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The Nuggets currently hold the No. 22 pick in the NBA Draft. Over the next month, the DNVR Nuggets crew will examine who Denver may pick with that selection. Make sure to mark your calendar for Wednesday, November 18, the night of the draft, and DNVR Nuggets Draft Day LIVE streaming on Periscope and YouTube. Who is Jalen Smith? Suddenly…...

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Among the countless micro-decisions that Michael Malone made in the waning moments of Game 1, Denver’s coach made a critical call with 1:32 remaining in the fourth quarter. As Donovan Mitchell stepped to the line for two free-throws with the Nuggets trailing 109-108, Malone downsized his lineup, removing starting small forward Michael Porter Jr. and replacing him with backup point guard…...

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What is Nuggets culture? Denver's second unit again shows that it will go toe-to-toe with anyone.

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One can go back to media day this year to find the seeds of the conversation we’re in the midst of now. What will it look like when Nikola Jokić, Jamal Murray, and Michael Porter Jr. start and close games together? The answer to that question will determine how far the Denver Nuggets go in the playoffs, yet thanks to…...

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The Denver Nuggets were again without three starters — Jamal Murray (hamstring tightness), Will Barton III (knee), Gary Harris (hip) — as they took on the San Antonio Spurs in their third game of the bubble. A third straight game without three of the team’s most important players might have evoked concern. Still, Nuggets fans were mainly concerned with a…...

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Good things come to those who wait, and Denver Nuggets fans waited a long, long time for what happened Monday. For Michael Porter Jr., the hero of the 121-113 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder, that wait must have felt like an eternity. Porter Jr. waited patiently to return from a career-threatening back injury during his lone season with the…...

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The guys are live from the Winner’s Lounge at the DNVR Bar to react to the Nuggets’ win over the Oklahoma City Thunder, Michael Porter Jr.’s career high and Nikola Jokic’s second-half brilliance. What. A. Win. https://twitter.com/DNVR_Nuggets/status/1290423603733774338?s=20 DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE! iTunes link | Stitcher Link | Pocket Casts Link | Spotify Link  

Can you believe it? It’s finally time for another report card after waiting 143 days to see those Denver Nuggets play basketball again. There won’t be a lot of players on the Honor Roll after a 125-105 loss to the Miami Heat in Denver’s re-opener, but the Nuggets have a small runway to work with before they need to take…...

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Heading into the NBA’s restart on June 30, the DNVR Nuggets crew is looking back on the Denver Nuggets’ season, where each player left off, a target stat that every player should shoot for, and one half-court heave or bold prediction for everyone on the Nuggets’ roster. Where Monte Morris left off Monte Morris turned in a superb “sophomore” campaign…...

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It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience. – Julius Caesar Strangely, the Roman Empire didn’t start out as an empire. Initially, they were simply another fighting force amongst so many in the Europe/Mediterranean region. But what they lacked in size and knowledge, they made…...

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Will Barton shares the message he delivered to his teammates following the Nuggets' loss to the Clippers on Friday.

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“JERAMI GRANT HAD FORTY-NINE POINTS TONIGHT!!!” I had just walked in the door, and knew I’d misheard her. I was sure I had something crazy in my ear. I wanted to ask my wife to repeat herself. I somehow encapsulated all of that response into something a little briefer: “HE WHAT????” The “what” had landed in a register I thought the…...

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In the final 30 seconds of the first and third quarters over the last two seasons, Monte Morris has been automatic.

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Michael Porter Jr. didn’t feel like playing basketball on Sunday. The news of Kobe Bryant’s death had filtered through the Nuggets locker room only about an hour before Denver was set to take on the Houston Rockets. It left Porter and his teammates devastated. The tragedy was stunning. Bryant, a hero to many on the Nuggets and throughout the league,…...

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First, Michael Malone delivered the good news on Nuggets starting point guard Jamal Murray who exited Wednesday’s win over the Charlotte Hornets in the second quarter with a left ankle injury. X-rays on Murray’s ankle were negative. Then, Denver’s coach gave the bad. “I just looked at it. It’s rather large — kinda scary,” Malone said of Murray’s ankle following…...

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Gone in 64 seconds, the Torrey Craig story. Craig played just one minutes and four seconds in the Nuggets’ 116-104 win over the Suns. He subbed into the game at the beginning of the second quarter and was replaced by Juancho Hernangomez with 10:56 remaining in the period. Craig ran up and down the floor four times and didn’t break…...

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The Nuggets knew when they traded into the second round to select Bol Bol that the 7-foot-2 center was going to be a long-term play. Denver didn’t need him to contribute immediately with most of its rotation from last year’s 54-win team set to return and Bol was coming off foot surgery that ended his freshman season at Oregon early.…...

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Will Barton knows what the end of the bench feels like. The uncertainty of whether or not your name is going to be called. How imperative it is to stay ready at a moment’s notice, not sure if or when an opportunity will come. The art of not getting too high or too low while seconds tick off the clock…...

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Here’s a bit of insight into just how much Michael Malone and the Nuggets have relied on their starters this season. The Nuggets’ starting five — Jamal Murray, Gary Harris, Will Barton, Paul Millsap, and Nikola Jokic — is playing on average 20.9 minutes per game. That’s three minutes per game more than that lineup averaged last year and 3.8…...

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