After beginning the season with a 17-10 record, the Denver Nuggets are beginning to showcase some trends.

On the latest episode of Weekends with Swipa, Ryan and Swipa discuss the Denver Nuggets loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander buzzer beater and whether it matters that the Nuggets lost another game at home. Chet Holmgren was a wall around the rim. Peyton Watson was great until the foul trouble. Perhaps Oklahoma City is just better than many thought they would be?

They go over statistical trends for the Nuggets season, ask when Denver will reach their next level. From Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray’ reduced efficiency to Joel Embiid making a serious case for another MVP award, the early season trends are very, very telling.

Finally, Ryan and Swipa go over the next week of games with some predictions. Will the Nuggets go 4-0 this week with a three-game road trip? Or will the Nuggets falter before Christmas Day on Monday?

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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