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The three biggest questions heading into Nuggets camp

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit Well, Nuggets fans, the time has come. The offseason is over, and the Denver Nuggets are grinding in Omaha, Nebraska for their annual training...
Via Mile High Sports
1 hour ago

BSN Nuggets Podcast: Key storylines from media day, training camp update from Omaha

  Harrison Wind and T.J. McBride discuss media day and key storylines from the first official day of the 2016-17 season. How close are the Nuggets to an actual D-League affiliate and state-of-the-art practice facility? Does coach Michael Malone really not know who his starting power forward is? Will the Nuggets deploy the Nikola Jokic, Jusuf Nurkic frontcourt even more than we...
Via BSN Denver
14 hours ago

Wilson Chandler returns to Nuggets after hip surgery; How Denver benefits

OMAHA, Neb. — If it was a contest about who missed who more, Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler is certain he knows the winner. Himself. “I think I missed them a little bit more than they missed me,” he said. It was a photo finish. The Nuggets missed Chandler, who was on the shelf for the entire 2015-16 season after having hip surgery, immensely. Coach Michael Malone had already...
Via The Denver Post
15 hours ago

No altitude, no problem for Nuggets training camp in Omaha

The Nuggets play games at mile high altitude. Last season they held training camp at an even higher altitude, in Colorado Springs. But this year, they’ve dropped down about 4,000 feet from Denver in holding the first week of training camp in Omaha, Neb. Nuggets coach Michael Malone is not worried, however, that training at a lower altitude than they play at will have a negative...
Via The Denver Post
15 hours ago

Why Nuggets coach Michael Malone needs so much practice space for training camp

In consecutive years, Nuggets coach Michael Malone has moved training camp away from the team’s Pepsi Center practice facility to remote locations with bigger venues. Space has been, and always will be, a big deal for him. So why does he need all of that space? He’ll tell you. “When you have 20 players and you’re trying to get in offensive concepts, defensive concepts, and...
Via The Denver Post
16 hours ago

Nuggets training camp notebook: Day One

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Via BSN Denver
18 hours ago

Five takeaways from Nuggets media day

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Via BSN Denver
20 hours ago

The Denver Nuggets have built a culture primed for success

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit It’s like Christmas in September. Well, at least for me and my fellow hoop heads. It was Media Day around the NBA, which meant it was the...
Via Mile High Sports
23 hours ago

Danilo Gallinari talks health, playoff aspirations and love for Denver

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit The road for Danilo Gallinari has been an interesting one. From leaving his native Italy to play in the NBA, to being traded from the Big Apple...
Via Mile High Sports
1 day ago

Nuggets thinking big with blend of youth, veterans

DENVER (AP) On the roster, 36-year-old Mike Miller is listed as a shooting guard/small forward. His most essential position is mentor. It's an assignment Miller takes seriously on a young squad still learning how to consistently win. The Denver Nuggets boast a rookie sharpshooter (Jamal Murray), an array of up-and-comers (Emmanuel Mudiay, Nikola Jokic and Jusuf Nurkic) and a...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nikola Jokic is Denver’s X-Factor

The Denver Nuggets enter the 2016-17 season as a potential playoff candidate. If the Nuggets are going to reach that feat, Nikola Jokic will need to continue his meteoric rise to superstardom.  Look at the list of transactions made this offseason and you’ll see several teams at the bottom of the Western Conference making moves. The Minnesota Timberwolves improved on the bench...
Via The Lottery Mafia
14 days ago  |  Discuss

2016-17 NBA Team Previews: Denver Nuggets

As we prepare for the 2016-17 Fantasy Basketball Season, I’ll be taking a look at each NBA team with their major adds and drops to see if we can pan for any surprise rotational gold.  This open is especially witty for the Nuggets - and hey, look!  We're at the Nuggets!  We’ll be counting down from worst NBA regular season to the best, mainly because I’m still figuring out...
Via Razzball Basketball
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Gallinari says he refused trade from Denver last year

How do you say “unwavering commitment” in Italian? Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari revealed over the weekend that he declined multiple opportunities to be traded from Denver at last year’s deadline. “In Denver I am very well, there was a chance last year to go to some other team before the deadline in February, but I refused,” Gallinari said at an event in Milan on Sunday...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

How high is Nikola Jokic's NBA stock now after performance in Rio?

On August 12, the crowd on hand for Olympic basketball in Rio got one of the most shocking displays of dominance from Nikola Jokic, as he scored 25 on 11-of-15 shooting. It was not enough to win, as the United States won 94-91, but it set a huge spotlight on the Denver forward/center that made the best squad in the world sweat in the preliminaries. While he was unable to come close...
Via isportsweb.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Thunder acquire Joffrey Lauvergne from Nuggets

The Oklahoma City Thunder must have been watching the Rio Olympics to trade for Joffrey Lauvergne. Per ESPN.com’s Royce Young, the Thunder sent two 2017 second-round picks to the Denver Nuggets to acquire Lauvergne, who averaged 9.8 points and 4.2 rebounds with the French National team this summer. He was at his best against some of the better teams in the tournament, scoring 12...
Via The Sports Daily
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets’ Wilson Chandler caught 350-pound fish

How’s this for an offseason workout? Wilson Chandler of the Denver Nuggets reeled in a 350-pound goliath grouper on a fishing trip over the weekend. He posted a video and pictures to his Instagram documenting his catch. @blacktiph 350 lbs A video posted by Wilson Chandler (@illwil21) on Aug 19, 2016 at 12:47pm PDT A photo posted by Wilson Chandler (@illwil21) on...
Via The Sports Daily
August 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Look at this friggin’ fish Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler caught

Denver Nuggets swingman Wilson Chandler reeled in a massive fish on Friday that would make River Monsters‘ Jeremy Wade proud. Chandler caught a (properly named) Goliath Grouper in the ocean, and the fish weighs 350 pounds. Check this beast out: Huge Goliath grouper caught by Wilson Chandler from the @nuggets #blacktiph #fishing #goliathgrouper pic.twitter.com/moUsOWmcOE — BlacktipH...
Via The Comeback
August 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets: Rookie Breakdown from the Las Vegas Summer League

The Denver Nuggets recently participated in the Las Vegas Summer League. The Nuggets roster included all four draft picks, including No. 7 overall pick Jamal Murray. The Nuggets are coming off of a 33-49 season where they finished fourth in the northwest division. If the Nuggets are going to contend for a playoff position in the 2016 season, their young players will have to grow...
Via isportsweb.com
July 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Nuggets strength coach: Earl Boykins ‘pound-for-pound the strongest player I’ve been exposed to’

Legendary NBA strength coach Steve Hess has worked with some big dudes in his 20 years as Denver Nuggets trainer. Kenyon Martin, Andre Iguodala, Kenneth Faried come to mind. But Hess says the pound-for-pound strongest player he’s been exposed to is Earl Boykins, the pint-sized point guard who played 14 seasons in the NBA. Standing a mere 5’5″, Boykins is the second shortest...
Via The Sports Daily
July 20, 2016  |  Discuss
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