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The theme of the Nuggets’ team dinner in Colorado Springs on the eve of their week-long training camp at the Olympic Training Center centered around one word: sacrifice. Nuggets president of basketball operations Tim Connelly put it simply that night according to Michael Malone who recently dictated what Denver’s top basketball decision-maker told those in attendance. The Nuggets have…...

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Harrison Wind shares his notes from the Nuggets’ preseason win over the Suns. He discusses where the Nuggets’ small forward competition stands, Michael Porter Jr.’s impressive night and progression over the course of the preseason, and what else stood out from Jamal Murray’s game to Gary Harris and Nikola Jokic’s performance. DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE! iTunes link | Stitcher Link…

The first edition of our 2019-20 DNVR Nuggets player grades is here. After Denver narrowly escaped Phoenix with a 107-102 win over the Suns on Monday night, it’s time to hand out some report cards. HONOR ROLL Jerami Grant – A Grant was the best player on the floor Monday night, showcasing nearly all of his versatile skillset. Grant finished…...

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Torrey Craig is the unsung hero of the Denver Nuggets. He is among the best on-ball defenders on the team, a sneaky good rebounder, and accepts his low usage role. But he’s also stuck in the middle of the most fierce position battle on the team: small forward.  What will it take for Craig to have a successful season? And…...

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Michael Porter Jr.’s potential impact on the Nuggets this season looms as the top storyline at training camp. If Porter is the tantalizing forward prospect that he was before back injuries put him in street clothes for much of the last two years, the Nuggets may be favorites in the West. If he’s unable to contribute, Denver could still have…...

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Michael Malone still doesn’t have any purple in his closet. It’s been nearly five years since he was let go by the Sacramento Kings, yet Denver’s coach insists that his wife Jocelyn’s favorite color is still banned from his wardrobe. At Media Day on the eve of his fifth season in Denver, Malone, dressed in Nuggets’ midnight blue reflected…...

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The changes at the top of the Western Conference that took place this offseason have Torrey Craig dreaming big. “We definitely think a championship could be a possibility,” Craig told DNVR. “Last year we were one shot away, one game away from the Western Conference Finals where we would have matched up with Golden State. Obviously, they don’t have Kevin…...

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Wind gives his prediction for what Denver’s bench rotation will look like next season. How many minutes will Monte Morris, Malik Beasley, Jerami Grant, Mason Plumlee and Torrey Craig play on a nightly basis next season, and will Juancho Hernangomez or Michael Porter Jr. be a part of the Nuggets’ regular rotation? DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE! iTunes link | Stitcher…

The average temperature in Sioux Falls, South Dakota during the NBA season is a frosty 34 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s nothing like the 30-degree mornings in Denver which manage to turn to 60-degree afternoons and a far cry from the year-round sunshine that Torrey Craig had enjoyed for the last three seasons before signing a contract with the Nuggets to…...

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Wind welcomes in BSN Denver’s Andre Simone talk about the state of the Western Conference after a slew of big-time moves and what the Nuggets’ rotation could look like if it includes Michael Porter Jr. next season. Also, who will have the biggest impact next season out of three players — Isaiah Thomas, Trey Lyles and Tyler Lydon — who…

There’s a tale rooted deep in Nuggets lore that serves as a fitting conclusion to Denver’s dream season, which came to an end Sunday. In 2013, soon after Nuggets president of basketball operations Tim Connelly took over Denver’s front office, he and his staff went out to lunch at a downtown establishment. During the meal, he offered his waiter tickets…...

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For the first time all season, a united Pepsi Center crowd chanted for someone other than Nikola Jokic. “M-V-P”, “M-V-P” was replaced with “TOR-EY”, “TOR-EY” as the Nuggets’ small forward stood near Denver’s bench, nose still bleeding from a first-half fall that sent him to the locker room. The chants grew louder as Craig approached to the free-throw line. “That…...

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The Nuggets are about to hop in their DeLorean and time travel back to 2019. If the offensive execution at times in the Nuggets’ first-round matchup against the Spurs set basketball back, as Gregg Popovich stated after his team’s Game 7 loss last week, Denver’s second-round matchup versus the Portland Trail Blazers will look much more like basketball is played…...

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Wind and Clark recap the Nuggets’ Game 7 win over the Spurs, Nikola Jokic’s remarkable offensive and defensive play throughout the series and the most impressive part of his performance across Denver’s seven games that doesn’t show up in the box score. Also, how the Jamal Murray-Derrick White matchup told the story of the series and a look ahead to…

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