The NBA season is nearly here. Well, at least the preseason is.

In the newest episode of Pickaxe and Roll, Ryan Blackburn shares his thoughts on the Denver Nuggets ahead of their first preseason game of 2023-24 against the Phoenix Suns. The Suns have put together of a new Big 3 in Bradley Beal, Devin Booker, and Kevin Durant. They will be out for revenge against the Nuggets at some point this season.

Ryan goes over some matchups, health questions for Michael Porter Jr., Jamal Murray, and Christian Braun, and discusses what the Nuggets are hoping to accomplish on Tuesday night. Will the Nuggets play their healthy starters? Will they rest anybody? What will Denver’s first bench lineup of the season be?

Ryan outlines his expectations, discusses what the Nuggets are hoping to accomplish, and predicts which lineups the Nuggets will play first. Look for Peyton Watson to factor heavily into the Nuggets game plan, as well as Justin Holiday and Hunter Tyson.

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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