Despite the Denver Nuggets having missed the .500 mark since the beginning of the season, they have actually had some success since the start of 2017. In January the Nuggets were 7 of 14 and are currently 3 of 7 for the month of February. Since the start of the New Year, there have been rumors of trade of Nuggets’ names like Danilo Gallinari, Kenneth Faried and Wilson Chandler who have all contributed significantly to the organization.
Last week the Nuggets traded Jusuf Nurkic along with a first-round pick in the 2017 draft pick for Portland Trailblazer Mason Plumlee and a 2018 second-round draft pick. The Nuggets have been in somewhat of a rebuilding stage for sometime now and with speculation of potential trades along with the recent start of last week’s trade, Denver could be seeing a lot of talent leave the Mile High in hopes of acquiring newly-found superstars.
Denver Nuggets Nikola Jokic has been on the rise to super stardom scoring a career high 40 points at Madison Square Garden in the Nuggets rout of the New York Knicks last Thursday night. Jokic has been on fire as of lately scoring 18 in the third, which ultimately put Denver over the top for the win. Jokic is just in his first year with the Nuggets and at 21 years young, his future looks bright in Denver.
The Denver Nuggets have three home games remaining for the month of February facing off against the Minnesota Timberwolves Wednesday night before heading to Sacramento to play the Kings. Denver returns home to the Pepsi Center to host the Brooklyn Nets Friday night and the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday night before heading to Chicago to face the Bulls on Tuesday, February 28th.
In other sports the Colorado Rapids kicked off their pre-season with a game against the Ventura County Fusion of the Premier Development League. The Rapids beat the Fusion 6 -1 on Wednesday, February 8th. The Rapids are primed to face the Kansas City Sporting at Kino North Stadium Wednesday at 11 a.m, MST.