At the time of this writing the Denver Nuggets are on a three-game home-stand winning streak that begin with a win last Wednesday over the Cleveland Cavaliers (133-95). Denver then hosted the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday night at Pepsi Center, outlasting the Thunder 97-95. Denver’s most notable home-stand win was on Sunday when they beat the L.A. Lakers 122-105.
The Nuggets begin a four-game road trip that will begin Tuesday night in Boston when the Nuggets face the Celtics at 5 p.m. Denver heads to our nation’s Capital on Wednesday to face the Wizards at 6 p.m. MST then head to Cleveland on Friday and to Atlanta on Sunday to face the Cavaliers and the Hawks.
The Nuggets faced some struggles at the start of February but appear to be on task to closing out strong. Denver is currently sitting in 7th place in the Western Conference behind the (6)San Antonio Spurs, the (5)Portland Trailblazers, (4) Phoenix Suns, (3) L.A. Clippers, (2) L.A. Lakers and the first place Utah Jazz.
In other sports the Colorado Avalanche (Avs) restarted after a week of COVID-19 protocols, which closed down the organization. The Avs kicked off their return to the ice in Las Vegas to face the Golden Knights. Colorado and Las Vegas remained scoreless until the second when Las Vegas left winger Max Pacioretty scored on a three-on-two advantage giving the Knights the win and only score of the night.
The Colorado Avalanche are still in Las Vegas to face the Knights in game two of a three-game series Tuesday, February 16th at 8 p.m. The two match up Saturday night to closeout the series at 1 p.m.
In other sports the Colorado Rockies have added 31-year old first-baseman C.J. Cron to a Minor League contract with an invite to their Spring Training in Arizona. Cron has had 52 plate appearances as a Detroit Tiger, 125 games with the Minnesota Twins and a three-year stint with the L.A. Angels. The Rockies are hopeful that Cron will bring some consistency to the position since there were so many players rotated at first base last year.
Rockies ownership and General Manager Jeff Bridich have come under fire in recent weeks for their handling of perennial third-baseman Nolan Arendado and fans have been showing their displeasure for the trade via social media. While Rockies fans aren’t expecting a league pennant or World Series visit anytime in the foreseeable future, they are expecting appreciation for their undying loyalty.
The Denver Broncos remain a potential landing spot for Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson who’s team has yet to show any real signs of accommodating Watson’s desire to play anywhere other than Houston.
Local Broncos insiders Troy Renck and Mike Klis both believe the asking price for Watson is well above what the Broncos are willing to pay; however, they believe that the Broncos could potentially make moves for quarterbacks Sam Darnold or Mitch Trubisky.