All may not be rosy for the Mile High team this upcoming season.
After being one of the toughest teams to beat in the last five years in the West it is hard to know what to make of the 2013-2014 version of the Denver Nuggets.
Gone is long-time coach George Karl, who helped turn the side into the hard defensive and run-and-gun side that made them a force.
However, the fact they never broke through for a conference title much less and NBA title meant a change had to be made and Brian Shaw will get his long-awaited chance to lead the team.
As is the case with several sides in the West this season, and for close to a decade, if they were in the East then they would be solid chances of making the playoffs.
However, fanatix feels this might be the year Denver either just hang on to a seeded spot or just miss out.
The loss of Andre Iguodala and, to a lesser extent, Corey Brewer will hurt the Nuggets this season, as they provided a bit of everything to the side.
Shaw will have the ability to call on Ty Lawson at the point, and his quick as a hiccup fast breaks and vision will come in handy again.
The point guard is arguably the deepest part of the Nuggets rotation this season with the ageless Andre Miller and new recruit Nate Robinson set to provide instant offence and energy off the bench.
Much will be expected out of the Nuggets front court, especially the starting four and five in the form of Kenneth Faried and JaVale McGee.
Denver fans will be cable to count on around 16 points and 10 rebounds most night from Faried, but McGee is another story.
Possessing all of the physical attributes to make him a darkhorse for a top five centre in the league, his lack of basketball IQ has let him down too often in his career, and he will need to shake that if he is to help Denver every night this season.
There is still enough talent on the the team to make the playoffs but not enough to see them reach the same heights as last season when they won 57 regular season games and finished in the third seed.
Denver Nuggets: 8th
Front court: 7
Back court: 8.5