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Denver Nuggets Missing Coach, Key Player Tonight vs. Suns

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The Denver Nuggets will be without coach Michael Malone and at least one key player in their preseason opener against the Suns tonight.

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It was just announced this morning that Malone’s father, Brendan, passed away at the age of 81 this morning. Malone is not with the team and assistant coach David Adelman will take over head coaching duties.

Michael Porter Jr. is out tonight due to a left ankle sprain for the defending champs. Jamal Murray is questionable with a right hamstring injury and Christian Braun is questionable with a left calf contusion.

The Suns will be without Devin Booker, Kevin Durant, Bradley Beal, Jordan Goodwin, Ish Wainright and Damion Lee.

Tip-off is slated for 7:00 p.m. MST tonight at Footprint Center.

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Brendan Mau is a senior writer covering the Phoenix Suns and more for Burn City Sports. You can follow him on X via @Brendan_Mau

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