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The Denver Nuggets Have Some Big Decisions to Make

Tim Connelly’s turning down an offer to rebuild his hometown Washington Wizards is a win for the Denver Nuggets. The president of basketball operations, Connelly has helped build something promising in Denver. But while he’s just made a decision on one career crossroads, another is coming up soon. “Loyalty and patience is such a rarity…

Let’s Squash the Mid-Range Jumpers Debate, Shall We?

All the Denver Nuggets need is one stop to have a chance. The Portland Trail Blazers, on the other hand, need one more score to give themselves some breathing room. It’s amazing the Blazers are even in this game, much less leading. Damian Lillard has been flinging bricks all day, and his Blazers trailed by nearly…

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Paul Millsap is Quietly Killing the Blazers

The Denver Nuggets are one win away from shutting up some haters. It seems odd on the surface to argue the Nuggets are overachieving right now when they were the West’s second-best team with a 54-28 record. A Western Conference Finals berth should be the natural goal for any two-seed. But the Nuggets are a…

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PODCAST: Game 5 Previews for All NBA Second-Round Series

In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) preview all four Game 5s for the second round of the 2019 NBA playoffs. Are the Boston Celtics drawing dead against the Milwaukee Bucks? Do the Houston Rockets have a real shot to topple the Golden State Warriors? How can the…

When Will Denver Nuggets or Portland Trail Blazers Go Small?

Over the course of recent history, the general theme of many NBA playoff series has been to go smaller and smaller. In this offense-first, perimeter-oriented game of the modern NBA, smaller lineups have thrived during both the regular season and playoffs. Coaches are quicker to pull the plug on big men who can’t slide on…

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LeBron-less NBA Playoffs Giving Stars Room To Shine

As fun as it is to slander the Los Angeles Lakers on Twitter (and everywhere, really), their failure to make the NBA Playoffs appeared to be problematic. It wasn’t a big deal in years past while the once-iconic franchise muddles through its darkest days. But this year is different. It marks the first time since…

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Trail Blazers Better Know These Nikola Jokic Plays

Denver Nuggets big man Nikola Jokic is undoubtedly one of the most unique NBA players to guard. He’s such a bully with his size, so crafty with his amazing passing and so unorthodox with his footwork and finishes. His brilliance is as subtle as it is jaw-dropping. We’ve never seen this combination of size and…

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PODCAST: East 2nd-round Preview; Worrying about Warriors?

In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) preview the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs and discuss whether it’s time to be worried about the Golden State Warriors. If Kawhi Leonard shuts down Ben Simmons, how can the Philadelphia 76ers get their offense going? Where will the…