggets Update – Week of March 31st
Denver Nuggets will continue to fight hard down the stretch this season, but they did not help their cause last week by dropping
all three games. However, all three of the Nuggets' games last week came against the top two teams in the Western Conference.
The Nuggets dropped their first game of the week to the Oklahoma City Thunder, who are one of the top teams in the entire
National Basketball Association and a legitimate title contender. The Thunder started the game with a 41-point first quarter
and Denver was never able to recover from that point barrage. Kevin Durant had 27 for OKC and Caron Butler chipped in 23 points
off the bench. Denver point guard Ty Lawson did everything he could to urge his team to victory, scoring 25 points and dropping
seven assists in the game, but he did not get enough help to mount a comeback on the Thunder.
Later in the week Denver
took on the San Antonio Spurs for a home and home. The first game was played in San Antonio, and the Nuggets actually played
better in this game than they did at home. The Spurs are the best team in the Western Conference right now, as they did not
lose a single game in the month of March, but the Nuggets were able to come within five points by the time the final horn
sounded. Tim Duncan was simply too much for the Nuggets in this contest, as the ageless veteran dropped 29 points and 13 rebounds
while chipping in five assists as well. Aaron Brooks had himself his best game of the season for the Nuggets, dropping 25
points of his own, but it was not enough to outdo Duncan and the Spurs. The Nuggets would drop their next game against San
Antonio as well.
Nuggets Update – Week of March 24th
The Denver Nuggets are on the outside looking
in when it comes to the playoff picture in the Western Conference, but that is not going to stop them from playing as hard
as they can down the stretch in 2013-14. The Nuggets played well last week, winning three of their four contests. The Nuggets
kicked off the week with a big victory over the Los Angeles Clippers. The Clippers are one of the best teams in the Western
Conference, so this victory should serve as a big confidence booster for Denver. Denver forward Kenneth Faried continued his
solid play of late, scoring 18 points and grabbing 16 rebounds. Faried has been all over the boards recently, looking more
like the inside beast that Denver fans remember from last season. JJ Hickson had a big game for Denver off the bench, posting
21 points (9 of 14 shooting) and 11 rebounds. The Nuggets did enough to overcome 29 points from Clippers point guard Chris
Later in the week the Nuggets got another win against a likely playoff team when they took down the Washington
Wizards. The Wizards are a team on the rise in the Eastern Conference, and they gave the Nuggets a good fight, as Denver was
only able to pull out the victory by a mere two points. Kenneth Faried played well yet again, notching 20 points and collecting
eight boards in the game. Randy Foye also had a solid game, starting next to Ty Lawson at the two-guard spot after spending
a couple of weeks filling in for Lawson at the point. Lawson did not play great in this game, but it's a great sign for the
Nuggets that they can beat a quality opponent even with their best player having an off night.
– Week of March 17th
The Denver Nuggets split their four games last week, winning two of those contests. The
Nuggets are a bit of a long shot to make the postseason in the Western Conference, but that has not stopped this team from
giving it their all on the hardwood. They showed that on March 14th when they were able to take down the reigning NBA Champion
Miami Heat. The Nuggets got a nice game from forward Kenneth Faried in this game, as the Manimal racked up 24 points and 10
rebounds. Faried has been a bit inconsistent in 2013-14, but he seems to be coming on lately. There were even rumors swirling
earlier in the year that the Nuggets may look to move the energetic big man, but perhaps those were nothing more than rumors.
Ty Lawson's return to the team from injury has helped Denver quite a bit, and he was able to notch nine assists and four steals
against the Heat. Miami could not complete their comeback effort in the contest despite a 36-point fourth quarter. LeBron
James was able to rack up 21 points, six rebounds and six assists in the game, but it was not enough to push the champs over
Denver got another win last week when they took down the Orlando Magic. While the Magic are a young team that
is in a rebuilding process, Denver can't bat an eye at any victory. Faried had another fantastic game in this one, notching
26 points to go along with nine boards. Wilson Chandler notched a double-double in this game with 21 points and 10 rebounds.
J.J. Hickson had a nice performance off the bench, putting up 20 points and nine rebounds. Lawson racked up a double-double
as well, thank to 17 points and 12 assists.
Nuggets Update – Week of March 10th
The Denver Nuggets
got two wins against Western Conference opponents last week, the first coming against the Dallas Mavericks. The Nuggets got
point guard Ty Lawson back from injury recently, and that has given this team a big boost. They still sit on the outside of
the playoff picture looking in, but the team will continue to fight down the stretch this season. Lawson has hit the ground
running since his return from injury, and led the way against the Mavericks. The former Tar Heel dropped 20 points to go with
six rebounds and seven assists in this contest, while Wilson Chandler chipped in 21 points of his own. It's clear that Denver
is a different team with Lawson running the show, as he has broken into the upper echelon of point guards in the National
Basketball Association. The Mavericks did not go down without a fight in this game, as Dirk Nowitzki 27 points, but Denver
was able to secure a five-point victory.
The team's second win of the week came against a Los Angeles Lakers team that
is admittedly struggling right now, but the Nuggets will take any wins that come their way. Lawson exploded in this game to
the tune of 30 points and a whopping 17 assists, abusing the Lakers at every turn. Lawson has really developed since coming
into the league, and he's a legitimate star player on the pro level. Kenneth Faried has a monster game for Denver as well,
dropped 32 points and grabbing 14 rebounds. The Manimal has been a bit inconsistent this season, but he is still one of the
most energetic players in the NBA. The Nuggets will look to build on the momentum of these two victories and get back up over
the.500 mark as soon as possible.
Nuggets Update – Week of March 3rd
The Denver Nuggets continued
to struggle last week, losing all three of their contests. Two of their losses came at the hands of the Portland Trail Blazers,
and while Denver played Portland tough in both of those games it always hurts to lose twice to a team in such a small time
frame. In the first match-up with the Blazers, the Nuggets entered the fourth quarter with a significant deficit that they
nearly erased, ultimately falling by a score of 100-95. Denver forward J.J. Hickson was a beast on the boards in this game,
pulling down a monstrous 25 rebounds, but struggled in his shooting from the field (6 of 16). Randy Foye continued his solid
play filling it at the point for injured Ty Lawson, but it was not quite enough to push the Nuggets over the top. Portland
got 31 points, seven rebounds and nine assists from a red-hot Damian Lillard, who has been playing out of his mind lately.
second contest in which Denver faced Portland last week saw the return of Blazers star forward LaMarcus Aldridge. Aldridge
was solid in his return from an injury, notching 16 points and seven boards, but this Portland win came as a result of stellar
play all around from the Blazers. Nine players scored at least seven points for Portland in this one, and the bench played
very well in the contest. Denver saw six players score in double figures, but it was not enough as the Blazers edged them
out by a score of 102-96 despite the Nuggets again winning the fourth quarter. The good news for Denver is that they'll have
star point guard Ty Lawson back in the lineup going forward. It's clear that they're a much different and better team when
the UNC product is one the floor.
Nuggets Update – Week of February 17th
The Denver Nuggets are
on the outside looking in when it comes to the Western Conference playoffs right now, and the team is looking to make a move
for one of the final spots in the postseason. The team is hoping to get back point guard Ty Lawson from a rib injury as soon
as possible, as he is the best player on this Denver team, and as the cog that makes this offense go his presence is certainly
missed. The Nuggets headed into the All-Star break with a string of four consecutive losses, the last one coming at the hands
of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Denver was abused by Minnesota power forward Kevin Love, who narrowly missed out on a triple-double
when he posted 32 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists in the contest. Love is one of the premier big men in the game and
perhaps the craftiest rebounder in the National Basketball Association right now. Denver's Jordan Hamilton was a bright spot
for the Nuggets in this one, as he dropped 16 points, six rebounds and seven assists off the bench. Hamilton is a young player
with considerable promise that could see more run in the second half of the season for Denver.
The Nuggets came out
of the All-Star break and hosted the Phoenix Suns. Denver hung tough in this one, forcing overtime, but ultimately Phoenix
came out on top. The Suns have been one of the NBA's biggest surprise teams in 2013-14, and they look like they might have
enough staying power to reach the postseason on the competitive Western Conference. Phoenix's Gerald Green was unstoppable
in this particular contest, as he dropped a game-high 36 points on Denver. Denver forward Kenneth Faried had himself a game
in this one, notching 21 points, 10 boards and three steals, but it wasn't enough to propel the Nuggets to victory.
Nuggets Update – Week of February 10th
The Denver Nuggets are still trying to find their way this season,
and they continued to show their inconsistency this past week. The Nuggets started the week out with a bang by defeating the
Los Angeles Clippers, one of the best teams in the Western Conference, at home by a one-point margin. Los Angeles was without
star point guard Chris Paul, but that does not diminish the value on this victory. Forward Kenneth Faried led Denver in scoring
in this contest, posting 28 points on an ultra-efficient 11 of 13 shooting from the floor. Faried also added 11 rebounds,
three assists and a pair of blocks to round out his night. Point guard Ty Lawson posted 27 points in the game as he continued
what has been a great season for the former North Carolina Tar Heel. This game came down to the wire, with Clippers forward
Blake Griffin keeping his team in it with 36 points on the night, but the Nuggets were able to sink the Clippers thanks to
a buzzer-beating three-pointer courtesy of Randy Foye. This was one of the most exciting finishes of the season for Denver,
as well as a huge momentum win.
However, just when it looked like things were on the upswing for this Nuggets team,
disaster struck. Lawson went down with a broken rib against the Detroit Pistons and is expected to be out until after the
All-Star break. Without Lawson, the Nuggets were unable to prevail against a struggling Pistons team that has since fired
their head coach. Randy Foye and Wilson Chandler both scoring at least 20 points in the game, but the Denver defense was nowhere
to be found as the Pistons racked up a staggering 126 points on the night. Detroit point guard Brandon Jennings led the way
for the Pistons with 35 points and 12 assists. Going forward, the Nuggets will have to figure out a way to play well without
their best player as Lawson gets healthy.
The Denver Nuggets - Schedule in 2013-14
The Denver Nuggets
will be mining for victories all season long as they face off with some of the best teams in the league at the Pepsi Center
in 2013-14. The Nuggets have a solid overall roster that features one of the deepest collections of talent in the National
Basketball Association. The Nuggets have their sights set on yet another playoff run this season, but they're going to have
to play consistent basketball throughout the long 82-game season to pull that off. The Nuggets play in the Northwest Division
in the Western Conference of the NBA, a division that features some of the best teams in the league. The Nuggets were able
to finish second in the division last season, notching a 57-25 record on their way to the third seed in the conference's playoffs.
The Nuggets have experienced some significant changes in the off-season, though, most notably at the head coaching position.
Brian Shaw is now at the helm of this team. Fans might see some changes in style of play and philosophy on the court, but
the fact remains that the Nuggets have a plethora of good players ready to tear things up on the hardwood. Denver will look
for point guard Ty Lawson to lead this team, something that the speedy Lawson is certainly capable of. This should be another
good season for the Nuggets, but they've got to play well when the toughest match-ups arise on their home schedule. That's
why it would benefit to have their fans flock to the Pepsi Center for the biggest games of the season in order to support
The Nuggets will definitely have any and all match-ups with the Oklahoma City Thunder circled on their calendars
this season. The Thunder won the division title last season and look like the favorite to do so yet again in 2013-14. The
Thunder made it to the NBA Finals just two seasons ago, and they appear to be a legitimate title contender again this time
around. If the Nuggets are going to unseat OKC as the top team in the Northwest, then they're going to have to defeat them
at the Pepsi Center multiple times this season. That is easier said than done, but the first order of business for the Nuggets
will be to try to slow down offensive maven Kevin Durant. Durant can score from just about anywhere on the court, but he's
also a facilitator on offense and a good rebounder. Durant really has no weakness in his game, so Denver will have to throw
their entire game plan at him. If Denver can emerge victorious from some of the match-ups with OKC at the Pepsi Center this
season, it would go a long way in the divisional race.
Another team that the Nuggets have to worry about is the Portland
Trail Blazers. The Blazers were a mediocre team in 2012-13, but things have changed this season. The Blazers appear to be
a real threat in the Northwest Division in 2013-14, thanks largely in part to the season that LaMarcus Aldridge is putting
together. Aldridge has become a double-double machine and a guy capable of posting 30 points on any given night. He is flanked
by emerging star guard Damian Lillard, who was voted as the Rookie of the Year last season. These two star players have a
nice third option with them in Nicolas Batum, an elite defender capable of knocking down threes and having some big games
when needed. The Nuggets are going to have to take down the Blazers more often than not at home this season to get a good
hold on at least the second spot in the divisional ranks.
The Denver Nuggets are a professional
basketball organization that is a part of the National Basketball Association. The Nuggets play in the Northwest Division
of the Western Conference, and battle it out with the Portland Trail Blazers, Utah Jazz, Minnesota Timberwolves and Oklahoma
City Thunder for the division title each and every season. The Nuggets had a very solid 2012-13 season, but made a coaching
change in the off-season, bringing in longtime Lakers assistant Brian Shaw. Shaw is going to try to get this team over the
hump this season, looking to bolster them to the upper echelon of the Western Conference. The Nuggets have a star player in
point guard Ty Lawson, a small but speedy spark plug that has emerged as one of the best players in the league as his position.
The show starts with Lawson, but he needs his supporting cast to step up and make this team a legitimate contender in the
NBA basketball is incredibly exciting to watch, especially if you're
right there in the arena come tip off. While watching the game on TV can be fun, it pales in comparison to the experience
of seeing the best athletes in the world showcase their skills in person. The roar of the crowd will show the excitement in
the air, and you'll find yourself seeing why so many sports fans head out to arenas all over the country to see NBA action
Where did current Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson attend college?
is the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The Denver Nuggets are a franchise of
the National Basketball Association, where basketball's elite come together to compete for the NBA Championship. The Nuggets
were founded in 1967 as a member of the American Basketball Association before joining the NBA as a part of the ABA-NBA merger
in 1976. The Nuggets have never been to the NBA Finals, though they're looking to change that fact this season as they hit
the court for another year of great hoops action.
Fans of the Denver Nuggets love to get out
to the Pepsi Center to be a part of a game. A lot can be gained from having a great home-court advantage, and it's evident
that Denver fans are well aware of this. Join them in the stands to cheer on the Nuggets this season.