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Ranking the Top 25 Players in Denver Nuggets History
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The Denver Nuggets have gone through several ups and downs since they were called the Rockets as a member of the ABA in 1967, but they have made the postseason 33 times in their 46-year history.

In players who barely even experienced the NBA to guys still on the court today, the Nuggets have continuously found some of basketball's greatest competitors.

There are a few factors to consider when ranking the top 25 Nuggets players of all time: 

  1. How much the player contributed statistically combined with how much his team won. It's important that he brought the production on a consistent basis, but it must have turned into team success on the floor.
  2. How many seasons or games the player spent in Denver. Some of the greatest players to put on a Nuggets jersey only did so for a limited amount of time, which ultimately lowers their grading. 
  3. How many All-Star appearances and NBA or ABA awards the player received. This can be the X-factor when deciding who is positioned higher between two players.

Let's dive into nearly half a century of Nuggets hoops and figure out who made the top 25 and who is the No. 1 player.

 

(All statistics and Nuggets records are courtesy of basketball-reference.com.)

 

 

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