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The 2016–17 Denver Nuggets season was the 41st season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Thanks to the continuing improvements of Nikola Jokić, the Nuggets would make significant improvements to their team, although they would be just one game shy from reaching the NBA playoffs that year. They lost that playoff spot to the Portland Trail Blazers, who made a trade to help improve their team by getting rid of center Mason Plumlee and acquiring Jusuf Nurkić in the process.

2016–17 Denver Nuggets season
Head coachMichael Malone
General managerTim Connelly
Owner(s)Ann Walton Kroenke
ArenaPepsi Center
Results
Record40–42 (.488)
PlaceDivision: 4th (Northwest)
Conference: 9th (Western)
Playoff finishDid not qualify

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
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Contents

Key datesEdit

DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College / Club
1 7 Jamal Murray SG   Canada Kentucky
1 15 Juan Hernangómez SF/PF   Spain Movistar Estudiantes (Spain)
1 19 Malik Beasley SG   United States Florida State
2 53 Petr Cornelie PF   France Le Mans Sarthe (France)
2 56 Daniel Hamilton SG/SF   United States Connecticut

RosterEdit

2016–17 Denver Nuggets roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
PF 00 Arthur, Darrell 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 1988-03-25 Kansas
SG 5 Barton, Will 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1991-01-06 Memphis
SG 25 Beasley, Malik (DL) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 196 lb (89 kg) 1996-11-26 Florida State
SF 21 Chandler, Wilson 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1987-05-10 DePaul
PF 35 Faried, Kenneth 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 228 lb (103 kg) 1989-11-19 Morehead State
SF 8 Gallinari, Danilo 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1988-08-08 Italy
SG 14 Harris, Gary 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1994-09-14 Michigan State
SF 41 Hernangómez, Juan 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1995-09-28 Spain
C 34 Hibbert, Roy 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) 280 lb (127 kg) 1986-12-11 Georgetown University
C 15 Jokić, Nikola (C) 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 250 lb (113 kg) 1995-02-19 Serbia
SG 3 Miller, Mike 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 218 lb (99 kg) 1980-02-19 Florida
PG 0 Mudiay, Emmanuel 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1996-03-05 Prime Prep Academy (TX)
PG 27 Murray, Jamal 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 207 lb (94 kg) 1997-02-23 Kentucky
PG 1 Nelson, Jameer 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1982-02-09 Saint Joseph's
C 24 Plumlee, Mason 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 255 lb (116 kg) 1990-03-05 Duke
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • (DL) On assignment to D-League affiliate
  •   Injured

Roster
Last transaction: 2017-04-04

StandingsEdit

DivisionEdit

Northwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
yUtah Jazz 51 31 .622 0.0 29–12 22–19 8–8 82
xOklahoma City Thunder 47 35 .573 4.0 28–13 19–22 10–6 82
xPortland Trail Blazers 41 41 .500 10.0 25–16 16–25 11–5 82
Denver Nuggets 40 42 .488 11.0 22–19 18–23 6–10 82
Minnesota Timberwolves 31 51 .378 20.0 20–21 11–30 5–11 82


ConferenceEdit

Western Conference
# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 zGolden State Warriors * 67 15 .817 82
2 ySan Antonio Spurs * 61 21 .744 6.0 82
3 xHouston Rockets 55 27 .671 12.0 82
4 xLos Angeles Clippers 51 31 .622 16.0 82
5 yUtah Jazz * 51 31 .622 16.0 82
6 xOklahoma City Thunder 47 35 .573 20.0 82
7 xMemphis Grizzlies 43 39 .524 24.0 82
8 xPortland Trail Blazers 41 41 .500 26.0 82
9 Denver Nuggets 40 42 .488 27.0 82
10 New Orleans Pelicans 34 48 .415 33.0 82
11 Dallas Mavericks 33 49 .402 34.0 82
12 Sacramento Kings 32 50 .390 35.0 82
13 Minnesota Timberwolves 31 51 .378 36.0 82
14 Los Angeles Lakers 26 56 .317 41.0 82
15 Phoenix Suns 24 58 .293 43.0 82

Game logEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

2016 pre-season game log
Total: 4–4 (Home: 1–1; Road: 3–3)
2016–17 season schedule

Regular seasonEdit

2016–17 game log
Total: 40–42 (Home: 22–19; Road: 18–23)
2016–17 season schedule

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
Darrell Arthur 41 7 15.6 .442 .453 .864 2.7 1.0 .5 .5 6.4
Will Barton 60 19 28.4 .443 .370 .753 4.3 3.4 .8 .5 13.7
Malik Beasley 22 1 7.5 .452 .321 .800 .8 .5 .3 .00 3.8
Wilson Chandler 71 33 30.9 .461 .337 .727 6.5 2.0 .7 .4 15.7
Kenneth Faried 61 34 21.2 .548 .000 .693 7.6 .9 .7 .7 9.6
Danilo Gallinari 63 63 33.9 .447 .389 .902 5.2 2.1 .6 .2 18.2
Alonzo Gee 13 0 6.8 .214 .000 .556 1.2 .5 .4 .1 .8
Gary Harris 57 56 31.3 .502 .420 .776 3.1 2.9 1.2 .1 14.9
Juan Hernangómez 62 9 13.6 .451 .407 .750 3.0 .5 .5 .2 4.9
Roy Hibberta 6 0 1.8 .667 .000 .000 .3 .2 .00 .3 .7
Nikola Jokić 73 59 27.9 .578 .324 .825 9.8 4.9 .8 .8 16.7
Mike Miller 20 0 7.6 .391 .400 1.000 2.0 1.1 .1 .00 1.4
Emmanuel Mudiay 55 41 25.6 .377 .315 .784 3.2 3.9 .7 .2 11.0
Jamal Murray 82 10 21.5 .404 .334 .883 2.6 2.1 .6 .3 9.9
Jameer Nelson 75 39 27.3 .444 .388 .714 2.6 5.1 .7 .1 9.2
Jusuf Nurkića 45 29 17.9 .507 .000 .496 5.8 1.3 .6 .8 8.0
Johnny O'Bryanta 7 0 6.6 .467 .667 1.000 1.6 .3 .00 .1 2.9
Mason Plumleea 27 10 23.4 .547 .000 .618 6.4 2.6 .7 1.1 9.1
Jarnell Stokes 2 0 3.5 1.000 .000 .500 1.0 1.0 .5 .00 1.5

a Statistics with the Denver Nuggets

TransactionsEdit

TradesEdit

June 23, 2016
To Denver Nuggets
Cash considerations[1]
To Oklahoma City Thunder
Rights to 2016 draft pick   Daniel Hamilton
August 30, 2016
To Denver Nuggets
Two 2nd–Round Picks in 2017 NBA draft[a][2]
To Oklahoma City Thunder
  Joffrey Lauvergne
January 18, 2017
To Denver Nuggets
  Mo Williams
Cash Considerations[3]
to Atlanta Hawks
Rights to 2005 draft pick   Cenk Akyol
February 13, 2017
To Denver Nuggets
  Mason Plumlee
2nd-round pick in 2018 NBA draft[b]
Cash Considerations[4]
to Portland Trailblazers
  Jusuf Nurkić
Protected 1st–Round pick in 2017 NBA draft[c]
February 23, 2017
To Denver Nuggets
  Roy Hibbert[5]
To Milwaukee Bucks
Protected 2nd–round pick in 2019 NBA draft[d]

ContractsEdit

Re-signedEdit

Player Signed
Darrell Arthur[6] Signed 3-year contract worth $23 million
Mike Miller[7] Signed 2-year contract worth $7 million
2017–18 Non-guaranteed

AdditionsEdit

Player Signed Former Team
Malik Beasley[8] Signed a 4–year contract worth $7.8 million
Team option in 2018 & 2019
Florida State Seminoles
Jamal Murray[9] Signed a 4–year contract worth $14.5 million
Team option in 2018 & 2019
Kentucky Wildcats
Juan Hernangómez[10] Signed a 4–year contract worth $9.6 million
Team option in 2018 & 2019
  Movistar Estudiantes
Robbie Hummel[11] Signed a 2–year contract worth $2.0 million
Non-guaranteed training camp invite
  EA7 Olimpia Milano
D. J. Kennedy[11] Signed a 1–year contract worth $874 K
Non-guaranteed training camp invite
  Yenisey Krasnoyarsk
Jarnell Stokes[11] Signed a 2–year contract worth $2.0 million
Non-guaranteed training camp invite
  Sioux Falls Skyforce
Nate Wolters[11] Signed a 3–year contract worth $3.2 million
Non-guaranteed training camp invite
  Beşiktaş Sompo Japan
Alonzo Gee[12] Signed a 1–year contract worth $1.1 million New Orleans Pelicans
Alonzo Gee[13] Signed 1st 10–day contract worth $77 thousand Denver Nuggets
Johnny O'Bryant[14] Signed 1st 10–day contract worth $57 thousand   Northern Arizona Suns
Johnny O'Bryant[15] Signed 2nd 10–day contract worth $57 thousand Denver Nuggets

SubtractionsEdit

Player Reason Left New Team
D. J. Augustin[16] Signed a 4-year contract worth $29 million Orlando Magic
D. J. Kennedy[17] Waived   Guangzhou Long-Lions
JaKarr Sampson[17] Waived   Iowa Energy
Axel Toupane[17] Waived   Raptors 905
Nate Wolters[18] Waived   Crvena zvezda
Robbie Hummel[18] Waived   Khimki
Jarnell Stokes[19] Waived   Sioux Falls Skyforce
Alonzo Gee[20] Waived Denver Nuggets
Mo Williams[3] Waived TBA
Alonzo Gee Contract Expired TBA
Johnny O'Bryant Contract Expired   Northern Arizona Suns

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Denver will receive the picks if they are between #36–60, otherwise they will receive the picks in 2018.
  2. ^ Sacramento has the right to swap its pick for Portland's; Denver will receive the lower of the two picks.
  3. ^ Portland will receive the pick from Memphis if it's between #6–30 in 2017 or 2018, or unconditionally in 2019.
  4. ^ If Denver's pick is #31–55 Milwaukee will receive nothing.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Horne, Erik. "Thunder journal: OKC drafts Daniel Hamilton in second round". newsok.com. NewsOK. Retrieved 24 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Nuggets Acquire Two Second Round Picks From Oklahoma City". nba.com. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Denver Nuggets Trade Rights to Cenk Akyol to Atlanta Hawks". NBA.com. Retrieved 18 January 2017.
  4. ^ "Nuggets Acquire Mason Plumlee and 2018 Second Round Pick". NBA.com. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  5. ^ "Nuggets Acquire Center Roy Hibbert". NBA.com. Retrieved 26 February 2017.
  6. ^ "Denver Nuggets Re-Sign Forward Darrell Arthur". NBA.com. July 9, 2016. Retrieved July 15, 2016.
  7. ^ "Denver Nuggets Re-Sign Mike Miller". NBA.com. July 21, 2016. Retrieved July 21, 2016.
  8. ^ Andrews, Malika (July 12, 2016). "Nuggets ink Malik Beasley to rookie deal". Denver Post.
  9. ^ Andrews, Malika (July 19, 2016). "Nuggets sign Jamal Murray to rookie contract, agree to deal with Mike Miller". Denver Post.
  10. ^ "BREAKING: Juancho Hernangomez officially signs with the Denver Nuggets". Mile High Sports. July 29, 2016. Retrieved August 5, 2016.
  11. ^ a b c d "Nuggets Sign Four Players to Contracts". NBA.com. September 15, 2016. Retrieved September 26, 2016.
  12. ^ "Denver Nuggets Sign Alonzo Gee". NBA.com. November 16, 2016. Retrieved November 16, 2016.
  13. ^ "Denver Nuggets Sign Alonzo Gee to 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. January 8, 2017. Retrieved January 10, 2017.
  14. ^ "Nuggets Sign Johnny O'Bryant to 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. January 26, 2017. Retrieved January 26, 2017.
  15. ^ "Nuggets Sign O'Bryant to Second 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. February 6, 2017. Retrieved February 6, 2017.
  16. ^ Denton, John (July 7, 2016). "Orlando Magic Sign D.J. Augustin". NBA.com. Retrieved July 15, 2016.
  17. ^ a b c NuggetsPR (October 15, 2016). "#Nuggets Waive Kennedy, Sampson and..." Twitter. Retrieved October 19, 2016.
  18. ^ a b InsideHoops (October 22, 2016). "Nuggets waive Nate Wolters and Robbie Hummel". InsideHoops.com. Archived from the original on October 23, 2016. Retrieved October 23, 2016.
  19. ^ "Denver Nuggets Waive Jarnell Stokes". NBA.com. November 15, 2016. Retrieved November 16, 2016.
  20. ^ "Denver Nuggets Waive Alonzo Gee". NBA.com. January 6, 2017. Retrieved January 7, 2017.