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The Locked on Denver Nuggets podcast is the #1 most highly rated Denver Nuggets podcast on iTunes. With all new, 30-minute episodes every Monday through Friday, the Locked on Denver Nuggets podcast provides a digestible look at the day’s Denver Nuggets news mixed with unique insight and analysis on the players and games.

In this episode, I discuss a few theories about why scoring and offensive efficiency are up to start the 2018-19 season. I also play a clip from an interview with Nikola Jokic that occurred following Sunday’s practice in which Jokic shared why he thinks NBA offenses are so unstoppable so far this season.

In segment two, I talk about the busy week ahead for the Denver Nuggets, with their first divisional game on Saturday, the unique challenge of guarding the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday, and a 2-game road trip against bad Eastern Conference teams in the middle of the week.

Lastly, I look at good and bad trends from the Nuggets through 5 games.