Skip to main content

Christian Braun looks like the trump card the Denver Nuggets were hoping to find in the Draft

After getting Bones Hyland last year, the Nuggets have possibly mined another gem in the 2022 NBA Draft.
Denver Nuggets guard Christian Braun

Christian Braun

Early into his NBA career, Christian Braun is becoming the topic of conversation amongst the Nuggets' faithful, as they thoroughly enjoyed the young players' skills and athleticism in the past few games. Braun, a Kansas Jayhawks product, had won the NCAA title in 2022 before getting picked up by the Nuggets as the 21st overall pick in round 1 of the 2022 NBA Draft.

Brown was very good during the NCAA tournament. With the Jayhawks, he averaged 10.1 points, 1.8 assists, 5 rebounds, and a steal per game while averaging a healthy 28.5 minutes on the court.

Scroll to Continue

Recommended Articles

Nuggets found a gem.

Braun is averaging 41.8% from the field and has been somewhat dominating on the defensive end, as he averages 2.5 rebounds per game. His physical sturdiness allows him to command the ball, provide effective screening on offense, fight for loose balls, and contest for rebounds.

He accentuates his skill levels by shooting well from beyond the arc and making plays count on transition. Braun's connections with some of his teammates this season have been sublime. He boasts of a great reach that helps him guard, collect rebounds, and make easy deuces in a layup move toward the bucket. The fact he has been one of the most successful players defending MVP favorite Luka Doncic tells you everything you need to know about Braun. 

The Nuggets have great depth in their roster.

Denver Nuggets have done some good work with their draft picks. Last year they picked Bones Hyland, and this year, Christian Braun. Hyland is getting more time on the court and is fighting his way through to become a seasoned starter for Denver. Braun, too, looks to have started practicing a similar regime.

Added to the young players and a respectable squad depth, the Nuggets have Murray back this season, and it's pleasing for any franchise to know that they have a great backing to their starters in the form of Braun and Hyland. If the cohesiveness amongst the Nuggets' roster gets back to its earlier self, then they are going to be a force to reckon with in the Western Conference. 

Los Angeles Lakers forward A.C. Green

“You only missed 3 games in 15 years?!” — Byron Scott sits down with ironman A.C. Green

It's been two decades but Byron Scott still can't fathom former teammate A.C. Green's iron man streak.

Milwaukee Bucks head coach George Karl and Anthony Mason

“The huddles were the worst” — Ray Allen on chaotic Milwaukee Bucks with George Karl and Anthony Mason

It didn't take long for Ray Allen to realize bringing in Anthony Mason was a terrible idea

Chicago Bulls guard Michael Jordan

“I can tell you the truth and it won't sound like false modesty” — Michael Jordan on what made him a special basketball player

Tony Robbins asked MJ what made him the greatest player of all time, and he loved Jordan's answer.

Philadelphia 76ers forward P.J. Tucker

“As long as we’re winning, it doesn’t matter” — P.J. Tucker on his lack of shots on the Philadelphia 76ers

Tucker acknowledged the absence of James Harden is impacting his offensive output.

Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley and Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut

“He has zero technical fouls in 15 seasons, that’s amazing” — Andrew Bogut astonished by unbelievable Mike Conley stat

In almost 1000 NBA games, Mike Conley was the ultimate professional and Andrew Bogut is putting the spotlight on that.