Nuggets notesPosted by Inside Hoops
Billups Earns Player of the Week Honors: Chauncey Billups was named the Western Conference Player of the Week for games played from 11/10-11/16. Billups led Denver to a 3-1 record in the four games, averaging 21.5 ppg to go along with 5.8 apg, 2.3 rpg and 1.25 spg.
A Win is a Win: Denver shot .337 (28-83) from the field in their win vs. Minnesota on 11/16, setting a new season-low. Incredibly, only one other time in team history have the Nuggets shot that poorly and still won the game – that being on 10/29/03 vs. San Antonio (.292 in a 80-72 win).
Like Old Times: The Nuggets scored a season-high 29 fast break points vs. Milwaukee on 11/18. This is only the second time this season that Denver has scored 20+ transition points, whereas last season Denver tallied 20+ points on the break on 38 occasions.
Sonny Weems has yet to see any action this season due to a left groin strain.
Steven Hunter underwent successful surgery on his right knee on 11/14 and is expected to miss 12 weeks.
Chris Andersen suffered a 7th rib fracture to his left rib cage vs. Memphis on 11/9 and is expected to miss 2-3 weeks.