Nuggets Gold for Playoffs

Denver is expecting a “gold rush” from the local favorites in the NBA playoffs


If Michael Porter Jr., Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokic can all stay healthy, the Nuggets have the talent to contend for a title.-Shaun Powell

Caleb Pickett, Staff Writer

The Denver Nuggets have been a constant presence in the NBA playoffs in recent years. The 2023 season has not disappointed to be an exciting one for the Nuggets and fans, with high expectations from fans and analysts alike the Nuggets lived up to regular season expectations and hope to ride that wave deep into playoffs.


The Nuggets have been a consistent playoff team in the past few years, reaching the playoffs in each of the last five seasons. However, they have not been able to advance past the second round of the playoffs since the 2008-09 season. The team has a talented roster, led by superstar center Nikola Jokic, who won the NBA MVP award in the 2020-21 season as well as the 2021-2022 season and was second in voting for this season’s MVP. 


Jokic is the heart and soul of the Nuggets, and his play will be crucial to the team’s success in the 2023 playoffs. He is not only a dominant scorer averaging 24.5 Points per game as well as 11.8 rebounds a game and 9.8 assists throughout the 2023 season. Jokic is also a solid defender, averaging 1.3 steals per game in the same season. He will be the key player for the Nuggets and his performances will be crucial if the team wants to make a deep playoff run.


The Nuggets have a talented supporting cast around Jokic, including Jamal Murray, Michael Porter Jr. Murray is the team’s starting point guard and has shown flashes of brilliance in his young career. He has a deadly outside shot and can get to the basket with ease, averaging 20 points per game this season. Porter Jr. is a versatile forward who can score from anywhere on the court, averaging 17.4 points per game this season. 


The Nuggets’ success in the 2023 playoffs will depend on their ability to stay healthy and play as a team. The team has had some injury issues in the past, and they will need all of their key players to stay healthy if they want to make a deep playoff run. The team will also need to play with a sense of urgency and intensity, especially on the defensive end of the court.


The Nuggets have a talented roster and a solid coaching staff led by head coach Michael Malone. Malone has done an excellent job in developing the team’s young players and getting the most out of his squad. He will need to continue to do so in the 2023 season if the Nuggets want to achieve their ultimate goal of winning an NBA championship.


The Denver Nuggets have a talented roster and high expectations heading into the 2023 playoff season. With Nikola Jokic leading the way and a talented supporting cast around him, the Nuggets have the potential to make a deep playoff run. The team will need to stay healthy and play with a sense of urgency and intensity to achieve their goals. If they can do so, the Nuggets have a real chance of winning their first NBA championship in franchise history.