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Wind recaps the Nuggets’ win over the Heat, how Denver rediscovered its early-season defensive prowess for one night, what keyed the Nuggets’ third-quarter spurt and who was the MVP of a much-needed win to break the three-game losing streak. Also, a five-minute conversation with Nuggets rookie Jarred Vanderbilt on getting in basketball shape and what it’s like to work with…

If you flashback to the days leading up to the 2018 trade deadline, you watched a Nuggets team that was straddling the line of playoff contention, bouncing back and forth between the eighth and ninth seeds with a backup point guard dilemma which needed to be addressed. Denver had been hemorrhaging points while Nikola Jokic sat and Emmanuel Mudiay captained…

Six nuggets for the six offensive rebounds Andre Drummond collected in the Nuggets’ 129-103 loss to the Pistons. 1. The Nuggets got outplayed by the Pistons in every facet of Monday’s loss. Detroit outrebounded Denver 52-32. The Pistons made 16 threes to the Nuggets’ nine. Detroit beat Denver to 50-50 balls all night long. Andre Drummond shot 12-14 from the…...

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Nine nuggets for nine Nikola Jokic dimes in a 102-99 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Friday. 1. When Michael Malone was plotting how his team would finish close games this summer, he probably didn’t envision going with a Monte Morris-Jamal Murray-Juancho Hernangomez-Trey Lyles-Mason Plumlee quintet. That’s who was on the floor as the Nuggets hung on against the…...

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One by one, Nuggets players filter off Denver’s second-floor practice gym, hit the showers and get on with their days. It’s Wednesday, the Nuggets’ second of three straight days without a game and a rare break amid a whirlwind first two months of the regular season. Spirits are high, especially when it comes to Monte Morris, Malik Beasley and Mason…...

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Eight nuggets for Denver’s eight-man rotation in a 106-98 loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday. 1. At this rate, the Nuggets are going to hold open tryouts Monday morning to fill out the back end of their rotation. First, Gary Harris went down with a hip injury in Toronto that reportedly could sideline him for three to four weeks.…...

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Nuggets fan should’ve been able to bask in the afterglow of Nikola Jokic’s 35-point triple-double following Saturday’s home opener. Instead, the atmosphere inside Pepsi Center remained gloomy despite Denver’s 119-91 demolition of the Phoenix Suns. Why? The feeling that the Nuggets might have won a battle but lost a war. In the third quarter, Will Barton had to be wheeled…...

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You don’t have to be Red Auerbach’s niece or Don Nelson’s nephew to know what it looks when an NBA player is “feeling it.” You’ve seen the signs before: When a player hits a couple shots in a row and goes to a place where his rhythm can’t be disrupted. When he pulls the trigger with zero hesitation, capitalizing on…...

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Wind breaks down his winners and losers from the Nuggets’ preseason and takes two questions from the Total Beverage Fan Hotline about Denver’s bench and if the recent injuries in the Western Conference changed where he projects the Nuggets to finish. DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE! iTunes link | Stitcher Link | Pocket Casts Link

The Nuggets and backup power forward Trey Lyles did not come to terms on a rookie extension prior to Monday's 4 p.m. MT deadline, meaning the 22-year-old will be a restricted free agent next offseason. Denver will still hold the right to match any offer sheet Lyles signs with another team and retain his services. Lyles became a fixture in the...

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The Denver Nuggets were on the verge of one of their most impressive win of the 2017-18 season, leading the Toronto Raptors by eight points with only 11 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. A victory on the road over the mighty Raptors with just two weeks left in the regular season would have gone a long ways towards a…...

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