Denver Nuggets: Briefly touching on three teams on this week’s schedule

The Denver Nuggets upcoming schedule spells trouble in the standings. Nugg Love briefly touches on three games fans must watch.

The Denver Nuggets must recover from the disappointing loss it suffered at the hands of the shorthanded Washington Wizards. Consider its next game, a pallet cleanser.

The Atlanta Hawks, although statistically horrible, do posses one dangerous weapon in Trae Young. Nugg Love analyzed the matchup with the Eastern Conference bottom-dweller on two separate occasions.

As such, we focus our collective brain on the next three opponents: Dallas Mavericks, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Los Angeles Clippers. The latter two games finish off the week in a back-to-back situation.

Catching the Clippers on the second night of a back-to-back schedule isn’t ideal. However, the previous game, at least on paper, doesn’t read as a grueling task.

Each game brings a juicy narrative and, unfortunately, some issues for the Denver Nuggets. Nugg Love briefly breaks down this week’s schedule.

Dallas Mavericks

Aside from being Conference foes, the Denver Nuggets and Dallas Mavericks share a glaring trait. Both teams boast a European player as its superstar. You can’t talk about the NBA without mentioning Luka Doncic and Nikola Jokic.

However, despite both teams recently suffering a disappointing loss, the memory must reset as the two teams collide. Rick Carlisle‘s free-flowing offense, with Doncic at the helm, makes for a formidable contest.

The Dallas Mavericks possess the best offense in terms of offensive rating. Mike Malone will need to throw everything at Doncic and force the officials to make difficult decisions.

Cleveland Cavaliers

Ever since LeBron James left his hometown -again- for the bright lights in Los Angeles, the Cleveland Cavaliers fell back into the abyss which is the bottom of the Eastern Conference.

Lately, the Cavaliers landed a spot in the news, unfortunately, due to Kevin Love‘s apparent frustration with the Cavaliers’ front office. The young and inexperienced backcourt doesn’t pose a threat to the Nuggets.

Tristan Thompson and Love make for a balanced attack of in-and-out basketball. In regards to grabbing rebounds, the two veterans present a challenge for Denver’s backcourt.

Los Angeles Clippers

The last team of the week is a doozy. Regardless of whether the load management ambassadors sit Kawhi Leonard, it still has Paul George at its disposable, and vice versa.

The Clippers’ bench is just as efficient and dangerous as many NBA starting units.  Scoring threat Lou Williams and all-around contributor Montrezl Harrell, lead the highest-scoring bench unit in the NBA.

The Clippers are a relentless bunch who won’t give Denver much time to breathe, similar to the defense of the polarizing guard Patrick Beverley. Doc Rivers‘ squad isn’t for the faint of heart.