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Darrell Arthur has very excessive expectations for the Denver Nuggets.

After narrowly lacking out on a playoff spot final season, the eight-yr veteran believes the Nuggets won’t solely attain the postseason in 2017-18, but in addition make a run at a championship.

“We could be a contender for positive, proper up there with Golden State,” Arthur stated Tuesday, based on Harrison Wind of BSNDenver.com.

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Denver might have just lately added a 4-time All-Star in Paul Millsap to one of many league’s most gifted younger squads, however the membership’s did not make the playoffs since 2013, and is coming off a subpar forty-forty two season. The Warriors, in the meantime, simply concluded arguably the best playoff run ever, going sixteen-1 en path to their second title in three seasons.

If the Nuggets are going to get anyplace subsequent season, they will have to discover a solution to keep wholesome, as most of the group’s key gamers, together with Arthur, have been pressured to overlook vital time throughout final yr’s marketing campaign.