In their first season in the post-George Karl era, the Denver Nuggets won 21 fewer games than the year before and missed the playoffs for the first time since 2003.
The disappointment appeared to be due in large part to a coaching change the players never appeared to get used to, the loss of Andre Iguodala and, of course, injuries.
That's not to say the season was a total failure, though. Denver did still show some flashes of the old, exciting Nuggets. And if the team can manage to stay healthy next season, it should be able to improve on the 36-46 record posted in 2013-14.
That will be just one item on Denver's checklist for how to get back into the playoffs.