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Michael Porter Jr. had one goal entering the summer of 2016: he wanted to be the top-ranked high school recruit in the country. It was a tall task with the likes of Marvin Bagley III, Deandre Ayton and other eventual lottery selections like Mo Bamba, Wendell Carter Jr, and Collin Sexton jockeying for position in the top-10. Porter was firmly…...

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You really thought the Nuggets were over having nights like this. Nights when Denver plays down to its competition. Nights when the Nuggets revert back to the defensive team they were for the first couple years of the Michael Malone era, not the top-10 defense Denver was last season. Nights when the Nuggets fall victim to the the scouting report...

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It’s around 24 hours before the Denver Nuggets host the Memphis Grizzlies and Torrey Craig locks himself in his downtown Denver apartment, whips out his iPhone and bypasses Twitter and Instagram for an app called Just Play. Just Play, developed in late 2014 by two former Division 1 athletes, is Craig’s study guide for the next night’s opponent. Stocked full of video uploaded by Nuggets assistant video coordinator Andrew Munson, Craig goes through key sets, actions and plays the Grizzlies will run against Denver and gets familiar with Mike Conley, Memphis’ lead ball handler and the fourth All-Star caliber point guard he’ll match up against over an eight-game span. Craig locks in on video of Conley and tries to get a…

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