Nuggets Rumors & News

  • Nuggets solid in victory over short-handed Thunder

    Denver Post "Reclaiming the Pepsi Center as an arena Nuggets opponents need to be worried about again starts with a single step. After going just near .500 here in the past two seasons, including a 1-3 start this season, they'll have to rebuild the good times brick by brick. And so, they went about doing..." November 20

  • Masai Ujiri also deserves blame for Denver's collapse

    SB Nation "This week, Kevin Arnovitz published a deep, well-reported piece looking at how the Denver Nuggets have fallen into mediocrity at (He also talked about the story on Zach Lowe's podcast last week; really, that conversation is a companion piece to the story.) Two big storylines were teased..." November 20

  • The downfall of the Denver Nuggets "What was once a portrait of mid-market success has become one of the NBA's biggest lemons. In 2011, the Denver Nuggets showed the league how to extract maximum value when a superstar ransoms a franchise. Though stars have come and gone, the Nuggets maintained stability with a Hall of Fame head..." November 17

  • George Karl Remains Interested In Coaching, Monitoring Nuggets' Situation

    Real GM Basketball "George Karl still wants to coach and is "paying close attention" to the Denver Nuggets' struggles, according to one of his former assistants. Karl was the NBA Coach of the Year in 12-13, but was fired before entering the final season of his contract. " November 17

  • Knicks snap losing streak in big way with runaway win over Nuggets

    New York Daily News "A team with a Phil Jackson protege as a head coach that runs a form of the triangle offense suffered a brutal defeat at the Garden Sunday, and for the first time in weeks it wasn’t the Knicks. Derek Fisher’s group slammed the brakes on its seven-game skid by using a runaway second quarter for a..." November 17

  • Faried not 'well liked' in Organization "What was once a portrait of mid-market success has become one of the NBA's biggest lemons. In 2011, the Denver Nuggets showed the league how to extract maximum value when a superstar ransoms a franchise. Though stars have come and gone, the Nuggets maintained stability with a Hall of Fame head..." November 17

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    Chris Dempsey @dempseypost

    Randy Foye (knee) and Erick Green will be the inactives for this morning's game #Nuggets

  • Nuggets snap losing streak in style, winning big vs. Indiana

    Denver Post "The Nuggets needed this. They needed freeing power a road game can sometimes provide. They needed the shooting they knew their players had in them. They needed a win. And Friday night, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, they got one. A big one. Their six-game losing streak was snapped in a..." November 15

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    Zach Lowe @ZachLowe_NBA

    Magic could have gotten a 1st for Afflalo in various deals, but they liked Fournier, and he's making that deal look better right now.

  • Lillard, Blazers grind Nuggets into powder, 130-113

    Blazer's Edge "My dear sainted mother used to tell me all the time, "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all." Extending that philosophy to its logical conclusion, our recap of the Portland Trail Blazers' victory over the Denver Nuggets tonight should be infinitely long. The final score..." November 13

  • NBA owners expendable, NBPA director says "Michele Roberts, the NBA players' union executive director, on Wednesday questioned several of the principles that for decades have governed owner-player relations in the league, objecting to the concept of a salary cap while making clear she'd push for much more than a 50-50 split of..." November 13

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    Chris Dempsey @dempseypost

    Minute restricitons for #Nuggets Danilo Gallinari & Nate Robinson are now a thing of the past. They've been cleared for full games.

  • Blazers beat the Nuggets handily, 116-110

    CSN Northwest "The Blazers wouldn’t allow another losing streak no their home floor, defeating the Denver Nuggets, 116-100, on Sunday night at the Moda Center. LaMarcus Aldridge finished with a game-high 28 points, while Wesley Matthews added 21 points on 8-of-19 shooting. Dating back to last season, this..." November 10

  • Faried admits to flop on Blake flagrant

    CSN Northwest "Steve Blake and Kenneth Faried provided some fireworks late in the fourth quarter of the Blazers 116-110 victory over the Nuggets. Faried set a pick on Blake, but added a little extra shove for good measure. Blake, all 6’3’, 172 pounds of him, took exception and delivered a hockey-style body..." November 10

  • Nate Robinson promising to play through pain

    Denver Post "It hasn't always been pretty, but style points don't matter much to Nate Robinson right now. Being on the court does, however, and he's playing through a knee rehab and a hamstring injury to get it done. Robinson left the Nuggets' home game Friday against Cleveland in the second half, unable to..." November 09

  • Darrell Arthur suspended one game

    Denver Post "Denver Nuggets forward Darrell Arthur has been suspended one game by the NBA for his cheap shot on Cleveland Cavaliers guard Dion Waiters. Waiters was shoved in the back by Arthur as he left the ground while going for a layup at the end of the first period of the Cavaliers' 110-101 win over the..." November 09

  • Cavaliers ride fast start, balance to victory over Nuggets

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cavaliers defeated the Nuggets, 110-101, Friday night at Pepsi Center in Denver, Colo. Here is a capsule look after a dvr review of the combination of Fox Sports Ohio and ESPN telecasts: The Cavs (2-3) snapped a two-game losing streak and finished a stretch of four consecutive road games..." November 08

  • Kings dominate Denver, 131-109

    Sacramento Bee "It’s the coach’s job to find something for his team to work on, even when all appears well. Michael Malone did that with the Kings, noting they gave up 72 points in the second and fourth quarters combined Wednesday night. Considering the Kings won their fourth consecutive game by trouncing..." November 06

  • King rise to the occasion in Denver, beat Nuggets 110-105

    Sacramento Bee "Make it three games in a row the Kings have shown signs they are starting to forge a new identity. The season is only four games old, so it’s far too soon to declare this team completely reformed of its selfish habits. But with each game, the talk of team basketball and playing for each other..." November 04

  • Short-handed Thunder grinds out impressive win over Nuggets

    The Oklahoman "It was everything the Thunder stands for and then some. All the buzzwords that have come to define what Oklahoma City is all about were put on display in 48 minutes of the most inspired basketball you might ever see. There was energy and effort, defense and determination, teamwork and..." November 02

  • Nuggets are expected to keep Timofey Mozgov by picking up his option

    Denver Post "The Oct. 31 deadline for contract extensions for the rookie class of 2011 is over. The Nuggets addressed it by extending Kenneth Faried's contract by four years and $50 million in October. And now business can settle down a bit. The only official piece of business left out there is the..." November 02

  • Adam Silver Wants To Help Set Rules For Legalized Sports Gambling "In Adam Silver's opinion, the current gambling laws aren't stopping fans from betting on sports -- they're only restricting domestic opportunities. As sports gambling in New Jersey inches closer to a reality, Silver believes now is the time to start accepting the "inevitable" future. The NBA..." October 31

  • Detroit Pistons' Josh Smith, on Nuggets' Kenneth Faried: 'He's a clown ... he fears me'

    Michigan Live "Josh Smith had a pointed response to Kenneth Faried, calling him a "clown" and saying he "fears me" after the Denver Nuggets power forward said the Detroit Pistons forward shot his team out of a game Wednesday. "I don't respond to nobody that has dreadlocks and plays basketball," Smith said. "I..." October 31

  • Nuggets win season opener slugfest against Pistons

    Denver Stiffs "At media day, Denver Nuggets head coach Brian Shaw said he wants a team that is able to win a game in the 100s, but he also wants his team to be able to win games in the 80s. Well, he got what he wanted tonight as his team won an evenly matched game against the Detroit Pistons 89-79. Kenneth..." October 30

  • Kenneth Faried on Josh Smith: ‘He shot them out of the game’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Detroit lost, 89-79. How did the Nuggets turn their fortunes? Kenneth Faried, via the Nuggets’ official website: Josh Smith, we let him keep shooting. And he ended up with 25, but he still kept shooting. He shot them out of the game. Right now, all of the Pistons’ future opponents..." October 30

  • PSD’s 2014-2015 NBA Western Conference Preview
    PSD Staff, Featured Content Team

    The Western Conference is filthy. In the Eastern Conference their are two elite teams and everyone else, the west has seven teams that, with a bit of luck, could win the NBA championship. The regular season and playoffs are going to be battle of attrition with furious competition and a list of teams and fan bases ready for long playoff runs. October 29

  • Nuggets Releasing Quincy Miller

    Real GM Basketball "The Denver Nuggets have informed Quincy Miller of the organization’s plan to waive the forward, a source with knowledge told RealGM on Tuesday night. Miller, once a promising young prospect in the Denver franchise, had a partially guaranteed contract for the upcoming season. Miller’s release..." October 22

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    The NBA draft lottery reform has been voted down at Board of Governors meeting, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. System stays.

  • Why the NBA's draft lottery reform is a slippery slope

    Yahoo! Sports "Everyone understands the reasons the Philadelphia 76ers want the NBA to wait on implementing a plan to reform the draft lottery: They need one more season to complete a most brazen two-year tanking cycle. The Sixers didn't invent the idea of gutting a roster to short-circuit a path to the No. 1..." October 21

  • 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.