As the 2013-14 season began, Ty Lawson was primed to step up and take a leadership role with the Nuggets. His play on the court left little doubt that Ty was ready for a bigger role as the central focus of the Nuggets offense. Lawson put up All-Star level numbers much of the season, averaging career highs in points (17.6 per game), assists (8.8 per game) and steals (1.8 per game). Ty’s penchant for passing placed him in a tie for 2nd in the NBA in assists per game, and solidified his reputation as one of the most exciting point guards in the NBA.
Rounding out the Nuggets deep backcourt is Randy Foye, who made a solid contribution last season and is looking to return for 2014-15. In his first year with the Nuggets, Randy Foye averaged 13.2 points per game and made 189 3-pointers. Leaving him only three makes shy of the Nuggets all-time single season record. With Randy Foye’s deadly outside shooting, the Nuggets should enter the 2014-15 season with their strongest backcourt in recent memory.
Nuggets have acquired 6-6 guard, Will Barton from Portland in the second half of the season. Barton, 6-6, 174, was selected by Portland as a second round pick of the 2012 NBA Draft. The 24-year-old has appeared in 144 games (five starts) in three seasons with Portland, averaging 3.8 points and 1.8 rebounds in 11.0 minutes per game.
The Nuggets frontcourt also made great strides in 2013-14 and show promise for next season. Kenneth Faried emerged as what Head Coach Brian Shaw called a “franchise cornerstone”, after having one of the best second halves of the season of any power forward in the NBA. After the NBA All-Star break, Faried averaged 18.8 points and 10.1 rebounds per game and showed tremendous improvement in his offensive production and defensive awareness. Kenneth Faried spent most of his offseason playing for the USA Basketball Men’s National Team. Kenneth has been recognized by the national team coaches for his hardnosed style of play and proven himself a solid contributor on the world stage.
The additions of J.J. Hickson and Darrell Arthur as solid contributors in the Nuggets frontcourt adds more reason to expect a strong 2014-15 from the Nuggets down low. In his 69 games before suffering a season-ending injury, J.J. Hickson nearly averaged a double-double in points and rebounds on a nightly basis. His 11.8 points and 9.2 rebounds per game made him one of the Nuggets most consistent and reliable players. Darrell Arthur brought his reputation as tenacious defender to the Nuggets roster, and was immediately one of the Nuggets best defenders. He also showed a dependable mid-range shot, which he developed into a 3-point threat in the latter stages of the season. Both first-year Nuggets look to build on their performances for 2014-15.
The Denver Nuggets have signed rookie forward Joffrey Lauvergne. Lauvergne, 6-11, 220, was selected as a second round pick of the 2013 NBA Draft. The 23-year-old native of France subsequently spent time in development playing in Europe. Playing for the Russian Super League, he appeared in 27 games (seven starts), averaging 9.4 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 17.5 minutes per game. In 2013-14 Lauvergne appeared in 69 games (68 starts) for Partizan Belgrade where he posted 14 double-doubles and averaged 11.2 points and 7.8 rebounds in 31.2 minutes per game.
Lauvergne is most commonly known for his appearance on the French National Team in the 2014 FIBA World Cup, averaging 9.2 points and 5.3 rebounds en route to the Bronze Medal. He also helped his country win the Gold Medal at the 2013 EuroBasket Tournament.
Veteran forward and respected two-way player, Wilson Chandler, had another sound season for the Nuggets. His 13.6 points per game was 3rd highest on the Nuggets and he also added 4.7 rebounds per game. Slowed by injuries for 20 games in 2013-14, Wilson’s impact on both ends of the floor will be a huge part of the Nuggets future success.
Since joining the Nuggets, Gallinari has averaged 15.5 points per game and has been one of Denver’s most dynamic players when healthy. His outside shooting, ability to drive to the basket, and stingy perimeter defense are sure to be important factors in the Nuggets improvement for 2014-15. The return of “Gallo” to the Nuggets lineup should lead to an improved and dynamic group of forwards that can help the team get back into Playoff contention.
The Nuggets were very active and aggressive throughout the NBA Draft process. On Draft Night, Denver traded their #11 overall pick to the Chicago Bulls and received the #16 and #19 selections in the Draft. These picks were then used to select two prospects that the Nuggets felt strongly about leading into a very deep Draft, bruising Bosnian center Jusuf Nurkic and Michigan State standout guard Gary Harris. Standing at 6’11 and weighing 280 pounds, Nurkic is already ranks among the NBA’s biggest players. Known for having great mobility for his size, Nurkic has also impressed in pick and roll situations during his time in the Adriatic League as well as his time with the Bosnian National Team. The Nuggets hope to see Nurkic continue to develop into a dominating low-post player and add to the Nuggets’ depth at the center position.
Michigan State fans are very familiar with versatile guard Gary Harris who played in 69 games over the last two seasons for the Spartans and Coach Tom Izzo. After being named Big Ten freshman of the Year in 2013, Harris followed his outstanding freshman season with a sophomore season that ended with him being named to the All-Big Ten Team and All-Big Ten Defensive Team respectively. A former McDonald’s High School All- American, Gary Harris has been successful at every level of his young basketball career. Harris will look to continue this trend as he enters the NBA, and become a productive player for the Nuggets for years to come.
The Nuggets will also bring back 2013 2nd Round selection Erick Green into training camp as the roster’s 3rd point guard. Green spent last season playing overseas and honing his overall game with Italian Club Montepaschi Siena. Before heading to Europe, Green starred at Virginia Tech leading all scorers in NCAA Division I for the 2012-13 season with 25 points per game.
Exclusive annual event where Gold365 members get to meet the Nuggets players, coaches and staff.
All Gold365 Members receive at least $100 in gift certificates to the Blue Sky Grill, Pepsi Center's premier dining establishment.
Conference style telephone calls where fans can speak directly to the front office.
Buy extra tickets to all Nuggets games at a special discounted rate.
Gold365 members receive an exclusive standing discount at Altitude Authentics locations throughout the arena.
Attend movie nights on Pepsi Vision, road game watch parties, the NBA Draft Party, and many more fan centered events all year long.
The 2013-14 season saw the debut of Pepsi Vision, the next-generation video scoreboard that boasts the largest viewable display area of any arena in the world. The giant high-definition, LED video board provides patrons an unparalleled view of the action at Denver Nuggets home games, and the most immersive video experience in all of sports. Pepsi Vision is more than 800 percent larger than the previous display and is truly a game-changer for all fans attending Nuggets games.
New state –of-the-art sound system. With the addition of Pepsi Vision, Kroenke Sports & Entertainment has also drastically upgraded the arena’s speaker system. The sound system features forty-three 4 channel amplifiers to cover the spectator seating that are rated at 9600 watts each for a total of 412,800 watts.
Flat Screens. 300 new HD flat panel screens have been installed throughout the concourses; restaurants and suites; upgraded seating in the lower and club levels; the new Land Rover Denver Club and the addition of 4 ancillary LED display boards in each of the four corners of the upper level.
We've added new bars and concessions. Land Rover Denver Club features local draft beer, high-quality appetizers, and intimate lounge seating. Wiser’s Whiskey Bar is another new addition featuring premium liquors and an open concourse so you don’t have to miss a minute of the game. Local vendors are continually peppered throughout the arena to layer in even more variety to arena concessions.
We’ve replaced all of our seats! As of the 2014-15 Season every seat will be black, leather, and spacious.
We have added brand new courtside seating in the stadium's best location: the scorer's table. The new Benchside VIP seating sections will give fans the opportunity to sit courtside on the same side as the players, coaches, and the bright lights of the AltitudeTV cameras.
Altitude TV continues to bring you, the fans, a more entertaining and informative broadcast. A new addition to this season is Nuggets Fastbreak, a pregame show that features exclusive team events, locker room reporting, dancer profiles, and even special appearances by your favorite SuperMascot, Rocky. This show allows everyone to escalate their Nuggets knowledge, and bring their overall fandom to another level.
|Section||Per Game||Total Price||% Saved|
|VIP Courtside 1||$1,100.00||$46,200.00||N/A|
|VIP Courtside 2||$525.00||$22,050.00||N/A|
|End Courtside Two||$285.00||$11,970.00||50%|
|Center Loge/Lower Side Loge||$95.00||$3,990.00||27%|
|Upper Side Loge/Lower End Risers||$70.00||$2,940.00||29%|
|Upper End Loge||$23.79||$999.18||57%|
|Section||Per Game||Total Price||% Saved|
|Section||Per Game||Total Price||% Saved|
|Lower Center Balcony||$36.00||$1,512.00||20%|
|Upper Center, Lower Corner Balcony||$20.00||$840.00||33%|
|Lower End Balcony||$12.00||$504.00||52%|
|Upper Corner/ End Balcony||$11.00||$462.00||45%|