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The Nuggets’ mascot Rocky was at a GOP rally

(AP Photo/David Zalubowski) The Denver Nuggets’ mascot Rocky showed up to a GOP rally in Colorado that had Mitt Romney in attendance. Via The Washington Post: The Denver Nuggets mascot made an unauthorized visit to a Colorado campaign event Monday attended by Republicans Mitt Romney, gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez, and U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Cory Gardner. According to...
Via Pass The Pill
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Half Court Pace: A close look at the Denver Nuggets

Last season, the Denver Nuggets experimented with several different styles of play. Coming into training camp, head coach Brian Shaw was determined to rid the Nuggets of the fast paced, drive-and-kick style that had become a staple under George Karl. The theory was that the run-and-gun style of play was not conducive to playoff success. To change that, principles of the triangle...
Via Analytics Game
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gallinari ready to work through adjustment period

One of the stories coming into training camp is the health of Danilo Gallinari who missed the last year and a half with a torn acl he suffered some 547 days ago on April 4th 2013. Coach Shaw said in a press conference Monday that Gallinari would be in an adjustment period the first part of training camp. On Monday Gallinari said “comparing the Gallo from a year and a half ago till...
Via Mile High Sports
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets’ mascot in hot water after appearing at GOP rally

Ken Solomon has been known as “Rocky” the Denver Nuggets mascot for twenty years. Now Solomon may have put his job in jeopardy after making an appearance without going through the proper channels. Solomon decided that it would be a good idea to show up to a GOP rally in his mascot outfit. Well not only was it not a good idea, he may be in hot water with the organization because...
Via No Guts, No Glory
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets Injury Update: Nate Robinson still not cleared for 5-on-5

The Denver Nuggets head into training camp coming off a season in which they won 36 games, fourth in the Northwest Division. Although the Nuggets were solid on offense, ranked 9th in the NBA in points scored, they were a dreadful 28th in points allowed. Injuries played a key factor in the poor season. One key injury was to Nate Robinson, who played in only 44 games. Although improving...
Via Sports Injury Alert
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets mascot in trouble after making unauthorized appearance at GOP rally

The man inside the mascot uniform for the Denver Nuggets is in a bit of trouble after putting on the outfit and attending a Colorado Republican rally without the organization’s knowledge. From David Krause of The Denver Post: Unbeknownst to the Denver Nuggets organization, mascot Rocky was at the Colorado Republican rally Monday and evidently didn’t check with his bosses at...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets Mascot In Trouble For Attending Mitt Romney GOP Rally (Photo)

The Denver Nuggets mascot Rocky, is in some hot water with the team for making an unsanctioned appearance at a GOP rally hosted by Mitt Romney on Monday. The actor who plays the very acrobatic mountain lion was seen at the rally in full costume posing with young republicans, from the Colorado GOP twitter page The tweet was soon deleted, but it was too late. The Nuggets issued the...
Via BlackSportsOnline
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets mascot attends GOP rally without team’s consent

Even team mascots have rules to abide by. And Rocky, the Denver Nuggets mascot, may learn that lesson the hard way after showing up at a Colorado GOP rally on Monday without permission. Rocky failed to inform the team about his appearance, and the Nuggets “want to be apolitical,” according to marketing Manager Graham Wincott (via the Denver Post). Rocky has not provided a statement...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Faried even more confident after gold-medal summer

DENVER (AP) Coach K believed in him, enough to even ask him to take charge of the team. All Stars listened to him, too, especially at crunch time. So, yeah, Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried is soaring with confidence heading into the season. He's ready to take his high-flying game to even new heights and become more of a leader after guiding Mike Krzyzewski's U.S. squad...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brian Shaw Wants Lawson To Watch How Peyton Leads at Practice

The NBA season is quickly approaching. Teams like the Denver Nuggets are looking to bounce back from a disappointing campaign last season. Denver missed the postseason for the first time in ten years. Nuggets head coach Brian Shaw is looking for Ty Lawson to take on more responsibility.  “One thing I wanted to do with him,” Shaw said, “and still may do before we get too heavy...
Via BlackSportsOnline
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Coach Shaw preaches leadership as training camp opens

Denver Nuggets head coach Brian Shaw and general manager Tim Connelly took the floor Monday to open training camp and made one thing abundantly clear. After a season in which there were multiple reports of tension in the locker room (most visibly in the case of departed point guard Andre Miller), they expect growth in 2014-15 when it comes to leadership, accountability, and...
Via Mile High Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Alonzo Gee Reaches Deal With Nuggets

Free agent forward Alonzo Gee has reached agreement on a deal with the Denver Nuggets, a source with knowledge told RealGM. After deciding on Monday to join the Nuggets, Gee will report to Denver training camp Tuesday. As one of the best players on the available market, the 6-foot-6 forward brings active defense and athleticism on the wing for the Nuggets. Gee, 27, has trained...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Alonzo Gee Reaches Deal With Nuggets

Free agent forward Alonzo Gee has reached agreement on a deal with the Denver Nuggets, a source with knowledge told RealGM. After deciding on Monday to join the Nuggets, Gee will report to Denver training camp Tuesday. As one of the best players on the available market, the 6-foot-6 forward brings active defense and athleticism on the wing for the Nuggets. Gee, 27, has trained vigorously...
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets' Gallinari on mend from knee injury

DENVER (AP) For the last 18 months, Danilo Gallinari has played far more tour guide than small forward. A quick memo to all his family and friends planning any future visits from Italy: The Denver Nuggets standout is busy now because he's healthy again. After three surgeries to fix his left knee and countless hours of rehab, Gallinari finally feels like he's back to his...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets embracing “Why not us?” attitude

Last season, head coach Brian Shaw experienced what it felt like to be the top coach of a team. It certainly did not end as expected. Coach Shaw’s Denver Nuggets finished the 2014 season 36-46. Hampered by many injuries last year, the Nuggets feel as if they have a chip on their shoulder for the upcoming season. “Excitement level is off the charts right now. Why not us?” Nuggets...
Via Mile High Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets Pursuing Alonzo Gee

The Denver Nuggets are actively pursuing free agent forward Alonzo Gee, sources with knowledge told RealGM. Despite dealing with the adversity of three offseason trades and his release from the Sacramento Kings on Thursday, Gee has worked out diligently on his overall game, including improving his jump shot, daily training sessions and getting into the best basketball shape of his...
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Nuggets that could be All-Stars

The Denver Nuggets training camp officially opens next week, and the questions heading into the 2014-15 season sound awfully similar to the ones asked seemingly every year since Carmelo Anthony skipped town – namely, can the Nuggets win without an all-star on the roster? With that in mind, here are the five players on the Nuggets roster most likely to make get an all-star nod this...
Via Mile High Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets Injury Update: Danilo Gallinari expects to play in first preseason game

The Denver Nuggets approach training camp following a disappointing 2013-2014 in which they won only 36  games. This came off a 57-25 record in 2012-2013. A major issue contributing to the poor season was injuries. Only four players appeared in over 70 games. They played the entire season without forward Danilo Gallinari, who had a procedure last June on a partially torn ACL...
Via NBA Injury News
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets: 5 reasons why they will make the playoffs

Last year was a disaster for the Denver Nuggets. They won only 37 games and finished as the 5th worst team in the conference. The new coach meant they were playing under a new system and weren’t able to build any chemistry due to the constant injuries. All the rotating players, the new system of Brian Shaw, injuries, nothing went right for the Nuggets last year. That is about to...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Alexander Signs Training Camp Deal With Nuggets

Free agent forward Joe Alexander has signed a training camp contract with the Denver Nuggets, a league source told RealGM. Alexander, who finalized his deal on Tuesday, was the No. 8 overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft to the Milwaukee Bucks. He averaged 4.7 points and 1.9 rebounds as a rookie, and the 6-foot-8 product was a candidate for the slam dunk contest at the 2009 All-Star weekend.
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The STACK Interview: Denver Nuggets PF Kenneth Faried

When Kenneth Faried was just 9 years old and learning the ways of pick-up basketball in Newark, New Jersey, his mother Wuadda told him not to expect any passes. The only
Via Stack
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Williams To Sign One-Year Deal With Nuggets

Marcus Williams will sign a one-year deal with the Denver Nuggets. Williams played collegiately at Arizona and was an MVP in China.
Via RealGM
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Dear Denver Nuggets: It’s Not Me, It’s You

Dear Denver Nuggets, I am breaking up with you. It’s not me, it’s you and let me tell you why. I recently had the exciting opportunity to take part in a contest sponsored by the Denver Nuggets and reddit. They were looking for someone to report on Nuggets Media Day, also known as the start of training camp, for reddit. I thought that this could be a great opportunity for me to...
Via Hardwood Gold Rush
11 days ago  |  Discuss

J.J. Hickson suspended 5 games for drug violation

Denver Nuggets center J.J. Hickson will miss five games of the regular season for breaking the NBA's anti-drug policy, the league announced Wednesday. The Denver Post's Chris Dempsey first reported the suspension and added the team is not expected to comment on the matter. Players who have tested positive for marijuana three times receive five-game suspensions per the CBA...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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