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On the court Ty Lawson's gifts are easy to see — the speed the quickness the ball handling that help make him an elite point guard in the NBA. On a computer screen full of numbers his game looks something like this: PIE (11.8 percent) TS% (54.9) TmTOV% (14.6) ASTRatio (28.2) and NetRtg (4.4). Confused? You're not alone. But the people who study it invented parts of it and are paid to crunch it see advanced metrics such as these in their sleep. And those figures can reveal scary truths such as this: In last season's playoffs though Lawson was the Nuggets' best player Corey Brewer had a nearly identical "usage" rate. Meaning Brewer was nearly as integral to the offense in terms of possessions per 40 minutes as was Lawson — though he wasn't close to Lawson in efficiency. Brewer's player impact estimate (PIE) was a paltry 1.5 percent compared with Lawson's 13.9 percent. His player efficiency rate (PER) was 7.35 compared with Lawson's 20.47. T...
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Ty Lawson is without question the best player currently on the Denver Nuggets roster. The point guard has improved each of his seasons with Denver and this will be his third full season as the Nuggets starting point guard. This is the season where Lawson must take that next step as a player or he will likely never take that step.
Lawson will turn 26 years old within the first few...
JaVale McGee, the second highest-paid player on the Denver Nuggets roster, will get his chance to start in 2013-14. When former-Nugget starter Kosta Koufos got traded to the Memphis Grizziles during the 2013 NBA Draft, the Nuggets made it clear that McGee is their plan for the future.
Last season, McGee averaged 9.1 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in 79 games for the Nuggets...
Someone tell Denver's Nate Robinson it is just the preseason and for the most part, they are meaningless games. Then again, we are talking about Robinson who seems to have a perpetual chip on his shoulder and "short-guy" complex.
The feisty Nuggets' guard was fined $10,000 by the NBA for shoving Thunder's rookie Steven Adam in the back and hitting him on...
LA Clippers All-Star Chris Paul torched the Denver Nuggets (2-3) for 40 points in a 118-111 overtime win Saturday. Evan Fournier and Anthony Randolph each tallied 16 pts for the Nuggets off the bench at The Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.
The Nuggets had a chance to win at the end of the fourth quarter.
Down 104-102 with 22.5 seconds left , Paul drove to the basket...
Here’s we go.
JaVale McGee, who sets new marks for weirdness (in a good way) off the court, is still mastering the ins and outs of the NBA game. In at least one other game, though, he has nothing left to prove.
McGee and Nuggets teammate Evan Fournier showed off their extensive catalog of Mario Kart noises, from “Okie dokie!” to “Let’s a-go!” Check it out in the Instagram...
If you have played Nintendo’s Mario Kart, then you’ll know that these sounds by Denver Nuggets goofballs JaVale McGee and Evan Fournier.
If you have never played Nintendo’s Mario Kart, then you will have to accept my word that these sounds by Denver Nuggets goofballs JaVale McGee and Evan Fournier sound exactly like the game.
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There are plenty of negative things you could find to say about newly signed Denver Nuggets guard Nate Robinson. You could criticize his shot-selection, his attitude at times, and his defensive abilities. You can never say that he doesn’t believe in himself, though.
Robinson is certainly one of the most confident players in the league...
Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Clippers tonight at 8:30pm (MDT) in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Event Center and will also be available on NBA TV.
Here are some storylines to watch in tonight’s game:
First chance the Nuggets will get to see the Clippers
Wilson Chandler is scheduled to make his preseason debut tonight after missing Denver’s first four games with a hamstring strain...
“I’m the best!” (via Getty Image)
We already loved Denver Nuggets center JaVale McGee for his ability to climb the invisible ladder and dunk from half-court without jumping forward, but this could catapult him to legendary status.
As the headline suggests, McGee and teammate Evan Fournier uploaded a video of themselves making Mario Kart noises. I don’t know why it exists...
Despite standing a diminutive 5-foot-9, there isn't a lot Denver Nuggets guard Nate Robinson fears in life. In fact, Robinson is probably one of the most fearless players in the NBA, if not all sports, and arguably one of the most confident, too.
During a recent interview with Believe the Hype, Robinson said he believed he could be one of the best cornerbacks in NFL history...
Nate Robinson has been fined $10,000 for pushing and striking Steven Adams in the chest, the NBA announced.
The incident occurred in Saturday's preseason game between the Denver Nuggets and Oklahoma City Thunder.
Robinson signed a free agent deal with the Nuggets in the offseason after a strong season with the Chicago Bulls.
Nate Robinson has been fined $10,000 for pushing OKC rookie Steven Adams from behind and striking him in the chest during the October 15 Nuggets-Thunder preseason game.
Video of the incident:
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Doc Rivers told CP3 “he was nothing” during their first conversation as player and coach, and now Chris Paul is hell bent on proving to Rivers just how good he really is.
I’m not sure if it was the powder blue uniform with the sleeves, or the fact that he saw a quality guard in Ty Lawson across from him, but Paul went off on the Nuggets Saturday night.
Paul was 13-of-21 shooting...