(Boulder- CO) The Denver Nuggets announced recently that they will be starting off the 2006-07 season by holding training camp in Durango, Colorado at Fort Lewis College. About an hour and a half south of Denver and nestled nearly 7,000 feet above sea level. The new Nuggets should have no problem adjusting to the altitude by practicing October third through the seventh at such altitude before returning to about 5,200 feet above sea level back in Denver.
George Karl has already said that he understands that Carmelo needs a little R&R after the FIBA Championships, but is expecting great things out of this year’s team. I do not think that 50 wins should be too far out of the realistic grasp of the changed Nuggets. They won 46 games with all the late and problematic developments last season, and have only done things to improve their situation this off-season.