2010–11 Denver Nuggets season

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2010–11 Denver Nuggets season
Head coach George Karl
Arena Pepsi Center
Results
Record 50–32 (.610)
Place Division: 2nd (Northwest)
Conference: 5th (Western)
Playoff finish Lost in first round to Oklahoma City (1–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television Altitude Sports and Entertainment
Radio KCKK
< 2009–10 2011–12 >

The 2010-11 Denver Nuggets season was the 44th season of the franchise, its 35th in the National Basketball Association (NBA). After half a season of rumors and speculation, the Nuggets granted Carmelo Anthony his wish by trading him to the New York Knicks on February 21 as part of a three-team trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves.[1] The blockbuster trade also sent Chauncey Billups, Anthony Carter, Renaldo Balkman, Shelden Williams and Corey Brewer to the Knicks for Wilson Chandler, Danilo Gallinari, Raymond Felton, Timofey Mozgov, Kosta Koufos, New York's first round pick in the 2014 draft and Golden State's second round picks in 2012 and 2013. Minnesota received Denver's 2015 second round pick, Eddy Curry and Anthony Randolph.

After the trade, Nuggets coach George Karl said, "I'm glad its over. I'm glad it's an opportunity to reinvent", expressing relief at the end of the months of speculation preceding the trade.[2]

Key dates[edit]

Summary[edit]

NBA Draft 2010[edit]

Main article: 2010 NBA Draft

Free agency[edit]

This free agency period, the Nuggets signed Al Harrington & Shelden Williams

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 2010 NBA Draft

Roster[edit]

Denver Nuggets roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
SG 6 United States Afflalo, Arron 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) UCLA
C 11 United States Andersen, Chris 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 228 lb (103 kg) Blinn College TX (JC)
SF 21 United States Chandler, Wilson 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) DePaul
C 34 United States Ely, Melvin (IN) 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 261 lb (118 kg) Fresno State
PG 20 United States Felton, Raymond 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 198 lb (90 kg) North Carolina
SF 0 Panama Forbes, Gary 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Massachusetts
SF 8 Italy Gallinari, Danilo 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Italy
PF 7 United States Harrington, Al 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 250 lb (113 kg) St. Patrick High School (NJ)
C 41 Greece Koufos, Kosta (IN) 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 265 lb (120 kg) Ohio State
PG 3 United States Lawson, Ty 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 195 lb (88 kg) North Carolina
PF 4 United States Martin, Kenyon (C) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Cincinnati
C 25 Russia Mozgov, Timofey 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Russia
PF 31 Brazil Nenê 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Brazil
SG 5 United States Smith, J. R. 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) St. Benedict's Prep (NJ)
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Athletic trainer(s)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

Depth Chart[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench Reserve Inactive
C Nenê Chris Andersen Timofey Mozgov Melvin Ely
Kosta Koufos
PF Kenyon Martin Al Harrington
SF Danilo Gallinari Wilson Chandler Gary Forbes
SG Arron Afflalo J. R. Smith
PG Ty Lawson Raymond Felton

Pre-season[edit]

Game log[edit]

2010 pre-season game log
2010–11 season schedule

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Northwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Oklahoma City Thunder 55 27 .671 30–11 25–16 13–3
x-Denver Nuggets 50 32 .610 5 33–8 17–24 9–7
x-Portland Trail Blazers 48 34 .585 7 30–11 18–23 10–6
Utah Jazz 39 43 .476 16 21–20 18–23 7–9
Minnesota Timberwolves 17 65 .207 38 12–29 5–36 1–15
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-San Antonio Spurs 61 21 .744
2 x-Los Angeles Lakers 57 25 .695 4
3 y-Dallas Mavericks 57 25 .695 4
4 y-Oklahoma City Thunder 55 27 .671 6
5 x-Denver Nuggets 50 32 .610 11
6 x-Portland Trail Blazers 48 34 .585 13
7 x-New Orleans Hornets 46 36 .561 15
8 x-Memphis Grizzlies 46 36 .561 15
9 Houston Rockets 43 39 .524 18
10 Phoenix Suns 40 42 .488 21
11 Utah Jazz 39 43 .476 22
12 Golden State Warriors 36 46 .439 25
13 Los Angeles Clippers 32 50 .390 29
14 Sacramento Kings 24 58 .293 37
15 Minnesota Timberwolves 17 65 .207 44

Game log[edit]

2010–11 game log Total: 50–32 (Home: 33–8; Road: 17–24)
2010–11 season schedule

Playoffs[edit]

Game log[edit]

2011 playoff game log
2011 playoff schedule

Player statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game

Season[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Arron Afflalo 69 69 33.7 .498 .423 .847 3.60 2.4 .49 .45 12.6
Chris Andersen 45 0 16.3 .599 .000 .637 4.90 .4 .51 1.29 5.6
Carmelo Anthony 50 50 35.5 .452 .333 .823 7.60 2.8 .86 .62 25.2
Renaldo Balkman 5 0 8.8 .556 .000 .750 .80 .4 .60 .40 2.6
Chauncey Billups 51 51 32.3 .438 .441 .923 2.50 5.3 1.02 .24 16.5
Anthony Carter 14 0 10.9 .333 .333 1.000 .90 1.9 .64 .07 1.9
Wilson Chandler 21 19 30.6 .419 .347 .810 5.00 1.6 .67 1.14 12.5
Melvin Ely 30 2 12.2 .549 .000 .619 2.50 .5 .13 .37 2.3
Raymond Felton 21 0 31.6 .431 .459 .617 3.60 6.5 1.33 .00 11.5
Gary Forbes 63 11 12.6 .454 .328 .678 1.80 .8 .37 .10 5.2
Danilo Gallinari 14 12 30.9 .412 .370 .772 5.40 1.6 .93 .64 14.7
Al Harrington 73 3 22.8 .416 .357 .735 4.50 1.4 .53 .14 10.5
Kosta Koufos 11 1 8.9 .500 .000 .632 3.00 .0 .18 .45 4.9
Ty Lawson 80 31 26.3 .503 .404 .764 2.60 4.7 1.00 .05 11.7
Kenyon Martin 48 48 25.7 .511 .222 .583 6.20 2.3 .90 .73 8.6
Timofey Mozgov 11 0 6.0 .524 .000 .750 1.50 .0 .09 .18 2.5
Nenê 75 75 30.5 .615 .200 .711 7.60 2.0 1.12 .97 14.5
J.R. Smith 79 6 24.9 .435 .390 .738 4.10 2.2 1.16 .20 12.3
Shelden Williams 42 32 17.0 .453 .000 .739 5.30 .5 .43 .52 4.7

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Nuggets. Stats reflect time with Nuggets only.
Traded mid-season. Stats reflect time with Nuggets only.

Playoffs[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Arron Afflalo 3 3 28.3 .353 .250 .875 3.00 2.3 .00 .00 11.3
Chris Andersen 5 0 14.6 .636 .000 .714 2.80 .6 .60 1.40 4.8
Wilson Chandler 5 2 23.0 .276 .143 .778 4.40 .4 .60 .80 4.8
Raymond Felton 5 0 30.4 .360 .250 .750 1.80 4.2 1.20 .00 11.6
Gary Forbes 1 0 2.0 .000 .000 .000 1.00 .0 .00 .00 0.0
Danilo Gallinari 5 5 29.6 .432 .467 .714 3.40 2.0 .80 .00 12.0
Al Harrington 5 0 14.0 .455 .500 .750 1.40 1.0 .60 .00 5.6
Kosta Koufos 1 0 2.0 1.000 .000 .000 .00 .0 .00 .00 2.0
Ty Lawson 5 5 33.4 .500 .455 .913 3.40 3.8 1.00 .20 15.6
Kenyon Martin 5 5 29.6 .480 .000 .611 7.80 1.6 .40 .40 11.8
Nenê 5 5 32.4 .478 .000 .563 9.00 1.6 1.00 .80 14.2
J.R. Smith 5 0 15.2 .356 .429 .727 2.00 1.0 .40 .00 9.8

Awards, records and milestones[edit]

Awards[edit]

Week/Month[edit]

All-Star[edit]

Carmelo Anthony represented the Nuggets at the 2011 NBA All-Star Game as a starter for the Western Conference. The All-Star game would end up being the last time 'Melo represented the Nuggets as he was traded the next day to the New York Knicks.

Season[edit]

Records[edit]

Milestones[edit]

  • December 10: Seventh coach in history to 1,000 wins. Head coach George Karl became the seventh head coach in NBA history to win 1,000 games in the Nuggets' 123–116 road victory over the Toronto Raptors.[3]

Injuries and surgeries[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

February 21, 2011
[4]
To Denver Nuggets---- To New York Knicks---- To Minnesota Timberwolves----

Free agents[edit]