Rapid Reaction: Los Angeles Clippers 106, Denver Nuggets 109

From an amazing first half, to a ridiculously dreary 3rd quarter, followed by a crazy, technical laden 4th quarter, the Nuggets pulled out a very entertaining win. The Nuggets were able to pull together in the 4th quarter to make up for their offense’s inefficiency in the 3rd quarter, which made the difference at the end of the […]

3-on-3: Taking stock

With over a quarter of the 2014-2015 NBA season in the books, we’re ready to give the Denver Nuggets their first progress report of the year. Joining us for an early season 3-on-3 is special guest Aaron Lopez. Although he’s moved on from the Nuggets beat, Aaron covered the team for the Associated Press, Rocky […]

Rapid Reaction: Denver Nuggets 102 Miami Heat 82

The Nuggets snapped a four game skid with a blowout victory over the Miami Heat. Playing their fourth game in six nights, the Heat stalled out in the second half against an energized Nuggets team. Denver moves to 10-12 on the season and 6-4 at home.

Image breakdown: Raptors confuse Nuggets for pivotal basket

It wasn’t a game winner, but Patrick Patterson’s wide open three with 30 seconds left in regulation basically sealed the deal for the eventual Toronto Raptors overtime win. The Nuggets had just got a huge basket from Arron Afflalo to go up 102-99, and they failed to fully grasp the situation coming back on the […]

Treacherous Trifecta: The Denver Nuggets’ three biggest problems through 18 games (and how to fix them!)

After a disastrous 1-6 start where Murphy’s Law was in full effect, the Denver Nuggets have turned 180 degrees. These days rather than everything going wrong, almost everything is running smoothly. The Nuggets are 7-3 in their last 10 games and Brian Shaw appears to have found a series of rotations that are working effectively. […]

Rapid Reaction: Portland Trailblazers 105, Denver Nuggets 103

In what ended up becoming one of the more exciting games this season the Nuggets took the Blazers down to the wire yet fell short in the end. Lawson had a standout performance as did Wilson Chandler. Unfortunately, neither outperformed LaMarcus Aldridge and the Blazers as whole. Portland Trail Blazers 105 Final Recap | Box […]

Rapid Reaction: Denver Nuggets 114, Chicago Bulls 109

The Denver Nuggets won their fifth straight game against the Bulls on Tuesday. Ty Lawson broke Kirk Hinrich’s ankles on an assist (yes, you heard that correctly) and Danilo Gallinari made a ridiculous shot that should have counted even though it didn’t (confusing, I know). Finally the Nuggets are actually fun to watch again. More […]

Rapid Reaction: Denver Nuggets 107 Oklahoma City Thunder 100

The Denver Nuggets are on a winning streak as they best the Thunder of Oklahoma City for a 107-100 win. Grades and commentary are posted below.

Notes on the Arnovitz piece

As Charlie posted on Monday, ESPN.com’s Kevin Arnovitz has composed a fantastic dissection of the Denver Nuggets organization under Josh Kroenke. To echo what Charlie said, there’s a lot to digest. This is no light bread-and-butter appetizer, but rather a savory meat and potatoes entree. It’s heavy and sometimes difficult to swallow, but without question […]

Rapid Reaction: Denver Nuggets 108 Indiana Pacers 87

The Nuggets beat the Pacers in blowout fashion for their first win in over 2 weeks. Denver is now 1-0 on a 3 game road swing that will take them to New York and Cleveland next. 

The plane has crashed into the mountain

The Denver Nuggets are a bad basketball team. Maybe the worst. That’s not just a hot sportz take, it’s a careful distillation of all the evidence surrounding a franchise in turmoil. Ever since the failed re-tooling and re-branding of a 57-win team, the Nuggets have followed the natural progression of a rudderless franchise at odds […]

Recap: Portland Trailblazers 130, Denver Nuggets 113

Following in Charlie’s footsteps from a few nights back when he decided to forgo player grades, I too refuse to grade anybody’s performance this game as it’s not seeing the forest for the trees, so to speak. Doing a traditional recap at this point is nothing but persnickety. Instead I will write something I was […]

Image Breakdown: Denver’s defunct perimeter defense

If you’ve been paying any attention to the Nuggets through the first handful of games this season you’ve likely noticed a few frightening patterns. One of those is the team’s absolute refusal to play anything remotely resembling defense in any shape or form, which is detailed below in a guest post by fellow Nuggets fan […]