The Denver Nuggets season is officially underway in San, Diego California.

In this episode of the Pickaxe and Roll podcast, Ryan Blackburn shares his thoughts on Denver Nuggets training camp from afar through the lens of the three rookies suiting up in the NBA for the first time. They might not be in the team’s rotation right now, but what would happen if they were?

Point guard Jalen Pickett, shooting guard/small forward Julian Strawther, and small forward/power forward Hunter Tyson were all selected by the Nuggets to play a role sooner rather than later. Can head coach Michael Malone trust those players to make the right plays? Which rookie is ready to go right now? Which rookie is the best fit?

Could one of Pickett, Strawther, or Tyson play in the playoffs like shooting guard Christian Braun? Ryan shares his thoughts in this segment of the 20 Questions series, previewing the Nuggets NBA title defense for this coming season.

The NBA offseason is almost over! Make sure to stay up with the latest in the world of Denver Nuggets basketball with the Pickaxe and Roll podcast. Catch Blackburn every week on the Mile High Sports podcast network or watch on the MHS YouTube channel for the best local coverage of Colorado sports.

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