2002–03 Denver Nuggets season

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2002–03 Denver Nuggets season
Head coach Jeff Bzdelik
Arena Pepsi Center
Results
Record 17–65 (.207)
Place Division: 7th (Midwest)
Conference: 14th (Western)
Playoff finish DNQ

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
< 2001–02 2003–04 >

The 2002-03 NBA season was the Nuggets' 27th season in the NBA and 36th season as a franchise.[1] The Nuggets acquired Marcus Camby from the New York Knicks during the offseason. Along the way, James Posey was traded to the Houston Rockets. However, the team struggled and finished the regular season last place in the Midwest Division with 17 wins and 65 losses, the franchise's worst record since 1997–98. They also missed the playoffs for eight consecutive seasons. Following the season, Juwan Howard signed as a free agent with the Orlando Magic.

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 2002 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 5 Nikoloz Tskitishvili F/C  Georgia
1 25 Frank Williams PG  United States Illinois
2 33 Vincent Yarbrough SF  United States Tennessee

Roster[edit]

2002–03 Denver Nuggets roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
F/C 15 United States Andersen, Chris 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Blinn
G/F 32 United States Bowen, Ryan 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Iowa
F/C 23 United States Camby, Marcus 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Massachusetts
G 21 United States Harrington, Adam 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Auburn
G 6 United States Harrington, Junior 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Wingate
F 1 United States Harvey, Donnell 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Florida
F/C 5 United States Howard, Juwan 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Michigan
F/C 31 Brazil Nenê 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 260 lb (118 kg) Brazil
G/F 41 United States Posey, James 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Xavier
G 4 Serbia Savović, Predrag 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Hawaiʻi
G 20 United States Trepagnier, Jeff 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Southern California
F 22 Georgia (country) Tskitishvili, Nikoloz 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Republic of Georgia
G/F 7 United States White, Rodney 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 238 lb (108 kg) Charlotte
G 11 Georgia (country) Williams, Shammond 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 201 lb (91 kg) North Carolina
G 3 United States Yarbrough, Vincent 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Tennessee
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

RosterTransactions

Roster Notes[edit]

  • Shammond Williams holds American and Georgian dual citizenship. He played for the Georgian national team although he was born in the United States.

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Midwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-San Antonio Spurs 60 22 .732 33–8 27–14 17–7
x-Dallas Mavericks 60 22 .732 33–8 27–14 18–6
x-Minnesota Timberwolves 51 31 .622 9 33–8 18–23 15–9
x-Utah Jazz 47 35 .573 13 29–12 18–23 15–9
Houston Rockets 43 39 .524 17 28–13 15–26 11–13
Memphis Grizzlies 28 54 .341 32 20–21 8–33 5–17
Denver Nuggets 17 65 .207 43 13–28 4–37 3–21
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-San Antonio Spurs 60 22 .732
2 y-Sacramento Kings 59 23 .720 1
3 x-Dallas Mavericks 60 22 .732
4 x-Minnesota Timberwolves 51 31 .622 9
5 x-Los Angeles Lakers 50 32 .610 10
6 x-Portland Trail Blazers 50 32 .610 10
7 x-Utah Jazz 47 35 .573 13
8 x-Phoenix Suns 44 38 .537 16
9 Houston Rockets 43 39 .524 17
10 Seattle SuperSonics 40 42 .488 20
11 Golden State Warriors 38 44 .463 22
12 Memphis Grizzlies 28 54 .341 32
13 Los Angeles Clippers 27 55 .329 33
14 Denver Nuggets 17 65 .207 43


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

Game log[edit]

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]

Transactions[edit]

References[edit]

See also[edit]