BoxScore Geeks' 2014 Denver Nuggets Preview

Last season the Nuggets bounced back from having their best regular season in franchise history by missing the playoffs for the first time in over a decade. A lot of this was inept management. There was also some inept coaching. The Nuggets did their best to bring Nuggets fans back to the late 90s. Will this season look any better?

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BoxScore Geeks' 2014 Oklahoma City Thunder Preview

The Thunder were poised in a great spot to challenge the Spurs for the top spot in the West. Kevin Durant's injury derailed that plan in a big way. He will likely return healthy, so they will certainly be contenders, but the Thunder probably won't have the luxury of home court advantage if they make a deep run in the playoffs.

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BoxScore Geeks' 2014 Portland Trail Blazers Preview

The Blazers lived up to their name last year: they were a blazing hot 3-point shooting team. They were everything Byron Scott hates, while achieving heights that Scott's Lakers are unlikely to sniff. The only rotation player that the Blazers lost is Mo Williams, but Steve Blake is a great replacement. It will be hard for the Blazers to reproduce the scorching hot shooting of last year, but expect them to be in the playoff hunt.

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BoxScore Geeks' 2014 Utah Jazz Preview

Last year, I was pretty high on the Jazz. That turned out to be a mistake. Across the board, their young players failed to make any big leaps from the prior year, while the veterans started the year shooting at historically horrific rates from beyond the arc. The offseason was not particularly promising for the Jazz, and I expect another season of disappointment ahead. Furthermore, the Jazz' financial decisions make it hard to see any light at the end of the tunnel.

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BoxScore Geeks' 2014 Minnesota Timberwolves Preview

The 2014 offseason was unique for the Timberwolves: they were in the news for almost all of it. From the moment it began, Kevin Love made it clear that he had no intention of re-signing after the 2014/15 season, and Flip Saunders felt forced to trade him for a package that included Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett, and Kevin Love. So the story of the Timberwolves seems simple. They had the best power forward in the NBA, and they weren't that great. Now they've lost him, and so they must be one of the worst teams in the NBA. Right? Well...not so fast.

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