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?


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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