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Just like that one of the most magical Nuggets seasons in franchise history ended abruptly, as the Trail Blazers climbed out of a 17-point deficit to beat Denver 100-96 in Game 7. We grade every performance from the Nuggets with our Dynamic Player Rating (DPR), which takes into account 12 different statistical factors. Note: for DPRs that are lacking context, our…...

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With the Trail Blazers facing elimination, the Nuggets couldn’t overcome an inspired performance from the home team in a 119-108 loss setting up Game 7 Sunday in Denver. We grade every performance from the Nuggets with our Dynamic Player Rating (DPR), which takes into account 12 different statistical factors. Note: for DPRs that are lacking context, our beat reporters are offering their…...

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SAN JOSE, Calif. – Final grades of the season. Sorry it had to be this way, but that’s what the fates decided. Mikko Rantanen (A-) – I am going to be more on the generous side with the grades tonight. No sense in being real mean, and I think we all know here I can be a bit harsh when…...

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The Nuggets didn’t play around in a decisive Game 5 win at home, easing past the Trail Blazers for a 124-98 win. We grade every performance from the Nuggets with our Dynamic Player Rating (DPR), which takes into account 12 different statistical factors. Note: for DPRs that are lacking context, our beat reporters are offering their scout’s grade. Nikola Jokic (A) 85.21…...

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Tyson Barrie (C-) – I liked his game defensively more than offensively. That’s never a good thing because Barrie needs to be dynamite offensively. He just wasn’t tonight and is activation through the neutral zone wasn’t as impactful as we’ve seen the rest of the playoffs. Gabriel Bourque (C) – Some big hits in the series but you can’t get caved in…...

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The Nuggets have been a resilient bunch all season and were once again in Portland Sunday where they didn’t show any fatigue after a gut-wrenching four-overtime loss in Game 3, regaining home court advantage in an impressive 116-112 victory over the Trail Blazers. We grade every performance from the Nuggets with our Dynamic Player Rating (DPR), which takes into account 12 different…...

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After four overtimes the Denver Nuggets fell to the Portland Trail Blazers in a magical and ultimately gut-wrenching 140-137 Game 3 loss. When you’re in this type of rarified air it’s hard to properly evaluate everyone’s game, so it’s a good thing we have our trusted metrics to help us out. Just like we’ve done every step of the way,…...

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Tyson Barrie (C+) – He got crushed in shot metrics tonight. Absolutely crushed. But the eyes told me he played a vital role in attacking San Jose’s system and his willingness to jump into the play and skate aggressively up the ice opens up options and freedom for teammates to make plays. He is largely responsible for Colorado’s success in attacking…...

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That was rough. With a big opportunity to take a firm grasp on the series and go up 2-0 on the Portland Trail Blazers, the Denver Nuggets offense sputtered in a 97-90 loss that felt worse as Jamal Murray and Torrey Craig both took a beating. We grade every performance from the Nuggets with our Dynamic Player Rating (DPR), which takes into…...

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Finally, after a turbulent seven-game series against the San Antonio Spurs, the Nuggets reminded everyone of the type of beautiful basketball they can play in a masterful 121-113 Game 1 win against the Portland Trail Blazers. We grade every performance from the Nuggets with our Dynamic Player Rating (DPR), which takes into account 12 different statistical factors. Note: for DPRs that are…...

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With the Nuggets’ season on the line in Game 7, Denver pulled out a convincing 90-86 win over the Spurs. We grade every performance from the Nuggets with our Dynamic Player Rating (DPR), which takes into account 12 different statistical factors. Note: for DPRs that are lacking context, our beat reporters are offering their scout’s grade. Nikola Jokic (B+) 78.11 — Jokic…...

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The Nuggets found their groove in Game 5, putting on a masterclass performance in a 108-90 win putting Denver one win away from clinching a spot in round two. We grade every performance from the Nuggets with our Dynamic Player Rating (DPR), which takes into account 12 different statistical factors. Note: for DPRs that are lacking context, our beat reporters are offering…...

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In a do or die Game 4 on the road, the Nuggets got back to playing their brand of basketball in a 117-103 win that saw them dominate the second half in San Antonio. We grade every performance from the Nuggets with our Dynamic Player Rating (DPR), which takes into account 12 different statistical factors. Note: for DPRs that are lacking context,…...

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In Game 3 in San Antonio, the Nuggets kept things close until the very end as the Spurs were more decisive in the fourth quarter on their way to an imposing 118-108 win. We grade every performance from the Nuggets with our Dynamic Player Rating (DPR), which takes into account 12 different statistical factors. Note: for DPRs that are lacking context, our…...

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In Game 2 against the San Antonio Spurs, the Denver Nuggets had their backs against the wall before pulling off a comeback for the ages, willing their way to a 114-105 win to even the series 1-1. We grade every performance from the Nuggets with our Dynamic Player Rating (DPR), which takes into account 12 different statistical factors. Note: for DPRs that…...

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Sven Andrighetto (C) – This is a totally neutral grade because I don’t have an opinion on his game either way. He had a silly penalty early on but beyond that was relatively quiet throughout. It looked to me like Bednar used the early game to get some practice in for a potential 11-forward lineup. Tyson Barrie (B+) – He had an…...

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In Game 1 of their first-round series, the Nuggets fell to the Spurs 101-96, but Denver had plenty of chances to come away with the home win. We grade every performance from the Nuggets with our Dynamic Player Rating (DPR), which takes into account 12 different statistical factors. Note: for DPRs that are lacking context, our beat reporters are offering their scout’s…...

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Tyson Barrie (D) – The QB of a PP that wasn’t even competitive despite four bites at the apple. The guy who was so good at the end of the regular season needs to stick around if Colorado is going to compete in this series. Gabriel Bourque (C) – Outside of his scoring chance in the first period, I honestly don’t have…...

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A season of hard work seemed to be slowly going down the train until the Denver Nuggets stormed back to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 99-95 Wednesday in a comeback for the ages. We grade every performance from the Nuggets with our Dynamic Player Rating (DPR), which takes into account 12 different statistical factors. Note: for DPRs that are lacking context, our beat…...

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In a crazy night for seeding in the Western Conference, the Denver Nuggets didn’t show up against the Utah Jazz in an uninspiring 118-108  road loss. We grade every performance from the Nuggets with our Dynamic Player Rating (DPR), which takes into account 12 different statistical factors. Note: for DPRs that are lacking context, our beat reporters are offering their scout’s grade.…...

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