A cheerful Jusuf Nurkic strolled down the main corridor at Pepsi Center around 10:30 a.m. Monday morning, greeted a few familiar faces from the Denver Nuggets training staff and then proceeded further down the hallway towards the arena’s visiting locker room for the first time in his four-year career. It’s Nurkic first trip back to Denver since the Nuggets traded the disgruntled center to Portland last February.

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Harrison Wind

Harrison Wind is the Denver Nuggets beat reporter for DNVR Nuggets. The University of Colorado alum grew up in Boulder and has covered the Nuggets for the last three seasons. You can hear him every weekday on the DNVR Nuggets podcast. Follow Harrison on Twitter - @HarrisonWind