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This is a compilation of common plays and actions in the Denver Nuggets playbook. I will update this list throughout the season with over 200 unique examples of plays from the Denver Nuggets playbook. This can act a a companion for THE LIST, WHAT MAKES THIS PLAY GREAT, or just as a resource for anyone trying to learn and recognize…...

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This week on THE LIST, I break down some of the key plays from the Denver Nuggets’ loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night. Clips include a spotlight on poor transition defense and defensive effort, a promising example of the improving Murray-Jokic two-man game, and one of the keys for Michael Porter Jr. unlocking his potential alongside Nikola...

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While basketball may not be everybody’s cup of tea, the Joker is a decided sea change in how the game has been played for years, and is shifting the nature of the game around him. He’s a Picasso in the middle of the Monet exhibit, changing the perspective of his position and competition. While nearly every player who comes through the league is unique in some way, Jokic is decidedly one of one when it boils down to looking for a player comp.

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…

Colton starts off the show with “The Breakdown” presented by O’Neills by talking about the Denver Nuggets participating in an American Raptors’ rugby practice, he recaps Aspen Ruggerfest, talks about a few Raptors training with USA Rugby, and finishes with All of the Rugby You Can Watch this weekend presented by Wintergreen (0:00-10:34). After “The Breakdown”, Colton chats with American Raptor Haaken Friend about his football career, the hardest part about rugby, and how rugby is like baseball. (10:35-33:46). After the interview with Haaken, Colton asks Denver Nuggets center DeAndre Jordan about his first rugby practice (33:47-35:50) After both of these interviews presented by GuardLab, Colton talks about the tallest rugby union players of all time in the Stat of…

When the person formerly known as Chris Jackson decided to change his name to Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, he was labelled by some of society as a troublemaker and rabble-rouser. Those labels did not dissuade him from continuing to stand for what he believes, by not standing, actually. When Rauf decided to not stand for the National Anthem based upon his beliefs, he was not greeted by even the strident-but-somewhat-evenly-sided chat that surrounded Colin Kaepernick’s similar call 20 years later. The hatred and vitriol that hit Kaepernick was sizable, but nothing compared to the near-absolute verdict delivered to Abdul-Rauf a quarter century ago. In that era, there was little sympathy for Mahmoud’s opinion in the afterglow of the 80’s. Rauf was immediately…

It’s a tradition older than words on a page, passing our games and traditions down the pipe. In today’s modern sports era, having a father or mother in a professional sports league seems to heavily increase the odds that there might be offspring in the mix. While there are legendary familial duos in sports who have even taken the field together, (hi, Ken Griffeys Sr and Jr., LeBron James would like to speak to you about Bronny) there are also simply legacies that are handed down from father or mother to daughter or son.

Once a week on Friday mornings, I jump onto an hour-long call with three of the biggest pains-in-the-asses I have ever known or met. They also happen to be my three dearest and oldest friends, the kind of folks that blended more into family than friendship eons ago. We still keep this appointment, come hell or high water, over and above the demands of work, family, and friends, as it means something to us. We have a common bond.

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, o-ohhIf you liked it then you should have put a ring on itBeyonce A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.Robert Quillen Summer is wedding season, in case you didn’t know, or are not a follower of Bridal Wars, Bridezillas, Yes to the Dress, or any one of the other matrimonial shows whose titles I half-butchered there, as I am admittedly not a watcher of the genre. If you even spend a moment with your head up around your neighborhood, you’ll notice that this is the time of year that people are getting hitched. The Summer of Love is perpetual in bridal country, as it’s and the months adjacent are just the most…

From the perspective of many, Connelly was the architect of all that had gone right with the Nuggets… With his departure, had the Nuggets just lost their Carroll Shelby?

Justin Michael is joined by Ryan Greene and the two discuss David Roddy’s workout with the Nuggets. Ryan gives his thoughts on the general atmosphere of the workout and explains why he could see Roddy being a player Michael Malone could appreciate. Finally, Justin and Ryan discuss the future of the Broncos stadium, the Stanley Cup and what they have been streaming recently. DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE!  iTunes Link | Stitcher Link |Spotify Link | Google Play

Justin Michael is joined by Brendan Vogt of the DNVR Nuggets beat and the two discuss how David Roddy’s workout went with the Denver Nuggets on June 7. Vogt talks about Roddy getting a lot of face time with head coach Michael Malone and GM Calvin Booth. The two also discuss what Roddy’s fit could be on Denver specifically and what he’ll need to do to carve out a role at the next level. DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE!  iTunes Link | Stitcher Link |Spotify Link | Google Play

Justin Michael is joined by Brendan Vogt from the DNVR Nuggets beat and the two discuss David Roddy and how his game translates to the NBA. Brendan explains why Roddy was his favorite college player last season and how guys like Nikola Jokic have made it more mainstream to appreciate unique talents. Brendan also gives his two cents on which teams would be good landing spots for Roddy, whether he can improve his draft stock by coming back for a senior year and more! DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE!  iTunes Link | Stitcher Link |Spotify Link | Google Play

Justin Michael is joined by Nuggets beat reporter Harrison Wind and the two discuss why Colorado State and Colorado should play each other every year in the opening segment. Harrison then explains why he likes Roddy’s game and what he will need to show at the NBA Combine in order to convince pro teams of his potential at the next level. Justin and Harrison also talk about how Roddy could potentially fit on the Denver Nuggets. DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE!  iTunes Link | Stitcher Link |Spotify Link | Google Play

“Remember, Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.” – Andy Dufresne, The Shawshank Redemption Hope is the name of at least three cities in the United States. Hope is the name of a cousin of mine. Hope is a dessert at this cool little place I went to in Arkansas....

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“And if it’s bad, don’t let it get you down You can take it And if it hurts, don’t let them see you cry You can make it Hold your head up Hold your head high” – Argent, “Hold Your Head Up” Turns out the Denver Nuggets are facing just a few too many heads at the moment. Heads held...

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