Denver Nuggets 2017-18 Season Preview

Denver is making the playoffs this year.

Acquiring Paul Millsap this offseason was the best thing that could’ve happened to Denver. He is offensve minded Draymond Green and fits in perfectly with the Nuggets system. His ability to put the ball on the ground while making the smart play time and time again gives Denver a dimension they have been lacking. He, alongside Nikola Jokic and Wilson Chandler will be one of the most potent front courts in the NBA.

Jokic emerged as a “superstar” potential player. He is by far the best passing big man in the league and he can score on the same level as that of a Karl-Anthony Town or Joel Embiid. Look for Jokic add to his breakout season with another great year.

PHOTO CREDIT: Associated Press

Denver has an equally lethal backcourt. Players like Gary Harris and Jamal Murray are two of the best shooters in the league. While Emmanuel Mudiay has not blossomed into the player Denver thought he was going to become, he is still a solid trade piece if the team wanted to move him. Will Barton is a high volume scorer and will provide crucial minutes in late game situations.

The real question is if (more like when) Kenneth Faried will get traded. Denver has put him on the trading block for years now and the energizer buddy forward will more probably be in a different uniform come the trade deadline.

With a solid overall team, Denver has the formula to be good now, and great in the coming years.

Regular Season Prediction: 48-34

PHOTO CREDIT: Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images North America

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Jalen Hunter is an NBA writer for My Mind on Sports.

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