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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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I’ll never forget the look of shock and disbelief on Jamal Murray’s face. Forty-five minutes before the Nuggets tipped off against the Houston Rockets, he learned that Kobe Bryant was among nine people killed Sunday in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. Nuggets director of player development John Beckett approached Murray, who didn’t play Sunday but was going through his…

With the Nuggets clinging to a seven-point lead with three minutes remaining in regulation, Brandon Ingram got to one of his sweet spots. He was around 15-feet away from the hoop, positioned on the right wing in the midrange, the same zone where he hurt the Nuggets at times during the Nuggets and Pelicans’ first two meetings of the season.…...

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1. One of the most memorable plays of last season was the Nikola Jokic, Mason Plumlee pick and roll (PnR), a rare combination from two centers. Last night, the Denver Nuggets might’ve stumbled upon a new, equally as rare but perhaps even more sustainable action between Jokic and Jerami Grant. https://youtu.be/eAaonrT_288 It looked like Jokic was sharing a laugh with…...

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Michael Malone was irked following the Nuggets’ disheartening fourth-quarter collapse to the Pacers Sunday about yet another question regarding Michael Porter Jr. after being peppered about Denver’s rookie at every practice, game, and press conference over the last month. But Monday was yet another example of exactly why Denver’s tantalizing rookie has been such a central figure in every postgame discussion, win…...

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In this round table episode recorded at Blake Street Tavern, Adam, Eric, and Harrison lament Denver’s frustrating home loss to the Pacers. Topics include: Sticking with the same starting lineup after the disaster at Golden State Do the Nuggets just lack shooters? The defensive break down in the 4th quarter PJ Composure Haricut Jokic DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE! iTunes link | Stitcher…

Any win down three starters is a great win, and that’s how Sunday’s matchup against the Indiana Pacers was trending through three quarters. But in the fourth the Nuggets faltered. Indiana outscored Denver 41-26 over the final 12 minutes of regulation and the Pacers came all the way back from a double-digit third-quarter deficit to even score at 91-91 with…...

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Michael Porter Jr.’s NBA education is ramping up. His latest lesson? Learning how to play with the Nuggets’ franchise cornerstone. Porter and Nikola Jokić logged just 41 minutes together across the Nuggets’ first 30 games of the season, but since Denver’s 112-100 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans on Dec. 25, Porter has largely been a fixture in the Nuggets’…...

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It was somewhat of a predictable bounce back performance. After an embarrassing loss Saturday at home to the lowly Cavs, the Nuggets looked like a different team 24 hours later against the playoff-bound Clippers. Denver hit its 3s, the Nuggets out-rebounded their opponent, and their defense locked in for key stretches across the second half. It resulted in a 114-104…...

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It took just three and a half minutes for the threat of Nikola Jokic’s three-point shot to bend the Clippers’ defense. Early in the first quarter of the Nuggets’ 114-104 win over the Clippers, Jokic recieved a pass on the right wing from Jamal Murray and slowly went into his shooting motion as Ivica Zubac ran out to contest him…...

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A defining trait of the Nuggets’ 2018-19 campaign was Denver’s fourth-quarter defense. The Nuggets were one of the better defensive teams in the league last season and fielded the NBA’s 10th-best defense overall, but their ability to clamp down over the final 12 minutes of games helped Denver grind out wins when its offense wasn’t operating at peak performance. Statistically,…...

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Nikola Jokic became the 21st player in the NBA this season to score 40 or more points in a game Tuesday against the Atlanta Hawks. Jokic tallied 47 points to go with eight rebounds and five assists in the Nuggets’ 123-115 win. He’s the fifth player (James Harden, Kyrie Irving, Giannis Antetokounmpo, D’Angelo Russell, Trae Young) and the first center…...

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“The List” is a brand new series that serves as a companion piece for the “Notebook” episodes of the Locked on Nuggets podcast and the DNVR Nuggets podcast. In this edition, I share some notes on Nikola Jokic’s career night and Michael Porter Jr.’s continued struggles with the playbook. 1. Paul Millsap has struggled on both ends of the court…...

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Michael Porter Jr.’s high-arching step-back jump shot has always been lethal. It’s Porter’s signature shot that followed him from Columbia, Missouri’s Father Talton Catholic High School, to Nathan Hale in Seattle, then to the University of Missouri, and finally to Denver. It’s an unblockable weapon that’s always been predominantly featured in his arsenal. Porter’s step-back jumper also served as the…...

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Vlatko Čančar has mastered the art of trash talk just three months into his first NBA season. His most frequent target? One of his own teammates and the Nuggets’ best player. At halftime of the Nuggets’ November matchup against the Magic — Denver’s sixth game of the season — Nikola Jokić had just four points on 1 of 5 shooting. He…...

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The Nuggets’ best moment of 2019 was four years in the making. Denver clinched its first playoff berth of the Michael Malone era in Denver’s coach’s fourth season on a Monday night in Boston late last year. A few weeks later the Nuggets won the Northwest Division for the first time since 2010. Nikola Jokic then scored 43 points in…...

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