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Denver Nuggets: The race for worst

The NBA draft lottery puts teams in the association in a precarious spot when the season is winding down to its end. There are the the roughly 20 to 21 teams that are trying to make it into the post season. That is the way many fans like to see their teams working, clawing at every scrap of possibility to make it into the playoffs. But that leaves about 9 teams that are for sure...
Via isportsweb.com
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets podcast: Looking at the head coaching search

In the latest edition of the Nuggets podcast, we cover Denver’s recent upswing, Danilo Gallinari’s continued recovery (though we just missed his 40-point explosion), and ask plenty of questions – should the Nuggets be resting their starters? Has Melvin Hunt done enough to warrant the full-time gig? And is it a good or bad thing that the Nuggets are just now getting real effort...
Via Mile High Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

76ers-Nuggets Preview

Fresh off experiencing his first extended road trip as interim coach of the Denver Nuggets, Melvin Hunt couldn't help from smiling when discussing the comforts of home. That shouldn't come as much of a surprise given that Hunt has won four of the five games he's coached at Pepsi Center. Denver seeks a fourth consecutive home victory Wednesday night when it faces a Philadelphia 76ers...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets podcast: D’Antoni or Hunt?

In the latest edition of the Nuggets podcast, we cover Denver’s recent upswing, Danilo Gallinari’s continued recovery (though we just missed his career-high 40 point night), and ask plenty of questions – should the Nuggets be resting their starters? Has Melvin Hunt done enough to warrant the full-time gig? And is it a good or bad thing that the Nuggets are just now getting...
Via Mile High Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Barton Interested In Returning To Nuggets

Will Barton has received playing time with the Denver Nuggets and hopes to return to the team next season. "No doubt," Barton said. "I think we can build something here. We have a lot of good talent, a good organization, coaching staff is good. I can see us building and having a strong future here. We can grow together." The Nuggets can extend a qualifying offer to Barton after the...
Via RealGM
2 days ago  |  Discuss

What Classifies as a Quitter in the World of Sports?

I have been hearing the “Q” word allot lately in sports. A few weeks ago head coach of the Denver Nuggets Brian Shaw was fired from the team after managing just a 20-39 season record this season. This comes after just two seasons under Shaw, in which he took over for George Karl a long tenured respected coach around the NBA who led the Nuggets to 57-25 and coach of the year honors...
Via The Front Office News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Gallinari goes off in Nuggets win

Danilo Gallinari had a career-high 40 points as the Nuggets ran away from the Orlando Magic to snap a three-game losing streak with a 119-100 win Sunday. Jameer Nelson added 15 points and five assists in just 17 minutes for Denver against his old squad. Once again, the second quarter was a lob-sided affair, but this time, it was in the Nuggets favor. Already with a three-point lead...
Via Mile High Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Danilo Gallinari scores career-best 40 to lead Nuggets past Magic

  Danilo Gallinari made the best night of his career sound as easy as a day in the Florida sun. ''It was one of those nights when the basket looks like a swimming pool. It's pretty big up there,'' Gallinari said after scoring a career-high 40 points Sunday in the Denver Nuggets' 119-100 victory over the Orlando Magic. Gallinari, former Magic guard Jameer Nelson and the rest of the...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic-Nuggets postgame interviews

Postgame interviews from the Orlando Magic's loss to the Denver Nuggets.
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Denver Nuggets trying to tank?

You’ve probably heard by now that the Denver Nuggets, they of the 12th place record in the Western Conference, opted to rest three starters for their game against the Memphis Grizzlies Monday night. Ty Lawson, Danilo Gallinari and Kenneth Faried all were in street clothes as the Nuggets lost 92-81. Losing the game was, of course, the point of the entire exercise, but it was still...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets coach dismisses tanking talk, mentions owner’s dog had ACL injury

When Denver Nuggets tabbed Melvin Hunt as the team’s interim head coach after firing Brian Shaw, it was obvious that he was in for a huge challenge. And he’s performed, leading the team to six wins in its first eight games after taking over the job. But a seemingly strange decision to rest players has...Read More The post Nuggets coach discussing tanking talk, mentions owner’s...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets resting Lawson, Faried and Gallinari – not coaches or players choice

The Denver Nuggets aren’t fooling around when it comes to this tanking thing that has become an epidemic in the NBA. Despite being 6-2 under interim coach Melvin Hunt, the team, apparently, has decided that it would be in the franchise’s best interest to rest their young starters. Three #Nuggets to be rested tonight: Ty Lawson, Kenneth Faried, Danilo Gallinari. They will NOT...
Via Pass The Pill
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Wilson Chandler throws down nasty dunk against Hawks (GIF)

Denver Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler threw down a nasty one-handed slam during the opening minute of the fourth quarter in Wednesday night's win over Atlanta.Chandler drove through the Hawks defense and threw it down, bringing the crowd and the Nuggets bench to their feet.Chandler scored 8 points and grabbed 5 rebounds as the Nuggets beat the Hawks 115-102.Video via NBA. This...
Via Holdout Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett rips Nuggets for being quitters

The Denver Nuggets have won back-to-back games since firing head coach Brian Shaw. Kevin Garnett did not see that coming. After the Nuggets defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night, Garnett spoke about how his team did not match Denver’s energy level. KG gave the Nuggets a pat on the back before telling reporters how...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

An Incomplete List of Potential New Denver Nuggets Coaches

The Denver Nuggets fired head coach Brian Shaw on Tuesday. Not long after the Nuggets started ending their huddles by counting down until the end of the season (they of course denied that was what they were doing). The biggest Nuggets fan I know is Colin Deaver, who contributes to RoundballMining.com (among his other sporting skills) and has been calling for the Nuggets to blow themselves...
Via Sporadic Sentinel
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets Coach Brian Shaw Fired After Less Than Two Seasons On Bench

DENVER — The Denver Nuggets have fired coach Brian Shaw after 1 1/2 seasons. General manager Tim Connelly said in a statement Tuesday: “You won’t find a better guy than Brian and he is one of the brightest basketball minds I’ve ever been around. Unfortunately things didn’t go as we hoped, but we know with his basketball acumen that he has a very...
Via NESN.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets fire Brian Shaw

In a less-than-surprising move, the Denver Nuggets have fired head coach Brian Shaw. The team is currently 20-39 on the season and simply hasn’t played inspired basketball this season. That came to a head recently when it was reported that players are breaking team huddles with a countdown to the end of the season. Definitely not a good sign. Including this season, Shaw was a...
Via Sportsnaut
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets break team huddle with countdown to end of season

The Nuggets came into this season with optimism. Kenneth Faried had a good summer with Team USA and signed a big contract extension. Arron Afflalo returned and the bad luck of injuries a year ago couldn’t happen again, could it? Unfortunately, this season hasn’t gone the way the organization or Nuggets fans wanted. Losses have...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Sixers Rare Buyers at the Deadline, Acquire JaVale McGee

Philadelphia 76ers general manager Sam Hinkie has a plan. It might be a plan that forced the team into a two-year stretch that remains among the worst in NBA history. But it’s still a plan. Now starting to reap the benefit of actually “tanking” since the start of last season, Philadelphia’s salary cap and roster flexibility afforded it the ability to pick up big man JaVale...
Via Sportsnaut
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets trade rumors: Will offers be made?

It is no secret that the Denver Nuggets are on the front lines of trade rumors this year, having reportedly been shopping players like Wilson Chandler and Arron Afflalo around, but all that talk means nothing if no team makes an offer or accepts one the Nuggets are asking for. After getting two first round picks for Timofey Mozgov in early January, the Nuggets front office is looking...
Via isportsweb.com
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

DeMarcus Cousins speaking out against George Karl hiring?

DeMarcus Cousins hit a game-winning buzzer-beater to lift the Sacramento Kings over the Phoenix Suns on Sunday night, but he was in no mood to celebrate. Is that because the Kings are still nowhere near the playoff picture or because of the head coach they are about to hire? Various reports have indicated that Cousins...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss
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