Denver Nuggets Have Questions To Be Answered Heading into LA Lakers Rematch

November 13th, 2009 by Rich Kurtzman Leave a reply »

The Denver Nuggets (6-3) sit atop the Northwest division, only ahead of the Portland Trailblazers (6-3) because of their head-to-head victory in the second game of the year. After the first 10 days of the season, Denver was the No. 1 team in the West at 5-0, but the Nuggets have struggled to win only one of their last four contests.

And while the season is quite young, Denver still has discovered some questions that need to be answered.


Is Carmelo Anthony going for MVP good for the Nuggets?

Melo started on a tear, with 91 points in the first three games this season, and is currently third in the NBA in scoring at 30.2 points per game. He also averages 6.6 rebounds, and 2.9 assists per contest as Anthony attempts to lead his team deep into the playoffs once again—while also tossing his name into the NBA MVP hat.

But, the 22 shots he takes per game are taking a toll on the Nuggets now. Let’s face it, Melo can score with the best of them, and while he gets his points, teammates struggle.

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