Vegas Over/Under: 45.5
Fromal’s Record Projection: 48 The Bet: Over with confidence
When Nikola Jokic re-entered the starting lineup on December 15, everything clicked.
From that point forward, the Denver Nuggets posted the league’s best offensive evaluation (113.3). And though they had been remarkably porous (league-worst 111.9 defensive evaluation ), they still outscored their foes and claimed themselves as a valid danger to make the playoffs.
Paul Millsap is a perfect fit next to Jokic, gracing the Nuggets along with his defensive acumen and versatile offensive play. He provides the Mile High City a second top-25 participant, and his existence instantly creates among the NBA’s most reckless frontcourt pairings.
How will opponents manage departure coming from different places in 2017-18? How can they counteract the offensive excellence every time a legitimate defensive stalwart is creating Jokic’s life simpler?
And the frontcourt isn’t the sole reason for unmitigated optimism.
Gary Harris enjoys enormous synergy with Jokic and is coming off a breakout season. He should continue emerging as among the Association’s better 2-guards, and he’s joined by yet another high-upside backcourt member in Jamal Murray.
Losing Danilo Gallinari hurts, and the Nuggets failed to consolidate their assets. However, this really is a deep team overflowing with talent in many different positions.
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