Nuggets Podcast: Trade deadline possibilities, Nikola Jokic’s rising MVP campaign and the All-Stars coaching up Jamal Murray

In the latest edition of the Nuggets Ink podcast, beat writer Mike Singer and deputy sports editor Matt Schubert reconvene with the NBA trade deadline looming following a successful six-game road trip for the Nuggets. Among the topics discussed:

  • What’s the priority for the Nuggets at the trade deadline? Get a backup big man? Find a long defensive wing? What can executive Tim Connelly do around the margins to improve the prospects of the team? And what can they offer that will bring a worthwhile player back in return?
  • What did we learn about the Nuggets on this recent road trip — one that saw the team go 4-2? Have Zeke Nnaji and Bones Hyland played their way into untouchable status in trade discussions? Is it time to give up on the DeMarcus Cousins experiment? Is Aaron Gordon now one of the bigger bargains in the league?
  • Nikola Jokic just won his third Western Conference Player of the Month award after notching seven triple-doubles in January. Where does the Nuggets big man stand in his quest to repeat as MVP? What must he do to overcome voter fatigue? And how much is his candidacy tied to the team’s playoff seeding?
  • Singer looks back at his story on the All-Stars who reached out to Jamal Murray amid his rehabilitation from ACL surgery. What were the big takeaways from talking to Klay Thompson, Victor Oladipo and Zach Lavine?

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