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Coming off his worst outing of the season—a 1 of 11 performance from the field against the Nets—you had a feeling Jamal Murray wanted to bounce back with vengeance from a rare off night on the offensive end of the floor. He did just that in Memphis, scoring a season-high 39 points in just 31 minutes of action as he…...

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The Nuggets knew when they traded into the second round to select Bol Bol that the 7-foot-2 center was going to be a long-term play. Denver didn’t need him to contribute immediately with most of its rotation from last year’s 54-win team set to return and Bol was coming off foot surgery that ended his freshman season at Oregon early.…...

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Will Barton knows what the end of the bench feels like. The uncertainty of whether or not your name is going to be called. How imperative it is to stay ready at a moment’s notice, not sure if or when an opportunity will come. The art of not getting too high or too low while seconds tick off the clock…...

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You really thought the Nuggets were over having nights like this. Nights when Denver plays down to its competition. Nights when the Nuggets revert back to the defensive team they were for the first couple years of the Michael Malone era, not the top-10 defense Denver was last season. Nights when the Nuggets fall victim to the the scouting report…...

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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 talk about the reasons the Denver Nuggets are struggling to generate three-point shots and highlight Will Barton’s defense in the clutch. 1. One of the concerns for the…...

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Jamal Murray clapped. Assistant coach Wes Unseld Jr. took a few steps onto the court to congratulate his players. Torrey Craig rose from his spot on the Nuggets’ bench and let out a scream. The Nuggets weren’t celebrating a Jamal Murray 3-pointer, a magical Nikola Jokic assist, or a Will Barton basket. Denver was rejoicing over its first highlight play…...

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The MVP is back

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Scanning the Nuggets’ final box score following their 109-89 win over the Miami Heat, one statistic in particular caught Michael Malone’s eye. “The number that jumps out is the 35 assists,” Denver’s coach said Thursday. “Obviously you have to make shots to get those assists and we’ve struggled to do that.” The Nuggets hadn’t been converting on many of their…...

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Six possessions, six baskets. Scoring hadn’t come this easy to the Nuggets in what seemed like weeks. The ball moved swiftly from side-to-side, and Denver got up the floor and into its offense with a purpose, playing with a tempo and pace that had only seen the light of day in small spurts to open the 2019-20 campaign. The Nuggets…...

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Heads down and shoulders slumped, the Nuggets trudged back to the the locker room after an eighth-straight loss to the Houston Rockets. It was just two months into the 2018-19 season and the honeymoon stage of the team’s hot start was still in full effect, yet the Nuggets’ spirits were low after dropping their fourth-straight after a promising 9-1 start.…...

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Nikola Jokic threw his hands up in disgust. In the moment, the Nuggets’ All-Star center’s frustration centered around one sequence — a game-sealing errant Jamal Murray bounce pass intendslowed for Jokic which ended up in the hands of Jahlil Okafor and turned into a Pelicans basket — but Jokic’s annoyance around the Nuggets’ play and particularly Denver’s offense had…...

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Everyone take a deep breath. That’s what the Nuggets are saying to each other in the visiting locker room at The Amway Center right now after a narrow 91-87 win over the Orlando Magic. It was an ugly, frustrating, and puzzling night, but a win is a win. Still, the Nuggets have a long way to go. You get the…...

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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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In this episode, Adam Mares, Brendan Vogt and Harrison Wind of DNVR Nuggets are joined by Ryan Koenigsberg of DNVR Broncos to talk about the Nuggets’ opening night win over the Blazers. Analysis, conversation, and plenty of laughs as we recap and relive the first game of the season. DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE! iTunes link | Stitcher Link | Pocket…

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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Adam Mares, Harrison Wind and Brendan Vogt preview the Nuggets season by first examining how Denver plans to use Michael Porter Jr. at the beginning of the year and what the rookie’s comments at practice Tuesday said about his state of mind entering the season. Also, the guys play what are the odds about miscellaneous Nuggets topics and give their…

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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