Nuggets Rumors & News

  • Nuggets to sign Erick Green to 3-year deal "The Denver Nuggets have reached a contract agreement with point guard Erick Green, as first reported by Nikos Varlas of EuroHoops. The deal will be for three years, per Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski. Green was acquired by the Nuggets at last year's draft, when he was taken No. 46 overall. He..." July 25

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Denver's deal with Erick Green - 46th pick in 2013 Draft - will be three years, league source tells Yahoo. He played in Europe last season.

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    Mark Deeks @MarkDeeksNBA

    Nuggets have signed Jusuf Nurkic.

  • Nuggets will sign point guard Erick Green

    Denver Post "Point guard Erick Green fought through an exhaustive schedule in the last year to prove he belongs on an NBA roster — the Nuggets' roster — and now he's played his way in. Green will sign a contract with the Nuggets, a source confirmed, and will be with the team when training camp starts in the..." July 23

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Ex-Nuggets head coach Jeff Bzdelik is expected to sign a contract to become an assistant coach with the Grizzlies tomorrow, a source said.

  • NBA Union Spent $5.4 Million on Audit of Boss Hunter

    Bloomberg "The National Basketball Association players’ union spent about $5.42 million on the internal audit that resulted in the firing of Executive Director Billy Hunter, according to public records. The union spent $5,421,965 on matters pertaining to what it labeled NBPA Internal Review &..." July 23

  • Report: 76ers, Nuggets, Celtics could be third team in Love trade "The Sporting News reports that teams are "lining up" to try and be the third team in a potential Kevin Love deal, no matter who gets Love. The Nuggets, 76ers, and Boston are mentioned as potential landing spots for extra assets in a Love deal. "When a deal like this takes a long time, there..." July 23

  • Sources: NBA warned touring stars of participating in events in Manila

    Yahoo! Sports "The NBA warned a touring group of its stars that they could face financial fines for participating in clinics in Manila, Philippines, that include short scrimmages and games of "H-O-R-S-E," league sources told Yahoo Sports. Several NBA stars, including Blake Griffin, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard..." July 22

  • Jan Vesely exits NBA historically quickly

    Pro Basketball Talk "Jan Vesely entered the NBA with a kiss. He’s now kissing the league goodbye. After being drafted No. 6 overall by the Wizards in 2011, Vesely has signed in Turkey (hat tip: Ben Standig of CSN Washington). Spending so little time in the NBA after being drafted so high is rare. Unless..." July 22

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    Sportando @sportando

    Jan Vesely is heading to @fenerbahceulker, according to sources. As we reported this afternoon, Fenerbahce was pursuing the Czech forward

  • Afflalo believes Nuggets can win big "Now that's he's back on the Nuggets, Arron Afflalo believes Denver has the makings of a championship club. Afflalo was re-acquired by the Nuggets in a draft-night trade with the Orlando Magic after being traded as part of a four-team 12-player deal in 2012 that helped Dwight Howard go to the..." July 17

  • Adam Silver considering NBA midseason tournament

    SB Nation "The NBA Commissioner met with reporters on Tuesday in Las Vegas to discuss potential changes to the association. Adam Silver had some bold new ideas for the crowd of reporters waiting for him on Tuesday at the Las Vegas Summer League, including one that has several scratching their heads -- a..." July 16

  • NBA seeks a $15 Billion TV rights deal

    The Wall Street Journal "Could there be a better time for the NBA to be looking to negotiate a TV deal? The league just enjoyed a fantastic playoff season, capped off be a marquee Finals matchup. Then its biggest sports star, LeBron James, captivated millions across the globe with his intriguing free agency run that led..." July 15

  • Report: Mike Miller choosing between Cavaliers, Mavericks, Rockets and Nuggets

    Pro Basketball Talk "When LeBron James chose to return home to Cleveland it was assumed that Mike Miller would likely follow him. Remember one of the reasons LeBron was frustrated with Heat ownership is they amnestied Miller (who then was healthy for a full season in Memphis). But so far, Miller has yet to agree to..." July 15

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    Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

    Cavs offer to Miller is for two years and about 5.5 million while Denver offering 3 years and 12 million, source told ESPN.

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    Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard

    While Cavs pursue Mike Miller, Miller is getting close to agreeing to terms with Denver, source says

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    David Pick @IAmDPick

    Jusuf Nurkic has opted-out of contract with Croatian club to join Denver. Buyout spread over two-seasons, I'm told.

  • NBA announces salary cap of $63.065 million

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The NBA announced that the salary cap for the 2014-15 season will be an all-time high of $63.065 million, an increase by 7.5 percent. The tax level for the season will be $76.829 million, an increase of 7.1 percent. The minimum team salary, which is set at 90 percent of the cap, is $56.759..." July 10

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    Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard

    While Cavs pursue Mike Miller, Miller is getting close to agreeing to terms with Denver, source says

  • Mike Miller visiting Nuggets Sunday "ESPN 92.9 in Memphis reports that Grizzlies free agent veteran forward Mike Miller is set to meet with the Denver Nuggets Sunday. Miller has stated publicly he wants to return to the Grizzlies, but the radio outlet reports Memphis is reluctant to provide a longer-term deal for the 34-year-old...." July 06

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    David Pick @IAmDPick

    Nuggets draft pickup Jusuf Nurkic unlikely to join Denver next season, I'm told. Problem is Croatian club buyout, exceeds €1M.

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    Ronald Tillery @CAGrizBeat

    L.A. Clippers, Denver, Houston, OKC and Memphis are teams courting Mike Miller, who says Memphis will have final shot at signing him

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    Alex Kennedy @AlexKennedyNBA

    The Denver Nuggets have considered trading JaVale McGee and/or Wilson Chandler, according to league sources.

  • Afflalo believes Nuggets can compete for title in his return to Denver "The desire to succeed has always coursed through Arron Afflalo’s bloodstream. After missing the playoffs during two seasons in Orlando, the veteran shooting guard is not tempering his expectations as he prepares for his second go-round with the Denver Nuggets. “I’ll be blunt,” Afflalo..." June 28

  • Nuggets' pick Jusuf Nurkic, GM Tim Connelly have high hopes for future

    Denver Post "Four and a half years ago, Jusuf Nurkic was 6-foot-6 at age 15, hanging out in his hometown of Tuzla, Bosnia, and going about the business of being a kid. Then basketball came knocking. What kid that tall isn't a ballplayer? Nurkic was approached about trying basketball. Having already..." June 28

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    With the No. 19 pick in the 2014 #NBADraft, the @chicagobulls select Gary Harris (will be traded to Nuggets).

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    With the No. 16 pick in the 2014 #NBADraft, the @chicagobulls select Jusuf Nurkic (will be traded to Nuggets).

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    With the No. 11 pick in the 2014 #NBADraft, the @denvernuggets select Doug McDermott.

    2014 NBA Draft Day Rumors - Live Blog

    PSD Staff Thursday night's draft should be one of the best in recent memory. But more importantly, the draft day rumors should be flying around all day long with dozens of teams looking to move up into the lottery positions. Buckle up! June 26

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    The Nuggets acquire 16th and 19th picks from Chicago for draft rights to McDermott.

  • Magic trade Arron Afflalo to Nuggets

    Yahoo! Sports "The Orlando Magic have traded guard Arron Afflalo to the Denver Nuggets for guard Evan Fournier and the 56th pick in the 2014 NBA draft, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Afflalo gives the Nuggets a shooting guard they were determined to get through a trade or the draft. The Nuggets had traded..." June 26

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Tremendous traffic for Denver's pick at No. 11. Rivals executives believe GM Tim Connelly in a deal-making mode on it.

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    Sam Amick @sam_amick

    Also, agent Aaron Goodwin says Denver PG Nate Robinson - as he stated in March - will indeed exercise the $2.1 mil player option for '14-15.

  • Nuggets guard Nate Robinson on track for training camp

    Denver Post "The collection of Nuggets at the Pepsi Center during predraft workouts has grown by the session the past two weeks. Thursday, veteran guard Nate Robinson was added to the group. Robinson, rehabbing a torn anterior cruciate ligament, said he is on track to be ready for training camp. He's not..." June 20

  • Nuggets offer Faried, Chandler and to acquire Afflalo to trade for Kevin Love

    Pro Basketball Talk "We told you earlier today that Denver was in on the bidding for Kevin Love, a surprise new entrant in the bidding mix with Golden State, Chicago, Boston and likely a few others. The more interesting part is that the Timberwolves were looking for players, not just picks. What players would..." June 19

  • J.J. Hickson (ACL) eyes return before end of training camp

    Denver Post "If there is a trademark J.J. Hickson look, it's a sweaty one. The Nuggets forward has built a career in the NBA through hard work, and he isn't about to let it slide now during the most important few months of his career. Hickson is working his way back into form after having surgery on the..." June 18

  • Nuggets have three options in NBA draft

    Denver Post "Here's why a trade on the night of the NBA draft makes sense for Denver: If general manager Tim Connelly truly wants to add a piece that makes a real impact at getting the Nuggets back in the playoffs, he won't probably find it with the 11th pick in the first round. Yes, I watched Saturday as..." June 15

  • Bulls targeting draft pick swap with Denver for No. 11 "ESPN reports that the Chicago Bulls are looking to trade their 16th and 19th picks together to the Denver Nuggets to move up to No. 11 and grab a shooter in this month's draft. The Bulls have been trying to move up in the draft to get an elite shooter. Their target has been Denver with an..." June 13

  • Gallinari not yet 100 percent, may not be ready for start of training camp

    Pro Basketball Talk "It seems like a relative eternity since we’ve seen Danilo Gallinari in uniform for the Denver Nuggets, after he suffered a knee injury near the end of the 2013 season that didn’t heal as expected, and required a second surgery in January that kept him sidelined for all 82 games this year. And..." June 11

  • Gallinari on track for camp return; will practice with Italian national team

    Denver Post "Danilo Gallinari's rehabilitation for a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee is going as planned, and the versatile Nuggets forward is on pace to be ready for the team's training camp in the fall. Gallinari is currently in Rome for the NBA's Basketball Without Borders program and..." June 05

  • Ty Lawson out until July with lingering ankle injury

    Denver Post "The left ankle injury that cost Nuggets guard Ty Lawson the last six games of the 2013-14 season has turned out to be worse than originally thought. "I still can't run," Lawson said by phone from Valencia, Spain, for NBA 3X, a 3-on-3 tournament sponsored by the league. "They said it's no..." June 04

  • Durant, LeBron headline 2013-14 All-NBA First Team "The Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant, the 2013-14 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player and winner of four scoring titles in five seasons, highlights the 2013-14 All-NBA First Team. Durant was the lone unanimous selection, appearing on all 125 ballots as a First-Team pick while LeBron James of the..." June 04

  • Chad Ford Big Board 11.0 "While workouts are only a small part of a much bigger draft picture, they offered an up close and personal look at 14 of our top 17 players. That, combined with additional feedback from NBA GMs and scouts, means it's time for Big Board 11.0 of the 2014 NBA draft. 1 Andrew Wiggins COLLEGE:..." June 04

  • Nuggets GM: Gallinari Will be Camp Ready

    Basketball Insiders "But (Nuggets GM Tim) Connelly, though disappointed in the outcome of last season, remains hopeful of regaining a healthy crew, especially with (Danilo) Gallinari. “He looks great,” Connelly said. “If there was any silver lining in the atypical fashion in which we had his knee addressed is both..." May 28

  • Nuggets to make a play for Kevin Love, top pick

    Denver Post "Although Brian Shaw could get a job with the Knicks in a New York minute, he's staying in Denver to coach for the long haul, Nuggets general manager Tim Connelly assured me Thursday. Now, all Connelly has to do is acquire the talent that can return Denver to the playoffs. He has got to think..." May 24

  • Josh Kroenke points to "crucial" next season, return to playoffs for Denver Nuggets

    Denver Post "Nuggets president Josh Kroenke sees his basketball team returning to the playoffs next season without major roster restructuring this summer. "I'll be disappointed if we stay healthy and we're not in the playoffs next year," Kroenke said Friday. "This roster, we're always open for business and..." May 24

  • Nuggets president: Brian Shaw won't coach Knicks

    Yahoo! Sports "After weeks of speculation over New York Knicks president Phil Jackson's intrigue with luring Denver Nuggets coach Brian Shaw to Madison Square Garden, Denver president Josh Kroenke made it clear to Yahoo Sports on Thursday night: It isn't happening. "Brian has said publicly – and privately to..." May 23

  • Phil Jackson prefers Nuggets coach over Fisher: source

    New York Post "Phil Jackson’s first preference in his post-Steve Kerr hunt isn’t Derek Fisher, but rather Brian Shaw, the Nuggets coach who keeps stating he is happy in Denver. According to a source, Jackson, the Knicks president, prefers Shaw over Fisher, but the Nuggets would require the Knicks to pay..." May 22

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    Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes

    Nuggets F JJ Hickson anticipates return date to NBA action falls in January after he recovers from ACL tear, a league source tells @CSNNW.

  • Nuggets coach Brian Shaw says he's not a candidate to coach Knicks

    Denver Post "If the New York Knicks have designs on enticing Nuggets coach Brian Shaw away from Denver, which ESPN reported Thursday, they'll have to look elsewhere. Shaw plans to remain with the Nuggets. "I have a job here in Denver that I'm happy with," Shaw said. "Though the season didn't turn out how..." May 16