Nuggets Rumors & News

  • Nuggets focused on snapping losing streak, not on recent frustration

    Denver Post "Thursday, the Nuggets went through as spirited a practice as they have had all season. Their frustration during Tuesday night's home game against the Los Angeles Clippers seemed a distant memory. But there was work getting to this point of contentment. "After the game, just being very..." November 27

  • Emmanuel Mudiay Apologizes For Verbal Altercation With Mike Malone

    Real GM Basketball "Mike Malone had verbal altercations during Tuesday's game with both Emmanuel Mudiay and Blake Griffin. With 1:53 left in the fourth quarter, Malone laid into Mudiay for what he thought was a subpar performance. Mudiay had a few words of his own in retort back to Malone and was then pulled..." November 25

  • Clippers get back to .500 mark with 111-94 win over Nuggets

    Clips Nation "It wasn't pretty, but the Los Angeles Clippers were finally able to get back into the win column Tuesday night. Winning at the Pepsi Center is never an easy proposition, but L.A. went into Denver and downed the Nuggets 111-94. Six Clippers finished in double-figures, including all five starters,..." November 25

  • Warriors tie best start in NBA history with win over Nuggets

    Sporting News "Golden State is one win away from the best start in NBA history. The Warriors put together another impressive performance Sunday night, beating the Nuggets 118-105 to win their 15th-straight game, joining the 1948-1949 Washington Capitols and the 1993-94 Houston Rockets as the only teams to..." November 23

  • Brandon Knight's 38 points fuel Suns rally for win in Denver

    Arizona Republic "Rallying from a 17-point, second-half deficit on the road takes more than hot shooting and good fortune. In the Suns’ case for an invigorating 114-107 victory Friday night at Denver, such a rally required leadership, resolve, defense, depth and – as most wins will demand with this team – a lot..." November 21

  • Ty Lawson Pleads Guilty In Denver DUI

    TMZ "Ty Lawson may not have a long season ... he just pled guilty to charges stemming from his January drunk driving arrest. The Rockets point guard was arrested in January after he was pulled over by police in Denver. The cops smelled alcohol and said he had slurred speech ... Ty ultimately failed..." November 20

  • Parker's big night leads Spurs to sixth straight victory

    San Antonio Express-News "Matched up with a rookie who was born five years before he made his NBA debut, San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker taught the teenager that age is just a number in a 109-98 win over the Denver Nuggets. Parker finished with a season-high 25 points and nine assists, feasting on 19-year-old..." November 19

  • Denver coach Michael Malone: What I learned from Pop

    My San Antonio "Denver coach Michael Malone believes he owes a debt of gratitude to Gregg Popovich for helping jump-start his coaching career. It was Popovich’s recommendation, Malone said, that helped him land a job on Mike Brown’s staff in Cleveland in 2005. He also credits Popovich for helping him earn his..." November 19

  • Nuggets forward Darrell Arthur is battling sinus infection

    Denver Post "The Nuggets' injury report grows daily. Nuggets forward Darrell Arthur was added to the fray Tuesday. He's not actually injured but is dealing with a sinus infection, which kept him from playing against the Pelicans. He's questionable to play in Wednesday's game at San Antonio. Will Barton..." November 18

  • Danilo Gallinari scores 32 as Nuggets cruise to road win over New Orleans

    Denver Post "The Nuggets were in desperate need of an avalanche of offense. But in order to make that happen, they had to shore up how they were playing on the offensive end. Leading into the Nuggets' game Tuesday night at New Orleans, the lack of efficient offense was also placing the Denver defense in..." November 18

  • Champions League set to debut in 2016 with former NBA players, 16 teams

    USA Today "When it comes to jobs that are hard to land, it doesn’t get much tougher than the NBA. At most, there are 450 roster spots to be had by the world’s best players. Consider there were approximately 5,600 Division I men’s college players in 2014 in America alone, and you start to understand it’s..." November 18

  • Billy Hunter files amended wrongful-termination complaint against NBPA

    The Score "Former NBPA boss Billy Hunter continues to seek damages from the union for the circumstances surrounding his termination in 2013. Hunter's attorneys filed an amended complaint in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Monday, seeking a jury trial on four breach-of-contract claims, reports Ken..." November 17

  • Eric Bledsoe leads Phoenix Suns to throttling of Denver Nuggets

    Arizona Republic "It is infinitely better to be great when it counts. The Suns played so poorly on a preseason trip to Denver that they were trailing by 27 points, 63-36, by halftime. A month later in a game of consequence, the Suns annihilated the Nuggets with a 60-28 at halftime for the franchise’s best..." November 15

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    Chris Dempsey @dempseypost

    As previously reported, #Nuggets C Joffrey Lauvergne has a chance to return tonight vs. Phoenix. He's been upgraded to questionable.

  • Danilo Gallinari scores 27 points in Nuggets' win over Rockets

    Denver Post "Kenneth Faried had just turned in one of his trademark multiple efforts on offense, turned and was fouled. The crowd stared. Faried turned to them, and waved for them to get up. Because he was turning it up in the Pepsi Center. Remember when the Nuggets couldn't win at home? They, too,..." November 14

  • Jason Kidd on comparing Emmanuel Mudiay to himself: 'He'll be better'

    CBS Sports "Emmanuel Mudiay is one of the more impressive rookies in a very incredible rookie class. The early returns on his stats have been all over the place in terms of good and bad, but the poise he's shown and the praise he's being given from around the league are very encouraging. The Denver Nuggets'..." November 13

  • Faried's tip in the final seconds gives Nuggets win over Bucks

    Denver Post "The coach breathed a sigh of relief, because it was a win, but then he made it clear he wasn't cool with how it went down. "We just can't pick our spots. We're not good enough to do that," Nuggets coach Michael Malone said. "We got lucky tonight. We got lucky. We'll take the win, but we've got..." November 12

  • Sources: Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler will undergo season-ending hip surgery

    Yahoo! Sports "Denver Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler will undergo hip surgery and miss the season, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Chandler has been diagnosed with a labral tear, league sources said. He suffered the injury during the preseason. Chandler's agent, Rich Kleiman of ROC Nation, confirmed the..." November 12

  • Nuggets get first win at home, improve to 3-4 overall

    Denver Post "Every team needs something to lean on. Home court. Style of play. Defense. Big-time star player. Something, anything, to get it through when times get tough. The Nuggets, to start this season, have found it difficult to put any kind of consistent personality on the court. They know what they..." November 10

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    Chris Dempsey @dempseypost

    #Nuggets G Jameer Nelson WILL NOT play tonight due to a lower back strain.

  • Nuggets guard Will Barton fills whatever role Denver needs

    Denver Post "Nuggets coach Michael Malone calls Will Barton his jack of all trades, and a quick look at his statistics shows why. Averages of 13.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.5 steals show his impact. And it goes well beyond that, Malone said. "One thing you know every night about Will..." November 09

  • Curry stays hot as Warriors hold off Nuggets

    CSN Bay Area "The concerns about a Warriors letdown were buried so early that when it finally came, it was too late for the Nuggets to take advantage. The Warriors built a 30-point halftime lead and kept their record spotless (6-0) by cruising to a 119-104 victory over Denver Friday night before the 138th..." November 07

  • Hayward, Booker find redemption in Denver

    Salt Lake Tribune "The coach wanted it to be a test of resilience. A night earlier, Gordon Hayward sat at his locker and voiced frustrations with himself and the shooting woes that had become something more than a "little bit" of a slump early in the season. Forward Trevor Booker, meanwhile, had been unable to..." November 06

  • Sources: Nuggets waiving guard to add forward Kostas Papanikolaou

    Yahoo! Sports "The Denver Nuggets are waiving guard Erick Green and re-signing forward Kostas Papanikolaou, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Papanikolaou was acquired by Denver as part of the trade that sent point guard Ty Lawson to Houston but was waived Sept. 25." November 05

  • Kenneth Faried's 28-point, 15-rebound night leads Nuggets past Lakers

    Denver Post "Essentially, the last five weeks have belonged to Kenneth Faried. The season has been exactly the start he wanted. He started training camp at the beginning of October with a new lease on his basketball life and a smile welded to his face. Nothing could get under his skin, but you can bet, as..." November 04

  • Oddsmakers say George Karl, Lionel Hollins coaches on hottest seats

    Pro Basketball Talk "It’s inevitable. Some team is going to get off to a slow start, ownership/top management will be looking for a scapegoat, and a coach will get fired in the middle of the season. Even though the guys swinging the axe are more likely at fault for the team’s problems than the guy on the receiving..." November 04

  • Emmanuel Mudiay to use Byron Scott criticism as motivation vs. Lakers

    CBS Sports "In need of a point guard, the Los Angeles Lakers selected D'Angelo Russell No. 2 overall in June's NBA Draft. The Lakers considered using their pick to select Emmanuel Mudiay but after his pre-draft workout, head coach Byron Scott "didn't think he was a true point guard" and "didn't think he was a..." November 04

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    Chris Dempsey @dempseypost

    Nikola Jokic and Joffrey Lauvergne, both with back issues, will NOT play tonight vs. the Lakers. #Nuggets

  • Serge Ibaka leads bounceback defensive effort in OKC’s blowout of Nuggets

    The Oklahoman "Billy Donovan asked a question to himself in pregame: Can the Thunder defend, be in great position and not put teams on the free-throw line? The answer came in the form of his 6-foot-10 shot-swatter. Serge Ibaka did all three expertly in the first half Sunday, spearheading a bouceback..." November 02

  • 27d
    Chris Dempsey @dempseypost

    Kenneth Faried & Joffrey Lauvergne have popped up on the #Nuggets injury report w/back issues. Both, though, are expected to play vs. OKC

  • A sad trip home for Wolves after win over Nuggets

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Near the end of a week overflowing with sorrow, the Timberwolves headed home after Friday’s 95-78 victory over the Nuggets celebrating a 2-0 record for only the seventh time in their history. They did so just hours before they will together attend a memorial service honoring the life of..." October 31

  • NBA All-Star Game will reportedly feature Kia ads on jerseys

    Yahoo! Sports "NBA commissioner Adam Silver has regularly talked up the supposed inevitability of official uniforms featuring advertisements, which would serve as another revenue stream for the league and continue the professional sports world's embrace of leveraging every available surface for financial gain...." October 30

  • Wilson Chandler expects to miss two weeks

    Hardball Talk "The Nuggets gave Wilson Chandler a contract extension this summer, using some of their cap space to increase his salary this season in exchange for paying him less in later years. I think the driving force was increasing Chandler’s trade value, as most projected Denver to require a deeper..." October 29

  • Nuggets dominate in road win at Houston to open season

    Denver Post "The first hint of a chip came after a stunning victory to open the season. The Nuggets had quietly stewed all preseason long, soaking in every prediction of 26 wins, or 27 wins, or 29th place in the NBA, and just filed them all away. And then, Wednesday night, they came out swinging. The..." October 29

  • 2016 NBA free agency could dominate this season in an ugly way

    Sporting News "The 2015-16 NBA season is set to get underway. There will be 1,230 games played in the regular season, and another 80-90 games in the playoffs over the next eight months before we finally settle on another champion. And then the real fun begins. That’s because the next free agency period,..." October 27

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    Calvin Watkins @calvinwatkins

    Ty Lawson with lower back wrapped with ice.

  • Silver does not expect NBA breaks for FIBA, says preseason will likely be reduced

    The Score "It is highly unlikely the NBA will employ international soccer-like breaks in its regular season in order to accommodate FIBA's new World Cup qualifiers, which will overlap with the NBA season beginning in 2017, commissioner Adam Silver stated Friday. Silver touched on the topic at a news..." October 24

  • Lamar Odom crisis spurs union plans to help NBA players adjust to retirement

    Yahoo! Sports "National Basketball Players Association executive director Michele Roberts told Yahoo Sports that Lamar Odom's crisis has "reignited" discussions to create a program to aid NBA players who are transitioning toward retirement. Odom was found unconscious at a brothel in rural Nevada last week in..." October 22

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver calls for 'regulatory framework' to daily fantasy sports

    Sporting News "Even though NBA commissioner Adam Silver said the league will continue its partnership with daily fantasy sites like FanDuel and DraftKings, he thinks it's time concrete regulations were put into place to keep the multi-billion-dollar industry in check. "There should be a regulatory framework;..." October 22

  • Nuggets guard Randy Foye says he's not thinking about his contract

    Denver Post "Ten seasons can either apply the pressure or take it away. Nuggets shooting guard Randy Foye says it's the latter. Heading into his 10th NBA season, he doesn't lose any sleep over contracts, or competition. So this training camp — and maybe his last in Denver — is proceeding much as every other..." October 14

  • NBA moves window for rookie-deal extensions back 2 days to Nov. 2

    ESPN "The window to sign former first-round picks to contract extensions entering the fourth and final year of their rookie contracts will be two days longer than normal this season. The NBA has confirmed to that the usual Oct. 31 deadline for such extensions has been officially moved to..." October 13

  • 48d
    Chris Dempsey @dempseypost

    #Nuggets announce they have picked up team options on Gary Harris and Jusuf Nurkic.

  • Union intends to provide cardiac screening for retired NBA players

    ESPN "The National Basketball Players Association is working on a program that would fund cardiac screening and supplemental health insurance for its retired players, an initiative expedited by the recent sudden deaths of legends Darryl Dawkins and Moses Malone. The joint effort between union..." October 08

  • Commissioner: NBA won't stop season for international competition

    Sporting News "The NBA is becoming increasingly global, perhaps more than any American sports league. That said, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver told reporters in Madrid not to expect the league to put a franchise on the continent soon: His league won't pause for international changes. Silver was in Spain..." October 08

  • NBA will rely on off-site refs for some calls to speed up games

    Sporting News "When the NBA regular season opens next month, things will be different when it comes to replay. The NBA announced Wednesday that certain types of reviews will be handled by referees in the league's replay center in Secaucus, N.J. Decisions made from the replay center will include: whether a..." October 01

  • Refreshed and recharged, Ty Lawson taking aim at Steph Curry, NBA's elite

    Yahoo! Sports "Before Ty Lawson texted James Harden with a plea – “Man, get me over there” – he had studied the NBA’s Most Valuable Player in the Western Conference Finals and come to a conclusion: Half the time, Steph Curry was coasting. “Steph Curry needed someone to go back at him,” Lawson told Yahoo..." October 01

  • Gallinari: “I would like to finish my career” with Nuggets

    Denver Post "Comfort is, well, comforting. Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari is comfortable in Denver. He’s got his health. He’s got a leading role on a team with big potential for growth. He’s got a new contract extension. Things are good, and Gallinari says wants to stay with the Nuggets. Forever. In..." October 01

  • Nuggets' Faried sounds pretty happy about coaching change

    The Score "The Denver Nuggets opened their 2015-16 training camp not only with the usual optimism that comes with a fresh start for the season, but also the benefit of a new man behind the bench and, they hope, an overhauled locker-room culture. A moribund team last season as Brian Shaw lost the room and..." September 30

  • Mike Miller signs one-year deal with Denver Nuggets

    Denver Post "The Nuggets signed guard Mike Miller to a one-year deal after the veteran cleared waivers on Wednesday, according to a league source. Miller received a buyout from Portland on Sunday, and was placed on waivers. Miller was scheduled to make $2.8 million this season with the Blazers. The..." September 30

  • Nuggets waive Kostas Papanikolaou

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Nuggets reportedly planned to waive Kostas Papanikolaou – acquired in the Ty Lawson trade – but they held off. They finally did it – before his $4,797,664 salary would have become guaranteed next Sunday. " September 28