Michael Porter Jr.’s star on the rise, Nikola Jokic’s impeccable MVP campaign, guard problems and playoff matchups – The Denver Post
In the latest edition of the Nuggets Ink podcast, Mike Singer and Matt Schubert check in with Denver closing in on one of the top four seeds in the Western Conference playoffs. Among the topics discussed:
- Another week has produced another injury in the Denver backcourt. Why do the Basketball Gods hate the Nuggets? How will this affect rotations going forward? What are potential scenarios for Denver’s backcourt come playoff time?
- How will things shake out in the front court between Paul Millsap, JaMychal Green and JaVale McGee? Are there enough minutes to go around? Which one of those players is sitting come playoff time?
- Speaking of the playoffs, who are the Nuggets hoping to see in the first round between the L.A. Lakers, Dallas Mavericks and Portland Trail Blazers?
- Is Aaron Gordon doing enough offensively? Is it time for him to start asserting himself more on the offensive end of the floor? Or would that take away from him defensive contributions?
- Michael Porter Jr. has taken things up a notch in the wake of Jamal Murray’s season-ending ACL tear. Just how much ceiling does MPJ have left? How much are all of those teams who passed on him in the 2018 NBA draft regretting not snatching him up when they had a chance? Is it possible MPJ will be the Nuggets’ No. 2 option when Murray returns next season?
- Is there any way someone other than Nikola Jokic is named MVP this season? Is the award already in the bag with just two weeks to go in the regular season?
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