Nuggets president Josh Kroenke sees his basketball team returning to the playoffs next season without major roster restructuring this summer.

"I'll be disappointed if we stay healthy and we're not in the playoffs next year," Kroenke said Friday. "This roster, we're always open for business and we're always looking to improve our team, but sometimes the best thing you can do is just have continuity."

The Nuggets plan to be aggressive and make moves if they believe they can improve the team this offseason, but Kroenke indicated he's fond of the talent already on hand.

"I would say that for 10 years we made the playoffs," Kroenke said. "For 10 years we did our best. We had the third or fourth-highest payroll one year, we've traded for superstars, we've tried a lot of different things, and now we're trying something new. I think about the Nuggets teams before we came out here.

"My dad's guidance has had this team competitive year-in and year-out. We're not trying to take our foot off the gas, we're trying to figure out how to punch through to that next level. We want this city to really get behind a team that has a chance to on a multi-year basis to compete for something big."

Kroenke, in his third year as team president, acknowledged he knew there would be struggles with so much change this past season — including hiring a new coach and a new general manager. What he didn't foresee was the rash of injuries.