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Michael Porter Jr.’s regular season debut was worth the wait. After four games out of Denver’s rotation, Porter played 21 minutes off the bench in the Nuggets’ 122-107 loss Thursday and finished with 15 points on 5 of 8 shooting and four rebounds. It was an embarrassing defeat for the Nuggets but a memorable debut for Porter. Here are 10…...

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No one would take a mulligan on a 3-0 start, but those who watched the Nuggets closely through three games knew they had a loss coming. That materialized Tuesday night when the Nuggets let a game slip away from them, falling to the Dallas Mavericks 109-106 on their home court. The vaunted bench struggled mightily, and Denver’s starters showed a…...

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Will Barton is still a believer in the Nuggets’ bench. Even after Denver’s second unit gave up 61 points to the Dallas Mavericks’ reserves in Tuesday’s 109-106 loss, Barton, the Nuggets’ former sixth man said he’d still put his team’s bench up against any other backup unit in the NBA. “I feel like we’ve got the best bench in the…...

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“The List” is a brand new series that serves as a companion piece for the “Notebook” episodes of the Locked on Nuggets podcast and the DNVR Nuggets podcast. In this edition, I share some notes on the ugly win over the Sacramento Kings on Monday. 1. Back when he played two different stints for the Wellington Saints in the Australian…...

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The Nuggets played a C-level game of basketball Monday in Sacramento. Denver shot poorly from the field, converted under 30% of its 3s, and the Nuggets All-NBA center just didn’t have it. The Nuggets still eked out a 101-94 road win. It was a testament to just how deep and talented this Nuggets team is and it takes two well…...

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“The List” is a brand new series that serves as a companion piece for the “Notebook” episodes of the Locked on Nuggets podcast and the DNVR Nuggets podcast. In this edition, I share some notes on the win over the Phoenix Suns on Friday. 1. In basketball, the term “gravity” refers to how much an offensive player “pulls” his defender…...

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It wasn’t pretty but the Denver Nuggets found a way to pull out an overtime win over the surprisingly competent Phoenix Suns at Pepsi Center on Friday night. After sinking 18 three-pointers on the road on Wednesday, the Nuggets converted just seven of 28 attempts from behind the arc at home on Friday. With the offense stuck in the mud,…...

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“The List” is a brand new series that serves as a companion piece for the “Notebook” episodes of the Locked on Nuggets podcast and the DNVR Nuggets podcast. In this edition, I share some notes on the season-opening win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday as part of a companion piece to the latest episode of the DNVR Nuggets…...

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Twenty-three years later in the same city where his father Harvey patrolled Portland’s paint in the mid-90’s, Jerami Grant began his Nuggets tenure with a bang. The Nuggets’ summer acquisition shined in Denver’s 108-100 opening night victory over his father’s former club. Grant posted a modest stat line — nine points and two rebounds in 21 minutes off the bench…...

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The Denver Nuggets rang in the new basketball year with a win over the Trail Blazers in Portland, snapping Rip City’s 18-game winning streak at home in a season opener. Several of Denver’s stars struggled, the first half was a complete wash, and Jokic only logged 23 minutes on the court, but it was enough for a redemptive win to…...

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For some, the summer went by in the blink of an eye. For others, this day could not have come soon enough. The NBA season is here, whether you're ready for it or not, and the DNVR Nuggets staff has put together a comprehensive preview to help you catch up on the most relevant narratives and pertinent questions surrounding your Denver Nuggets.

Adam Mares, Harrison Wind, Mike Olson, and Brendan Vogt offer their Nuggets predictions, league-wide predictions, and provide the most important question surrounding each player on the roster.

What teams present the most and least of a threat in a Western Conference playoff series? Will Denver reach the Finals or lose in the first round? Will the Nuggets take home any awards?

The 2019-20 DNVR Nuggets preview is here.

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In 2013 Andre Iguodala chose sacrifice over stats. Say what you want about his exit from Denver after the Nuggets’ first-round playoff loss to the Warriors, but Iguodala’s decision to sign in Golden State and come off the bench changed the arc of his career. Iguodala had been a No. 1 offensive option since high school, college, then as a…...

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“What makes this play great” is a brand new series I will be doing here at DNVR in which I break down in detail a single play, moment, or sequence from a Denver Nuggets game and explain all of the subtle details that you might’ve missed the first time around. You can check out episode one right here.

Today's episode is on a very simple action that the Nuggets run to free up a shooter at the top of the key. While the play itself is extremely simple, the devil is in the details and the play often succeeds or fails based on what the Nuggets do after the initial action.

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Vlatko Cancar and Jarred Vanderbilt won't factor into the Nuggets' nightly rotation too often this season, but in case of emergency they'll be ready to fill in at a moment's notice. Both are taking cues from Malik Beasley, who was in their shoes three years ago.

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“The List” is a brand new series that serves as a companion piece for the “Notebook” episodes of the Locked on Nuggets podcast and the DNVR Nuggets podcast. In this edition, I share some notes on the win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday as part of a companion piece to the latest episode of the DNVR Nuggets Podcast.…...

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When the already-exceptional Denver Nuggets finally bowed out of the 2018-19 season, they’d come closer to the Finals than they had in over a decade, in one of their most-successful seasons in history. Had they been able to score one more point in any of the first three of the four overtimes they spent against Portland in last years’ Game 3 playoff loss, they may have moved on to the Western Conference Finals, as they were tantalizingly close to their ultimate goal.

Though last season’s Nuggets took the floor with one of the league’s finest teams, they still saw a need to make improvements after coming up short. Denver made a list of their own that could help them make their next step forward:

Improved three-point defense
Improved overall defense
Improved rebounding
Improved scoring above the rim
Improved speed
Improved three-point shooting

As well as Denver performed in each of those categories last year, and as deep as they were, the playoffs exposed a need for even greater depth in each of those spots, with a successful seven-game series carrying them to a less-successful seven-game series. Had the Nuggets gotten to the Warriors, they’d have been running on fumes. Depth and consistency in the topics above could have shortened both of their playoff series, and given them a clearer run at a championship. Finding players who could give them that boost but not upset the already-stellar team dynamic was key. But surely filling out that steep and challenging list would take a few specific bodies to fulfill, right?

Right?

Well, not so fast.

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There's only six days until opening night, and the Nuggets left their talented rookie out of what appeared to be their final dress rehearsal. Why? It has everything to do with one aspect of his game that's lacking.

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With just one week remaining until the Nuggets’ regular season opener, Altitude COO Matt Hutchings said there’s been “positive activity” over the last few days in talks between the station and big three television distributors. Altitude and one distributor have recently discussed a long-term agreement which would run for longer than one season. “We are in active conversations with a…

The theme of the Nuggets’ team dinner in Colorado Springs on the eve of their week-long training camp at the Olympic Training Center centered around one word: sacrifice. Nuggets president of basketball operations Tim Connelly put it simply that night according to Michael Malone who recently dictated what Denver’s top basketball decision-maker told those in attendance. The Nuggets have…...

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