In an unfortunate turn of events, the Denver Nuggets are in something of a rut.

In the newest episode of the Pickaxe and Roll Podcast, Ryan Blackburn discusses the Denver Nuggets loss to the Orlando Magic, their fourth loss in six games. Nikola Jokic produced an impressive triple-double and had some deflections on defense, but Denver’s defense as a whole was horrendous, giving up 42 points in the fourth quarter and allowing an Orlando Magic comeback.

The Nuggets are now 1-3 on their road trip, and the only win has come against the Detroit Pistons. Jokic and the Nuggets have been more frustrated with the referees than normal, and tensions appear to be at their highest point this season amid the absence of Jamal Murray. What in the world is going on with the bench? Should there be cause for concern?

Ryan discusses the game and also shares some Thanksgiving thoughts on thankfulness, side dishes, and more.

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.

Take your podcasts on the go when you download the all-new free Mile High Sports Radio mobile app for Apple or Android. Make sure to like, rate and subscribe to each episode, and be sure to follow Ryan across social media @NBABlackburn.