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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
522 203
Alex English is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Small forward

2
413 120
David Thompson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Small forward, Shooting guard, Forward

3
531 159
Dikembe Mutombo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time

4
636 257
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Small forward, Forward

5
324 113
Fat Lever is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Point guard, Shooting guard

6
434 167
Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
sunikso added Point guard, Shooting guard

7
361 116
Chauncey Billups is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Point guard

8
262 116
Dan Issel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Power forward, Center

9
235 37
Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
jcschillo added Power forward

10
212 106
Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Point guard

11
195 116
Antonio McDyess is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Power forward, Center

12
171 81
Marcus Camby is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Power forward, Center

13
183 85
Nenê is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
slaft added Power forward, Center

14
233 118
J. R. Smith is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Shooting guard

15
159 115
Danilo Gallinari is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
marcosiahaan1 added Small forward, Power forward

16
177 103
Kenneth Faried is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
bigulcards added Power forward

17
152 72
Kenyon Martin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Power forward

18
203 96
Ty Lawson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Point guard

19
179 63
Kiki Vandeweghe is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Small forward

20
116 64
LaPhonso Ellis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Power forward

21
107 71
Bobby Jones is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
wiabux added Small forward

22
134 69
Andre Miller is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Point guard

23
126 70
Nick Van Exel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Point guard

24
79 61
Michael Adams is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Point guard

25
60 49
Robert Pack is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
tom-charbono added Point guard

26
56 38
Dale Ellis is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
CMCSS03 added Shooting guard

27
67 42
George McGinnis is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
slaft added Power forward, Center

28
61 34
Spencer Haywood is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Jasdeep Singh added Power forward, Center

29
67 41
Earl Boykins is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
idawg387 added Point guard

30
68 54
Arron Afflalo is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
marcosiahaan1 added Shooting guard

31
42 51
Bryant Stith is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
idawg387 added Shooting guard

32
59 32
Will Barton is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
mcminnmt added Shooting guard

33
53 28
Nate Robinson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
eliasr18901 added Point guard

34
39 35
Reggie Williams is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
mandyclark25 added Small forward

35
32 25
Mark Jackson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Point guard

36
42 27
Chris Andersen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
DeanLegend added Power forward, Center

37
46 10
Paul Millsap is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
CamtheGreat added Power forward

38
35 38
Calvin Natt is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
mandyclark25 added Small forward

39
70 68
JaVale McGee is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
idawg387 added Center

40
24 31
James Posey is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
CMCSS03 added Small forward

41
23 41
Raef LaFrentz is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
CMCSS03 added Power forward, Center

42
26 28
Walter Davis is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
CMCSS03 added Shooting guard, Small forward

43
28 28
Juwan Howard is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Justin Kim added Power forward, Center

44
22 34
Danny Schayes is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Justin Kim added Center, Forward-center

45
15 7
Jalen Rose is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Jalen Rose Guard, forward

46
17 29
Bryant Stith is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
mcminnmt added Bryant Stith Shooting Guard

47
39 46
Byron Beck is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Power forward, Center

48
21 8
Wilson Chandler is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
黃柏嘉 added Shooting guard, Small forward, Swingman

49
14 39
Wayne Cooper is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
mandyclark25 added Center

50
14 28
Orlando Woolridge is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
CMCSS03 added Forward