Three Denver Nuggets Tropes that Need to Die

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There’s so much talent on the Nuggets roster.

This is cheating, right?  This is more than three.  It’s fine, there are a few more Nuggets that get unfair scrutiny and we are calling for it to end.

Monte Morris was overhyped to begin the season and is over scrutinized now.  His shooting is down but he’s still as valuable as he’s been all season.  He works well with Mason Plumlee and Malik Beasley and is a staple of the second team.

Speaking of Mason Plumlee, I’d like to hear from all those that thought his contract or his play was hurting the Nuggets.  Plumlee has been as valuable to this roster as anyone this season and his steady, energetic play goes to the core of the Nuggets personality.

Trey Lyles has struggled with his shot and his confidence.  Regardless, he’s been a contributor for the Nuggets.  He led the NBA in 3-point percentage for a period last season, he is a skilled shooter and his confidence will rise as his shot starts to fall.  Trading him would be folly and predictions of his demise (or removal from the rotation) have been greatly exaggerated.

Will Barton is not an issue.  We just haven’t seen him for so long that we forget what his game adds to the overall Nuggets personality.  Barton is the one to shake the Nuggets from their funk sometimes and his energy keeps the whole team running at times.  He should be ready to return to a starting role and deserves to.

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It’s hard to keep litigating the need to trust Tim Connelly and the Nuggets process, it’s worked out this well so far, the Nuggets are quite a bit ahead of expectations.  Who knows, with the return of Isaiah Thomas and Jarred Vanderbilt, maybe they have the pieces to make the Conference Finals.  This is still the Warriors league but Denver is close and they are rising.  As long as the front office is tone deaf to the craziness of the internet, the Nuggets should be fine.