Denver Nuggets summer links: Emmanuel Mudiay for Rookie of the Year?

  We’ve officially entered the dog days of the Denver Nuggets’ calendar year. It’s late August. It’s hot. And not much is happening with regards to the Mile High City’s lone professional basketball squad. There are, however, a small number of relevant Nuggets-related stories that have continued to percolate across the Web, which I’ll try and document on a weekly basis...
Via BSN Denver
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kenneth Faried: There will be a female head coach in the NBA

    The San Antonio Spurs made history last summer when they hired former WNBA star Becky Hammon as an assistant coach. The Sacramento Kings followed suit a few weeks ago, announcing that they have added Basketball Hall of Famer Nancy Lierberman to their coaching staff. Will there be a female head coach in the NBA at some point down the line? Kenneth Faried thinks there will...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets: Darrell Arthur and Will Barton Grades

Source: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images North America By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Darrell Arthur Contract: Two seasons, 5.82 million (player option) Arthur is likely to be the Denver Nuggets’ fourth big man after Kenneth Faried, Jusuf Nurkic and J.J. Hickson and play 15-20 minuets per game like he has for the Nuggets for two seasons (17.1 and 17), but there are...
Via HoopStuff
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Faried relishes chance to take a leadership role

Since being drafted in the 2011 NBA , Kenneth Faried has been a constant source of energy and exuberance in the Nuggets lineup. His aggressive style of play and high energy on both ends of the court made him a fan favorite and earned him the nickname “Manimal.” In his four years in the league, Faried has become of the best rebounders and high-flyer when it comes to dunks. On...
Via Mile High Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets: Who Should Be Their Starting Five?

(Jan. 19, 2015 – Source: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images North America) By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… *This is an analysis of who should be the Nuggets’ starting five, not a prediction of who it will be. PG- Emmanuel Mudiay Ever since troubled point guard Ty Lawson was shipped away to the Houston Rockets, the Denver Nuggets became Emmanuel Mudiay’s team. The...
Via HoopStuff
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets news, links and random thoughts from this past week

  This past week was a busy one for the Denver Nuggets, especially with regards to contractual matters. Virtually every player whom the Nuggets struck a handshake deal with in free agency finally put ink to paper, including Darrell Arthur. With 15 players currently signed to guaranteed contracts the Nuggets will be forced to make a tough decision on what to do with Kostas Papanikolaou...
Via BSN Denver
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Kenneth Faried to attend Team USA minicamp

Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried is expected to attend Team USA's basketball minicamp in Las Vegas on August 11-13. Faried played in the 2014 FIBA World Cup for Team USA and is one of 34 invitees for the Olympic team. Here's more from Nate Timmons at Denver Stiffs: Kenneth Faried has done an excellent job representing the Denver Nuggets on the world stage. He earned Gold...
Via Fox Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Faried on USA Basketball prelim team

Fresh from returning from Africa, where Kenneth Faried participated in the NBA Africa Game, the Denver Nuggets big man can add another trip to his busy summer itinerary. Faried, along with 34 other NBA players, will be at the USA Basketball minicamp next week in Las Vegas to be held August 11-13. The roster includes all 12 members of the gold medalist 2014 FIBA World Cup Team and...
Via Mile High Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Kenneth Faried wants to be defensive player of the year

Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried has never had the reputation of being a great defender, but that isn't stopping him from setting some lofty goals for himself this offseason.Here's more from Christopher Dempsey of the Denver Post:  Kenneth Faried hears all the noise, but he didn't need to. He already knew what he had to work on this summer.  "My defense, I've focused on that...
Via Fox Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

The Celtics have cap space until Monday, could they use that to land Kenneth Faried?

David Lee is not a Celtic. Jae Crowder is not a Celtic. Terry Rozier and RJ Hunter are kind of Celtics, but not yet officially signed. Of course, this will all change soon. Very soon actually, with a report that Hunter will be signed by early next week, and the Lee trade becoming official on Monday. The Celtics have gone so far as to call a press conference to announce "off-season...
Via Celtics Life
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Malone Wants Nuggets To Defend, Run, Use The Altitude

The Denver Nuggets have struggled to have effective frontcourt combinations on defense in recent seasons. Michael Malone hopes to change that aspect of the club. "When I got the job, I mentioned the team in 2008-09 that made the conference finals," said Malone. "That was a team that was eighth in defensive efficiency. They defended and ran. That’s a model I’d like to use: defend...
Via RealGM
July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets: Point guard controversy

The Denver Nuggets are in a strange predicament, at least for them. A position battle between two good players. After the Nuggets drafted Emmanuel Mudiay seventh in the NBA draft, adding him to a lineup that already includes Ty Lawson. Mudiay was not expected to fall all the way to the Nuggets at seven after being projected to go as high as fourth, so the value that the Nuggets will...
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Emmanuel Mudiay talks to Denver media via conference call

  The seventh overall pick of the NBA draft Emmanuel Mudiay, who says his favorite number is seven, took a few moments to chat with us via conference call on draft night. Mudiay on conference call: “I know they are a young team..Ty Lawson Kenneth Faried, they love to get up and down the court. That’s my style” — Harrison Wind (@NBAWind) June 26, 2015 Ty Lawson didn’t...
Via BSN Denver
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Tonight’s draft will reveal the Nuggets path

Countless scribes have penned columns about what the Denver Nuggets need to do tonight or who they need to take (including yours truly). Will Justice Winslow become a better NBA pro than Stanley Johnson or Mario Hezonja? Who knows? If DeMarcus Cousins ends up in Denver will he take the next step and lead a team to the playoffs? Maybe; but there’s a big “if” starting that last...
Via Mile High Sports
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Malone Brings a new Face and Attitude to the Denver Nuggets

PORTLAND, OR – MARCH 28: Kenneth Faried #35 of the Denver Nuggets goes up for a shot against the Portland Trail Blazers on March 28, 2015 at the Moda Center Arena in Portland, Oregon. New head coach of the Denver Nuggets, Mike Malone, looks to bring a new mentality to Denver from the very beginning. As a team the Nuggets have wanted to install an up-tempo offense for awhile, hopefully...
Via The Sports Journal
June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Source: Kings talking Boogie Cousins trade with… Denver

Per Joe Kotoch of @sheridanhoops, #Nuggets & #Kings have engaged in trade talks involving Boogie Cousins for Ty Lawson & Kenneth Faried. — Raj Sharan (@Raj_Sharan) June 18, 2015 This can’t be true because Vlade Divac just said that DeMarcus Cousins is untradeable. In all seriousness, that’s a strong starting point on a deal for Cousins. I’m sure the Kings are also...
Via Red's Army
June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets Chat: Talking Michael Malone, Pete D’Alessandro and 2015 NBA Draft rumors

  In the second installment of BSN’s ongoing Denver Nuggets Chat series Harrison Wind and I react to the Nuggets hiring Michael Malone. We also talk about his previously rocky relationship with Pete D’Alessandro in Sacramento and in the end get into who the Nuggets should select if they moved up higher in the draft. As always, feel free to leave your thoughts on these various...
Via BSN Denver
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Will the New York Knicks Trade the Fourth Pick?

Phil Jackson and the rest of the New York Knicks organization have a lot weighing on this years offseason. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/ Getty Images) With the New York Knicks in possession of the fourth pick, there are plenty of rumors and scenarios that people are hoping for or playing out in their heads, but we won’t know for sure until we hear Adam Silver read the picks. Obviously...
Via The Sports Journal
June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Some Nuggets hard at work at Red Rocks

Some of the Denver Nuggets aren’t taking the offseason lightly, quite literally. Recent photos posted on Twitter by the team show numerous players working out with assistant coach/strength and conditioning Steve Hess at Red Rocks. Erick Green and Gary Harris can be seen in the photos running the stairs at the famed amphitheater, wearing what appear to be weight vests. Running...
Via Mile High Sports
June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Denver Nuggets Shooting Guard Randy Foye's Glute-Activating Reverse Incline Walk

Strength and conditioning coach Steve Hess has been with the Denver Nuggets for over a decade, training athletes like Carmelo Anthony, Allen Iverson, and Kenneth Faried. Hess recently posted a video
Via Stack
June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Kenneth Faried to play in NBA’s Africa game

Denver Nuggets starting forward Kenneth Faried, will join a list of several NBA stars that are making the journey to Johannesburg, South Africa this summer for a basketball game to be played on August 1. NBA Africa tweeted out an announcement of the players so far that will be heading to Johannesburg later this summer. This will be the first NBA game played in Africa. BREAKING:...
Via Mile High Sports
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

With the No. 7 Pick the Nuggets Select…

Denver might look to add a wing on draft night. The Denver Nuggets are coming off one of their most disappointing seasons in recent memory, and desperately need to hit a home run with this pick. And they very well might. Before talking about the pick, let’s look at the rocky road the Nuggets have ahead of them. Ty Lawson and Kenneth Faried have been involved in plenty of trade...
Via The Lottery Mafia
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Ty Lawson and Kenneth Faried prefer to be traded

One tough aspect of any rebuilding process is deciding which players to keep and which ones to trade or release. In the case of the Denver Nuggets, the two players who fit into this debate are Kenneth Faried and Ty Lawson. Both are very good players, but they may not fit with Denver's new timeline. Luckily for the Nuggets, Lawson and Faried have apparently made their decisions for...
Via Fox Sports
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Ty Lawson and Kenneth Faried want to be traded unless Denver makes a major move

To say that the Denver Nuggets were a disappointment this season would be an understatement to say the least. The Nuggets reputation also took a major hit after how they handled firing head coach Brian Shaw. Now the organization has to deal with the unhappiness of their two star players. Throughout the season, the Nuggets made it known that Ty Lawson and Kenneth Faried were available to...
Via No Guts, No Glory
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Multiple Denver Nuggets players prefer trade over rebuild

  Ty Lawson’s time in Denver seems like it may be coming to an inevitable end, but another player may want out with him. According to a report, both Lawson and Kenneth Faried don’t seem to be up to a rebuild with the Nuggets and would prefer a trade if things don’t go the way they want this offseason. Sources close to the process say Lawson and Faried have kept no secret...
Via BSN Denver
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss
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