The Denver Nuggets have started December, 3-2 with losses on the road in Charlotte, and Atlanta. Over the weekend the Nuggets added some swag to the bench, Swaggy P to be exact.
On Monday the Denver Nuggets announced the acquisition of veteran guard Nick Young, a pick-up as a result of the injury-riddled squad. Denver guards Gary Harris and Will Barton are both out with injuries and forward Paul Millsap was sidelined last Friday with a broken toe in Denver’s loss to the Charlotte Hornets.
Young became a free agent after his championship season with the Golden State Warriors last year. Young, who hasn’t played a game since becoming a free agent said that his time away from the court has been humbling but has also given him a chance to spend time with his kids.
In Monday’s game against the Memphis Grizzlies the Denver Nuggets opted to keep Young sidelined but Denver, in a hard fought game squeezed out the win over the Memphis Grizzlies. Denver Nuggets Center Nikola Jokic ended the game with 27 points and 12 assists.
This Friday, Saturday and Sunday the Denver Nuggets face the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Toronto Raptors, and the L.A. Clippers all at home with an opportunity to gain their footing back in the Western Conference.
The Nuggets are tied for second in the Western Conference with the Oklahoma City Thunder, and a half game behind the Golden State Warriors.
In other sports the Denver Broncos missed an opportunity to gain ground on the AFC Wild Card race. The San Francisco 49ers, however, had other plans, which included adding their third win of the season. San Francisco managed to keep Denver’s elusive running back Phillip Lindsay to less than 50 yards.
Although the outcome of Sunday’s game isn’t what fans expected the reality, is that the race for the AFC Wild Card (though difficult to obtain) is still within Denver’s grasp.
The Denver Broncos have the Cleveland Browns, the Oakland Raiders and the L.A. Chargers left on the schedule and despite what people think the remaining three games is no walk in the park. The Cleveland Browns are flying high after winning three of their last four. The Oakland Raiders are also riding high with a win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, while the L.A. Chargers are still considered one of the league’s best this season.
The Colorado Avalanche lost 1-7 to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday after beating the Florida Panthers on Thursday night in Sunrise Florida. The Avalanche play the Edmonton Oilers, and the St. Louis Blues this week before hosting two back to back home games this weekend.