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Dan Issel, who patrolled the paint for a decade with the Nuggets, is the franchise’s all-time leader in Win Shares with 94.8 for his career. Among his many accomplishments in Denver, “Horse” was a 2-time All Star and averaged more than 20 points per game for seven seasons.

NUGGETS ALL-TIME TOP FIVE

Dan Issel leads Denver Nuggets all-time top five by Win Shares

After Issel, the next biggest contributors to the Nuggets by Win Shares are forward Alex English (84.2), guard David Thompson (56.8), forward Byron Beck (55.0), and forward Carmelo Anthony (53.5).

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The second team of Nuggets legends is led by Brazilian center Nene (51.1) who was named to the NBA’s All-Rookie team at the conclusion of the 2002-03 season in Denver. He is joined by Fat Lever (47.9), Bobby Jones (40.3), Dikembe Mutombo (39.3) and Nikola Jokic (38.9).

The following stats of the Nuggets’ all-time top five players reflect only those numbers accrued during their time with the franchise…

UPDATED September 11, 2019

DAN ISSEL: 1975-1985

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Win Shares Per 48 Minutes: .177

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ALEX ENGLISH: 1979-90

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Win Shares Per 48 Minutes: .135

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DAVID THOMPSON: 1975-82

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Win Shares Per 48 Minutes: .161

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BYRON BECK: 1967-1977

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Win Shares Per 48 Minutes: .137

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CARMELO ANTHONY: 2003-11

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Win Shares Per 48 Minutes: .125