NUGGETS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Report: Nuggets want draft picks, swap rights in exchange for Gallinari or Chandler

  All has been quiet in Denver since the Nuggets swapped centers with the Portland Trail Blazers nearly one week ago, but that hasn’t changed the perception of the Nuggets around the league and where they stand with the trade deadline just three days away. ESPN.com’s Zach Lowe believes that the Nuggets are looking for draft picks and swap rights in exchange for Danilo Gallinari...
Via BSN Denver
1 hour ago

Cousins trade should have the Nuggets looking for another move

The Denver Nuggets currently sit in the eighth spot in the Western Conference with game and a half lead over the Sacramento Kings, a two-game lead over the Portland Trail Blazers, and a 2.5 game lead over the New Orleans Pelicans. With the playoff race so tight and a number of teams looking to secure that eighth and final spot, moves needed to be made, one of those teams just made...
Via Mile High Sports
9 hours ago

Colorado Play of the Week: It’s raining triples

  The Denver Nuggets have been on fire over the past month, winning 11 of their past 17 games and none bigger than the 132-110 blowout of the defending Western Conference champions Monday at the Pepsi Center in what could very well be a first-round matchup. Denver tied an NBA record for threes made in a regular season game with 24 makes beyond the arc, all while shooting 60 percent...
Via BSN Denver
10 hours ago

Nuggets still in the driver’s seat for the eighth seed after Cousins trade

News broke Sunday night that the Sacramento Kings have dealt All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans. Cousins will join fellow All-Star Anthony Davis in New Orleans, giving the Pelicans what is considered by many as one of the most lethal front courts in the league. While the move will certainly boost New Orleans chances at making a run for the playoffs, there...
Via Mile High Sports
11 hours ago

Nikola Jokic on facing Team USA in Rising Stars Challenge: ‘We’re gonna kick their a–’

Denver Nuggets big man Nikola Jokic is playing with some serious swagger right now, and that’s apparently extending into All-Star Weekend.In an interview with NBA TV on Friday, Jokic, who will be representing Team World in the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge, was asked if he had any predictions about facing Team USA in the competition. The 21-year-old replied simply, “Yeah...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ricky Rubio let Andrew Wiggins shoot technical FT to get to 40 points

Ricky Rubio continues to prove himself to be quite the swell guy.After the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Denver Nuggets by the final of 112-99 on Wednesday, Andrew Wiggins revealed that Rubio let him take a technical free throw late in the fourth quarter in order to get to 40 points, per Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune. Rubio leads the team with an 87.2 free throw percentage...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Second-year NBA stars who can salvage the season

Anyone who follows sports knows all about the sophomore slump, but not all second-year players take a step fact. In fact, year two is often a stepping stone toward NBA stardom.Welcome back to the Yardbarker roundtable, where we look at some of last season's rookies to see how they're doing in their sophomore campaigns. So:Which second-year players will stand out in the second half...
Via Yardbarker
4 days ago  |  Discuss

High-flying Wiggins, Wolves light up scoreboard in Denver

DENVER -- Andrew Wiggins scored 40 points and Karl-Anthony Towns added 24 points and 18 rebounds in the Minnesota Timberwolves' 112-99 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night. Wiggins' second 40-plus game in 24 hours helped the Timberwolves split the season series with the Nuggets, whom they're chasing for the eighth playoff spot in the West. Before tip-off, Timberwolves...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets slap Emmanuel Mudiay on the trade block

Emmanuel Mudiay’s time with the Denver Nuggets might be close to an end. Mudiay, the No. 7 pick in the 2015 NBA draft, has had a rocky start to his career and the Nuggets keep hanging around a playoff slot in the Western Conference. According to Clevis Murray of Sir Charles in Charge, Mudiay’s name has come up on the trade market: This isn’t the most surprising development...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 2/14: Love and reconciliation

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the Yardbarker Box Score, what we're reading while hoping each and every one of you reading this has a happy Valentine's Day. Happy birthday to Mickey Wright, Jim Kelly, Gheorghe Muresan, Steve McNair and Brandon Sutter. On this date in 2010, Alexandre Bilodeau...
Via Yardbarker
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Stephen Curry drops legendary quote after loss to Nuggets

Leave it to the Golden State Warriors to turn a blowout loss into a prime trolling opportunity.After Monday night’s 132-110 defeat at the hands of the Denver Nuggets, Warriors guard Stephen Curry dropped this rather cheeky remark, per Anthony Slater of the San Jose Mercury News. Of course, Warriors forward Kevin Durant was jabbed mercilessly by cupcake-themed signs, shirts, and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Heat, Raptors ‘have expressed interest’ in Serge Ibaka

The Serge Ibaka trade rumors aren’t going away, folks. If anything, they’re only going to continue heating up until the February 23 trade deadline.The latest news on this front comes to us by way of ESPN’s Marc Stein, who reports there are two Eastern Conference teams looking at potentially landing Ibaka in a trade before the deadline.“Sources say that Toronto and Miami are...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Knicks' fans chant ‘Charles Oakley!’ and ‘Fire Dolan!’ at MSG

New York Knicks owner James Dolan appeared on the radio Friday — with a binder of prepared notes — and said that Charles Oakley is currently banned from Madison Square Garden following Wednesday night’s events.Knicks fans were taking Oakley’s side before Dolan’s weird interview, and were only taking Oakley’s side more after the weird interview.So, it’s no surprise that...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Vlade Divac: ‘We’re not trading DeMarcus’ Cousins

Sick and tired of the constant trade rumors surrounding DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento Kings general manager Vlade Divac put them to bed once and for all. According to Marc Stein of ESPN, Divac recently met with Cousins and his representatives to “assure them” he’s not going anywhere as the February 23 trade deadline nears.Divac not only assured them he’s not trying to move...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nuggets exploring trade market for Emmanuel Mudiay

At 21-27 on the season, the Denver Nuggets are right in the thick of the playoff race in the Western Conference. They enter Thursday’s action in a statistical tie with the Portland Trail Blazers for the eighth spot.A lot of this has to do with Denver’s young players stepping up during the 2016-17 season. Despite recent injury issues, center Nikola Jokic his playing at a tremendously...
Via Sportsnaut
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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