The Denver Nuggets’ season has plummeted to the point that fans can only comfort themselves with visions of lottery balls and a high pick in the loaded 2014 draft. Some of these struggles can be attributed to the difficult transition under new head coach Brian Shaw, but many of the problems have been plain old bad injury luck.
The team can now add small forward Wilson Chandler to their list of injured players, as he will miss Thursday’s game against the Brooklyn Nets due to a hyper-extended knee suffered earlier this week. From Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post:
The Nuggets are on TNT tonight, but considering the fact that they are now without Chandler, Danilo Gallinari, Ty Lawson, JaVale McGee, and Nate Robinson, the announcing crew might need index cards to keep track of who everybody is.
But really, is anybody going to notice the Nuggets in this game anyway? Jason Collins will steal the spotlight, and rightfully so.
For the year Chandler is averaging 13.9 points and 4.8 rebounds game. For a Nuggets team that is already struggling to score points, Thursday might be shaping up to be another blowout loss.