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The official home for audio programming from Denver Stiffs, SB Nation's community for fans of the Denver Nuggets.

    We stan a skinny cookie monster for MVP | The Denver Stiffs Show

    We stan a skinny cookie monster for MVP | The Denver Stiffs Show

    Host Ryan Blackburn brings on social media director Jena Garcia and senior writer Brandon Ewing, both of Denver Stiffs, to discuss the Denver Nuggets win over the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night. They talk about:

    Nikola Jokić is having an MVP caliber season and it's time to lead the charge

    Jamal Murray struggled shooting but did everything else

    Another (brief) start for Bol Bol

    Will Barton and PJ Dozier doing their thing

    Monte Morris and JaMychal Green leading the bench charge

    All of that and more!
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    • 49 min
    Reacting to the James Harden blockbuster and Nuggets trade ideas with T.J. McBride | The Denver Stiffs Show

    Reacting to the James Harden blockbuster and Nuggets trade ideas with T.J. McBride | The Denver Stiffs Show

    Host Ryan Blackburn brings on T.J. McBride, host of the Rocky Mountain Hoops podcast, to react to the four-team trade centered around James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets.

    What to make of Cleveland and Indiana getting involved

    Did the Houston Rockets get enough of a return?

    What to make of Brooklyn's new Big Three of Harden, Kevin Durant, and Kyrie Irving

    Then, they pivot to Denver Nuggets discussion:

    How does the Harden trade impact the Nuggets?

    What to make of the Michael Porter Jr. situation

    Will the Nuggets make a trade of their own?


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    • 1 hr 7 min
    10-game breakdown, defense is recovering | Nuggets Numbers

    10-game breakdown, defense is recovering | Nuggets Numbers

    Host Ryan Blackburn spends time on the two wins the Denver Nuggets accumulated over the weekend before performing the first 10-game breakdown of the season:

    Were the Nuggets lucky to catch the Philadelphia 76ers with only seven players? (yes)

    Were the Nuggets lucky to play a New York Knicks offense to help stabilize their defense? (yes)

    Did Denver accomplish what they needed to accomplish to get back on track? (yes)

    Then, the 10-game breakdown, with numbers, inferences, concerns, and hope.
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    • 47 min
    A disappointing loss to the Mavericks drops the Nuggets to 3-5 | Nuggets Numbers

    A disappointing loss to the Mavericks drops the Nuggets to 3-5 | Nuggets Numbers

    Host Ryan Blackburn breaks down the Denver Nuggets losing to the Dallas Mavericks in overtime after Nikola Jokić hits a game-tying buzzer beater to get Denver there. He discusses:

    Jokić attempts 31 shots, garners just four assists

    Luka Doncic was excellent, and the Nuggets had nobody to stop him

    Is Denver's defense just plain bad? Is there more behind the struggles to begin the year?

    Ryan also discusses the extended absence of Michael Porter Jr., according to The Athletic, that will prolong Porter's return to action for at least another 10 days.
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    • 33 min
    Back to normal or just getting started? | Nuggets Numbers

    Back to normal or just getting started? | Nuggets Numbers

    Host Ryan Blackburn breaks down the Denver Nuggets win over the Minnesota Timberwolves with 10 notes on the victory:

    Nikola Jokić and Jamal Murray continue to impress

    Nuggets set season high for three-point attempts

    Facundo Campazzo and JaMychal Green made major contributions off the bench

    Then, Ryan delves into the game on Tuesday night against the same T'Wolves team and discusses what's going on with the Nuggets on a macro level with Michael Porter Jr. still out while Gary Harris and Will Barton continue to struggle.
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    • 36 min
    Pickaxe Podcast - Denver Nuggets get back into win column with victory over Minnesota Timberwolves

    Pickaxe Podcast - Denver Nuggets get back into win column with victory over Minnesota Timberwolves

    The Denver Nuggets get back to winning 

    What was different about the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves vs the Sacramento Kings and Phoenix Suns? Is it simply a matte of talent or was there something different about the way the Nuggets approached Sunday’s game?

    What’s the biggest issue facing Denver right now? How can they go about fixing it? Can they go about fixing it at all?

    A very winnable 4 game stretch coming up

    What adjustments do you make considering you are seeing the exact same team back to back?

    Who is a more likely MVP candidate Luka Doncic or Nikola Jokic? Does Dallas have the right roster built around Luka to win at the highest level?

    Are you buying this hot start from the Philadelphia 76ers? Does the fact that both teams have the right players to match the other an advantage or disadvantage for the Nuggets?


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    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

Charlie54327 ,

First timer

First episode listener so not going to give you five stars without earning it. The pod w TJ McBride started out, frankly, where I didn’t really like these two guys... they were discussing whether they knew anything about hoops etc, kinda violated my inner hoops kingdom.
But ya know what... they grew on me. I can’t hold it against two young Turks just cuz I grew up in Beantown with Hondo, Larry Legend and Russell.
By the end of the pod I liked their vibe, what they had to say and look forward to more.
Thanks Young turks!

Sodomaniac ,

Excellent transition year

Losing Adam Mares is a difficult situation for any media outlet, much less a Nuggets media outlet. Ryan Blackburn and Co. have handled the transition as well as anyone could have. Ryan and the staff at Denver Stiffs have built an informative and entertaining podcast network. Nuggets Numbers, Pickaxe Podcast, and the Stiffs Show are all incredible must listens. Other shows like The Dig and Chick n Nuggets are great. Excellent work and I look forward to Ryan’s sophomore season with Stiffs.

Gashawne ,

Not very entertaining

Although informational they sound like they don’t want to make the podcast

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