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26-21 • 6th in WESTERN CONFERENCE

HEAD COACH: Michael Malone
VENUE: Ball Arena - 1000 Chopper Circle, Denver, CO 80204
CAPACITY: 19,520
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#50
Aaron Gordon
PF26$16,409,0916' 8"235 lbsARIZONA
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#25
Austin Rivers
SG29$2,401,5376' 4"200 lbsDUKE
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#3
Bones Hyland
PG21$2,096,8806' 3"173 lbsVCU
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#6
Bryn Forbes
SG28$4,500,0006' 2"205 lbsMICHIGAN STATE
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#32
Davon Reed
SG26N/A6' 5"208 lbsMIAMI (FL)
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#4
DeMarcus Cousins
C31$607,2856' 10"270 lbsKENTUCKY
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#7
Facundo Campazzo
PG30$3,804,1505' 10"195 lbsN/A
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#0
JaMychal Green
PF31$8,292,6836' 8"227 lbsALABAMA
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#27
Jamal Murray
PG24$31,590,0006' 3"215 lbsKENTUCKY
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#32
Jeff Green
C35$4,500,0006' 8"235 lbsGEORGETOWN
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#0
Markus Howard
SG22N/A5' 10"175 lbsMARQUETTE
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#1
Michael Porter
SF23$5,258,7356' 10"218 lbsMISSOURI
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#11
Monte Morris
PG26$8,333,3336' 2"183 lbsIOWA STATE
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#15
Nikola Jokic
C26$30,510,4236' 11"284 lbsN/A
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#31
Vlatko Cancar
PF24$1,782,6216' 8"236 lbsN/A
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#5
Will Barton
SG31$15,384,6156' 6"181 lbsMEMPHIS
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#22
Zeke Nnaji
PF21$2,498,7606' 9"240 lbsARIZONA
TOTAL Nuggets SALARY: $137,970,113
Nuggets SALARY CAP: $112,414,000

Current Nuggets Roster Status

The Denver Nuggets had a memorable run last season, which ultimately ended in the Western Conference Finals when they fell to eventual champs, the Los Angeles Lakers. The Nuggets enter the new season with the same core intact and will look to make another run at the title.

The Nuggets, however, lost a couple key guys in the offseason. Jerami Grant and Mason Plumlee both signed with the Detroit Pistons as free agents. It is worth noting, though, that Denver was able to keep Paul Millsap aboard, despite several teams showing interest in the free agent.

Denver brought in a couple of new faces for the 2020-21 campaign, led by former Los Angeles Clipper JaMychal Green. The Nuggets also signed Facundo Campazzo from Spanish outfit Real Madrid, and there was a bit of a buzz surrounding the 29-year-old point guard prior to the start of the season.

Despite the lack of new recruits, though, the Nuggets are banking on a breakout year for third-year forward Michael Porter Jr. The 22-year-old showed some flashes of brilliance last season, and many believe that this is going to be his year.

Porter joins Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray as the centerpieces of the roster, with the trio representing one of the most promising young cores in the league today. Gary Harris and Millsap join the trifecta of Porter, Jokic, and Murray to form Denver's starting five.

denver nuggets Team Analysis

Who Did The Nuggets Recently Sign?

The Denver Nuggets signed Facundo Campazzo from the Real Madrid Basketball Club in Spain. The 29-year old Argentine will be playing his first ever season in the NBA after quite a storied career in Spain and Argentina. The point guard is last year's Spanish League Finals MVP and a two-time Argentine League Finals MVP.

Who Are The Nuggets Targeting In Free Agency?

The Denver Nuggets were trying to fill a couple of holes in their lineup this offseason. With the departure of Mason Plumlee and Jerami Grant, the frontcourt had a huge hole they tried to fill by adding JaMychal Green from the Los Angeles Clippers. They also re-signed PJ Dozier and Bol Bol to make sure their frontcourt is, at the very least, competitive behind Nikola Jokic and Paul Millsap.

Their backcourt also needed an upgrade, which they tried to address on draft day by drafting 19-year old point guard RJ Hampton and proven international playmaker Facundo Campazzo. One would think that the Nuggets needed to sign a bigger name if they wanted to contend this year. In the offseason, they were linked to stars like Jrue Holiday, Bradley Beal, and James Harden to try and beef up their backcourt, but for now, they'll have to settle with the pieces they currently have, especially with Holiday traded to the Bucks and Harden going to the Nets.

Who Did The Nuggets Most Recently Trade For?

Most recently, the Denver Nuggets were part of a four-team trade which included the Milwaukee Bucks, New Orleans Pelicans, and Oklahoma City Thunder. It was the blockbuster deal that sent Jrue Holiday to the Bucks while Eric Bledsoe and Steven Adams were sent to New Orleans. Denver, for their part, sent a future first-rounder to OKC and gained draft rights to this year's 24th overall pick from the Bucks. With the pick, the Nuggets landed guard RJ Hampton fresh from a one-year pro stint in New Zealand.

What Is The Best Nuggets Roster Of All-Time?

The best Denver Nuggets roster of all-time has to be the 2008-09 squad. Led by 10-time All-Star Carmelo Anthony, the ‘08-09 Nuggets were two games away from making it to their first NBA Finals appearance. Anthony was joined by other perennial members of the starting unit like Chauncey Billups, Nene, Dahntay Jones, and Kenyon Martin. Denver also had a resurging Allen Iverson in the line-up as well as a young JR Smith - the team's leading three-point shooter at that time.

The team finished with the second-best record in the West (54-28) and took care of business early in the postseason. They only dropped two games in the first two rounds against the New Orleans Hornets and Dallas Mavericks before running into the Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol-led Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference Finals. The Nuggets lost that series against the Lakers in six games with LA eventually winning the 2009 NBA Finals against the Orlando Magic.

What Is The Nuggets' Salary Cap?

The Denver Nuggets' salary cap for the 2020-21 NBA season is currently at $127,368,106 (via Spotrac), which puts them around $17 million over the league's 2020-21 salary cap. They've locked up their two main superstars Nikola Jokic (until 2022-23) and Jamal Muray (until 2024-25) for the next few years, which means they have little to no room to simply add another superstar anytime soon without trading away members of their current payroll.

Top denver nuggets Roster Questions

Who Did The Nuggets Recently Sign?

The Denver Nuggets signed Facundo Campazzo from the Real Madrid Basketball Club in Spain. The 29-year old Argentine will be playing his first ever season in the NBA after quite a storied career in Spain and Argentina. The point guard is last year's Spanish League Finals MVP and a two-time Argentine League Finals MVP.

Who Are The Nuggets Targeting In Free Agency?

The Denver Nuggets were trying to fill a couple of holes in their lineup this offseason. With the departure of Mason Plumlee and Jerami Grant, the frontcourt had a huge hole they tried to fill by adding JaMychal Green from the Los Angeles Clippers. They also re-signed PJ Dozier and Bol Bol to make sure their frontcourt is, at the very least, competitive behind Nikola Jokic and Paul Millsap.

Their backcourt also needed an upgrade, which they tried to address on draft day by drafting 19-year old point guard RJ Hampton and proven international playmaker Facundo Campazzo. One would think that the Nuggets needed to sign a bigger name if they wanted to contend this year. In the offseason, they were linked to stars like Jrue Holiday, Bradley Beal, and James Harden to try and beef up their backcourt, but for now, they'll have to settle with the pieces they currently have, especially with Holiday traded to the Bucks and Harden going to the Nets.

Who Did The Nuggets Most Recently Trade For?

Most recently, the Denver Nuggets were part of a four-team trade which included the Milwaukee Bucks, New Orleans Pelicans, and Oklahoma City Thunder. It was the blockbuster deal that sent Jrue Holiday to the Bucks while Eric Bledsoe and Steven Adams were sent to New Orleans. Denver, for their part, sent a future first-rounder to OKC and gained draft rights to this year's 24th overall pick from the Bucks. With the pick, the Nuggets landed guard RJ Hampton fresh from a one-year pro stint in New Zealand.

What Is The Best Nuggets Roster Of All-Time?

The best Denver Nuggets roster of all-time has to be the 2008-09 squad. Led by 10-time All-Star Carmelo Anthony, the ‘08-09 Nuggets were two games away from making it to their first NBA Finals appearance. Anthony was joined by other perennial members of the starting unit like Chauncey Billups, Nene, Dahntay Jones, and Kenyon Martin. Denver also had a resurging Allen Iverson in the line-up as well as a young JR Smith - the team's leading three-point shooter at that time.

The team finished with the second-best record in the West (54-28) and took care of business early in the postseason. They only dropped two games in the first two rounds against the New Orleans Hornets and Dallas Mavericks before running into the Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol-led Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference Finals. The Nuggets lost that series against the Lakers in six games with LA eventually winning the 2009 NBA Finals against the Orlando Magic.

What Is The Nuggets' Salary Cap?

The Denver Nuggets' salary cap for the 2020-21 NBA season is currently at $127,368,106 (via Spotrac), which puts them around $17 million over the league's 2020-21 salary cap. They've locked up their two main superstars Nikola Jokic (until 2022-23) and Jamal Muray (until 2024-25) for the next few years, which means they have little to no room to simply add another superstar anytime soon without trading away members of their current payroll.

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