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The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time 

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A list of the best Denver Nuggets of all time. Originally an ABA franchise, the Nuggets have had varying degrees of success since it joined the NBA. Many of the best offensive players in NBA history have been Nuggets. One of the most successful periods for the Nuggets was the 1980s. Players like Alex English and Fat Lever led a high-flying offense that averaged well over 100 points. These were some of the most entertaining and best players in the NBA. The team experienced a degree of playoff success, but it never went to the Finals. 

The 1990s was a decade highs and disappointing lows for the Nuggets. Beginning in 1991 with the drafting of one of the greatest centers of all time in Dikembe Mutombo, the Nuggets slowly climbed towards respectability. After a brief return to the playoffs, the Nuggets returned to the bottom of the league at the end of the 90s. Finally in 2003, the team drafted one of the best players in the league in Carmelo Anthony and have been a playoff mainstay ever since. 

Denver has a stable of excellent players, some who are considered the best at their positions. While they haven't had a true superstar since Anthony was traded, the Nuggets are still one of the most entertaining teams in the NBA.

This is a list of the best Denver Nuggets of all time. If you think someone is missing and should be included, feel free to add him. Vote or rerank this list according to who you think should be considered the greatest Denver Nuggets player of all time. 
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Dikembe Mutombo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Center from Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Small forward and Forward from Red Hook, New York City, New York, United States of America
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Alex English is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Small forward from Columbia, South Carolina, United States of America
4
David Thompson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
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Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
jcschillo added Center from Sombor, Serbia
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Chauncey Billups is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Point guard from Denver, Colorado
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Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
sunikso added Point guard and Shooting guard from Hampton, Virginia, United States of America
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Fat Lever is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Point guard and Shooting guard from Pine Bluff, Arkansas, United States of America
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Dan Issel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Power forward and Center from Batavia, Illinois
10
Kiki Vandeweghe is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Small forward from Wiesbaden, Germany
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Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf Point guard from Gulfport, Mississippi, United States of America
12
Marcus Camby is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Power forward and Center from Hartford, Connecticut, United States of America
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Antonio McDyess is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Power forward and Center from Quitman, Mississippi
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J. R. Smith is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Shooting guard from Freehold Borough, New Jersey
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Nenê is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
slaft added Power forward and Center from São Carlos, Brazil
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Ty Lawson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Point guard from Clinton, Maryland
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Kenneth Faried is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
bigulcards added Power forward from Newark, New Jersey
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Kenyon Martin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Power forward from Saginaw, Michigan
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LaPhonso Ellis is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Power forward from East St. Louis, Illinois
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Andre Miller is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Point guard from Los Angeles, California
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Nick Van Exel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Point guard from Kenosha, Wisconsin
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Danilo Gallinari is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
marcosiahaan1 added Small forward and Power forward from Sant'Angelo Lodigiano, Italy
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Bobby Jones is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
wiabux added Small forward from Charlotte, North Carolina
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Jamal Murray is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
TRENT13 added
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George McGinnis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
slaft added Power forward and Center from Indianapolis, Indiana