|Nuggets staying home for first time in decade|
|Written by Admin|
|Thursday, 17 April 2014 08:59|
The Nuggets are headed to the NBA draft lottery instead of the postseason party for the first time since 2002-03, when their 65-loss season landed them Carmelo Anthony and ushered in a decade of annual playoff appearances.
Of course, only once in that span did Denver advance out of the first round, one reason coach George Karl was fired last summer after a franchise-record 57-win campaign and an NBA Coach of the Year award and was replaced by Brian Shaw, whose rookie season was beset by injuries and unrest.
After finishing 36-46, Denver will have either its own pick in the draft in June or the New York Knicks' selection, whichever is better.