The Denver Nuggets are fresh off of their first-ever NBA championship and are hungry for more. General Manager Calvin Booth has high hopes for his squad in the upcoming seasons. He chatted with The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor over the summer and shared that he believes Denver can capture three or four titles.
“Our guys are tired. It’s going to be hard to repeat,” Booth told O’Connor. “But if everything is optimized, we should win three or four [titles].”
Booth’s bold prediction comes just a few months after the Nuggets put together one of the most comfortable playoff runs in recent history. They lost just four games on the way to the title last spring, making quick work of the Minnesota Timberwolves, Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles Lakers, and then the Miami Heat.
Denver Nuggets head coach Michael Malone thinks Nuggs can be a dynasty
Booth isn’t the only member of the Nuggets organization who believes that this current group of stars can dominate the league for years to come.
Earlier this month, head coach Michael Malone told DNVR’s Harrison Wind that he thinks Denver can become the next NBA dynasty.
“If we’re going to try and be a team that can repeat,” Malone said at Media Day (h/t Harrison Wind). “If we’re going to try and be a team that can be a dynasty, like Golden State, like San Antonio, we have to have a standard of excellence each and every day.”
It’s not outrageous to believe that the Nuggets can carry on a sustained success. Nikola Jokic is one of the most unique players in the game today. He was unstoppable in the postseason as he led Denver to the title.
Jokic averaged 30 points, 13.5 rebounds, and 9.5 assists per game while shooting 54.8% from the field and 46.1% from long range.
Fortunately for the Nuggets, he’s under contract through the end of the 2027-28 season, allowing the front office to field a competitive team around him until then.