Although they stopped at the Western Conference Finals, the Nuggets in the 2020 playoffs have achieved their worth. The team completed the turnaround with 1-3 behind for two consecutive rounds and completed the transformation. "The Athletic" reporter Ethan Strauss also wrote that the Nuggets are now like the Warriors of the 2012-13 season. At that time, the Warriors also completed the transformation in the playoffs, and the Nuggets have an unlimited future.
尽管他们在西部决赛中止步，但掘金队在2020年的季后赛中还是取得了自己的身价。球队连续两轮以1-3落后完成了转身，并完成了转型。 《体育报》记者伊桑·斯特劳斯（Ethan Strauss）也写道，掘金现在就像2012-13赛季的勇士。当时，勇士还完成了季后赛的转型，掘金的前程无限。
A veteran Warriors fan recently tweeted about the current Nuggets, and said in a pointed way: "I seem to have seen such a playoff transformation." He should be referring to the Warriors in the 2013 playoffs.
Time goes back to the first round of the 2013 playoffs. At that time, the Warriors' opponent was also the Nuggets, and it was from that round that they began to transform until they established a dynasty. At that time, the Warriors coach was still Mark Jackson, and the chief assistant was the current Nuggets coach Mike Malone.
时间可以追溯到2013年季后赛的第一轮。那时，勇士队的对手也是掘金队，正是从那一轮开始，他们才开始转型，直到建立了王朝。当时，勇士队的教练仍是马克·杰克逊（Mark Jackson），首席助手是现任掘金队的教练麦克·马龙（Mike Malone）。
Because the Warriors' subsequent successes were so dazzling that many people have forgotten what the Warriors had achieved before. In the first round of 2013, the Warriors ranked 6th in the Western Conference with 47 wins in the regular season and eliminated the Nuggets with 57 wins and ranked 3rd in the Western Conference 4-2. Before the start of this series, the Warriors never had a chance to prove their strength. They missed the playoffs for 5 consecutive seasons.
Of course, the trajectory of the Nuggets today is different from that of the Warriors, but the same is that they both completed their transformation in the playoffs. Of course, whether the Nuggets' metamorphosis is real or a peculiar phenomenon in the quarter-finals is still waiting to be tested, but this Nuggets undoubtedly captured a large number of fans. More and more people believe that they will become a new force that cannot be ignored in the league.
1. Cultivation of core players
One of the Spurs' slogans is "Success depends on training rather than buying." The Spurs and the Warriors are also examples of their own player training and success. This does not produce any moral superiority, but it is a more satisfying experience. If young players suddenly take the lead in the playoffs, like the Warriors back then and the Nuggets now, it will always bring huge surprises to people.
Just as the Warriors from 2014 to 2019 turned out without warning, we didn't have much expectations for the Nuggets. The Nuggets are even different from the Thunder back then and the Lone Rangers today. The latter two teams have young players destined to become super giants in the future, but the Nuggets do not even have a draft pick among the top 5 players. , And there is no flank with athletic ability against the sky. They cultivated this team entirely on their own, and their outbreak was beyond everyone's expectations.
2, Murray: a unique star, but it is unlikely to become a super giant
Murray is often compared with Curry recently, but his skills and aggressiveness are more reminiscent of Lillard, and despite the different positions, Jokic is more like Curry.
The reason why Jokic and Curry were underestimated early in their careers is because they are not outstanding enough, but they both have unique skills. Needless to say, Curry has a historical level of shooting, he can have both the ball and the off the ball, these are not learned, and Jokic has a sophisticated countermeasure pass.
Jokic upended the game, just like Curry back then. In the 2013 playoffs, Curry challenged the traditional pick-and-roll prevention methods; and now, the teams racked their brains to prevent a 7-footer who can pass the ball like Kidd.
3, role players continue to improve
In addition to Curry, the Warriors' lineup was actually very good that year, especially Iguodala joined in the summer of 2013, which made the Warriors even more powerful. In addition to all-stars such as Curry, Klay Thompson and Dreaming Green, the Warriors also have a group of veterans who can play a stable performance; and now in the Nuggets, around two stars inside and outside, the Nuggets also have a young bench lineup. .
Michael Porter Jr. is different from any player in the Warriors. He is very talented and can raise the team ceiling. His future affects the future of the Nuggets. To some extent, he is similar to Dreaming Green, and the two are almost two sides of a mirror.
小迈克尔·波特（Michael Porter Jr.）与勇士队的其他球员不同。他很有才华，可以提高球队的上限。他的未来影响掘金的未来。在某种程度上，他类似于梦境绿色，两者几乎是镜子的两个侧面。
Compared with the original Warriors, the current Nuggets lineup is deeper. In addition to the above-mentioned people, there are also Jeremy Grant, Gary Harris, Monte Morris and Paul Millsap, etc. The Nuggets, like the Warriors of the year, embodied what is "many and powerful."
与原始勇士相比，目前的掘金阵容更加深入。除上述人员外，还有杰里米·格兰特（Jeremy Grant），加里·哈里斯（Gary Harris），蒙特·莫里斯（Monte Morris）和保罗·米尔萨普（Paul Millsap）等。掘金与当年的勇士一样，体现了“许多而强大”。
Just as there are no two identical leaves, in the world of professional sports, it is impossible for two teams to be exactly the same as a remake, but fans will inevitably compare them. Once, the Warriors broke through the inherent pattern of traditional basketball games and became one of the greatest teams in NBA history. The Nuggets still have a lot to do, and they may never reach the heights of the Warriors. But at least for the next few years, the Nuggets are a team that people cannot ignore.