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At times, it plays like the Three Stooges vs. the Lakers. Even when you're already 7 feet tall, growing up is hard to do in the NBA playoffs. Ask Denver centers Kosta Koufos, JaVale McGee and Timofey Mozgov, who are enduring painful lessons.
"They're going to get smacked in the nose," Nuggets general manager Masai Ujiri told me Monday. "But this is one of the reasons why we wanted to get in the playoffs."
Who is Denver's center of the future? Nobody knows.
The three centers don't know. Ujiri doesn't know. All we know: Nene is gone, and he's not coming back.