The Denver Nuggets have been a part of the NBA since 1976. They were known
as the Denver Rockets before their NBA status and have been called the Denver
Nuggets for the past 37 years. While fans who buy Denver Nuggets tickets have yet
to see an NBA championship being lifted, they have managed to win seven division
titles, the last of which came in 2010. The Denver Nuggets have enjoyed some great
seasons and had many excellent basketball players wearing their shirt. The only
problem for Denver Nuggets tickets holders has been the team's inability to turn a
good season into an exceptional one by winning their conference and going to the
The most exciting eras in the Denver Nuggets history have been over the past 10
years. While there was success in the mid 1980's with Alex English being a prolific
scorer, along with Kiki Vandeweghe, that success was surpassed in 2003 onward
when Carmelo Anthony was drafted into the team. Those who bought Denver
Nuggets tickets on a regular basis were delighted when Carmelo Anthony was
drafted as the third pick in the 2003 draft. In 2002 the team won less than 20 games,
yet they were playoff contenders in 2003 with Anthony and other trade deals making
the team a lot stronger.
In 2006, Carmelo was joined in Denver by Allen Iverson and Denver Nuggets tickets
holders were really in for a treat. The combination between Carmelo and Iverson
was out of this world and the 2007-2008 season brought 50 wins for the Nuggets.
However, they were swept aside by the Lakers in the playoffs.
After playing at the Denver Auditorium Arena and the McNichols Sports Arena, the
Denver Nuggets moved to the Pepsi Center in 1999. The arena cost $187 million to
build, but most of the money was recouped with the Pepsi naming rights deal. The
stadium can hold 19,155 fans and most times Denver Nuggets tickets are sold out
for home games. While there are NHL, arena football games, and concerts at the
stadium, it is most famous as the home of the Denver Nuggets. Fans will always flock
to the arena in their thousands with Denver Nuggets tickets for home clashes.
Nuggets fans are known for their passion for the sport. While they have not seen
an NBA title yet, they have not given up hope. Most thought it would happen in
the Carmelo Anthony era and hard core fans were disappointed when that did not
All eras come to an end, and in 2011 Carmelo Anthony (along with a few other
players) was traded to the New York Knicks. The complicated trade also involved
the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Nuggets began a rebuilding process that has yet
to bare fruition. This disappointed Denver Nuggets tickets holders but they will be
hoping the team can bounce back in the next few years. They will be pleased with
the news that the Nuggets have managed to acquire All-Star and U.S.A. Olympian
Andres Iguodala in the complicated Dwight Howard to L.A. Lakers trade.
Nuggets fans and seasonal Denver Nuggets tickets holders will be hoping their
vocal support of the team at home games is rewarded with more playoff berths in
the coming seasons. Time will tell if Iguodala and the rest can get together to form
another great era in Nuggets history.
11-26-12: The second place Denver Nuggets hold an 8-6 record as they head into matchups with western conference foes, the Utah Jazz and Golden State Warriors. With new acquisition, Andre Igudala leading the way with Ty Lawson, the Nuggets hold a formidable home court advantage and could be a threat, come playoff time. An impressive 4-1 start in their building should continue as they host the Raptors in their next home game.
2-20-13: Head coach George Karl has done another masterful job of keeping his team in the thick of the playoff race despite not having an established superstar to rely on. A mix of young talent and a deep roster sprinkled with vets like Andre Miller, the Nuggets hold the fifth seed in the west at 34-21 overall. Ty Lawson has emerged as the teams lead guard and best player and Wilson Chandler has recently returned from injury. Corey Brewer has been a decent surprise too earning some key minutes off the bench and Danilo Gallinari has performed well as he approaches the age of just 25 despite being in his sixth NBA season already.