Jameer Nelson explains why he stayed with the Nuggets

Veteran point guard Jameer Nelson may have surprised a few people around the league when he opted to stay with the Denver Nuggets.Denver appears to be in the middle of a rebuilding period, particularly after trading point guard Ty Lawson to the Houston Rockets.Nelson is entering the 12th year of his career this season, but he seems perfectly happy to be spending it in Denver. Nelson...
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7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ty Lawson suggests Chris Paul isn't elite because of playoff résumé

Ty Lawson is firing shots all over the place now that he's joining a contender, and the shards are hitting some of the West's elite point guards. Lawson recently called out Stephen Curry's defense, or lack thereof, during the playoffs in an interview with Yahoo Sports. In the same interview, Lawson took aim at elite West point guards who haven't at least made the conference finals...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Curry on Lawson's defense comments: 'That's funny'

Last week, Houston Rockets point guard Ty Lawson called out Stephen Curry's defensive effort in the 2015 NBA playoffs. Lawson suggested to Yahoo Sports that Curry was able to coast through the playoffs because of his competition, or lack thereof. As a result, Lawson believes Curry was able to expend more energy on the offensive end, leading to monster performances."Steph Curry needed...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

2015-16 Fantasy Basketball: ESPN ADP Analysis — Overvalued Players

Drafting in any fantasy sport can be tricky, depending on the type of league that you’re in. For this specific article, we are going to be talking about a standard 10-team re-draft league on ESPN, discussing the ADP for players that I believe are being drafted too high. If you play in Yahoo leagues, you should definitely check out Zack’s Yahoo ADP analysis articles, both his...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard: First Step In Becoming Champion Is Really Believing

The Houston Rockets are title contenders again this season and Ty Lawson will give the team another element, but everything begins with Dwight Howard and James Harden. “We want to grow,” said Howard. “James and myself want to take this team to a great level and I think that together we can lead this team in the right direction, we can be unstoppable. I truly believe that. All...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

How Will Ty Lawson Change The Houston Rockets?

A lot has been made over Ty Lawson’s move to Houston over the past months. The trade seems great on paper, since the Rockets’ primary point guard Patrick Beverley is more of a defensive stopper than he is an offensive facilitator. The Rockets also bought low on Lawson, giving up relatively little to get him (four bench warmers and two future draft picks). But what changes can...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

2015-2016 Shooting Guard Rankings

James Harden – HOU   27.4/5.7/7.0 James Harden could have been the MVP last year, and rewarded fantasy owners with excellent numbers across the board. Harden wants to play off the ball more with Ty Lawson joining the Rockets. If this is true, Harden’s league high 824 free throw attempts will decline. His 824 free throw […]
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Magic Johnson leaves the Rockets off his list of title contenders

Despite making the Western Conference Finals last year and adding a star point guard in Ty Lawson, NBA legend Magic Johnson doesn't seem to be all that impressed with the Houston Rockets.The former Lakers star has a bit of a reputation for leaving off big names or teams when making bold statements on Twitter, and this was no different.  The four teams in the west that could win...
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Ty Lawson: Stephen Curry was 'just chillin' on defense' in the playoffs

  Houston Rockets newcomer Ty Lawson is starting off his tenure with his new team with a bang. Lawson criticized 2014-15 MVP Stephen Curry in a recent interview with Yahoo Sports, claiming that Curry was going "crazy" on offense and mailing it in on the other end. "Steph Curry needed someone to go back at him," Lawson told Yahoo Sports. "I thought Steph was just chillin’ on defense...
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Ty Lawson believes he knows how to stop Steph Curry

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry is coming off one of the best years for a NBA player in the recent history of the Association.The most All-Star Game votes, the Three-Point Contest championship, NBA MVP and the NBA Title. Oh, and he has met with President Obama at least twice over the past several months.Embarking on an opportunity to repeat as NBA champions, the Golden...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets GM: Emmanuel Mudiay will start

Denver Nuggets rookie point guard Emmanuel Mudiay is still just a teenager, but that won't stop him from getting the keys to the franchise.Mudiay, the 7th overall pick of the 2015 NBA Draft, stepped into a starting role after the Nuggets traded long time point guard Ty Lawson to the Houston Rockets this offseason.Nuggets GM Tim Connelly recently confirmed that it's the plan to let...
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Former Denver Nuggets guard Ty Lawson speaks about his rehab stint

The Denver Nuggets have a lot of positive things going on for them right now with the beginning of training camp. Former Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson feels the same way. The Nuggets agreed to trade Lawson to the Houston Rockets on Sunday, July 19 following the news of his second DUI in less than a year. Prior to joining the Rockets organization, Lawson was court ordered to participate...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets: A year for learning

The Denver Nuggets will enter the 2015 NBA season with hope, a feeling that will need to last them all season and into the next, because all they can hope for this year is to win more than 30 games. The off-season of the Nuggets has been stagnant, but can be thought successful solely based on nabbing Emmanuel Mudiay in the draft. The rookie will be thrown into the starting lineup...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

2015-16 Fantasy Basketball: Yahoo ADP Analysis — Overvalued Players

Constantly we are looking for that slight edge on the competition in drafts, and a great way to be one step ahead is to review the recent ADP list on the site that you’ll be drafting on and noting players that are going both too high and too low. I will be going over both the overvalued and undervalued players from Yahoo’s ADP list. You can find my undervalued players piece here...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Miller hits practice floor with Denver Nuggets

  Well that was quick. Just hours after the Nuggets signed shooting guard Mike Miller to a one year deal, he already has thrown on the baby blue and gold on the Nuggets practice floor. Look who made it to Colorado! #Nuggetspic.twitter.com/8TrLeth1e4 — Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) September 30, 2015 Miller is seen wearing the recently vacant and infamous Nuggets number “3”....
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ty Lawson rehabbed without incident

Houston Rockets point guard Ty Lawson had a DUI and a 30-day stint in rehab this offseason, but it's being reported that he's making positive process and has yet to have issues with the Rockets or his teammates.Lawson, who is eligible for free agency after the 2017 season, has yet to play a game with the Rockets after being traded this offseason by the Denver Nuggets, but he's done...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets Danilo Gallinari: ‘We had some issues outside of the basketball court’

  If there has been one theme to this offseason, besides pace and how new head coach Michael Malone will implement his offensive philosophy, it has been the insight into just how bad last year’s locker room was. Danilo Gallinari hopped on Sirius XM’s: Off The Dribble show to shed some light on what went wrong last year and what Malone talked to him about this offseason when...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets Save $4.8M Waiving Kostas Papanickolau

Kostas Papanickolau has been waived by the Denver Nuggets. By waiving Papanickolau before Oct. 4th, the Nuggets shed his $4.8 million contract for the 15-16 season. Papanickolau was acquired from the Houston Rockets in the Ty Lawson trade.
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nuggets release Kostas Papanikolaou

The Denver Nuggets have reportedly moved on from one of the pieces acquired in the Ty Lawson trade with the Houston Rockets.  According to Marc Stein of ESPN.com, the Nuggets have decided to waive 25-year-old forward Greek forward Kostas Papanikolaou in advance of his contract becoming guaranteed.  Here's more from ESPN.com:  "Papanikolaou will become an unrestricted free agent...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Ty Lawson’s alcohol issues widely known in NBA circles says ESPN’s Brian Windhorst

  Former Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson and his struggles with alcoholism has been well documented. Earlier this summer while in Los Angeles, Lawson was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, his second DUI arrest in six months. Lawson was then a no-show for his own camp here in Denver. On this week’s episode of the True Hoop TV Podcast with ESPN.com’s...
Via BSN Denver
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin McHale won't guarantee Ty Lawson a starting job

The Houston Rockets made a big splash when they acquired Ty Lawson from the Denver Nuggets this offseason. The Rockets had been rumored to add a playmaking point guard for years, and Lawson finally accomplishes that.With that being said, Rockets head coach Kevin McHale isn't going to exactly guarantee that Lawson will be his starting point guard on opening night, believe it or not...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Ty Lawson slams Denver's ownership and management

Houston Rockets point guard Ty Lawson isn't being bashful about how his time with Denver Nuggets played out.  Lawson, who spent the first six years of his career in Denver, was traded to the Rockets this offseason.On Lawson's personal Instagram, he responded to a fan's comment calling him a, "disappointment in Denver."  Here's the text of the comment exchange, via Reddit user baowow91...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Ty Lawson Publicly Criticizes Connelly, Kroenke

Ty Lawson replied to a comment on one of his own Instagram photos that criticized his play while with the Denver Nuggets. Lawson was traded this offseason to the Houston Rockets. Tim Connelly and Josh Kroenke were publicly supportive of Lawson during his struggles with alcohol. Shannon Dizmang called Lawson "a disappointment here in Denver." The response: "lol I wasn't a disappointment...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Ty Lawson: “Tim Connelly and the Kroenkes are bad owners and GM’s”

  Former Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson took to Instagram last night to express his views on his past employer. After a commenter called Lawson a “disappointment” throughout his time in Denver, the now Houston Rocket claimed he was not at fault for the Nuggets recent lack of success. “I wasn’t a disappointment…I did my job…Tim Connelly and the Kroenkes are bad...
Via BSN Denver
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Ty Lawson: This is a chance to get a championship ring

Houston Rockets point guard Ty Lawson hasn't been close to a championship in the past, but he's expecting that to change with his new team. Lawson never advanced past the second round in six seasons with the Denver Nuggets, but he sounds hopeful that joining James Harden and Dwight Howard will do the trick.  Here's what Lawson told Marc Berman of FOX Houston 26:  “I feel like...
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September 04, 2015  |  Discuss
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