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IT’S THE WEEK OF AUGUST 13, 2018, six weeks before training camp would open, and over 1,400 miles away from the Nuggets’ practice court, the foundation for Denver’s 2018-19 season was laid. The venue was Paul Millsap’s state-of-the-art Core 4 facility in Atlanta, Georgia where for one week Denver moved its entire basketball operations department. During the day, spirited 5-on-5…

Wind and Clark debate a number of topics, including the easiest potential first-round opponent for Denver, who will have a better career out of Nuggets rookies Jarred Vanderbilt and Michael Porter Jr., will Denver’s starting lineup be able to recapture its 2017-18 and early-season efficiency post-All-Star break, and is there a max-level free agent next summer that’s a legitimate target for…

The NBA All-Star Game has some juice once again. Two years ago, the league changed the rules so the top two vote getters from each conference picked teams playground style instead of going with its traditional East vs. West format. That tweak has made for a more entertaining game. Team Giannis got out to a big lead early before Team…...

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Nikola Jokic took care of good friend Nikola Vucevic in the first round of the Taco Bell Skills Challenge Saturday night at All-Star Weekend. But eventual champion Jayson Tatum was too much for The Joker in round two. Jokic was well ahead of Tatum on the way back down the floor, just needing to sink the three from the top…...

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Continuity and chemistry. That’s what Nuggets president of basketball operations Tim Connelly attributes his team’s success to this season. “Continuity of the best coaching staff in the NBA and the continuity and chemistry with an ownership group that saw our vision,” he told BSN Denver earlier this week. “And it was kind of a far-fetched vision that we’re going to build…...

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Scottsdale, AZ – Even outside of the excitement contained within Wednesday’s twenty-four hours of wall-to-wall sports coverage, it has been a rather good time to be a Colorado sports fans in the capital city. Between the acquisition of a quarterback via trade, the late-game tip-in winner with 0.3 seconds left on the clock, and the first pop of the catcher’s…...

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Yet again the Denver Nuggets fell behind early but managed to crawl their way back to beat the Sacramento Kings 120-118. With Isaiah Thomas’ return, another triple-double from the Nikola Jokic and a fine performance from Paul Millsap, there were plenty of heroes to chose from in this one. We grade every performance from the Nuggets with our Dynamic Player Rating (DPR),…...

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Eight nuggets for the eight points Isaiah Thomas scored in his Nuggets debut. Denver beat Sacramento 120-118 Wednesday in its final game before the All-Star break. 1. An hour and a half before Nuggets-Kings got going, Michael Malone tried to temper the expectations surrounding his mighty mite point guard. It’d been 11 months since Isaiah Thomas suited up in an…...

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Everything changed for Isaiah Thomas on April 15, 2017. After his sister Chyna tragically died in a car accident nearly two years ago, Thomas took a new outlook on life. Ever since, he’s brushed aside the negative energy that fills up his Twitter timeline daily and only focuses on the positive. So to all of Thomas’ naysayers, the cynics, the doubters…...

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Home sweet home. After ending their road trip on a three-game losing streak, the Denver Nuggets ran past the Miami Heat 103-87. We grade every performance from the Nuggets with our Dynamic Player Rating (DPR), which takes into account 12 different statistical factors. Note: for DPRs that are lacking context, our beat reporters are offering their scout’s grade. Nikola Jokic (B+) 75.93…...

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Wind recaps the Nuggets’ win over the Heat, how Denver rediscovered its early-season defensive prowess for one night, what keyed the Nuggets’ third-quarter spurt and who was the MVP of a much-needed win to break the three-game losing streak. Also, a five-minute conversation with Nuggets rookie Jarred Vanderbilt on getting in basketball shape and what it’s like to work with…

To help you hear what we hear, BSN Denver is uploading uncut audio after Nuggets games this season. Here’s what was said by Michael Malone, Mason Plumlee, Malik Beasley, Nikola Jokic, Monte Morris, and Paul Millsap following the Nuggets’ 103-87 win over the Miami Heat Monday. Michael Malone Mason Plumlee Malik Beasley Nikola Jokic Monte Morris Paul Millsap...

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Coming off a three-game losing streak and with the All-Star break less than a week away, Michael Malone knew the importance of tonight’s matchup against the Heat. “Our sense of urgency has to be at a season high tonight, having lost three games in a row,” Malone said an hour and a half before tip. But it wasn’t the start Denver’s…...

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In a daunting nationally televised matchup against the new-look 76ers, the Nuggets hung tough for four quarters but ultimately fell 117-110 as Philadelphia handed Denver its third-straight loss. We grade every performance from the Nuggets with our Dynamic Player Rating (DPR), which takes into account 12 different statistical factors. Note: for DPRs that are lacking context, our beat reporters are offering their…...

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