Nuggets Rumors & News

  • Nuggets Rebuilding Around Gallinari, Nurkic; Could Trade Lawson, Faried

    Real GM Basketball "The Denver Nuggets are expected to make Ty Lawson and/or Kenneth Faried available in trade talks before the June 25th draft. The Nuggets believe Danilo Gallinari and Jusuf Nurkic are the two centerpieces of their rebuilding efforts." May 22

  • Behind the Scenes of the NBA Draft Lottery

    Grantland "A few thoughts on the playoff interruption that is the annual NBA draft lottery … • The best thing about the lottery is watching some of the world’s most sophisticated basketball thinkers sweat over the order in which numbered Ping-Pong balls get sucked up a tube. The absurdity hits home in the..." May 21

  • Nuggets C Jusuf Nurkic to undergo knee surgery

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "Nuggets center Jusuf Nurkic will have knee surgery Wednesday in Los Angeles, keeping him off the court for the next 3-to-4 months, according to reporter Igor Marinovic." May 20

  • 5d
    SportsCenter @SportsCenter

    NBA Draft top 10: 1. Timberwolves 2. Lakers 3. 76ers 4. Knicks 5. Magic 6. Kings 7. Nuggets 8. Pistons 9. Hornets 10. Heat

  • Why NBA Has So Many Dumb Rules--And Won't Change Them "There’s a reason the NBA has dumb rules like Hack-a-Shaq, which is messing up a perfectly good post-season, dating back to the 1940s when the league emerged from the bushes in Tri-Cities and Ft. Wayne. We always did it this way. I didn’t say it had a good reason. If hacking represents the..." May 19

  • Nikola Jokic expected to sign with Denver Nuggets; Wilson Chandler’s contract guaranteed

    Denver Post "There are a couple of hurdles to get through, but the Nuggets are expected to have 2014 second-round draft pick Nikola Jokic signed and ready to roll prior to the Nuggets’ summer league in Las Vegas in July. The 20-year-old Jokic, a 6-11, 253-pound Serbian center, played last season for KK Mega..." May 10

  • Nuggets And Magic Still Waiting

    Basketball Insiders "While the Oklahoma City Thunder wasted little time in naming their next head coach, hiring Billy Donovan roughly eight days after firing long-time head coach Scott Brooks, both the Denver Nuggets and Orlando Magic seem to be in a holding pattern on their next hire. Source close to the process..." May 08

  • Will Barton, Nuggets hope for return engagement next season

    Denver Post "Will Barton wants to return to the Nuggets. The Nuggets want Will Barton to return. The two sides will work together this summer to see if they can make it happen. "I definitely would like to come back," Barton said. "They gave me a chance. I feel like we've got some good guys on this team, and..." May 07

  • Report: NBA in negotiations with “global sports betting companies” to partner in Europe

    Pro Basketball Talk "When NBA Commissioner Adam Silver came out in support of legalized gambling legislation, there was one motivation behind it — money. Silver looked at things like the Barclays Premiere League where three teams have their kit/jersey deal with an online gambling company, and numerous other teams..." May 06

  • Report: Ty Lawson Could Still Be Trade Target For Celtics This Offseason

    NESN "The Boston Celtics appear to be set at the point guard position, but they reportedly would not be opposed to adding another this offseason. Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson, whom the Celtics pursued at this year’s trade deadline, still is a candidate to end up in Boston, according to..." May 06

  • Report: NBA could eliminate Hack-a-Shaq strategy "The NBA is considering a rule change that will punish teams for employing the Hack-a-Shaq strategy, according to a report from Ken Berger of NBA commissioner Adam Silver recently said that he expects the NBA to engage in "full-throated" discussions about the possibility of..." May 05

  • NBA Commissioner Sends Veiled Warning to Players' Union Regarding Labor Deal

    Bleacher Report "If NBA players opt out of the league's labor agreement in 2017, they might find themselves staring at some familiar and unsettling proposals: a hard salary cap, shorter contracts, smaller raises and perhaps an end to guaranteed contracts. No one is making that threat directly, at least not yet,..." May 04

  • Ty Lawson's time in Denver may be nearing end

    Denver Post "As with pretty much anything that hits the Internet, even if it's deleted, it doesn't mean it's gone. Ty Lawson knows that. His last basketball-related words as a Nuggets player could be a simple, fateful phrase. "I wish." Last week on Instagram he was asked by a Dallas Mavericks fan..." May 03

  • Ty Lawson gives interesting response to question on Instagram

    Denver Stiffs "Looks like Ty Lawson is making his feelings known about his future it seems Nuggets erstwhile point guard Ty Lawson posted a picture on his Instagram (since deleted) about he and his daughter going somewhere. Looks like they are on a plane Pretty innocuous to say the least. Ty had previously..." April 27

  • NBA signs deal with Stance to become official league sock

    The Score "The NBA is filling some big shoes with its latest licensing deal. The league has inked a multi-year deal with Stance, a sock manufacturer, to put its logo on socks worn during games starting next season, according to Bloomberg's Scott Soshnick. John Wilson, founder and president of Stance,..." April 27

  • NBA Announces First Game in Africa

    Sportsnaut "For the first time ever, the NBA is going to take its talents to Africa. The Association announced on Wednesday that it will play its first-ever exhibition game on the continent on August 1st in Johannesburg, South Africa. The game will feature Team Africa, led by South Sudanese native Luol..." April 24

  • Magic, Nuggets Expected To Have Interest In Scott Brooks

    Real GM Basketball "Scott Brooks will become a top candidate for the head coaching vacancies of the Orlando Magic and Denver Nuggets. Brooks was fired by the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday." April 22

  • Adam Silver on gambling: 'It's good for business, I don't want to hide from that' "NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been outspoken on the topic of sports gambling -- back in November, he wrote an op-ed in the New York Times where he argued that betting "should be brought out of the underground." On Monday, as a guest on the Boomer & Carton show, he was asked about talking to..." April 20

  • Wish list: Ty Lawson to L.A.; Danilo Gallinari in lead role

    Denver Post "Amid the ashes of a lost Nuggets season, forward Danilo Gallinari stood tall, vowing to do whatever it takes to become an NBA all-star, while point guard Ty Lawson cleaned out his locker and quietly slipped out a side door to get on with his summer vacation. And that little scene tells you all..." April 18

  • Nike Close To Taking Over NBA Apparel Rights From Adidas With Long-Term Deal

    Sports Business Daily "Nike is close to securing a long-term NBA uniform rights deal. Sources said the framework for a deal has been reached, the outline of which will be presented to ownership today in N.Y. during a meeting of the Exec Committee and tomorrow before the full NBA BOG. Multiple sources said that while the..." April 17

  • 38d
    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Starting next season, NBA and NBPA agree to add HGH blood testing to anti-drug program.

  • Warriors beat Nuggets, finish season 67-15

    CSN Bay Area "It was only fitting the Warriors would close this remarkable regular season by passing a few more milestones. Their 133-126 victory over Denver in the season finale Wednesday night at Oracle Arena made the final regular-season statement about their superiority over the past six months. The..." April 16

  • Nuggets begin coach search with several candidates on list

    Yahoo! Sports "The Denver Nuggets will begin their coaching search on Thursday, a process that will include serious consideration of interim coach Melvin Hunt, league sources told Yahoo Sports. After replacing Brian Shaw, Hunt had the Nuggets playing much better basketball, finishing a 30-52 season on a much..." April 16

  • Clippers defeat Denver 110-103 and clinch homecourt advantage for first round

    L.A. Daily News "The Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night played host to the Denver Nuggets in their second-to-last regular-season game. But the bigger focus was on who the Clippers might play in the first round of the playoffs, which begin this weekend. The possibilities were any one of five teams — San..." April 14

  • LeBron No. 1 in jersey sales; Bulls are top-selling team "The Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James once again leads the National Basketball Association's list of most popular jerseys. This marks the sixth consecutive time James has claimed the No. 1 position on the list and his third such honor as a member of the Cavaliers. The rankings are based on overall..." April 14

  • 41d
    Rowan Kavner @RowanKavner

    Jameer Nelson out and Gallinari is "most probably" out, according to Hunt

  • Kenneth Faried scores 30 as Nuggets beat Kings in George Karl's return

    Denver Post "The love for George Karl poured from the stands, just as it always did. Many fans hadn't had an opportunity to say goodbye to Karl, or even good luck. But before Sunday's game at the Pepsi Center, the crowd found a way to say it missed the man and was happy to see him again, showering him with..." April 13

  • Sources: NBA's president of basketball operations Rod Thorn to retire from NBA

    Yahoo! Sports "Rod Thorn, on his second run as the NBA's president of basketball operations, plans to leave the league office and retire in August, sources told Yahoo Sports. Thorn is highly regarded around the league, a figure who commands respect among executives, coaches and players. Thorn, 73, returned..." April 13

  • Pepsi takes over as NBA sponsor in new deal

    Sports Business Daily "PepsiCo has signed a five-year NBA deal, making it one of the league’s largest sponsors and ending a 29-year relationship between Coke and the NBA. The deal includes Pepsi’s extensive portfolio of salty snacks, like Doritos and Ruffles, and packages rights to the WNBA, NBA D-League and USA..." April 13

  • 42d
    Nate Timmons @NateTimmonsCO

    #Nuggets announce the signing of Jamaal Franklin (San Diego State, drafted by Grizzlies).

  • Felton’s late basket lifts Mavericks to wild double-OT win over Nuggets

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The most popular player on the Dallas Mavericks’ team produced the biggest play of the game Friday night at the Pepsi Center. Raymond Felton, who has struggled mightily with injuries and with receiving playing time this season, scored on a driving layup with just 1.5 seconds left as the Mavs..." April 11

  • Matt Barnes Recalls Stealing Money From Allen Iverson at Strip Clubs

    Complex "Allen Iverson's free-spending ways have been well-documented in his post-NBA days. A player who used to buy an entirely new set of clothes wherever he went (he apparently didn't like luggage), Iverson's spending habits caught up to him in 2012, when it was reported his expenses totaled over..." April 11

  • Nuggets To Sign Jamaal Franklin For Remainder Of Season

    Real GM Basketball "The Denver Nuggets are planning to sign D-League L.A. guard Jamaal Franklin for the remainder of the season, league sources tell RealGM." April 10

  • Nuggets bury Lakers under avalanche of scoring

    Denver Stiffs "Kenneth Faried led all scorers with 29 points while Danilo Gallinari set a season high in three pointers made hitting 7 of 14 from deep while finishing with 27 points as the Denver Nuggets defeated the crestfallen Lakers of Los Angeles 119-101. Denver raced out to a 27-13 lead in the first..." April 09

  • NBA union announces awards players will vote on

    USA Today "Kevin Durant may finally be getting his way. Sort of. Nearly three months after the Oklahoma City Thunder star voiced his opinion that NBA players should vote on the league's regular season awards instead of the media, first-year National Basketball Players Association executive director..." April 08

  • 46d
    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    NBA teams just notified that Denver, as expected, has been awarded Shavlik Randolph off waivers. Randolph cleared at 5 PM after BOS release

  • Calipari, Mutumbo highlight Basketball Hall of Fame class "The Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame announced its 2015 class Monday, and among the 11 members to be enshrined in the Hall in September are current Kentucky coach John Calipari, eight-time NBA All-Star Dikembe Mutombo and three-time WNBA MVP Lisa Leslie. The announcement was made in..." April 06

  • 50d
    Chris Dempsey @dempseypost

    Jameer Nelson has a right hip flexor strain and WILL NOT return #Nuggets

  • Nuggets wanted two first-round draft picks for Ty Lawson

    Pro Basketball Talk "At the time of the trade deadline rumors are flying everywhere. Separating teams that are genuinely looking to make a move from teams just looking for a steal can be hard to determine. Case in point, the Denver Nuggets. They wanted to make some moves at the trade deadline — Timofey Mozgov was..." April 04

  • Nuggets Sought Two First Rounders For Ty Lawson At Deadline

    Real GM Basketball "The Denver Nuggets discussed trades involving Ty Lawson at the deadline and sources said they sought multiple first round picks. The Utah Jazz will own a lottery pick and could include another asset to move the needle for the Nuggets to trade Lawson." April 03

  • Jazz win third in a row, beat Nuggets 98-84

    Salt Lake Tribune "Early this season, Dante Exum wasn't even allowed to drive. The 19-year-old Aussie point guard had to rely on teammates and even, on occasion, his mother to get him to practices and games before he was licensed to get behind the wheel in the States. Since then, it's been driving on the court..." April 02

  • Kenneth Faried optimistic summer changes will bring Nuggets success

    Denver Post "It's destined to be a very busy summer of retooling for the Nuggets, but one of their biggest names, Kenneth Faried, doesn't expect a roster restoration to prevent the team's ability to bounce back next season. "I'm a very positive person," Faried said. "I always believe that we can bounce back..." April 01

  • NBPA's Michele Roberts sees no reason for 2017 work stoppage, warns NBA against 'cry of poverty'

    Yahoo! Sports "It's been a pretty exciting regular season, and it looks like it ought to be a similarly thrilling postseason push to June's NBA Finals. But amid all the bright, shining Stephen Curry bombs, James Harden stepbacks and Anthony Davis detonations, it's become difficult to ignore the stormclouds..." March 31

  • Report: Salary cap could rise to $105 million in 2017-18

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA’s current salary cap is $63.065 million. Larry Coon projects $67.4 million for next season. When I projected future caps under the new national TV contracts, using admittedly conservative numbers, I got $87 million for 2016-17 and $94 million for 2017-18. Either the league..." March 28

  • Alonzo Mourning Confirms That Dikembe Mutombo Used To Walk Into Clubs And Shout “Who Wants To Sex Mutombo?”

    Barstool Sports Chicago "Good news, the entire world isn’t totally going to shit. I know Mutombo denied the urban legend but come on, we all want to live in a world where Dikembe Mutombo used to walk into clubs and shout “Who Wants To Sex Mutombo?”. That needed to happen. So thank god for Alonzo Mourning, because now this..." March 27

  • Sixers smother Nuggets late to snap 16-game road skid

    CSN Philly "One day after coming apart down the stretch, the Sixers played perhaps their best fourth quarter of the entire season. The Sixers dominated the Denver Nuggets in the final frame on Wednesday to walk away with a 99-85 win. The victory snapped their 16-game road skid. The Sixers outscored the..." March 26

  • Will Barton wants to stay with Nuggets beyond this season

    Denver Post "It's all going according to plan. Will Barton wanted a chance, a true chance to play and show he was an NBA-level player. He's gotten that chance with the Nuggets. And he's made the most of it. And now he's identified the Nuggets organization as a place he'd like to stay beyond this..." March 25

  • Danilo Gallinari scores 40 to lead Nuggets past Magic

    Denver Post "Danilo Gallinari sat out the first game of the Nuggets' two-step through Florida, getting a couple of extra nights to heal after hurting his foot against Houston in addition to his return from knee surgery. Suffice to say he made up for lost time Sunday night. The big Italian rained down a..." March 23

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver talks potential labor strife, draft lottery changes and salary cap

    Houston Chronicle "NBA commissioner Adam Silver remained optimistic about many of the changes he has sought, but said the changes to the draft lottery approved by the majority of NBA teams will likely be postponed because the NBA Players Association turned down his proposal for a more gradual increase of the salary..." March 21

  • James Harden puts on a show for Clutch City greats as Rockets top Nuggets

    Houston Chronicle "Game recognizes game, but rarely so spectacularly. As the champions of the Rockets’ past looked on, the Rockets of present rolled long enough for Hakeem Olajuwon to suggest that they could join them. But just another win would not be sufficient for the occasion. It had to be memorable. It..." March 20