Swap out Murray with Steph, are the Nuggets favorites?

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Nuggets title favorites after swap?

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Swap out Murray with Steph, are the Nuggets favorites? 

Post#1 » by TheFire » Thu Apr 8, 2021 4:34 pm

Does Curry elevate them to title favorites?
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Post#2 » by Max123 » Thu Apr 8, 2021 4:43 pm

Without too much thought to it: I think they’d be heavy favourites.


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Post#3 » by Ambrose » Thu Apr 8, 2021 4:43 pm

Easily
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Post#4 » by Ryoga Hibiki » Thu Apr 8, 2021 4:52 pm

They would be almost unbeatable.
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Post#5 » by RCM88x » Thu Apr 8, 2021 4:55 pm

In the West yes, but they'd still be behind Brooklyn imo.
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Post#6 » by Max123 » Thu Apr 8, 2021 5:14 pm

RCM88x wrote:In the West yes, but they'd still be behind Brooklyn imo.

Why do you think the Nets would be better? Right now the Nets are at 118.5 ORtg (1st) and 113.7 DRtg (26th) in the league per basketball reference. Meanwhile the Nuggets are at 117.9 ORtg (4t) and 112.2 DRtg (16th). I think if they swap Murray for Curry they stay about the same on defense while I think their offense becomes probably the best in the league.

Things to consider:
1. KD’s missed time and 2. Jokic’s defensive drop in the playoffs whilst playing against more potent guards (although he now has one of the on his team)

All in all I would be leaning towards the Nuggets, not feeling too hesitant about it either.


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Post#7 » by Statlanta » Thu Apr 8, 2021 6:47 pm

Over the Lakers not Brooklyn due to Curry injury concerns
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Post#8 » by Peregrine01 » Thu Apr 8, 2021 7:39 pm

The GSW GOAT-level offensive dynasty was built off of the foundations of the Curry/Dray two-man game. Imagine if Curry was playing with Jokic, who is Dray's superior on offense in practically every way? Good God.
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Post#9 » by Dupp » Thu Apr 8, 2021 8:26 pm

Initial thought is pretty easily but I guess it depends how good the nets are. They’re all time loaded.

Nuggets would be insane though.
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Post#10 » by Cavsfansince84 » Thu Apr 8, 2021 9:06 pm

I don't think they'd be favored over a healthy Nets team. To me Jokic/Curry is basically equal to LeBron/AD but with slightly better role players.

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