Denver Nuggets-Induced Coma

November 6th, 2010 by Hardcourt Mayhem Leave a reply »
Two years ago, the Denver Nuggets gave the Los Angeles Lakers all they could handle in the Western Conference Finals. LA’s size advantage was eventually too much for Denver to overcome and, despite peaking, the Nuggets lost the series in six games.

The Nuggets entered last season hoping for another Andrew Bynum injury or to swing an in-season blockbuster trade. Instead, they were blind-sided by devastating news: Head coach George Karl was forced to step aside to battle throat cancer. Without Karl’s guidance and leadership, Denver, a team filled with head cases, lost its compass.

Karl’s return this season promised a return to normalcy—their performance two years ago rather than last season.

The only problem is that it’s no longer 2008. The circumstances have changed. All sorts of issues keep Denver's status in flux, lulling fans into a Nuggets-induced coma.

First of all, it’s all about Carmelo Anthony. The Nuggets reportedly offered Anthony a three-year $65 million extension early in the offseason. It has also been reported that Denver does not intend to play Cleveland’s role in Anthony’ ...

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