Nuggets Podcast: MPJ’s benching, Nikola Jokic MVP debate and Denver’s recent struggles

In the latest edition of the Nuggets Ink podcast, beat writer Mike Singer and deputy sports editor Matt Schubert reconvene with the Nuggets struggling through a losing streak during the dog days of the NBA schedule. Among the topics discussed:

    • The Nuggets have lost four games in a row, with some concerning trends popping up. What’s the concern level with the team? Are they tired? Bored? Is there a chance they could lose their grip on the top spot in the Western Conference?
    • Michael Porter Jr. was benched at the end of the Nuggets’ home loss to the Brooklyn Nets in favor of Christian Braun. Are we really doing this again? Hasn’t MPJ earned the right to have a bad quarter without there being repercussions?
    • The bench continues to scuffle, with trade deadline additions Reggie Jackson and Thomas Bryant struggling to establish themselves. Do the Nuggets have enough time to incorporate their new pieces? Who will coach Michael Malone trust come playoff time?
    • ESPN commentator Kendrick Perkins had some controversial things to say about Nikola Jokic’s MVP case. What are we to make of his comments? Did he have any valid points?

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    Music: “Follow the Leader” The Trujillo Company

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