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Jamal Murray decided to flip the script. It was time for him to ask a question. At the end of a 20-minute Zoom meeting Friday with Denver media where Murray discussed why he thinks the Nuggets can win the NBA championship this season, confirmed that his pick and roll partner Nikola Jokic has been hitting the gym so often that…...

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Joining the guys on today’s DNVR Nuggets Podcast is Mike Olson who writes the WKND column every Friday on DNVR Sports. Mike and the fellas discuss the latest details to emerge from the NBA’s return to play plan and the whirlwind of a timeline that the league will try to follow throughout the playoffs and into next season. Also, Nikola…

The NBA announced plans for a return to play Thursday, but games aren't scheduled to begin for another two months. Here's what to ponder in the meantime.

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PJ Dozier grew up in Columbia, South Carolina and has been exposed to racism his entire life. He's used to people judging him because of the color of his skin.

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Jerami Grant could become a free agent this summer, but because of his defensive versatility and fit with Nikola Jokic Denver will want to keep him.

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There’s some chatter that the NBA could bring back a one-time amnesty provisions. If available, would the Nuggets use it and who are the most likely candidates around the league to get amnestied? Also, the homie Miroslav joins the show to shed some light on Serbian basketball culture. DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE! iTunes link | Stitcher Link | Pocket Casts Link | Spotify Link

Harrison Wind: Torrey Craig

Last season Torrey Craig averaged 20 minutes per game in the regular season but was bumped up to 23.6 per contest in the playoffs and ended up starting 11 of Denver's 14 postseason matchups. He entered the starting lineup for Game 4 of the Nuggets' first round series against the Spurs in place of Will Barton and never left Denver's first five throughout the remainder of the postseason. Barton's strong regular season combined with Gary Harris' All-NBA worthy defense this year gives Craig more roadblocks towards entering the starting five during the playoffs if they do get played this season -- although I still wouldn't rule it out especially if Denver finds itself in dire circumstances -- but he could still play a big role in the postseason.

Craig is averaging only 17.4 minutes per game this season, which a slight reduction from last year's average and makes sense considering Michael Porter Jr.'s presence in the rotation who Craig ceded minutes too. But check out how Craig played against the Rockets, Denver's presumptive first-round opponent if the postseason begins with the current playoff seeding in place.

Nov. 20 vs. Houston: 19 minutes (came off the bench)

Dec. 31 at Houston: 21 minutes (started for an injured Gary Harris)

Jan. 22 at Houston: 27 minutes (started for an injured Gary Harris)

Jan. 26 vs. Houston: 31 minutes (started for an injured Jamal Murray)

Even at full health, the Nuggets will need strong defenders if Denver draws a matchup against Houston (Russell Westbrook, James Harden), Dallas (Luka Doncic), Utah (Donovan Mitchell, Bojan Bogdanovic), Oklahoma City (Chris Paul) and the Clippers (Kawhi Leonard, Paul George) and Lakers (LeBron James). I think Michael Malone calls Craig's number often.

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