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In Kenneth Faried’s first game, he had four rebounds and zero points. In his second, he takes an incredible no-look alley-oop from reserve guard Rudy Fernandez and skies above a defeated Jimmer Fredette to put a f**king exclamation point on the Nuggets 110-83 rout of the Sacramento Kings.
It ranks somewhere between “the first sip of oasis water when you’ve been crawling through the desert” and “losing your virginity to Kate Upton” on the scale of how great the first of something can be. This is the kind of stuff I pretended to be doing when I was 13 and dunking on a seven-foot rim.
Tom Ziller of SB Nation offers further analysis:
I can’t wait until Faried and Nene start appearing together. We won’t know which braided superathlete it is flying through the air!
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<a href="http://www.mogreet.com/moshare/it/" class="moshare-button" data-message="Nuggets rookie Kenneth Faried got his first NBA points in style last night, finishing the globetrotters like over the back lob from Rudy Fernandez.
If you remember, the 6'8" forward from Morehead State made a splash in last year's NCAA tournament with some...
Oh boy, the Kings are in town! I figure something along those lines must’ve crossed each Nugget’s mind prior to this evening’s game, because a visit from Sacramento has been synonymous with showtime lately.
Coming into tonight’s contest, the Queens ranked 29th in the league in points allowed… and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. These guys had surrendered...
Denver Nuggets forward Nene is out of Friday's game against the Washington Wizards with a bruised right heel. Nene previously missed three games with a bruised left foot.
Coach George Karl said he expects Nene to play against former teammate Carmelo Anthony when the Nuggets visit the New York Knicks on Saturday night.
Kosta Koufos will start in Nene's place and Timofey...
Denver - George Karl is not afraid to go the unconventional route if he thinks it will help his team win a game.
So when the Denver Nuggets coach decided to use 6-foot-9, 250-pound forward Al Harrington to defend 7-foot, 260-pound Milwaukee Bucks center Andrew Bogut in the fourth quarter Monday night, it was not a huge surprise.
And Karl's tactic worked to perfection as Harrington...
While Los Angeles may be "Lob City" with Chris Paul throwing oops to high flyers like Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan, perhaps the best lob of the early NBA season came tonight from Rudy Fernandez of the Denver Nuggets. Fernandez had quite the journey this offseason to Denver from Real Madrid via Dallas, but could turn out to be a solid addition for the high powered Nuggets...
Denver artist Brian Olsen performed at half-time of the Denver Nuggets vs LA Lakers game as part of his “Art In Action” performance, and painted a portrait of Nene in front of a sold out crowd live in under 7 minutes. I’m impressed.
See more work from Brian Olsen, here.
Al Harrington scored 15 points, Rudy Fernandez had 12 points to go with eight assists, and the Denver Nuggets won their third straight by beating the Sacramento Kings 110-83 Wednesday night.
The Nuggets are catching breaks like Rudy Fernandez alley-oops.
Due to contract negotiations, Nuggets shooting guard Arron Afflalo didn't have much practice time before the start of the 2011-12 season. Afflalo is off to a slow start as he works his way into shape but believes he isn't far from regaining the form that helped him become one of Denver's most indispensible players.
The Denver Nuggets hope to finish up a three-game homestand in perfect fashion on Wednesday when they play host to a Sacramento Kings team in the midst of a back-to-back-to-back stretch,
Danilo Gallinari scored 23 points and the Denver Nuggets went on a 19-0 run spanning the end of the third quarter and the start of the fourth, beating the New Orleans Hornets 96-88 on Friday night.