The Denver Nuggets are struggling to reach the playoffs once again. After the last season, and failing to enter the postseason, Nuggets fans were hoping that their team is going to improve and provide some playoff basketball, after a long time.
However, it appears that this isn’t going to happen. Mike Malone’s boys are losing pace, and No. 8 seed looks a bit distant from them. Experts were predicting that Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray are going to become a wonder duo, which is going to guide the team from Colorado through the challenges of the NBA.
That turned out to be true at some point, but not anymore. Indeed these two young guys had a superb season, but the support from the rest of the players was just too weak. And when we add the fact that Paul Millsap picked up an early-season injury, which removed him from the court for a long time, it is more clear why the team isn’t doing great.
Also, we need to say that Nuggets executives made several bad decisions which hugely affected the current state of the franchize. One of the best rookies this season, and the undisputed leaders of Utah Jazz, Donovan Mitchell, was drafted by the Nuggets, and then traded to Salt Lake City for Trey Lyles and pick No. 24, Tyler Lydon. So at this stage, Malone and his team are not capable of being serious playoff contenders.