The last time the Trail Blazers and Nuggets traded with each other, Denver sent Jusuf Nurkic and a first-round pick to Portland for Mason Plumlee in 2017. Nurkic helped the Trail Blazers down the stretch, and they made the playoffs over the Nuggets. Portland also used the first-rounder to trade up for the promising Zach Collins. Plumlee became a bad contract in Denver.
This might be even worse for the Nuggets.
The NBA posted a few photos of Trail Blazers getting dunked on. The Nuggets tried to pile on with a photo of Jamal Murray appearing to slam over Caleb Swanigan. The big problem: Swanigan stopped Murray – as Portland was eager to show:
At least the Nuggets realized they had to take the L and didn’t make it even worse.