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Nuggets lose three straight, Broncos await 2019 draft
 
La Voz Photo by Daryl Padilla
 

By Brandon Rivera
Sports@lavozcolorado.com
 
03/06/2019

The Denver Nuggets have lost three straight to the Utah Jazz (last Thursday night), the New Orleans Pelicans (last Tuesday night), and the San Antonio Spurs Monday night.

The Nuggets looked like they hadn’t missed a beat, winning their first two games out of the All-Star break, but since then have lost to the number six Utah Jazz (Western Conference), the number twelve New Orleans Pelicans (Western Conference), and the number eight San Antonio Spurs (Western Conference) all decent teams; however, the Nuggets have been keeping pace with the Golden State Warriors pressing them for the top spot in the Western Conference.

With losses to teams that are eight or more games behind Denver is troubling and though many might not have concern, the remainder of the season is where teams make a push into the post season. This by far is the most important part of the season and while the Nuggets still have 19 games left, each and everyone counts towards post season positioning.

In other sports the Denver Broncos are among a plethora of teams showing interest in Pittsburgh Steelers receiver, Antonio Brown. Though Denver will likely be eliminated from the rumor mill, local sports sources have reported that Denver’s interest in Brown isn’t one that’ll be competitive with other teams who are also interested in the perennial wide receiver.

Last week the NFL Combine wrapped up and there’s no shortage of great talent coming into the 2019 NFL Draft. While some media outlets have the Broncos picking up Ohio State Buckeye’s quarterback, Dwayne Haskins in the first round, it’s likely the college sensation will likely not be available at number 10 when the Broncos pick. Instead the Broncos have shown interest in Auburn quarterback Jarrett Stidham after his impressive combine performance last week.

While many think that Denver is still in the hunt for a franchise quarterback, we’re reminded that the Broncos are expected to trade for Joe Flacco of the Baltimore Ravens when the 2019 Trade period begins on Wednesday, March 13.

Did Elway and coach Fangio show their hand too soon? In recent days the Philadelphia Eagles parted ways with Nick Foles in favor of Veteran quarterback Carson Wentz. Foles who seems like the better fit in Denver just signed with the Jackson Jaguars.

It’s hard to believe that the Broncos will be pressing for a first round quarterback pick in this years draft, and Denver has many pressing positions to fill. We’ll all get a better understanding as to the direction the Broncos are headed once their first round pick is in. Who’s it going to be?

 

 

 

 

 
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