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JaVale McGee has been efficient in limited minutes for the Nuggets.
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JaVale McGee provides his share of highlights — and lowlights — every game, but occasionally he pulls off a play so jaw-dropping that it reminds everybody why his teams put up with his hijinks.
The Nuggets big man had one of those moments in Tuesday’s game against the Trail Blazers. As McGee lurked in front of the hoop, point guard Ty Lawson fired a lob toward the general vicinity...
Most NBA coaches want more out of their players on the court. Denver Nuggets coach George Karl wants JaVale McGee to play like Tim Duncan, arguably the greatest NBA power forward of all-time. How does Karl expect McGee to play like Duncan? The answer may surprise you:
“I think he tries to be spectacular,” Karl said of McGee. “Basketball is a game of possession after possession...
wizards 112 nuggets 108
1/18/2013 - Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
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A few weeks ago, I fussed about the fact that choosing a game MVP for the Wizards was such a difficult task, considering how poorly the team played, both individually and as a group. This morning, I find myself fussing...
DENVER -- For Nene, it was hard to tell which was sweeter. The Wizards' power forward returned Friday to Denver, where he spent nine NBA seasons before the Nuggets traded him to Washington last March. And the Wizards won the game in his return, beating the Nuggets 112-108. That was nice. But possibly nicer was a win on the road for a team that hasn't enjoyed many road...
Friday, January 18, 2013
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The Big Man Swap:
JaVale McGee & Nene
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In the off-season, JaVale McGee signed a $44 million 4-year contract with the Denver Nuggets that sent tongues wagging and misinformation spiraling. It was assumed his big contract was indicative of him starting, which isn’t true as a contract has little correlation with good or bad production, but market value to the franchise. It wouldn’t [...]The post George Karl on JaVale...
“Probably simple and solid,” Karl said, when asked what he tells McGee most. “I think he tries to be spectacular. Basketball is a game of possession after possession of doing things the right way, doing your job and letting the spectacular come. I think JaVale tries to find the spectacular and forces the spectacular when if you just let Andre Miller and Ty [Lawson], let us...
3-6. The Denver Nuggets are now 3-6 on the second-leg of a back-to-back and although I don’t want to offer excuses for the Nuggets, but facing the Oklahoma City Thunder with fresh legs on the second night of a b2b when a team is coming off of an overtime win isn’t an easy task. Those [...]The post Russell Westbrook Owns The Denver Nuggets appeared first on The NBA Mistress.
Andre Iguodala evaluated his transition to the Nuggets.
DENVER -- The Washington Wizards used an 18-4 run to start the fourth quarter to rally past the Denver Nuggets 112-108 on Friday night. Washington's Bradley Beal blocked Ty Lawson's lay-up attempt in the final seconds to deny Denver a chance to tie the game and force overtime. The Wizards won their fourth game in their past five and improved their road record to 2-16...
With eight of their next nine at home, the Denver Nuggets will look to get right back on track after their six-game win streak was snapped their last time out.
They may have a good chance to do so Friday night against the improved Washington Wizards, who still can't stop their losing ways on the road and have lost nine of 10 meetings with the Nuggets.
The Nuggets (24-17) have...