2018–19 Denver Nuggets season

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2018–19 Denver Nuggets season
Division champions
Head coachMichael Malone
General managerArtūras Karnišovas
Owner(s)Ann Walton Kroenke
ArenaPepsi Center
Results
Record54–28 (.659)
PlaceDivision: 1st (Northwest)
Conference: 2nd (Western)
Playoff finishConference Semifinals
(Lost to Trail Blazers 3–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
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The 2018–19 Denver Nuggets season was the 43rd season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The team revealed a new logo for the 2018–19 season. With a win against the Boston Celtics on March 18, the Nuggets clinched a playoff spot for the first time since the 2012–13 season.

In the playoffs, the Nuggets defeated the San Antonio Spurs in the First Round in seven games, winning their first playoff series since the Carmelo Anthony era in 2009. In the Semifinals, the Nuggets lost to the Portland Trail Blazers in seven games.

Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College / Club
1 14 Michael Porter Jr. SF  United States Missouri
2 41 Jarred Vanderbilt SF  United States Kentucky
2 58 Thomas Welsh C  United States UCLA

Roster[edit]

Denver Nuggets roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
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) 195 lb (88 kg) 1996–11–26 Florida State
F 3 Craig, Torrey 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1990–12–19 USC Upstate
G 6 Goodwin, Brandon (TW) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1995–10–02 Florida Gulf Coast
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
C 15 Jokić, Nikola (C) 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 250 lb (113 kg) 1995–02–19 Serbia
F 20 Lydon, Tyler 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 225 lb (102 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 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 246 lb (112 kg) 1985–02–10 Louisiana Tech
G 11 Morris, Monté 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
F/C 24 Plumlee, Mason 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 1990–03–05 Duke
F 1 Porter, Michael Injured 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1998–06–29 Missouri
G 0 Thomas, Isaiah 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1989–02–07 Washington
F 8 Vanderbilt, Jarred 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 214 lb (97 kg) 1999–04–03 Kentucky
C 45 Welsh, Thomas (TW) 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 255 lb (116 kg) 1996–02–03 UCLA
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: 2019–02–14

Standings[edit]

Division[edit]

Northwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
yDenver Nuggets 54 28 .659 0.0 34–7 20–21 12–4 82
xPortland Trail Blazers 53 29 .646 1.0 32–9 21–20 6–10 82
xUtah Jazz 50 32 .610 4.0 29–12 21–20 8–8 82
xOklahoma City Thunder 49 33 .598 5.0 27–14 22–19 9–7 82
Minnesota Timberwolves 36 46 .439 18.0 25–16 11–30 5–10 82

Conference[edit]

Western Conference
# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 cGolden State Warriors * 57 25 .695 82
2 yDenver Nuggets * 54 28 .659 3.0 82
3 xPortland Trail Blazers 53 29 .646 4.0 82
4 yHouston Rockets * 53 29 .646 4.0 82
5 xUtah Jazz 50 32 .610 7.0 82
6 xOklahoma City Thunder 49 33 .598 8.0 82
7 xSan Antonio Spurs 48 34 .585 9.0 82
8 xLos Angeles Clippers 48 34 .585 9.0 82
9 Sacramento Kings 39 43 .476 18.0 82
10 Los Angeles Lakers 37 45 .451 20.0 82
11 Minnesota Timberwolves 36 46 .439 21.0 82
12 Memphis Grizzlies 33 49 .402 24.0 82
13 New Orleans Pelicans 33 49 .402 24.0 82
14 Dallas Mavericks 33 49 .402 24.0 82
15 Phoenix Suns 19 63 .232 38.0 82

Game log[edit]

Preseason[edit]

2018 preseason game log
Total: 4–1 (Home: 1–0; Road: 3–1)
2018–19 season schedule

Regular season[edit]

2018–19 game log
Total: 54–28 (Home: 34–7; Road: 20–21)
2018–19 season schedule

Playoffs[edit]

Game log[edit]

2019 playoff game log
2019 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

Regular season[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell 7 0 3.1 .300 .000 .500 .6 .9 .3 .0 1.0
Will Barton 43 38 27.7 .402 .342 .770 4.6 2.9 .4 .5 11.5
Malik Beasley 81 18 23.2 .474 .402 .848 2.5 1.2 .7 .1 11.3
Torrey Craig 75 37 20.0 .442 .324 .700 3.5 1.0 .5 .6 5.7
Brandon Goodwin 16 0 3.6 .261 .333 .818 .2 .9 .0 .0 1.4
Gary Harris 57 48 28.8 .424 .339 .799 2.8 2.2 1.0 .3 12.9
Juan Hernangómez 70 25 19.4 .439 .365 .767 3.8 .8 .4 .3 5.8
Nikola Jokić 80 80 31.3 .511 .307 .821 10.8 7.3 1.4 .7 20.1
Tyler Lydon 25 0 3.8 .500 .400 .333 .7 .2 .1 .0 .9
Trey Lyles 64 2 17.5 .418 .255 .698 3.8 1.4 .5 .4 8.5
Paul Millsap 70 65 27.1 .484 .365 .727 7.2 2.0 1.2 .8 12.6
Monté Morris 82 6 24.0 .493 .414 .802 2.4 3.6 .9 .0 10.4
Jamal Murray 75 74 32.6 .437 .367 .848 4.2 4.8 .9 .4 18.2
Mason Plumlee 82 17 21.1 .593 .200 .561 6.4 3.0 .8 .9 7.8
Isaiah Thomas 12 0 15.1 .343 .279 .630 1.1 1.9 .4 .1 8.1
Jarred Vanderbilt 17 0 4.1 .474 .000 .600 1.4 .2 .4 .1 1.4
Thomas Welsh 11 0 3.3 .538 .429 .500 .4 .5 .0 .0 1.6
Nick Young 4 0 9.3 .333 .375 .000 .3 .5 .0 .3 2.3

Playoffs[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Will Barton 14 3 23.4 .348 .273 .692 4.8 1.7 .3 .6 9.1
Malik Beasley 14 0 20.1 .387 .404 .710 3.4 1.0 .2 .1 8.1
Torrey Craig 14 11 23.6 .478 .472 .563 5.1 .9 .5 .4 6.6
Gary Harris 14 14 37.0 .462 .351 .868 4.1 2.3 .9 .6 14.2
Juan Hernangómez 5 0 2.9 .333 .500 .000 .6 .0 .0 .0 .6
Nikola Jokić 14 14 39.7 .506 .393 .846 13.0 8.4 1.1 .9 25.1
Trey Lyles 3 0 2.7 .000 .000 .000 .3 .7 .0 .0 .0
Paul Millsap 14 14 33.5 .468 .316 .770 6.7 .8 .9 1.1 14.6
Monté Morris 14 0 16.0 .384 .000 .692 1.4 2.6 .4 .1 5.4
Jamal Murray 14 14 36.3 .425 .337 .903 4.4 4.7 1.0 .1 21.3
Mason Plumlee 14 0 15.6 .511 .000 .571 4.4 1.5 .5 .7 4.6
Jarred Vanderbilt 3 0 1.6 .000 .000 .000 .3 .0 .0 .3 .0

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

June 21, 2018[1] To Denver Nuggets
Draft rights to Jarred Vanderbilt
To Orlando Magic
Draft rights to Justin Jackson
2019 second-round pick
July 6, 2018[2] To Denver Nuggets
Cash considerations
To Philadelphia 76ers
Wilson Chandler
2021 second-round pick
Right to swap 2022 second-round picks
July 13, 2018[3] To Denver Nuggets
Isaiah Whitehead
To Brooklyn Nets
Kenneth Faried
Darrell Arthur
2019 first-round pick
2020 second-round pick

Contracts[edit]

Re-signed[edit]

Player Signed
Will Barton[4] July 9, 2018
Nikola Jokić[5] July 9, 2018
Torrey Craig[6] July 10, 2018
Monté Morris[7] July 25, 2018

Additions[edit]

Player Signed Former Team
Isaiah Thomas[8] July 16, 2018 Los Angeles Lakers
Thomas Welsh[9] July 19, 2018; Two-way contract UCLA Bruins
Emanuel Terry[10] August 7, 2018 Lincoln Memorial Railsplitters
DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell[10] August 7, 2018; Two-way contract Denmark Bakken Bears
Brandon Goodwin[11] November 29, 2018; Injury hardship United States Memphis Hustle
Nick Young[12] December 10, 2018; Injury hardship Golden State Warriors
Brandon Goodwin[13] December 16, 2018; Two-way contract United States Memphis Hustle

Subtractions[edit]

Player Reason Left New Team
Isaiah Whitehead[14] Waived RussiaLokomotiv Kuban
Devin Harris[15] Free Agent Dallas Mavericks
Emanuel Terry[16] Waived United States Canton Charge
Brandon Goodwin[17] Waived United States Memphis Hustle
DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell[13] Waived Israel Hapeol Tel Aviv
Nick Young[18] Waived Free Agent

References[edit]

  1. ^ Denton, John (June 22, 2018). "Magic Continue to Add Length in Second Round". NBA.com. Retrieved June 22, 2018.
  2. ^ "Denver Nuggets Trade Wilson Chandler to Philadelphia 76ers". NBA.com. July 6, 2018. Retrieved July 6, 2018.
  3. ^ "Denver Nuggets Trade Arthur and Faried to Brooklyn Nets". NBA.com. July 13, 2018. Retrieved July 20, 2018.
  4. ^ "Nuggets Re-Sign Free Agent Will Barton". NBA.com. July 9, 2018. Retrieved July 9, 2018.
  5. ^ "Denver Nuggets Sign Nikola Jokić to Contract Extension". NBA.com. July 9, 2018. Retrieved July 9, 2018.
  6. ^ "Denver Nuggets Sign Free Agent Torrey Craig". NBA.com. July 10, 2018. Retrieved July 10, 2018.
  7. ^ "Denver Nuggets Sign Monte Morris". NBA.com. July 25, 2018. Retrieved July 25, 2018.
  8. ^ "Denver Nuggets Sign Veteran Guard Isaiah Thomas". NBA.com. July 16, 2018. Retrieved July 16, 2018.
  9. ^ "Denver Nuggets Sign Rookie Thomas Welsh to Two-Way Contract". NBA.com. July 19, 2018. Retrieved July 19, 2018.
  10. ^ a b "Nuggets Sign Rookie DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell to Two-Way Contract". NBA.com. August 7, 2018. Retrieved August 7, 2018.
  11. ^ "Denver Nuggets Sign Brandon Goodwin". NBA.com. November 29, 2018. Retrieved December 2, 2018.
  12. ^ "Nuggets sign veteran guard Nick Young". NBA.com. December 10, 2018. Retrieved December 11, 2018.
  13. ^ a b "Denver Nuggets Sign Brandon Goodwin, Waive DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell". NBA.com. December 16, 2018. Retrieved December 29, 2018.
  14. ^ "Isaiah Whitehead: Officially waived by Denver". cbssports.com. July 18, 2018. Retrieved July 20, 2018.
  15. ^ "Mavericks sign Devin Harris". Mavs.com. August 8, 2018. Retrieved August 8, 2018.
  16. ^ "We have waived Emanuel Terry". Denver Nuggets on Twitter. October 8, 2018. Retrieved October 8, 2018.
  17. ^ "Denver Nuggets Sign Nick Young, Waive Brandon Goodwin". NBA.com. December 10, 2018. Retrieved December 15, 2018.
  18. ^ "Denver Nuggets waive guard Nick Young". December 30, 2018. Retrieved December 31, 2018.