The NBA is trying something new this season, and there’s a fair amount of confusion.

In the newest episode of the Pickaxe and Roll podcast, Ryan Blackburn breaks down the Denver Nuggets 110-89 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves and why the Nuggets, specifically Michael Porter Jr. and Jamal Murray, struggled to score so much. What is it about the T’Wolves that gave the Nuggets offense so much trouble? Will the Nuggets figure out how to combat the T’Wolves defense again when the playoffs roll around?

Then, Ryan goes over the details of the In-Season Tournament and what Nuggets fans need to know, including when the games are, who the Nuggets are playing, and why this matters at all. The Nuggets are in the Western Conference’s Group B of the Group stage, and whoever wins that group among the Nuggets, Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers, and New Orleans Pelicans will advance to the Quarter-Finals.

Will the Nuggets care about the tournament? Will other NBA teams care about the tournament? What are Denver’s chances of winning the whole thing? Ryan shares his thoughts.

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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