Nuggets can Learn from the NBA Playoffs

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Watching this year’s NBA Playoffs is showing us the state of the league and providing valuable insight to the Nuggets brass.

As important as this summer is to Denver’s basketball future, it’s imperative that the front office of the Nuggets pay attention to the trends of this year’s playoffs.

Denver lost out on the chance to get worked by the Warriors or Rockets with a season-ending loss at Minnesota.  There are still valuable lessons for the Nuggets to take away from these playoffs.

Missing the playoffs isn’t nearly as tragic for Denver fans as previously thought.  An inspired New Orleans team was only able to take one game from the Champion Warriors.  Utah, maybe the best team in the NBA since the all-star break fared similarly against Houston.

In the East it looks like we as fans have to learn the LeBron lesson every year.  He’s great, he gets greater in the playoffs and you can never count out a team that has James on it’s roster.

Here are some things I think the Nuggets can use as they fine-tune their roster: