Yep, i agree with the OP:
Nuggets are my west coast sleeper, and I've got the NY Knicks as my east coast sleeper.
Why the Knicks? Because I think the media is already on to Philly and Brooklyn, but everyone is writing the Knicks off, IMHO. I think they'll surprise this year.
People are writing the Knicks off because of last season. But I think having Training camp, practices, and a coach who's not on his way out will make a huge difference. Plus they managed to add good vet bench talent and keep Novak and JR.
I'm much more scared of NY than Philly. They were already an immature team and have made that so much worse. Plenty of young talent, but I don't see them pulling much together this season.
Nuggets are in a perfect position to surprise people. If a few things go their way, I could see them pulling an upset and making it to the WCF. But no farther.