When looking back in time, it is absolutely incredible how far the Denver Nuggets organization has come in just over five years – and Nikola Jokic has been the catalyst for their ascension.
The wait is officially over as the Denver Nuggets clinched their first playoff berth in five years after the Sacramento Kings loss to the Chicago Bulls on Sunday afternoon.
Want to know if someone is truly a star in the NBA? Don’t bother with the box score; watch the officials. Stars get the calls; the rest do not. It’s that simple.
By the time the game ended, the Denver Nuggets managed to erase an 18-point deficit to win their 46th game of the season.
The parts are in place, they just need to be put in the right place. If Michael Malone can do that, his team will not only enter the playoffs flying high, but he’ll be the NBA Coach of the Year.
There’s no doubt that any team with championship aspirations could greatly benefit from Isaiah Thomas, one of the NBA’s most gifted, most clutch players. Can the Nuggets afford the time it might take to get him there?
Two years from today, if things go the way they should, we can talk responsibly about the possibility – the very real possibility – of the Denver Nuggets winning it all.
Good, bad and ugly as the Denver Nuggets beat the Houston Rockets 136-122.