2017–18 Denver Nuggets season

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2017–18 Denver Nuggets season
Head coach Michael Malone
General manager Artūras Karnišovas
Owner(s) Ann Walton Kroenke
Arena Pepsi Center
Results
Record 46–36 (.561)
Place Division: 5th (Northwest)
Conference: 9th (Western)
Playoff finish Did not qualify

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television Altitude Sports and Entertainment
Radio KKSE
< 2016–17 2018–19 >

The 2017–18 Denver Nuggets season was the 42nd season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA). On June 15, 2017, the Nuggets officially promoted both Artūras Karnišovas and Tim Connelly to become the team's newest general manager and president of basketball operations respectively.[1][2] On December 2, 2017, the Nuggets would retire Fat Lever's number during their 115–100 win over the Los Angeles Lakers. Despite compiling their first winning season since 2013, they missed the playoffs for the fifth straight season after losing to the Minnesota Timberwolves in a win-or-go-home situation in the regular season finale.

Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College / Club
1 24 Tyler Lydon PF  United States Syracuse
2 49 Vlatko Čančar SF  Slovenia KK Mega Leks
2 51 Monté Morris PG  United States Iowa State

Roster[edit]

2017–18 Denver Nuggets roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
F 00 Arthur, Darrell 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 1988–03–25 Kansas
G 5 Barton, Will 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1991–01–06 Memphis
G 25 Beasley, Malik 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 196 lb (89 kg) 1996–11–26 Florida State
F 21 Chandler, Wilson 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1987–05–10 DePaul
F 3 Craig, Torrey (TW) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1990–12–19 USC Upstate
F 35 Faried, Kenneth 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 228 lb (103 kg) 1989–11–19 Morehead State
G 34 Harris, Devin 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1983–02–27 Wisconsin
G 14 Harris, Gary 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1994–09–14 Michigan State
F 41 Hernangómez, Juan 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1995–09–28 Spain
F 22 Jefferson, Richard 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 233 lb (106 kg) 1980–06–21 Arizona
C 15 Jokić, Nikola (C) 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 250 lb (113 kg) 1995–02–19 Serbia
F 20 Lydon, Tyler 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1996–04–09 Syracuse
F 7 Lyles, Trey 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 234 lb (106 kg) 1995–11–05 Kentucky
F 4 Millsap, Paul Injured 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 256 lb (116 kg) 1985–02–10 Louisiana Tech
G 11 Morris, Monté (TW) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1995–06–27 Iowa State
G 27 Murray, Jamal 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 207 lb (94 kg) 1997–02–23 Kentucky
C 24 Plumlee, Mason 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 255 lb (116 kg) 1990–03–05 Duke
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • (GL) On assignment to G League
  • (TW) Two-way affiliate player
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Last transaction: 2018–02–08

Standings[edit]

Division[edit]

Northwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
yPortland Trail Blazers 49 33 .598 0.0 28–13 21–20 9–7 82
xOklahoma City Thunder 48 34 .585 1.0 27–14 21–20 5–11 82
xUtah Jazz 48 34 .585 1.0 28–13 20–21 7–9 82
xMinnesota Timberwolves 47 35 .573 2.0 30–11 17–24 10–6 82
Denver Nuggets 46 36 .561 3.0 31–10 15–26 9–7 82


Conference[edit]

Western Conference
# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 zHouston Rockets * 65 17 .793 82
2 yGolden State Warriors * 58 24 .707 7.0 82
3 yPortland Trail Blazers * 49 33 .598 16.0 82
4 xOklahoma City Thunder 48 34 .585 17.0 82
5 xUtah Jazz 48 34 .585 17.0 82
6 xNew Orleans Pelicans 48 34 .585 17.0 82
7 xSan Antonio Spurs 47 35 .573 18.0 82
8 xMinnesota Timberwolves 47 35 .573 18.0 82
9 Denver Nuggets 46 36 .561 19.0 82
10 Los Angeles Clippers 42 40 .512 23.0 82
11 Los Angeles Lakers 35 47 .427 30.0 82
12 Sacramento Kings 27 55 .329 38.0 82
13 Dallas Mavericks 24 58 .293 41.0 82
14 Memphis Grizzlies 22 60 .268 43.0 82
15 Phoenix Suns 21 61 .256 44.0 82

Game log[edit]

Preseason[edit]

2017 pre-season game log
Total: 3–2 (Home: 0–1; Road: 3–1)
2017–18 season schedule

Regular season[edit]

2017–18 game log
Total: 46–36 (Home: 31–10; Road: 15–26)
2017–18 season 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

Regular season[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Darrell Arthur 19 1 7.4 .468 .348 .667 .8 .5 .4 .2 2.8
Will Barton 81 40 33.1 .452 .370 .805 5.0 4.1 1.0 .6 15.7
Malik Beasley 62 0 9.4 .410 .341 .667 1.1 .5 .2 .1 3.2
Wilson Chandler 74 71 31.7 .445 .358 .772 5.4 2.2 .6 .5 10.0
Torrey Craig 39 5 16.1 .453 .293 .629 3.3 .6 .3 .4 4.2
Kenneth Faried 32 7 14.4 .514 .000 .706 4.8 .6 .4 .4 5.9
Devin Harrisa 27 0 19.7 .406 .343 .845 1.6 2.5 .5 .1 8.2
Gary Harris 67 65 34.4 .485 .396 .827 2.6 2.9 1.8 .2 17.5
Juan Hernangómez 25 3 11.1 .387 .280 .833 2.2 .5 .2 .1 3.3
Richard Jefferson 20 0 8.2 .444 .286 .571 .9 .8 .1 .1 1.5
Nikola Jokić 75 73 32.6 .499 .396 .850 10.7 6.1 1.2 .8 18.5
Tyler Lydon 1 0 2.0 .000 .000 .000 .0 .0 .0 .0 .0
Trey Lyles 73 2 19.1 .491 .381 .697 4.8 1.2 .4 .5 9.9
Paul Millsap 38 37 30.1 .464 .345 .696 6.4 2.7 1.0 1.2 14.6
Monté Morris 3 0 8.3 .667 .000 1.000 .7 2.3 1.0 .0 3.3
Emmanuel Mudiaya 42 0 17.9 .401 .373 .808 2.2 2.9 .5 .1 8.5
Jamal Murray 81 80 31.7 .451 .378 .905 3.7 3.4 1.0 .3 16.7
Mason Plumlee 74 26 19.4 .601 .000 .456 5.4 1.9 .7 1.1 7.1

a Statistics with the Denver Nuggets

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

June 22, 2017[3] To Denver Nuggets
Trey Lyles
Draft rights to Tyler Lydon (pick 24)
to Utah Jazz
Draft rights to Donovan Mitchell (pick 13)
July 6, 2017[4] To Denver Nuggets
2019 Second Round Pick (from Atlanta)
To Los Angeles Clippers
Danilo Gallinari
To Atlanta Hawks
Jamal Crawford
Diamond Stone
2018 First Round Pick (from Los Angeles)
February 8, 2018[5] To Denver Nuggets
Devin Harris
2018 Second Round Pick (from Portland via Denver)
To New York Knicks
Emmanuel Mudiay
To Dallas Mavericks
Doug McDermott
2018 Second Round Pick (from L.A. Clippers via New York)

Contracts[edit]

Re-signed[edit]

Player Signed
Mason Plumlee[6] September 20, 2017

Additions[edit]

Player Signed Former Team
Paul Millsap[7] July 13, 2017 Atlanta Hawks
Torrey Craig[8] Two-way contract Australia Gold Coast Rollers
Monté Morris^[9] Two-way contract Iowa State Cyclones
  • ^ Team's second round draft pick this year.

Subtractions[edit]

Player Reason Left New Team
Mike Miller[10] Waived

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Denver Nuggets Promote Tim Connelly and Arturas Karnisovas". NBA.com. June 15, 2017. Retrieved June 15, 2017.
  2. ^ Dempsey, Christopher (June 15, 2017). "Nuggets Keep Front Office Stability with Karnisovas, Connelly Promotions". NBA.com. Retrieved June 16, 2017.
  3. ^ "2017 NBA Draft Trade Tracker". NBA.com. Retrieved 22 June 2017.
  4. ^ "L.A. Clippers acquire veteran forward Danilo Gallinari in three-team trade". NBA.com. July 6, 2017. Retrieved July 6, 2017.
  5. ^ "Knicks acquire Emmanual Mudiay in 3-team trade". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. February 8, 2018. Retrieved February 10, 2018.
  6. ^ "Nuggets Re-Sign Mason Plumlee". Denver Nuggets. Retrieved September 20, 2017.
  7. ^ "Nuggets Sign Free Agent Paul Millsap". NBA.com. July 13, 2017. Retrieved July 13, 2017.
  8. ^ "Nuggets Sign Rookie Torrey Craig to Two-Way Contract". NBA.com. July 19, 2017. Retrieved July 20, 2017.
  9. ^ "Nuggets Sign Rookie Monte Morris to Two-Way Contract". NBA.com. July 21, 2017. Retrieved July 22, 2017.
  10. ^ "Denver Nuggets waive veteran guard Mike Miller". NBA.com. July 11, 2017. Retrieved July 11, 2017.