17 Facts About Denver Nuggets

1. The Denver Nuggets beat Atlanta by 45 points in their last game.

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2. The Denver Nuggets kicked off a three game road trip looking to carry the momentum from their blow out win against the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday but in their way stood the resurgent New Orleans Pelicans.

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3. The Denver Nuggets announced the hire on Friday, saying that Bird will bring an experienced, unique perspective to their team.

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4. The Denver Nuggets have added an 11-time All-Star to its front office.

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5. On March 15, 2012, the Denver Nuggets decided to make their team younger by trading Nene, who had played the previous 9 seasons for Denver, to the Washington Wizards for JaVale McGee.

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6. On the day when the trade was done, the Denver Nuggets were left with 9 players to play against the Memphis Grizzlies.

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7. On July 14, 2010, the Denver Nuggets bolstered their frontcourt depth by signing Al Harrington.

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8. On July 13, 2009, the Denver Nuggets traded a second-round draft pick to the Detroit Pistons for Arron Afflalo and Walter Sharpe.

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9. In the 2009 NBA draft, the Denver Nuggets traded a first-round draft pick acquired from the Charlotte Bobcats to the Minnesota Timberwolves for the rights to rookie Ty Lawson, who was drafted 18th overall.

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10. The Denver Nuggets faced the top-seeded Los Angeles Lakers in the first round.

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11. In the playoffs, the Denver Nuggets took Game 1 and home court advantage away from the Spurs.

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12. The Denver Nuggets had the 22nd overall selection in the draft, in which they selected Jarrett Jack, but sent him to the Portland Trail Blazers for rights to Portland's 27th overall pick, Linas Kleiza.

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13. The Denver Nuggets picked 20th in the 2005 NBA draft; it was acquired from the Washington Wizards via the Orlando Magic.

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14. In 2003, the Denver Nuggets drafted future All-Star Carmelo Anthony with the third overall pick in the 2003 NBA draft.

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15. The Denver Nuggets were swept by the San Antonio Spurs in the first round of the playoffs that season.

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16. The Denver Nuggets had two lottery picks that year and drafted University of Notre Dame forward LaPhonso Ellis and University of Virginia guard Bryant Stith.

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17. The Denver Nuggets continued their strong play early on in the NBA, as they won division titles in their first two seasons in the league, and missed a third by a single game.

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