Expectations are mile high in Denver for the 2018-19 season. After falling just short of the playoffs last year, Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets have their sights set on much more than just a playoff berth this season. With an emerging superstar, young core of guards, versatile veterans, and a ton of depth, there is a lot to like about this Denver Nuggets team.
Nikola Jokic is no longer flying under the radar of rival executives and the media. Jokic is a superstar, and Denver is paying him as such after extending Jokic to a 5-year, $146 million max contract. With such a unique style of play, Jokic is one of the most entertaining players in the entire league. His Magic Johnson-esque passes, impressive shooting, and ability to run the offense as a point center is truly incredible to watch. Jokic’s passing ability is quite literally unmatched among all other 7-footers, making him one of the most unique and fun players in the NBA.
In the backcourt the Nuggets are led by Jamal Murray and Gary Harris. Both players have a great first step off the dribble and can shoot the lights out of the ball. The duo of Murray and Harris will be a staple in Denver for years to come. In the summer the Nuggets brought in former MVP candidate Isaiah Thomas to come off the bench. In a limited role on a talented team, Thomas hopes to bring back some of the magic he found with the Celtics just two short years ago. After settling for a minimum contract in free agency, Isaiah Thomas is on a mission in 2018-19.
The Nuggets will count on 4x All-Star Paul Millsap to stay healthy after he struggled with injuries last year. The versatile veteran is the missing piece that glues this young roster together. Look for Paul Millsap to have a significant role for the Nuggets this year, especially when it comes to mentoring first round pick Michael Porter Jr. Porter Jr. was projected to potentially be the number one overall pick just a year ago, but a back injury sidelined him for nearly all of the college season and has raised concerns among NBA executives. The athletic forward slid to 14th in the draft, where the Nuggets decided the risk was worth it. It is unclear if Michael Porter Jr. will play this season, but if and when he does, expect the energy to build around Pepsi Center. Denver got a steal in this year’s draft.
The Pepsi Center offers luxury suites that will include the finest amenities such as HDTV's, a wet bar, comfortable seating, dedicated suite attendant and premium in-suite catering options. A Pepsi Center luxury suite will also grant fans access to the arena’s clubs located on the suite level. With a Nuggets luxury box you will also receive VIP parking and private entry into the Pepsi Center.