Christopher Dempsey,

Christopher Dempsey

Denver, CO, United States

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Past articles by Christopher:

2017-18 Nuggets Player Breakdown: Nikola Jokić

The Nuggets view, through a Nikola Jokić lens… When Nikola Jokić: - Scored at least 25 points, the Nuggets were 10-6. - Had a double-double, the Nuggets were 27-11. - Had a triple-double, the Nuggets were 9-1. - Had 10 or more assists, the Nuggets were 11-2. - Played 35 or more minutes, the Nuggets were 15-11. - Made 2 or more 3-pointers in a game, the Nuggets were 18-12. → Read More

2017-18 Nuggets Player Breakdown: Darrell Arthur

Darrell Arthur’s evolution from leading solely – or mostly – by example, to finding more instances to be vocal, started in earnest last summer. That was when Arthur, the veteran Nuggets forward, dipped his toe into the world of coaching, hanging around the Nuggets summer league, giving pointers to the young players and getting a clearer view of what it might be like to coach. As it turned out,… → Read More

2017-18 Nuggets Player Breakdown: Wilson Chandler

As the longest-tenured Nugget, Wilson Chandler has a view of the team that no current player, coach or front-office exec not named Josh Kroenke has. He grinned. “I’ve been through a lot with this team,” Chandler said. He has been through three coaches, two general managers and a roster that has no players on it from the time he arrived in Denver via trade in February 2011. He has played in big… → Read More

2017-18 Nuggets Player Breakdown: Devin Harris

By the time February rolled around, the Nuggets knew they were in need of experienced, veteran help at reserve point guard, and Devin Harris arrived via trade in February to help. With 14 years in the NBA, and still playing at a high level, Harris fit the bill. He has so much experience that his career stats take up a full screen, top-to-bottom when scrolling through them on the stats… → Read More

2017-18 Nuggets Player Breakdown: Torrey Craig

Nuggets coach Michael Malone was steadfast all season long when asked if he knew Torrey Craig could really, truly, help. Yes, he said. Every single time. → Read More

Wolves Outlast Nuggets in Overtime, Season Comes to an End

MINNEAPOLIS – In the end, confetti floated down from the Target Center rafters – the most ominous of signs. The Nuggets did their best to dodge it on the way out, but its meaning was inescapable. The season was over. Music blared for the home fans, who lingered after the Timberwolves outlasted the Nuggets 112-106 in overtime on Wednesday night. → Read More

Nuggets Rally Past Portland, Set Up Wednesday Showdown at Minnesota

Succumbing to the pressure of the moment, or any chaotic, adverse situation around them just isn’t the Nuggets style these days. In a six-game winning streak, punctuated by Monday night’s 88-82 win over Portland in a playoff atmosphere at the Pepsi Center, the Nuggets have exhibited the never-say-die resiliency of a prizefighter. Better yet, the never-say-die resiliency of their New York-tough… → Read More

Game Preview: Nuggets Face the Clippers Eyeing Fifth Straight Victory

LOS ANGELES – It is rare that NBA basketball not on a holiday gets played at lunch. Or late lunch. Yet that’s the situation the Nuggets, in a 1:30 p.m. tip-off on Saturday at the Staples Center against the L.A. Clippers, find themselves in. But aside from some game-day routines an early game skews, basketball, Nuggets players say, is basketball. “I used to hoop at 5 a.m. or 10 at night,” said… → Read More

Nuggets Win OT Thriller Over Bucks to Move One Game Out of Playoff Spot

It was simply one of the wildest games you’ll ever see. The Nuggets made it one of the most memorable wins of the season. “I was telling someone after the game, this is the craziest game I’ve ever been a part of, or maybe even watched,” forward Torrey Craig said. “We go up and then they go up on another run, and then we start coming back, their star player gets ejected, we get a steal, hit free… → Read More

Game Preview: Nuggets Look for Victory in Memphis Without Leading Scorer

MEMPHIS – No one said qualifying for the playoffs would be easy. But the degree of difficulty is just that much tougher as the Nuggets start a season-long seven-game road trip in Memphis without the services of their leading scorer, Gary Harris. Harris, the starting shooting guard, who averages 17.7 points per game, is out of the contest as he recovers from a right knee sprain/strain, which he… → Read More

Nuggets Lose Lead in Fourth, Drop 112-103 Decision to the Lakers

LOS ANGELES – Tuesday night’s game was a tale of two halves, and the Nuggets didn’t like the second-half script. The L.A Lakers authored a second half rally, fueled by Kyle Kuzma and Isaiah Thomas, and the Nuggets could not get stops when they needed them in a 112-103 loss at Staples Center. The loss dropped the Nuggets (37-31) to 10th in the Western Conference, a full game behind Utah and San… → Read More

Nuggets Notes: Surprise Move Puts Millsap Back in Starting Lineup

MEMPHIS – In Nuggets’ coach Michael Malone’s mind, the decision to start Paul Millsap in just his second game back from injury after missing three months, was simple. “He’s our starting power forward,” Malone said. “What the (heck) am I waiting for?” And just like that, Millsap was back in as the starting power forward against the Memphis Grizzlies. Originally, Malone said he would ease Millsap… → Read More

Nuggets Hold Off Grizzlies, Collect 10th Road Win

MEMPHIS – The shots get bigger – and Gary Harris seemingly gets less impressed. Hoodie on in the locker room post-game, Harris described the shot that sealed an important 108-104 win over Memphis on Friday night. “I just wanted to get a shot at the rim,” Harris said. “And it went down.” Just as simple as that? “It’s a simple game,” he said. “You either miss it or make it.” → Read More

Nuggets Hold Off Grizzlies, Collect 10th Road Win

MEMPHIS – The shots get bigger – and Gary Harris seemingly gets less impressed. Hoodie on in the locker room post-game, Harris described the shot that sealed an important 108-104 win over Memphis on Friday night. “I just wanted to get a shot at the rim,” Harris said. “And it went down.” Just as simple as that? “It’s a simple game,” he said. “You either miss it or make it.” → Read More

Nuggets Let 19-Point Lead Slip Away in Loss to Clippers

In the end, the Nuggets defense faded away at a most inopportune time. An L.A. Clippers player that logged just one minute of time in the previous nine games had an enormous impact. A 19-point Nuggets lead collapsed. And, as a result of it all, the Nuggets were forced to absorb a stinging 122-120 loss to the Clippers in the midst of a playoff race. They fell out of the top eight in the Western… → Read More

Murray, Jokić Pace Nuggets in Victory Over San Antonio

The coach was so appreciative of his starting point guard’s mere participation, he stole a moment in the postgame locker room to pull him over and tell him so. Jamal Murray didn’t have to play on Tuesday night. His chest hurt. Breathing was difficult at best. He had not practiced the day before or gone through shootaround on Tuesday morning because of it. No one would have questioned a night… → Read More

Game Preview: Nuggets Looking for a Strong Surge into All-Star Break

Teams that win – that truly win – know how valuable the days immediately prior to and after the All-Star break can be. Ground can be gained, or lost, in a blink of an eye. Playoff fortunes can be bolstered or damaged. → Read More

Nuggets Get 'Throwback' Night From Chandler in Victory Over Suns

PHOENIX – Wilson Chandler didn’t have to think long about the question. When was the last time your jumper felt this good? “Last year,” Chandler said. And with that answer, he flashed a smile. This was one of those smiling moments for the veteran, whose jump shot was firmly switched to the ‘on’ position. Chandler had his best game of the season, scoring a season-high 26 points and making all of… → Read More

Game Preview: Defense is Name of the Game in Nuggets Contest at Houston

HOUSTON – If there is anything Nuggets coach Michael Malone respects most about the transformation the Houston Rockets have undergone this season, it’s that those changes almost all resulted in improved defense. It’s no secret Malone loves defense. As he brings his Nuggets into Houston for a game against the 40-13 Rockets on Friday night, he wants his own squad to turn it up on the defensive end. → Read More

Game Preview: Nuggets Want to Avoid Letdown After Golden State Win

It wasn’t very long into the post-game press conference of one of the biggest wins of the Nuggets’ season – Saturday’s victory over Golden State – that coach Michael Malone was looking to the next game, Monday night against Charlotte. “I am proud of our guys, but again, in this league, you can’t come up for air,” Malone said. “You can’t take a break, you can’t relax. You have to stay at it and… → Read More