May 27, 2024

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Peyton Watson’s swats might make or break Nuggets’ NBA title defense

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The ears of the Grading The Week staff are still ringing from Wednesday at Ball Arena, when a chorus of screaming Nuggets fans showed on “Fan Appreciation Night” just how much they’ve become Denver’s sixth man. (Sorry, Reggie Jackson.)

Speaking of volume, one of GTW’s new fave Nuggets, wing man Peyton Watson, recorded a career-high six blocks against the Timberwolves off the bench. In his first five games of April, not including Friday night’s visit to San Antonio, the former UCLA star racked up 15 rejections, good for three per tilt. There’s a reason the cool kids refer to him as Payton “Swatson.”

Watson’s block party — A

At this point, we’ve also learned to accept what Nuggs execs and coaches already know: Any offense P-Wat gives you coming off the pine in the…

Sean Keeler

2024-04-13 10:00:59

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