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.

Link: The downfall of the Denver Nuggets

What’s wrong with the Denver Nuggets? It’s a loaded question, and one we’ll be doing our best to answer all season. One outstanding report from ESPN’s Kevin Arnovitz shines the light on poor management, dissecting the league-wide view of why one of the proudest franchises in the NBA has sunk so low, so fast. Be […]

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 […]

Rapid Reaction: Sacramento Kings 131, Denver Nuggets 109

The Nuggets were not in this game from the first whistle. This looks like how I expect the 76ers to look in late March. Things are bad and it’s hard to even imagine a light at the end of the tunnel. More depressing notes below… Denver Nuggets 109 Final Recap | Box Score 131 Sacramento […]

Rapid Reaction: Denver Nuggets 105 Sacramento Kings 110

The Nuggets shoot 39% en route to their second straight loss and are now 1-2 on the season. Check out the grades below and a few of my thoughts on what’s going wrong. Hint: it’s everything.

An optimist’s guide to the 2014-15 Denver Nuggets

Over the years I’ve gathered this sneaking suspicion that I — and to some extend Roundball Mining Company — have developed a reputations as a cynic. I’ve never really debunked this sentiment, as there are a lot worse things in this world to be called than cynical (many of which I’ve also been called), however […]

Roundball Roundtable: Preseason predictions poll

With the 2014-15 regular season right around the corner, we at RMC figured it was about time for some good ol’ fashioned preseason predictions — you know, MVP, total wins, Sixth Man, the whole nine yards. But more importantly we wanted to look ahead, to irrationally predict the zeitgeist of the Denver Nuggets come June […]

5-on-5: Player predictions

With the 2014-15 regular season creeping closer each day, we figure it’s only right we start making totally unsupported predictions about where the Denver Nuggets fit into the grand scheme of the NBA. But before we get into playoffs, records and awards, we must first analyze the players that will ultimately determine how successful this […]

2014-15 Denver Nuggets minutes projections: Don’t expect the rookies to get much burn

Predicting the distribution of minutes for any NBA team is in many ways a doomed venture from the start. One need look no further than the 2013-14 Nuggets to find ample evidence of a team’s inherent unpredictability. A whopping four torn ACLs, an unexpected player-coach meltdown involving seasoned veteran Andre Miller, the addition of Aaron […]

Lawson clowns Harden’s defense – can he back it up?

Ty Lawson put the smackdown on James Harden via his Instagram feed last week, and to date, Harden has made no response. Smells like Lawson may be on to something. Plenty of players in the NBA get by on lackluster defense. This article posted on House of Houston comments on Harden’s defense, but also notes Nuggets […]

Reports: Nurkic, Green signings to top off Nuggets roster at 15 players

Barring any further trades which would open up additional roster spots, the Denver Nuggets may well be finished with free agency this offseason. Today it was reported by Mark Deeks of ShameSports.com that Denver has signed first round draft pick Jusuf Nurkic following the successful completion of a buyout with his Croatian team earlier this […]

2014 NBA Draft: Three sleeper picks for the Nuggets

The draft is just two days away, and with it comes the beginning of a new NBA season in earnest. We’ve already covered the basics pretty extensively — with a full roster hopefully returning to health, the Nuggets don’t have a ton of room to add prospects. Bearing that limited (immediate) flexibility in mind, it’s […]

Grading Tim Connelly’s first year as Denver Nuggets General Manager

On June 17 last year, the Nuggets announced that Tim Connelly had been tapped to take the helm of Denver’s front office. In the month preceding his hiring, owner Josh Kroenke had overseen a turbulent start to Denver’s offseason, and Connelly joined a Nuggets organization reckoning with the startling departure of Masai Ujiri for Toronto […]