Pivot Points: These Denver Nuggets Are Supposed To Be Contenders?

December 9th, 2009 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
After witnessing the Denver Nuggets suffer a double-digit defeat at the hands of the Charlotte Bobcats, I have began to question the Nuggets' viability as a contender to the NBA throne.

The Nuggets weren't just beaten by another inferior opponent, they allowed the Bobcats to methodically take them apart from the seams, and put the game out of reach early in the fourth quarter.

I've realized that the Nuggets have their share of concerns, but I always felt that their talent level and the leadership of Chauncey Billups would vault them to the upper tier of the NBA hierarchy, but doubts have crept in.

I'm aware that Kenyon Martin was absent from the contest against the Bobcats, but even his presence does not solve the interior woes that the Nuggets have.

Their inside rotation of Nene, Martin, and Chris Andersen is not a line-up that would strike fear into the hearts of any of the other dominant post players that are scattered among the league's contenders.

Although they are all athletic, they don't possess the height, strength, or girth to hold their own in a series against Boston, Orlando, or Los Angeles, who I envision as th ...

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