Look, fam, the Nuggets have nestled in nicely as the two seed, but the real season starts Friday night. With one of the NBA’s toughest schedules to close out the year, the Nuggets have their work cut out for them. Can they topple the Lakers for the one seed? Do they need to make changes to their rotation to better address matchup disadvantages? Is Malone principled or stubborn?

It’s all here, right now, in this week’s episode of The Dig. Additional highlights: Jeremy’s Freudian metaphor, the playoff narrative we would least like to see play out due to seedings, and Nick throwing shade at Jazz fans. What more have you ever wanted from a podcast?

The Dig is a weekly-ish Denver Nuggets podcast by Nick Hertzog and Jeremy Poley that attempts to put its finger on the pulse of the most dominant narrative each week. It all started when Jeremy and Nick became friends in middle school, but now that coronavirus is here, the end is nigh. Enjoy basketball while you still can.

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