2006–07 Denver Nuggets season

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2006–07 Denver Nuggets season
Head coachGeorge Karl
Owner(s)Stan Kroenke
ArenaPepsi Center
Results
Record45–37 (.549)
PlaceDivision: 2nd (Northwest)
Conference: 6th (Western)
Playoff finishFirst Round
(Lost to Spurs 1–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
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The 2006–07 Denver Nuggets season was the 40th season of the franchise, 31st in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The season is best remembered when Carmelo Anthony made headlines on December 16 when he was involved in a brawl against the Knicks, allowing the league to suspend him for the next 15 games; the next day, the Nuggets acquired Allen Iverson from Philadelphia. Anthony and the newly acquired Iverson played their first game together on January 22, 2007 in a game against Memphis; the Nuggets finished the year at 45-37, making the postseason for the fourth straight year. However, they did not make it out of the first round, losing to the eventual champion San Antonio Spurs in five games. Anthony and Iverson were voted to play in the 2007 NBA All-Star Game. However, Iverson did not play due to an injury; this was Anthony's first All-Star game appearance and the first time since Antonio McDyess in 2001 where a Nugget was voted to an All-Star game.

Draft Picks[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
2 49 Leon Powe  United States California

Roster[edit]

Denver Nuggets roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
SF 15 United States Anthony, Carmelo 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Syracuse
PG 25 United States Blake, Steve 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 172 lb (78 kg) Maryland
C 23 United States Camby, Marcus 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Massachusetts
PG 4 United States Carter, Anthony 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Hawaiʻi
F 5 France Diawara, Yakhouba 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Pepperdine
PF 30 United States Evans, Reggie 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Iowa
G 3 United States Iverson, Allen 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Georgetown
G/F 8 United States Johnson, DerMarr 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 201 lb (91 kg) Cincinnati
F 43 Lithuania Kleiza, Linas 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Missouri
PF 6 United States Martin, Kenyon 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Cincinnati
F 21 Mexico Nájera, Eduardo 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Oklahoma
F/C 31 Brazil Nenê 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 268 lb (122 kg) Brazil
PF/C 7 United States Sampson, Jamal 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 235 lb (107 kg) California
SG 1 United States Smith, J.R. 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) St. Benedict's Prep HS (NJ)
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Northwest Division W L PCT Home Road Div GB GP
Utah Jazz3 51 31 .573 30–11 17–24 11–5 82
Denver Nuggets6 45 37 .500 24–17 17–24 10–6 6.0 82
Minnesota Timberwolves 35 47 .427 21–20 14–27 9–7 12.0 82
Portland Trail Blazers 33 49 .402 19–22 14–27 3–13 14.0 82
Seattle SuperSonics 24 58 .293 12–29 12–29 7–9 23.0 82

Record vs. opponents[edit]

2006-07 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHA CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND LAC LAL MEM MIA MIL MIN NJN NOK NYK ORL PHI PHO POR SAC SAS SEA TOR UTA WAS
Atlanta 3–1 1–3 0–4 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–2 2–0 1–1 1–3 2–0 0–2 2–0 0–4 1–2 2–0 1–2 0–2 1–2 3–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 0–2 1–3
Boston 1–3 2–2 0–3 1–2 0–2 1–1 0–4 0–2 1–1 1–3 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–2 2–2 1–1 2–2 0–2 3–1 1–3 1–3 0–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–3 0–2 0–3
Charlotte 3–1 2–2 1–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–2 0–2 2–0 0–2 2–2 2–2 1–1 1–2 1–1 2–2 2–2 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–3 1–1 2–2
Chicago 4–0 3–0 2–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–2 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 4–0 0–2 1–3 2–0 3–1 1–2 2–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–0 2–2 0–2 3–1
Cleveland 3–1 2–1 2–2 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–3 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–3 4–0 2–0 2–1 1–1 2–2 1–2 3–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 2–1
Dallas 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 0–3 3–1 2–0 2–1 3–1 4–0 2–0 2–0 4–0 2–0 4–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 3–0 4–0 3–1 4–0 2–0 1–2 1–1
Denver 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–3 0–2 3–1 1–2 2–0 2–1 3–1 2–2 2–0 2–0 2–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 3–1 2–2 1–2 3–1 1–1 1–3 1–1
Detroit 2–1 4–0 2–2 1–3 3–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–2 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–1 3–1 1–1 4–0 1–1 2–1 4–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–1 0–2 2–2
Golden State 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 3–0 1–3 2–0 2–1 1–1 2–2 0–4 3–1 0–2 0–2 2–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–3 2–1 3–1 1–3 3–1 1–1 2–2 1–1
Houston 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–3 2–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 3–1 2–2 4–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–0 1–3 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–3 2–2 3–0 2–2 3–0 1–1 1–3 2–0
Indiana 3–1 3–1 2–1 1–3 1–3 0–2 0–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 4–0 0–2 0–4 1–1 2–1 2–2 2–2 0–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–2 0–2 0–3
L.A. Clippers 0–2 2–0 2–0 2–0 0–2 1–2 1–2 0–2 2–2 1–3 1–1 2–2 3–0 2–0 2–0 1–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 2–2 0–4 2–2 0–2 1–3 1–1
L.A. Lakers 2–0 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 1–3 0–2 4–0 2–2 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 0–2 3–1 2–0 1–2 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–3 1–2 3–1 2–1 3–1 1–1 2–1 1–1
Memphis 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 0–4 2–2 0–2 1–3 0–4 0–2 0–3 2–2 0–2 0–2 2–1 0–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–4 2–2 1–2 1–3 1–2 1–1 1–3 1–1
Miami 4–0 2–1 2–2 1–3 3–1 0–2 0–2 1–2 2–0 0–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–0 2–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 1–3 0–4 1–3 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 2–0 3–1
Milwaukee 2–1 2–2 2–2 0–4 0–4 0–2 0–2 1–3 2–0 0–2 0–4 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–2 2–0 1–2 0–2 1–3 1–3 2–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–3 0–2 1–3
Minnesota 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–4 2–2 1–1 1–2 2–2 2–0 2–1 1–3 1–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–3 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–3 2–2 2–2 1–2 1–3 0–2 1–3 1–1
New Jersey 2–1 2–2 2–1 3–1 1–2 0–2 1–1 0–4 1–1 0–2 4–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–3 2–1 1–1 1–1 4–0 2–2 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 2–0 4–0
New Orleans/Oklahoma City 2–0 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–4 2–2 1–1 1–3 3–1 1–1 2–2 2–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 0–3 1–2 3–1 0–4 2–2 0–2 1–2 1–1
New York 2–1 1–3 2–2 1–3 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–2 1–1 0–2 1–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 3–1 3–1 0–2 0–4 0–2 2–1 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 2–2
Orlando 1–3 3–1 2–2 2–1 2–1 0–2 1–1 0–4 1–1 0–2 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 4–0 3–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–2 2–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–4 2–0 2–2
Philadelphia 3–1 3–1 2–2 1–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–3 0–2 0–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–2 0–2 2–2 2–0 3–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–3 1–1 0–3
Phoenix 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 2–1 1–1 3–1 3–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 4–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 2–0 3–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 4–0 3–1 1–2 2–1 2–0 1–3 1–1
Portland 1–1 0–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–3 1–3 1–1 1–2 2–2 0–2 1–3 2–1 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 2–0 2–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–4 2–2 0–4 2–2 1–1 2–2 2–0
Sacramento 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–4 2–2 1–1 1–3 0–3 2–0 2–2 1–3 2–1 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–2 0–4 2–1 1–1 2–1 0–2
San Antonio 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–3 2–1 2–0 3–1 2–2 1–1 4–0 1–2 3–1 1–1 0–2 2–1 2–0 4–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 4–0 4–0 4–0 2–0 2–2 2–0
Seattle 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–4 1–3 0–2 1–3 0–3 2–0 2–2 1–3 2–1 0–2 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–2 2–2 1–2 0–4 1–1 2–2 0–2
Toronto 2–2 3–1 3–0 2–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 3–1 2–0 2–2 2–0 3–1 4–0 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 3–1
Utah 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–1 3–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 2–0 3–1 1–2 3–1 0–2 2–0 3–1 0–2 2–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–1 2–2 1–2 2–2 2–2 2–0 1–1
Washington 3–1 3–0 2–2 1–3 1–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 3–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 3–1 1–1 0–4 1–1 2–2 2–2 3–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 0–2 2–0 1–3 1–1

Game log[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

West First Round[edit]

(3) San Antonio Spurs vs. (6) Denver Nuggets

TNT
April 25
Denver Nuggets 88, San Antonio Spurs 97
AT&T Center, San Antonio
April 28
San Antonio Spurs 96, Denver Nuggets 91
TNT
April 30
San Antonio Spurs 96, Denver Nuggets 89
Pepsi Center, Denver
TNT
May 2
Denver Nuggets 78, San Antonio Spurs 93
San Antonio wins series, 4–1
AT&T Center, San Antonio

Last Playoff Meeting: 2005 Western Conference First Round (San Antonio won 4-1)

Player statistics[edit]

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

Regular season[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Carmelo Anthony 65 65 38.2 .476 .268 .808 6.0 3.8 1.2 .4 28.9
Steve Blake 49 40 33.5 .432 .343 .727 2.5 6.6 1.0 .1 8.3
Earl Boykins 31 4 28.3 .413 .373 .908 2.0 4.3 .8 .1 15.2
Marcus Camby 70 70 33.8 .473 .000 .729 11.7 3.2 1.2 3.3 11.2
Anthony Carter 2 0 18.5 .375 .000 . 1.5 5.5 .0 .5 3.0
Yakhouba Diawara 64 19 18.4 .342 .288 .660 1.7 .9 .5 .1 4.4
Reggie Evans 66 11 17.1 .544 . .497 7.0 .7 .6 .2 4.9
Nene Hilario 64 42 26.8 .570 .000 .689 7.0 1.2 1.0 .9 12.2
Julius Hodge 4 1 9.3 .400 . 1.000 .8 2.5 .8 .0 1.5
Allen Iverson 50 49 42.4 .454 .347 .759 3.0 7.2 1.8 .2 24.8
DerMarr Johnson 39 7 10.7 .325 .216 .762 1.5 .4 .4 .3 3.5
Linas Kleiza 79 14 18.8 .422 .376 .852 3.4 .6 .4 .2 7.6
Kenyon Martin 2 2 31.5 .500 .000 .250 10.0 .5 .0 .0 9.5
Andre Miller 23 23 35.7 .472 .250 .729 4.5 9.1 1.6 .2 13.0
Eduardo Najera 75 36 22.1 .576 .083 .715 4.1 .9 1.0 .3 6.6
Jamal Sampson 22 3 5.7 .643 .000 .429 2.2 .2 .1 .3 1.1
J. R. Smith 63 24 23.3 .441 .390 .810 2.3 1.4 .8 .1 13.0
Joe Smith 11 0 13.5 .479 .000 .833 3.6 .3 .5 .6 5.1

Playoffs[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Carmelo Anthony 5 5 42.0 .480 .500 .795 8.6 1.2 1.0 .0 26.8
Steve Blake 5 5 36.0 .452 .500 . 2.4 4.6 .6 .0 7.2
Marcus Camby 5 5 36.8 .378 . .667 14.8 2.0 .8 3.2 7.6
Anthony Carter 1 0 14.0 1.000 . .000 1.0 2.0 .0 .0 8.0
Yakhouba Diawara 1 0 1.0 . . . .0 .0 .0 .0 .0
Nene Hilario 5 5 35.8 .585 . .778 7.8 2.4 .6 .6 15.2
Allen Iverson 5 5 44.6 .368 .294 .806 .6 5.8 1.4 .0 22.8
Linas Kleiza 5 0 13.2 .231 .167 .500 1.6 .4 .0 .0 1.6
Eduardo Najera 5 0 19.2 .235 .000 .500 5.6 .4 .4 .2 1.8
J. R. Smith 4 0 11.8 .273 .000 1.000 2.3 .5 1.0 .3 4.5

Playoffs[edit]

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

References[edit]