10 best draft choices by the Nuggets since 1990

Carmelo Anthony was one of the league's best scorers while with Denver. [Image Source: Flickr | Keith Allison]
Carmelo Anthony was one of the league's best scorers while with Denver. [Image Source: Flickr | Keith Allison]

Nikola Jokic could surpass Carmelo Anthony within the next few seasons.

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Moving on to the next team in this series, let's now take a look at the Denver Nuggets and their ten best draft choices sine 1990.

Keep in mind that this is a subjective list, and it can easily be debated which players belong and where they should be placed. The player must have actually been drafted by the Nuggets in order to make the list (someone like Gary Harris was drafted by the Bulls before being traded to Denver in a draft-day deal). Only the player's impact while they were with the Nuggets is considered (someone like Evan Fournier received more playing time and became a better scorer after leaving Denver). Where the player was drafted can make a different meaning this isn’t exactly a top-ten player drafted by Denver since 2000 list (if a 26th overall pick provided about as much value to the Hawks as a fifth overall pick, then the 26th overall pick will be higher).

All Nuggets draft picks were found at Basketball-Reference.

1

Carmelo Anthony - First round, third overall (2003)

In 7.5 seasons with Denver, Anthony was named an All-NBA member three times (twice Third Team, once Second Team) and scored 13,970 points in 564 games.

2

Nikola Jokic - Second round, 41st overall (2014)

A First Team All-NBA member in the 2018-19 season, Jokic put up numbers unheard of for a 7-0 center as he averaged 20.1 points, 10.8 rebounds, 7.3 assists, and 1.4 steals. Hoops Habit gave Jokic an A grade for this season.

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