After being the second seed in a loaded West conference, the Denver Nuggets are preparing themselves to contend for the championship in the upcoming season. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the team decided to exercise the $30 Million team option that was part of Paul Millsap contract when he signed back in the 2017 summer.
ESPN story on Denver keeping four-time All-Star F Paul Millsap with a $30M team option, promising a loaded roster in pursuit of a Western Conference title. https://t.co/2Vu18SgQ0B
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 29, 2019
With Millsap back and the addition of Michael Porter Jr., now that he is ready to play in the NBA, to the team roster, the Nuggets are positioning themselves as one of the top teams in the West and preparing to make a run for the title.
Last season, the Nuggets finished with a 54-28 record which gave them the second seed in the West. During the playoffs, they faced the Portland Trail Blazers in the conference semifinals. A series in which the Nuggets would end up losing in Game 7.
For Paul Millsap, last season, he averaged 12.6 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2 assists and 1,2 steals in 27.1 minutes per game while shooting 36.5 percent from three-point line.