Five things to watch this offseason

Last season was one to forget for the Denver Nuggets. 2014-2015 saw the Nuggets lose 50 games and finish with a losing record at home for the first time since 2002-2003. Home attendance plummeted to 28th in the league from a respectable 19th in 2014 and 14th 2013, a franchise-best 57-win season. TV ratings also fell off […]

RCotW: Pain and gain

Welcome to the Reader Comment of the Week, a recurring series where we’ll highlight voices from Roundball Mining Company community found in our forum, comments section, in e-mails and through Twitter rants. This week’s comment comes courtesy of Randy Marsh:   5 in a row! And we are 4 games out of the playoffs with more […]

Rapid Reaction: Denver Nuggets 101 Chicago Bulls 106

It was a heartbreaking loss for the Nuggets tonight after a solid first half full of energy and effort.  In the end, the deteriorating interior defense and the star power of Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler was just too much to overcome as the Bulls knocked off the Nuggets 106-101.  Hopefully the momentum from tonight’s […]

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.

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 […]

RCotW: Managing Minutes

Welcome to the Reader Comment of the Week, a recurring series where we’ll highlight voices from Roundball Mining Company community found in our forum, comments section, in e-mails and through Twitter rants. This week’s comment comes courtesy of Nugman: Although the Nugs are obviously playing better, I’m still really concerned about Shaws ability to manage games. […]

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.

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. 

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 […]

Rapid Reaction: Shame

Note: I’m switching to more of a free-form recap format as the general nature of the game and the team at large demand it. Individual grades and analysis of the micro problems fly in the face of the overwhelming macro issues currently plaguing the team. We’ll return to to the rapid reaction format next time.

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.