Today, the Denver Nuggets held the first media availability for their three draft picks — Christian Braun, Peyton Watson, and Ismael Kamagate. It was the first time the media got to talk to the rookies as Denver Nuggets. On draft night, the Nuggets’ front office talked a lot about how this was a defensive minded draft. You can tell the sort of prospects they were looking for were hard nosed defenders. Ismael Kamagate was French league LNB Pro A’s defensive player of the year. In large part due to his shot blocking and rim protection, but also by being a mobile big who has switch ability to his game. Christian Braun was a defensive stopped for the 2022 National Champions, the Kansas Jayhawks. Peyton Watson is a project, but has all the tools necessary to be an All-Defensive sort of player.