5 overreactions to first two weeks of 2023-24 NBA season

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Overreaction #5: The Denver Nuggets will win back-to-back titles

The Denver Nuggets seemed to pick up right where they left off last season, dominating opponents through the first few games of the season. They’ve finally met a defeat, but have only lost one of their six games so far.

The Nuggets very well might win their second straight title this year after going a whole lifetime without one. But it’s too soon to make that assumption based on a hot start to the season.

It’s surprising how strong Denver has started off this year. After most of its players endured more time on the court than they ever had over the course of a calendar year ago, the team practically looks refreshed by their return to the mountain air.

Many top contenders spend parts of the regular season on autopilot, which has not been the case with the Nuggets. But it may be the case with some of its opponents this season – the sample size is just too small to make any grand conclusions.

The Nuggets deserve to be at the top of any power rankings until they show otherwise. They’re the defending champs and the cohesiveness of their group shows as they dominate some of the other Western Conference contenders on their schedule.

It’s very difficult for NBA teams to win back-to-back championships, though. It’s too soon to assume Denver can do so just because they are starting off the season the way they ended last one.