Nuggets Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Al Harrington makes it official: His playing days are over

    Denver Post "Eighteen years old became 25 became 30 became 35. Sixteen years in the NBA can be a blur, Al Harrington can attest to that. He lived it. On Wednesday, he recounted near two-decades worth of just sheer fun, allowing the words that put an end to things kick off the conversation. He sat..." March 18

  • What is the Denver Nuggets’ Plan?

    Sportsnaut "You’ve probably heard by now that the Denver Nuggets, they of the 12th place record in the Western Conference, opted to rest three starters for their game against the Memphis Grizzlies Monday night. Ty Lawson, Danilo Gallinari and Kenneth Faried all were in street clothes as the Nuggets lost..." March 18

  • Grizzlies fight off Nuggets, 92-81

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Denver rested Monday, in anticipation for the draft maybe, Ty Lawson, Kenneth Faried and Danilo Gallinari. Without Mike Conley, the Memphis Grizzlies (47-20) rested for much of the third quarter but won their second straight, 92-81, over the Nuggets. THREE-POINT TAKE 1. Z-Bo bullied his way to..." March 17

  • Nuggets players aren’t thrilled about being rested in loss to Grizzlies

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Nuggets lost 92-81 to the Grizzlies on Monday night, but they were never set up to win that game regardless. Head coach Melvin Hunt rested three starters: Ty Lawson, Kenneth Faried and Danilo Gallinari. The Nuggets aren’t at all in the playoff picture in the Western Conference, so the strategy..." March 17

  • NBA playoffs may need a format change

    USA Today "Enticing cross-conference NBA playoff matchups capture the imagination, presenting the idea of a fair and just basketball world in which only the best of the best are welcome. Dare to dream about the possibilities. LeBron James vs. Kevin Durant (or, for that matter, Russell Westbrook) as..." March 17

  • Nuggets improve to 6-2 under Melvin Hunt with win over Pelicans in 2OT

    Denver Post "Desperation pushed the tempo to be faster and made the pressure more palpable. New Orleans was playing for its playoff life. The Nuggets were out to put a dent in those plans. The result was one of the most entertaining, nail-biting, riveting games the Nuggets have been a part of all..." March 16

  • 13d
    Chris Dempsey @dempseypost

    Three #Nuggets to be rested tonight: Ty Lawson, Kenneth Faried, Danilo Gallinari. They will NOT play vs Grizzlies

  • 14d
    Chris Dempsey @dempseypost

    #Nuggets are joining the teams randomly resting players. Darrell Arthur, Wilson Chandler & Randy Foye are being held out of today's game.

  • Nuggets Roll Over Atlanta, 115-102 behind Gallo's 23 points

    Denver Stiffs "The Denver Nuggets put on possibly their best performance of the season so far, defeating the East leading Atlanta Hawks 115-102 in Denver. The Nuggets have now scored over 100 points in all six games under interim head coach Melvin Hunt and improved to 4-2, since he took over as head..." March 12

  • NBA Players Union rejects cap smoothing, setting up ridiculous 2016 free agency summer

    SB Nation "The NBA Players Association has officially rejected cap smoothing when the new TV deal comes into play. Get ready for an absolutely wild summer in 2016. The National Basketball Players Association has informed the NBA that it will not agree to "smoothing" of the salary cap prior to the 2016-17..." March 12

  • Nuggets’ new look reveals why Knicks may fail in free agency

    New York Post "The Denver Nuggets had a whole bunch of fun at the Knicks’ expense Monday night at the sparsely attended Pepsi Center. They put on a fast-break clinic starting late in the second quarter in posting a 106-78 laugher. The account in the Denver Post was clear: These Nuggets are enjoying the..." March 11

  • Nuggets rout Knicks for third win under coach Melvin Hunt

    Denver Post "You don't have to look too closely to see the smiles on the Nuggets' players faces during games. They're just enjoying themselves more. The reason has everything to do with the style of play. The run/jump athletes get to do just that — run and jump. And run and jump some more. The New..." March 10

  • Spurs outlast Denver for fourth straight win

    San Antonio Express-News "Summing it up The Spurs’ fourth straight win, 120-111 over Denver Friday at the AT&T Center, came as so many have during what has been a grind of a season. The Spurs (38-23) took their largest lead of the game, 10 points, midway through the first quarter, but couldn’t finally beat the lowly..." March 07

  • Nuggets blow out Timberwolves 100-84

    Denver Stiffs "Your Denver Nuggets win their second straight game, beating the Minnesota Timberwolves 100-84. Nice to see smiles on the faces of the players for a change. Leak outs. Remember those? Seemed like a relic of a time gone by, where it was one of the staples of George Karl's offense with Corey..." March 05

  • Kevin Garnett on Denver Nuggets: “A quitter is a quitter”

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Denver Nuggets have won two in a row, playing with a newfound effort since coach Brian Shaw was let go and Melvin Hunt was given the interim tag. Wednesday night the Nuggets outplayed Minnesota and picked up a 100-85 win. After the game, the question was if Kevin Garnett expected that kind..." March 05

  • The Bucks stop here. Gallo and the Nuggets win!

    Denver Stiffs "Friday night, I watched the beginning of the Denver Nuggets game and once we were down 17-3, said, "F*** you, Nuggets!" Somewhere tonight, Brian Shaw was drinking a beer, watching the Nuggets play the Milwaukee Bucks, and once we were up 13-2, I pictured him saying, "F*** you,..." March 04

  • Fired Shaw, a triangle guru, could land job on Knicks coaching staff

    New York Post "There’s a new free-agent on the market — one Phil Jackson adores. Brian Shaw, who considers Jackson his mentor, was fired as Nuggets head coach on Tuesday, not even getting two full seasons in Denver. Shaw posted a 36-46 last season and was 20-39 this season. After Steve Kerr backed out of..." March 04

  • 26d
    Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard

    League source says brian Shaw knows the "6 weeks" chant was about end of season, not L streak. It was in pregame tunnel, not on court

  • David West on Brian Shaw being fired: ‘That’s bulls–t

    Larry Brown Sports "The Denver Nuggets announced on Tuesday that head coach Brian Shaw has been fired. David West and plenty of others feel that Shaw was not given a fair shot. West, who worked with Shaw when Shaw was an assistant coach with the Indiana Pacers, said the Nuggets had no chance of winning with the..." March 03

  • 26d
    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Denver hasn't started to consider long-term candidates for coaching job. Organization needs to decide direction and then look at best fits.

  • Nuggets Decide To Fire Brian Shaw

    Hoops Rumors "The Nuggets are letting go of coach Brian Shaw, a source tells Chris Dempsey of The Denver Post (Twitter link). Dempsey indicates that the move took place this morning, though the team has yet to make an official announcement. Denver has dropped 17 of its last 19 games amid roster turnover at the..." March 03

  • Mike D'Antoni Interested In Nuggets' Job

    Real GM Basketball "Mike D'Antoni has interest in becoming head coach of the Denver Nuggets. D'Antoni hasn't coached since he was fired by the Los Angeles Lakers following the 13-14 season." March 03

  • Nuggets counting down to end of season

    Denver Post "Stop me when this starts to sound familiar. A fourth-quarter huddle late in the Nuggets' 104-82 loss to the Utah Jazz on Friday broke with this phrase: "1-2-3 ... six weeks!" As in six weeks to go until the end of the season. That's 24 games, 46 days and 1,152 minutes away. Tax day, April..." March 02

  • The Nuggets are literally counting down till the season ends

    CBSSports.com "Winter has been brutal for many across the country and in Denver things are no better. This may be why the Nuggets are counting down the weeks till their season ends so they can finally kick back and relax in a warmer setting. The Nuggets are in the midst of a five-game losing streak and in..." March 01

  • Nuggets' invisible offense is the key reason for a disastrous season

    Denver Post "Of all the problems the Nuggets thought they might have coming into this season, scoring wasn't one of them. It wasn't even near the radar. And that's because it was one of the few things the Nuggets believed they could count on during their 36-win season a year ago. But this season? It's..." March 01

  • Report: George Karl controls Kings’ personnel, wants Ty Lawson, willing to move DeMarcus Cousins

    Pro Basketball Talk "Shortly after hiring George Karl, the Kings traded for Andre Miller, Karl’s point guard the Nuggets. That might not be the last roster move Karl inspires in Sacramento. Pete D’Alessandro, who worked with Karl in Denver, is still the Kings’ general manager. But Karl might have usurped some..." February 28

  • Phoenix Suns snap losing streak, roll at Denver

    Arizona Republic "Just when life seems unbearable, there is someone to reach out and offer hope. The Denver Nuggets were that special someone Wednesday night for Phoenix. The shine had come off the Suns during a 1-8 stretch that included five consecutive losses but their defensive, slow-start and..." February 26

  • Nate Robinson, Bulls Hold Exploratory Discussions

    Real GM Basketball "The Chicago Bulls have held exploratory conversations with free agent guard Nate Robinson as a potential roster addition, league sources told RealGM. Discussions have yet to advance, but the Bulls were made aware Tuesday night that Robinson has a strong desire to sign with the franchise...." February 26

  • Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler targeting return against Jazz

    Denver Post "Wilson Chandler did not play Wednesday night against the Phoenix Suns but is targeting a return Friday against the Utah Jazz. "More than likely," Chandler said. The forward has been dealing with soreness in his left groin. It's an injury he said initially occurred before the all-star break..." February 26

  • 32d
    Chris Dempsey @dempseypost

    Both Kenneth Faried (thumb) and Wilson Chandler (groin) are OUT for tonight's game vs. Phoenix

  • 32d
    Chris Dempsey @dempseypost

    #Nuggets F Wilson Chandler (adductors) is doubtful for tonight's game vs. Phoenix. Kenneth Faried (thumb) is questionable for the contest.

  • Nets beat up on Nuggets, show hope of second-half run

    New York Post "If the Nets are going to make it into the playoffs, they’re going to have to take care of the games they’re supposed to win. At least through their first two games after the All-Star break, they’re doing just that. Behind a balanced attack that was led by another strong performance from Deron..." February 24

  • 33d
    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Sixers need to reach 90 percent of cap before season's end. Robinson's salary gets it there. If not, shortfall divided among rest of roster.

  • 34d
    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    Brian Shaw says Wilson Chandler won't play tonight.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Russell Westbrook takes control as OKC blows out Nuggets

    The Oklahoman "A fabulous first quarter was quickly coming undone. Six empty possessions, marred by four missed shots and two turnovers, to start the second quarter were all Scotty Brooks needed to see. All the momentum the Thunder had constructed in closing the opening period on a 24-6 run was being..." February 23

  • 34d
    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    Just to be clear: the Nets still have to wait and see if Robinson clears waivers before they can sign him. Seems likely, but you never know.

  • Nuggets Waive Claver and Robinson

    NBA.com "The Denver Nuggets have waived forwards Victor Claver and Thomas Robinson, General Manager and Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly announced today. Both Claver and Robinson were acquired along with Will Barton and a lottery-protected 2016 first round draft pick from..." February 23

  • 36d
    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    The Nuggets plan to waive newcomer swingman Victor Claver, a source told Yahoo Sports.

  • Thomas Robinson Agrees To Buyout With Nuggets

    Real GM Basketball "Thomas Robinson and the Denver Nuggets have agreed upon a buyout. Robinson is in search of an expanded role." February 20

  • Thomas Robinson To Seek Buyout From Denver

    Hoops Rumors "Thomas Robinson may not be a member of the Nuggets for very long. The player’s representatives are going to seek to reach a buyout arrangement with Denver, Jabari Young of CSNNW.com reports (Twitter link). The young forward out of Kansas was acquired by the Nuggets as part of the deal that sent..." February 19

  • 38d
    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Nuggets have generated two sizable trade exceptions today: $7.5 million in the Afflalo deal and $11.25 million in the McGee trade

  • 38d
    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Denver is in advanced talks on a deal to send JaVale McGee to Philadelphia, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

  • 38d
    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Blazers will send Will Barton, Victor Claver, a future lottery protected 1st and a second-round pick to Denver for Afflalo and Alonzo Gee.

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