June 25, 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Nuggets president Josh Kroenke speaks during a press conference held at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Josh Kroenke: Denver Nuggets should make playoffs next year

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The Denver Nuggets missed out on postseason, as they were unable to follow up on their 57-win season of the previous year. Brian Shaw was brought in but had a tough time putting the pieces together of what was a somewhat weird roster. However, Nuggets president Josh Kroenke believes that the current roster is good enough to make it back to the playoffs with a few minor tweaks, and he’d be disappointed if the team doesn’t reach that goal in the upcoming season.

“I’ll be disappointed if we stay healthy and we’re not in the playoffs next year,” Kroenke said Friday. “This roster, we’re always open for business and we’re always looking to improve our team, but sometimes the best thing you can do is just have continuity.”

(via Denver Post)

It’s true that Denver had a lot of injuries to key players — JaVale McGee went down early in the year, Ty Lawson was banged up at times, Danilo Gallinari missed the whole season, while super-sub Nate Robinson and JJ Hickson both suffered a torn ACL.

Even so, this team has shown that it has a lot of flaws. At times, the Nuggets have played a very entertaining brand of basketball, but the team also had a tendency to completely fall apart. Very few players on the team are above average on both ends of the floor and the lack of a superstar obviously hurts. What makes it worse is that the Nuggets don’t really have any cap space moving forward, and it doesn’t look like Kroenke is looking to make a major deal.

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