Nikola Jokić appears ready for the regular season to begin, but are the rest of the Nuggets?

In this episode of the Pickaxe and Roll Podcast, Ryan Blackburn discusses the Denver Nuggets 103-90 win over the Los Angeles Clippers. Nikola Jokić dominated like an MVP should, and the Clippers’ Bones Hyland got some revenge before spraining an ankle late. Ryan discusses some interesting elements of the Nuggets win over a Clippers team without Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, or Russell Westbrook on the floor, including some credit for Zeke Nnaji.

Then, Ryan discusses all of the rotation options once again and where he sees the Nuggets bench on opening night. Michael Porter Jr. and Christian Braun will be back, so will Julian Strawther play? What about Hunter Tyson?

Finally, Ryan discusses some of the contenders around the league like the Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Lakers before deciding whether the Nuggets should be NBA title favorites this season.

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