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Fresh off an Adidas promotional tour over 5,500 miles away from the Las Vegas strip in  Greece, Jamal Murray was all smiles as he strolled into Cox Pavilion on the third night of Summer League. The 22-year-old had every reason to flash a $170 million grin as he settled into his courtside seat next to teammate Torrey Craig and began…...

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Wind and Clark break down the Nuggets’ Game 7 loss and discuss Nikola Jokic’s playoff debut. What should we take away from how Jokic and Denver’s supporting cast played in the postseason? Also, a brief scouting report on Nuggets rookie Michael Porter Jr., who spoke with the media Monday for the first time since the beginning of the season and…

There’s a tale rooted deep in Nuggets lore that serves as a fitting conclusion to Denver’s dream season, which came to an end Sunday. In 2013, soon after Nuggets president of basketball operations Tim Connelly took over Denver’s front office, he and his staff went out to lunch at a downtown establishment. During the meal, he offered his waiter tickets…...

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Michael Malone called him the “MVP of the game.” Watching it unfold Thursday, it was hard to believe that as recently as four months ago, Rodney Hood was a middling player on one of the NBA’s worst teams. In February, Cleveland traded him to Portland for Nik Stauskas, a fringe rotation player, Wade Baldwin IV, currently teamless, and a pair…...

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Wind and Clark discuss the Nuggets’ loss in Game 6, how Damian Lillard, C.J. McCollum and Rodney Hood were able to find their rhythms, if there will be any fallout from the Will Barton and Seth Curry fourth-quarter dustup and if Denver will make any significant adjustments for Sunday’s Game 7. DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE! iTunes link | Stitcher Link…

Wind gives his three keys to victory for Denver ahead of Thursday’s Game 6 in Portland and also where he thinks Nikola Jokic will rank in the NBA’s top-10 next season. Does he have an outside shot of pushing his way into the top-5 if he can elevate the Nuggets into the Western Conference Finals? DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE! iTunes…

Wind and Clark recap the Nuggets’ Game 5 win over the Trail Blazers, Paul Millsap’s impressive playoff run, and the dominance of Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray throughout the series. Also, on an emotional day in Denver, how Juancho Hernangomez and the Nuggets brought joy to a grieving city. DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE! iTunes link | Stitcher Link | Pocket…

PORTLAND, Ore. — It’s 2013, and Will Barton is two seasons into his pro career and doubting for the first time in his life that he can make it in the NBA. He’s at Bay Club — a Portland rec center located a stone’s throw from the Trail Blazers’ practice facility and 16 minutes south of Moda Center, facing off…...

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PORTLAND — Where do you even start? There are a million different entry points into whatever that was on Friday night at the Moda Center in Portland. So much happened, Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts could barely recall specifics. “I have no idea what happened in the first half or the second half or the first three overtimes,” said Stotts…...

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Wind and Clark recap the Nuggets’ Game 2 loss to the Trail Blazers and discuss Portland’s game plan to limit Nikola Jokic and how Denver has seen it before. Also, a quirky NBA playoff schedule has the Nuggets traveling to Portland on little rest, which won’t help Jamal Murray and Torrey Craig, and why Denver won’t be making many adjustments…

It took less than 60 seconds for Damian Lillard to welcome the Nuggets back to 2019. As Lillard galloped up the floor on the Trail Blazers first possession of Monday’s Game 1, his cavalry immediately moved into formation. Al-Farouq Aminu ran over to Lillard and set Portland’s guard a ball screen on the left wing. Enes Kanter stood right behind…...

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Wind and Clark recap the Nuggets’ Game 1 win over Portland, Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray flourishing in the two-man game. Notes on Jokic’s remarkable performance, his relaxed nature on and off the court throughout the playoffs and why he seems more at peace in a postseason environment than in the regular season. Also, adjustments that both Denver and Portland…

“Watsup, guys? “Hey, Nikola.” The same call and response between the Nuggets’ All-Star center and reporters kicks off every one of Jokic’s postseason media sessions, which over the last three weeks have converted multiple arena’s postgame interview rooms into late-night comedy clubs. Monday’s show started right as the clock struck 12 p.m. as Jokic climbed the stage, took the mic…...

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If certain parts of Game 7 between the Nuggets and Spurs “set basketball back” for the lack of shotmaking, as Gregg Popovich put it Saturday, Denver’s second-round opener against Portland on Monday showed what makes the modern game great: so much skill everywhere. The Nuggets and Trail Blazers both came out firing; each shot 52% in the first half. Denver,…...

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The Nuggets are about to hop in their DeLorean and time travel back to 2019. If the offensive execution at times in the Nuggets’ first-round matchup against the Spurs set basketball back, as Gregg Popovich stated after his team’s Game 7 loss last week, Denver’s second-round matchup versus the Portland Trail Blazers will look much more like basketball is played…...

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Fourteen days and 16 feet were the difference between dejection and elation in the first postseason series of Jamal Murray’s career. In Denver’s first-round date against San Antonio, that was how much time went by between Game 1 and Game 7, and how much space separates the right elbow from the left elbow. Go back to April 13: Murray clanged…...

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A lot was on the line in the Nuggets’ second-to-last home game of the regular season. In the first part of a weekend doubleheader against the Portland Trail Blazers, they were seeking to lock up home-court advantage in the playoffs, win the Northwest Division for the first time since 2010 and, most significantly, put on a good show for Marlins…...

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Despite never cracking the 1,000-minute barrier in any of his three seasons in Portland, Will Barton was the Trail Blazers' most dangerous player on the practice court.

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Wind and Clark recap the Nuggets’ win over the Trail Blazers, the one factor that’s flown under the radar when discussing Denver’s start to the season, if Juancho Hernangomez could win the three-point contest, Paul Millsap getting his swagger back, and who won the matchup between Nikola Jokic and Jusuf Nurkic. The guys also predict Denver’s record through Dec. 29.…

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