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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…

“The fatal flaw of gravity. When you are down, everything falls on you.” – Sylvia Townsend Warner Some superstructures are built to stand the test of time. Or are at least set up to be. When the names Hindenburg and Titanic first entered the lexicon, it was for their strength, size, and durability. In hindsight, we have the luxury of...

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Everyone exhale. Take a deep breath. Nikola Jokic was back in the lineup Monday after a four-game absence. Soon enough, the Nuggets’ six-game losing streak — Denver’s longest since 2015 — was over. Extinguished. Doused. Finished. Jokic had the Heat in his back pocket by halftime. Denver led Miami 63-43 at the break behind 17 points, 9 rebounds, and 2...

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Michael Porter Jr.’s season is likely over after news broke Monday that he’s undergoing lower back surgery. It’s Porter’s third low back surgery of his career. The DNVR Nuggets crew discusses this latest setback for Porter and how Denver will proceed without its starting small forward. Michael Porter Jr. is set for surgery on Wednesday. What was your initial reaction...

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“April First. The day upon which we are reminded of what we are on the other three hundred and sixty-four.” – Mark Twain On April Fool’s Day 2021, the Atlanta Braves played a bit of a goof on their fanbase, losing their season opener in extra innings at the Phillies. They laid on for good measure – just to make...

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“Don’t tell me where your priorities are. Show me where you spend your money, and I’ll tell you what they are.” – James W. Frick Mr. Frick knew a lot about how people spent their money. After serving honorably in the U.S. Navy during World War II, he enrolled at Notre Dame as a 23-year old freshman. To make ends...

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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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It has been a season of tests for Michael Porter Jr. First, he was tasked with molding his offensive game to fit around arguably the best two-man game in the NBA and two elite scoring options in Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray. Porter did that perfectly. Next, he was required to carry a heavier offensive burden after Murray was lost...

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The typically cozy mid-range, where Michael Porter Jr. has been one of the more efficient shooters in the NBA this season, wasn’t kind to the forward in the second quarter Saturday. Porter had clanged two straight jumpers on consecutive Nuggets possessions from a mid-range zone where he’s shooting 49% from this season, which is good for the 84th percentile among...

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