The 2012 NBA draft took place on June 28th. Draft hopeful Will Barton gathered with a small group of friends and family at a hotel for the evening’s festivities. It was going to be a life changing night for Barton who was projected to be a mid-to-late first round selection, thanks in part to the 18 points and eight…

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Nate joined the BSNDenver team in September of 2015 and is a Nuggets contributor. He began blogging about the Nuggets for SB Nation's ( in January of 2009, and has been credentialed since 2012. He has a journalism and history degree from Metropolitan State College of Denver. While in school he interned at KDVR Fox 31 in the Sports Department. Growing up in Colorado it was important to learn the history of the Nuggets, to understand the gloom and the glory of the franchise. You can follow Timmons on Twitter here: @NateTimmonsCO