Klomp wrote:breatnach wrote:Nuggets are good enough to enjoy watching, but also bad enough to secure a Top 5 pick (and with a bit of luck even higher).
Are they though? I mean bad enough for the Top 5...They were only bad enough for the No. 7 pick last year and arguably their best player missed 30 games. To me, I think they only bottom out as a mid-lotto team.
Yet at the same time, even with a healthy Gallinari, I don't know how high their ceiling is. I think it's capped compared to other younger teams. Sure, they could prove me wrong if someone made a jump from OK player to the best player in the NBA like some want to use GSW as an example of a team with a perceived lower ceiling a few years ago...but how likely is that? I think it's just as likely they could be a fringe playoff team a la Phoenix or New Orleans before plateauing and regressing.
They do have a GM with a history of a comparable build, but Denver isn't in the Eastern Conference like Toronto is. I think it'll be tougher for that model to work.
I'll take those odds. A chance at rising while risking falling back. It's a long Shot but it's something. And besides the top 3-4 teams, what is everyone else fighting for anyways?
I'm just happy we are rebuilding the right way and better yet have quickly created one of the better young rosters to build around. And all of this without ever getting a top 5 pick.