Darrell Arthur has very high expectations for the Denver Nuggets.

After narrowly missing out on a playoff spot last season, the eight-year veteran believes the Nuggets will not only reach the postseason in 2017-18, but also make a run at a championship.

"We can be a contender for sure, right up there with Golden State," Arthur said Tuesday, according to Harrison Wind of BSNDenver.com.

Denver may have recently added a four-time All-Star in Paul Millsap to one of the league's most talented young squads, but the club's failed to make the playoffs since 2013, and is coming off a subpar 40-42 season.