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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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“What makes this play great” is a brand new series I will be doing here at DNVR in which I break down in detail a single play, moment, or sequence from a Denver Nuggets game and explain all of the subtle details that you might’ve missed the first time around. You can check out episode one right here.

Today's episode is on a very simple action that the Nuggets run to free up a shooter at the top of the key. While the play itself is extremely simple, the devil is in the details and the play often succeeds or fails based on what the Nuggets do after the initial action.

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Vlatko Cancar and Jarred Vanderbilt won't factor into the Nuggets' nightly rotation too often this season, but in case of emergency they'll be ready to fill in at a moment's notice. Both are taking cues from Malik Beasley, who was in their shoes three years ago.

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“The List” is a brand new series that serves as a companion piece for the “Notebook” episodes of the Locked on Nuggets podcast and the DNVR Nuggets podcast. In this edition, I share some notes on the win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday as part of a companion piece to the latest episode of the DNVR Nuggets Podcast.…...

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When the already-exceptional Denver Nuggets finally bowed out of the 2018-19 season, they’d come closer to the Finals than they had in over a decade, in one of their most-successful seasons in history. Had they been able to score one more point in any of the first three of the four overtimes they spent against Portland in last years’ Game 3 playoff loss, they may have moved on to the Western Conference Finals, as they were tantalizingly close to their ultimate goal.

Though last season’s Nuggets took the floor with one of the league’s finest teams, they still saw a need to make improvements after coming up short. Denver made a list of their own that could help them make their next step forward:

Improved three-point defense
Improved overall defense
Improved rebounding
Improved scoring above the rim
Improved speed
Improved three-point shooting

As well as Denver performed in each of those categories last year, and as deep as they were, the playoffs exposed a need for even greater depth in each of those spots, with a successful seven-game series carrying them to a less-successful seven-game series. Had the Nuggets gotten to the Warriors, they’d have been running on fumes. Depth and consistency in the topics above could have shortened both of their playoff series, and given them a clearer run at a championship. Finding players who could give them that boost but not upset the already-stellar team dynamic was key. But surely filling out that steep and challenging list would take a few specific bodies to fulfill, right?

Right?

Well, not so fast.

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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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With just one week remaining until the Nuggets’ regular season opener, Altitude COO Matt Hutchings said there’s been “positive activity” over the last few days in talks between the station and big three television distributors. Altitude and one distributor have recently discussed a long-term agreement which would run for longer than one season. “We are in active conversations with a…

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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“The List” is a brand new series that serves as a companion piece for the “Notebook” episodes of the Locked on Nuggets podcast and the DNVR Nuggets podcast. In this edition, I share some notes on the win over the Phoenix Suns on Monday. 1. This was the first chance we’ve gotten to see Jerami Grant play extended minutes alongside…...

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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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“The List” is a brand new series that serves as a companion piece for the “Notebook” episodes of the Locked on Nuggets podcast and the DNVR Nuggets podcast. In this edition, I share some notes on both the win over the Los Angeles Clippers last Thursday and the win over the Portland Trail Blazers last Tuesday. 1. Jerami Grant did…...

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No matter who was on the floor in the Nuggets’ preseason opener, you couldn’t take your eyes off Michael Porter Jr. Half of it was the storyline. Porter had of course missed his entire rookie season following two back surgeries that sent the once consensus top-2 recruit’s draft stock tumbling. But Porter also captures your eye for other reasons. He’s…...

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Will Barton started, Jerami Grant impressed, and Michael Porter Jr. stole the show in Denver’s preseason opener. The DNVR Nuggets staff reacts Will Barton opened the preseason with the starters – does he have the unofficial poll position in the race for the starting job on the wing? Brendan Vogt: It’s unlikely that Malone would admit it, but I inferred as…...

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Paul Millsap couldn’t wait to get to Sin City this summer. It wasn’t the year-round pool weather, or craps tables that were summoning him to the Las Vegas Strip. Millsap wanted a front row seat at Thomas & Mack Center to see firsthand whether or not a certain Nuggets rookie’s talk was cheap. “Mike’s been talking all year, so…...

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This summer, Juancho Hernangomez followed through on a promise he made to himself 13 years ago. The now 24-year-old remembers September, 2006 well. Hernangomez was 11-years-old, already in love with the game that he’d later make a living playing and passionately cheering on La Roja as Spain was in hot pursuit of their first World Cup gold medal. Spain was…...

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He’s a top-8 player and an MVP candidate. He’s Serbia’s favorite son and the Denver Nuggets’ celestial one. This is Nikola Jokic’s world, and we’re all just living in it. Adam Mares and Harrison Wind offer their takes on what to expect from the First Team All-NBA center after his coming out party in 2018-19. Click here for more of…...

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