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There is a play from last preseason that has stuck in my mind all year long. In it, Aaron Gordon set a ball screen for Nikola Jokic, forcing a switch and catching Karl-Anthony Towns who jumped on the high side of the screen, leaving a wide open paint for Gordon to roll to the basket for an easy dunk. Gordon...

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When you’re playing against a stacked deck, compete even harder. Show the world how much you’ll fight for the winners circle. If you do, someday the cellophane will crackle off a fresh pack, one that belongs to you, and the cards will be stacked in your favor.- Pat RileyThough Mr. Riley’s words are strong and apt, he’s a funny person to talk about competing against a stacked deck, as more often than not he was the one coming into a situation with the deck firmly stacked in his favor. Riley was the player/coach/GM/orchestrator of several stacked teams: 1972 Lakers – Riley was an important bench player alongside the likes of Wilt Chamberlain, Elgin Baylor, and Gail Goodrich. They won Chamberlain’s…

1. The Denver Nuggets have ranked in the lower half of the NBA in terms of field goal attempts off of screens in each of the last five seasons. The team’s identity is to play through Nikola Jokic out of the post, elbow, and off of pick-and-rolls (PnRs) and dribble handoffs (DHOs) and with Jamal Murray as the primary shooter,...

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For a brief, 2-week stretch last season, Aaron Gordon looked like the final piece to the Denver Nuggets’ championship roster. His defensive versatility and willingness to fit in as the 4th or 5th option on offense meshed perfectly with the trio of Jamal Murray, Nikola Jokic, and Michael Porter Jr. With a season of experience under his belt and with Jamal Murray sidelined until late in the season, is there something more that Gordon can offer on both ends of the court in an elevated role? The DNVR Nuggets crew answers that and other questions to preview the upcoming season for Aaron Gordon and the Denver Nuggets.

DNVR: Welcome back to Nuggets basketball! Even with the last three seasons being packed so tightly together, you seem to be very ready to get back to basketball. Is that right? Katy Winge: Well, when you say I’m “ready”, I think what I’m ready for is that feeling of normalcy. I think that cliche, “you don’t know what you’ve got...

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The Nuggets and Aaron Gordon have agreed to a four-year, $92 million extension that will keeps the forward in Denver for the foreseeable future. Here’s what the DNVR Nuggets crew thinks of the deal. What was your initial reaction to the extension? Harrison: $92 million is a lot for Aaron Gordon….if you’re a middling non-contender. If you’re the Nuggets, a...

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“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” – Aristotle, sort of As a kid, I grew up watching a ton of cartoons, especially on Saturday mornings during my second or third giant bowl of Fruity Pebbles (don’t judge me). The capstone of my Saturday funfest was Voltron, a Japanese series that was rewritten and revoiced for American...

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1. By now everyone reading THE LIST is familiar with C Corner, one of the Nuggets’ most commonly used actions. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the Nuggets got Aaron Gordon’s first dunk off of this action.  The Nuggets have run this for Michael Porter Jr. and Paul Millsap in the corner spot and have had great success. With...

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The new-look Denver Nuggets took on the Atlanta Hawks Sunday night in their ‘Earned’ edition jerseys. Aaron Gordon and JaVale McGee were both active, and Gordon caught his first start in Paul Millsap’s place. With just one new player in the lineup, somehow, the Nuggets looked a completely different team. Suddenly teeming with size and athleticism, the starters rolled in...

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