DENVER NUGGETS NEWS

Malone, Nuggets finalize coaching staff

Just a week into NBA Free Agency, teams across the league have already seen movement of big-name players such as LaMarcus Aldridge (Portland to San Antonio), DeAndre Jordan (LA Clippers to Dallas) and Rajon Rondo (Dallas to Sacramento); Denver, meanwhile, seemingly remains stagnant. Head coach Michael Malone said in his introductory press conference, “the roster we have today will...
Via Mile High Sports
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Michael Malone selects his assistants, nudges Nuggets in right direction

  According to Christopher Dempsey of The Denver Post, Denver Nuggets head coach Michael Malone has completed the process of hiring assistants. In addition to the highly revered Ed Pinckney as his lead sidekick Malone has also cajoled Chris Fleming, current head coach of the German national team; Wes Unseld Jr., most recently of Jacque Vaughn’s staff in Orlando; Micah Nori, who...
Via BSN Denver
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rookie Emmanuel Mudiay turning heads in practice

DENVER (AP) One practice in and Denver Nuggets point guard Emmanuel Mudiay is already talking titles. An NBA Summer League crown, anyway. Got to love rookies. New coach Michael Malone certainly does - especially this one. Mudiay, the seventh overall pick in the draft last month, already is forming quite a bond with his coach, who flat-out told Mudiay that this was his team. This...
Via AP on Fox
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Multiple teams interested in Will Barton

  Retaining Will Barton was said to be one of the Denver Nuggets’ top priorities entering free agency, but other teams might be making that difficult. The Denver Nuggets want to re-sign restricted free agent Will Barton, but several teams have expressed interest, per sources. — Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) July 6, 2015 The Nuggets acquired Barton at the trade deadline in...
Via BSN Denver
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

A sneak peek at how the Nuggets will use Emmanuel Mudiay

Emmanuel Mudiay hasn't played a single minute with the Denver Nuggets yet, but that doesn't mean we don't know how he'll be used in Michael Malone's offense. Malone used a variation of the pick and roll called "ram," which is designed to get the point guard in a spot to attack the basket downhill. Adam Mares of Denver Stiffs has done an extensive break down with video here, and...
Via Fox Sports
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Malone tabs Pinckney as top assistant

  Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that Denver Nuggets head coach Michael Malone has hired Ed Pinckney as his top assistant. Pinckney, who enjoyed a 12-year career as a player with stops in Phoenix, Sacramento, Boston, Milwaukee, Toronto, Philadelphia and Miami was an assistant in Minnesota and most recently in Chicago as a part of Tom Thibodeau’s staff from 2010...
Via BSN Denver
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Clippers in talks with JaVale McGee, Amar’e Stoudemire

The Los Angeles Clippers are in bad shape after losing DeAndre Jordan in free agency and are now scraping the bottom of the barrel to fill their spot at center. According to Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Clippers have plans to talk with free agent center JaVale McGee. McGee was once a promising center with the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kosta Koufos agrees to deal with Kings

Kosta Koufos has agreed to sign with the Sacramento Kings on a four-year, $33 million deal. Koufos' deal contains a player option after Year 3 to become a free agent in 2018. Koufos emerged as an effective big with the Denver Nuggets and Memphis Grizzlies.
Via RealGM
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Clippers Pursuing JaVale McGee

The Los Angeles Clippers will reach out to JaVale McGee as they attempt to address their need at center in the wake of DeAndre Jordan's defection to the Dallas Mavericks. The Clippers have roughly $2.2 million in exception space left to pay a player beyond the league's minimum salary slot of $1.4 million. McGee was waived by the Philadelphia 76ers last season and nearly joined the...
Via RealGM
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets unveil summer league roster

  In the midst of a low-key free agency period for the Denver Nuggets, the team announced their 2015 Las Vegas Summer League roster earlier today. The 13-man roster has some familiar names, including Gary Harris, Erick Green, Joffrey Lauvergne, Ian Clark and Jamaal Franklin, 2015 first round pick Emmanuel Mudiay and 2014 second round pick Nikola Jokic. Undrafted free agents Antonio...
Via BSN Denver
4 days ago  |  Discuss

CC – The Podcast: Off-season Preview #7; Clippers & Nuggets

In the seventh and final part of CC – The Podcast’s Off-season Preview series, Sean Woodley is joined by Joe Manganiello to chat about the Clippers pivotal off-season and Tony Xypteras stops by to discuss the Denver Nuggets. Listen at the Soundcloud link below, subscribe on iTunes and stay tuned for all sorts of free agency coverage on the podcast throughout July: The post CC...
Via Crossover Chronicles
4 days ago  |  Discuss

CC – The Podcast: Off-season Preview #7; Clippers & Nuggets

In the seventh and final part of CC – The Podcast’s Off-season Preview series, Sean Woodley is joined by Joe Manganiello to chat about the Clippers pivotal off-season and Tony Xypteras stops by to discuss the Denver Nuggets. Listen at the Soundcloud link below, subscribe on iTunes and stay tuned for all sorts of free agency coverage on the podcast throughout July: The post CC...
Via Bloguin Best
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets announce Summer League roster

The Denver Nuggets announced on Thursday the club’s roster for the 2015 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, along with a game and practice schedule. The 13 player roster (subject to change) includes No.7 overall draft pick Emmanuel Mudiay and 2014′s second round pick Nikola Jokic. 2015 second-round pick Nikola Radicevic is not on the roster. Will Barton, Ian Clark, Jamaal Franklin...
Via Mile High Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Darrell Arthur and the Nuggets are in discussions for a new deal

Darrell Arthur is one of the most underrated defensive players in the league. The Denver Nuggets sported a 98.7 defensive rating, which would place them near the top of the league in defensive efficiency. With Michael Malone wanting the Nuggets to assume a defense-first mentality, it's no surprise that the Nuggets are trying to sign Arthur to a new deal. As Chris Dempsey of the Denver...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets free agency rumors

  With free agency now underway so too are the rumors. While the Nuggets appear to be taking a backseat in the pursuit of more high-profile talents (which doesn’t really make any sense whatsoever), they do have their sights apparently set on re-signing some of their incumbent backup players. Here’s a quick roundup of whisperings floating about the Blogosphere… According to...
Via BSN Denver
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets will look to improve guard play, shooting

With the Denver Nuggets drafting highly-touted point guard Emmanuel Mudiay (not to mention Nikola Radicevic), picking up a quality shooting guard during free agency is next on the agenda. Starting Wednesday, July 1, all NBA teams are free to negotiate contracts with free agents but players are not able to officially sign a contract until July 9. Having not drafted a two-guard, Denver...
Via Mile High Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets options at point guard in free agency

The point guard position is pivotal in today’s NBA, and while the Nuggets drafted their point guard of the future, they need to figure out what to do at that position for this upcoming season. Currently Denver has Ty Lawson on the roster, but they still have decisions to make regarding his future with the team. Those decisions have a direct impact on whether or not they will be...
Via Mile High Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets finalize contract with Nikola Jokic

  According to Shams Charnia of RealGM, the Denver Nuggets have finalized a three-year fully guaranteed contract with center Nikola Jokic. Jokic was Denver’s 2014 second-round pick and averaged 16.5 points, 9.7 rebounds, 3.2 assists and nearly a block per game last season for KK Mega Leks of the Adriatic League. Bringing Jokic over from Europe was one of the Nuggets highest priorities...
Via BSN Denver
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mudiay already hard at work with Nuggets

Emmanuel Mudiay has been described as a gym rat. Less than a week after the NBA Draft, the Nuggets are already seeing that reputation play out. Mudiay is already hard at work with the Nuggets’ training staff, preparing for his rookie campaign, as seen in the video the team posted on Twitter early Tuesday… It's a beautiful morning for a resistance band workout. #Nuggets pic...
Via Mile High Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets mostly “sink” in international waters

Emmanuel Mudiay, born in the war-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire), was the Denver Nuggets’ highly-praised first pick of the 2015 NBA Draft. Widely considered a steal at No. 7 and graded by many as the top point guard in the draft, the Nuggets believe Mudiay will be a cornerstone of the franchise for years to come. Mudiay, born in 1996, immigrated to the U...
Via Mile High Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets, Nikola Jokic Finalizing Three-Year Deal

The Denver Nuggets are nearing agreement with 2014 second round pick Nikola Jokic on a fully guaranteed three-year contract, league sources told RealGM. Jokic, 20, is expected to join the Nuggets for the NBA’s July summer league. A 6-foot-11 center, Jokic was the Nuggets’ No. 41 selection a year ago and played one more season overseas. He was named the Adriatic League MVP for...
Via RealGM
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Emmanuel Mudiay news from around the Web

  Now that the proverbial draft dust has settled and the consensus is the Nuggets got a really good player in Emmanuel Mudiay, it’s time to learn a little bit more about Denver’s highest draft selection in over a decade. There’s all sorts of information scattered across the Internet regarding Mudiay and I’ve tried to cherry pick the very best stories out there to give you...
Via BSN Denver
7 days ago  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Could the Sacramento Kings acquire Ty Lawson?

DeMarcus Cousins Days leading up to the draft there were rumors that the Sacramento Kings were looking to trade DeMarcus Cousins. One of the rumors involved the Denver Nuggets. George Karl wanted to acquire his former players in Ty Lawson and Kenneth Faried. He was willing to acquire these players by trading DeMarcus Cousins and Carl Landry. There might have been mutual agreement...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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