Denver Nuggets: Michael Porter Jr. says he’s 100 percent healthy

Michael Porter Jr. (Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports)
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All hands appear to be on deck when the Denver Nuggets begin preparing for the 2022-23 NBA season. 

Heading into this new season, the expectations will be at an all-time high for the Denver Nuggets. Whether they are willing to admit it or not, this is somewhat of a make-or-break season for a team that has been inching closer and closer to breaking through in the Western Conference.

The Nuggets are coming off somewhat of a down season, though much of that was due to the injuries of Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr. However, this season, the expectation is that with a healthy roster, there won’t be much standing in the way of a deep run for the Nuggets.

And it’s looking more and more like a healthy roster is exactly what they’re going to have heading into the season, with MPJ saying he’s 100 percent and ready to go.

Even though he didn’t play during the latter portion of the season, Muray was also cleared after ACL surgery a couple of months ago. At least for now, it appears that the Nuggets will be heading into the new season with all hands on deck.

It’ll be interesting to see what this team looks like as a fully healthy version. It’s been more than a year since the last time the Nuggets were fully healthy.

And if Nikola Jokic continues to play at an MVP level and assuming Murray and MPJ look somewhat similar to their previous versions of themselves, there’s no question that the Nuggets could emerge as a dark horse threat in the Western Conference this season.

They may not have as sexy of names as some of the other contenders do in the conference, but they have the talent to play at an extremely high level, no matter who is lined up against them on the other end of the floor.

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The Nuggets finally appear to be healthy. This is a huge year for this current core.