Last year, the big men for the Denver Nuggets proved they could run up and down the court and play a fast-paced
This year coach George Karl is implementing a new defense-first philosophy, with more expected from a front court that is finally getting healthy.
Kenyon Martin missed all but two games last year after surgery on his right knee. Martin got his first full-contact action in camp today. The former All-Star brings a career average of nearly 15 points per game.
The Nuggets lost Reggie Evans in a trade with Philadelphia but got Steven Hunter.
Marcus Camby and Nene (neh-NAY') are back, along with Carmelo Anthony.
Linas Kleiza also is in the fold. His .376 three-point percentage is second best on the team.