For many, it seemed like the Denver Nuggets casually walked to their first championship victory last season.
Although they had some challenges, it felt like they were always the best team in every matchup they faced.
Now, former Nuggets star Bruce Brown opened up about the one team that was their toughest opponent.
Speaking to Tidal League, Brown claims that the Minnesota Timberwolves were the most troubling competitors in the playoffs.
“They had good players: it was Mike Conley, KAT, Ant…I think that was our toughest series,” Brown said.
This is a surprising answer to many.
The Timberwolves were the first team that the Nuggets faced off against in the postseason.
And Denver was able to move past them with ease, winning that series, 4-1.
Additionally, the opening game of the playoffs was a total blowout in Denver’s favor and they won by 29 points.
Still, Brown said that the T-Wolves were difficult because of the stars they have.
Players such as Conley, Karl-Anthony Towns, and Anthony Edwards might not yet have a championship victory but they definitely have the desire and drive to win.
They also have a youthful energy that can exhaust other teams.
Not to mention, the Timberwolves also employ Rudy Gobert, one of the biggest and best defensive players in the league.
All of this made them harder than the Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles Lakers, and Miami Heat, according to Brown.
Perhaps it’s telling that the team considered toughest by Brown was beaten in just five games.
This shows that the Nuggets really were nearly unstoppable in the playoffs.
In retrospect, it is clear that they were just better prepared for the postseason than every other team.NEXT: Bruce Brown Says Nuggets Felt LeBron Was 'Done' In NBA Playoff Game