Are the Denver Nuggets still NBA championship favorites?

In this episode of Pickaxe and Roll, Ryan Blackburn breaks down and assesses the Damian Lillard trade to the Milwaukee Bucks that also sent Jrue Holiday and Deandre Ayton to the Portland Trail Blazers as well as Jusuf Nurkic to the Phoenix Suns.

Ryan provides trade grades and analysis for each aspect of the deal. Are the Bucks the new NBA title favorites? Did the Blazers get enough for Lillard? Did the Suns get any better? What the heck happened to the Miami Heat?

Then, Ryan continues his series of watching the 2022-23 Nuggets playoff run. Today, he helped Nuggets fans re-live the series matchup against the Suns that Denver won in six games. How did the Nuggets get the job done against a vaunted offensive tandem of Devin Booker and Kevin Durant? What did Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokić prove in this playoff series? Which game ended up deciding the series in Denver’s favor?

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