As the NBA offseason rages on, Ryan Blackburn is here to spice up your Denver Nuggets content with the most important questions of the impending 2023-24 NBA season.

Beginning with Michael Porter Jr., Ryan kicks off the new series, sharing how MPJ performed returning from a back injury during the 2022-23 NBA season. The Nuggets won a championship, and MPJ was more important to their title chase than many fans realize. Ryan breaks down the statistical numbers Porter produced. He discusses the questions and concerns surrounding MPJ’s game, as well as the hopes for MPJ going forward. He offers career comparisons for Porter, from Peja Stojaković to Danilo Gallinari to (gulps) Chandler Parsons and why every outcome remains possible. Finally, Ryan breaks down the health, contract, and role Porter will likely have during the 2023-24 season.

Will Michael Porter Jr. be happy as the third option on a championship contending Nuggets for the foreseeable future? Does he still have interest expanding his game? Can he do that on the Nuggets? Ryan discusses all pathways.

The NBA offseason is 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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