Denver Nuggets Roster 2020 Nuggets Roster

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Last year, the Denver Nuggets were one of the more intriguing young teams in the NBA. They finished up the year 54-28 although they led the West for most of the year. The playoffs weren’t so kind to the #2 seed as they suffered a second round exit to the Portland Trail Blazers in the best of seven series. This year, look for them to bounce back quickly as they’ll once again have another opportunity to fight for a top seed.

Without the super team Golden State Warriors, the Nuggets will have a serious shot at contending for the #1 seed this year. However, new powerhouses have emerged and Denver didn’t really make any substantial moves in the offseason. While both LA teams and Houston look different, Denver hasn’t really changed up their team enough to warrant any type of serious change in their prediction.

Pos Name Jersey Rating Ranking Depth Height Weight Age Birthday Exp. College
PG Jamal Murray Jamal Murray J. Murray 27
#14 PG 1 6' 4" 207 22 2/23/97 3rd season Kentucky
PG Monte Morris Monte Morris M. Morris 11
2 6' 3" 175 24 6/27/95 2nd season Iowa State
PG Brandon Goodwin Brandon Goodwin B. Goodwin 0
6' 2" 180 24 10/2/95 Rookie Florida Gulf Coast
PG Andre Spight Andre Spight A. Spight
SG Gary Harris Gary Harris G. Harris 14
#13 SG 1 6' 4" 210 25 9/14/94 5th season Michigan State
SG Torrey Craig Torrey Craig T. Craig 3
#75 SG 1 6' 7" 215 28 12/19/90 2nd season USC Upstate
SG Malik Beasley Malik Beasley M. Beasley 25
#61 SG 2 6' 5" 195 22 11/26/96 3rd season Florida State
SG Will Barton Will Barton W. Barton 5
#27 SG 2 6' 6" 190 28 1/6/91 7th season Memphis
SF Jerami Grant Jerami Grant J. Grant 9
#48 SF 2 6' 9" 220 25 3/12/94 5th season Syracuse
SF Vlatko Cancar Vlatko Cancar V. Cancar 31
6' 8" 210 22 4/10/97
PF Paul Millsap Paul Millsap P. Millsap 4
#10 PF 1 6' 8" 246 34 2/10/85 13th season Louisiana Tech
PF Michael Porter Jr. Michael Porter Jr. M. Porter Jr. 1
#80 PF 3 6' 10" 210 21 6/29/98 Rookie Missouri
PF Juan Hernangomez Juan Hernangomez J. Hernangomez 41
#64 PF 3 6' 9" 230 24 9/28/95 3rd season
PF Jarred Vanderbilt Jarred Vanderbilt J. Vanderbilt 8
#84 PF 6' 9" 214 20 4/3/99 Rookie Kentucky
PF Tyler Cook Tyler Cook T. Cook 34
6' 9" 250 Rookie
C Nikola Jokic Nikola Jokic N. Jokic 15
#5 C 1 7' 0" 250 24 2/19/95 4th season
C Mason Plumlee Mason Plumlee M. Plumlee 24
#38 C 2 6' 11" 235 29 3/5/90 6th season Duke
C Thomas Welsh Thomas Welsh T. Welsh 45
3 7' 0" 255 23 2/3/96 Rookie UCLA
C Bol Bol Bol Bol B. Bol
7' 2" 208 Rookie Oregon

2019-2020 Denver Nuggets Roster Top 3 Questions

What does locking up Jamal Murray do for Denver?

The Nuggets wasted no time in the offseason and resigned one of their core players, Jamal Murray, to a 5 year, $170 million dollar contract. Drafted just a few years ago in 2016, Murray has been a key difference maker for Denver. He’s averaged a career 14.8 points per game though that numbers’ steadily increased each yeay. Last season, he had a career year with 18.2 points, 4.8 assists, and 4.2 rebounds per game. While that’s surely nothing special, the Nuggets obviously saw something special in Murray to lock him up long term.

If Murray keeps his production with the same trajectory, he’ll likely get around 17-18 field goal attempts per game which could see him averaging 20 points throughout the year. While he might not be able to provide typical huge point guard numbers, Murray is a great all around player and should solidify the point guard position for the next few years. The contract is b=obviously a large commitment but if everything pans out, he’ll become a top 5-10 player at his position by a few years.

What impact does Jerami Grant bring to the Nuggets?

After the Russell Westbrook trade to the Houston Rockets, one of the fallouts was the Jerami Grant trade to the Nuggets. In return, OKC received yet another pick, this time a 2020 first-rounder. While Grant may not be a household name to some NBA fans, he was a great player for the Thunder and drew starts on a playoff contending team with OKC. He’s most notably skilled with his defensive abilities and switching but also possesses the ability to shoot.

While a spot in the starting lineup isn’t guaranteed, Grant is sure to get playing time and may be a favorite of coach Mike Malone already. He’s got tremendous defensive skills which should help out a Denver team that ranked 10th in overall defense last season. Grant can guard anyone from elite point guards to dominant big men on the post. He took a huge step forward by making 13.6 points per game compared to his career 8.8 points per game. He’ll make for a great third or fourth option in the starting lineup or one of the best sixth men in the league.

Can Nikola Jokic become a superstar this season?

The talk last season was whether Nikola Jokic was ready to become the next big superstar and lead his team for a deep playoff run. What he proved last season was great leadership ability though inability to be a go-to player. He averaged 20.1 points and 10.8 rebounds but at times, didn’t seem to be prepared for crunch time. Statwise, I fully expect Jokic to put up fairly similar numbers as last year though he’ll definitely need to improve if he wants to go from star to superstar status.

While we might not see a change so much in his numbers, we’ll need to see improvement and the ability to lead his team in the big moments. As of right now, the Nuggets are struggling to find who their crunch time player should be between Jokic and Murray. While Murray isn’t a pure shooter, there’s more room to develop whereas Jokic seems to have already hit his ceiling. He’s a great player who fills up the statsheet but that’s not necessarily what you need to win games.