The Denver Nuggets Look To Challenge In The West

The middle of the NBA’s Western Conference playoff standings might get a little shook up, as fourth-place Memphis will be undergoing a transition period after their trade of Rudy Gay. A team that stands to benefit from any problems in Memphis would be the Denver Nuggets. And really, the way Denver has been playing of late, they might not have needed any help move up to the #4 spot, secure homecourt for the first round of the playoffs and position themselves as the challenge to the San Antonio/Oklahoma City/LA Clippers troika that serves as the West’s ruling class.