Tuesday, February 18, 2020


Love the One(s) You’re With: Nuggets flop at trade deadline (again)

The Nuggets made their way into the NBA trade deadline headlines (sort of), but the story that followed left a lot to be desired.
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Keita Bates-Diop (31) dribbles in the third quarter against Denver Nuggets guard Will Barton (5) at Target Center.

Grading both trades the Nuggets made prior to the 2019 NBA trade deadline

Without any further delay, here are the grades for the two trades the Denver Nuggets completed before the trade deadline.
Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) reacts after a foul against Utah Jazz guard Joe Ingles (2) (not pictured) during the fourth quarter at Vivint Smart Home Arena.

Good, great & ugly: Nuggets secure most improbable win of 2019-20 NBA season in...

Despite all of that, the Nuggets got their most impressive win in recent memory and with that, here is the good, great and ugly from Denver's win in Utah.



Denver Nuggets forward Juan Hernangomez (41) and guard Malik Beasley (25) embrace during the second half against the Portland Trail Blazers at Pepsi Center.

Nuggets trade Beasley, Hernangomez, Vanderbilt but could more deals be coming?

The Nuggets defeated the Trail Blazers on Tuesday night, but Denver's eighth-straight win was overshadowed by their part in a wild four-team trade.
Denver Nuggets guard Malik Beasley (25) and forward Juancho Hernangomez (41) in the fourth quarter against the Memphis Grizzlies at the Pepsi Center.

Emergency podcast: Nuggets trade Beasley, Hernangomez, Vanderbilt to Minnesota

For the newest episode of the Rocky Mountain Hoops Podcast, T.J. McBride breaks down the Nuggets side of the four-team trade on Tuesday night.
Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) reaches in on Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) as forward Torrey Craig (3) chases from behind in the second half at Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Good, great & awesome: Nuggets put on a defensive clinic in win over Portland

The Nuggets, as a whole, had one of their best defensive games of the season as they handed the Trail Blazers their biggest loss of the year.
Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond (0) and Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) during the opening tip off at Little Caesars Arena.

Good, bad & ugly: Nuggets battle, but fall to Detroit in overtime

Despite battling, the Denver Nuggets fell 128-123 in overtime to the Detroit Pistons and with that, I give you the good, bad and ugly.
Denver Nuggets forward Will Barton (5) dribbles past Milwaukee Bucks Milwaukee Bucks guard Wesley Matthews (9) during the third quarter at Fiserv Forum.

Good, bad & ugly: Nuggets secure most impressive victory of 2019-20 with win over...

The Nuggets won as a team despite their injuries and lack of rest and with that, here is the good, bad and ugly from the Nuggets win over the Bucks.
Denver Nuggets head coach Michael Malone calls out in the second quarter against the Portland Trail Blazers at the Pepsi Center.

Nuggets ‘criminal’ back-to-back concludes what has been a brutal month of January

There may not be a less forgiving two-game stretch for any team on the NBA schedule this season than the back-to-back the Nuggets are currently enduring.
Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. (1) and forward Torrey Craig (3) collide into Utah Jazz forward Georges Niang (31) in the second quarter at the Pepsi Center.

Good, great & awesome: Nuggets rally late to overcome Utah

Here is the good, great and awesome as the Nuggets pull off the 106-100 victory over Utah and slide back into second place in the Western Conference.
Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) and forward Jerami Grant (9) celebrate a score against the Utah Jazz at the Pepsi Center.

Nikola Jokic’s second All-Star selection pales in comparison to his growing leadership skills

Even as Nikola Jokic continues to grow in some areas, the most important development over his first five years of his career has been his willingness to lead the Denver Nuggets vocally.

Denver Sports Betting: Nuggets vs Jazz Betting Preview

Denver Sports Betting is here to provide you with a betting preview of tonight’s Denver Nuggets game versus the Utah Jazz on TNT.
Denver Nuggets guard Gary Harris (14) reacts during the first half against the Memphis Grizzlies at FedExForum.

Good, bad & ugly: Nuggets get manhandled by Grizzlies

After playing no defense for the first three quarters and playing with less energy, the Denver Nuggets lost to the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday night.