Nuggets Rumors & News

  • Defensive-minded Wizards hold off Nuggets

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- The Washington Wizards posted their lowest point total in more than a month and had no qualms. Their defense finally showed up. Bradley Beal scored 26 points, and John Wall and Markieff Morris added 15 apiece as the Wizards fended off the Denver Nuggets for a 92-85 win Thursday..." December 08

  • Nuggets coach Michael Malone shoulders blame for slow start

    Denver Post "Nuggets coach Michael Malone carved time out with his team on Thursday morning to take the temperature of the season. He talked about things that are working, things that aren’t working and accepted blame for the team’s sluggish 7-11 start. “I’m the head coach,” Malone said. “At the end of the..." December 07

  • Nets hold on to beat Nuggets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The first 30 minutes were going well for the Brooklyn Nets as they held their biggest lead of the season and seemed to avoid their frequent struggles in third quarters. Then the rest of Wednesday's game turned into a full-fledged boxing match with the Denver Nuggets countering..." December 07

  • Gallinari powers Nuggets past 76ers

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- The slumping Denver Nuggets needed a spark, and on Monday night against the Philadelphia 76ers, they passed the torch to one another, all game long. Danilo Gallinari scored 24 points and Jamal Murray and Will Barton added 22 apiece as the Nuggets beat the Sixers 106-98...." December 05

  • Hayward helps Jazz past Nuggets

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- Once Gordon Hayward finds his shot, defenses have as much success holding back the barrage of points as a mouse has preventing a cat from pouncing on it in an open field. The Utah forward toyed with Denver's defense in a cat-like manner during the third quarter of a 105-98..." December 04

  • Nikola Jokic not expected to play in the next three games, at least

    Denver Post "The short-term outlook for Nuggets center Nikola Jokic’s sprained wrist isn’t great. He’ll likely at least be out the next three games, Nuggets coach Michael Malone said Saturday. Jokic missed his second consecutive game Saturday night. “Talking to Nikola, he wants to play right when he can..." December 04

  • Report: NBA opening night to be 7-10 days earlier in 2017-18

    ESPN "Major League Baseball had all the labor negotiating fun this week, coming to terms on a new five-year pact to avert a lockout just before its own buzzer to get a deal done, but fear not. The NBA remains on course to announce its highly anticipated agreement with the National Basketball Players..." December 02

  • Whiteside, Ellington power Heat past Nuggets

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The Miami Heat have struggled at home, but the road has been kinder to them. So has the return of Wayne Ellington. Ellington 12 of his 22 points in the pivotal fourth quarter, Hassan Whiteside had 25 points and 16 rebounds, and the Miami Heat beat the Denver Nuggets 106-98 on..." December 01

  • Mike Miller fesses up: Yes, he tried to lure Wade to Nuggets

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Of all the roles he has filled during his 17-year NBA career, this was a new one for Mike Miller: double-agent. Even with his championship ties to the Miami Heat, including his friendship with former University of Florida roommate Udonis Haslem, yes, Miller acknowledged Wednesday, he was front..." December 01

  • Chandler leads Nuggets past Suns

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Wilson Chandler's hip injuries that cost him 133 games since 2011 are finally behind him. Now he's healthy and carrying the load while several other Denver Nuggets deal with maladies of their own. Chandler scored 16 of his 25 points in the second half and Jameer Nelson added 21..." November 27

  • Westbrook sparks Thunder over Nuggets

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Russell Westbrook was cold from the floor early, but he heated when his team needed it most. Westbrook scored 24 of his game-high 36 points in the fourth quarter and overtime, and the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied to beat the Denver Nuggets 132-127 on Friday. Westbrook had a..." November 26

  • Hill shines in return as Jazz top Nuggets

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- If there were any worries about George Hill showing some rust in his return to action, he quickly eliminated those concerns. With Hill back at the helm, the Utah Jazz sizzled on offense from the opening tip. Hill scored 22 points in his first game back from a thumb injury..." November 24

  • Murray's career night lifts Nuggets past Bulls

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Jamal Murray helped get Denver rolling in the right direction in the second quarter, and the defense in the fourth made sure his efforts would stand up. Murray scored 24 points and grabbed six rebounds, both career-highs, Will Barton hit two free throws with 9.5 seconds left and..." November 23

  • Amazon is pushing for sports rights, but NBA turned them down for League Pass

    Awful Announcing "The Amazon buildup towards trying to gain live sports rights continues. They quietly hired SI/120 Sports veteran James DeLorenzo in March to head a new sports group, and they’ve since hired content-acquisition people and made attempts to land particular sports rights. According to The Wall Street..." November 23

  • Wade: Nuggets Did “Unbelievable Job Of Recruiting Me”

    Hoops Rumors "While most NBA observers didn’t believe Dwyane Wade would leave the Heat in free agency, Denver seemed like a particularly far-fetched landing spot for the former Finals MVP. When rumors surfaced in July suggesting Wade and the Nuggets were having serious talks, it was viewed by many as a leverage..." November 22

  • It’s Time for These NBA Teams to Bottom Out

    The Ringer "As we go through life, we’re taught about different levels of shame in sports. Being a sore loser is shameful, sure, but being an eager and willing loser is a downright sin. Tanking in the NBA has long been considered one of the most shameful things in all of sports. But sometimes we learn to live..." November 22

  • Balanced Nuggets bury Jazz

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The Denver Nuggets couldn't hit a free throw for long stretches, but it didn't matter. The Utah Jazz couldn't hit anything for most of the night. It added up to a rare home win for the Nuggets. Jusuf Nurkic had 16 points and 11 rebounds, Wilson Chandler scored 17 points off..." November 21

  • DeRozan scores 30 in Raptors' OT victory

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Toronto came into Friday determined to fix its defensive problems. The Raptors still weren't happy with that end of the floor but they did enough to grind out a tough win. DeMar DeRozan scored 30 points, Kyle Lowry scored 18 and had 13 assists and Toronto beat the Denver Nuggets..." November 19

  • Nuggets guard Gary Harris’ injured foot won’t require surgery

    Denver Post "Nuggets guard Gary Harris was in a walking boot Friday, in these early days of a right foot injury that he suffered last Saturday against Detroit. And he’ll be out for a while, as some details get clearer about his expected time away from the team. Harris’ timeline is at least four weeks out,..." November 19

  • Retired NBA commissioner David Stern went off about cheating and ethics

    Quartz "As NBA commissioner, David Stern was a strict and unyielding monarch, who presided over a successful and growing empire for 30 years. In retirement, unshackled from those responsibilities, he is happy to let loose with his raw, undiplomatic opinions about the ills befalling sports and..." November 19

  • Kenneth Faried is motivated and off to maybe his best start ever for Nuggets

    Denver Post "Kenneth Faried always saw his spot in the starting lineup as simply being held until he got back, rather than a permanent removal. So when he was told his new role was coming off the bench, he admittedly didn’t take it well but he also focused in on the one thing that he figured would get his job..." November 18

  • Chandler leads Nuggets past Suns

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Michael Malone didn't have Wilson Chandler in his first season coaching the Denver Nuggets. He has him this year, and he rode the veteran forward to a much-needed win. Chandler posted season highs of 28 points and 11 rebounds, and the Nuggets beat the Phoenix Suns 120-104..." November 17

  • Nuggets Finalizing Deal With Alonzo Gee

    Real GM Basketball "The Denver Nuggets are finalizing a deal to sign Alonzo Gee. With Gary Harris out for four weeks, Gee will give the Nuggets depth on the wing." November 16

  • Russell Wilson: “Seattle needs basketball back”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Russell Wilson announced via Twitter on Monday that he was joining the ownership group pushing to return the SuperSonics to Seattle. Now, Wilson has penned his feelings about doing so in The Players’ Tribune. In the article, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback says that, as a kid of the ’90s,..." November 16

  • Gary Harris Could Miss Four Weeks With Foot Injury

    Real GM Basketball "Gary Harris could be out up to four weeks with a foot injury. Harris previously missed five weeks with a groin injury." November 15

  • Nuggets Waive Forward Jarnell Stokes

    Hoops Rumors "The Nuggets have waived forward Jarnell Stokes, league sources informed Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post (Twitter link). Marc J. Spears of ESPN.com confirms the transaction in a tweet. Stokes, who missed the last two games with a foot injury, appeared in just two games this season and played a..." November 15

  • The Changes to Expect in the NBA’s Upcoming Collective Bargaining Agreement

    The Ringer "The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association expect to finalize terms on a new collective bargaining agreement “just after Thanksgiving” or in “early December,” a source familiar with the negotiations told The Ringer. The source confirmed previously reported details of the new..." November 15

  • The Monstars are back just in time to celebrate Space Jam's 20th birthday

    USA Today "Way back on November 15, 1996, when Michael Jordan only had four titles, Space Jam released in theaters. Now, 20 years later, Jordan is a billionaire, and his company, Jordan Brand, has released a teaser for the anniversary campaign and fresh apparel to get everyone hyped about the 90s basketball..." November 15

  • Duncan, Leroux Announce Twitter NBA Show

    Real GM Basketball "A year and a half ago, the Dunc’d On Basketball Podcast launched with invaluable support from RealGM so it feels appropriate to use this space to detail the new project Nate Duncan and I have been working on for a little while now that launches this week. A little while back, Twitter reached..." November 15

  • Harris, Drummond power Pistons past Nuggets

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Stan Van Gundy said he thinks the argument that playing at altitude gives the Denver Nuggets a bit advantage is a myth. His team backed up its coach's claim with an impressive victory. Tobias Harris scored 19 points and Andre Drummond had 14 and 12 rebounds as the Detroit..." November 13

  • Warriors coast to win in Denver

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Steve Kerr heard it from the fans in Denver when he rested a healthy Stephen Curry for a game two years ago. He might hear it again after playing him Thursday night. Curry carved up the Denver Nuggets with seven 3-pointers on his way to 33 points, and the Golden State..." November 11

  • Nuggets file protest with NBA over loss to Grizzlies

    Bleacher Report "The Denver Nuggets officially filed a protest with the NBA following their 108-107 defeat to the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday. USA Today's Jeff Zillgitt provided a statement from Nuggets president Josh Kroenke regarding the team's protest. Grizzlies big man Marc Gasol scored at the buzzer..." November 11

  • Jalen Rose: NBA players will refuse to visit the White House during Trump’s presidency

    USA Today "The Cleveland Cavaliers are set to visit the White House on Thursday — the same day that President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet with Donald Trump. It may also be the last time a full NBA championship team makes that trip for at least four years. During ESPN’s NBA Countdown on Wednesday,..." November 10

  • NBA announces plan for youth basketball academy in Australia

    USA Today "The NBA and Basketball Australia today announced their plan to launch NBA Global Academy — an elite youth basketball training center in Australia's capital city, Canberra. The academy, which will be at the Centre of Excellence at the Australian Institute of Sport, will serve as a "global hub"..." November 10

  • Gasol's bucket at buzzer lifts Grizzlies past Nuggets

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Vince Carter turned back the clock with a 20-point game. But it was his inbounds pass to center Marc Gasol that was his biggest play and set up the Grizzlies' buzzer-beating 108-107 victory Tuesday night at FedExForum. "A stressful situation," Carter said of the lob to..." November 09

  • Mudiay, Nuggets power past Celtics

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Denver coach Michael Malone vowed after Saturday night's terrible loss in Detroit to have his team get off to better starts in games. He followed that up with a team meeting Sunday morning -- and his team responded. "We had a real heart-to-heart meeting this morning in the..." November 06

  • Drummond-led Pistons roll over Nuggets

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Right from the start, Andre Drummond and the Detroit Pistons served notice they weren't going to follow one bad performance with another. Drummond blocked a Jusuf Nurkic layup try on the Denver Nuggets' first possession, a sign of things to come for the Pistons...." November 05

  • Strong third quarter carries Nuggets past Timberwolves

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- The Denver Nuggets have made a habit so far this season of starting slow and having to battle back in the second half of games. That trend continued Thursday against Minnesota. Luckily for the Nuggets, an impressive third quarter was enough to erase a big first-half..." November 04

  • Jerry Colangelo to step down from chairmanship of USA Basketball

    Philly.com "USA Basketball announced Thursday afternoon that Jerry Colangelo will step down from the role of chairman of the organization. A new chairman will be elected on November 14. Colangelo had been in the role since 2009. He officially served two elected four-year terms. Colangelo continues to..." November 03

  • NBA to host postseason awards show in June 2017

    Today's Fastbreak "The NBA announced on Tuesday that they will host the first-ever NBA awards show next June. The event will take place in New York City following the conclusion of the NBA Finals on June 26, 2017, and will be televised by TNT. The venue, host and award presenters will be announced at a later..." November 01

  • Will Barton leaves game with sprained left ankle, X-rays negative

    Denver Post "An already-thin Nuggets backcourt took another bad blow Monday night when Will Barton was forced out of the game with an injury. The veteran shooting guard, who has been starting this season because the regular starter, Gary Harris, has been out, left the game in the third quarter with a..." November 01

  • Raptors answer Nuggets' second-half challenge

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- The Toronto Raptors wrapped up their three-game homestand with a 105-102 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Monday night at Air Canada Centre. The Raptors survived a defensive lapse in the third quarter to close out the win. Denver outscored Toronto 9-4 through the first..." October 31

  • Which NBA Star Needs A Trade The Most?

    SI "It doesn't take long for the NBA rumor mill to get churning once the season begins. But before reports and sources start putting the full-court press on your timeline, we thought we'd examine the NBA trade landscape ahead of the madness. The Crossover asked its writers which star they would..." October 31

  • Lillard's shot lifts Trail Blazers over Nuggets

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER – Damian Lillard has played in big games, but he never played in one as strange as Saturday's. He made sure it was a memorable one with a big shot in the final second. Lillard hit a floating 7-footer with 0.3 seconds left in overtime, and the Portland Trail Blazers rallied from..." October 30

  • More Athletes And Sports Figures Are Donating To Hillary Clinton Than Donald Trump

    Uproxx "With less than two weeks remaining for people to end relationships and alienate friends and family over which presidential candidate they support, it’s not a stretch to say that most of us can’t wait for this election to be over. However, people can always be just a little bit angrier if we want..." October 27

  • Players Who Can’t Be Traded Until January 15

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s in-season trade market typically doesn’t pick up until the winter, since players who signed free agent contracts in the offseason aren’t eligible to be moved until December 15. By that point, with the regular season approaching the two-month mark, teams have a better idea of where they..." October 27

  • Davis scores 50, but Pelicans fall to Nuggets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW ORLEANS -- It was not exactly five on one, but it was about as close to that as a playground game of keep-away. Despite a monster 50-point performance by New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis, the Denver Nuggets suffocated Davis' teammates to secure a 107-102 victory in the season..." October 26

  • Cap Holds For Players Coming Off Rookie Contracts Could Increase

    Real GM Basketball "Cap holds attached to free agents coming off rookie deals could jump to 250 and 300 percent of their prior salaries, which is an increase from 200 and 250 percent in the NBA's new collective bargaining agreement. The San Antonio Spurs, Detroit Pistons and Washington Wizards held off on..." October 26

  • NBA sets record for international representation on rosters

    Today's Fastbreak "The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced Tuesday that the league’s opening night rosters have set new records for both the number of international players in the league and the number of countries represented. Opening night rosters feature a total of 113 international players from 41..." October 26

  • 5 Necessary NBA Trades Teams Are Too Scared to Make

    Complex "The job of an NBA general manager is to maximize value. Whether it's wringing the most that you can out of a player, a contract, or a trade, the mantra stays the same: maximize value. This is not always easy. In a league with 29 direct competitors and only one champion, it's difficult to always..." October 25

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