- Aug 26, 2011
Melo was the key to the turnaround for Denver to put them back into the mix every year and nearly took them to the finals if not for Kobe being Kobe.
Since Melo was brought in the Nuggets have been a regular in the West playoff picture minus a short stretch of losing seasons after he left. With Melo I believe they had the longest run of consecutive playoff appearances and winning seasons in franchise history. All in a market that was hotter during the ABA years and on and off in the 80s than in modern times.