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1990–91 Denver Nuggets season

1990–91 Denver Nuggets season
Head coach Paul Westhead
Arena McNichols Sports Arena
Results
Record 20–62 (.244)
Place Division: 6th (Midwest)
Conference: 13th (Western)
Playoff finish DNQ

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television Prime Sports Rocky Mountain, KWGN
Radio KOA
< 1989–90 1991–92 >

The Nuggets hired a new General Manager. Bernie Bickerstaff took over the Nuggets and he decided it was time to rebuild the Nuggets. At the time, the club had the oldest team in the league. The Nuggets would make radical changes trading off stars for draft picks. The Nuggets had a new Coach in Paul Westhead. The Nuggets had a league worst 20-62 record. By season's end, the Nuggets allowed 130.8 ppg setting a new record for NBA defensive generosity.[1]

NBA Draft

Main article: 1990 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 3 Chris Jackson PG  United States LSU
2 42 Marcus Liberty F  United States Illinois

Roster

Denver Nuggets 1990-91 roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. From
G 3 United States Abdul-Rauf, Mahmoud 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 162 lb (73 kg) LSU
G 14 United States Adams, Michael 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 162 lb (73 kg) Boston College
F/C 33 United States Anderson, Cadillac (from NJN) 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Houston
F 5 United States Battle, Kenny 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Illinois
F/C United States Cook, Anthony 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Arizona
G/F 6 United States Davis, Walter (to POR) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 193 lb (88 kg) North Carolina
G/F 23 United States Dunn, T. R. (waived) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 192 lb (87 kg) Alabama
G 22 United States Farmer, Jim 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Alabama
G 1 United States Gaines, Corey (waived) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Loyola Marymount
G 15 United States Johnson, Avery (waived) 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Southern
F 35 United States Lane, Jerome 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Pittsburgh
G 22 United States Legler, Tim 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) La Salle
F 30 United States Liberty, Marcus 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Illinois
G/F 21 United States Lichti, Todd 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Stanford
F 34 United States Mason, Anthony 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Tennessee State
F 5 United States Mills, Terry (to NJN) 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Michigan
G 22 United States Neal, Craig 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Georgia Tech
C 41 United States Rasmussen, Blair 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Oregon
G/F 34 United States Williams, Reggie 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Georgetown
F/C 42 United States Wolf, Joe 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 230 lb (104 kg) North Carolina
F 0 United States Woolridge, Orlando 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Notre Dame
Head coach




Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured

Regular season

Season standings

Midwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-San Antonio Spurs 55 27 .671 33–8 22–19 20–8
x-Utah Jazz 54 28 .659 1 36–5 18–23 21-7
x-Houston Rockets 52 30 .634 3 31-10 21–20 20-8
Orlando Magic 31 51 .378 24 24-17 7–34 13–15
Minnesota Timberwolves 29 53 .354 26 21-20 8-33 9-19
Dallas Mavericks 28 54 .341 27 20-21 8–33 7-21
Denver Nuggets 20 62 .244 35 17-24 3-38 8–20
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Portland Trail Blazers 63 19 .768
2 y-San Antonio Spurs 55 27 .671 8
3 x-Los Angeles Lakers 58 24 .707 5
4 x-Phoenix Suns 55 27 .671 8
5 x-Utah Jazz 54 28 .659 9
6 x-Houston Rockets 52 30 .634 11
7 x-Golden State Warriors 44 38 .537 19
8 x-Seattle SuperSonics 41 41 .500 22
9 Orlando Magic 31 51 .378 32
10 Los Angeles Clippers 31 51 .378 32
11 Minnesota Timberwolves 29 53 .354 34
12 Dallas Mavericks 28 54 .341 35
13 Sacramento Kings 25 57 .305 38
14 Denver Nuggets 20 62 .244 43


z - clinched division title
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot

Game log

Player statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game
Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG

Awards and Records

Transactions

References

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