Nuggets Rumors & News

  • Jusuf Nurkic, Gary Harris have looked like keepers

    Denver Post "Just two games into the preseason, the largely unknown commodity was quickly becoming known. His name: Jusuf Nurkic. Opposing coaching staffs told Nuggets head coach Brian Shaw how impressed they were. "Just about him and how physical he is and the way he goes after rebounds," Shaw..." October 19

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    jason kosmicki @RadioKoz

    #Nuggets up 81-71 after three...Ty Lawson done for the night played 10 minutes and out with a tight hammy

  • NBA May Base Teams in Europe If Arenas Meet League’s Standards

    Bloomberg "The National Basketball Association will consider basing teams in Europe if the arenas are up to league standards, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said. The NBA would have to weigh the benefits of increasing the size of the 30-team league against possible costs, such as spreading television..." October 16

  • Veteran Alonzo Gee's defense gives him a chance to make Nuggets roster

    Denver Post "For Alonzo Gee, the chance is everything. The evaluating coaches' eyes are meaningful. The chance to be in one city for at least a few weeks is a relief. And so he lays it all out on the line each minute of each practice and in every second of every game he appears in this preseason. The..." October 15

  • Danilo Gallinari not satisfied after first game back with Nuggets

    Denver Post "Call Danilo Gallinari pleased with his first game in 18 months, but just don't call him satisfied. "I'm pretty critical of myself," Gallinari said. The Nuggets forward scored 17 points in 14 minutes against Phoenix in an exhibition game late Friday. He had missed the previous 18 months..." October 13

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    Chris Dempsey @dempseypost

    #Nuggets injury notes: Kenneth Faried (ankle) is fine. He practiced today. Ty Lawson (ankle) started but did not finish practice.

  • Report: Referees to focus on illegal screens, verticality this season

    Pro Basketball Talk "It’s one of the fun questions at the start of every NBA season: What are the referees going to focus on and call the first half of the season. Every year the NBA referees are given new points of emphasis, and we get these calls for the first half of the season. Then between a combination of..." October 12

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    Chris Dempsey @dempseypost

    Danilo Gallinari and Nate Robinson will both play tonight in the #Nuggets preseason game at Phoenix. They are both on 15-minutes limits

  • JaVale McGee continues to battle soreness, and other Nuggets notes

    Denver Post "Three of the Nuggets four ‘surgery’ players are champing at the bit to get out on the court. Probably, all four are, actually. But only Danilo Gallinari, Nate Robinson and J.J. Hickson are close. JaVale McGee is having to play the patience game. “What he’s going through right now is when he has..." October 09

  • Sources: Nuggets rework contract extension with Kenneth Faried

    Yahoo! Sports "The Denver Nuggets and forward Kenneth Faried have reworked a contract extension agreement, finalizing a four-year, $50 million-plus deal on Tuesday, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The extension could be worth nearly $52 million with incentive clauses in the contract, sources said. For..." October 08

  • Kenneth Faried agrees to $60M extension with Nuggets

    Yahoo! Sports "Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried has reached agreement on a five-year, $60 million contract extension, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Faried is part of the 2011 NBA draft class eligible for extensions until Oct. 31. The deal includes a partial guarantee in the fifth year that assures..." October 06

  • Darrell Arthur wants to stay with Nuggets, and other team notes

    Denver Post "All things considered, Darrell Arthur would like to stay. The Nuggets forward is entering the final season of a contract he signed when he played for the Memphis Grizzlies. Traded to the Nuggets last summer, Arthur will be a unrestricted free agent at the end of this season. He’ll be paid $3.4..." October 06

  • Ty Lawson wants to be considered elite point guard, knows Nuggets have to win first

    Pro Basketball Talk "Denver is going to surprise people this season, they are healthy again (Danilo Gallinari and JaVale McGee are back) plus they added a great fit in Arron Afflalo. This team won 57 games two years ago and while it’s not likely they reach that total they are a threat to make the playoffs in a deep,..." October 06

  • Darrell Arthur wants to stay with Nuggets

    Denver Post "Darrell Arthur’s contract. All things considered, Darrell Arthur would like to stay. The Nuggets forward is entering the final season of a contract he signed when he played for the Memphis Grizzlies. Traded to the Nuggets last summer, Arthur will be a unrestricted free agent at the end of this..." October 05

  • Kenneth Faried eyes contract extension with Nuggets, admits trade talk affected him last season

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kenneth Faried was once thought to be untouchable in the eyes of those making decisions for the Nuggets, due to possessing a rare combination of athleticism and consistent all-out effort that simply can’t be taught. But there were trade rumors that persisted last season, in part due to Faried’s..." October 05

  • Pops Mensah-Bonsu Leaves Nuggets Camp

    Hoops Rumors "Pops Mensah-Bonsu has left the Nuggets training camp for personal reasons, and he won’t return, tweets Chris Dempsey of The Denver Post. This presumably means that Denver will place the four-year veteran’s non-guaranteed contract on waivers, though it’s unclear as to what the team’s plan is at..." October 02

  • Nuggets mascot in trouble after making unauthorized appearance at GOP rally

    Pro Basketball Talk "The man inside the mascot uniform for the Denver Nuggets is in a bit of trouble after putting on the outfit and attending a Colorado Republican rally without the organization’s knowledge. From David Krause of The Denver Post: Unbeknownst to the Denver Nuggets organization, mascot Rocky was..." October 01

  • Updated NBA season win totals released "The Westgate LV SuperBook released its updated list of 2014-15 NBA regular season win totals on Monday with LeBron James and his new-look Cavaliers topping the list. Here's a look at the odds for every team at the book: HAWKS 40.5 CELTICS 26.5 NETS..." October 01

  • Alonzo Gee Reaches Deal With Nuggets

    Real GM Basketball "Free agent forward Alonzo Gee has reached agreement on a deal with the Denver Nuggets, a source with knowledge told RealGM. After deciding on Monday to join the Nuggets, Gee will report to Denver training camp Tuesday. As one of the best players on the available market, the 6-foot-6 forward..." September 30

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    Shandel Richardson @ShandelRich

    Chris Andersen's new nickname is "Two Checks" because of the buyout with Nuggets.

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    Jeff Caplan @Caplan_NBA

    Dino Gallinari says his knee is doing great, mentally he's ready to go and plan is to play in #Nuggets 1st preseason game on Oct. 6.

  • Joe Alexander Signs Training Camp Deal With Nuggets

    Real GM Basketball "Free agent forward Joe Alexander has signed a training camp contract with the Denver Nuggets, a league source told RealGM. Alexander, who finalized his deal on Tuesday, was the No. 8 overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft to the Milwaukee Bucks. He averaged 4.7 points and 1.9 rebounds as a rookie,..." September 24

  • Marcus Williams To Sign One-Year Deal With Nuggets

    Real GM Basketball "Free agent Marcus Williams has reached agreement to sign a one-year contract with the Denver Nuggets, a league source told RealGM. Williams played collegiately at Arizona, where the 6-foot-7 forward played a starting role and averaged 16.6 points and 6.8 rebounds as a sophomore. Williams was..." September 22

  • J.J. Hickson suspended 5 games for drug violation

    SB Nation "Denver Nuggets center J.J. Hickson will miss five games of the regular season for breaking the NBA's anti-drug policy, the league announced Wednesday. The Denver Post's Chris Dempsey first reported the suspension and added the team is not expected to comment on the matter. Players who have..." September 18

  • What is Kenneth Faried's working-class game worth?

    Sporting News "The FIBA World Cup has been a classic good news/bad news situation for the Denver Nuggets. On one hand, the guy who is emerging as their best player, Kenneth Faried, has also proven to be one of the best players on the Team USA roster, and in the tournament in general. In seven games, Faried..." September 12

  • Nuggets' Danilo Gallinari voices displeasure with knee surgery "Denver Nuggets' forward Danilo Gallinari injured his ACL back in April of 2013, right before the Nuggets hit the playoffs. Instead of an ACL reconstruction, Gallinari had the ligament repaired through something called the "healing response" performed by famous knee surgeon Dr. Richard Steadman in..." September 07

  • Nuggets coach Brian Shaw proud of Kenneth Faried's work in Spain "Fan. Coach. Scout. Brian Shaw has been a combination all three while watching Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried rise to prominence with the U.S. Men’s National Team. While not surprised by Faried’s success at the 2014 FIBA World Cup, the second-year coach wants the Manimal’s momentum to..." September 05

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Faried clearly wants to stay with Nuggets and is mounting quite a contract drive as negotiations continue on extension to keep him in Denver

  • Timofey Mozgov not pushing to leave Nuggets in trade to Cavaliers

    Pro Basketball Talk "Yes, Timofey Mozgov would enjoy playing for David Blatt, his coach on the Russian national team. Of course, Mozgov would like lining up next to LeBron James, a superstar who makes his teammates better. But despite rumors of the Cavaliers trying to trade for him, Mozgov insists he doesn’t..." September 02

  • Lawson: ‘People are probably going to sleep on us’ "NBA schedules haven’t been out long, but Ty Lawson has already been studying up on the Denver Nuggets’ first month. “We’ve got the Chicago Bulls, the Cleveland Cavaliers twice, We got OKC twice,” Lawson said. “Our first month is crazy so I was like, ‘coach, we’ve both got to be ready coming..." August 30

  • NBA adding extra space along the baseline to increase safety

    SB Nation "There will be more space around the basket stanchion next season because the NBA is trying to improve player safety. The NBA is attempting to improve player safety by cutting down the amount of photographers around the basket stanchion, according to a memo from Rod Thorn, the league's president..." August 26

  • Cavs trying to trade for Nuggets center Timofey Mozgov "The Cleveland Cavaliers have been trying to work out a trade for Denver Nuggets center Timofey Mozgov for the past six to eight weeks, ESPN's Brian Windhorst said on ESPN Cleveland radio. Mozgov played for Cavaliers head coach David Blatt on the Russian national team. Blatt told Russian outlet..." August 26

  • Nuggets guard Randy Foye welcomes challenge in training camp "fter making a run at the franchise 3-point record last season, Denver Nuggets guard Randy Foye is ready for an encore in 2014-15. The arrival of fellow sharpshooter Arron Afflalo promises to add to the excitement. Foye made 189 3-pointers while starting 78 games at shooting guard last..." August 24

  • Kenneth Faried admits he was “extremely surprised” to get Team USA starting role

    Pro Basketball Talk "“He’s a rebounding specialist. He’s an energy specialist. So how does that fit in with the core group?” was what Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski said to PBT of Kenneth Faried back when Team USA was in Las Vegas. Those were the days before Kevin Durant left the team and changed the complexion of..." August 22

  • Anthony Randolph signs with Russia's Lokomotiv Kuban "Free agent forward Anthony Randolph signed a two-year deal with Lokomotiv Kuban on Monday, the Russian team announced. Lokomotiv has a team option on the second year. "I will try to be a successful player and get better every day, doing my best to help our team be better than their..." August 18

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    Shams Charania @ShamsCharania

    Undrafted rookie Jerrelle Benimon has agreed on a partially guaranteed two-year deal with the Denver Nuggets, league sources tell RealGM.

  • NBA releases 2014-2015 schedule: Spurs host Mavs in season opener "The NBA announced its 2014-2015 schedule Wednesday, and for the first time in seven years, LeBron James will not feature on its opening night. The season opens Tuesday, October 28th with the defending champion San Antonio Spurs raising their fifth banner before taking on the Dallas Mavericks...." August 13

  • The case for the Nuggets exploring a Roy Hibbert trade

    Denver Post "About a year-and-a-half ago, the Indiana Pacers dialed the Nuggets up and proposed a center swap of JaVale McGee for Roy Hibbert. For then Nuggets general manager Masai Ujiri, it was a non-starter. Hibbert, to that point hadn’t shown much outside of not exactly living up to a big contract. And..." August 12

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    Tommy Beer @TommyBeer

    Woj states that Cavs made a run at Timofey Mozgov (offering a 1st round pick) in hopes adding a big center and rim protection

  • Nuggets to sign Erick Green to 3-year deal "The Denver Nuggets have reached a contract agreement with point guard Erick Green, as first reported by Nikos Varlas of EuroHoops. The deal will be for three years, per Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski. Green was acquired by the Nuggets at last year's draft, when he was taken No. 46 overall. He..." July 25

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Denver's deal with Erick Green - 46th pick in 2013 Draft - will be three years, league source tells Yahoo. He played in Europe last season.

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    Mark Deeks @MarkDeeksNBA

    Nuggets have signed Jusuf Nurkic.

  • Nuggets will sign point guard Erick Green

    Denver Post "Point guard Erick Green fought through an exhaustive schedule in the last year to prove he belongs on an NBA roster — the Nuggets' roster — and now he's played his way in. Green will sign a contract with the Nuggets, a source confirmed, and will be with the team when training camp starts in the..." July 23

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Ex-Nuggets head coach Jeff Bzdelik is expected to sign a contract to become an assistant coach with the Grizzlies tomorrow, a source said.

  • NBA Union Spent $5.4 Million on Audit of Boss Hunter

    Bloomberg "The National Basketball Association players’ union spent about $5.42 million on the internal audit that resulted in the firing of Executive Director Billy Hunter, according to public records. The union spent $5,421,965 on matters pertaining to what it labeled NBPA Internal Review &..." July 23

  • Report: 76ers, Nuggets, Celtics could be third team in Love trade "The Sporting News reports that teams are "lining up" to try and be the third team in a potential Kevin Love deal, no matter who gets Love. The Nuggets, 76ers, and Boston are mentioned as potential landing spots for extra assets in a Love deal. "When a deal like this takes a long time, there..." July 23

  • Sources: NBA warned touring stars of participating in events in Manila

    Yahoo! Sports "The NBA warned a touring group of its stars that they could face financial fines for participating in clinics in Manila, Philippines, that include short scrimmages and games of "H-O-R-S-E," league sources told Yahoo Sports. Several NBA stars, including Blake Griffin, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard..." July 22

  • Jan Vesely exits NBA historically quickly

    Pro Basketball Talk "Jan Vesely entered the NBA with a kiss. He’s now kissing the league goodbye. After being drafted No. 6 overall by the Wizards in 2011, Vesely has signed in Turkey (hat tip: Ben Standig of CSN Washington). Spending so little time in the NBA after being drafted so high is rare. Unless..." July 22

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    Sportando @sportando

    Jan Vesely is heading to @fenerbahceulker, according to sources. As we reported this afternoon, Fenerbahce was pursuing the Czech forward

  • Afflalo believes Nuggets can win big "Now that's he's back on the Nuggets, Arron Afflalo believes Denver has the makings of a championship club. Afflalo was re-acquired by the Nuggets in a draft-night trade with the Orlando Magic after being traded as part of a four-team 12-player deal in 2012 that helped Dwight Howard go to the..." July 17