It’s been a long time for some and a short time for others, but the 2023-24 NBA season is barely three weeks away.

In this episode of the Pickaxe and Roll podcast, Ryan Blackburn shares his takeaways from Denver Nuggets Media Day. Nuggets president/governor Josh Kroenke spoke, as did general manager Calvin Booth, head coach Michael Malone, and the majority of the Nuggets roster.

As the Nuggets prepare to defend their 2023 NBA championship title, they will face challenges recreating the magic of the previous season. From a new bench, to the loss of Bruce Brown, to other contenders making key upgrades, Ryan shares what the Nuggets said on Monday and what it means for the 2023-24 NBA season.

Can the Nuggets make lightning strike twice and win a second championship in a row? Can Nikola Jokić get even better? Is now the time for Jamal Murray to make his first All-Star appearance? What’s next for Michael Porter Jr., Christian Braun, and Peyton Watson? Ryan goes over all of the questions and answers in this episode before discussing what else happened around the NBA today, including James Harden’s absence from Philadelphia 76ers Media Day.

The NBA offseason is almost over! 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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