Nuggets Rumors & News

  • Nuggets hand Nets 15th straight loss

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- With Denver's young star off his game, the newcomer did his best Nikola Jokic impersonation. It worked out well for the Nuggets. Mason Plumlee stepped in for the struggling Jokic and finished two assists shy of a triple-double, Gary Harris scored a career-high 25 points and..." February 25

  • Kings start new era with win over Nuggets

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Kentucky product Willie Cauley-Stein dropped hints during the Kings' first practice after the All-Star break that he was ready to assert himself the way a former Wildcats big man used to do for Sacramento. He didn't mention that yet another former Kentucky product would..." February 24

  • Nuggets' Malone wonders 'what if' about Cousins, Kings

    CSN Bay Area "It seems like yesterday that Michael Malone was leading a Sacramento Kings team featuring DeMarcus Cousins, Isaiah Thomas and Rudy Gay into battle every night. Less than three years later, only Gay remains with the franchise and he’s out for the season with a torn left Achilles. Thomas left..." February 24

  • Roy Hibbert has been traded to Denver for a draft pick

    Fantasy Pros "Roy Hibbert has been traded by the Bucks to the Denver Nuggets for a protected second-round pick on Thursday. Hibbert will join Nikola Jokic and Mason Plumlee in Denver likely seeing only a few minutes." February 23

  • Report: Nuggets made ‘monster offer’ for Paul George

    Larry Brown Sports "The Denver Nuggets reportedly had serious interest in Paul George before Thursday’s NBA trade deadline, and they are said to have made a substantial offer for the star swingman. According to Marc Stein and Chris B. Haynes of ESPN, Denver made a “monster offer” for George, but the deal may have..." February 23

  • With less than 24 hours left, NBA trade deadline heats up

    KSL "We're not under 24 hours until the NBA's trade deadline. Here's what's going on with the Jazz and around the NBA. Derrick Favors trade looks unlikely Monday, ESPN's Zach Lowe reported that the Jazz have tested the market for Derrick Favors, seeing what kind of interest there is in the Jazz's..." February 22

  • Ending Contracts To Watch At The Deadline

    Basketball Insiders "The Ending Contracts With the 2017 NBA Trade Deadline approaching on Thursday, February 23 at 3 p.m. EST, there is more and more chatter in NBA circles, and the biggest questions facing NBA teams is what to do with their ending contract or possible ending contract players. The bulk of deals..." February 21

  • Big questions, lots of answers before NBA trade deadline

    ESPN "Only a week or so ago, most league executives anticipated a quiet deadline. So many teams were in desperate win-now mode, few would sell off quality veterans to the grease the trade wheels. Teams just outside the contender circle wouldn't mortgage the future for a suicide mission against Golden..." February 21

  • Clippers, Thunder reportedly pushing for Wilson Chandler

    CBS Sports "The Clippers have been riddled with injuries (as usual), and it’s no secret that Russell Westbrook needs some help in Oklahoma City, so it makes sense that both teams would be looking to add a piece at the trade deadline. That piece, according to The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski, could be..." February 19

  • Jamal Murray sets career-high in Team World win over Team USA

    CBS Sports "Denver Nuggets sharpshooter Jamal Murray topped his regular-season high in the Rising Stars Challenge with a cool 36-point outing to pace Team World to a 150-141 win over Team USA on Friday. Murray’s previous regular-season high was 24 points. “I just kept yelling, ‘I’m hot, I’m hot!’ Murray..." February 18

  • Wiggins nets 40 as Timberwolves beat Nuggets

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Andrew Wiggins' neon green shoes make him easy to see on the court. It does not mean he can be stopped. Wiggins continued his torrid stretch with 40 points, his fourth 40-point game of the season, and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Denver Nuggets 112-99 on Wednesday night...." February 16

  • Nuggets bury Warriors with record-tying 24 treys

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Nikola Jokic did everything but attempt a 3-pointer Monday night. If he had, the Denver Nuggets might have set an NBA record from beyond the arc. Instead, they settled for sharing the record in a statement victory against the league's best team. Juancho Hernangomez hit six of..." February 14

  • Scorching hot Nuggets tie NBA 3-point record in stunning win over Warriors

    CBS Sports "Lots of NBA teams have been trying to solve the riddle of how to beat the Golden State Warriors this season, but the Nuggets figured out the answer on Monday night: just never miss a shot. The Nuggets tied an NBA record by making 24 3-pointers en route to an impressive 132-110 home victory over..." February 14

  • Kevin Durant to Nuggets Fan Chirping About Playoffs: "We'll Sweep Your Ass"

    The Big Lead "The Denver Nuggets sank an NBA-record 24 threes on Monday night in a 132-110 victory over the Golden State Warriors. If the season ended today, these two teams would meet in the first round of the NBA Playoffs. A hopeful Nuggets fan aware of the possibility told some of the Warriors players..." February 14

  • Nurkic: Portland is the 'perfect place for me'

    Oregonian "After arriving into town at noon, being poked and prodded by Trail Blazers team doctors, Jusuf Nurkic expressed excitement and optimism about the Monday trade that brought him to Portland. "I'm happy to be here; really excited," he said Monday at the Moda Center, a few minutes before the..." February 14

  • Portland Trail Blazers players stunned by trade of Mason Plumlee, who was 'like a brother'

    Oregonian "When Meyers Leonard sat down for breakfast Sunday morning at the Portland Trail Blazers practice facility, he overheard CJ McCollum and Damian Lillard having a serious conversation. "I asked what they were talking about," Leonard said. The answer was a stunner: Mason Plumlee had been..." February 13

  • Raptors, Clippers among teams keeping tabs on Gallinari

    Bleacher Report "Stein reported there is a "growing belief" Denver will trade its leading scorer based on the likelihood of his opting out of the final year of his contract at season's end. The Toronto Raptors and Los Angeles Clippers are considered two likely destinations. Gallinari is currently averaging 17.2..." February 12

  • Portland trades Mason Plumlee to Denver for Jusuf Nurkic

    Sportsnaut "The Portland Trailblazers made a surprising move Sunday when they traded Mason Plumlee and a second-round pick to the Denver Nuggets in exchange for Jusuf Nurkic and a first-round pick. Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical first reported this trade. This move is surprising because the..." February 12

  • James, Irving carry Cavaliers past Nuggets

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- Denver Nuggets coach Mike Malone has seen this before. After coaching LeBron James for five years as an assistant during James' first tour in Cleveland, Malone has plenty of experience watching the game's most dominant player pick teams apart with his passing and shooting...." February 11

  • Mike Malone: ‘We’re ready to proclaim that Nikola Jokic is a star’

    Larry Brown Sports "Mike Malone wants you to know that Nikola Jokic has officially arrived. After Jokic posted a career-high 40 points to go along with nine rebounds and five assists in a 131-123 win over the New York Knicks on Friday, the Denver Nuggets head coach said that it was time to let the cat out of the..." February 11

  • Jokic's 40 carry Nuggets past Knicks

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- They call him 'the Joker,' but there is nothing funny about Nikola Jokic's game. The second-year center from Serbia poured in a career-high 40 points to lead the Denver Nuggets to a 131-123 victory over the New York Knicks on Friday night at Madison Square Garden. Jokic was..." February 10

  • NBA, Take-Two to Create Professional Videogame League

    Fox Sports "Think you’re one of the best NBA 2K players on the planet? Now, you’ll be able to prove it — and maybe even make a living doing it. The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. announced plans Wednesday to launch the NBA 2K eLeague, a new, professional..." February 09

  • Schroder guides Hawks past Nuggets

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks head out to the West Coast for their final games before the All-Star break with a victory after continuing their winning ways at home against the Denver Nuggets. Dennis Schroder had 24 points and 10 assists as the Hawks, up by 20 points early in the third..." February 08

  • Adrian Wojnarowski Is Close To Joining ESPN

    Deadspin "NBA scoopmaster Adrian Wojnarowski is close to an agreement to leave Yahoo and join ESPN, according to multiple sources, a huge shakeup in the basketball reporting world that will have a wider-reaching effects beyond where you get your news. And according to one source, Wojnarowski isn’t the only..." February 08

  • Nuggets halt Mavericks' four-game win streak

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Nikola Jokic tormented the Dallas Mavericks in the first two games this season, but when foul trouble held him in check, Will Barton took over. Barton scored a season-high 31 points and grabbed eight rebounds, Gary Harris had 20 points and the Denver Nuggets beat the Dallas..." February 07

  • Report: NBA also reduces projected 2018-19 salary cap to $103 million

    Pro Basketball Talk "Adam Silver said he dislikes the 1+1 contracts signed by players like LeBron James and Kevin Durant. The NBA commissioner might soon see players lock into longer deals more often and switch teams less often. Not only does it now project the 2017-18 salary cap to reach just $102 million, the..." February 07

  • Pitbull, Travis Scott and 'Inside the NBA' live will be at All-Star Weekend

    USA Today "TNT wants to party with you in New Orleans. The cable network is throwing a four-day bash for NBA All-Star Weekend, starting Thursday night with a free show from rapper Travis Scott and continuing all the way to Sunday. It's the "NBA on TNT Road Show," an extension of the branding the league..." February 07

  • Popovich achieves milestone win with help from Spurs' veterans

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- Two of the players most responsible for Gregg Popovich's continued coaching success, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker, were major contributors Saturday night in the San Antonio Spurs' 121-97 win over the Denver Nuggets that allowed Popovich to move to the top of the standings for..." February 05

  • Jokic's first triple-double helps Nuggets topple Bucks

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Nikola Jokic's philosophy is an assist makes two people happy -- the scorer and the passer. Friday, he turned that belief into a milestone night. Jokic returned to the lineup with 20 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists for his first career triple-double, and the Denver Nuggets..." February 04

  • Nikola Jokic has great story about accepting game ball from Michael Malone

    Larry Brown Sports "Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic is quickly making a name for himself in the NBA, both for his on-court play and some rather amusing off-court stories. Joking put up 20 points, collected 13 rebounds, and dished out 11 assists for his first career triple-double on Friday night, making him a..." February 04

  • Grizzlies easily handle shorthanded Nuggets

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The Denver Nuggets started Wednesday night shorthanded and then lost two more players. The Memphis Grizzlies were happy to take advantage of the situation. Marc Gasol scored 24 points, Mike Conley scored 16 of his 18 points in the first half, and the Grizzlies beat the depleted..." February 02

  • Nuggets exploring trade market for Emmanuel Mudiay

    Sportsnaut "At 21-27 on the season, the Denver Nuggets are right in the thick of the playoff race in the Western Conference. They enter Thursday’s action in a statistical tie with the Portland Trail Blazers for the eighth spot. A lot of this has to do its Denver’s young players stepping up during the..." February 02

  • Wilson Chandler reportedly wants out of Denver

    USA Today "As the NBA’s Feb. 23 trade deadline approaches, the Denver Nuggets arre widely seen as a team that will likely be active. And if 29-year-old forward Wilson Chandler has his way, all that trade chatter will lead to him changing jerseys sometime soon. According to two people with knowledge of..." February 02

  • Russell facilitates Lakers' win over Nuggets

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Nick Young couldn't resist shooting advice toward Los Angeles Lakers teammate D'Angelo Russell. "He needs to start passing the ball a little bit more like that," Young said. Russell returned from an injury absence to score 22 points and hand out a career-high 10 assists,..." February 01

  • Six NBA Teams Still Below Salary Floor For 2016/17

    Hoops Rumors "With the NBA’s 2017 trade deadline fast approaching, it’s worth taking a look at which teams around the league remain below the salary floor for the 2016/17 season. Each NBA club is required to spend at least 90% of the cap in each league year — if a team doesn’t meet that requirement, it will..." January 30

  • Nuggets breeze past Suns

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- It took about 16 minutes for the Denver Nuggets to adjust to life without starting center Nikola Jokic. Once they did, they dominated the Phoenix Suns for a fourth straight time this season. Danilo Gallinari had a season-high 32 points and the Denver Nuggets scored 18 of their 36..." January 29

  • Cavaliers could target Shelvin Mack, Jameer Nelson in trades

    Pro Basketball Talk "LeBron James wants a backup point guard on the roster, and for all the Twitter haters saying “stop your whining and just play” LeBron isn’t wrong. The Cavaliers let Matthew Dellavedova walk last summer because of the cost (with tax he would have cost them north of $30 million) and they had Mo..." January 28

  • Jokic, Nuggets run past Suns

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- As Nikola Jokic lay on the court, pounding the floor in pain and his team gathered around him, the Denver Nuggets were bracing for the worst. Thirty minutes later, Jokic was sitting at his locker with an icepack on his left hip and joking with his teammates. It was the best news of..." January 27

  • Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic slated for MRI on injured hip

    NBA.com "Nuggets center Nikola Jokic is slated for an MRI on Friday after suffering a strained left hip late in Thursday's 127-120 victory over the Suns. Jokic totaled 29 points, 14 rebounds, eight assists and two blocks before leaving with 1:47 remaining. " January 27

  • Russell Westbrook, Isaiah Thomas lead All-Star Game reserves; Joel Embiid left off list

    Pro Basketball Talk "After the fans/media/players picked the NBA All-Star Game starters, the tough job falls to the coaches: Pick the seven reserves for each side. Hard because each squad has about a dozen deserving guys, and while a few on each side are no brainers it also means some difficult cuts. Cuts will be..." January 26

  • Eight NBA players set to be traded before the deadline

    Sportsnaut "As the NBA continues towards what promises to be an intriguing final couple months of the regular season, the Association itself is bracing for the All-Star Game. Shortly after that, the trade deadline will come and go. These are two in-season events that mark the difference between ho-hum..." January 26

  • Veterans guide Nuggets past Jazz

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The Denver Nuggets' young roster got a lesson in closing out games from two crafty veterans. Jameer Nelson scored seven of his 17 points in the final 3:55, Darrell Arthur had 16 points and eight rebounds, both season highs, and the Nuggets held on to beat the Utah Jazz 103-93 on..." January 25

  • Five NBA Players Who Won't Be Traded—But Should Be

    SI "The NBA trade deadline is roughly a month away, and that means we're about to enter peak rumor season around the league. It's already begun, really. In the past week, we learned that Ricky Rubio is reportedly on the block, and that the Pistons and Wolves were discussing a Rubio-for-Reggie Jackson..." January 25

  • Cavs interested in Rajon Rondo, Jameer Nelson, Deron Williams

    CBS Sports "LeBron James publicly challenged the Cleveland Cavaliers front office to make a move on Monday. After their fifth loss in seven games, a 124-122 defeat at the hands of the New Orleans Pelicans with Anthony Davis watching from the sideline, James declared -- with profanity! -- that the Cavaliers..." January 24

  • Nuggets waive Mo Williams, sign Johnny O'Bryant to 10-day

    Real GM Basketball "The Denver Nuggets will sign Johnny O'Bryant to a 10-day contract. O'Bryant has been playing for the Northern Arizona Suns of the D-League." January 24

  • Denver reportedly claimed Mo Williams off waivers. Again. Then will waive him. Again.

    Pro Basketball Talk "This is starting to make Vanilla Sky easy to follow. It’s all about the dead-money contract of Mo Williams, and the Sixers and Nuggets trying to save a few bucks. Everything starts with Williams being owed $2.2 million this season, however, he decided he didn’t want to play anymore and didn’t..." January 24

  • Nuggets rout Clippers with rare display of defense

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The Denver Nuggets have been living on their offense, but they discovered that it's helpful to play a little defense. The Nuggets clamped down from the start and held the Los Angeles Clippers to 41.7 percent shooting, rolling to a 123-98 victory Saturday night. Nikola Jokic..." January 22

  • Towns lifts Timberwolves past Nuggets

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- In the first half, the anticipated matchup between Minnesota's Karl-Anthony Towns and Denver's Nikola Jokic was fulfilling as their two teams traded offensive blows with little defense to show from either team. Towns owned the second half and the Timberwolves pulled out..." January 22

  • Nuggets Hope To Trade Jusuf Nurkic By Deadline

    Real GM Basketball "The Denver Nuggets are actively working on finding a trade to move Jusuf Nurkic before the deadline. Nurkic will become eligible for a contract extension this summer and then become a restricted free agent in 2018. The Nuggets have acknowledged that a pairing of Nikola Jokic and Nurkic..." January 21

  • All-Star Leonard lifts Spurs over Nuggets

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- Quality depth through the grueling NBA season is often the factor that separates the league's contenders from its pretenders. No team knows that more than San Antonio, which habitually rests some of its older players and expects little to no let-down from its reserves, no matter..." January 20

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