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Revisiting our ‘Denver Nuggets offseason to-do list’ series

  With free agency officially upon us I figured now would be a good time to revisit an earlier series of articles I published several months ago concerning the Denver Nuggets’ top priorities this offseason. While some of the items on my “to-do” list have already been executed and some are no longer relevant, there are still some that pertain specifically to free agency ...
Via BSN Denver
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mudiay already hard at work with Nuggets

Emmanuel Mudiay has been described as a gym rat. Less than a week after the NBA Draft, the Nuggets are already seeing that reputation play out. Mudiay is already hard at work with the Nuggets’ training staff, preparing for his rookie campaign, as seen in the video the team posted on Twitter early Tuesday… It's a beautiful morning for a resistance band workout. #Nuggets pic...
Via Mile High Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets mostly “sink” in international waters

Emmanuel Mudiay, born in the war-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire), was the Denver Nuggets’ highly-praised first pick of the 2015 NBA Draft. Widely considered a steal at No. 7 and graded by many as the top point guard in the draft, the Nuggets believe Mudiay will be a cornerstone of the franchise for years to come. Mudiay, born in 1996, immigrated to the U...
Via Mile High Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets, Nikola Jokic Finalizing Three-Year Deal

The Denver Nuggets are nearing agreement with 2014 second round pick Nikola Jokic on a fully guaranteed three-year contract, league sources told RealGM. Jokic, 20, is expected to join the Nuggets for the NBA’s July summer league. A 6-foot-11 center, Jokic was the Nuggets’ No. 41 selection a year ago and played one more season overseas. He was named the Adriatic League MVP for...
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Emmanuel Mudiay news from around the Web

  Now that the proverbial draft dust has settled and the consensus is the Nuggets got a really good player in Emmanuel Mudiay, it’s time to learn a little bit more about Denver’s highest draft selection in over a decade. There’s all sorts of information scattered across the Internet regarding Mudiay and I’ve tried to cherry pick the very best stories out there to give you...
Via BSN Denver
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets: Point guard controversy

The Denver Nuggets are in a strange predicament, at least for them. A position battle between two good players. After the Nuggets drafted Emmanuel Mudiay seventh in the NBA draft, adding him to a lineup that already includes Ty Lawson. Mudiay was not expected to fall all the way to the Nuggets at seven after being projected to go as high as fourth, so the value that the Nuggets will...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets GM Tim Connelly says Ty Lawson used poor judgement when he released video saying he was going to Sacramento

We are two days removed from the NBA Draft and fallout between the Denver Nuggets and point guard Ty Lawson is still going strong. The Nuggets drafted guard Emmanuel Mudiay with the 1st round pick Thursday night and Lawson wasn’t to happy about it. Lawson was shown on a video after Mudiay was drafted saying he was going to Sacramento.Nuggets general manager Tim Connelly was...
Via No Guts, No Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Does Emmanuel Mudiay Signify the end of Ty Lawson’s Time with the Denver Nuggets?

PORTLAND, OR – MARCH 28: Ty Lawson #3 of the Denver Nuggets goes up for a shot against the Portland Trail Blazers on March 28, 2015 at the Moda Center Arena in Portland, Oregon. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright...
Via The Sports Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets draft Nikola Radicevic in 2nd round

With all the hype surrounding the Denver Nuggets selection of Emmanuel Mudiay with 7th overall pick in the NBA Draft last night, it’s understandable the Nuggets second round pick got very little media buzz. Regardless, the Nuggets took the international route with the pick, a familiar decision considering recent Nuggets drafts. Nikola Radicevic out of Serbia was the 57th overall...
Via Mile High Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ty Lawson says he’s ‘going to Sacramento’ after Nuggets draft Emmanuel Mudiay (Video)

Here it is from @TyLawson3 "I'm going to Sacramento" #Nuggets pic.twitter.com/mhOsQgSTeq — Harrison Wind (@NBAWind) June 26, 2015 Heading into Thursday’s NBA Draft, Emmanual Mudiay was a name many people had going before No. 7, so it was a bit of a surprise to see him around when the Nuggets were on the clock. Not...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets draft Emmanuel Mudiay — instant analysis

  The Nuggets have done it again. With their second lottery selection in the last two years they’ve come away with a steal. Last year it was Jusuf Nurkic and this year it’s Emmanuel Mudiay. In my Draft or Pass article on Mudiay I wrote the following: I’ll be the first to admit Mudiay has never really intrigued me the way other top prospects in this draft have. Though he...
Via BSN Denver
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets select Emmanuel Mudiay with No. 7 pick

The Denver Nuggets’ pick is in. With the No. 7 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, Denver has added Emmanuel Mudiay, who initially committed to play for the SMU Mustangs but eventually ended up with the Guangdong Southern Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association. Mudiay averaged 18.0 points, 6.3 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 1.6 steals per game. There was some discussion about...
Via Campus Sports Net
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Reportedly Available, Danilo Gallinari Makes Sense for Contending Teams

It was just a few short years ago that Danilo Gallinari was the player central to the New York Knicks being able to acquire Carmelo Anthony from the Denver Nuggets. After helping Denver to 57 wins in his first full season with the team back in 2012-13, the former No. 6 overall pick missed the entire following season with a knee injury. Upon returning to action this past season,...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets place Danilo Gallinari on the trade block

Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY SportsThe Denver Nuggets have made it clear that their entire roster is available for trade at the right price, and Danilo Gallinari is the latest player to be mentioned as being officially on the trade block. According to a report from Marc Spears, the Nuggets are shopping Gallinari in trade talks as business is set to explode on Thursday ahead of the 2015...
Via Sports-Glory
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Melvin Hunt still thinks he was the right choice for the Nuggets

One might expect there to be some bad blood between Melvin Hunt and Michael Malone, given how Malone overtook Hunt late in the race for the Denver Nuggets head coaching job. Surprisingly, there is none, as Hunt says he and Malone are still close friends. Nevertheless, Hunt still thinks he was the right choice for the Nuggets job. Nate Timmons of Denver Stiffs has more: "'I have...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Nuggets need to hire the right assistants for Michael Malone

Sure, the Denver Nuggets (finally) have their head coach, but that doesn't mean they're completely set at that position. If anything, they're just getting started, as a head coach does not a coaching staff make. What will be important for the Nuggets moving forward is giving Michael Malone a staff of assistants that complements him, augmenting his strengths and mitigating his weaknesses...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets are confident they can get their top target in the draft

The Denver Nuggets will have plenty of quality options with the seventh pick in the NBA draft. At this point in time, with just a few days left until the draft, the Nuggets' big board is likely completely set. As general manager Tim Connelly told Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post/Boulder Daily Camera, the team feels good that their top target will be there when they're on the clock...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Malone Brings a new Face and Attitude to the Denver Nuggets

PORTLAND, OR – MARCH 28: Kenneth Faried #35 of the Denver Nuggets goes up for a shot against the Portland Trail Blazers on March 28, 2015 at the Moda Center Arena in Portland, Oregon. New head coach of the Denver Nuggets, Mike Malone, looks to bring a new mentality to Denver from the very beginning. As a team the Nuggets have wanted to install an up-tempo offense for awhile, hopefully...
Via The Sports Journal
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets: Which Free Agents Should Denver Re-Sign?

(Source: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images North America) By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… Free Agents: Darrell Arthur (UFA) Jameer Nelson (Player Option) Will Barton (UFA) Ian Clark (UFA) This offseason could bring major changes to the Mile High City’s team, as numerous trade rumors and a disgruntled core could be pointing to the beginning of a massive overhaul in Denver...
Via HoopStuff
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets hire Michael Malone as head coach

The Denver Nuggets have ended their coaching search and have hired Michael Malone as head coach, the team announced today. The deal is reportedly for four years. The last year of the contract is a team option. Malone becomes the 16th head coach in Denver’s NBA franchise history. He brings over 20 years of coaching experience, 14 of those coming at the NBA level. Malone most recently...

Report: Nuggets hire Michael Malone as new head coach

The Denver Nuggets have reportedly hired former Sacramento Kings head coach Michael Malone to fill the same role with the team (via Yahoo Sports). Malone was fired by the Kings after an 11-13 start to the 2014-15 campaign. It was a firing that caught many people off guard, as he did lead the team to a relatively strong start in comparison to how Sacramento finished the season. It...
Via Sportsnaut
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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