Bones Hyland cooks, Bubble Jamal Murray returns and Nikola Jokic’s shot selection – The Denver Post


In the latest edition of the Nuggets Ink podcast, beat writer Mike Singer and deputy sports editor Matt Schubert reconvene after Denver blasted the Spurs to move to 4-0 at Ball Arena. Among the topics discussed:

  • Bones Hyland played his best game of the season coming off the bench against San Antonio on Saturday night. What clicked for the second-year player? Can he keep up his red-hot 3-point shooting? What does his recent play mean for the second unit?
  • Michael Porter Jr. looks healthy and spry playing more than 28 minutes a night. Among the developments: MPJ is thriving alongside Hyland with the second unit. Why has that pairing worked as well as it has? Should the Nuggets consider bringing Porter off the bench as a super sixth man?
  • Jamal Murray finally had a moment on the road in Oklahoma City, including a reverse dunk that helped stem the tide in a game that nearly slipped away from the Nuggets. Are we at the point where Murray will shed the minutes restriction? Is Old Murray already back?
  • The Nuggets’ defensive rating currently stands at 20th in the NBA, well short of the top-five rating head coach Michael Malone is hoping for. What’s gone wrong? What can be improved? How much room is there for growth?
  • Nikola Jokic is averaging a little under 13 shots per game. Cause for concern? Or nothing to see here?

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