After the first three games of the season, the Denver Nuggets appear to be the best team in basketball, and it’s not really close.

In the newest episode of the Pickaxe and Roll podcast, Weekends with Swipa edition, Ryan Blackburn and SwipaCam break down the Denver Nuggets 128-95 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder. From Nikola Jokic and his interior dominance, to Jamal Murray and his improved playmaking, to Peyton Watson and Christian Braun showcasing elite tools on the wing, Ryan and Swipa are excited about the present and the future of the Nuggets.

Then, they discuss the rotations from the first three games of the season, from what Nuggets fans expected to what some Nuggets fans didn’t expect. What have the Nuggets done to justify that rotation so far?

Finally, Ryan and Swipa preview next week’s full slate of games, including the first game of the NBA’s In-Season Tournament. With two back-to-backs in the next week, will the Nuggets decide to rest their starters at any points? Will the Nuggets compete well with the likes of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Dallas Mavericks? Ryan and Swipa discuss.

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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