This Nuggets franchise is anything but predictable nowadays.
Fortunately, I read Denver Stiffs every day. So, as an informed reader, I give you 11 crystal ball snapshots into the season to be. Bank on em!
- Ty Lawson scores 50 in a game. He follows that up with a 3-for-11 dud.
- Nuggs lose more than they win in November. Trying to convert the Nuggets to a defensive-minded/half-court-setting offense will prove to be like converting Alabama to socialism. Shaw will discover that the personnel struggles with his system and he'll revert to a modified George Karl system.
- Denverites eat less tacos than they have in years.
- Hickson starts. The Nuggets lose. The fans boo and demand the Manimal. Shaw relents after 10 games and switches it up.
- Javale McGee turns out not to be Roy Hibbert. Once Shaw lets the team run more though, his play blossoms and he earns player of the month honors in February.
- Gallo and Chandler can't get healthy and can't stay healthy. Both of them look like shells of their potential selfs, scrapping their dribble-drive game for launching 3's. 32% of the time they look good.
- Andre Miller or Nate Robinson gets traded before Christmas.
- Q Miller, Fournier and Randolph split votes for most improved player, allowing Alec Burks to win the award going away.
- One unnamed Denver Nugget gets busted for smoking weed in a hotel room.
- The Pepsi Center sets the decibel world record on the night of Dec 23rd at the precise moment that Javale McGee spikes Andre Igoudala's baseline jumper back into his face.
- Nuggets finish season 45-37 and exit with a 5-game first-round loss to the Thunder. KD torches Hickson, Faried, McGee, Chandler, Arthur, Randolph, Gallinari, and Ty Lawson in order. Nate Timmons writes a brilliant summary of the Nuggets 2013-14 season and manages to use the words "disappointing" and "optimistic" in the same sentence.