Nuggets Rumors & News

  • What NBA players and coaches are saying about national anthem protests

    USA Today "As NBA teams hold their annual media days before training camps tip off, players and coaches across the league are speaking out in the wake of the national anthem protests that have swept the sports world in recent weeks. Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry: "I respect everybody’s..." September 27

  • ESPN’s deal with the NBA is killing Disney stock

    New York Post "As NBA training camps open Tuesday, one of the league’s most important players has already been placed on disability. Drexel Hamilton analyst Tony Wible downgraded Disney stock on Monday in response to “a massive increase in NBA costs” for ESPN. Disney’s deal to televise NBA games, with its..." September 27

  • Darrell Arthur to work slowly in Nuggets camp after knee procedure

    Denver Post "When the Nuggets open training camp Tuesday at Creighton University in Omaha, not every player will be full-go from the start. Forward Darrell Arthur is working his way back from having a knee scope a few weeks ago. The veteran, who signed a three-year, $23 million contract extension in the..." September 23

  • Report: NBA not planning to change rule requiring players to stand for national anthem

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA and union are discussing how to handle expected national-anthem protests, a movement started by 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the Star Spangled Banner in objection to police brutality against blacks. Unlike the NFL, the NBA has an explicit rule for the anthem:..." September 22

  • NBA Sends Letter to Players Explaining How It Plans to Help Local Communities

    Complex "At the 2016 ESPY Awards, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, and LeBron James took the stage at the start of the show to call for change in their respective communities in light of the police brutality and violence that has plagued many different parts of the country. "We all feel..." September 22

  • NBA, players' union outline joint 'meaningful action' plan in letter

    ESPN "The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association have worked together over the past several days to create a plan for handling potential protests by players during the national anthem, sources told ESPN.com. NBA commissioner Adam Silver and union executive director Michele Roberts on..." September 22

  • Which NBA teams should tank in 2016–17?

    SI "NBA practices open next week, and hopes are high in cities all over the league. But I'm not here to talk about hope. This is about reality. This is about maturity. It's about about staring hope in the face, and answering back with pragmatism. It's about burning down the forest so that the heat can..." September 22

  • One thing every NBA Western Conference team must fix in training camp

    Fox Sports "A few NBA teams will hold their media days on Friday, and the rest will do so beginning next week. That means training camps are just about upon us, so with that in mind, here's an introductory look at one thing each team should look to address before the regular season gets going at the end of..." September 20

  • Every NBA team's best and worst player according to NBA 2K17

    Fox Sports "NBA 2K17 officially releases today, and one of the best aspects of playing the yearly basketball sim before the NBA season kicks off is seeing how each team's new arrivals and rookies look on the court. Many of the rookies selected in the 2016 draft didn't get much love from the ratings wizards at..." September 20

  • NBA players are on deck to spread protests as baseball shies away

    Sporting News "Someone finally thought to ask the obvious question about Colin Kaepernick and other football players using the games as protest platforms: why only football? Isn’t there another major American sport going on right now where players can follow his lead? The Orioles’ Adam Jones answered it,..." September 13

  • Chuck Hayes joins Nuggets' front office

    247 Sports "Former Kentucky star Chuck Hayes playing days may be over, but his NBA career is not. According to former Wildcat Bret Bearup, Hayes will join the Denver Nuggets in a front office position. “Pretty geeked to have fellow UK alum Chuck Hayes join the Nuggs organization,” Bearup wrote on..." September 09

  • The best NBA free agents still on the board

    Today's Fastbreak "Jesus Gomez ByJesus GomezPosted on September 8, 2016 It’s September, which means most NBA teams have largely gone into deep offseason mode. Rosters are mostly set and training camp doesn’t start for a few more weeks. The work that needed to be done over the summer is mostly over in all but..." September 09

  • NBA revenue expected to hit $8 billion in 2016-2017

    Today's Fastbreak "ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell tweeted on Thursday that the NBA’s revenue for next season is projected to hit the $8 billion mark. The league reportedly earned $5.2 billion during the 2014-2015 season, which was a record at that time. In February, Forbes estimated that the New York..." September 08

  • Nuggets' Gallinari 'refused' to be traded before last trade deadline

    SLAM Online "When approached by the Nuggets about relocating prior to last February’s trade deadline, Danilo Gallinari reports that he turned the opportunity down. The Boston Celtics and LA Clippers were said to be interested in the 28-year-old’s services. " September 06

  • Nuggets sign Robbie Hummel to 2-year deal

    Sportando "According to GoldandBlack.com, free agent small forward Robbie Hummel has agreed to a two-year partially guaranteed deal with the Denver Nuggets. " September 05

  • Nuggets to sign Jarnell Stokes to training camp deal

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Nuggets continue to fill out their training camp roster, first signing former Timberwolves forward Robbie Hummel earlier Sunday, and now nearing a deal with former D-League MVP Jarnell Stokes to compete for their 15th roster spot." September 05

  • Two possible reasons why the Thunder traded for Joffrey Lauvergne

    The Oklahoman "The Thunder has traded for big man Joffrey Lauvergne, and the question is why. Why does the Thunder need a 16th guaranteed contract in a league that mandates only 15 players per roster? Why does the Thunder need a big man on a roster short of wings, not posts? Why does the Thunder need..." September 02

  • Thunder To Acquire Joffrey Lauvergne From Nuggets

    Hoops Rumors "The Nuggets and Thunder have agreed to terms on a trade, according to reports from Chris Dempsey of The Denver Post and Adrian Wojnarwoski of The Vertical (Twitter links). Per Dempsey and Wojnarowski, Denver has agreed to send Joffrey Lauvergne to Oklahoma City in exchange for two future..." August 30

  • Kevin Durant, USA blow out Serbia to win Olympic gold

    USA Today "They weren’t the Dream Team, or even the Redeem Team – not even close. But by the time Team USA’s 96-66 win against Serbia was complete on Sunday and the mission for the third consecutive gold medal was complete, only one thing mattered more than all the comparisons that always inevitably come:..." August 21

  • Nuggets agree to deal with Nate Wolters

    Today's Fastbreak "The Denver Nuggets and free agent guard Nate Wolters have agreed to a deal, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical. Wolters’ most recent destination on the court has been in the Turkish Basketball Super League. A former second-round pick by the Washington Wizards in the 2013 NBA Draft,..." August 20

  • NBA Moves 2017 All-Star Game To New Orleans

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA has decided to hold the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans. An official announcement is expected by the end of Friday. The All-Star Game was previously scheduled to take place in Charlotte but the NBA decided to relocate it due to a state law in North Carolina that limits..." August 19

  • Charles Barkley Has Some Harsh Words For The U.S. Olympic Basketball Team’s Roster

    Uproxx "The U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team isn’t exactly dominating in Rio de Janiero so far. Sure, it finished the group stage 5-0, but the team had some close calls, including three-point wins over France and Serbia. With the knockout round set to start on Wednesday, the Americans have some..." August 17

  • USA Basketball’s quest for superstar continuity may be impossible

    SB Nation "When Jerry Colangelo took over USA Basketball in 2005, he had both immediate and long-term goals. He wanted to wash the taste of bronze out of America’s mouth and he wanted to build a sustainable program. On most accounts, he has succeeded. While the United States slipped in the 2006 FIBA World..." August 16

  • Nuggets, “The Basketball Tournament” star D.J. Kennedy agree to partially guaranteed deal

    BNS Denver "The Vertical’s Shams Charania is reporting that D.J. Kennedy has agreed to a partially guaranteed three-year contract with the Denver Nuggets. After going undrafted out of St. John’s in 2011, Kennedy played mostly in the D-League for the Erie BayHawks and Rio Grande Valley Vipers until signing..." August 16

  • What would it cost the Denver Nuggets to trade for DeMarcus Cousins

    Denver Stiffs "Well, despite all the effort to try and come up with a realistic trade package for Russell Westbrook, he metaphorically blocked my efforts a la Rocky's half court shot when the talented point guard shocked everyone and re-upped with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Let's face it though, a trade for..." August 15

  • FIBA pushing for 3-on-3 in 2020 Olympics

    The Score "The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) is pushing for the inclusion of three-on-three basketball in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, FIBA secretary-general Patrick Baumann told USA Today's Jeff Zillgitt on Thursday. The request is under consideration by the International Olympic..." August 11

  • David Stern to give speech in support of legalized sports gambling

    The Comeback "New NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been outspoken in his support for legalized gambling across the United States, and that fight has received an unlikely ally – Silver’s predecessor, David Stern. At the Global Gaming Expo, held in Las Vegas near the end of September, Stern will be a featured..." August 11

  • NBA Chief Adam Silver Isn’t Expecting Another Lockout in 2017

    Bloomberg "I’m going to abuse my privilege here to lodge a complaint, which is that basketball is a great flow sport, but NBA games stop too much. If it were me, I’d try to take most of the timeouts away from coaches. I know you have to have them for commercials and for rest, but if they were just programmed..." August 06

  • NBA union boss ‘optimistic’ there won’t be a lockout next year

    Yahoo! Sports "This July, Kevin Durant decided to join the Golden State Warriors. (Y’know, in case you missed it.) That was one of many, many transactions during a month in which NBA teams flush with cash thanks to a salary cap sent skyrocketing by the league’s $24 billion broadcast rights deal spent to such a..." August 02

  • Jalen Rose thinks NBA players should only get to play in the Olympics once

    USA Today "Jalen Rose stopped by the Summer of Jeep event in Chicago along with 25 students from the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy. The school began in 2011, and has now graduated 170 students, all who were accepted into college, trade school or the military. He brought the group to Chicago to see Team USA..." August 01

  • Mudiay defends himself against Rovell's

    The Score "Denver Nuggets' Emmanuel Mudiay took to Twitter Friday to defend himself against allegations made by ESPN's Darren Rovell pertaining to the Zaire-born point guard's symbol. Rovell contends that Mudiay's shoe sponsor, Under Armour, has filed a trademark application for the logo." July 29

  • NBA London 2017: Indiana Pacers to face Denver Nuggets at the O2

    London Evening Standard "The Indiana Pacers and Denver Nuggets will face off at London’s O2 Arena on January 12 as the NBA hosts its seventh regular season game in the capital. Neither the Pacers nor the Nuggets have played in London but will follow in the footsteps of the Orlando Magic and Toronto Raptors, whose match..." July 28

  • NBA to Fund Health Care for Former Players with at Least 3 Seasons of Experience

    Bleacher Report "The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced Wednesday it will fund health care for the league's retired players who racked up at least three years of experience, per Howard Beck of Bleacher Report. The statement noted player representatives passed the vote to fund the health..." July 27

  • Nuggets' Malone: Jokic's standout season 'a big surprise'

    The Score "The Denver Nuggets were full of surprises this past season. For head coach Michael Malone, who was hired ahead of the campaign, the biggest and best surprise was the emergence of a rookie - and it wasn't the one the team had just drafted in the lottery. "Bottom line, if I sat here today and..." July 26

  • Nuggets guard Gary Harris hopes to inspire dread

    SI "Gary Harris seeks attention every time he steps on the floor. Rarely does the ball wind up in his hands as a deliberate function of the offense; Harris tends to do much of his work without the kind of direct control that most players crave, if only because his game lends itself to reactivity. In..." July 25

  • The NBA will create TV-style shows exclusively for Twitter

    Sporting News "Twitter continues to partner with sports industries, and the latest pairing is with the NBA. The social media company and basketball league made a joint statement Tuesday announcing a deal which allows Twitter to broadcast "exclusive original live programming" from the NBA. But the programming..." July 19

  • NBA execs want an NFL-style franchise tag. Players should hate that idea.

    SB Nation "The Washington Post's Tim Bontemps put together a tidy package of flashpoints in upcoming NBA labor negotiations, issues that could be so divisive they could spark another season-damaging lockout. We'll talk more about the Lockout Warning Level as summer wears on, but one item in particular piqued..." July 19

  • Report: Mike Miller has agreed to a two-year deal to return to the Denver Nuggets

    Denver Stiffs "According to the Vertical's Shams Charania, Mike Miller and the Denver Nuggets have agreed on a two-year, $5 million deal. Miller played just 373 minutes last year but is widely considered one of the best mentors and locker room leaders in the league. His return to Denver will almost certainly..." July 19

  • Noel Gillespie reportedly leaving Denver Nuggets

    Denver Stiffs "According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, another Denver Nuggets assistant coach is leaving the team. Just days after it was announced that Dee Brown and Ed Pinckney would be leaving Denver, today we learn that Noel Gillespie has been offered a position as the head coach of the Charlotte..." July 15

  • Ed Pinckney has stepped down as lead assistant for the Denver Nuggets

    Denver Stiffs "According to the esteemed Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post, Ed Pinckney has stepped down as lead assistant for the Denver Nuggets. That marks the second time this offseason that Denver has lost a lead assistant. Their offensive lead assistant, Chris Fleming, departed earlier in the offseason..." July 14

  • One-time college superstar Jimmer Fredette still running down NBA dream

    The Guardian "Jimmer Fredette is eternally eager, with these wide hopeful eyes, absolutely certain there is a place for him in the NBA that it must be impossible for teams to tell him no. So yet another one has given him a chance, this time the Denver Nuggets. He has come here to pursue that opportunity, in a..." July 14

  • Jalen Rose and First Take Host Molly Qerim Are Dating

    The Big Lead "Jalen Rose and Molly Qerim are dating, as evidenced by the photos shared by Jalen Rose on social media above and below. The relationship is now public. Rose is the co-host of the ESPN Radio program Jalen & Jacoby, and also an analyst on ESPN’s NBA Countdown studio show." July 13

  • NBA Announces Changes to Intentional Foul Rules

    Bleacher Report "The NBA announced changes to its intentional fouling rules Tuesday following years of debate regarding teams' various Hack-a-Shaq strategies. According to the league's official press release, the NBA Board of Governors approved a rule change for the 2016-17 season that will make the intentional..." July 13

  • Should the Nuggets sign Jimmer Fredette?

    Denver Stiffs "On January 26, 2011 I sat in the fourth row of the Marriott Center in Provo, UT for what would end up being one of the biggest victories in BYU basketball history. I watched in awe as Jimmer Fredette, in the midst of his historic senior season, led No. 9 BYU to a huge upset win over Kawhi Leonard..." July 12

  • Wade thanks Nuggets on Twitter for impressing him in meeting

    The Score "The Denver Nuggets seemed like a long shot to sign unrestricted free agent Dwyane Wade, even after they reportedly put the largest offer on the table: a two-year deal worth over $50 million." July 10

  • How the Nuggets are the NBA's next asset-rich powerhouse

    Real GM Basketball "Ever since the day Carmelo Anthony boarded a plane for New York and left his Nuggets jersey behind, Denver has been in the asset management game. After netting a haul of four starting caliber players and a first round pick in the Anthony trade in February of 2011, the Nuggets have somehow managed..." July 09

  • Salary-cap projection for 2017-18 season to be lower than expected

    ESPN "In a surprise turn, the NBA is pulling back on its salary-cap projection for the 2017-18 season, according to a league memo obtained by ESPN, and it could complicate the Golden State Warriors' efforts to keep their new super team together. The league previously projected the 2017-18 cap to hit..." July 07

  • Dwyane Wade meeting with teams in New York

    Yahoo! Sports "Miami Heat free agent Dwyane Wade is meeting with rival suitors in New York, and a decision on his future could come as soon as Wednesday night, league sources told The Vertical. Wade has traveled to New York for meetings that will include the Denver Nuggets, Milwaukee Bucks and Miami Heat,..." July 06

  • Mike Miller will join the Denver Nuggets in their meeting with Dwyane Wade

    Mile High Report "Some players are just more popular than others, and Mike Miller is definitely one of those guys. Reportedly, one of the reasons LeBron James left Miami, amongst many others, was because the Heat parted ways with Miller to avoid paying the luxury tax. And while Miller was a solid contributor to..." July 06

  • Nuggets reportedly offer Dwyane Wade a two-year deal worth more than $50 million

    Fox Sports "Could Dwyane Wade really be on his way out of Miami? The Denver Nuggets offered the All-Star guard a two-year deal worth more than $50 million, ESPN reported Tuesday. According to ESPN, the Heat are more than $10 million shy of Denver's offer, but it's still considered a long shot for Wade to..." July 06

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