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Denver Nuggets Banking on Young Stars, Healthy Vets to Be 2016-17's NBA Sleeper

DENVER — Fresh off a 33-49 campaign, yet oozing untapped potential, the Denver Nuggets internally believe they can end a playoff drought that stretches back to 2013. "I think we have some guys on our team that last year...quite frankly, leaguewide there's still not a real sense of belief in. We have a strong belief that those guys will make the next step," general manager Tim Connelly explained Monday at Nuggets media day, tacitly referring to pieces such as Nikola Jokic, Emmanuel Mudiay, Gary Harris and Jamal Murray.
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