DENVER — The middle part of the Western Conference standings have gotten more jumbled than your sister's sock drawer.
As of Tuesday morning, three games were all that separated the fifth-seeded Oklahoma City Thunder (32-25) from the team in 10th place, the Utah Jazz (29-28). The Thunder are a game ahead of the Trail Blazers, who are a half game ahead of the Nuggets and Pelicans, who are a half game ahead of the Clippers, who are a game ahead of the Jazz.
Two months of regular season remain, but with the way things are shaping up, it looks like the Nuggets need to avoid any serious stumbles if they want to qualify for the postseason for the first time since 2013. So what can Denver do to keep pace down the stretch?
Nuggets president of basketball operations Tim Connelly gave his thoughts during his post-trade deadline press conference on Monday.