What's concerning so far isn't so much the fact that open shots aren't falling; it's that the types of shots the Nuggets are taking are fundamentally different than they were a year ago.
"It was embellished a little bit, I think," Nuggets coach Michael Malone said afterward.
"The only way we’re going to be a successful team is if we defend and find ways to be a lot better than 29th in defensive efficiency," Michael Malone said.
Nuggets star Nikola Jokic has already overcome long odds. His next challenge? The weight of expectation
"I played good last season," Jokic said. "Whatever. It’s not going to change me just because I had a good season."
Gary Harris thrived with Nikola Jokic as the focal point of the Denver Nuggets offense.
Jokic and Nuggets strength and conditioning coach Steve Hess appear to be hanging out in Serbia.
The Nuggets play the Trail Blazers tonight in a game that has massive playoff implications and the first-ever Jokic-Nurkic battle
Tonight, the two teams will play each other for the first time since the trade, and there's a lot at stake.
Power forward might not be Plumlee's natural position — center is — but he and Jokic have displayed some nice chemistry together like this sequence from Wednesday's win over Cleveland.
The 6-foot-11 Serbian was particularly lethal down low in the Nuggets' 126-113 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night. He scored 10 of his 16 points Wednesday by making post moves.
The Nuggets bounced back from consecutive heartbreaking last-second losses to Houston with a signature win that increased their lead to 1 1/2 games over idle Portland in the race for the final playoff spot in the West.
Will Barton knew the pass was coming as soon as Nikola Jokic picked up the ball.
Jokic had 21 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists in his return to the lineup, and the Nuggets clamped down in the fourth quarter to beat the Boston Celtics 119-99 on Friday night.
Last time we were here I promised to get back to the sexy stuff. You had to know I wouldn't lie to you.
Danilo Gallinari scored 22 points and Wilson Chandler added 20 in the Nuggets' big win over the Bulls.
Everything changed for the Nuggets once Jokic became the starting center in mid-December.
This week's choice is not as flashy, but we chose it because it's a staple of the Nuggets' ridiculous offense. (We promise we'll get back to the sexy stuff soon.)
The Nuggets center was chosen to replace injured 76ers center Joel Embiid in the obstacle-course skills challenge that takes place Saturday.
The Denver Nuggets have won five straight and 13 of the last 17 meetings.
Jokic catches the ball in transition near the free throw line and throws a quick lob to Nurkic, who slams it home.