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Dane Moore NBA Podcast: The Nuggets Model vs. The Timberwolves Model Since Game 82

Minnesota Timberwolves v Denver Nuggets Photo by Bart Young/NBAE via Getty Images

On today’s show, Dane is joined by Adam Mares, who covers the Denver Nuggets for DNVR Sports. Dane and Adam get into the linear progression of the Nuggets since the 2017-18 season compared to the Minnesota Timberwolves volatility. The role of front office continuity, the growth of a Big 3, and the coaching schematics that unleashed Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets.

  • The Timberwolves having seven lead executives since the Nuggets hired Tim Connelly, and the impact of front office continuity
  • The similarities and differences between the trio of Karl-Anthony Towns, D’Angelo Russell and Anthony Edwards compared to the trio of Nikola Jokic, Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr.
  • Chris Finch modeling the Timberwolves defense after what Michael Malone installed in Denver before the Nuggets defense made a leap
  • How Finch helped create the Nuggets offensive identity when he was in Denver, and Adam’s optimism for the impact Finch will have on Towns
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