Nov 27, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Denver Nuggets head coach Brian Shaw celebrates with his team during the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center. The Nuggets defeated the Timberwolves 117-110. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Nuggets Given B+ Grade For Off-Season

The Denver Nuggets had an incredible off-season. The started the off-season with a bang when the acquired former Nuggets Arron Afflalo. Afflalo immediately makes the Nuggets more dangerous, and gives them a serious threat at shooting guard. The next big move the Nuggets made was trading their 11th overall pick to the Bulls for picks 16 and 19.

This move made so much sense because they got Jusuf Nurkic and there guy Gary Harris. The move also gave the Nuggets more depth, and it makes there bench is even better. According to  CBSSPORTS NBA writer James Herbet, the Nuggets got a B+ grade for their off-season.

This is what he had to say.

“The draft was a success, as was the Afflalo trade. While Denver didn’t do anything to drastically alter the direction of the franchise, it might not have needed to. These Nuggets don’t have a defensive genius like Andre Iguodala on the roster anymore, but they’ll be about as deep as that 57-win team from two years ago. The flip side of that depth is that, if things aren’t going well, there could be gripes about playing time from the wings and frontcourt players who are sitting more than they think they should.

Some fans in Denver surely wanted a shakeup, and we don’t know how aggressively Connelly pursued blockbuster deals. He hasn’t suddenly turned the Nuggets into contenders or scared the rest of the West, but they should be better. There should be progress.

After a fairly quiet offseason, you can’t be certain about how many of Denver’s players will last through this year’s trade deadline. You can be excited, though, about seeing what Shaw can do with a year of experience and, finally, a full team.”

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