Eight nuggets for Denver’s eight-man rotation in a 106-98 loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday.

1. At this rate, the Nuggets are going to hold open tryouts Monday morning to fill out the back end of their rotation. First, Gary Harris went down with a hip injury in Toronto that reportedly could sideline him for three to four weeks. Then Paul Millsap fractured his big toe after taking a nasty spill in Charlotte. On Saturday, Jamal Murray hobbled through the second half of Denver’s ugly loss to Atlanta after Justin Anderson kicked him.

Worn down and severely depleted, the Nuggets ran out of gas against the lowly Hawks. They were outscored 55-42 in the second half as their five-game road trip that started out so promising ended in a thud. Denver finished 3-2 on this west-to-east jaunt — not bad! — but losing two starters for an extended period of time put a damper on things.

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Christian Clark

Christian Clark is an Arlington, Texas, native who covers the Denver Nuggets for BSN Denver. Education: I graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism in December 2014 with an emphasis in print and digital news. Career: My work has been featured in the Fort Worth-Star Telegram, The Oklahoman and Columbia Missourian, and online at TexasFootball.com and Denverite.com. I came aboard at BSN Denver in November 2017. Most memorable sports moment: Game 2 of the 2011 NBA Finals. The finest sports book I’ve ever read: Friday Night Lights by Buzz Bissinger. One sports movie I can’t live without: Tin Cup, do not @ me Most memorable experience as a reporter: The quadruple-OT game between the Nuggets and Trail Blazers. The sport that started it all: Basketball. My sports-watching memories kick in with those early-2000s Dallas Mavericks teams. They had bad hair and scored a lot of points. Shout-out to Nellie Ball.