Sometimes, it’s all about opportunity. Sometimes, it’s all about perseverance. For Michael Porter Jr. this weekend, it was a little bit of both.

On the latest episode of Weekends with Swipa, the live weekend show of the Pickaxe and Roll podcast, Ryan and Swipa discuss Nikola Jokic, Michael Porter Jr. finding his groove, the injury to Jamal Murray, and more from the 6-1 Denver Nuggets.

Who steps up for the Nuggets in place of Jamal Murray? It was released on Sunday that Murray has a right hamstring strain and is out for Monday’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans. How will the Nuggets survive the injury? Who starts at point guard? How are the rotations affected as a result?

Ryan and Swipa also tackle some other important questions, like why is Michael Porter Jr. a Scottie Pippen clone all of a sudden? Is this the best version of Jokić that we’ve ever seen? What should Nuggets fans expect next week against the New Orleans Pelicans, Golden State Warriors, and Houston Rockets? All that and more on the newest episode.

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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