On today’s edition of the Premium Hoops podcast, Mark and Nate are joined by Harrison Wind of DNVR to discuss the future of the Denver Nuggets. After making theire first Western Conference Finals since 2009, the Nuggets have many question marks leading into next season. What will the Nuggets do regarding the free agency of Jerami Grant and Paul Millsap? How will Will Barton fit in after missing the Bubble? Can Murray and Jokic continue to build off this stretch of excellence?
First, breaking down the awesome run by Denver to reach the Conference Finals after going down 3-1 in the first round. The Nikola Jokic & Jamal Murray two man game reigned supreme. After falling to the Lakers, what’s the next step for a team that doesn’t skip them?
Will Barton missed the bubble due to injury, what’s his role with Denver moving forward?
Down to the Utah Jazz, Gary Harris returned to bolster Denver’s defense. However, he struggled offensively particularly against the Lakers. This highlights a steep drop in his offensive ability over the past few years. Will the Nuggets look to move on from Harris, or move forward with him?
In the frontcourt, Jerami Grant solidified his ability as a do it all defender and floor spacer. He’s going to be one of the top free agents this off-season; the Nuggets are going to have to pay up. Michael Porter Jr. impressed in the playoffs anbd played through rookie mistakes. His impending stardom is undeniable. Paul Millsap, the veteran presence in Denver, saw a drop in play during the bubble. How will the Denver Nuggets look to address Millsap’s future with the team?
We also discuss ultimate long boy, Bol Bol and much more!
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