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It’s time to give out some superlatives for the Nuggets, and not your usual “Most likely to succeed” awards either.

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The 2016-17 season begins in less than a week for the Denver Nuggets, and there is a sense of excitement and anticipation surrounding the young team that hasn’t been there in seasons prior.

It’s like the first day of school kind of a feeling for me - I’ve got new clothes, new classes, you get to see your friends again, the cafeteria serves pizza for lunch and all my mom would let me eat during the summer were sandwiches.

Each year, we’d get a yearbook to help us review the school year, and it was fun for me to see the superlatives. In a major upset, I wasn’t named for any of the superlatives, but thankfully I survived.

For this season, to help introduce the team to fans old and new, here are some superlatives for the current roster.

Most Likely to Ask for a Pony

Nikola Jokic, equestrian enthusiast.

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Most Likely to Have a Great Owen Wilson Impression

Jusuf Nurkic just enjoys him some of the comedic chops of one of America’s greatest actors.

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Most Likely to Have Dora on His iPad

Kenneth Faried loves his daughter, and there are few things more honorable than being a good parent.

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Most Likely to Laugh at a Pee-loton joke

Gallinari enjoys a nice bike ride, and cycling is a more popular sport in Europe than the United States. It’s a natural body function, why is it so funny?

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Most Likely to Order Sofritas at Chipotle

Wilson Chandler recently switched to a vegan diet, and is loving it. Hopefully this season is one where his injury problems will ve-gone. (sees self out)

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Most Likely to Wear Leather Pants

I can’t verify that Emmanuel Mudiay has ever worn leather pants, but I could see him trying them out.

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Most Likely to Drive a Station Wagon

Gary Harris just likes the outdoors, and the versatility the trunk offers helps him have fun in the mountains.

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Most Likely to be Texting Two Girls

Will Barton is a popular guy, nothing wrong with that.

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Most Likely to Be Listening to A Christmas Station on Pandora in October

Biggie. Tupac. Jay Z. Ice Cube. Michael Buble? You know Darrell Arthur has those holiday beats bumping.

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Most Likely to Tell You About the Awesomeness of Tim Hortons

He definitely rolled up the rim.

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Most Likely to Lose in Madden

The Dallas Cowboys, the team he plays with, have never made it to the Super Bowl in his lifetime. But there’s a team in Denver that has - make the switch Malik!

2016 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot
Looks like he plays on “rookie
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Most Likely to Have Seen ‘Space Jam’ When it Was Released in Theaters

Yes, this is kind of an old joke about Jameer Nelson.

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Most Likely to Think ‘Netflix and Chill’ Means Watching Netflix and Chilling

Mike Miller, he’s been around for a while too.

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Most Likely to Let Everyone Know He Can Grow Facial Hair Now

For Juancho Hernangomez, yes, we get it, your beard is growing, we’re all very impressed.

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