The Perfect Storm Has Been Created For The Nuggets


The Nuggets are 5-7 now after their 117-97 win against the Pelicans and have found themselves on a quaint little win streak. Obviously 5-7 isn’t anything to brag about, but it sure does beat their 1-6 record from earlier this season. And not to mention that record qualifies them for second place in the Northwest Division!

May 29, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (left) and guard Russell Westbrook (right) before the game against the San Antonio Spurs in game five of the Western Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

Now what I mean by “this is the perfect storm for the Nuggets”  is that the Northwest Division is in pretty bad shape right now with the rebuilding Timberwolves (3-8) and Jazz (5-8) and the beat up Oklahoma City Thunder (3-11). It is the perfect opportunity for the Nuggets to swoop in and fight for a division championship that the Thunder have been hogging since the 2010-2011 season. This is like the eye of a hurricane for the Nuggets because the Thunder weakened from a category 5 to a tropical storm (no pun intended with the Thunder and Hurricane reference) with the injuries to Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. They need to act now because that hurricane lead by KD will be right back in full force by the middle of the season! To me this is a very rare season for the Nuggets to make some division noise because the Jazz and Timberwolves are getting better and better each season because they are rebuilding and will eventually take over the division with their potential talent and the Thunder are atypically bad this year.

Right now, the only obstacle for the suddenly healthy Nuggets is to overcome the red hot Portland Trailblazers (8-3). This won’t be an easy feat for the Nuggets, but it will be a necessary feat for them to take advantage of the situation handed to them.