LAS VEGAS — If Summer League is indeed Monte Morris’ chance to earn the Nuggets’ backup point guard job, he certainly began the Las Vegas showcase on the right foot. Morris started at point guard for Denver in its opener, scored a team-high 15 points, ran the offense effectively in his 29 minutes and guided the Nuggets to a 70-69 win over the Timberwolves.

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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