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Adam Mares, Harrison Wind, Brendan Vogt and Eric Wedum (D-Line) welcome in Ryan Blackburn of Denver Stiffs to chat about Jamal Murray’s season, if he met expectations and if Denver can build a title contender with Murray as the No. 2 next to Nikola Jokic. Also, Online With D-Line and The Steps. Check out Ryan’s Podcast The Denver Stiffs Show…

Michael Malone is no stranger to Michael Jordan’s greatness. As a teenager and New York resident, Malone saw Jordan play often at Madison Square Garden. He journeyed to MSG on Christmas Day for countless Knicks/Bulls matchups. Malone’s father Brendan was an assistant coach for the Knicks from 1986-88 and in his first year on the job, Jordan recorded his first…...

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What grade would you give the Nuggets this season...if the season is in fact over?

Harrison: B

The right answer here is obviously 'Inc.' because whether or not this Nuggets season was going to be a success or failure was always going to be determined by what happened in the playoffs. And with no playoffs (yours truly believes this season is a wrap), we'll never be able to deliver this team a final grade. But looking back on what the Nuggets did accomplish, you find yourself examining a long list.

Denver could end the season with a 43-22 record, which was the Nuggets' exact mark through 55 games a season ago when they won 54 games. The Nuggets were also running away with the Northwest Division crown (Denver is 10-1 in-division while Oklahoma City boasts the second-best Northwest Division mark at 7-4.) The Nuggets also collected both of what will likely go down as the top-2 wins of the Michael Malone era, Jan. 30 in Utah when a seven-man skeleton crew beat the Jazz, and 24 hours later in Milwaukee when Denver toppled presumptive MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo on the second-night of a back-to-back.

But there was an undeniable dullness to this Nuggets season, especially compared to last year's campaign where Denver came out of nowhere to take the West's No. 2 seed. Some of that had to do with the fact that this roster with a playoff run under its belt was so obviously looking ahead to the postseason, probably from the day training camp broke in October.

Nikola Jokic was elite, once he decided to be elite. Jamal Murray posted very similar numbers to a season ago. Gary Harris took another step back on the offensive end of the floor but was still very good defensively. Will Barton rightfully returned to form. The Nuggets found an option in Jerami Grant at power forward who can give them reliable minutes for years to come.

The biggest disappointment? Denver saw what rookie Michael Porter Jr. could give them -- brilliant offense and uncanny playmaking -- but the Nuggets couldn't carve out a consistent role for the rookie. The Nuggets were very good this season, but it didn't feel like they took a considerable step forward.

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Some NBA teams think they can flip the switch come playoff time. Do 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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The Denver Nuggets have won 40 games. They’ve played as well against teams with winning records as virtually any contender. They have wins that stand up with the best by any side all season long — like a shorthanded win in Milwaukee on the second night of a back-to-back, or ‘The Seven’ marching through the mountains into Salt Lake City,…...

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“JERAMI GRANT HAD FORTY-NINE POINTS TONIGHT!!!” I had just walked in the door, and knew I’d misheard her. I was sure I had something crazy in my ear. I wanted to ask my wife to repeat herself. I somehow encapsulated all of that response into something a little briefer: “HE WHAT????” The “what” had landed in a register I thought the…...

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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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He thought he saw a Garden-door That opened with a key: He looked again, and found it was A Double Rule of Three: “And all its mystery,” he said, “Is clear as day to me.” -Lewis Carroll Friends, Denverites, Nuggets Nation… lend me your ears. No, really, just for the WKND. Er, weekend. I should have them back to you by…...

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Five days off before a difficult close to the regular season gave Michael Malone the opportunity to take full advantage of Breckenridge Ski Resort's snowiest February on record. Here's how Malone and the Nuggets spent their All-Star breaks while a difficult close to the regular season schedule looms.

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Michael Malone has his hands full doling out minutes now that the Nuggets are trending towards full health after the All-Star break. Who gets minutes and who doesn't is just one of the many questions Denver's coach and his team will face over the final two months of the regular season.

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Do you believe in miracles? Let’s get back to that in just a second, and talk about church first… no, not like that. My family was pretty good about getting to church every Sunday in my youth, though I often felt like I wasn’t spending the other six days steering myself in the same direction I was being taught every weekend.…...

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The Nuggets’ locker room was filled with a bevy of emotions following Denver’s 120-116 overtime defeat at the hands of the Los Angeles Lakers, including disappointment, regret and frustration. Most of that frustration centered around Wednesday’s overtime period when the Nuggets’ scored just five points to the Lakers’ nine and converted on only two of their eight field goal attempts.…...

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Jamal Murray almost didn't return for the second half Monday night but after a halftime phone call with his father poured in 14 fourth-quarter points and helped the Nuggets battle back from a 23-point third quarter deficit to beat the Spurs.

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Jamal Murray missed just just three of his 17 field goal attempts Saturday night. He misfired only twice on eight attempts from beyond the arc. But Murray’s most impressive play in the Nuggets’ 117-108 win over the Phoenix Suns didn’t result in an additional two or three points to the right of his name on Denver’s boxscore. Looking to put…...

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Nikola Jokic caught the ball in the mid-post against Rudy Gobert, sensed the reigning Defensive Player of the Year on his back, stepped back with his right foot and launched a high-arching fadeaway that gave the Nuggets a 96-95 lead with under one minutes remaining in regulation. Jokic invented his signature shot — the Sombor Shuffle which it’s been called…...

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1. PJ Dozier has the physical tools and feel for the game to be a very good and versatile defender. Both things were on display in the clip below as Dozier attacks his man on the closes out but manages to stay in front of him on the drive. His length allows him to wall off the easy angle at…...

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It looked as if the three games in roughly 62 hours had finally caught up to Nikola Jokic. After converting on 15 of his first 18 attempts in the Nuggets’ loss to the Pistons on Sunday, Jokic began to draw iron. First, he came up short on a 3. Then, Jokic’s 16-foot jumper from just beyond the elbow bounced off…...

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