Vegas Over/Under: 45.5

The Record Projection: 48 of fromal The Bet: Above with confidence
When Nikola Jokic re-entered the starting lineup on December 15, everything clicked.
From that point forward, the Denver Nuggets posted the league’s best offensive evaluation (113.3). And though they were unusually porous (league-worst 111.9 defensive evaluation ), they nevertheless outscored their foes and asserted themselves as a legitimate danger to make the playoffs.
Now, they.
Paul Millsap is a perfect fit next to Jokic, gracing the Nuggets with his defensive acumen and flexible offensive play. He gives the Mile High City a second top-25 participant, and his existence instantly creates among the NBA’s most reckless frontcourt pairings.
Will opponents handle departure coming from distinct locations in 2017-18? How will they counteract the offensive excellence when a legitimate defensive stalwart is creating Jokic’s life easier?
Along with the frontcourt isn’t the only reason for unmitigated optimism.
Gary Harris enjoys tremendous synergy with Jokic and is coming off a breakout year. He must keep on emerging as one of the Association’s better 2-guards, and he’s joined by another high-upside backcourt member in Jamal Murray.
Losing Danilo Gallinari hurts, and the Nuggets failed to combine their resources. However, this is a deep team overflowing with talent at many distinct positions.

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