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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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Paul Millsap was seated inside a practice facility on the dreamy campus of San Diego State University last September, surrounded by a small gaggle of reporters and blog boys. Unflinchingly, he proclaimed his goal was to see the Nuggets to a top-five defense in the NBA. The Nuggets, frankly, had struggled to avoid the bottom-five in that regard for the…...

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Like a vulture stalking its prey, Torrey Craig slowly closed in on James Harden while the league’s leading scorer turned towards the basket and surveyed the floor. As Craig began to venture further and further away from Russell Westbrook, who he was matched up with this Rockets’ trip down the court and towards Houston’s top offensive option, Harden’s eyes darted…...

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Nikola Jokic threw his hands up in disgust. In the moment, the Nuggets’ All-Star center’s frustration centered around one sequence — a game-sealing errant Jamal Murray bounce pass intendslowed for Jokic which ended up in the hands of Jahlil Okafor and turned into a Pelicans basket — but Jokic’s annoyance around the Nuggets’ play and particularly Denver’s offense had…...

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Everyone take a deep breath. That’s what the Nuggets are saying to each other in the visiting locker room at The Amway Center right now after a narrow 91-87 win over the Orlando Magic. It was an ugly, frustrating, and puzzling night, but a win is a win. Still, the Nuggets have a long way to go. You get the…...

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No one would take a mulligan on a 3-0 start, but those who watched the Nuggets closely through three games knew they had a loss coming. That materialized Tuesday night when the Nuggets let a game slip away from them, falling to the Dallas Mavericks 109-106 on their home court. The vaunted bench struggled mightily, and Denver’s starters showed a…...

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Will Barton is still a believer in the Nuggets’ bench. Even after Denver’s second unit gave up 61 points to the Dallas Mavericks’ reserves in Tuesday’s 109-106 loss, Barton, the Nuggets’ former sixth man said he’d still put his team’s bench up against any other backup unit in the NBA. “I feel like we’ve got the best bench in the…...

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The Nuggets played a C-level game of basketball Monday in Sacramento. Denver shot poorly from the field, converted under 30% of its 3s, and the Nuggets All-NBA center just didn’t have it. The Nuggets still eked out a 101-94 road win. It was a testament to just how deep and talented this Nuggets team is and it takes two well…...

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In this episode, Adam Mares, Brendan Vogt and Harrison Wind of DNVR Nuggets are joined by Ryan Koenigsberg of DNVR Broncos to talk about the Nuggets’ opening night win over the Blazers. Analysis, conversation, and plenty of laughs as we recap and relive the first game of the season. DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE! iTunes link | Stitcher Link | Pocket…

The Denver Nuggets rang in the new basketball year with a win over the Trail Blazers in Portland, snapping Rip City’s 18-game winning streak at home in a season opener. Several of Denver’s stars struggled, the first half was a complete wash, and Jokic only logged 23 minutes on the court, but it was enough for a redemptive win to…...

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For some, the summer went by in the blink of an eye. For others, this day could not have come soon enough. The NBA season is here, whether you're ready for it or not, and the DNVR Nuggets staff has put together a comprehensive preview to help you catch up on the most relevant narratives and pertinent questions surrounding your Denver Nuggets.

Adam Mares, Harrison Wind, Mike Olson, and Brendan Vogt offer their Nuggets predictions, league-wide predictions, and provide the most important question surrounding each player on the roster.

What teams present the most and least of a threat in a Western Conference playoff series? Will Denver reach the Finals or lose in the first round? Will the Nuggets take home any awards?

The 2019-20 DNVR Nuggets preview is here.

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In 2013 Andre Iguodala chose sacrifice over stats. Say what you want about his exit from Denver after the Nuggets’ first-round playoff loss to the Warriors, but Iguodala’s decision to sign in Golden State and come off the bench changed the arc of his career. Iguodala had been a No. 1 offensive option since high school, college, then as a…...

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There's only six days until opening night, and the Nuggets left their talented rookie out of what appeared to be their final dress rehearsal. Why? It has everything to do with one aspect of his game that's lacking.

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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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