DENVER (The Sports Xchange) – Who would have thought a 22-32 team at the All-Star break would have realistic playoff hopes in the NBA’s Western Conference, but such is the case this season.
An inspirational first half that included a winning record (10-9) since Jan. 6 contributed to that.
Even so, the improvement won’t keep the Nuggets’ phones from ringing as often as those of any other team leading into the trade deadline. The suitors for forwards Danilo Gallinari and Kenneth Faried and guard Jameer Nelson are numerous.
The Nuggets, buoyed by the prospects of seeing Sacramento twice within five days to start the second half, are unlikely to cash in, but it is nice to have options for a change.