Alot of people don't understand, that was the best team Denver had in like over 20+ years. They were very volatile which has always been the problem. Too many combustible personalities on one team. Now they were talented but they had lots of issues that plagued them after that season. Also the West has become even tougher over the years.
1.Kenyon Martin has been often injured since his NJ days and Amar'e is a
huge upgrade from him.
2.Melo is a better player and than he was then.
3.Landry Fields is way better than Dahntay Jones...
4.If we keep Moz, which it looks like he isn't Nene, but he has better size and can become a better player. Has shown signs even this year.
5.Billups is older but still very reliable. Better than Felton from behind the arc.
6.Beyond J.r.Smith, Birdman, and Linas Kleiza, that bench sucked ass.