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Adam Mares: Bol Bol?

There really aren't any great answers to this question, in part because there aren't a lot of players who qualify as being "under-the-radar." I am skeptical that Bol Bol can become an impact player as early as next season, especially now that a large portion of his first offseason will take place under unique circumstances. This summer was going to be a big one for Bol. His first summer league, his first offseason working out with the Denver Nuggets coaching staff, his first offseason where his focus can be entirely on adding strength and conditioning.

All of that is gone now. What remains is the raw talent that made Bol one of the top prospects in the world just 12 months ago. A 7'2 frame, a silky jump shot, a surprising handle and the coordination of a player that is 6 inches shorter.  Those talents will be useful the moment Bol is able to figure out the NBA game and meet the expectations of the coaching staff.

Then there is the question of what the roster might look like. A huge reduction in the league's salary cap might create a bunch of curveballs to Denver's roster construction going forward. It can be assumed that at least one of Mason Plumlee or Paul Millsap would not return next season. The plans to re-sign Jerami Grant are still intact but he will be a popular free agent this summer. Have those plans changed now that the league is in flux? There is at least a scenario in which the Nuggets need Bol to play at least some minutes next season?

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Coming to you from his home, Matt McChesney talks NFL Free Agency, the Denver Broncos and much more in a unique episode where Matt leaves no stones unturned. Follow the show and Matt on Twitter @DNVRUnChained and @SixZeroAcademy. DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE ON ONE OF THE APPS! iTunes link  – Google Link – Pocket Casts Link – Spotify Link

How Troy Daniels, a type of 3-point specialist that the Nuggets have never had in Denver under Michael Malone, can help the Nuggets.

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Is another loss to a sub-.500 team a cause for concern, or should the Nuggets be more alarmed by their other post-All-Star break symptoms?

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In the final 30 seconds of the first and third quarters over the last two seasons, Monte Morris has been automatic.

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Before their first game with Denver after the trade deadline, Keita Bates-Diop, Noah Vonleh and Jordan McRae all went through a crash course in proper Nuggets bench etiquette. It was one of their first tastes of the championship culture the Nuggets have been establishing all season.

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Matt McChesney goes over Mel Tucker’s decision to leave Colorado for Michigan State. Matt addresses a variety of topics including what the Buffs should do next, what this means to his recruits, the constant hypocrisy of college football and much more. Follow the show and Matt on Twitter @DNVRUnChained and @SixZeroAcademy. DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE ON ONE OF THE APPS!…

With the Nuggets clinging to a seven-point lead with three minutes remaining in regulation, Brandon Ingram got to one of his sweet spots. He was around 15-feet away from the hoop, positioned on the right wing in the midrange, the same zone where he hurt the Nuggets at times during the Nuggets and Pelicans’ first two meetings of the season.…...

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In Feb. 2015, Tim Connelly made one of the more defining trades of his Nuggets’ tenure. Midway through the 2015-16 season, Connelly dealt Arron Afflalo and Alonzo Gee to the Trail Blazers for Will Barton, Victor Claver, Thomas Robinson and a lottery protected 2016 first-round pick. The headliner of the trade at the time was Afflalo. Across 53 games, Afflalo…...

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When it rains it pours, and the Nuggets, who were already playing without three starters — Jamal Murray, Gary Harris, and Paul Millsap — need to find an umbrella, fast. The team announced Wednesday that backup center Mason Plumlee has been diagnosed with a right cuboid injury and his status will be reevaluated in approximately two to four weeks, meaning…...

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Michael Malone was irked following the Nuggets’ disheartening fourth-quarter collapse to the Pacers Sunday about yet another question regarding Michael Porter Jr. after being peppered about Denver’s rookie at every practice, game, and press conference over the last month. But Monday was yet another example of exactly why Denver’s tantalizing rookie has been such a central figure in every postgame discussion, win…...

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In this round table episode recorded at Blake Street Tavern, Adam, Eric, and Harrison lament Denver’s frustrating home loss to the Pacers. Topics include: Sticking with the same starting lineup after the disaster at Golden State Do the Nuggets just lack shooters? The defensive break down in the 4th quarter PJ Composure Haricut Jokic DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE! iTunes link | Stitcher…

Michael Porter Jr.’s NBA education is ramping up. His latest lesson? Learning how to play with the Nuggets’ franchise cornerstone. Porter and Nikola Jokić logged just 41 minutes together across the Nuggets’ first 30 games of the season, but since Denver’s 112-100 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans on Dec. 25, Porter has largely been a fixture in the Nuggets’…...

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