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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
450 179
Alex English is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Alex English Small forward

2
551 216
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Carmelo Anthony Small forward, Forward

3
463 134
Dikembe Mutombo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time

4
354 106
David Thompson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time

5
274 103
Fat Lever is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Fat Lever Point guard, Shooting guard

6
376 142
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
311 100
Chauncey Billups is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Chauncey Billups Point guard

8
210 107
Dan Issel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Dan Issel Power forward, Center

9
171 27
Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
jcschillo added Nikola Jokic Power forward

10
185 91
Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf Point guard

11
173 101
Antonio McDyess is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Antonio McDyess Power forward, Center

12
161 64
Nenê is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
slaft added Nenê Power forward, Center

13
139 94
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
209 99
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 Point Guards of All Time

15
156 86
Kenneth Faried is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
bigulcards added Kenneth Faried Power forward

16
142 69
Marcus Camby is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Marcus Camby Power forward, Center

17
179 83
Ty Lawson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Ty Lawson Point guard

18
124 64
Kenyon Martin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Kenyon Martin Power forward

19
145 56
Kiki Vandeweghe is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Kiki Vandeweghe Small forward

20
93 56
LaPhonso Ellis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
LaPhonso Ellis Power forward

21
113 61
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
109 60
Nick Van Exel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Nick Van Exel Point guard

23
80 65
Bobby Jones is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
wiabux added Bobby Jones Small forward

24
63 53
Michael Adams is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Michael Adams Point guard

25
46 41
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
42 32
Dale Ellis is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
CMCSS03 added Dale Ellis

27
49 36
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
34 42
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 Centers of All Time

29
47 29
Spencer Haywood is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Jasdeep Singh added Spencer Haywood Power forward, Center

30
44 18
Nate Robinson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
eliasr18901 added Nate Robinson Point guard

31
52 37
Earl Boykins is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
idawg387 added Earl Boykins Point guard

32
58 49
Arron Afflalo is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
marcosiahaan1 added Arron Afflalo Shooting guard

33
32 29
Reggie Williams is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
mandyclark25 added Reggie Williams Small forward

34
22 17
Mark Jackson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Mark Jackson Point guard

35
43 29
Will Barton is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
mcminnmt added Will Barton Shooting guard

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36
63 53
JaVale McGee is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
idawg387 added JaVale McGee Center

37
29 22
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
23 31
Calvin Natt is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
mandyclark25 added Calvin Natt

39
19 26
James Posey is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
CMCSS03 added James Posey Small forward

40
18 35
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 23
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
20 24
Walter Davis is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
CMCSS03 added Walter Davis Shooting guard, Small forward

The Best Denver Nuggets Small Forwards of All Time

43
25 6
Paul Millsap is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
CamtheGreat added Paul Millsap Power forward

44
17 29
Danny Schayes is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Justin Kim added Danny Schayes Center, Forward-center

45
12 25
Bryant Stith is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
mcminnmt added Bryant Stith Shooting Guard

46
35 42
Byron Beck is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Byron Beck Power forward, Center

47
7 3
Jalen Rose is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
Jalen Rose

48
12 35
Wayne Cooper is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
mandyclark25 added Wayne Cooper Center

49
13 6
Wilson Chandler is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
黃柏嘉 added Wilson Chandler Shooting guard, Small forward, Swingman

50
10 25
Orlando Woolridge is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Denver Nuggets of All Time
CMCSS03 added Orlando Woolridge