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When Evan Fournier's name was announced as Denver's 20th pick of the 2012 NBA draft, many in Nuggets Nation were baffled as the shooting guard from France wasn't a household name. Even though he appeared in 38 games for the Nuggets last season and shot over 40.7 percent from three point land, not many people around the league took notice either.
"I knew absolutely nothing about him at all," said Brian Shaw about Fournier. "Being in the Eastern Conference the last two years, I wasn't very familiar with him at all."
Surely a division rival at the same position would be familiar with Fournier and know a bit about him.
"Not much," said Randy Foye (formerly of the Utah Jazz). "I think the first couple of times we played against Denver he didn't play. He played, I think, the last game [against us], he didn't score much, but you could tell he was a pretty smart player."
It's hard to blame Foye for not recalling a game ...
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The Nuggets roster is now set heading into the 2013-14 season.
The Denver Nuggets GM Tim Connelly announced in a statement that the team has released forward Damion James, bringing the roster back down to 15 players - the maximum allowed.
James, signed as a non-roster invitee, averaged 3.0 points and 4.0 rebounds in seven preseason games for Denver. He went 8-for-23 from the field...
Nate Robinson returned to the United Center for the first time as the Denver Nuggets took on the Chicago Bulls on Friday night. The night was probably not what Robinson was expecting in his return to the Windy City as he was held scoreless in this match-up. Robinson also missed a potential game-tying three-pointer with 18.1 seconds left.
After leading 48-36 at halftime the Nuggets...
The Denver Nuggets reduced their roster to 15 players by waiving forward Damion James.
James, signed as a non-roster invitee, averaged 3.0 points and 4.0 rebounds in seven preseason games for Denver. He went 8-for-23 from the field.
The Nuggets open the regular season Oct. 30 at Sacramento.
Thursday was a day of fun. Yes fun. But it started out with a not-so-fun film session which highlighted the horrors of the Nuggets' 98-79 exhibition loss at home to the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday night.
Learning the lessons and putting them to bed were the orders of the day.
And then getting shots up — and hopefully in — became a top priority.
Not lost on the coaching staff...
As previously noted here on That NBA Lottery Pick, we are pretty huge fans of Denver Nuggets center JaVale McGee and recently on his Twitter account, he posted an image of an Italian delight.
Check out the mini cheese pizza in the below photo and to compare, that’s JaVale’s finger in the frame:
McGee image courtesy of Getty Images
Derrick Rose has averaged 21.7 pts and 4.5 assists in his return from last season’s ACL tear.
In their final preseason game, the Denver Nuggets (2-4) will face the Chicago Bulls (7-0) Friday at the United Center. Here are some key storylines for Nuggets in the game:
Many have predicted Nuggets guard Ty Lawson to have an All-Star season in 2013-14. Some have even compared...
Need a Derrick Rose no-look pass in your life? We here at That NBA Lottery Pick aim to please and you need to see this assist that Derrick dished out.
It happened in the third quarter of play against the Denver Nuggets and watch as Nazr Mohammed gets the easy bucket:
Another day, another incredible Derrick Rose move to report here on That NBA Lottery Pick.
Only a few short moments ago, Rose made an improbable bank shot against the Denver Nuggets at the United Center and watch as a helpless Ty Lawson tries to stop D-Rose:
Rose image courtesy of Getty Images
Final Score – Chicago Bulls (8-0) 94 – Denver Nuggets (2-5) 89 Nuggets Starting 5 - Ty Lawson, Randy Foye, JJ Hickson, Anthony Randolph, JaVale McGee Bulls Starting 5 - Derrick Rose, Jimmy Butler, Luol Deng, Carlos Boozer, Nazr Mohammed Recap This was a tale of two halves for both the Denver Nuggets and the ...The post Chicago Bulls vs. Denver Nuggets Game Recap appeared...
Last season while Brian Shaw was still a member of the Indiana Pacers coaching staff, he sat and talked with sidelined Bulls star Derrick Rose about his ACL injury on a trip to Chicago.
Essentially, Shaw’s words were a cautionary tale.
Come back too soon, Shaw warned, and you might end up like an old teammate of his – Penny Hardaway.
“He was a great player, tore his knee...