It’s time to talk Denver Nuggets hypotheticals and get mad online!

In the newest episode of the Pickaxe and Roll podcast, Vinny Benedetto of the Denver Gazette joins Ryan Blackburn to discuss the first Denver Nuggets preseason game. They share thoughts about the starters before taking stock in Denver’s bench options to begin the 2023-24 NBA season.

From Christian Braun and Peyton Watson to Zeke Nnaji and Julian Strawther, there’s much to discuss about the Nuggets bench this year. Reggie Jackson struggled a bit in his first game running Denver’s second unit. Strawther flourished, as did Nnaji. Will those two play significant roles this season?

Finally, they share thoughts on the newest ESPN NBA player ranking list and where Jamal Murray, Michael Porter Jr., and Aaron Gordon reside. Should the Nuggets players rank higher or lower? Should rookies be allowed on the list? Why are Karl-Anthony Towns and Rudy Gobert ranked 40 spots apart from each other?

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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