Nuggets vs Lakers – Lakers Defensive Philosophy

The Los Angeles Lakers are a very good defensive team.  A big part of that is they do a good job of forcing their opponent to go to their second and third option on offense thus encouraging their opponent attempt low percentage shots.  Against the Nuggets L.A. will attempt to pack the paint and close […]

Rapid Reaction: Denver Nuggets 106 Oklahoma City Thunder 101

Denver Nuggets 106 Final Recap | Box Score 101 Oklahoma City Thunder Kenneth Faried, F 28 MIN | 6-9 FG | 1-7 FT | 10 REB | 2 AST | 13 PTS | 0 Outside of some really poor free throw shooting, Faried was the player of the game. He made game-saving play after game-saving […]

Rapid Reaction: Denver Nuggets 118 Phoenix Suns 107

Denver Nuggets 118 Final Recap | Box Score 107 Phoenix Suns Kenneth Faried, F 27 MIN | 9-13 FG | 0-0 FT | 13 REB | 2 AST | 18 PTS | +22 There’s not much to explain here. Faried dominated the game and yet he only played 26 minutes! Offensively, he continues to get […]

Rapid Reaction: Los Angeles Clippers 104, Denver Nuggets 98

Los Angeles Clippers 104 Final Recap | Box Score 98 Denver Nuggets Kenneth Faried, F 25 MIN | 4-6 FG | 4-7 FT | 6 REB | 0 AST | 12 PTS | -10 We all love to praise Faried. For a rookie taken 22nd in the 2011 NBA Draft, he’s been impressive. But it’s […]

Recent Realizations About the Denver Nuggets

Since a disappointing loss in New Orleans that left many fans fearing the Denver Nuggets would be sitting at home when the playoffs began the Nuggets have won five of seven games and solidified their position as a playoff team.  The biggest of those five victories came in Houston at the expense of a desperate […]

Rapid Reaction: Denver Nuggets 105 Houston Rockets 102

Denver Nuggets 105 Final Recap | Box Score 102 Houston Rockets Kenneth Faried, F 22 MIN | 2-5 FG | 0-0 FT | 4 REB | 1 AST | 4 PTS | 0 Even in a pretty forgettable overall performance, Faried still produced four or five of the most memorable highlight plays of the night. […]

Nuggets at Lakers Q & A with Brian Kamenetzky of Land O’Lakers [Updated]

In preparation for the big tilt tonight between the Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Lakers I had the opportunity to exchange questions and Answers with Brian Kamenetzky, one half of the famous Kamenetzky brothers who have been covering the Lakers for years and who now run Land O’Lakers on ESPN Los Angeles.  You can head on over […]

Rapid Reaction: Denver Nuggets 123 Golden State Warriors 84

Golden State Warriors 84 Final Recap | Box Score 123 Denver Nuggets Kenneth Faried, F 24 MIN | 12-18 FG | 3-3 FT | 17 REB | 1 AST | 27 PTS | +33 Complete and utter domination. Faried set new career highs in points, rebounds, field goals made, and field goals attempted in just […]

Rapid Reaction: Denver Nuggets 97 Golden State Warriors 112

Denver Nuggets 97 Final Recap | Box Score 112 Golden State Warriors Kenneth Faried, F 21 MIN | 0-2 FG | 1-4 FT | 4 REB | 2 AST | 1 PTS | -11 I’m still trying to figure out why Faried didn’t see any meaningful time past the start of the game. He’s suffered […]

Rapid Reaction: Denver Nuggets 104 Orlando Magic 101

Denver Nuggets 104 Final Recap | Box Score 101 Orlando Magic Corey Brewer, SF 32 MIN | 3-9 FG | 1-2 FT | 2 REB | 2 AST | 8 PTS | 0 I find Brewer’s night tough to evaluate, but he did follow up one of his best games of the season with another […]

Rapid Reaction: Denver Nuggets 108 Chicago Bulls 91

Denver Nuggets 108 Final Recap | Box Score 91 Chicago Bulls Wilson Chandler, SF 35 MIN | 3-10 FG | 1-1 FT | 7 REB | 4 AST | 7 PTS | +19 Offensively, he was bad. Chandler made only three of his ten attempts and nearly all of them were incredibly difficult or ill […]

Nuggets Lacking Passers

The Denver Nuggets possess one of the more efficient offenses in the NBA (currently fifth in the league in offensive efficiency).  It is an equal opportunity offense that requires players who can create scoring opportunities for their teammates.  The bad news is they are running low on players who are good passers.

Rapid Reaction: Denver Nuggets 95 Dallas Mavericks 112

Dallas Mavericks 112 FinalRecap | Box Score 95 Denver Nuggets Kenneth Faried, F 25 MIN | 3-7 FG | 3-4 FT | 5 REB | 1 AST | 9 PTS | -17 Quite simply it was Faried’s worst defensive performance yet. Faried has been great defending the post but looked lost against a player of […]

George Karl’s 240 Minute Dilemma

Ty Lawson, Arron Afflalo, Danilo Gallinari, Kenneth Faried, Timofey Mozgov, Andre Miller, Corey Brewer, Rudy Fernandez, Wilson Chandler, Al Harrington, JaVale McGee, Kosta Koufos, Chris Andersen.  Those players average a combined 268 minutes per game.  In case you were wondering there are only 240 minutes in a regulation NBA game and that 268 figure is […]

Nuggets sign Wilson Chandler for 5 years, $37 million

Closure can be a wonderful thing. One of the stranger free agent pursuits in recent history has finally come to an end. As first reported by the Denver Post, restricted free agent Wilson Chandler agreed to a five year contract with the Nuggets worth $37 million. There’s no doubt this is a big win for […]

Rapid Reaction: Denver Nuggets 98 Boston Celtics 91

Boston Celtics 91 Final Recap | Box Score 98 Denver Nuggets Kenneth Faried, F 24 MIN | 5-5 FG | 8-8 FT | 16 REB | 1 AST | 18 PTS | +9 By halftime, Faried had 11 rebounds while the entire dead-legged Celtics team had 12. He turned in a career night in only […]

Analyzing the Nene for JaVale McGee Trade

In order to wrap my head around the trade that sent longtime Denver Nugget Maybyner “Nene” Hilario to the Washington Wizards I had to compartmentalize my thoughts and feelings into several different categories.  I will go through them one at a time in order to attempt to break down a trade that took everyone by […]