Nuggets Rumors & News

  • Nuggets tout "white pride" uniforms

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Nuggets unveiled an awesome sleek white uniform last year. They called it their “WHITEGOLD” alternate, and it was part of the NBA’s “Pride” series of uniforms. So far, so good. Denver had a clean new look and another source of revenue from jersey sales. But, after some hiccups last year,..." October 21

  • Report: New CBA deal “within sight,” one-and-done rule remians

    Pro Basketball Talk "Nobody likes the NBA’s one-and-done rule. Adam Silver and the owners want to extend that to two seasons out of high school, and they have colleges in their corner (while a couple of coaches know how to work the one-and-done system, none of them prefer it). The players want to be able to make the..." October 20

  • The NBA sent players to Google, Facebook to help answer the biggest questions of their careers

    Business Insider "C.J. Watson’s mom pushed him at a young age to get ready for the “real world,” making him learn how to write checks, do mock job interviews, and accompany her to work. Watson wasn’t sure if he was going to keep playing basketball, much less make the NBA, and his mom wanted him to be prepared..." October 20

  • Nuggets are hoping bigger can be better in a small ball NBA

    Denver Post "This was rare. Golden State had won its preseason game over the Nuggets on Friday night. But Warriors coach Steve Kerr was forced to describe his vaunted Death Lineup in terms that were less than superlative. “The Death Unit was more like the Having Trouble Breathing Unit,” Kerr said, with that..." October 17

  • Nuggets’ Emmanuel Mudiay leaves with ankle sprain

    Today's Fastbreak "Denver Nuggets point guard Emmanuel Mudiay suffered a sprained right ankle in Friday night’s pre-season game against the Golden State Warriors and would not return to action following the injury. He would appear in 20 minutes of action Friday, scoring nine points on 3-for-9 shooting and adding two..." October 15

  • Nuggets cut ties with three players, trim roster to 17

    BNS Denver "The Denver Nuggets announced Saturday that they have waived D.J. Kennedy, JaKarr Sampson and Axel Toupane. After the roster moves, the Nuggets roster currently stands at 17 players. Toupane, 24, spent part of last year with Denver after the Nuggets signed him out of the D-League for the last..." October 15

  • NBA Considering Possibility Of Expansion?

    Hoops Rumors "As the NBA and NBPA work toward finalizing a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, the league is also reportedly considering the possibility of expansion, according to Kevin Nesgoda of While no NBA teams are expected to relocate anytime soon, the league apparently hasn’t ruled out..." October 13

  • Basketball back to being fun again for reinvigorated for Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried

    Denver Post "By the time last season ended, Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried needed a re-charge. Basketball had ceased to become fun. It was this thing that he did but without the passion that is his trademark. Faried is a player that needs to be happy to be at his best. The pressure of a new contract,..." October 13

  • Zach Lowe's crazy predictions for the 2016-17 NBA season

    ESPN "Even the NBA, the most predictable major U.S. pro sports league, is fraught with uncertainty. The Golden State Warriors blew a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals! But making predictions is a useful thought exercise, and it's healthy to creep out on a limb once in a while. As usual, we throw darts at..." October 12

  • NBA uniform ad sales face complications

    ESPN "It's been almost five months since the NBA announced it would allow its 30 teams to sell small advertising patches on jerseys beginning in the 2017-18 season. So why has only one team -- the Philadelphia 76ers -- made a deal, one that was announced the very first day deals could be done? We..." October 09

  • Adam Silver optimistic NBA can avoid lockout

    USA Today "From the start of discussions about a new collective bargaining agreement between the NBA and players, NBA commissioner Adam Silver has pledged optimism that the two sides can avoid a lockout. That scenario becomes more and more plausible following Silver’s comments during a trip to China for..." October 09

  • Nuggets eye getting a D-League affiliate as early as 2017-18

    Denver Post "When the news the Nuggets would be in town to hold the first week of training camp at Creighton University filtered out to Nebraska, questions were asked if the NBA team was also looking to put a D-League team there. The answer is partial. The Nuggets are likely to get back into the D-League..." October 06

  • Nuggets’ Gary Harris to miss ‘at least a couple of weeks’

    Today's Fastbreak "According to Harrison Wind of BSN Denver, Denver Nuggets’ head coach Mike Malone said on Wednesday that shooting guard Gary Harris will miss some time with a groin injury. Malone specifically said that he expects Harris to be sidelined for “at least a couple of weeks” after a MRI revealed a..." October 06

  • Report: NBA, Union Optimistic New CBA Deal Will Get Done

    Bleacher Report "The NBA and National Basketball Players Association could have a new collective bargaining agreement finalized in the near future after reportedly making "significant progress" in negotiations. On Thursday, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported the new deal could be done within the next..." October 06

  • Report: Nuggets still shopping for Kenneth Faried trade

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kenneth Faried has been involved in trade rumor after trade rumor after trade rumor after trade rumor after trade rumor after… Not much has changed. Zach Lowe of ESPN: The Nuggets will also be at the epicenter of the trade market. They’ve been dangling Faried off and on for three years,..." October 06

  • Danilo Gallinari knows wins are key to realizing all-star dream

    Denver Post "Danilo Gallinari knows the answer to the question before it is asked. Yes, the veteran small forward wants to be an all-star. He also knows he is responsible for making that dream happen. First, he has to play like an all-star, kind of like he did last season with a career-high average of 19.5..." October 06

  • NBA Tiers of Contention: Teams with a Chance to Win the Crown in 2016-17

    Bleacher Report "There is a school of thought in the NBA that if you enter the season with a shot at winning the championship, that's all you can ask for. As Kevin Durant will tell you, however, not every championship opportunity is the same as another. Nevertheless, what follows is a list of 10 teams that..." October 05

  • Jeff Van Gundy Advocates Zero-Tolerance Policy For Domestic Violence Offenders

    Deadspin "The Houston Rockets and New York Knicks met in the preseason this evening, and ESPN announcer Jeff Van Gundy used the occasion of Derrick Rose’s first appearance with the Knicks to make some points about domestic violence and how Adam Silver and the NBA should deal with players who are convicted..." October 05

  • Nike releasing self-lacing shoes through public lottery

    ESPN "The first pairs of the famous self-lacing MAG shoes from "Back to the Future II" will be made available this month to the public, but you won't be able to buy them. You'll have to win them. Nike announced that only 89 pairs will be available through an online draw that begins Tuesday and..." October 04

  • Motivated Jusuf Nurkic ready to orchestrate return of “Bosnian Beast” for Nuggets

    Denver Post "If you follow Nuggets center Jusuf Nurkic on Twitter or Instagram, you’ve no doubt seen this hashtag: #ProveThemWrong. Prove. Them. Wrong. It’s there almost every time. And those three words sparked Nurkic to spend his summer attempting to get in the best shape of his basketball life while..." September 30

  • NBA hopes new replay protocol speeds up play

    USA Today "In an ongoing effort to make NBA replay reviews more efficient and less time-consuming, more in-game reviews are expected to be made this season by the league’s staff at the high-tech replay center in Secaucus, N.J. Last season, 72% of reviews were determined by the replay center, and during..." September 29

  • Emmanuel Mudiay “impressive,” taking a starring role early in Nuggets camp

    Denver Post "Before he was truly ready for the trip here for training camp, Emmanuel Mudiay had some required viewing to take care of. Watching the final game of last season, his rookie season. He liked “that” Mudiay. He wanted to remind himself of what he was that day and tap back into what the player..." September 29

  • Darrell Arthur: Turning down Spurs, Wizards, Clippers in free agency to stay with Nuggets “an easy decision for me”

    Denver Post "The narrative in the NBA for years has been that free agents don’t want to come to, or stay in, Denver. The Nuggets, though, point to a group of players who might be changing that perception. In the past couple of years Wilson Chandler, Danilo Gallinari and Darrell Arthur all could have opted to..." September 29

  • Nuggets to retire Dikembe Mutombo’s No. 55

    Today's Fastbreak "The Denver Nuggets have announced that the franchise will retire the No. 55 jersey of center Dikembe Mutombo before their home-opener against the Portland Trail Blazers on October 29th The Nuggets originally selected Mutombo out of Georgetown with the fourth overall pick in the 1991 NBA Draft..." September 27

  • What NBA players and coaches are saying about national anthem protests

    USA Today "As NBA teams hold their annual media days before training camps tip off, players and coaches across the league are speaking out in the wake of the national anthem protests that have swept the sports world in recent weeks. Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry: "I respect everybody’s..." September 27

  • ESPN’s deal with the NBA is killing Disney stock

    New York Post "As NBA training camps open Tuesday, one of the league’s most important players has already been placed on disability. Drexel Hamilton analyst Tony Wible downgraded Disney stock on Monday in response to “a massive increase in NBA costs” for ESPN. Disney’s deal to televise NBA games, with its..." September 27

  • Darrell Arthur to work slowly in Nuggets camp after knee procedure

    Denver Post "When the Nuggets open training camp Tuesday at Creighton University in Omaha, not every player will be full-go from the start. Forward Darrell Arthur is working his way back from having a knee scope a few weeks ago. The veteran, who signed a three-year, $23 million contract extension in the..." September 23

  • Report: NBA not planning to change rule requiring players to stand for national anthem

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA and union are discussing how to handle expected national-anthem protests, a movement started by 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the Star Spangled Banner in objection to police brutality against blacks. Unlike the NFL, the NBA has an explicit rule for the anthem:..." September 22

  • NBA Sends Letter to Players Explaining How It Plans to Help Local Communities

    Complex "At the 2016 ESPY Awards, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, and LeBron James took the stage at the start of the show to call for change in their respective communities in light of the police brutality and violence that has plagued many different parts of the country. "We all feel..." September 22

  • NBA, players' union outline joint 'meaningful action' plan in letter

    ESPN "The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association have worked together over the past several days to create a plan for handling potential protests by players during the national anthem, sources told NBA commissioner Adam Silver and union executive director Michele Roberts on..." September 22

  • Which NBA teams should tank in 2016–17?

    SI "NBA practices open next week, and hopes are high in cities all over the league. But I'm not here to talk about hope. This is about reality. This is about maturity. It's about about staring hope in the face, and answering back with pragmatism. It's about burning down the forest so that the heat can..." September 22

  • One thing every NBA Western Conference team must fix in training camp

    Fox Sports "A few NBA teams will hold their media days on Friday, and the rest will do so beginning next week. That means training camps are just about upon us, so with that in mind, here's an introductory look at one thing each team should look to address before the regular season gets going at the end of..." September 20

  • Every NBA team's best and worst player according to NBA 2K17

    Fox Sports "NBA 2K17 officially releases today, and one of the best aspects of playing the yearly basketball sim before the NBA season kicks off is seeing how each team's new arrivals and rookies look on the court. Many of the rookies selected in the 2016 draft didn't get much love from the ratings wizards at..." September 20

  • NBA players are on deck to spread protests as baseball shies away

    Sporting News "Someone finally thought to ask the obvious question about Colin Kaepernick and other football players using the games as protest platforms: why only football? Isn’t there another major American sport going on right now where players can follow his lead? The Orioles’ Adam Jones answered it,..." September 13

  • Chuck Hayes joins Nuggets' front office

    247 Sports "Former Kentucky star Chuck Hayes playing days may be over, but his NBA career is not. According to former Wildcat Bret Bearup, Hayes will join the Denver Nuggets in a front office position. “Pretty geeked to have fellow UK alum Chuck Hayes join the Nuggs organization,” Bearup wrote on..." September 09

  • The best NBA free agents still on the board

    Today's Fastbreak "Jesus Gomez ByJesus GomezPosted on September 8, 2016 It’s September, which means most NBA teams have largely gone into deep offseason mode. Rosters are mostly set and training camp doesn’t start for a few more weeks. The work that needed to be done over the summer is mostly over in all but..." September 09

  • NBA revenue expected to hit $8 billion in 2016-2017

    Today's Fastbreak "ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell tweeted on Thursday that the NBA’s revenue for next season is projected to hit the $8 billion mark. The league reportedly earned $5.2 billion during the 2014-2015 season, which was a record at that time. In February, Forbes estimated that the New York..." September 08

  • Nuggets' Gallinari 'refused' to be traded before last trade deadline

    SLAM Online "When approached by the Nuggets about relocating prior to last February’s trade deadline, Danilo Gallinari reports that he turned the opportunity down. The Boston Celtics and LA Clippers were said to be interested in the 28-year-old’s services. " September 06

  • Nuggets sign Robbie Hummel to 2-year deal

    Sportando "According to, free agent small forward Robbie Hummel has agreed to a two-year partially guaranteed deal with the Denver Nuggets. " September 05

  • Nuggets to sign Jarnell Stokes to training camp deal

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Nuggets continue to fill out their training camp roster, first signing former Timberwolves forward Robbie Hummel earlier Sunday, and now nearing a deal with former D-League MVP Jarnell Stokes to compete for their 15th roster spot." September 05

  • Two possible reasons why the Thunder traded for Joffrey Lauvergne

    The Oklahoman "The Thunder has traded for big man Joffrey Lauvergne, and the question is why. Why does the Thunder need a 16th guaranteed contract in a league that mandates only 15 players per roster? Why does the Thunder need a big man on a roster short of wings, not posts? Why does the Thunder need..." September 02

  • Thunder To Acquire Joffrey Lauvergne From Nuggets

    Hoops Rumors "The Nuggets and Thunder have agreed to terms on a trade, according to reports from Chris Dempsey of The Denver Post and Adrian Wojnarwoski of The Vertical (Twitter links). Per Dempsey and Wojnarowski, Denver has agreed to send Joffrey Lauvergne to Oklahoma City in exchange for two future..." August 30

  • Kevin Durant, USA blow out Serbia to win Olympic gold

    USA Today "They weren’t the Dream Team, or even the Redeem Team – not even close. But by the time Team USA’s 96-66 win against Serbia was complete on Sunday and the mission for the third consecutive gold medal was complete, only one thing mattered more than all the comparisons that always inevitably come:..." August 21

  • Nuggets agree to deal with Nate Wolters

    Today's Fastbreak "The Denver Nuggets and free agent guard Nate Wolters have agreed to a deal, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical. Wolters’ most recent destination on the court has been in the Turkish Basketball Super League. A former second-round pick by the Washington Wizards in the 2013 NBA Draft,..." August 20

  • NBA Moves 2017 All-Star Game To New Orleans

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA has decided to hold the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans. An official announcement is expected by the end of Friday. The All-Star Game was previously scheduled to take place in Charlotte but the NBA decided to relocate it due to a state law in North Carolina that limits..." August 19

  • Charles Barkley Has Some Harsh Words For The U.S. Olympic Basketball Team’s Roster

    Uproxx "The U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team isn’t exactly dominating in Rio de Janiero so far. Sure, it finished the group stage 5-0, but the team had some close calls, including three-point wins over France and Serbia. With the knockout round set to start on Wednesday, the Americans have some..." August 17

  • USA Basketball’s quest for superstar continuity may be impossible

    SB Nation "When Jerry Colangelo took over USA Basketball in 2005, he had both immediate and long-term goals. He wanted to wash the taste of bronze out of America’s mouth and he wanted to build a sustainable program. On most accounts, he has succeeded. While the United States slipped in the 2006 FIBA World..." August 16

  • Nuggets, “The Basketball Tournament” star D.J. Kennedy agree to partially guaranteed deal

    BNS Denver "The Vertical’s Shams Charania is reporting that D.J. Kennedy has agreed to a partially guaranteed three-year contract with the Denver Nuggets. After going undrafted out of St. John’s in 2011, Kennedy played mostly in the D-League for the Erie BayHawks and Rio Grande Valley Vipers until signing..." August 16

  • What would it cost the Denver Nuggets to trade for DeMarcus Cousins

    Denver Stiffs "Well, despite all the effort to try and come up with a realistic trade package for Russell Westbrook, he metaphorically blocked my efforts a la Rocky's half court shot when the talented point guard shocked everyone and re-upped with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Let's face it though, a trade for..." August 15

  • FIBA pushing for 3-on-3 in 2020 Olympics

    The Score "The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) is pushing for the inclusion of three-on-three basketball in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, FIBA secretary-general Patrick Baumann told USA Today's Jeff Zillgitt on Thursday. The request is under consideration by the International Olympic..." August 11

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