Found October 15, 2013 on Hardwood Gold Rush:
Kenneth Faried played a huge role last night in the Nuggets win vs the Spurs scoring 22 points and grabbing nine rebounds (Photo Courtesy AP) The Denver Nuggets play their next preseason game tonight at the Oklahoma City Thunder at 6 PM (MDT). -Who will start at the power forward? Last night, Kenneth Faried came off the bench for the Nuggets for the first time since his Rookie season. Faried scored 22 points (11 in 4th quarter) and nine rebounds as a reserve last night against the San Antonio Spurs. -Has Randy Foye started to figure out the triangle offense? Foye had his best game as a Nuggets guard last night scoring 15 points (3-5 3pt). Before last night, Foye had only recorded 12 points in two games for the Nuggets. -Who will take the majority of minutes guarding Kevin Durant with Wilson Chandler still out with a hamstring injury.  Nuggets will likely turn to Quincy Miller, Anthony Randolph and JJ Hickson to guard the All-Star. -JaVale McGee is finally getting minutes as a starter. How will he match up tonight against OKC’s 2013 NBA first round draft pick Steven Adams? -Nate Robinson and Hickson on the pick-and-roll worked well last night. Will the two continue to see minutes on the floor together? Look for a postgame analysis by Peter Sherwill. The post Pregame Notes: Denver Nuggets at Oklahoma City Thunder appeared first on Hardwood Gold Rush.

Faried leads Nuggets to preseason win over Spurs

Kenneth Faried scored 11 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter, helping the Denver Nuggets to a 98-94 preseason win over the short-handed San Antonio Spurs on Monday night. The Spurs were without their three stars - Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker - who stayed home rather than make the first stop on the team's three-game trip. They will join the team in Atlanta for...

Faried leads Nuggets to preseason win over Spur

DENVER (AP) -- Kenneth Faried scored 11 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter, helping the Denver Nuggets to a 98-94 preseason win over the short-handed San Antonio Spurs on Monday night. The Spurs were without their three stars -- Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker -- who stayed home rather than make the first stop on the team's three-game trip. They will join the team...

Randy Foye: Denver Nuggets 2013-14 Profile

Photo via The Denver Nuggets signed 2-guard Randy Foye from the Utah Jazz just five days after Andre “benedict” Iguodala jumped ship for the Golden State Warriors this past July. At first, it appeared that the Nuggets signed Foye as a desperation move to replace Iguodala. However, after three preseason games it appears Foye could put in good minutes for the Nuggets...

Denver Nuggets bringing Wilson Chandler back slowly

Denver Nuggets ‘ forward Wilson Chandler, who has been out 10 days with a strained left hamstring, had hope to return to full practice.  He has participated in non-contract drills, but coach Brian Shaw has ruled him out of Monday’s game and possibly Tuesday’s game. Shaw is very cautious with injuries, no matter how small because he doesn’t want any small injuries turning...

Nuggets guard Evan Fournier's confidence belies his 20 years

Nuggets guard Evan Fournier has three ages — his real age (20 years old) his NBA age (second season) and his professional basketball age (fourth season). It's the professional basketball age he's most worried about. As Fournier sees it his two years in the French Pro A league in addition to his rookie NBA season are an advantage in his NBA development putting him at a...

Preseason: Nuggets top Spurs 98-94 at Pepsi Center Opener

Randy Foye and JJ Hickson each scored 15 points in their home debut for the Nuggets on Monday.(Photo courtesy of Denver Post) The Denver Nuggets (2-1) downed the San Antonio Spurs (1-2) 98-94 on Monday in their first preseason game at the Pepsi Center. At the start of the game, coach Brian Shaw experimented with the lineup of Ty Lawson, Randy Foye, Anthony Randolph, JJ Hickson and...

Ty Lawson’s availability for Tuesday uncertain after suffering back injury

Nuggets guard Ty Lawson will be a game-time decision for Tuesday night’s game against Oklahoma City after suffering a back injury he called a “stinger” against San Antonio. Lawson will get treatment tonight and see how it feels in the morning before he and the team determine what course of action to take. “I’ve never hurt my back before” Lawson said. “If it tightens...

Denver Nuggets vs San Antonio Spurs: Preseason

JaVale McGee played well against Tim Duncan and the Spurs last season (Photo: 9News) Denver Nuggets vs San Antonio Spurs tonight at 7:00pm (MDT) in the first preseason game at Pepsi Center this season. Here are some storylines for tonight’s matchup: Brian Shaw‘s coaching debut at home Wilson Chandler misses another game due to injury Shaw shuffles the deck and is starting Ty...

JaVale McGee has light-up bed sheets, seriously!

Just when you thought that NBA players couldn’t get any cooler, Denver Nuggets center JaVale McGee decided to post an image of his current bed spread. Apparently, McGee had some light-up bed sheets and well, they are pretty awesome: *** JaVale McGee image courtesy of Getty Images

Nuggets Waive Reginald Becton, Kyle Fogg

The Denver Nuggets have waived forward Reginald Becton and guard Kyle Fogg. Fogg appeared in one preseason game for the Nuggets, scoring one point in two minutes against the San Antonio Spurs. Becton did not play in any of Denver’s first four preseason games.

JJ Hickson: Denver Nuggets 2013-14 Profile

Denver Nuggets PFs JJ Hickson and Kenneth Faried will battle for the starting spot. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey) Through four preseason games, new Denver Nuggets forward JJ Hickson leads the team in scoring averaging 11.25 points. The Nuggets snagged the biggest steal of the 2013 NBA free agency when they signed Hickson to a 3-year $15 million contract on July 7. Hickson averaged 12.7...

JaVale McGee buys Krispy Kreme donuts for fans

There are few things like a Krispy Kreme donuts and recently, Denver Nuggets center JaVale McGee decided to do a good deed by buying fans some of those delicious baked goods. Check out the below Instagram pic of McGee posing with the lucky fans who got the free donuts: *** JaVale McGee image courtesy of Getty Images

JaVale McGee blocked shot leads to J.J. Hickson alley-oop dunk against Spurs

It’s been awhile since we’ve had a JaVale McGee post here on That NBA Lottery Pick and earlier tonight, a nice JaVale block lead to points for the Nuggets. Watch as JaVale’s major swat of Spurs center Tiago Splitter leads to an alley-oop dunk for newly-acquired forward J.J. Hickson: *** JaVale McGee image courtesy of Getty Images

Denver Nuggets: Draftee Erick Green shines in Euroleague debut

The Denver Nuggets drafted Erick Green from Virginia Tech with the No. 46 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. (Photo via Erick Green, the Denver Nuggets No. 46 draft pick of the 2013 NBA Draft, impressed in his Euroleague debut with Montepaschi Siena by putting up 14 points (6-13 FG, 2-7 3pt), two rebounds and two assists against Galatasary Liv Hospital Istanbul. The...

Utah Jazz: Free Agent Signings and Trades : 2013 NBA Offseason

The NBA free agency period is dying down, so it time to look back at each team who they signed. Also many trades went down, which I will also recap below. Free Agent Signings -Agreed to a deal with John Lucas III Trades -Randy Foye Utah (UTH) traded Andre Iguodala and Kevin Murphy to Golden State (GSW); Golden State (GSW) traded 2018 2nd round pick, Andris Biedrins, Richard Jefferson...
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