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The Denver Nuggets can’t afford to fill their season with losses to bad teams after the slow start, and they needed whatever respite a three-quarter blowout of the Oklahoma City Thunder might provide. The Nuggets gave Malone the complete game he’s looking for — a rare occasion. Nikola Jokić cruised, Jamal Murray finally found some rest, and the bench unit…...

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Slowly but surely it's coming together for Denver.

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Jamal Murray's elbow is clearly affecting his shot and play. Should the Nuggets look to give their starting point guard a night or two off?

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1. A few weeks ago I highlighted how PJ Dozier got an earful from Nikola Jokic when he wasn’t recognizing a specific cut that Jokic wants from whoever is playing the dunker spot (the spot just outside the paint along the baseline). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nn_NREbLj2o On Sunday, Dozier made the appropriate cut without hesitation in one of the highlight plays from the…...

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When it seemed the train was back on the tracks, the Denver Nuggets clipped a broken rail with the Utah Jazz in town. Jamal Murray dropped 30, and Nikola Jokić painted a masterpiece, but the reinforcements never arrived. Patience is tested now in Denver, Serbia, Australia, and anywhere else a diehard calls home. The Nuggets missed another chance to move…...

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The Denver Nuggets took their special edition Mile High City court in the fan-favorite blues Thursday night. The Golden State Warriors donned their yellow ‘Statement Uniform .’ We had ourselves some gorgeous visuals to match an exciting game on National Television. Bol Bol caught a surprise start, Jokić surprised no one with a triple-double, and JaMychal Green earned substantial praise…...

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The second-worst sunburn of my life was borne out of a bad combination of my love of sports and sheer stupidity. Many of my nearest and dearest would argue that those two things are one and the same. On that day, they may have been right. As a kid in Fort Collins, I spent a day standing outside of Moby…...

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It was a tale in two halves in Brooklyn. Or, really, a story of one quarter. Denver undid their best half of the regular season with one disastrous stretch. The Nets opened the third quarter on a 29-4 run and took the lead. Kevin Durant was on another level, and the Nuggets didn’t have a chance once their cushion disappeared.…...

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Biggest concerns, most encouraging trends, top-5 Nuggets players so far this season, and more.

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1. The Denver Nuggets have both found a combination of players that work off of the bench and also a way to better utilize the skillsets of those five players. The clip below highlights the strengths of each of the five players as well as the way all five guys can work in concert. From Facundo Campazzo pressuring the ball…...

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Remember those preseason games against Portland? The bench looked strong, Jokić looked like an MVP, and the vibes were through the roof. Get your New York Knicks jokes out of the way now, before I point out they’ve played well this season, better than Denver before Sunday’s game tipped off. On the second game of a back-to-back, the Denver Nuggets…...

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He really doesn't have a choice...

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The Denver Nuggets found themselves at the end of a closed-loop, Saturday afternoon. After a flurry of confusing and sometimes contradicting updates from Adrian Wojnarowski, we learned the 76ers would host the Nuggets with just eight active players. And even that was a stretch. Mike Scott suited up but never played. Denver found itself on the other end of ‘The…...

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The Nuggets have had the easiest schedule in the league so far this season and have little to show for it.

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Nikola Jokić – A Jokić got off to a slow start on Orthodox Christmas. He missed several bunnies around the rim and found himself in foul trouble again. That, of course, is not the lasting takeaway of anyone who witnessed his performance. Despite picking up his fourth foul in the third quarter, Jokić played the entire fourth quarter and overtime…...

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“There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.” – Aldous Huxley Jamal Murray’s last-second shot was taking its second bounce off the rim before falling awry, and his head dropped as he walked back to the bench. The Denver Nuggets were winding down the third quarter against the resurgent…...

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Green has played just three games for the Nuggets. He's already the perfect fit.

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The Keeping it 1000 podcast is back and so is George Karl! This season we will be bringing you new episodes every other week with insights from former Denver Nuggets head coach George Karl. Today’s topics include: What is being lost in the era of load management Home court advantage without fans Nikola Jokic’s impressive first 6 games of the…

1. I liked this play design to get Jamal Murray open for three out of a horns set. I don’t think I’ve seen it before with Murray in what is typically a forward spot. With four point guards on the court, Michael Malone is able to get creative with unique play designs like this one. https://youtu.be/o_Ec-jYClpA 2. The Denver Nuggets…...

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Facu Campazzo had his breakout performance in Minnesota. It could be a step to Denver figuring out its bench.

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