The Denver Nuggets got Jamal Murray last week. Now, they need him to be great.

On the newest episode of the Pickaxe and Roll Podcast, Weekends with Swipa edition, Ryan Blackburn and Swipa discuss the Denver Nuggets three-game losing streak, including the shooting slump of Nikola Jokic. Nuggets fans aren’t used to seeing Jokic struggle this way, and they debate how concerned fans should actually be about the struggles.

They discuss Jamal Murray’s return and why the Nuggets need his best now more than ever. Could the best regular season version of Jamal Murray be on the way? What about Aaron Gordon and his individual shooting struggles? Could the Nuggets rely a bit more on Peyton Watson?

Finally, they discuss the In-Season Tournament championship winning Los Angeles Lakers before previewing the upcoming week and what’s in store on the Nuggets schedule. Did fans ultimately care about the In-Season Tournament? How many games will the Nuggets win this week?

The 2023-24 NBA season is officially here! 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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