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IT’S THE WEEK OF AUGUST 13, 2018, six weeks before training camp would open, and over 1,400 miles away from the Nuggets’ practice court, the foundation for Denver’s 2018-19 season was laid. The venue was Paul Millsap’s state-of-the-art Core 4 facility in Atlanta, Georgia where for one week Denver moved its entire basketball operations department. During the day, spirited 5-on-5…

Six nuggets for the six triples Jamal Murray sunk in the third quarter of Denver’s 135-105 rout of the Chicago Bulls. 1. Pepsi Center patrons should have a pre-planned escape route and only touch doors with the backs of their hands in the event that Jamal Murray catches fire. The Nuggets third-year point guard gets into zones where is scorching.…

The two-time defending champs executed a regular season coup d’etat on their Western Conference challengers straight out of their championship playbook, disposing of Denver in an orderly and systematic fashion. Golden State carefully gassed the Nuggets up in the morning only to hand them their worst defeat since 2014 seven hours later.

Jamal Murray played through two sports hernias during his rookie season and still didn’t miss a game. So you knew when Murray went down with what looked like a painful ankle injury late in Friday’s fourth quarter, the only way the 21-year-old point guard was going to leave the game would be in a wheelchair. To no one’s surprise, Murray stayed…

The fadeaway Nikola Jokic began toying around with while he was on the mend from a sprained ankle last winter looked like the shot Dirk Nowitzki made famous except for one crucial difference. When Nowitzki went to his signature shot, he jumped off his left foot and raised his right leg into the air as if a string connected it…

It’s around 24 hours before the Denver Nuggets host the Memphis Grizzlies and Torrey Craig locks himself in his downtown Denver apartment, whips out his iPhone and bypasses Twitter and Instagram for an app called Just Play. Just Play, developed in late 2014 by two former Division 1 athletes, is Craig’s study guide for the next night’s opponent. Stocked full…

Nick Young never stops smiling. That's the first thing you need to know about Swaggy P, the 6-foot-7 wing who the Nuggets signed off the street Monday to provide depth to a rotation that's been ravaged by injuries not even two months into the regular season.

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Paul Millsap came to Denver as one of the NBA’s ironmen, playing in 837 of a possible 886 games spanning from his rookie year in Utah to his 11th professional season, when Millsap was selected to his fourth straight All-Star game as an Atlanta Hawk. But with time and age comes wear and tear, and even for some of the…...

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The pass was so on point, it caught Malik Beasley off guard. The bloodbath was already on Tuesday when Monte Morris, Beasley’s back court running mate, delivered a dart while falling out of bounds that surprised the player who only half a second earlier was calling for the ball with both hands raised in the air. Beasley hesitated before stroking…...

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Monte Morris always stays locked. Scroll through Morris’ Instagram or click through his latest posts on Snapchat and you’ll see the Iowa State product’s favorite emoji plastered all over his latest pictures and videos. Sometimes Morris tags the locked emoji onto the end of an IG caption. Sometimes it stands alone accompanying a video. Morris started using the emoji over…

Eight nuggets for the amount of times Anthony Davis got to the free throw line in the fourth quarter of a 125-115 loss. 1. Jrue Holliday cut through the Nuggets’ pick and roll coverage like an electric knife through a turkey. With eight minutes to go, Holliday breezed between Mason Plumlee and Jamal Murray, got to the rim and laid…...

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Twenty-four hours before Jamal Murray’s 48-point tour de force that led the Nuggets to a 115-107 win over the Celtics, Denver’s starting point guard was on the same hardwood where he’d post his career-high in points Monday evening, rehearsing the exact shots and movements he’d soon perform to perfection against Kyrie Irving. Murray’s dress rehearsal was a precursor to the…