Adam Mares and Matt Moore host the daily podcast Locked on Nuggets part of the Locked on Podcast Network. Adam and Matt delve deep into the Nuggets and the NBA with his unequaled connections. #nuggets #denver #nba
8.14 Locked On Nuggets: The 10 games I have cir...
In this episode, I break down the highs and lows of the schedule and then give the 10 games I have circled on my calendar
8.6 Locked On Nuggets: Breaking down the new Nu...
In this episode, I am joined by Eric Wedum, graphic design expert at Dline Co. Eric has an incredible eye for design and that shows in our 30 minute conversation about the jerseys. He points out so many things that I didn't even notice or think about. ...
8.6 Locked On Nuggets: Mudiay and Malone in Africa
In this episode of the Locked On Nuggets podcast, I share some insight and analysis of Mudiay's performance in the NBA Africa exhibition game as well as talk about his press conference with the Denver media about that trip.
8.3 Locked On Nuggets: Similarities between Nik...
In this hour-long episode, I am joined by Pete from Laker Film Room to discuss the many similarities between Lonzo Ball and Nikola Jokic. Pete is great at talking NBA X's and O's so it was fun to get into the weeds about what makes those two players so...
7.23 The caution and allure of Kyrie Irving
In this episode, I discuss why Kyrie Irving is such a perfect fit on the Nuggets roster in theory, but in practice presents a unique amount of uncertainty. Then I discuss a few trade ideas that would bring him to Denver. Denver has a lot of prospects a...
7/19 Locked On Nuggets: 5 concerns about the ro...
In this episode, I share 5 concerns I have about the roster as it is presently constructed. These are more minor concerns as I feel the roster is pretty solid overall, but if the season is going to be derailed, I think these concerns will likely be at ...
7/18 Locked On Nuggets: Ben Dowsett joins me to...
In this episode I am joined by Ben Dowsett of Basketball Insiders to talk about Trey Lyles and whether or not he is a good reclamation project. We also talk about the present and future of the Nuggets and Jazz, and pick 8 teams to make the playoffs out...
7/14 Locked On Nuggets: Summer League wrapup an...
In this episode, I break down all of the main players on the Nuggets roster and give my evaluation of their skill sets and upside. Players include Malik Beasley, Juancho Hernangomez, Tyler Lydon, Monte Morris, and Torrey Craig
7/11 Locked On Nuggets: A Northwest division ro...
In this episode, I am joined by Dane Moore of Canis Hoopus, Brian Freeman, David MacKay, and Steve Dewald of Blazers edge. We discuss the Northwest division, which teams we secretly root for, and who has the most promising future.
7/8 Locked On Nuggets: Beasley is the go-to guy...
In this episode, Evan Fiala and I recap game one of summer league and wonder if Petr Cornelie will ever play in the NBA.
7/6 Locked On Nuggets: Jae Crowder hopes and th...
In this episode, I discuss my hope that the Nuggets can make a move for Jae Crowder and then turn my focus toward previewing the Nuggets summer league.
7/4 Locked On Nuggets: Danilo Gallinari leaves ...
In this episode I discuss the possibility that Denver is more or less done making moves in free agency and analyze where they stack up in the retooled and reloaded western conference. I then talk about Gallo's departure, his legacy in Denver, and the o...
7/3 Locked On Nuggets: The Nuggets got their gu...
In this episode, I discuss why Paul Millsap is the perfect fit alongside Nikola Jokic and the rest of the Denver Nuggets. I also discuss where the Nuggets go from here and some news and notes from around the league.
6/23 Locked On Nuggets: A draft day disaster in...
In this episode, I share my thoughts on why I thought tonight's draft went very poorly for the Denver Nuggets and why free agency just got a lot more difficult.
6-21 Locked On Nuggets: NBA Draft expert, JZ Ma...
In this episode, I am joined by NBA Draft expert JZ Mazlish to discuss the way to look at NBA draft prospects in terms of what role they are likely to excel at in the NBA. It's a fascinating conversation that uses Lonzo Ball (and Jonathan Isaac) as the...
6-19 Locked On Nuggets: Front office news and t...
In this episode I talk about the promotion of Arturas Karnisovas to general manager and why that should be a very hopeful and encouraging story for the Denver Nuggets. I also talk about the Paul George rumors and what, if anything, Denver should offer.
6-16 Locked On Nuggets: NBA Drat late 1st round...
In this episode, I am joined by Cole Zwicker to talk about some of the late 1st round prospects including Justin Patton, Justin Jackson, TJ Leaf, DJ Wilson, John Collins, Semi Ojeleye, and more. Cole is an NBA draft expert writing for The Stepback and ...
Locked On Nuggets: Chris Paul's fit, the Nugget...
In this episode, I discuss the latest rumors about Chris Paul and what it could mean that he is taking a meeting with the Denver Nuggets. I also discuss the possibility of the Nuggets pivoting and abandoning a slow rebuild in favor of a super-team.
Locked On Nuggets: The future of the NBA and be...
In this episode, I am joined by Dave DuFour to discuss the future of the league as teams try to scheme, assemble, and beat the monster that is Golden State Warriors. It's a long one so here are some timestamps:3:00 How LeBron changed the league and ho...
6/12 Locked On Nuggets: Ryan Blackburn joins to...
In this episode, I am joined by Ryan Blackburn to discuss the NBA Draft. Ryan is one of Denver Stiffs' best NBA draft guys and he shares his perspective on the guys projected to go to Denver at #13 as well as some potential targets that might be availa...
6-9 Locked On Nuggets: Weekend Summit with Jeff...
In this weekend summit edition of the podcast, I am joined by 3 of Denver's best Nuggets bloggers and podcast hosts for a meeting of the mind. Topics include this week's pre-draft workouts, the next evolution of superteam configuration, and predictions...
6-8 Locked On Nuggets: Terrence Ferguson, Nikol...
In this newly remixed and remastered edition of the podcast, I discuss Jokic as the anti-hero the league needs, Terrence Ferguson's workout, and tomorrow's exciting pre-draft pairings.
6-5 Locked On Nuggets: Power Forwards in free a...
In this episode, I go over the available power forwards in free agency and place them in to tiers.
6-1 Locked On Nuggets: A Jokic lovefest and som...
In this episode, I am joined by Dave DuFour who hosts the ON THE NBA podcast with Coach Dave and a frequent contributor on coach Nick's BBallBreakdown podcast. Dave might be higher on Jokic than even I am and that is saying something. He's also very hi...
5-29 Locked On Nuggets: Small Forwards in free ...
In this episode, I examine the small forwards available in free agency and place them in tiers.
Locked On Nuggets: Finch is leaving, workouts a...
In this episode, I discuss the news that Chris Finch is leaving the Nuggets coaching staff, Jokic got some all-NBA votes, and the workouts are starting!
Locked On Nuggets: The bad news and "good" news...
In this episode, I recap the lottery results and share what it means for the Denver Nuggets.
Locked On Nuggets: The lottery and the basketba...
In this episode, I am joined by Matt Moore to discuss the NBA lottery and which teams deserve to win, which teams would be the most interesting with a top 3 pick, and which outcome would be the most hilarious.
Locked On Nuggets: MindRight pro's Jake Rauchbach
In this episode, I am joined by the founder and CEO of MindRight Pro and the high performance coach of Temple University's men's basketball team. We talk about the young players on the Nuggets roster and his program which combines eastern medicine and ...
Locked On Nuggets: Jonathan Isaac and OG Anunob...
In this episode, I am joined by Jonathan Tjarks of TheRinger.com to talk about his recent column about two draft prospects that fit the Denver Nuggets needs to a T.
Locked On Nuggets: The pros and cons of pursuin...
In this episode, I talk about the possibility of adding Kyle Lowry in free agency and what that would mean for Jamal Murray and Emmanuel Mudiay. I also share a few other free agents that pique my interest.
Locked On Nuggets: A few predictions for the Nu...
In this episode, I make a few predictions about the upcoming Nuggets offseason including the future of Gallo and Chandler in Denver, whether or not the Nuggets will trade their pick, and a big name or two that may be on the teams radar.
Locked On Nuggets: 7 biggest failures of the Nu...
In this episode, I highlight the biggest failures of the Nuggets season.
Locked On Nuggets: The seven best successes of ...
In this episode, I share the seven biggest successes of the season.
Locked On Nuggets: A cathartic win to close out...
In this episode, I share my notes on the final game of the season, a win over the Thunder.
Locked On Nuggets: Malik Beasley's time to shin...
In this episode, I share some notes on the loss to the OKC Thunder as well as the win over the Dallas Cowboys/Mavericks. Notes on Gary Harris at point, Jokic's reputation as a whiner, and Malik Beasley's time to shine.
Locked On Nuggets: The 100th episode of the show!
In this 100th episode of the Locked On Nuggets podcast, I share my notes on the win over the Pelicans, Jamal Murray's career night, Mason Plumlee alongside the starters, Kenneth Faried's defense, and how Michael Malone has a balancing act with Emmanuel...
Locked On Nuggets: Nuggets lose an ugly, boring...
In this episode, I break down the Nuggets loss to the Rockets.
Locked On Nuggets: Gary Harris is a star
In this episode, I share my notes on the win over the Pelicans and the continued improvement of Gary Harris.
Locked On Nuggets: Mudiay!!!!! (4-3)
In this episode, I talk about Mudiay's big night and the Nuggets win over the Heat on the road.
Locked On Nuggets: State of the Nuggets, with s...
In this episode of the Locked On Nuggets podcast, I am joined by Nate Duncan, host of the Dunc'd on Basketball Podcast. He shares his notes on the game against Portland, Nikola Jokic's weaknesses, the Nurkic-Plumlee deal, Plumlee's value in restricted ...
Locked On Nuggets: Nurkic strikes back
In this episode, I am joined by Harrison Wind of BSN Nuggets and Dev Johnson of Mile High Sports. We talk about the crushing loss and a very interesting post-game locker room.
Locked On Nuggets: Previewing the biggest game ...
In this episode, I preview the biggest game of the year as the Nuggets head to Portland to take on Jusuf Nurkic and the Trail Blazers. I go over many of the marquee matchups and some of the key factors of the game. Get hyped, Nuggets fans. This is the ...
Locked On Nuggets: Analyzing a brutal loss to t...
In this episode, I recap the brutal loss to the Pelicans at home in front of a loud and rowdy crowd.
Locked On Nuggets: The train keeps on rolling (...
In this episode, I share my notes on the win over the Pacers. The ball movement and passing on this team continues to look impressive night in and night out. Jokic seems to take his matchups with other young centers very personally. He also looks like ...
Locked On Nuggets: One of the best night's of t...
In this episode, I recap an amazing night at Pepsi Center as the Denver Nuggets dismantled the reigning champion, Cleveland Cavaliers. Everything about this game was perfect. The crowd was incredible, Jokic posted up on Lebron, Wilson outplayed the Kin...
Locked On Nuggets: Cavs-Nuggets crossover pod w...
In this episode, I am joined by Chris Manning of the Locked On Cavaliers podcast and we discuss the upcoming game between the Cavs and the Nuggets. We discuss what is going on in the world of both teams.
Locked On Nuggets: coast to coast (3-21)
In this episode, I talk about the soul crushing loss to the Rockets, the Plumlee-Jokic starting lineup, the youngins lineups, and Nelson's last shot.
Locked On Nuggets: It's not dark yet, but it's ...
In this episode, I share my notes on the loss against the Rockets and discuss why the Blazers now have the upper hand in the race for the 8th seed.
Locked On Nuggets: Barton's career-high and the...
In this episode, I recap the win over the Clippers. Will Barton had a career-high and was a huge boost to the Nuggets. Also, Jokic, Plumlee, and Faried are looking like a dynamic frontcourt trio.
Locked On Nuggets: NCAA tourney primer with Sam...
In today's episode, I am joined by Sam Vecenie to discuss the NCAA tournament and players for Nuggets fans to keep an eye on. Sam and I agree that the Nuggets are most likely to target a forward in the draft and being that the Nuggets will likely be se...
Locked On Nuggets: King me (3-12)
In this episode of the Locked On Nuggets podcast, I recap the win over the Kings and talk about the growing chemistry between Gallo and Jokic. I also talk about Murray's growth since moving up in the depth chart.
Locked On Nuggets: Weekend Summit with Matt Moo...
In this weekend summit edition of the podcast, I am joined once again by Matt Moore along with TJ McBride and Daniel Lewis. We discuss the win over the Celtics, the playoff race, and more. I end the podcast by getting the Jokic Flu.
Locked On Nuggets: The upside and downside of m...
In this special edition of the Locked On Nuggets podcast, I am joined by two of the biggest names in Nuggets coverage, Matt Moore from CBS Sports and Christopher Dempsey of Altitude TV and Radio. We recap the loss to the Wizards, some big picture issue...
Locked On Nuggets: Ill Will 3-7-17
In this episode I go over my notes on the win over the Kings and Wilson Chandler's career night.
Locked On Nuggets: Charlotte's interesting adju...
In this episode, I explain the Hornets' interesting adjustment to take away the flow of the Nuggets' offense. Then I deconstruct the controversy that arose in the locker room after the game and the difficult balance between on the record and off the re...
Locked On Nuggets: The ball was popping! (3-2)
In this episode of the Locked On Nuggets podcast, I share my notes on one of the most impressive road wins of the season. The Nuggets offense looked incredible and their defense looked pretty good too. Oh, and Nikola Jokic put up his 2nd straight tripl...
Locked On Nuggets: Joker is back, great team wi...
In this episode, I share my notes on the great Nuggets win over the Bulls in which the team scored 125 behind the third triple double of the month for Nikola Jokic. I also talk about the great play of Gary Harris and Wilson Chandler d'ing up Jimmy Butl...
Locked On Nuggets: A slump, fatigue, and a miss...
In this episode, I share my notes on the Nuggets loss to the Grizzlies, my thoughts on Jokic's slump, and a missed opportunity to put some distance on the 8th seed.
Locked On Nuggets: Weekend Summit with Jeff Mor...
In this Weekend Summit episode of the Locked On Nuggets podcast, I am joined by the always terrific Harrison Wind of BSN Nuggets, The King of Thornton, Jeff Morton of Denver Stiffs and Colorado Sports Guys podcat, and the very funny (and soft spoken) C...
Locked On Nuggets: Anticlimactic (2-24)
In this episode, I discuss the horrible loss to the new look Kings.
Locked On Nuggets: Trade deadline post-mortem (...
In this episode, I share my thoughts on the trade deadline and the moves the Nuggets made and did NOT make.
Locked On Nuggets Podcast: The 11th hour
In this episode, I share the latest breaking news, rumors, and reports on the trade deadline and talk about Mudiay's new role off of the bench.
Locked On Nuggets: Around the team in 30 minute...
In this episode, I take a close look at the stats and performance of the Nuggets over the last month of the season.
Locked On Nuggets: What Boogie in New Orleans m...
In this episode, I discuss Jamal Murray's MVP game in New Orleans, the Pelicans acquiring Boogie and what that means for the 8th seed, and the latest trade buzz around the Nuggets.
Locked On Nuggets: Plumlee's debut and Bogdan's...
In this episode, I am joined for the last time by Bogdan Popa as we recap the disappointing loss to the Timberwolves and Mason Plumlee's Nuggets debut. We also let Bogdan reflect on his experience here in Denver and the warm welcome he received from Ti...
Locked on Nuggets: Plumlee arrives, who else de...
In this episode, I am joined again by Bogdan Popa to talk about Mason Plumlee's arrival in Denver. We also discuss how willing we would be to depart with certain members of the roster.
Locked On Nuggets: Another night to remember 2-...
In this episode, I am joined by my friend Bogdan Popa, one of the biggest Nuggets fans in the world. Bogdan traveled from Romania to see the Denver Nuggets live in person and joins me to share his insight and analysis on one of the most amazing Nuggets...
Locked On Nuggets: The Nuggets got a Plumlee fo...
In this episode, I share my thoughts on the trade that sent Jusuf Nurkic and Memphis's 1st round draft pick to Portland for Mason Plumlee and a 2nd round pick.
Around the 23 minute mark I am joined by Erik Gundersen who shares a scouting report on Plu...
Locked On Nuggets: 2-9-17 Nikola Jokic is bette...
In this episode, I explain why I think Nikola Jokic is better than Kristaps Porzingis and why I think there's a really good chance that he will always be better than Porzingis.
Locked On Nuggets: 2-8-17 Bad Jameer and Barton...
In this episode, I share my thoughts on the loss to the Atlanta Hawks and talk about how Jameer Nelson and Will Barton tend to freeze out Nikola Jokic and stagnate the offense despite putting up solid individual numbers.
Locked On Nuggets: 2-7-17 Mudiay's defensive st...
In this episode, I make the case for bringing Mudiay off of the bench even after he returns from injury and significant;y reducing his role to focus on his defensive struggles.
Locked On Nuggets: 2-6-17 Nuggets defense shows up
In this episode I share my notes on the win over the Dallas Mavericks including an impressive defensive effort, a Will Barton scoring barrage, and the return of Jokic the fouler.
Locked On Nuggets: Weekend Summit with Sean Wal...
In this weekend summit edition of the podcast, I am joined by Sean Walsh of Mile High Sports radio, Aniello Piro of Mile High Sports magazine, and Daniel Lewis of Denver Stiffs. We recap the win over the Bucks, Jokic's triple double, the locker room a...
Locked On Nuggets: 2-2-17 Trade rumors everywhere!
In this groundhog day edition of the podcast, I discuss the loss to the Grizzlies, the defensive focus, and the two HUGE trade rumors that are floating around regarding Wilson Chandler and Emmanuel Mudiay.
Locked On Nuggets: 2-1-17 Nuggets defense is la...
In this episode, I share my notes on the game against the Lakers and talk about just how bad this defense is from top to bottom.
Locked On Nuggets: On relevancy, hope, and bein...
This episode is a big departure from the typical analysis that I do on this show. Instead, I wanted to address the idea that many people in Denver's local radio media have advertised, that the Denver Nuggets are irrelevant. I talk about what it means t...
Locked On Nuggets: 1-29-17 No Joker, no problem
In this episode, I recap the great win over the Suns on the road and share my notes on the game. Jamal Murray stepped up despite some rookie moments and Gallo went full Rooster!
Locked On Nuggets: 1-26-17 Inside the locker ro...
In this episode, I share my notes from the exciting win over the Suns at home and take you inside the locker room after the injury to share with you what I saw and heard.
Locked On Nuggets: Jameer wants an apology
In this episode, I recap the win over the Jazz and apologize to Jameer Nelson for any slander he may have received from Nuggets Nation. I also talk about Darrell Arthur's big game and the importance of the upcoming 3-game series of games.
Locked on Nuggets: A tale of two point guards, ...
In this episode, I recap the loss to the Timberwolves. Jamal Murray shined as a point guard and Jameer Nelson...did not.
Locked On Nuggets: 1-21-17 Weekend Summit Episode
In this weekend Summit edition, I am joined by Jake Marsing of 5280 Sports, TJ McBride of BSN Nuggets, and Jeff Morton of Denver Stiffs and Colorado Sports Guys. We recapped the big win over the Clippers, the surprisingly great crowd, and the race for ...
Locked On Nuggets: Joker just keeps raising the...
In this episode, I recap the entertaining loss to the Spurs. Jokic set a new career high with 35 points and continues to keep setting the bar higher and higher. Mudiay lost the PG battle to a rookie. Juancho showed flashes of his game and potential. Mu...
Locked On Nuggets: Special guest Coach Nick fro...
In this episode, I am joined by coach Nick of BballBreakdown. Nick recently published an excellent video on Nikola Jokic in which he claims Jokic to be the best passing center in the game. He had a lot of great insights into what makes Jokic so special...
Locked On Nuggets: 1-18-17 Will the Thrill Barton!
In this episode, I recap the win over the Lakers, talk about Barton's big night, Jokic's aggressiveness, and Faried's gravity.
Locked On Nuggets: 1-16-17 Mudiay's best game a...
In this episode, I share my notes on the Nuggets win against the Magic. Mudiay had what I thought was his best game as a pro and dropped a career-high 13 assists. Faried was spectacular and even flashed some nice passing. And then Jokic. What more can ...
Locked On Nuggets: Around the team in 30 minutes
In this episode, I go through the entire roster and breakdown how they've played over the last month. Similar to what Nate Duncan and Danny Leroux do on the fantastic Dunc'd On podcast when they do 15 (teams) in 60 minutes. It was a fun podcast with so...
Locked On Nuggets: #MagicJokic in London
In this episode, I recap the exciting game over the Pacers in London in which the Nuggets put up 140 points. I talk about the continued progress of Nikola Jokic and then comment on Faried, who called out the city of Denver in his post game report.
Locked On Nuggets: Basketball analytics with au...
In this episode, I am joined by Andy Glockner, founder of The Cauldron and author of Chasing Perfection. We talk about the state of basketball analytics and how teams use analytics departments. We then focus on the Denver Nuggets and talk about how to ...
Locked On Nuggets: No one person is going to sa...
In this episode, I recap the game against the Spurs. The Nuggets offense was as good as ever but unfortunately, their defense was as bad as ever. I discuss the continued systemic issues on that end of the floor as well as Nurkic's effort, Darrell's imp...
Locked On Nuggets: The Nuggets and Spurs have s...
In this episode, I am joined by Jeff Garcia, host of the Locked On Spurs podcast. The two of us co-host this episode as both the Locked on Nuggets and Locked on Spurs podcast. We preview the game against the Spurs and Nuggets and share our 3 keys to th...
Locked On Nuggets: Free Falling
In this episode, I discuss the Nuggets awful loss to the Kings with a focus on Mudiay's defense, Nurkic's hot streak, and Malone's post game comments.
Locked On Nuggets: Valuable lessons for a young...
In this episode I talk about the game against the Warriors, Nurkic's impact, Barton's continued brilliance, and Malone's rotation. I also talk about the valuable lesson Murray is learning right now.
Locked on Nuggets: Paul Millsap and the Denver ...
In this episode I talk about Paul Millsap and how he would fit in with the Nuggets, what it'd cost to get him in a trade, and whether or not he'd re-sign. I also look ahead to the Warriors game.
Locked on Nuggets: Two steps forward, one step ...
In this episode I am joined by Chad Andrus to discuss the disappointing loss to the 76ers. Chad also shares his thoughts on Malone, Jokic, Mudiay, and Murray.
Locked on Nuggets: The centers of the future, w...
In this episode I am joined by David Naylor of Canis Hoopus to discuss the exciting game, the two young centers, and the future of these two teams.
Locked on Nuggets: Ranking the teams fighting f...
In this episode, I share some notes from today's practice including Malone's thoughts on the current 9-man rotation, Mudiay's defense, and Wilson leaving the bench before the game ended. Then I rank the teams vying for the 8th seed, from least likely t...
Locked On Nuggets: Crisis averted in Los Angeles
In this episode, I share my notes on the team's win over the Clippers including Gallo's foul drawing antics, Mudiay's defense, Jokic's fouls, and Barton's great play.
Locked on Nuggets: Christmas Summit with Dev Jo...
In this podcast, I recap the heartbreaking Nuggets loss to the Hawks with Jeff Morton, Ryan Blackburn, and Dev Johnson
Locked on Nuggets: Reacting to George Karl's qu...
In this episode, I share my thoughts and reactions to George Karl's comments about Carmelo Anthony and Kenyon Martin. I also talk about Will Barton's comments about his desire to stay in Denver.