Nuggets Rumors & News

  • Tales from the NBA draft lottery

    ESPN "For a moment in the closed-off lottery drawing room, there is real suspense. The machine with the 14 pingpong balls inside flips on, the balls fly around, and a timekeeper with his back to it waits 20 seconds before raising his hand, the signal for the operator to suck up the first ball. Those..." May 18

  • Denver is ready to “steal” Nando from Europe "Nando De Colo ended a Euroleague season in which he dominated, he is going to be the most wanted free agent in Europe, but the return to the NBA is always in his mind and the door is open. According to Eurohoops sources, the Denver Nuggets are monitoring him for a long time and they are to..." May 16

  • Kenyon Martin had some really interesting things to say about the Denver Nuggets

    Denver Stiffs "Late last night, Kenyon Martin went on the Vertical Podcast with Woj to reflect on his career in the NBA. Kenyon played in the NBA for 14 seasons and was a part of several interesting and talented teams, including the 2008-09 Denver Nuggets. He shared a lot of interesting stories about coming back..." May 12

  • Barkley bemoans current NBA: 'Worst I've ever seen'

    The Score "Another day, another retired player complaining about today's game. Charles Barkley made an appearance Wednesday on the Dan Patrick Show to deliver a take down of the modern game. "The NBA is watered down," Barkley said. "The NBA is the worst I’ve ever seen it." Keep in mind Barkley was..." May 11

  • Nikola Jokic ramping up to play extended minutes at power forward next season

    BNS Denver "The frontcourt conundrum that the Denver Nuggets find themselves in has been a healthy topic of conversation for the past year. The debate, which has centered around whether or not Nikola Jokic and Jusuf Nurkic can play together in Denver’s frontcourt, took a turn when the Nuggets had their way..." May 11

  • Tim Donaghy: '100 percent' of NBA refs gamble

    Fox Sports "Whether you believe all his claims or not, few (if any) know the inner workings of the NBA and the role referees play in determining outcomes of games better than Tim Donaghy does. The disgraced former ref worked in the NBA for 13 seasons, until an FBI investigation revealed that he had bet on..." May 05

  • NBA to ban alcohol and gambling advertisements on jerseys

    Sportsnaut "The NBA will soon allow advertisements on jerseys but according to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, the companies eligible for advertisements will be limited. Rovell also added that the NBA can veto any other possible company. There are no big surprises here, but a few things do stand..." May 04

  • Why NBA Players Lie About Their Height

    Wall Street Journal "Kevin Durant is 6-foot-9. That’s his height by all official accounts—the NBA, the Oklahoma City Thunder, his Wikipedia page—and that’s how Durant will be described throughout the basketball playoffs. As it turns out, though, there is one person who disagrees. His name is Kevin Durant. This..." May 03

  • Craig Sager Helped Talk Dennis Rodman Out of Committing Suicide in 1993

    Complex "Dennis Rodman thought long and hard about taking his own life back in 1993, and in the past, he hasn’t shied away from talking about it. He wrote about his suicidal thoughts in his 1996 book, Bad As I Wanna Be, and during an interview on In Depth with Graham Bensinger in 2011, he spoke openly..." April 26

  • NBA Players Admit to Checking Their Cell Phones at Halftime

    Complex "It’s been more than seven years now since Charlie Villanueva made headlines—and pissed off then-Bucks head coach Scott Skiles—by sending out this tweet at halftime of a Milwaukee game And while most NBA players have refrained from tweeting during games since then, they apparently haven’t..." April 21

  • Kings win tiebreaker over Nuggets, Bucks for 8th-best lottery odds

    The Score "With a number of teams deadlocked in the standings at the conclusion of the regular season, the NBA held a coin flip Friday to determine tiebreaking scenarios for the upcoming draft lottery. The Sacramento Kings won a three-way tiebreaker over the Denver Nuggets and Milwaukee Bucks, slotting..." April 15

  • Trail Blazers end regular season with win over Nuggets

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Portland Trail Blazers finished a regular season of surprises by beating the Denver Nuggets 107-99 Wednesday night at the Moda Center. Now it's on to a first-round matchup with the Los Angeles Clippers beginning Sunday at Staples Center in a battle between the Nos. 4..." April 14

  • Sources: NBA owners expected to pass rule allowing ads on jerseys

    ESPN "NBA owners are scheduled to vote this week on putting ads on jerseys for the 2017-18 season, multiple sources told ESPN. The measure is expected to pass, according to sources. Several teams have begun testing the market to sell the potentially lucrative ads, which would be placed in a..." April 12

  • Lyles helps Jazz beat Nuggets

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Trey Lyles found out just before tip he was in the starting lineup. The rookie made the most of his opportunity and helped the Utah Jazz creep closer to a playoff berth. Lyles scored a career-high 22 points, Gordon Hayward also scored 22 and had nine rebounds, and the Utah Jazz..." April 10

  • Nuggets pull out victory over Spurs

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- On Friday night, the San Antonio Spurs rested six players accounting for 72 percent of their point production, and their starting point guard was 20 years older than Denver's. Naturally, they had the Nuggets right where they wanted them. But Denver finished the night on a 10-2..." April 09

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    Chris Dempsey @dempseypost

    #Nuggets F Darrell Arthur (personal) will not play tonight vs. San Antonio

  • Westbrook triple-double carries Thunder past Nuggets

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Russell Westbrook is forever linked to teammate Kevin Durant, but now the All-Star guard has joined elite company with another big night. Westbrook had 13 points, 12 assists and 14 rebounds for his 17th triple-double of the season, and the Oklahoma City Thunder routed the Denver..." April 06

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    Jeff Zillgitt @JeffZillgitt

    Shaquille O'Neal, Jerry Reinsdorf Sheryl Swoopes and Yao Ming join Iverson, Izzo in 2016 Basketball Hall of Fame class.

  • Shorthanded Kings sting Nuggets

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER - DeMarcus Cousins was back in Sacramento, but it didn't make a difference. The Denver Nuggets can't figure out how to beat the Kings this season. Rudy Gay scored 25 points and grabbed nine rebounds, Ben McLemore had eight of his 14 in a decisive run in the fourth quarter, and the..." April 03

  • Nuggets would love another run at Kevin Love

    Denver Post "Nothing screams "let's just get through this" quite like the quote Kyrie Irving uttered to reporters Friday about his team, the drama-filled Cleveland Cavaliers. "Everything surrounding our team is just crazy to think that we're still in first place and we're still the team to beat, honestly,"..." April 03

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    Chris Dempsey @dempseypost

    #Nuggets F Danilo Gallinari (ankle) said he's out for the remainder of the season. When all is said & done he'll have missed the last 23 gms

  • Fill-ins carry Pelicans past Nuggets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW ORLEANS -- The names on the back of the New Orleans Pelicans' jerseys might as well be written in Sanskrit they are so unfamiliar, even to hardened NBA fans. However, what Luke Babbitt, Toney Douglas, Tim Frazier, Jordan Hamilton and James Ennis have going for them is a burning desire to..." March 31

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    Jeff Morton @jmorton78

    Jusuf Nurkic will be out tonight again because of his illness. Nuggets actually missed Nurkic quite a bit last game.

  • The Power and Polarity of Peter Vecsey

    The Big Lead "It was a late afternoon in early December 1997. Peter Vecsey had an 8 pm deadline for his New York Post column, which ran three times per week, but the Golden State Warriors weren’t returning his calls. Vecsey had recently reported that Latrell Sprewell was on the trade block, and was trying to..." March 30

  • Who's in and who's out for Team USA Basketball's 2016 Olympics roster?

    SB Nation "Team USA Basketball will try to take home its third consecutive gold medal when they head to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Summer Olympics. But before Team USA officially begins that quest, they must select a 12-man roster. USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo and head coach Mike..." March 30

  • Young players guide Mavericks past Nuggets

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Rick Carlisle chose youth over experience in a crucial game. He might stick with that formula in the Dallas Mavericks' fight for the playoffs. Dwight Powell scored a career-high 16 points in his first NBA start, J.J. Barea had 18 points and 11 assists, and the Mavericks beat the..." March 29

  • Jordan, Clippers send message in win vs. Nuggets

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan wanted to send a message. "They dominated us in the paint the last time we played," Jordan said of the Denver Nuggets. "That was a big emphasis for us, to protect our paint and try to limit those guys to one shot and try to keep their..." March 27

  • Augustin comes off bench to lead Nuggets over Lakers

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- D.J. Augustin has been a godsend for the Denver Nuggets. Augustin came off the bench to score 20 points and add eight assists, and the Denver Nuggets used a fourth-quarter surge to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 116-105 Friday night at Staples Center. Jusuf Nurkic added 18..." March 26

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    Chris Dempsey @dempseypost

    Kenneth Faried (back) is on the trip and says he is a game-time decision for tonight vs. the Lakers. #Nuggets

  • 59d
    Chris Dempsey @dempseypost

    #Nuggets announce they have signed F Axel Toupane to a multi year contract.

  • Report: Axel Toupane signs two-year deal with the Denver Nuggets

    Denver Stiffs "Since Axel Toupane's first 10-day contract with Denver, many Nuggets fans have been clamoring for him to be offered a contract like JaKarr Sampson received: the rest of this year guaranteed, and next year as a non-guaranteed second season. According to Shams Charania at Yahoo, that's what's..." March 24

  • Mudiay beats buzzer and Nuggets edge 76ers

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Emmanuel Mudiay never played college basketball, let alone taking part in the NCAA Tournament. No problem. He can come up with his own version of March Madness. Denver's rookie guard hit a miraculous 3-pointer from just inside the half-court line as time expired Wednesday night,..." March 24

  • Best-Selling Retro Jerseys By State: Larry Bird Dominates New England

    NESN "here are few better ways to show your fandom than with an awesome throwback jersey. And while there are plenty of sports legends who have come through Boston, one player’s threads still reign supreme. Mitchell & Ness, a clothing company that specializes in throwback apparel, released its annual..." March 24

  • NBA All-Star Game going to L.A. in 2018

    USA Today "Los Angeles it is for the 2018 NBA All-Star game. And what a warm, welcome sight that will be. After six consecutive stops in central or Eastern locations, the league’s annual extravaganza – one that has been held amid frigid temperatures in New York and Toronto the past two seasons – will..." March 22

  • Fixing the NBA age minimum is hard, but it must be done

    SB Nation "We're officially in NBA draft season as underclassmen declare and fans of lottery teams begin taking a shine to certain prospects. We're also a decade into the NBA age minimum. In the wake of the publication of Jonathan Abrams' book on the one-and-done era, Paul Flannery and Tom Ziller assess the..." March 22

  • Dikembe Mutombo was at the Brussels Airport attacks, is unharmed

    Yahoo! Sports "NBA Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo was in the Brussels Airport at the time of today’s coordinated attacks, bombings that have killed dozens and injured well into the hundreds. Soon after the blasts Mutombo went onto his Facebook page to assure followers and friends that he was safe: God is..." March 22

  • Former Nuggets guard Ty Lawson sentenced for DUI arrest

    KDVR "Former Nuggets guard Ty Lawson was sentenced Tuesday for a DUI case from more than a year ago. Lawson, 28, pleaded guilty in November to driving while ability impaired and failing to drive in a single lane. He was sentenced to one year of probation with monitored sobriety, 48 hours of..." March 22

  • Cavaliers blast Nuggets, clinch Central title

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- It isn't the title they ultimately desire, but it's a start. The real work is yet to come for the Cleveland Cavaliers. LeBron James had 33 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists, and the Cavs used a new-look defense to clinch the Central Division title with a 124-91 victory Monday..." March 21

  • Craig Sager tells HBO that his leukemia is no longer in remission

    Yahoo! Sports "In an interview that will air during Tuesday night's episode of HBO's "Real Sports," TNT announcer Craig Sager reveals that the acute myeloid leukemia he has battled for the last two years is no longer in remission. In the interview with HBO correspondent Bernard Goldberg, the 64-year-old..." March 21

  • Front-Office Insider: Stay away from declared underclassmen

    Yahoo! Sports "One thing that drives owners crazy is giving money back to the NBA. Unless teams want to write a blank check to the NBA, early-entry draft prospects like LSU star Ben Simmons are off limits for the next six weeks. Teams cannot contact or talk publicly about players who still have eligibility..." March 21

  • Augustin does it to Charlotte again

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- There's something about coming back to Charlotte that brings out the best in D.J. Augustin. It happened again on Saturday night as Augustin led the Denver Nuggets to an improbable 101-93 victory over the Charlotte Hornets. Augustin came off the bench to score 24..." March 19

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    Chris Dempsey @dempseypost

    #Nuggets F Kenneth Faried (back) is doubtful for today's game at Charlotte. He also missed the team's last game, at Atlanta.

  • Sources: NBA, players union agree to shorten free-agent moratorium

    Yahoo! Sports "The DeAndre Jordan Rule has found its way into summer free agency. In the aftermath of the free-agent center’s tortured change-of-heart that led him to return to the Los Angeles Clippers, the NBA and the players association agreed to shorten the July free-agency moratorium and allow verbal..." March 18

  • Hawks back atop division with win over Nuggets

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Six victories in seven games has the defending Southeast Division champion Atlanta Hawks back in first place. Tim Hardaway Jr. had 21 points in his first start to lead eight double-figure scorers as the Hawks defeated the Denver Nuggets 116-98 on Thursday night. The victory..." March 17

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    Chris Vivlamore @CVivlamoreAJC

    Kenneth Faried is 'very questionable' according to Nuggets coach Mike Malone.

  • Jay Williams estimates 75-80 percent of NBA players use marijuana

    The Score "Clifford Robinson, aka "Uncle Spliffy," isn't the only former NBA player who has become a strong advocate for marijuana, as ex-Duke Blue Devils and Chicago Bulls point guard Jay Williams is leading the charge to make cannabis legal in the NBA. Williams estimates that 75 to 80 percent of NBA..." March 17

  • Reserve C Smith powers Magic past Nuggets

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- Veteran backup center Jason Smith played his best game of the season Tuesday night -- one of the best of his career -- but he made it sound like just another day on the job. It is why a lot of teams like the eight-year journeyman so much. Smith scored 25 points and..." March 15

  • 'Boys Among Men' showcases the NBA age limit's flaws with entertaining flair

    Sporting News "There’s no blueprint for the NBA. There’s nothing like this.” Jermaine O’Neal, the man who imparted that wisdom, retired at age 35 after an eighteen-season NBA career, something that was almost unfathomable twenty-five years ago and is impossible now. O’Neal is one of the players who elected..." March 15

  • Rookies help Heat beat Nuggets

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Perhaps this is the future for the Miami Heat. Rookies Justise Winslow and Josh Richardson combined to score 37 points as the Miami Heat defeated the Denver Nuggets 124-119 on Monday night at AmericanAirlines Arena. Winslow, a 19-year-old first-round pick from Duke, had a..." March 14

  • Jusuf Nurkic got his groove back, and that's great news for the Nuggets

    CBS Sports "It's very easy to get caught up in narrative. For weeks, the writing on the wall has said "JUSUF NURKIC IS DOOMED" in big bright neon spray paint like that scene in Breaking Bad. The Nuggets big man didn't return from offseason knee surgery until January. When he was eventually cleared, he slowly..." March 13

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