A Nuggets win over the Pelicans and a Trail Blazers loss to the Jazz on Tuesday night has left the playoff window cracked for Denver.
Hopefully, the Magic know some card tricks, because the assuredly did not want to show their hand like this.
"I think De'Aaron Fox, if not right away, within the first three or four years is going to explode onto the scene," Ellis said.
Nate Lundy and Shawn Drotar of 5280 Sports Network examine the start of one promising season and the near end of another.
Danilo Gallinari and Emmanuel Mudiay had big games on Sunday to lead the Nuggets past the Heat, 116-113, in Miami.
Denver's chances at making the playoffs this season are next to impossible. That said, the Nuggets need to utilize their current standing to continue to build and mold for the future of the organization.
“I think we have some guys on this team that are starting to feel sorry for themselves and not willing to go out and compete," Malone said.
Denver dropped its third consecutive contest, 122-114 to the Charlotte Hornets on Friday night, to fall two games plus the tiebreaker behind Portland.
Patience is a rare trait for fans, but if you look at the big picture and take a deep breath, you'll see the Malone has the Nuggets on the right path.
English opined reasons that Denver is an attractive city for free agents including the team, the city itself and the front office.