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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
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Draft-day options for the Denver Nuggets

  It’s official. The NBA’s draft lottery system hates the Denver Nuggets. In the 30 years since the Lottery’s inception, the Nuggets have never — not even once — moved up beyond their expected draft position. In fact, more often than not they have moved back as other teams leapfrogged them in the draft order. This year proved to be no different as the Nuggets landed the...
Via BSN Denver
May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Is it too soon to grade the Denver Nuggets' front office moves?

Tim Connelly's barely been on the job for two years, but he's already made enough moves within that span to give an idea as to his managerial acumen. There were bad moves – the JJ Hickson, Nate Robinson and Kenneth Faried signings – but also some pretty good ones, like his draft night trade that landed Jusuf Nurkic and Gary Harris.So what do all of these moves tell us about Connelly...
Via Fox Sports
May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Nets Refusing Nuggets' Offer Of J.J. Hickson, JaVale McGee For Brook Lopez

The Denver Nuggets are pushing an offer of J.J. Hickson and JaVale McGee for Brook Lopez. The Brooklyn Nets have been firm in their refusal to take the offer.
Via RealGM
January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Nuggets healthy for the first time in two years

Snapping a losing steak – like the Denver Nuggets did Wednesday night by beating the New Orleans Pelicans 93-85 - is always a bit of a mixed blessing. Yes, the Nuggets got off the schnide, but to do that, they did have to lose seven straight in the first place. In Denver’s particular case, there’s also the worry of where the season is actually headed. With the playoffs...
Via Mile High Sports
January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Danilo Gallinari calls J.J. Hickson alley-oop in Italian during Nuggets-Mavericks

As the Denver Nuggets continue to rebuild in the Western Conference, one of the pieces to their future is forward Danilo Gallinari. Since Danilo is out due to knee injury, he could only watch from the sidelines as his Nuggets squad faced off against the Dallas Mavericks. During the second quarter of play, Danilo got the chance to join the Nuggets broadcast team at Altitude Sports...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Tyler Hansbrough posterizes J.J. Hickson with two-handed slam dunk

Who would be psychotic enough to drive inside and dunk on J.J. Hickson? Well, of course, it would be the guy whose nickname is “Psycho T.” Check out Tyler Hansbrough dunk on poor Hickson on Sunday night’s Raptors/Nuggets contest: That helped the Raptors beat the Nuggets, 116-102. That dunk by Hansbrough should be worth 20 points alone. *** Tyler Hansbrough pic courtesy of...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Tyler Hansbrough Dunks All Over JJ Hickson

Toronto Raptors forward Tyler Hansbrough aka Psycho T doesn’t blink enough for my liking, but this poster dunk he had on JJ Hickson in the Raptors road win against the Denver Nuggets. Definitely makes him the kind of crazy man you want on your side when the game begins. The post Tyler Hansbrough Dunks All Over JJ Hickson appeared first on Hooped Up.
Via Hooped Up
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

J.J. Hickson denies Gorgui Dieng slam dunk with huge block

There are times in life when getting blocked can be a bad thing but in the case of Denver Nuggets forward J.J. Hickson, one of his blocks during the Nuggets-Timberwolves game was a good thing for his squad. As time wound down in the third quarter of play, Minnesota’s Gorgui Dieng appeared to have an open lane to the basket for an easy dunk. Watch as J.J. soars to deny Dieng the...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Nuggets are still lacking an identity

It’s tough to fault the Nuggets for Sunday night’s loss to the San Antonio Spurs. Playing on the second night of a back-to-back against the defending champions is a tough task, never mind the fact that the game was on Denver’s home court. There’s no shame in falling short, as the Nuggets did, 99-91 to a team as talented as San Antonio. That doesn’t make things any less...
Via Mile High Sports
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Nuggets-Jazz Preview

A dismal opening to the season is finally in the rear-view mirror for the Denver Nuggets. The Utah Jazz's poor stretch may seemingly never end. The opposite-trending teams square off Monday in Utah for their first of four matchups this season. Denver (8-8) rebounded from a 1-6 start with seven wins in their last nine contests following its 122-97 rout of Phoenix on Friday. All five...
Via AP on Fox
November 30, 2014  |  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 Bloguin Best
October 16, 2014  |  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
October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets season preview: Team Projections

We slowly cross off these early days of October eagerly waiting for the 29th when the Denver Nuggets open their 2014-15 season against the Detroit Pistons. To keep us occupied lets make predictions! Continuing our three-part season preview series for each NBA team, last week we broke down the Nuggets roster (Denver Nuggets season preview: Roster Breakdown). This week we take at...
Via isportsweb.com
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Hickson suspended for first five games

The season hasn’t even started yet, and the Denver Nuggets are already shorthanded. Wednesday, Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post broke news that Nuggets forward J.J. Hickson will be suspended five games for violating the NBA’s drug policy.  The drug was not of a performance-enhancing nature. The Sporting News mentions that a five-game suspension is typically associated with...
Via Mile High Sports
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

J.J. Hickson Suspended Five Games For Drug Violation

J.J. Hickson has been suspended for five games by the NBA for violating the NBA's anti-drug policy. Hickson signed with the Denver Nuggets in the 2013 offseason.
Via RealGM
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Nuggets' J.J. Hickson suspended 5 games for drug program violation

  Denver Nuggets center/forward J.J. Hickson was suspended for five games without pay by the NBA on Wednesday for violating the terms of the anti-drug program. Hickson averaged 11.8 rebounds and 9.2 rebounds in 69 games last season, his first with Denver. He has played six seasons in the NBA with Cleveland, Sacramento, Portland and Denver, averaging 10.1 points and 7.2 rebounds.
Via AP on Fox
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Nuggets' Hickson suspended 5 games by NBA

NEW YORK (AP) Denver Nuggets center/forward J.J. Hickson was suspended for five games without pay by the NBA on Wednesday for violating the terms of the anti-drug program. Hickson averaged 11.8 rebounds and 9.2 rebounds in 69 games last season, his first with Denver. He has played six seasons in the NBA with Cleveland, Sacramento, Portland and Denver, averaging 10.1 points and 7.2 rebounds.
Via AP on Fox
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets 2014-15 Franchise Outlook

With a healthy roster, Denver could be a surprise team out West. Last season was in large part a wash for the Denver Nuggets, as injuries crippled a team capable of making the playoffs. It started with Danilo Gallinari’s torn ACL back in April 2013, which kept him out all of last season, and things got worse from there. JaVale McGee only played in five games due to a stress fracture...
Via The Lottery Mafia
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA releases 2014-15 regular season schedule

For all those looking forward to Denver Nuggets basketball, the wait is almost over. The NBA released it’s 2014-15 regular season schedule Wednesday, and the Nuggets will kick the season off at home against the Detroit Pistons on October 29. Their first road game will be against the Western Conference powerhouse Oklahoma City Thunder on November 1. What game are you most looking...
Via Mile High Sports
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Nuggets complete Jusuf Nurkić buyout

Contrary to initial reports, the Denver Nuggets will have both of their first round draft picks on their roster for the upcoming season. Jusuf Nurkić @nurkic23 is from today @denvernuggets player. @KKCedevita wish him luck and good year in @NBA! #kkcdv pic.twitter.com/ZbmbfylT2i — KK Cedevita (@KKCedevita) July 10, 2014 Jusuf Nurkić, who was selected by the Chicago Bulls for...
Via Mile High Sports
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Nuggets Injury Update: J.J. Hickson progressing in his rehab

The Denver Nuggets had a very disappointing 2013-2014 season, winning just 36 games after a 57-win season in 2012-2013. A major concern that the Nuggets need to address this off season is improving at defense that was 28th in the league in points allowed. They also need to come back healthy and that starts with forward J.J. Hickson, who missed 13 games late in the season due to...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Nuggets' J.J. Hickson looks to return by January

The Denver Nuggets had a very disappointing 2013-2014 season, winning just 36 games. That was a 21 win drop from 2012-2013. Much of the problems can be attributed to a defense that was 28th in points allowed at 106.5 points per game. On the injury front, center J.J. Hickson, who missed 13 games due to a knee injury, is rehabbing from an ACL tear and looks to return at the beginning...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets: Season Grade and Analysis

Denver Nuggets: Season Grade and Analysis By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content… Record: 36-44 11th in the West Analysis: By many observers accounts the Nuggets had the worst offseason of any team in the league. They lost their GM Masai Ujiri, one of the best young executives in basketball, their coach George Karl, one of the best coaches in the game, Andre Iguodala, arguably...
Via HoopStuff
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Nuggets F J.J. Hickson has surgery to fix torn ACL

The Denver Nuggets say forward J.J. Hickson had surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right knee on Tuesday. 
Via FOXSports.com
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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