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Ty Lawson Says He Listens To Lil B To Avoid “Based God Curse”

  Whether you believe in the ‘Based God curse’ or not, there’s no denying the fact Kevin Durant has suffered a plethora of bad luck since his feud with Lil B. Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson doesn’t want to be the next victim. Smart man, smart man.
Via BlackSportsOnline
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Gee already making his presence felt

Denver’s newest Nugget Alonzo Gee has quickly become a go-to guy for coach Brian Shaw and a fan favorite. Gee, a 6’6″ small forward who was undrafted out of Alabama, was listed as a long shot to make the team before training camp, but has made an early impact on the team. Gee has caught the eye of the coaching staff in the preseason where he displayed some great defense and...
Via Mile High Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pistons drop season opener to Nuggets

DENVER -- Kenneth Faried scored 22 points and had 17 rebounds and the Denver Nuggets opened the season Wednesday night with an 89-79 win over Detroit, spoiling the debut of Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy. Aaron Afflalo, in his second tour with Denver after being acquired in an offseason trade with Orlando, had 15 points. Timofey Mozgov added 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Nuggets...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

There’s a new big man in Denver

It’s no secret that I’ve never been much of a “basketball guy.” In fact, my ongoing joke last year when it became apparent that the Denver Nuggets weren’t going to amount to much in the 2013-14 season was that I would attempt to go the entire season without watching an NBA game in its entirety. It was a worthwhile endeavor insofar as it allowed me to vent my frustrations...
Via Mile High Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sidelined 18 months, Gallinari anxious for opener

DENVER (AP) Danilo Gallinari's every moment on the court will be closely tracked and monitored. For now, no more than 20 minutes a game for the Denver Nuggets forward, no matter how well he's playing, how tight the game may be or how much he pleads. It's a restriction Gallinari can tolerate. Sure, he feels like he could play way more than that, but he doesn't want...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets waive Miller and finalize roster

As expected, the Denver Nuggets waived forward 21-year-old forward Quincy Miller Monday, solidifying their roster for opening night against the Detroit Pistons this Wednesday. We’ve been writing about Miller’s status most of the preseason, so let’s focus on what this means for the team going forward. The Nuggets final roster looks like this: Guards: Ty Lawson, Aaron Afflalo...
Via Mile High Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Nuggets parody Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off’ and it is awesome

How about this to kick off the 2014-15 NBA regular season then to have the Denver Nuggets parody Taylor Swift’s song “Shake it off.” The video includes Denver’s mascot, “Rocky,” Kenneth Faried with a boombox, Danillo Gallinari kind of sort of dancing to the Denver cheerleaders doing their thing.
Via Crossover Chronicles
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Denver Nuggets parody Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off'

We wish this video had less mascot and more Nuggets, but we stil strongly urge you to watch Denver's players and cheerleaders sing and dance to Taylor Swift's No. 1 hit, "Shake It Off." While forward Danilo Gallinari gives a strong effort throughout, 5-foot-9 guard Nate Robinson and 7-foot-1 center Timofey Mozgov teamed up to steal the show with a variety of classic dance moves.
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets does parody to Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off’

\ Taylor Swift just released her new album, “1989.” We also know about her #1 hit, “Shake It Off.” It was only a matter of time before an NBA team parodied the Shake It Off video. Ladies and gentlemen, here are the Denver Nuggets doing a fantastic parody to Shake It Off: This video is outstanding. Rocky was obviously the star in this video, donning the outfits Taylor wore...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Denver’s Hamster Wheel of Mediocrity

To be fair to Denver, nobody really knows how to assign value to contract extensions right now. Some teams, like Phoenix, are engaged in a mad dash to get their talent locked up now, before the 2016 salary boom. That’s how the Suns managed to secure the Morris twins and Eric Bledsoe to incredibly favorable long-term deals. The idea is that by offering long-term security, they can...
Via The Sports Post
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets: Four burning questions for the 2014-15 season

The countdown until the 2014-15 NBA season has officially gone under a week, and the sound of squeaky shoes as a man blows by his defender is oh-so close. The Denver Nuggets begin their season at the Pepsi Center against the Detroit Pistons on October 29th. The Nuggets are predicted by most experts and GMs to remain in the worst place an organization can be in the NBA, in purgatory...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets Waive Jerrelle Benimon, Marcus Williams

The Denver Nuggets have waived forward Jerrelle Benimon and forward Marcus Williams. Benimon appeared in six preseason games for the Nuggets, averaging 2.0 points and 2.7 rebounds in 8.1 minutes per game. He also appeared in three games for the Nuggets Summer League team in Las Vegas. Williams appeared in six preseason games with Denver, averaging 3.3 points and 2.0 rebounds in 9...
Via RealGM
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets think they can find success with their up tempo style and offseason pickups

There are a lot of really good teams in the Western Conference, which makes it very hard for those second-tier teams — right below the established Thunder, Spurs and Clippers to name a few — to jump up into contending status. The Denver Nuggets are one of those second-tier teams. The Nuggets were bad last season in coach Brian Shaw‘s first year at the helm, winning just 36...
Via Crossover Chronicles
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets Injury Update: Danilo Gallinari likely to miss Tuesday's game with a 'cold'

The Denver Nuggets head into tonight's game against the Portland Trail Blazers with a 2-4 record in the preseason. The Nuggets are looking to improve their defense which allowed 106.5 points per game last season and have given up just 100.5 points per game in the preseason. They will likely be without Danilo Gallinari tonight, who missed practice yesterday with a cold. Howcheng...
Via Sports Injury Alert
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets season preview: Player projections

Two weeks out from the start of the Denver Nuggets season opener against the Detroit Pistons, and Denver is excited to see what this team is really able to do. A disappointing season last year finished with the Nuggets missing the playoffs for the first time since the 2002-03 season. This year, they should be greatly improved. This is part three of the season preview, previously...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets tickets up by 144% in 2014

A year after a disappointing 36-46 season, the Denver Nuggets will look to rebound in 2014-15. The first year under head coach Brian Shaw did not end well, though injuries played a large part in the underwhelming play. With players like Danilo Gallinari, J.J Hickson, JaVale McGee and Nate Robinson healthy, the rotation depth should be much better than it was last season. There is...
Via Crossover Chronicles
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets Injury Updates: JaVale McGee far from return, other Nuggets much closer

The Denver Nuggets have struggled to a 1-3 start this preseason following a season in which they won 36 games, fourth in the Northwest Division. The main problem for the Nuggets last season was a defense which allowed 106.2 points per game. One issue was the absence of center JaVale McGee, who missed all but five games last year due to a stress fracture in his left tibia. It appears...
Via Sports Injury Alert
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Derrick Rose schools Ty Lawson with killer crossover (Video / GIF)

Chicago Bulls superstar Derrick Rose schooled Denver Nuggets guard Ty Lawson with a killer crossover while scoring a fast break layup during the first quarter of Monday night's preseason game at the United Center.Rose used his speed to blow right by Lawson and made it look so easy.  Lawson had no chance to even slow him down.Rose finished with 15 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists...
Via Holdout Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Timofey Mozgov stuffed by rim on slam dunk fail (Video / GIF)

Denver Nuggets center Timofey Mozgov was stuffed by the rim as he missed a wide-open slam dunk attempt during Monday night's NBA preseason game against the L.A. Lakers.The basket was set up perfectly by teammate Ty Lawson, but Mosgov couldn't get high enough to throw it down through the hoop. That's pretty amazing when you think about it, considering Mosgov stands 7...
Via Holdout Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kenneth Faried hits circus shot against Turkey

One of the key hustle players for Team USA at the 2014 FIBA World Cup is Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried and in the first quarter of today’s Turkey-USA first round match-up, he should off his offensive skill. Watch as Kenneth decides to drive baseline and makes a pretty up-and-under move which leads to a circus shot that goes in: That’s just straight pretty! *** Faried...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets: Trading For Harrison Barnes

Denver Nuggets: Trading For Harrison Barnes By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Nuggets Get: Harrison Barnes and Marresse Speights Warriors Get: Timofey Mozgov and Randy Foye The Denver Nuggets have some excellent talent. They have a franchise player in point guard Ty Lawson who is one of the best players at his position and elite on offense. They have a premier perimeter...
Via HoopStuff
August 29, 2014  |  2 Comments

WATCH: Nate Robinson is already back to dunking

Denver Nuggets guard Nate Robinson posted a video on his Instagram account of himself dunking a basketball last Friday. This is pretty impressive considering the 5’9 combo guard just had surgery to repair his torn left ACL last January 31. In the first video, Robinson nearly throws it down with two hands but can’t quite finish. However, in the last video, Nate throws it down...
Via Pass The Pill
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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