Denver Nuggets (33-49) 2015-16 Season thread - Page 15
Posted March 25, 2012, 9:31 am MT
Much needed win. Hopefully momentum can be built off of the performance.
These guys looked way better on defense then they had lately. Glad McGee was inserted into the starting line-up, Mozgov has been playing like buns for over a month now. I'd rather have a McGee/Koufos/Andersen rotation with Mozgov racking up some DNPs, rather than him getting consistent minutes.
Lawson needs to play like he did tonight, every night. This team would be so much better if he did.
'Dre & Al looked pretty good tonight, which was weird to see.
Gallo aiming for a Monday return against GSW. Looks like Chandler may be out for quite awhile; hopefully nothing too serious is found today...
#Nuggets F Wilson Chandler (groin) has not healed w/ rest & will have an MRI today to find out more about it
Wilson is done for the season but really liking the effort tonight. I would rather play the Spurs in round 1 than OKC or LA though.
Not surprised about Wilson after how he looked on Sunday. On Monday, one of the Rockets' commentators said he'd be out for the season and need surgery, but I figured he was misinformed. I hope he's healthy in time for next season.
Same here on the Spurs, but I still don't feel confident in this squad being able to get out of the 1st round.
DENVER, April 27, 2012 – Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried was named Western Conference Rookie of the Month for April after helping Denver to a 10-4 record that clinched the team’s ninth consecutive playoff berth.
Faried, selected by the Nuggets 22nd overall in the 2011 NBA Draft, averaged 11.6 points and 9.1 rebounds in April and recorded six double-doubles.
On April 9 against Golden State, he posted career highs of 27 points and 17 rebounds, becoming the first player in the shot-clock era to have at least 27 points and 17 rebounds while playing less than 25 minutes.
The Nuggets, who clinched the No. 6 seed in the West, were 6-0 in April when Faried registered a double-double and 11-1 on the season.
Faried tied Ricky Rubio for the rookie lead in double-doubles in 2011-12 and he also led all NBA rookies in rebound average (7.7), field-goal percentage (.586) and PER (21.94).
Faried is the third player in Nuggets history to be named rookie of the month and the first since Carmelo Anthony in April 2004. Anthony won the award six times, while Dikembe Mutombo received the honor twice during the 1991-92 season.