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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. 
list ordered by

1
428 171
Alex English is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Alex English Small forward

2
526 201
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Carmelo Anthony Small forward, Forward

3
440 128
Dikembe Mutombo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time

4
331 103
David Thompson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time

5
259 99
Fat Lever is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Fat Lever Point guard, Shooting guard

6
362 134
Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
sunikso added Allen Iverson Point guard, Shooting guard

7
297 98
Chauncey Billups is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Chauncey Billups Point guard

8
198 103
Dan Issel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Dan Issel Power forward, Center

9
158 24
Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
jcschillo added Nikola Jokic Power forward

10
166 96
Antonio McDyess is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Antonio McDyess Power forward, Center

11
178 88
Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf Point guard

12
153 61
NenĂª is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
slaft added NenĂª Power forward, Center

13
133 88
Danilo Gallinari is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
marcosiahaan1 added Danilo Gallinari Small forward, Power forward

14
203 94
J. R. Smith is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
J. R. Smith Shooting guard

The Best Denver Nuggets Centers of All Time

15
148 83
Kenneth Faried is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
bigulcards added Kenneth Faried Power forward

16
172 77
Ty Lawson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Ty Lawson Point guard

17
133 66
Marcus Camby is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Marcus Camby Power forward, Center

18
119 60
Kenyon Martin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Kenyon Martin Power forward

19
138 56
Kiki Vandeweghe is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Kiki Vandeweghe Small forward

20
87 56
LaPhonso Ellis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
LaPhonso Ellis Power forward

21
107 58
Andre Miller is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Andre Miller Point guard

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22
105 59
Nick Van Exel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Nick Van Exel Point guard

23
78 63
Bobby Jones is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
wiabux added Bobby Jones Small forward

24
60 52
Michael Adams is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Michael Adams Point guard

25
45 39
Robert Pack is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
tom-charbono added Robert Pack Point guard

26
41 30
Dale Ellis is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
CMCSS03 added Dale Ellis

27
46 35
George McGinnis is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
slaft added George McGinnis Power forward, Center

28
33 40
Bryant Stith is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
idawg387 added Bryant Stith Shooting guard

The Best Denver Nuggets Point Guards of All Time

29
51 35
Earl Boykins is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
idawg387 added Earl Boykins Point guard

30
41 17
Nate Robinson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
eliasr18901 added Nate Robinson Point guard

31
57 47
Arron Afflalo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
marcosiahaan1 added Arron Afflalo Shooting guard

32
43 29
Spencer Haywood is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Jasdeep Singh added Spencer Haywood Power forward, Center

33
31 28
Reggie Williams is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
mandyclark25 added Reggie Williams Small forward

34
21 16
Mark Jackson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Mark Jackson Point guard

35
39 27
Will Barton is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
mcminnmt added Will Barton Shooting guard

The Creepiest Sports Mascots

36
61 50
JaVale McGee is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
idawg387 added JaVale McGee Center

37
25 21
Chris Andersen is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
DeanLegend added Chris Andersen Power forward, Center

38
18 24
James Posey is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
CMCSS03 added James Posey Small forward

39
22 30
Calvin Natt is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
mandyclark25 added Calvin Natt

40
18 33
Raef LaFrentz is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
CMCSS03 added Raef LaFrentz Power forward, Center

41
22 21
Juwan Howard is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Justin Kim added Juwan Howard Power forward, Center

42
17 26
Danny Schayes is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Justin Kim added Danny Schayes Center, Forward-center

The Best Denver Nuggets Small Forwards of All Time

43
19 23
Walter Davis is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
CMCSS03 added Walter Davis Shooting guard, Small forward

44
22 4
Paul Millsap is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
CamtheGreat added Paul Millsap Power forward

45
34 40
Byron Beck is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Byron Beck Power forward, Center

46
11 24
Bryant Stith is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
mcminnmt added Bryant Stith Shooting Guard

47
6 2
Jalen Rose is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time

48
12 33
Wayne Cooper is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
mandyclark25 added Wayne Cooper Center

49
10 23
Orlando Woolridge is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
CMCSS03 added Orlando Woolridge

50
13 36
Tr Dunn is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
slaft added Tr Dunn