1999–2000 Denver Nuggets season

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1999–2000 Denver Nuggets season
Head coach Dan Issel
Arena Pepsi Center
Results
Record 35–47 (.427)
Place Division: 5th (Midwest)
Conference: 10th (Western)
Playoff finish DNQ

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television Fox Sports Rocky Mountain, KWGN
< 1998–99 2000–01 >

The 1999-2000 NBA season was the Nuggets' 24th season in the NBA and 33rd season as a franchise.[1] It was their first year at the Pepsi Center. With Dan Issel back as head coach and with the acquisition of Ron Mercer, the Nuggets had a solid nucleus of Raef LaFrentz, Antonio McDyess and Nick Van Exel with a 17–15 record to start the season. However, the Nuggets would struggle and hover around .500 for most of the first half of the season. At the trade deadline, Mercer was dealt along with Chauncey Billups and Johnny Taylor to the Orlando Magic for Tariq Abdul-Wahad and Chris Gatling. The Nuggets finished fifth in the Midwest Division with a 35–47 record. Following the season, Bryant Stith was traded to the Boston Celtics.

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1999 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 18 James Posey SF  United States Xavier (OH)
2 33 Chris Herren PG  United States Fresno State
2 41 Francisco Elson C  Netherlands California

Roster[edit]

Denver Nuggets roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
G 9 France Abdul-Wahad, Tariq 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 223 lb (101 kg) San José State
G 7 United States Alexander, Cory 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Virginia
F 42 United States Bowen, Ryan 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Iowa
F/C 15 United States Clark, Keon 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 220 lb (100 kg) UNLV
F 32 United States Gatling, Chris 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Old Dominion
G 8 United States Herren, Chris 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 197 lb (89 kg) Fresno State
F 54 United States Jones, Popeye 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Murray State
F/C 45 United States LaFrentz, Raef 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Kansas
F 21 United States McCloud, George 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Florida State
F/C 24 United States McDyess, Antonio (C) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Alabama
G/F 41 United States Posey, James 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Xavier
F 25 United States Rogers, Roy 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Alabama
G 23 United States Stith, Bryant 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 208 lb (94 kg) Virginia
G 31 United States Van Exel, Nick (C) 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Cincinnati
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

RosterTransactions

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Midwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Utah Jazz 55 27 .671 31–10 24–17 14–10
x-San Antonio Spurs 53 29 .646 2 31–10 22–19 16–8
x-Minnesota Timberwolves 50 32 .610 5 26–15 24–17 18–6
Dallas Mavericks 40 42 .488 15 22–19 18–23 12–12
Denver Nuggets 35 47 .427 20 25–16 10–31 10–14
Houston Rockets 34 48 .415 21 22–19 12–29 8–16
Vancouver Grizzlies 22 60 .268 33 12–29 10–31 6–18
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Los Angeles Lakers 67 15 .817
2 y-Utah Jazz 55 27 .671 12
3 x-Portland Trail Blazers 59 23 .720 8
4 x-San Antonio Spurs 53 29 .646 14
5 x-Phoenix Suns 53 29 .646 14
6 x-Minnesota Timberwolves 50 32 .610 17
7 x-Seattle SuperSonics 45 37 .549 22
8 x-Sacramento Kings 44 38 .537 23
9 Dallas Mavericks 40 42 .488 27
10 Denver Nuggets 35 47 .427 32
11 Houston Rockets 34 48 .415 33
12 Vancouver Grizzlies 22 60 .268 45
13 Golden State Warriors 19 63 .232 48
14 Los Angeles Clippers 15 67 .183 52


z - clinched division title
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot

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

Awards and records[edit]

References[edit]