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  • Nikola Jokic leading Nuggets offensive revival this season

    Denver Post "One thing was for sure at last season’s end for the Nuggets: They needed better shooting. Everyone in the organization was in lockstep on that one. It was such a priority that last year’s draft was devoted entirely to it. Rookies Jamal Murray, Juancho Hernangomez and Malik Beasley all profiled..." January 17

  • Adam Silver addresses George Karl's suggestion of PED use in the NBA

    USA Today "NBA commissioner Adam Silver says that while he has no evidence that performance enhancing drugs are a problem in the league, any suggestion that it might be will be taken seriously. Silver was asked about a wide range of topics at his press conference in London Thursday, which came before the..." January 17

  • Jokic, Mudiay help Nuggets overpower Magic

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Nikola Jokic has made headlines with his highlight-worthy passing ability. Now his talent is spreading to his team. Jokic continued his strong play with a career-high 30 points, 11 rebounds and five assists, and the Denver Nuggets beat the Orlando Magic 125-112 on Monday...." January 16

  • Nuggets rout Pacers in London

    The Sports Xchange "A change of scenery and a chance to spend time together made all the difference for the Denver Nuggets. Denver traveled 4,683 miles to play a home game, and the trek paid off with one of its best games of the year. Nikola Jokic had 22 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists, Wilson..." January 12

  • That Time Charles Oakley Allegedly Slapped Charles Barkley

    Complex "Former NBA All-Stars Charles Barkley and Charles Oakley never liked one another. Never was that more evident than when they got into this fight during a preseason game in 1996 Oakley's dislike for Sir Charles surfaced again during the 2016 playoffs, after Oakley warned Barkley to "stop talking..." January 10

  • George Karl says he regrets controversial 'fatherhood' comments

    USA Today "Ex-NBA head coach George Karl found himself in hot water recently when comments he made in his book — Furious George — were released, including his labeling of Carmelo Anthony as a “user of people” and claim that Anthony and Kenyon Martin “carried two big burdens” because they had “all that money..." January 10

  • Jusuf Nurkic on trade rumblings: ‘If it happens, it’s going to be best for me’

    Larry Brown Sports "Jusuf Nurkic would apparently welcome a move out of Denver. ESPN’s Marc Stein reported on Saturday that the Nuggets are “openly shopping” the 22-year-old Bosnian big man ahead of the trade deadline. Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post caught up with Nurkic after Denver’s 121-106 loss to..." January 08

  • Westbrook's triple-double carries Thunder past Nuggets

    The Sports Xchange "OKLAHOMA CITY -- It is easy for opponents of the Oklahoma City Thunder to get caught up in the glitz and fury of Russell Westbrook. When he is knocking down 3-pointers, throwing down dunks and skying over big men for rebounds, all eyes are on the fiery point guard. But when the Thunder..." January 07

  • Denver Nuggets Shopping Nurkic, Faried And Gallinari

    Fox Sports "The Denver Nuggets, while maintaining an interested in Paul Millsap, are shopping Jusuf Nurkic, Kenneth Faried and Danilo Gallinari While the Denver Nuggets made headlines earlier this week for being one of the teams fully engaged on the pursuit of Atlanta Hawks all-star Paul Millsap, they too..." January 07

  • Aldridge, Parker pace Spurs in rout of Nuggets

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- San Antonio and Denver couldn't stop each other for the first 10 minutes. The Spurs eventually fixed their defensive problem while the Nuggets continued to let them score. LaMarcus Aldridge scored 28 points, Tony Parker had 21 points and nine assists and San Antonio beat Denver..." January 06

  • Kenyon Martin And Tim Thomas Are Reportedly Finally Going To Fight Thanks To 50 Cent

    Uproxx "Kenyon Martin has been in the news recently, largely due to his fantastic response to George Karl’s new book. In that book, Karl alleges that Martin did not fully reach his ceiling because he didn’t have a father figure and, on cue, Martin blasted his former coach with an epic Twitter rant. On..." January 06

  • Nuggets waive Alonzo Gee

    Fanrag Sports "The Denver Nuggets have released forward Alonzo Gee, the team announced Friday. The 6-foot-6 forward signed with Denver on Nov. 16, 2016 and appeared in just 13 games during his brief stay in the Mile High City. In those 13 games, he scored 11 points (averaging under a point per game) and..." January 06

  • Malone apologizes for calling out Nuggets' veterans to media

    ESPN "Denver Nuggets coach Michael Malone apologized to his veteran players for calling them out for a lack of leadership following a loss to the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday. "The only thing I'll say regarding that -- and I apologize to our veterans -- anything that's going on in our locker room..." January 06

  • Kiki Vandeweghe Confirms NBA Will Not Get Rid of Last-2-Minute Reports

    Bleacher Report "Kiki Vandeweghe, the NBA's executive vice president of basketball operations, confirmed the league will continue to produce the last-two-minute officiating reports despite recent criticism. Zach Lowe of ESPN.com reported Thursday that Vandeweghe said there's been no discussion about removing..." January 05

  • Cavaliers' James and Irving lead in first fan returns of NBA All-Star Voting 2017

    NBA.com "LeBron James and Kyrie Irving of the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers are the top two vote-getters overall, while Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors lead all Western Conference players in the first fan returns of NBA All-Star Voting 2017 presented by..." January 05

  • Is the NBA's scoring explosion too hot or just right?

    ESPN "Joe Harris, fresh from the D-League, couldn't believe what Brooklyn's new coaching staff was telling him in training camp. "We pushed him to be our Kyle Korver," Kenny Atkinson, Brooklyn's head coach, told ESPN.com. "And he was kinda like that battered little doe you find in the forest. He had..." January 05

  • NBA, Adidas unveil 2017 All-Star uniforms for next month's game at Smoothie King Center

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "When the All-Stars take to the court for the Feb. 19 NBA All-Star Game at the Smoothie King Center, the West players will be wearing charcoal-gray uniforms with red numbers trimmed in gold, while the East players will be wearing light gray jerseys with blue numbers trimmed in white. Both..." January 05

  • Cousins powers Kings by Nuggets

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Michael Malone made the case for DeMarcus Cousins being the best center in the NBA, and then the Sacramento big man backed up the words with another big night. Cousins scored a game-high 31 points to go with six rebounds and six assists, and the Kings beat the Denver Nuggets..." January 04

  • Mike Malone puts Nuggets on blast: ‘We have the worst defense in the NBA’

    Larry Brown Sports "Mike Malone is mad as hell, and he’s not going to take this anymore. After a 120-113 loss to the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday, the Denver Nuggets head coach bluntly called out his team for an utter lack of defensive effort and veteran leadership. “We have the worst defense in the NBA,” Malone..." January 04

  • Nikola Jokic used to drink up to a gallon of Coke every day

    Larry Brown Sports "Denver Nuggets big man Nikola Jokic is enjoying a breakout 2016-17 campaign and may have the curbing of an unhealthy dietary habit to thank. In a recent Q&A with Zach Lowe of ESPN, Jokic admitted that he used to drink up to a gallon of Coca-Cola every day. From Lowe: Is it true you used..." January 04

  • Warriors beat Nuggets, reach 30 wins first

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Golden State Warriors got a first-hand look at a potential first-round playoff opponent Monday night. All of a sudden, the future doesn't look so bright. Despite playing without key big man Kenneth Faried, the Denver Nuggets gave the Warriors all they wanted on..." January 03

  • One big change that has turned the Nuggets into viable playoff contenders

    Fox Sports "Someone has to be the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference. Right now, through 40 percent of the season, the Sacramento Kings, with a record of 14-19, occupy the spot. It’s fair to say they’re not running away with that final playoff berth. There’s still plenty of hope for teams like the..." January 03

  • Sixers edge Nuggets to halt four-game losing streak

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Last year, the Philadelphia 76ers saw a sure win in Denver evaporate on a desperation half-court shot. Friday, the Nuggets nearly had another big finish but Philadelphia survived this one. Joel Embiid had 23 points, Ersan Ilyasova also had 23 and 13 rebounds and the 76ers..." December 31

  • “I’m not here to sit on the bench, I’m here to play basketball,”: Nuggets’ Jusuf Nurkic unhappy in current role

    BNS Denver "After recording DNP-CD’s in four-straight games and only playing 13 minutes over the Nuggets’ last six games since Michael Malone cut down his rotation to nine players, Jusuf Nurkic returned to the court Wednesday night in Denver’s 105-103 win over Minnesota and scored four points in nine minutes..." December 30

  • Nuggets reject Wolves' comeback bid

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Danilo Gallinari gave the Denver Nuggets a lead, and Wilson Chandler preserved it in the final seconds. Gallinari hit a turnaround bank shot in the lane with 27 seconds left, Chandler followed with a block on Andrew Wiggins at the other end, and the Nuggets escaped with a 105-103..." December 29

  • Some teams are reportedly pushing for 48-minute reports on NBA officiating

    CBS Sports "While players like Kevin Durant and LeBron James have spoken out against the NBA's Last Two Minute reports, some teams are pushing for a full 48-minute report on officiating every game, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski. In a video report, Wojnarowski described a "war in the NBA"..." December 29

  • George Karl 'surprised' by backlash from controversial book

    Sporting News "Former NBA coach George Karl has been scrutinized lately for comments he made in his upcoming book "Furious George" and he seems perplexed by it. “The backlash was interesting," Karl said Thursday on "Mike & Mike." When asked whether he was surprised by the reactions, he said, "yeah." In..." December 29

  • Adam Silver says NBA players boycotting Trump White House would be 'lost opportunity'

    Sporting News "While there have been hints — and even overt statements — that players on NBA championship teams over the next four years will forgo the traditional visit to the White House because of President-elect Donald Trump, NBA commissioner Adam Silver is imploring players not to go through with any such..." December 28

  • Nuggets hand Clippers third straight loss

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Clippers had the Denver Nuggets right where they wanted, Austin Rivers believed. "(Up) six or seven with five minutes left, I thought we had it," Rivers said. Without three of their starters, the undermanned Clippers couldn't keep pace with the..." December 27

  • Hawks pull out win over Nuggets in final seconds

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Injuries and illness robbed the Atlanta Hawks of three of their top players. Paul Millsap was around, and that was enough to pull off a late rally. Millsap hit two free throws with six seconds left and grabbed a key rebound in the last second as the Hawks beat the Denver Nuggets..." December 24

  • Kenyon Martin Rips George Karl as 'Coward Ass Coach, Terrible Person'

    TMZ "Kenyon Martin is UNLOADING on his former Denver Nuggets coach George Karl -- saying the guy is a "terrible person," "awful coach" and a "coward." Martin is clearly furious with Carl over a new tell-all book the coach is about to drop -- in which Karl rips Kenyon as a "spoiled brat" and Carmelo..." December 22

  • George Karl Blames His Lack of Coaching Skills on His Black Players Not Having Fathers

    Black Sports Online "Some white people like to blame their own shortcomings on black stereotypes. When a white cop unjustly kills a black person, the only thing you hear about is all the black person’s stereotypes to try to justify the killing, when there is no justification for that. This is what George Karl is..." December 22

  • GMs Calling 2017 NBA Draft 'Strongest In A Decade'

    Real GM Basketball "The 2017 NBA Draft will be the "strongest in a decade", according to multiple NBA scouts and general managers. Chad Ford projects 10-15 potential All-Stars in the class, headlined by Markelle Fultz. Ford elevated Fultz up from No. 3 in his previous big board to No. 1, while Lonzo Ball jumped..." December 22

  • Guards To Watch on Trade Market

    Basketball Insiders "Trade talk around the league has been relatively quiet compared to previous years as teams waited for updates on the new CBA. Teams are also trying to figure out if they’re contenders or pretenders due to league-wide parity. However, it won’t be long before trade winds begin to swirl. The No. 3..." December 22

  • George Karl: J.R. Smith Had 'Distracting Posse', 'Sense Of Entitlement'

    Real GM Basketball "George Karl wrote critically of J.R. Smith in his new book while also referencing his "posse." Karl coached Smith for several seasons with the Denver Nuggets. Karl wrote Smith had "a huge sense of entitlement, a distracting posse, his eye always on the next contract and some really..." December 22

  • George Karl in new book: Carmelo Anthony 'a true conundrum'

    ESPN "Former Sacramento Kings coach George Karl didn't hold back in his criticism of Carmelo Anthony, writing in a book set to be released in January that the New York Knicks forward was a "true conundrum" during their time together with the Denver Nuggets. "Carmelo was a true conundrum for me in the..." December 22

  • Clippers coast past Nuggets

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Even with injured forward Blake Griffin sidelined, the Los Angeles Clippers overwhelmed the Denver Nuggets. J.J. Redick scored 27 points, and the Clippers coasted to a 119-102 victory over the Nuggets on Tuesday night at Staples Center. While Griffin watched the game at..." December 21

  • Several Teams Interested In Will Barton

    Hoops Rumors "The Wizards and Pelicans are among the teams to reach out to the Nuggets regarding the availability of Will Barton, Chris Haynes of ESPN.com reports (Twitter link). Haynes adds that the talks are simply exploratory at this point. Barton is having a solid season, averaging 13.8 points and nearly..." December 21

  • Jokic's career night leads Nuggets past Mavs

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Nikola Jokic tied a career high with 27 points to go with 14 rebounds and nine assists, and the Denver Nuggets beat the Dallas Mavericks 117-107 on Monday night. Gary Harris scored a career-high 24 points for Denver (12-16), which has won three straight for the first time this..." December 20

  • The NBA's New "Kevin Durant Rule" Will Incentivize Young Superstars To Stay Put

    Deadspin "We knew the new CBA made life a little sweeter for the NBA’s superstars, but it’s a dense thing to parse, and explanations have been dribbling out slowly. ESPN’s new Q&A with salary cap expert Larry Coon argues that the most noteworthy development is the owners’ new weapon to keep their superstar..." December 20

  • Report: NBA salary cap to rise to $120 million by 2020 season

    Fanrag Sports "Details of the new collective bargaining agreement between the NBA and NBPA came out last week, but nothing was reported about the projected salary cap escalation. However, on Tuesday afternoon, he Vertical reported that the NBA’s salary cap will rise to $120 million by the 2020 season. That..." December 20

  • NBA maximum contracts could approach $250 million by 2020

    Fox Sports "The NBA is awash in cash these days, and that means future free agents are going to get paid. On Tuesday, Yahoo Sports reported that the NBA salary cap is expected to rise from approximately $94 million in 2016 to an astonishing $120 million in 2020: Of course, that salary cap is just a..." December 20

  • Craig Sager’s Memorial Service Was A Collection Of Painfully Beautiful Moments And Tributes

    Uproxx "Craig Sager’s memorial service was held in Atlanta on Monday. His family and friends from decades of covering sports came out to say goodbye, including his long-time co-worker and friend Ernie Johnson, who delivered a touching tribute to Sager in the form of a poem. NBA TV aired the service..." December 20

  • New CBA prohibits players from using hoverboards, guns

    Pro Basketball Talk "J.R. Smith bummed around with a beer on hoverboard after the Cavaliers lost to the Warriors in the 2015 NBA Finals. Cleveland then banned hoverboards from its locker room and won the 2016 championship. Coincidence? If there’s good fortune in ridding hoverboards from the picture, the..." December 20

  • Faried, Mudiay carry Nuggets past Knicks

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Michael Malone changed his starting lineup looking for a spark. The Denver coach got more than he expected, and now his Nuggets are starting to roll. Kenneth Faried had a season-high 25 points and three blocked shots, Emmanuel Mudiay scored 22, and the Nuggets beat the New York..." December 18

  • Nuggets post rare win over Blazers

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Michael Malone was getting nervous as he watched a comfortable first-half lead in the shrink to dangerous territory in the fourth quarter. Fortunately, the Nuggets coach had a veteran to lean on and help Denver break through against the Portland Trail Blazers. Jameer Nelson..." December 16

  • 'Kevin Love Rule' in CBA allows teams to keep 2 designated first-time free agents

    ESPN "A rule that contributed to the Minnesota Timberwolves losing Kevin Love is being adjusted in the new collective bargaining agreement and could help the team keep both Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins long term, sources told ESPN on Thursday. In the previous CBA, teams could only give one..." December 15

  • Longtime sideline reporter Craig Sager dies

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "TV reporter Craig Sager, who held a very public years long battle with leukemia, has died. He was 65. Sager got his first taste on the sidelines as a mascot at Northwestern. A walk-on on the football and basketball teams, injury turned him to cheerleading. He got his start in television as..." December 15

  • Will Jamal Murray Emerge As The Steal Of The 2016 Draft?

    SI "The sound of missed three-pointers clanging off the rim still rattled inside Jamal Murray’s brain as his phone rang. An 0-for-8 performance against the Timberwolves on Nov. 3 stretched his career-opening 0-for streak to a staggering 16 field-goal attempts. The Nuggets rookie, a lethal..." December 15

  • Union Sought 'Zero And Two' Rule For NBA Draft Eligibility

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA and NBPA have agreed to keep the current "one and done" rule in place without any alteration. Under the 2005 collective bargaining agreement, the owners and players agreed to require players from the United States to be one year removed from high school before entering the draft. The..." December 15

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