2012/13 NBA Team Rankings & Previews: #8 Denver Nuggets

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#8 – Denver Nuggets

2011/12 Record: 38-28, lost Western Conference First Round

2012/13 Projected Record: 50-32, playoffs  


Key Additions:

Andre Iguodala – Shooting Guard
Anthony Randolph – Power Forward

Key Departures:

Arron Afflalo – Shooting Guard
Al Harrington – Power Forward
Rudy Fernandez – Shooting Guard

Depth Chart:

Point Guard: Ty Lawson, Andre Miller
Shooting Guard: Andre Iguodala, Corey Brewer
Small Forward: Danilo Gallinari, Wilson Chandler
Power Forward: Kenneth Faried, Anthony Randolph
Center: JaVale McGee, Timofey Mozgov

The X Factor:

JaVale McGee

Young Mr. McGee possesses one of the most intriguing size/skill/athleticism packages in the NBA.  But does he have what it takes between his ears to become an elite big man?


Summary: 
 

The Denver Nuggets are not going to sneak up on anyone this year – they are many pundit’s “dark horse” team in the West, it seems.  While they are still lacking a true “star” that every championship team needs, this team is extremely talented and extremely deep.  Which should help them go (extremely?) deep in the playoffs.

NBA Preseason Power Rankings

  #9 – Brooklyn Nets
#10 – Memphis Grizzlies
#11 – Philadelphia 76ers
#12 – Minnesota Timberwolves
#13 – Dallas Mavericks
#14 – New York Knicks
#15 – Atlanta Hawks
#16 – Chicago Bulls
#17 – Utah Jazz
#18 – Golden State Warriors
#19 – Portland Trailblazers
#20 – Milwaukee Bucks
#21 – Cleveland Cavaliers
#22 – New Orleans Hornets
#23 – Washington Wizards
#24 – Toronto Raptors
#25 – Sacramento Kings
#26 – Phoenix Suns
#27 – Houston Rockets
#28 – Detroit Pistons
#29 – Orlando Magic
#30 – Charlotte Bobcats

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