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Paul Klee

Denver Sports Columnist

Paul Klee is the Denver-based sports columnist for The Gazette, with a focus on the Broncos, Rockies, Nuggets and Avalanche. The addicted fly fisherman grew up in Denver and returned home to join the newspaper's staff in 2012. He credits his chocolate Lab, the Maya Bear, with all of his good column ideas.

Nuggets Trail Blazers Basketball
Portland Trail Blazers forward Noah Vonleh, left, and Denver Nuggets forward Paul Millsap, center, reach for a rebound as Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic watches during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. The Blazers won 99-82. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)
APTOPIX UCLA Players Questioned Trump
UCLA basketball players Cody Riley, left, LiAngelo Ball, right, and Jalen Hill, background center, are surrounded by the media as they leave the Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Los Angeles. The three UCLA basketball players detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting returned home, where they may be disciplined by the school as a result of the international scandal. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Broncos Patriots
During the second quarter Denver Broncos tight end A.J. Derby (83) is stopped short of a first down by New England Patriots cornerback Jonathan Jones (31). The Denver Broncos and New England Patriots played on Sunday Night Football at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium on Sunday, November 12, 2017. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)
Patriots Broncos Football
FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016 file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is sacked by Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller during the second half of the NFL football AFC Championship game between the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots in Denver. The last time Tom Brady visited Denver, the Broncos put a beating on him like he'd never had, hitting him 23 times and forcing him into 29 incompletions, two fourth-down flops and two interceptions. The man at the center of this mayhem was Von Miller. The Patriots play the Broncos on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
Patriots Broncos Football
FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016 file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is sacked by Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller during the second half of the NFL football AFC Championship game between the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots in Denver. The last time Tom Brady visited Denver, the Broncos put a beating on him like he'd never had, hitting him 23 times and forcing him into 29 incompletions, two fourth-down flops and two interceptions. The man at the center of this mayhem was Von Miller. The Patriots play the Broncos on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
MWC Air Force New Mexico Basketball
Air Force head coach Dave Pilipovich talks with officials during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against New Mexico in the first round of the Mountain West Conference tournament Wednesday, March 11, 2015, in Las Vegas. Air Force defeated New Mexico 68-61. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
Broncos Eagles Football
Denver Broncos' Brock Osweiler (17) is hit by Philadelphia Eagles' Derek Barnett (96) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
Broncos Osweiler Football
FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2017, file photo, Denver Broncos quarterbacks Trevor Siemian (13) and Brock Osweiler (17) take the field prior to an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, in Orchard Park, N.Y. Two people familiar with the decision tell The Associated Press that Brock Osweiler has supplanted Trevor Siemian as the Denver Broncos' starting quarterback. Speaking on condition of anonymity because the team hasn't publicly announced the switch, both people confirmed coach Vance Joseph informed his players of the QB switch at a team meeting Wednesday morning, Nov. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes, File)
Broncos Chiefs Football
Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph looks at the score board during the second half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City, Mo., Monday, Oct. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)
Offensive Line Rankings Football
The Gazette's Paul Klee gives his best plays for Week 9 (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)