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The 2006–07 Denver Nuggets season was the 40th season of the franchise, 31st in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The season is best remembered when Carmelo Anthony made headlines on December 16 when he was involved in a brawl against the Knicks, allowing the league to suspend him for the next 15 games. The next day, the Nuggets acquired Allen Iverson from Philadelphia. Anthony and the newly acquired Iverson played their first game together on January 22, 2007 in a game against Memphis. The Nuggets finished the year at 45-37, making the postseason for the fourth straight year. However, they did not make it out of the first round, losing to the eventual champion San Antonio Spurs in five games. Anthony and Iverson were voted to play in the 2007 NBA All-Star Game. However, Iverson did not play due to an injury. This was Anthony's first All-Star game appearance and the first time since Antonio McDyess in 2001 where a Nugget was voted to an All-Star game.

2006–07 Denver Nuggets season
Head coachGeorge Karl
Owner(s)Stan Kroenke
ArenaPepsi Center
Results
Record45–37 (.549)
PlaceDivision: 2nd (Northwest)
Conference: 6th (Western)
Playoff finishFirst Round
(Lost to Spurs 1–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
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Contents

Draft PicksEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
2 49 Leon Powe   United States California

RosterEdit

Denver Nuggets roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
SF 15   Anthony, Carmelo 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Syracuse
PG 25   Blake, Steve 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 172 lb (78 kg) Maryland
C 23   Camby, Marcus 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Massachusetts
PG 4   Carter, Anthony 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Hawaiʻi
F 5   Diawara, Yakhouba 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Pepperdine
PF 30   Evans, Reggie 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Iowa
G 3   Iverson, Allen 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Georgetown
G/F 8   Johnson, DerMarr 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 201 lb (91 kg) Cincinnati
F 43   Kleiza, Linas 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Missouri
PF 6   Martin, Kenyon 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Cincinnati
F 21   Nájera, Eduardo 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Oklahoma
F/C 31   Nenê 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 268 lb (122 kg) Brazil
PF/C 7   Sampson, Jamal 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 235 lb (107 kg) California
SG 1   Smith, J.R. 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) St. Benedict's Prep HS (NJ)
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  •   Injured

Roster

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

Northwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Utah Jazz 51 31 .622 - 31–10 20–21 10–6
x-Denver Nuggets 45 37 .549 6 23–18 22–19 9–7
Portland Trail Blazers 32 50 .390 19 18–23 14–27 7–9
Minnesota Timberwolves 32 50 .390 19 20–21 12–29 6–10
Seattle SuperSonics 31 51 .378 20 20–21 11–30 8–8
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Dallas Mavericks 67 15 .817 -
2 y-Phoenix Suns 61 21 .744 6
3 x-San Antonio Spurs 58 24 .707 9
4 y-Utah Jazz 51 31 .622 16
5 x-Houston Rockets 52 30 .634 15
6 x-Denver Nuggets 45 37 .549 22
7 x-Los Angeles Lakers 42 40 .512 25
8 x-Golden State Warriors 42 40 .512 25
9 Los Angeles Clippers 40 42 .488 27
10 New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets 39 43 .476 28
11 Sacramento Kings 33 49 .402 34
12 Portland Trail Blazers 32 50 .390 35
13 Minnesota Timberwolves 32 50 .390 35
14 Seattle SuperSonics 31 51 .378 36
15 Memphis Grizzlies 22 60 .268 45


Record vs. opponentsEdit

2006-07 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHA CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND LAC LAL MEM MIA MIL MIN NJN NOK NYK ORL PHI PHO POR SAC SAS SEA TOR UTA WAS
Atlanta 3–1 1–3 0–4 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–2 2–0 1–1 1–3 2–0 0–2 2–0 0–4 1–2 2–0 1–2 0–2 1–2 3–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 0–2 1–3
Boston 1–3 2–2 0–3 1–2 0–2 1–1 0–4 0–2 1–1 1–3 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–2 2–2 1–1 2–2 0–2 3–1 1–3 1–3 0–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–3 0–2 0–3
Charlotte 3–1 2–2 1–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–2 0–2 2–0 0–2 2–2 2–2 1–1 1–2 1–1 2–2 2–2 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–3 1–1 2–2
Chicago 4–0 3–0 2–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–2 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 4–0 0–2 1–3 2–0 3–1 1–2 2–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–0 2–2 0–2 3–1
Cleveland 3–1 2–1 2–2 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–3 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–3 4–0 2–0 2–1 1–1 2–2 1–2 3–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 2–1
Dallas 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 0–3 3–1 2–0 2–1 3–1 4–0 2–0 2–0 4–0 2–0 4–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 3–0 4–0 3–1 4–0 2–0 1–2 1–1
Denver 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–3 0–2 3–1 1–2 2–0 2–1 3–1 2–2 2–0 2–0 2–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 3–1 2–2 1–2 3–1 1–1 1–3 1–1
Detroit 2–1 4–0 2–2 1–3 3–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–2 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–1 3–1 1–1 4–0 1–1 2–1 4–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–1 0–2 2–2
Golden State 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 3–0 1–3 2–0 2–1 1–1 2–2 0–4 3–1 0–2 0–2 2–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–3 2–1 3–1 1–3 3–1 1–1 2–2 1–1
Houston 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–3 2–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 3–1 2–2 4–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–0 1–3 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–3 2–2 3–0 2–2 3–0 1–1 1–3 2–0
Indiana 3–1 3–1 2–1 1–3 1–3 0–2 0–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 4–0 0–2 0–4 1–1 2–1 2–2 2–2 0–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–2 0–2 0–3
L.A. Clippers 0–2 2–0 2–0 2–0 0–2 1–2 1–2 0–2 2–2 1–3 1–1 2–2 3–0 2–0 2–0 1–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 2–2 0–4 2–2 0–2 1–3 1–1
L.A. Lakers 2–0 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 1–3 0–2 4–0 2–2 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 0–2 3–1 2–0 1–2 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–3 1–2 3–1 2–1 3–1 1–1 2–1 1–1
Memphis 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 0–4 2–2 0–2 1–3 0–4 0–2 0–3 2–2 0–2 0–2 2–1 0–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–4 2–2 1–2 1–3 1–2 1–1 1–3 1–1
Miami 4–0 2–1 2–2 1–3 3–1 0–2 0–2 1–2 2–0 0–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–0 2–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 1–3 0–4 1–3 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 2–0 3–1
Milwaukee 2–1 2–2 2–2 0–4 0–4 0–2 0–2 1–3 2–0 0–2 0–4 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–2 2–0 1–2 0–2 1–3 1–3 2–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–3 0–2 1–3
Minnesota 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–4 2–2 1–1 1–2 2–2 2–0 2–1 1–3 1–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–3 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–3 2–2 2–2 1–2 1–3 0–2 1–3 1–1
New Jersey 2–1 2–2 2–1 3–1 1–2 0–2 1–1 0–4 1–1 0–2 4–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–3 2–1 1–1 1–1 4–0 2–2 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 2–0 4–0
New Orleans/Oklahoma City 2–0 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–4 2–2 1–1 1–3 3–1 1–1 2–2 2–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 0–3 1–2 3–1 0–4 2–2 0–2 1–2 1–1
New York 2–1 1–3 2–2 1–3 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–2 1–1 0–2 1–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 3–1 3–1 0–2 0–4 0–2 2–1 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 2–2
Orlando 1–3 3–1 2–2 2–1 2–1 0–2 1–1 0–4 1–1 0–2 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 4–0 3–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–2 2–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–4 2–0 2–2
Philadelphia 3–1 3–1 2–2 1–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–3 0–2 0–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–2 0–2 2–2 2–0 3–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–3 1–1 0–3
Phoenix 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 2–1 1–1 3–1 3–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 4–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 2–0 3–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 4–0 3–1 1–2 2–1 2–0 1–3 1–1
Portland 1–1 0–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–3 1–3 1–1 1–2 2–2 0–2 1–3 2–1 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 2–0 2–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–4 2–2 0–4 2–2 1–1 2–2 2–0
Sacramento 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–4 2–2 1–1 1–3 0–3 2–0 2–2 1–3 2–1 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–2 0–4 2–1 1–1 2–1 0–2
San Antonio 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–3 2–1 2–0 3–1 2–2 1–1 4–0 1–2 3–1 1–1 0–2 2–1 2–0 4–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 4–0 4–0 4–0 2–0 2–2 2–0
Seattle 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–4 1–3 0–2 1–3 0–3 2–0 2–2 1–3 2–1 0–2 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–2 2–2 1–2 0–4 1–1 2–2 0–2
Toronto 2–2 3–1 3–0 2–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 3–1 2–0 2–2 2–0 3–1 4–0 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 3–1
Utah 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–1 3–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 2–0 3–1 1–2 3–1 0–2 2–0 3–1 0–2 2–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–1 2–2 1–2 2–2 2–2 2–0 1–1
Washington 3–1 3–0 2–2 1–3 1–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 3–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 3–1 1–1 0–4 1–1 2–2 2–2 3–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 0–2 2–0 1–3 1–1

Game logEdit

PlayoffsEdit

West First RoundEdit

(3) San Antonio Spurs vs. (6) Denver Nuggets

TNT
April 25
Denver Nuggets 88, San Antonio Spurs 97
AT&T Center, San Antonio
April 28
San Antonio Spurs 96, Denver Nuggets 91
TNT
April 30
San Antonio Spurs 96, Denver Nuggets 89
Pepsi Center, Denver
TNT
May 2
Denver Nuggets 78, San Antonio Spurs 93
San Antonio wins series, 4–1
AT&T Center, San Antonio

Last Playoff Meeting: 2005 Western Conference First Round (San Antonio won 4-1)

Player statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game

Regular seasonEdit

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Carmelo Anthony 65 65 38.2 .476 .268 .808 6.0 3.8 1.2 .4 28.9
Steve Blake 49 40 33.5 .432 .343 .727 2.5 6.6 1.0 .1 8.3
Earl Boykins 31 4 28.3 .413 .373 .908 2.0 4.3 .8 .1 15.2
Marcus Camby 70 70 33.8 .473 .000 .729 11.7 3.2 1.2 3.3 11.2
Anthony Carter 2 0 18.5 .375 .000 . 1.5 5.5 .0 .5 3.0
Yakhouba Diawara 64 19 18.4 .342 .288 .660 1.7 .9 .5 .1 4.4
Reggie Evans 66 11 17.1 .544 . .497 7.0 .7 .6 .2 4.9
Nene Hilario 64 42 26.8 .570 .000 .689 7.0 1.2 1.0 .9 12.2
Julius Hodge 4 1 9.3 .400 . 1.000 .8 2.5 .8 .0 1.5
Allen Iverson 50 49 42.4 .454 .347 .759 3.0 7.2 1.8 .2 24.8
DerMarr Johnson 39 7 10.7 .325 .216 .762 1.5 .4 .4 .3 3.5
Linas Kleiza 79 14 18.8 .422 .376 .852 3.4 .6 .4 .2 7.6
Kenyon Martin 2 2 31.5 .500 .000 .250 10.0 .5 .0 .0 9.5
Andre Miller 23 23 35.7 .472 .250 .729 4.5 9.1 1.6 .2 13.0
Eduardo Najera 75 36 22.1 .576 .083 .715 4.1 .9 1.0 .3 6.6
Jamal Sampson 22 3 5.7 .643 .000 .429 2.2 .2 .1 .3 1.1
J. R. Smith 63 24 23.3 .441 .390 .810 2.3 1.4 .8 .1 13.0
Joe Smith 11 0 13.5 .479 .000 .833 3.6 .3 .5 .6 5.1

PlayoffsEdit

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Carmelo Anthony 5 5 42.0 .480 .500 .795 8.6 1.2 1.0 .0 26.8
Steve Blake 5 5 36.0 .452 .500 . 2.4 4.6 .6 .0 7.2
Marcus Camby 5 5 36.8 .378 . .667 14.8 2.0 .8 3.2 7.6
Anthony Carter 1 0 14.0 1.000 . .000 1.0 2.0 .0 .0 8.0
Yakhouba Diawara 1 0 1.0 . . . .0 .0 .0 .0 .0
Nene Hilario 5 5 35.8 .585 . .778 7.8 2.4 .6 .6 15.2
Allen Iverson 5 5 44.6 .368 .294 .806 .6 5.8 1.4 .0 22.8
Linas Kleiza 5 0 13.2 .231 .167 .500 1.6 .4 .0 .0 1.6
Eduardo Najera 5 0 19.2 .235 .000 .500 5.6 .4 .4 .2 1.8
J. R. Smith 4 0 11.8 .273 .000 1.000 2.3 .5 1.0 .3 4.5

PlayoffsEdit

Awards and recordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

ReferencesEdit