Best Denver Nuggets Players

The Denver Nuggets of the NBA have their share of ups and downs and till now they haven’t won an NBA championship but that doesn’t mean that they’re a weak team. It’s just that luck isn’t on their side yet. The Nuggets have witnessed some of the most remarkable players and it was extremely difficult to filter down the 8 best Denver Nuggets of time. 

Here are some of the best Nuggets players that I think deserve in the top 8 on our list. 

  • Alex English

Originally known as Alexander English, this popular American basketball player (former) was born on 5th January 1954 in Columbia, South Carolina. He is 2.03 meters tall and weighs 86 kg at present. He completed his schooling at Dreher and graduated from South Carolina College. His NBA career started in 1976 and went on till 1992. With the position of small forward, he also had a coaching career of 11 years from 2002 to 2013.  

  • Dan Issel

Born on 25th October 1948, Dan Issel is a renowned American basketball player (former) of Illinois, U.S. He is 6ft 9 inches tall and weighs 107 kg. He completed his early education in Batavia and graduated from Kentucky college. His NBA career began in 1970 and went on till 1985. His coaching career went first from 1992 to 1994 and then from 1999 to 2002. As a player, he played for Kentucky Colonels from 1970 to 1975 and then for Denver Nuggets from 1975 to 1985.

  • Chauncey Billups

Born on 25th September 1976, Chauncey Billups stands as one of the most loved American basketball players (former) of all time. He is 6 ft 3 inches tall and weighs 95 kg. He completed his schooling at George Washington of Denver and college in Colorado. His NBA career began in 1997 and went on till 2014. As a player, he played for several teams including:

Boston Celtics

Toronto Raptors

Denver Nuggets

Detroit Pistons

New York Knicks etc.

He is currently working as a coach for the Portland Trail Blazers.

  • Fat Lever

Born on 18th August 1960, Fat Lever is another popular American basketball player (former) who played for NBA. He completed his early education at Pueblo in Arizona and graduated from Arizona State. His NBA career began in 1982 and went on till 1994. Throughout his career, he played for three teams:

Portland Trail Blazers (1982-1984)

Denver Nuggets (1984-1990)

Dallas Mavericks (1990-1994)

Some of his strong career highlights are 2 NBA All-Stars, All-NBA Second Team, NBA All-Defensive Second Team, etc.

  • Carmelo Anthony

Born on 29th May 1984, Carmelo Anthony is an American basketball player whose latest play was for the Los Angeles Lakers. The 38-year-old professional’s NBA career began in 2003 after which he found himself playing for several teams including Denver Nuggets, New York Knicks, Houston Rockets, and more.

  • David Thompson

Born on 13th July 1954, David Thompson has been one of the most cherished Denver Nuggets players of all time. The 68-year-old player is 6 ft 4 inches tall. He completed his schooling at Crest of North Carolina and graduated from NC State. His NBA career began in 1975 and went on till 1984. With the position of shooting guard, David played for different teams as well.  

  • Kiki Vandeweghe

Born on 1st August 1958, Kiki Vandeweghe has been a basketball player, coach, and executive advisor as well. He is 6 ft 8 inches tall. His NBA career began in 1980 and went on till 1993. Kiki is a well-known player who was active for a short time comparatively.

  • Dikembe Mutombo

Born on 25th June 1966, Dikembe is 7 ft 2 inches tall. His NBA career began in 1991 and went on till 2009. Dikembe Mutombo has successfully played for several teams in a center position. He has a huge list of achievements and continues to receive praise and appreciation worldwide.


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