The Denver Nuggets look like a legitimate contender entering the season, but their road to the playoffs will be far from easy. The Nuggets have the misfortune of playing in the NBA’s Northwest Division, easily the most formidable division in the league.
Outside of the Nuggets, the Northwest Division is comprised of the Minnesota Timberwolves, Oklahoma City Thunder, Portland Trail Blazers and Utah Jazz. Every one of those teams has the talent to compete for a playoff spot, and they should not be underestimated.
Fortunately, the Nuggets are more than capable of competing with their fellow division rivals, especially with a revamped roster that looks to be one of the best Denver teams ever.
The Nuggets’ depth chart looks as follows:
Point Guard: Ty Lawson / Andre Miller / Julyan Stone
Shooting Guard: Andre Iguodala / Corey Brewer / Evan Fournier
Small Forward: Danilo Gallinari / Wilson Chandler / Jordan Hamilton
Power Forward: Kenneth Faried / Anthony Randolph / Quincy Miller
Center: JaVale McGee / Kosta Koufos / Timofey Mozgov