The Denver Nuggets are dead last in home attendance

Why are fans not going to Nuggets games?
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The Denver Nuggets are dead last in home attendance this season, according to

Denver is averaging 12,239 fans per game, which is less than 2,000 fans a game than the 29th place team, the Milwaukee Bucks. 

In three home games this year, Denver has only had 63.9 percent of the available seats in the Pepsi Center filled. 

Part of that may have to due with the lack of a true, marketable star, as well as an unfamiliarity with some of the team's own players. Rookie point guard Emmanuel Mudiay didn't have the benefit of familiarizing himself with the college basketball audience, which may be contributing to the low numbers. The Nuggets also aren't expected to make the playoffs during this rebuilding period.

The opponents the Nuggets played in the first three games might be a factor as well, as no games were played against the traditional big market teams with top-tier stars.

This isn't the first year the Nuggets have struggled with home attendance, however. The Nuggets finished 28th in total home attendance last season as well.

(h/t ESPN)

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