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2004-05 Denver Nuggets Season Recaps

After a slow start to the 2004-05 regular season, the Nuggets turned everything around and recorded one of the better seasons in franchise history.

As a team, the Nuggets accomplished a number of things that no one would have expected out of a team sitting at 17-25 in late January. After George Karl took over as head coach, Denver went 32-8 to finish the season, which ranks as the best record and winning percentage ever by a midseason replacement coach in NBA history. The Nuggets also tallied a 25-4 record after the All-Star break, which is good enough for the fifth-best post All-Star record in NBA history. And finally, the Nuggets 49-33 regular season record was the franchise's fourth best record since joining the NBA in 1976.

In addition to the 2004-05 season being a good one from the team perspective, the season was also good from the individual perspective. Marcus Camby had probably his best year as a Nugget, averaging 10.3 ppg, 10.0 rpg and 3.02 bpg. Camby became the first Nuggets player to average a double-double for an entire season since Antonio McDyess in 2000-01. Camby also led the NBA in total blocks with 199 and finished third in the voting for Defensive Player of the Year. Earl Boykins also had a career year, posting career-highs in both points (12.4) and assists (4.5). Boykins' contributions to the Nuggets did not go unnoticed either, as he finished third in the voting for the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award.

Looking back on the 2004-05 season, it was definitely a rollercoaster ride of a season. The Nuggets experienced the lowest of lows with two midseason coaching changes and the highest of highs with 24 wins in 26 attempts. Overall, this was definitely a season to remember.

Listed below are the 2004-05 season recaps for all 15 Nuggets players:


Carmelo Anthony

Earl Boykins

Greg Buckner

Marcus Camby

Francisco Elson

Luis Flores

DerMarr Johnson

Voshon Lenard

Kenyon Martin

Andre Miller

Eduardo Najera

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