After three preseason games, the Denver Nuggets have shown basically all that they need to show.

In the latest episode of the Pickaxe and Roll podcast, Ryan Blackburn introduces his new national podcast “The Alley-Oop with Ryan Blackburn” to the audience and explains what the show will be. None of the Nuggets coverage on Pickaxe and Roll will change, but you should definitely subscribe to the new show anyway!

Then, Ryan breaks down what he saw from the Nuggets in Game 3 of the preseason against the Chicago Bulls last Sunday evening. The three-man game of Jamal Murray, Nikola Jokić, and Aaron Gordon is already strong and looks to be finding its stride earlier in the year this time around. Ryan also discusses the Julian Strawther bench dynamic and how his emergence can make life easier for those around him, especially Christian Braun and Peyton Watson when they aren’t natural scorers.

Finally, Ryan shares what he’s still looking to see from the Nuggets in the final two preseason games, namely the inclusion of Michael Porter Jr. and Christian Braun in at least one game before the regular season begins.

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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