10 Reasons the Denver Nuggets Can Win It All

Court Zierk@CourtZierkCorrespondent IOctober 13, 2009

10 Reasons the Denver Nuggets Can Win It All

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    DENVER - MAY 29:  Head coach George Karl of the Denver Nuggets looks on against the Los Angeles Lakers in Game Six of the Western Conference Finals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at Pepsi Center on May 29, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expres

10. Johan Petro is better than people think

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    DENVER - MAY 03:  Johan Petro #27 of the Denver Nuggets drives against the defense of Brandon Bass #32 of the Dallas Mavericks in Game One of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at Pepsi Center on May 3, 2009 in Denver, Colorado

9. Ty Lawson is an upgrade over Anthony Carter

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    DETROIT - APRIL 06:  Ty Lawson #5 of the North Carolina Tar Heels looks on against the Michigan State Spartans during the 2009 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball National Championship game at Ford Field on April 6, 2009 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Stre

8 . Joey Graham will replace Kleiza’s minutes and be more effective

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    TORONTO- MAY 1:   Joey Graham #13 of the Toronto Raptors gets one up on Jason Collins #35 of the New Jersey Nets in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2007 NBA Playoffs at Air Canada Centre on May 1, 2007 in Toronto, Ontario, Can

7. Aaron Afflalo is better than Dahntay Jones

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    DALLAS - MARCH 17:  Arron Afflalo of the Detroit Pistons during play against the Dallas Mavericks on March 17, 2009 at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this

6. J.R. Smith will thrive in the starting role and become an All-Star

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    DENVER - MAY 29:  J.R. Smith #1 of the Denver Nuggets reacts against the Los Angeles Lakers in Game Six of the Western Conference Finals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at Pepsi Center on May 29, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowl

5. Chris “Birdman” Anderson was re-signed, and will be re-energized

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    DENVER - MAY 29:  Chris Andersen #11 of the Denver Nuggets looks on against the Los Angeles Lakers in Game Six of the Western Conference Finals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at Pepsi Center on May 29, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly

4. Nene proved he can stay healthy for an entire year

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 19:  Nene #31 of the Denver Nuggets goes up for a dunk over Andrew Bynum #17 of the Los Angeles Lakers in Game One of the Western Conference Finals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on May 19, 2009 in Los Angeles, Califo

3. Kenyon Martin will return to his highlight reel form

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 19:  Kenyon Martin #4 of the Denver Nuggets goes up for a dunk over DJ Mbenga #28 of the Los Angeles Lakers in the second quarter of Game One of the Western Conference Finals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on May 19,

2. Carmelo Anthony is finally ready to dominate and become a top-10 player

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    DENVER - MAY 29:  Carmelo Anthony #15 of the Denver Nuggets looks on in Game Six of the Western Conference Finals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs against the Los Angeles Lakers at Pepsi Center on May 29, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly

1. Chauncey freekin Billups

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    DENVER - MAY 03:  Chauncey Billups #7 of the Denver Nuggets controls the ball as Antoine Wright #21 of the Dallas Mavericks defends in Game One of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at Pepsi Center on May 3, 2009 in Denver, Col