Denver Nuggets Depth Chart 2019 Nuggets Depth Chart

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The Nuggets were gifted an All-Star talent when Isiah Thomas joined the team late last season. The team exchanged a late, protected draft pick for a talent that has proven himself within the league. Thomas took a backseat in Cleveland and Los Angeles, which left him to fall in the lap of the Nuggets. Denver was also gifted a lottery pick in Michael Porter. Porter was highly touted coming out of college, but injury woes prevented him from climbing into top-pick status. Porter is still working back to game speed, but once he claims full health, his performance will elevate this team. The Nuggets struggled with injuries last season, limiting the development between Paul Millsap and Nikola Jokic. Millsap is full-go this year and the rapport between the two was featured heavily in short, working order. Jamal Murray gets his chance to lead from a point guard standpoint, which has been something that has been drilled into his mentality. There is no shortage of scoring within this roster, which begs for the chance for the team to pick it up on the defensive end in 2018-19.

Offense Depth Chart

Point Guard PG
Shooting Guard SG
Small Forward SF
Power Forward PF
Center C
Thomas Welsh T. Welsh (3)
66
#80 C
Small Forward SF
Center C
Thomas Welsh T. Welsh (3)
66
#80 C
Power Forward PF
Point Guard PG
Shooting Guard SG

Top 3 Nuggets Depth Chart Questions

Q: Will Isiah Thomas be effective as a role player?

A: Given his body of work, Thomas could easily be featured as a starting point guard within the league. His skill set is hard to defend and his precision in movement helps create opportunities for his teammates. He will take a backseat to Murray, but it is hard to believe Murray won't be on a short leash again in 2018-19. He offers an element of surprise to this talented second unit and will reach the 20+ minute marking on any given night.

Q: Does Jokic continue to become better?

A: Jokic has already refined his skillset, limiting his scoring mentality in favor of consistencies on both ends of the court. He is one of the league's best passing centers and his paint presence is rarely rivaled. He started to add step-back jumpers and outside shooting to his repertoire last season, which should be strengthened this year. He might favor a heavy range of fakes and dribble-drives, which only makes him that much more difficult to predict for the opposition.

Q: Who scores off the bench?

A: Will Barton was the main candidate for the sixth man award on this team the past few seasons. An uptick in performance has landed him the opportunity to slot within the starting lineup. Thomas is a scorer, but he has cutback this mentality in favoring the tangibles that all point guards should possess. Trey Lyles is a dark horse candidate for producing a double-double off the bench. There is no guy that fits this role, rather sound contributors that will piece together the pace of play throughout the entirety of the game.