The 2018-19 season for the Denver Nuggets unfortunately came to an end this week after a heartbreaking Game 7 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers in the Western Conference Semi-finals. Everything that the players do from this point forward is about preparing for the next season. Before getting down to work, however, it appears as though a lot of the players wanted to reflect on the past season and to express excitement for what the future has in store.
Gary Harris took to Instagram after the season ended to share his gratitude for Nuggets Nation. I love the picture he shared - despite a tough series against a division rival, the Nuggets were always there for their teammates to pick them up in tough times.
Malik Beasley also wanted to thank the fans, while at the same time acknowledging that this team will continue to reach new heights in following years. He also wanted to confirm that he will dedicate himself to improvement in the offseason. If he makes the same leap from this season to next season as he did from last season to this season, then we will see a very improved Malik in 2019-20.
Lastly, Monte Morris wanted to say goodbye to his second year in the NBA and to also confirm that next season will be even better.
It’s always tough when your favorite team gets eliminated, but Nuggets fans should be extremely excited to see the improvement that each of the players make in the summer. The team set a very high bar for themselves for next season, but I don’t doubt that the Nuggets will be true to their word and will continue to advance towards their goal of contending for a championship in the near future.
Wake me up when September ends.