The Denver Nuggets are officially 25% of the way through the 2023-24 NBA regular season.

In the newest episode of the Pickaxe and Roll Podcast, Ryan Blackburn discusses the first quarter of the Denver Nuggets season and hands out grades for all of the rotation players, Michael Malone, and Calvin Booth.

Which players (or coaches/executives) outperformed expectations so far? Who’s still getting into the flow of the season? Were there any failing grades handed out? What did Nikola Jokic receive for an unprecedented season? Can Jamal Murray receive a failing grade for getting injured, or is that unfair to the Nuggets star?

Ryan grades Nikola Jokic, Jamal Murray, Aaron Gordon, and other Nuggets. Then, Ryan discusses Murray’s impending return to the rotation and the In-Season Tournament bracket results. The In-Season Tournament has been a great success so far, and Nuggets fans may be feeling a bit of ‘FOMO’ while watching other teams compete at a high level.

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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