The first two official practices of the season happened this week. After the Nuggets first preseason game the team came back home from Calgary with some interesting thoughts from lineups they chose to play in that game, and questions about Gary Harris‘ health.

First, Jusuf Nurkic talks about playing in the fabled “Jurkic” lineup with fellow Balkan Nikola Jokic. How natural it was to play with the Serbian and how comfortable they were together. Additionally Nurkic addressed his defense and his transition with weight loss from last season and hopefully more energy going forward into the regular season.

Michael Malone talks about his thoughts on the Jurkic lineup, as well as his thoughts on Jusuf Nurkic. Malone makes note of Nurkic’s improved conditioning and says that Nurkic and Jokic play “Balkan Buddy Ball”.

Finally, from today, Malone talks about Gary Harris' groin strain and the fact that the third year guard will be out for a couple weeks of the preseason.