Tagged Nikola Jokic

Toronto Raptors Showcase Importance of Late NBA Draft Picks

As the 2019 NBA Playoffs near its dramatic conclusion, most teams have already set their sights on improving for 2019-20. The NBA draft is coming quickly, and executives are scrambling to identify their top choices. The book on this year’s prospect haul is that it’s woefully uninspiring outside of Zion Williamson. It lacks the depth…

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…

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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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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Give Gary Harris the Credit

The Denver Nuggets snagged a much needed 114-105 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday night. An 0-2 hole heading into San Antonio wouldn’t technically be a death sentence, but it’d be pretty close for a young team that consistently struggled on the road this season. The story of the night was Jamal Murray’s…

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How Denver Nuggets Can Bounce Back in Game 2

Among the top two seeds in each conference, none entered with more question marks than the Denver Nuggets. Just by virtue of their inexperience, there was reason to doubt. But there were also questions about their star, Nikola Jokic. Would he be aggressive? How would he look defensively? (And of course, nobody wants to see the…

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The Ultimate 2019 NBA Playoffs Preview

The NBA Playoffs are sans LeBron James but flush with storylines amid a seemingly wide-open Eastern Conference and a West wondering whether the Warriors will ever wane. Alliteration aside, we asked our crack team of staff writers, contributors and editors about the myriad angles this postseason presents. the west What’s the Golden State Warriors’ weak link…

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How to Win Each Western Conference Series

For those who enjoy watching the chess match between one coach and another, a playoff series provides the opportunity to see it unfold in a way no other league can offer. Coaches have time to adjust, with multiple games in a series and days off to build their scheme. After 82 games, few set plays,…

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