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Denver Nuggets: Are They Really That Good?

Published by on April 22, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

The Denver Nuggets posted an impressive 54-28 record on the season, ending the year as the current No. 2 seed for the playoffs.

One question that keeps popping up in my head is, are the Denver Nuggets really that good?

 

The Billups Impact

Chauncey Billups was traded to the Nuggets during the start of the '08-'09 NBA season for Allen Iverson. At first, I did not think much about the trade, since both players game style was pretty much equivalent.

I then realized that the Billups trade was the main reason why the Denver Nuggets finished with the second-best record in the Western Conference.

On the season, Billups averaged 17.9 PPG, 6.4 APG, 3.0 RPG, 1.2 SPG, 42% FG,...

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