Another week, another episode of the Pickaxe and Roll podcast.

Ryan Blackburn reacts to the news of Denver Nuggets forward Vlatko Čančar suffering a torn ACL while playing for Slovenia in preparation for the FIBA World Cup later this month. The Nuggets will miss Čančar’s contributions off the bench and the versatility he provides at power forward. Ryan discusses various solutions to Vlatko’s absence and how the Nuggets can survive without the Slovenian forward.

Then, Ryan ranks the top 10 shooting guards in the NBA today, ranging from Phoenix Suns superstar Devin Booker and Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star Donovan Mitchell to the Philadelphia 76ers (???) James Harden and $300 million man Jaylen Brown. Which stars deserve to be at the top? Which surprising names were left off the list? Will Nuggets 3&D wing Kentavious Caldwell-Pope make the list? What about young guards like Houston Rockets prospect Jalen Green, Los Angeles Lakers wing Austin Reaves, or Portland Trail Blazers spark plug Anfernee Simons?

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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