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Malik Beasley and Juancho Hernangomez arrived in Denver together as part of a heralded 2016 draft class. The Nuggets selected Beasley 19th overall and Hernangomez 15th that summer. They’ll leave Denver together as well. The Nuggets reportedly agreed to a trade late Tuesday night that will send Beasley, Hernangomez and Jarred Vanderbilt to the Timberwolves in exchange for Shabazz Napier,…...

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It looked as if the three games in roughly 62 hours had finally caught up to Nikola Jokic. After converting on 15 of his first 18 attempts in the Nuggets’ loss to the Pistons on Sunday, Jokic began to draw iron. First, he came up short on a 3. Then, Jokic’s 16-foot jumper from just beyond the elbow bounced off…...

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And just like that the lead was gone. It took only 8 1/2 second-quarter minutes for the Detroit Pistons to fully erase what was at one point a 21-point first-quarter deficit. From there it was game on. After the Nuggets hit on 10 of their first 11 field goal attempts and outscored the Pistons 44-30 in the first Detroit countered,…...

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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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Nikola Jokic didn’t bother to make sure he was in front of a television when the Western Conference All-Star reserves were announced. In fact, he didn’t get wind that he’d been selected to his second-consecutive All-Star game until he was on his way to the arena for the Nuggets’ Thursday night matchup against the Utah Jazz. Teammate Juancho Hernangomez informed…...

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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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I’ll never forget the look of shock and disbelief on Jamal Murray’s face. Forty-five minutes before the Nuggets tipped off against the Houston Rockets, he learned that Kobe Bryant was among nine people killed Sunday in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. Nuggets director of player development John Beckett approached Murray, who didn’t play Sunday but was going through his…

With the Nuggets clinging to a seven-point lead with three minutes remaining in regulation, Brandon Ingram got to one of his sweet spots. He was around 15-feet away from the hoop, positioned on the right wing in the midrange, the same zone where he hurt the Nuggets at times during the Nuggets and Pelicans’ first two meetings of the season.…...

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In Feb. 2015, Tim Connelly made one of the more defining trades of his Nuggets’ tenure. Midway through the 2015-16 season, Connelly dealt Arron Afflalo and Alonzo Gee to the Trail Blazers for Will Barton, Victor Claver, Thomas Robinson and a lottery protected 2016 first-round pick. The headliner of the trade at the time was Afflalo. Across 53 games, Afflalo…...

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Make it eight in a row. The Nuggets fell to the Rockets 121-105 Wednesday, their eighth-consecutive loss to James Harden and Co. in Houston. The last time Denver beat the Rockets on the road? Oct. 28. 2015. Nikola Jokic came off the bench that night and logged four minutes. He scored one basket. It was also the first game of…...

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When it rains it pours, and the Nuggets, who were already playing without three starters — Jamal Murray, Gary Harris, and Paul Millsap — need to find an umbrella, fast. The team announced Wednesday that backup center Mason Plumlee has been diagnosed with a right cuboid injury and his status will be reevaluated in approximately two to four weeks, meaning…...

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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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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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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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It took just three and a half minutes for the threat of Nikola Jokic’s three-point shot to bend the Clippers’ defense. Early in the first quarter of the Nuggets’ 114-104 win over the Clippers, Jokic recieved a pass on the right wing from Jamal Murray and slowly went into his shooting motion as Ivica Zubac ran out to contest him…...

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Gary Harris was one of the NBA’s best 3-point shooters over two years spanning the beginning of the 2016-17 season to the end of 2017-18. The Nuggets’ two-guard was one of just eight players (Stephen Curry, Kyle Lowry, Kyrie Irving, CJ McCollum, Klay Thompson, JJ Redick, Kyle Korver) to shoot better than 39.5% from 3-point range on at least 4.5…...

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A defining trait of the Nuggets’ 2018-19 campaign was Denver’s fourth-quarter defense. The Nuggets were one of the better defensive teams in the league last season and fielded the NBA’s 10th-best defense overall, but their ability to clamp down over the final 12 minutes of games helped Denver grind out wins when its offense wasn’t operating at peak performance. Statistically,…...

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