Although they were one win away from earning a playoff bid last season, the Nuggets are sneaky contenders for the title of “Best Team in the West Besides Golden State” this year. Denver has been firing on all cylinders on both sides on both ends of the floor thus far, as they rank 9th in the league in both offensive and defensive efficiency. What makes the Nuggets dangerous to a team like Golden State is their style of play. Denver features a soon-to-be All-Star at the 5 in Nikola Jokic, but the whole offense doesn’t revolve around him. Jokic has a phenomenal statline (17.5 ppg, 10.4 rpg, 6.9 apg), and he isn’t doing it alone. Alongside Jokic are FIVE other double-figure scorers, including Jamal Murray, who recently poured 48 on Boston. As dominant as Denver has been, the Nuggets are still nowhere near full strength. Will Barton, Isaiah Thomas, and Michael Porter Jr. are all currently out with injuries, so just imagine Denver’s potential with a healthy lineup.Continue Reading!