Tuesday, May 31, 2005

2004-05 REGULAR SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: Greg Buckner

- from the official site of the Denver Nuggets

Played in 70 games, starting 41 times … Averaged 6.2 ppg, tying his career-best (also in ’00-01) … Also averaged 3.0 rpg, a career-high 1.9 apg and 1.07 spg in 21.7 minutes … Ranked 17th in the NBA in steals per 48 minutes (2.37) … Shot a career-best .528 (160-303) from the field and a career-high .405 (49-121) from three-point range … Ended the season making 21 of his last 43 (.488) … Made 49 treys after making 44 in his first five seasons combined … Scored in double figures 15 times with one game of 20+ … Led the Nuggets in scoring once … Had a season-high four steals five times … Tied a career high with six assists (third time) vs. Atlanta on 3/1 … Missed 12 games due to injury: five due to a 3rd metacarpal fracture in his right hand (4/2-4/6; 4/13-4/15), two (2/16-2/23) due to a left foot strain and five due to a right groin strain (12/31-1/9) … Enjoyed his best month in March, averaging 7.5 ppg, 3.4 rpg and 1.79 spg in 14 contests … Scored 12 points in a season-high 43 minutes vs. Phoenix on 12/20 … Scored a career-high 28 points (10-13 FG, 2-4 3FG, 6-8 FT), grabbed a season-high nine rebounds and collected four steals in 32 minutes vs. Dallas on 11/21 … Previous high was 25 vs. Boston on 3/18/00 … Field goals made were a career high, while field goal and free-throw attempts tied career bests.

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Kenyon Martin Recap

Now that we are in the off-season, it’s a good time to take a look back on the positive things of our season. One of these positive notes would be Kenyon Martin. Martin came to the NBA after the 2000 draft where he was the first overall choice by the New Jersey Nets. He played with the Nets for four seasons before moving to the Denver Nuggets.

During the regular season, Martin was able to average 15.5 ppg, with 7.3 rpg, and 1.43 spg. Martin participated in all 5 of Denver’s Playoff games and averaged 12.4 ppg in postseason.

Martin put in his career-high 27 points in a game against the New York Knicks on February 1st.

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Marcus Camby

Respected recently by being named one of the top NBA defenders, Marcus Camby has been an extremely prolific center for the Denver Nuggets. They have not had anyone named from this position since Dikembe Mutombo.

Camby was able to average 10.3 ppg with an average of 10 rebounding and 2.3 assists. One of Camby’s most prolific games was against the San Antonio Spurs on April 30th, where he made 14 defensive rebounds, 2 assists, and 5 blocks.

Camby has been with the Nuggets since 2002 when he came over from New York.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Kenyon Martin

- from the official site of the Denver Nuggets

Denver Nuggets forward Kenyon Martin had successful arthroscopic surgery on his left knee today. Dr. Steve Traina, the Nuggets team physician, performed the surgery.

Martin will begin rehabilitation in 10 days to two weeks. His prognosis is excellent for next season.

Martin appeared in 70 games for the Nuggets this past season, averaging 15.5 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 1.43 spg and 1.11 bpg.

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Camby Named One of NBA's Top Defenders

- from the official site of the Denver Nuggets

Nuggets center Marcus Camby was named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team for the 2004-05 regular season. Camby becomes the first Nuggets player since Dikembe Mutombo to be recognized by the league for defense.

Friday, May 06, 2005

Season End

After winning one and losing the four thereafter, it’s officially time for the Denver Nuggets to hang up the reins and watch the San Antonio Spurs advance. The Spurs will be taking on the Seattle SuperSonics in the second round, which should begin fairly soon. The final game of the series (Game 5) ended with a score of 99-89.

"We played a great team. We shook them in game one, but then they shook off the rust and got better after that. We had two games in Denver which were crucial to us, and we didn't get either one of them."
- George Karl

Monday, May 02, 2005

2-1

- from FOXSports.com

San Antonio led by nine at the half, but had to stave off a late Nuggets' rally to take an 86-78 win in Game 3 and a 2-1 series lead on Saturday. The story of the game was the Spurs' bench, which scored 53 of their 86 points. Manu Ginobili connected on 10-of-21 shots for a game-high 32 points. Denver will try to even the series at 2-2 in Game 4 on Monday at 10:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.