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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. 
list ordered by
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Alex English is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Small forward
2
David Thompson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Small forward, Shooting guard, Forward
3
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Small forward, Forward
4
Dikembe Mutombo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
5
Fat Lever is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Point guard, Shooting guard
6
Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
jcschillo added Power forward
7
Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
sunikso added Point guard, Shooting guard
8
Chauncey Billups is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Point guard
9
Dan Issel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Power forward, Center
10
Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf Point guard
11
Antonio McDyess is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Power forward, Center
12
Kiki Vandeweghe is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Small forward
13
LaPhonso Ellis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Power forward
14
Danilo Gallinari is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
marcosiahaan1 added Small forward, Power forward
15
Marcus Camby is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Power forward, Center
16
Nenê is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
slaft added Power forward, Center
17
Ty Lawson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Point guard
18
Kenyon Martin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Power forward
19
Kenneth Faried is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
bigulcards added Power forward
20
J. R. Smith is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Shooting guard
21
Bobby Jones is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
wiabux added Small forward
22
Nick Van Exel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Point guard
23
Andre Miller is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Point guard
24
Jamal Murray is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
TRENT13 added Point guard, Shooting guard
25
Paul Millsap is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
CamtheGreat added Power forward