Michael Malone inherited a fractured Nuggets locker room in 2015. Denver had fired Brian Shaw three months prior to Malone’s arrival, and the Nuggets were looking for a culture-setter to lead Denver through what was set to be a difficult rebuild without a clear-cut franchise player.

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Harrison Wind

Harrison Wind is the Denver Nuggets beat reporter for DNVR Nuggets. The University of Colorado alum grew up in Boulder and has covered the Nuggets for the last three seasons. You can hear him every weekday on the DNVR Nuggets podcast.