Nuggets Rumors & News

  • Joe Johnson puts thrilling cap on debut of Nets’ big hope

    New York Post "The Nets have a poor record, terrible attendance and the worst TV ratings, but at least Brooklyn gave its fans at least a little reason to hope Monday, thanks to youngsters Chris McCullough and Markel Brown and old head Joe Johnson. McCullough made his long-awaited debut, and Brown continued..." February 09

  • How Spike Lee, the NBA commissioner and ESPN took a stand on gun violence

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "In late October, the film director Spike Lee visited the National Basketball Association's Manhattan headquarters to discuss a bold idea. He had, for months, wanted to produce a commercial that would denounce gun violence in America. It is perhaps the most polarizing subject in the country, but..." February 09

  • Emmanuel Mudiay's fourth quarter puts Knicks defense to shame in Nuggets win

    Denver Post "The Nuggets have insisted the meter is pointed up. Their 101-96 win over the Knicks on Sunday afternoon gave real evidence to back those claims up. Real victories are slowly replacing moral victories. The Nuggets are 9-8 in their last 17 games, and there are many reasons why. On Sunday,..." February 08

  • Nuggets rally from 16-point deficit in fourth quarter to defeat Bulls

    Denver Post "For a while, it seemed all of the good fortune in the world couldn't save the Nuggets from their fiercest enemy. Themselves. But then, they created their own fortune, storming back in an electric fourth quarter to stun the Bulls 115-110 on Friday night at the Pepsi Center. The Nuggets, who..." February 06

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    Mitch Lawrence @Mitch_Lawrence

    The Clippers have talked to the Nuggets about trading Blake Griffin to Denver, per NBA sources.

  • Silver says changes coming to Hack-A-Shaq rule

    USA Today "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s evolving opinion of Hack-A-Player indicates there may be changes to the increasingly practiced and increasingly reviled strategy. After months of media debate, putrid foul shooting, lengthy games and fan discontent, Silver told USA TODAY Sports in an NBA A to Z..." February 05

  • NBA All-Star Saturday Night: LaVine, Curry back to defend their titles

    CBS Sports "The NBA announced its All-Star Weekend participants Thursday, including who will compete in the Slam Dunk Contest, the 3-Point Shootout and the skills competition. Slam Dunk Defending champion Zach LaVine leads the field after last year's electrifying performance. His challengers include..." February 05

  • Streaking Jazz win fourth in a row, beating Nuggets 85-81

    Salt Lake Tribune "The Utah Jazz made five of the 22 3-point shots they attempted on Wednesday night, shot 44 percent from the field, missed six free throws, were outrebounded and had as many turnovers as assists. And yet, they still defeated the Denver Nuggets 85-81. With stats like those, Utah's fourth..." February 04

  • Mannix: Nuggets continues to turn down Celtics offer for Danilo Gallinari

    CSN New England "Chris Mannix, Celtics sideline reporter and Yahoo NBA Insider, talks with Toucher & Rich about Boston's attempt to trade for Nuggets' forward Danilo Gallinari. " February 04

  • Report: LaVine, Drummond, Barton, Gordon to participate in Slam Dunk Contest

    The Score "Minnesota Timberwolves high-flyer Zach LaVine will reportedly be in Toronto for NBA All-Star Weekend to defend his Slam Dunk Contest win from a year ago. The 20-year-old guard will be facing some stiff competition, though, with Andre Drummond of the Detroit Pistons, Will Barton of the Denver..." February 04

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    Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes

    Denver Nuggets G Will Barton has been invited to compete in Slam Dunk Contest, league source informed @clevelanddotcom. Well deserved honor.

  • Houston, Denver give Brooklyn Nets permission to interview Rosas, Karnisovas

    Nets Daily "The Nets have sought and received permission to interview Gersson Rosas and Arturas Karnisovas, the No. 2's in the Rockets and Nuggets front offices, for the vacant GM job in Brooklyn. Both men have been identified as serious candidates for the job vacated by Billy King last month. Calvin..." February 03

  • Sean Kilpatrick to be released by Denver Nuggets

    Denver Stiffs "Michael Malone's comments last night put the writing on the wall for Sean Kilpatrick. According to reports,the Nuggets will not be retaining Kilpatrick and Malone stated "I hope in the future that we'll have a chance to work with Sean again." Sean himself seemed to cryptically be giving hints..." February 02

  • Nikola Jokic stars in Nuggets' blowout win over Toronto

    Denver Post "Of all the things that have impressed Nuggets coach Michael Malone about rookie center Nikola Jokic this season, it may be the Serbian big man's ability to fuel offensive movement that has stood out the most. "I trust him 100 percent with the ball in his hands," Malone said of Jokic before the..." February 02

  • NBA 2K basketball video game sued over use of player tattoos

    New York Daily News "The makers of hit video game series NBA 2K have been slapped with a copyright infringement lawsuit for using images of several NBA players’ body art — including four of LeBron James’ tattoos — without permission. Solid Oak Sketches claims Take-Two Interactive Software has used eight of its..." February 02

  • Jameer Nelson Suffers Injury Setback

    Denver Stiffs "According to Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post, Denver Nuggets back up point guard Jameer Nelson has suffered a setback with his wrist injury and is unlikely to play tonight against the Toronto Raptors. Dempsey did not state what the timetable will be for Nelson's return. Initially feared to be..." February 01

  • How players are controlling their own media and what it means for the NBA

    CBS Sports "During an otherwise inconsequential regular season game in March 2009, then-Milwaukee Bucks forward Charlie Villanueva did something unusual. He posted the following tweet from the locker room at halftime. The ensuing media coverage of this apparent indiscretion is pure comedy when you read..." February 01

  • Ellis fuels Pacers past Nuggets in overtime

    Indianapolis Star "Just as the youngest player on the roster — Myles Turner — has emerged for the Indiana Pacers, Monta Ellis reminded everyone Saturday night that the veteran can still get it done. Ellis sparkled in a high-paced contest against the Denver Nuggets, scoring a season-high 32 points and grabbing..." January 31

  • Danilo Gallinari leads Nuggets past Wizards on the road

    Denver Post "A few of the Nuggets' best performances this season have come in the second game of a back-to-back set. The win at Toronto on Dec. 3. The win at Minnesota on Dec. 15. And the win at Phoenix on Dec. 23. The Nuggets got back to that Thursday night. "There was a sense of urgency," coach Michael..." January 29

  • All-Star Reserves Announced

    NBA.com "Millions of fan votes decided who the starters would be for the 65th NBA All-Star Game next month in Toronto. Only 12 to 14 were required, from coaches around the league, were required to decide the 14 other players who would fill out the rosters for the Eastern and Western Conference..." January 29

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    Brad Turner @BA_Turner

    East All Star reserves: Jimmy Butler, DeMar DeRozan, Paul Millsap, Andre Drummond, Chris Bosh, John Wall, Isaiah Thomas

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Western Conference reserves: Draymond Green, James Harden, Chris Paul, Klay Thompson, Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins, Aldridge. No Dirk.

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    Chris Dempsey @dempseypost

    Joffrey Lauvergne (toe) is OUT of tonight's game vs. Washington. Everyone else, Malone said, is in. #Nuggets

  • Bradley's red-hot half leads C's to 111-103 win

    CSN New England "Aside from Avery Bradley’s red-hot shooting in the first half, there wasn’t anything exceptional about the Boston Celtics’ play against the Denver Nuggets. It was a workmanlike, get-er-done kind of game that ended with the Celtics coming out on top 111-103 This was the kind of game that..." January 28

  • NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to reevaluate fan voting for All-Star Game

    USA Today "Since NBA Commissioner Adam Silver officially took over for David Stern during All-Star weekend nearly two years ago, his willingness to consider any and all changes that would improve the league has been one of the hallmarks of his tenure. That ideology, it appears, will apply to the All-Star..." January 28

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    Chris Dempsey @dempseypost

    #Nuggets C Joffrey Lauvergne (toe) is questionable for the game tonight against Boston.

  • Denver Nuggets fall to Atlanta Hawks to end homestand

    Denver Post "The Nuggets giveth, and the Nuggets taketh away. Saturday's game had the good stuff: late-game execution to pull out a victory over the Detroit Pistons. Monday night's contest displayed the frustrating reality of an inconsistent team doing inconsistent things. The Nuggets lost to the Atlanta..." January 26

  • Nuggets’ Kenneth Faried day-to-day with groin injury

    Denver Post "Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried sat out of Saturday’s win over Detroit with left adductor (groin) soreness. He is officially day-to-day, but says the injury does feel significant to him. “Yeah, it does,” Faried said. “When something doesn’t enable me to run and jump and do what I do, then it’s a..." January 24

  • Denver Nuggets beat Pistons 104-101

    Denver Post "There are things not associated with young, learning basketball teams, and coming through in the clutch is near the top of the list. Yet executing at winning time has largely not been a problem for the young Nuggets this season. Not by a long shot. When the games get close, the Nuggets have..." January 24

  • Joffrey Lauvergne must wait for his bright future with the Nuggets

    Denver Post "Sitting and waiting isn't ideal, but second-year Nuggets big man Joffrey Lauvergne has been assured there are brighter days ahead. Lauvergne has seen a steep decline in his playing time at center now that Jusuf Nurkic is back in the rotation. Nikola Jokic, a rookie, also is getting more playing..." January 24

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    Denver Nuggets @nuggets

    We've signed Sean Kilpatrick to a second 10-day contract! #Nuggets pic.twitter.com/cDnqAdsYfP

  • Griz escape Denver with 102-101 victory

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "For the first 12 minutes, the Grizzlies played near infallible basketball. They made seven straight shots to start the game and tossed in 37 first-quarter points on 12-of-15 shooting while playing oppressive defense against the Denver Nuggets. Predictably, the Griz weren't nearly as..." January 22

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    Sporting News NBA @sn_nba

    Eastern Conference All-Star Game Starters: G: K. Lowry G: D. Wade F: L. James F: P. George F: C. Anthony

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    ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

    Western Conference All-Star Starters: Stephen Curry (GSW) Russell Westbrook (OKC) Kobe Bryant (LAL) Kawhi Leonard (SAS) Kevin Durant (OKC)

  • This simple rule change will end the intentional fouling epidemic in the NBA

    SB Nation "On Wednesday, the Rockets intentionally fouled Andre Drummond 12 times in a row to start the third quarter. This included intentionally putting the Pistons into the bonus using an end-of-the-bench player for the first five fouls. This is not basketball. While intentional fouling is only an..." January 21

  • The Big Shorts: An era in basketball fashion is coming to an end

    Washington Post "Jerry West, the model for the logo of the National Basketball Association, wore basketball shorts the length of loincloths. Michael Jordan inspired a major alteration when he appealed for a longer and baggier cut. Then a group of freshmen at the University of Michigan known as the “Fab Five”..." January 21

  • Adam Silver Says NBA Will Explore the Idea of Weekday Morning Games

    Complex "Imagine a world where you have a day off from work, wake up a little later than usual, grab a bowl of cereal, turn on the TV and watch a live NBA game. Sounds too good to be true? It could become a reality. It's an interesting approach by NBA commissioner Adam Silver, but do the positives..." January 21

  • Kostas Papanikolaou reportedly signing with Olympiacos a multi-year contract

    Sportando "Kostas Papanikolaou is returning to Olympiacos. The Greek forward will sign a contract till June 2019 with the Reds." January 20

  • Thunder groups together to scratch out road win against Denver Nuggets

    The Oklahoman "The Nuggets' mascot took off with a vendor's cotton candy and threw all of it into the crowd, a pink and blue free-for-all for the Pepsi Center fans. At the same time, Kevin Durant came up with a steal and was on the fast break. Durant was racing toward the same end where the mascot was giving..." January 20

  • Forbes: Knicks, worth $3 billion, pass Lakers as NBA’s most valuable team

    Pro Basketball Talk "Five years ago, Forbes named the Knicks the NBA’s most valuable team, appraising them at $655 million. Now, that would barely top the last-place Pelicans. Forbes released its latest valuations of NBA teams today, and the Knicks ($3 billion) overtook the Lakers ($2.7 billion) for the top..." January 20

  • Stephen Curry No. 1 On Jersey Sales List, Kristaps Porzingis No. 4

    Real GM Basketball "Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors retained top honors on the NBA’s Most Popular Jersey and Team Merchandise lists. Results are based on NBAStore.com sales from October 2015 through December 2015 and reflect a record-breaking holiday shopping season. NBAStore.com had its largest Black..." January 20

  • Nuggets Shop J.J. Hickson

    Hoops Rumors "The Nuggets are actively in pursuit of trades that would send out J.J. Hickson, reports Marc Stein of ESPN.com (Twitter links). Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders reported last month that Denver was said to be making the power forward available. Hickson is pulling down nearly $5.614MM this season..." January 20

  • Sources: Nuggets GM Tim Connelly agrees to multi-year extension

    Yahoo! Sports "Denver Nuggets general manager Tim Connelly has reached agreement on a multi-year contract extension, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Connelly and his staff have earned the confidence of Denver president Josh Kroenke as they work together on reshaping the franchise’s roster and direction..." January 20

  • Could the Nuggets be moved out of Denver?

    Denver Stiffs "Ever since the NFL announced last week that the St. Louis Rams would be moving (back) to Los Angeles, many fans of the Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche have been asking me: could our teams be moved some day, too? It's a fair question considering that all three teams are ostensibly owned by..." January 19

  • Nuggets outshoot Pacers, move to 3-1 on homestand

    Denver Post "Their homestand goals still firmly attainable, the Nuggets went about the work of putting Friday's disappointment behind them and focusing on the Indiana Pacers. And they got back on track. Their defense took the night off, but their offense didn't. And, for that matter, neither did..." January 18

  • USA Basketball Announces 30 Finalists For 2016 U.S. Olympic Men’s Team

    USA Basketball "Three-time Olympic medalists Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks) and LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers) headline the list of 30 finalists today named for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Team by USA Basketball. The player selections were approved by the USA Basketball Board of Directors. The..." January 18

  • Behind Hassan Whiteside triple-double, Heat rally from 18 to defeat Nuggets 98-95

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "t was 10 years ago the Miami Heat used the phrase "15 Strong" to describe their first NBA championship season. It may have not had title implications but a smaller version of that motto was on display in the Heat's 98-95 victory against the Denver Nuggets Friday at Pepsi Center. Despite having..." January 16

  • Adam Silver says NBA may eventually schedule morning games to accommodate international audiences

    SB Nation "NBA commissioner Adam Silver said the league will consider experimenting with scheduling games during the morning on week days to accommodate the international audience, according to USA Today's Jeff Zilgitt. He said this in a press conference prior to Thursday's Raptors-Magic game in..." January 15

  • NBA's Adam Silver shoots down expansion to Europe

    Sporting News "Before the Magic and Raptors played in London, NBA commissioner Adam Silver made clear that the league is not seeking to add a European franchise any time soon. "We are not actively taking steps to bring a franchise to Europe or to expand to Europe," Silver said in a London press conference...." January 15

  • Nuggets stun Golden State, holding off late rally by Curry, Warriors

    Denver Post "Signature wins in basketball exist in an alternate universe. Because of the sheer number of games, it's easy to argue the value of any one victory, no matter who the opponent. The Nuggets aren't arguing the value of Wednesday night, even as they put on poker faces afterward, keeping smiles to a..." January 14