The logjam that was the Denver Nuggets’ power forward rotation during the 2017-18 season was dense enough to dam up the Platte River. There were six players on last year’s squad whose best position was the four: Paul Millsap, Trey Lyles, Kenneth Faried, Darrell Arthur, Juancho Hernangomez and Tyler Lydon. That number swelled to seven if you counted Wilson Chandler, who spent most of his time at small forward but said publicly he preferred power forward.

This season, thanks to a trade with the Brooklyn Nets, the power forward rotation is not quite as crowded. By sending Faried, Arthur and a pair of picks east, the Nuggets were able to shed enough salary to avoid the luxury tax and address their roster imbalance. But make no mistake: Even after swinging that deal, there’s still plenty of congestion with five players on Denver’s 14-man roster whose best position is the four.

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Christian Clark
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Christian Clark is an Arlington, Texas, native who covers the Denver Nuggets for BSN Denver. Education: I graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism in December 2014 with an emphasis in print and digital news. Career: My work has been featured in the Fort Worth-Star Telegram, The Oklahoman and Columbia Missourian, and online at TexasFootball.com and Denverite.com. I came aboard at BSN Denver in November 2017. Most memorable sports moment: Game 2 of the 2011 NBA Finals. The finest sports book I’ve ever read: Friday Night Lights by Buzz Bissinger. One sports movie I can’t live without: Tin Cup, do not @ me Most memorable experience as a reporter: The quadruple-OT game between the Nuggets and Trail Blazers. The sport that started it all: Basketball. My sports-watching memories kick in with those early-2000s Dallas Mavericks teams. They had bad hair and scored a lot of points. Shout-out to Nellie Ball.