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NBA Power Rankings: Welcome back to Fraud City

There’s no sugarcoating it: this week sucked for the Denver Nuggets. Two of the worst losses of the season against Golden State and Cleveland again, sandwiched by almost another bad loss save the late game heroics of Jamal Murray. The defense is porous regardless of who is on the floor, and more often than not the offense is clunky. There is no joy on the court.

With that comes tempered expectations. The Nuggets need to take a long, hard look in the mirror and figure out some changes because although March basketball is a slog, it’s also when the team needs to be almost-peaking, not trending the other direction.