Nuggets, one of hottest, freshest teams in the NBA
There’s gold in them there mountains
Published: Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 14:02
The Denver Nuggets are on a hot streak, and they are crispin’ up the court. After what seemed like a disappointing start to the season in 2012, the Nuggets were nothing but net during January, and continued a consistent streak in February. With March on the horizon the Nuggets are a team to watch this season.
Just a few weeks ago the Nuggets surged to a nine-game win streak that elevated them closer and closer to being right on the edge of the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs—the leaders in the Western Conference. Alas, the Boston Celtics shattered that pursuit after an impressive triple overtime game that although difficult to swallow, was still a prideful moment for the club, the had lost like champions.
As the fourth youngest team in the NBA—the average age of a Nugget is 24.7 years—they have developed a style of play that is fast, and high paced, and it throws off competitors. It’s exciting to watch Ty Lawson, Kenneth “The Manimal” Faried and Andre Iguodala consistently crunch through time like champions, creating a sense of team unity and maturity that the Nuggets haven’t displayed in years.
Although the Nuggets won’t be the highest seeded team come playoff time, they will nonetheless still be at the playoffs and are developing to be a major threat that could pull off major upsets. If Feb. 25th’s game against the aging Lakers is any indication, they are a bully that other teams need to keep on their radar.