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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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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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Twenty four hours before the Nuggets tipped off Friday night in Milwaukee, Michael Malone declare the Denver’s come-from-behind victory over the Utah Jazz as “maybe” the win of the season. He had to amend that statement the following night. The Nuggets’ 127-115 win against the Bucks might not just be Denver’s best victory of the year. It may be one…...

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1. Nikola Jokic is absolutely dominant in the post when you surround him with proper floor spacers. Three spot up shooters and one athletic rebounder in the dunker spot is almost an unfair advantage for Joker. https://youtu.be/Xv5SfmWg1HU 2. PJ Dozier’s length allows him to see over the defense, a trait that becomes especially valuable when playing alongside Jokic. If a…...

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Michael Porter Jr. didn’t feel like playing basketball on Sunday. The news of Kobe Bryant’s death had filtered through the Nuggets locker room only about an hour before Denver was set to take on the Houston Rockets. It left Porter and his teammates devastated. The tragedy was stunning. Bryant, a hero to many on the Nuggets and throughout the league,…...

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1. One of the most memorable plays of last season was the Nikola Jokic, Mason Plumlee pick and roll (PnR), a rare combination from two centers. Last night, the Denver Nuggets might’ve stumbled upon a new, equally as rare but perhaps even more sustainable action between Jokic and Jerami Grant. https://youtu.be/eAaonrT_288 It looked like Jokic was sharing a laugh with…...

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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…

Any win down three starters is a great win, and that’s how Sunday’s matchup against the Indiana Pacers was trending through three quarters. But in the fourth the Nuggets faltered. Indiana outscored Denver 41-26 over the final 12 minutes of regulation and the Pacers came all the way back from a double-digit third-quarter deficit to even score at 91-91 with…...

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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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“What makes this play great” is a brand new series I will be doing here at DNVR in which I break down in detail a single play, moment, or sequence from a Denver Nuggets game and explain all of the subtle details that you might’ve missed the first time around. On Wednesday, Michael Malone talked about how he and his…...

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Coming into the season, the Denver Nuggets were projected to have one of the best benches in the NBA thanks to a roster that features at least 12 players who all could earn playing time on almost every team in the league. Malik Beasley is likely to be a popular free agent this summer yet he finds himself on the…...

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First, Michael Malone delivered the good news on Nuggets starting point guard Jamal Murray who exited Wednesday’s win over the Charlotte Hornets in the second quarter with a left ankle injury. X-rays on Murray’s ankle were negative. Then, Denver’s coach gave the bad. “I just looked at it. It’s rather large — kinda scary,” Malone said of Murray’s ankle following…...

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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 share notes on Michael Porter Jr. punishing switches and Jerami Grant’s defense on Kawhi Leonard. 1. At 6’10” tall, Michael Porter Jr. presents a matchup problem against teams…...

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It was somewhat of a predictable bounce back performance. After an embarrassing loss Saturday at home to the lowly Cavs, the Nuggets looked like a different team 24 hours later against the playoff-bound Clippers. Denver hit its 3s, the Nuggets out-rebounded their opponent, and their defense locked in for key stretches across the second half. It resulted in a 114-104…...

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Michael Porter Jr. had one goal entering the summer of 2016: he wanted to be the top-ranked high school recruit in the country. It was a tall task with the likes of Marvin Bagley III, Deandre Ayton and other eventual lottery selections like Mo Bamba, Wendell Carter Jr, and Collin Sexton jockeying for position in the top-10. Porter was firmly…...

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Michael Porter Jr.’s high-arching step-back jump shot has always been lethal. It’s Porter’s signature shot that followed him from Columbia, Missouri’s Father Talton Catholic High School, to Nathan Hale in Seattle, then to the University of Missouri, and finally to Denver. It’s an unblockable weapon that’s always been predominantly featured in his arsenal. Porter’s step-back jumper also served as the…...

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