The Denver Nuggets have officially removed themselves from the NBA upper echelon. Period. I’m sure there are those who will justify their recent lackluster performances by citing the absence of Chauncey Billups from their lineup. Admittedly, this has created a glaring chasm in their cohesion and leadership, but to rest their struggles solely on his missing presence would be overly simplistic. Numerous red flags have become apparent throughout the course of the season, even before Chauncey’s injury, and perhaps the most alarming is their subpar performances on the road and against bad teams. Good teams beat bad teams, regardless of the venue. George Karl once again seemed overly relaxed, even in defeat, saying after the game, “Losing is ex ...
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