It’s been a couple of days, but Pickaxe and Roll is back!

In the newest episode of Pickaxe and Roll, Weekends with Swipa edition, Ryan Blackburn and Swipa discuss the credit head coach Michael Malone deserves. While Nikola Jokić gets the majority of the credit, don’t sleep on what Malone brings to the table.

Ryan and Swipa also discuss the newest Nikola Jokic dominance and how he often guides the Nuggets and whoever’s around him to new heights. They focus on Reggie Jackson improving, as well as the bench being a work in progress without him. Where can Christian Braun and Peyton Watson improve?

Finally, Ryan and Swipa preview Sunday’s game against the Houston Rockets, including a look at Nuggets practice and what to expect from Alperen Sengun, Jalen Green, Dillon Brooks, and others. Hear from Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Nuggets assistant coach David Adelman on what to expect from the Nuggets and Rockets on Sunday.

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.