Denver Nuggets Constantly Inconsistent To Begin 2010-11 Season

November 20th, 2010 by Rich Kurtzman Leave a reply »
Fresh off an 86-83 defeat at home to the division rival Portland Trailblazers—who like Denver have numerous injuries in their frontcourt—the Nuggets sit at 6-6 overall (10th) in a highly competitive Western Conference. The loss was Denver's fourth in six games and they've only won two games in a row once in their first 12 contests.

Without Greg Oden and backup center Joel Przybilla, the Blazers are still one of the longest and tallest teams in the league and they out-rebounded the Nuggets 45-38 while dominating in the paint 40 points to Denver’s 16.

Last night’s loss to Portland was telling of how much Denver is missing Chris “Birdman” Andersen and Kenyon Martin, especially on the defensive end.

To bolster the Nuggets lack in size, they signed Shelden Williams and Al Harrington in the offseason and while their production has been a pleasant surprise (21 points, 12.4 rebounds per game combined), Denver is still struggling to find an identity. Williams has been the starting power forward all season, which has seen its share of ups and downs.

Chauncey Billups remains the leader on the court, but h ...

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