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Denver’s Hamster Wheel of Mediocrity

To be fair to Denver, nobody really knows how to assign value to contract extensions right now. Some teams, like Phoenix, are engaged in a mad dash to get their talent locked up now, before the 2016 salary boom. That’s how the Suns managed to secure the Morris twins and Eric Bledsoe to incredibly favorable long-term deals. The idea is that by offering long-term security, they can...
Via The Sports Post
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets: Four burning questions for the 2014-15 season

The countdown until the 2014-15 NBA season has officially gone under a week, and the sound of squeaky shoes as a man blows by his defender is oh-so close. The Denver Nuggets begin their season at the Pepsi Center against the Detroit Pistons on October 29th. The Nuggets are predicted by most experts and GMs to remain in the worst place an organization can be in the NBA, in purgatory...
Via isportsweb.com
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets continue to trim down roster

The Denver Nuggets waived forwards Jerrelle Benimon and Marcus Williams team General Manager and Vice President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly announced Wednesday. The moves mean that the Nuggets have 16 players on their roster. The team has to get it’s roster down to 15 by next Wednesday. RECAP: McGee returns in loss to Portland Benimon averaged 2.0 points in 8.1 minutes...
Via Mile High Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets Waive Jerrelle Benimon, Marcus Williams

The Denver Nuggets have waived forward Jerrelle Benimon and forward Marcus Williams. Benimon appeared in six preseason games for the Nuggets, averaging 2.0 points and 2.7 rebounds in 8.1 minutes per game. He also appeared in three games for the Nuggets Summer League team in Las Vegas. Williams appeared in six preseason games with Denver, averaging 3.3 points and 2.0 rebounds in 9...
Via RealGM
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets think they can find success with their up tempo style and offseason pickups

There are a lot of really good teams in the Western Conference, which makes it very hard for those second-tier teams — right below the established Thunder, Spurs and Clippers to name a few — to jump up into contending status. The Denver Nuggets are one of those second-tier teams. The Nuggets were bad last season in coach Brian Shaw‘s first year at the helm, winning just 36...
Via Crossover Chronicles
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets think they can find success with their up tempo style and offseason pickups

There are a lot of really good teams in the Western Conference, which makes it very hard for those second-tier teams — right below the established Thunder, Spurs and Clippers to name a few — to jump up into contending status. The Denver Nuggets are one of those second-tier teams. The Nuggets were bad last season in coach Brian Shaw‘s first year at the helm, winning just 36...
Via Bloguin Best
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Chris Kaman Needs Stiches in Head Thanks to Timofey Mozgov’s Teeth

At first glance it didn’t look like much, but the collision between Chris Kaman and Timofey Mozgov resulted in stitches for the Trail Blazers center. Via Joe Freeman of The Oregonian: While playing defense, Kaman backed into Mozgov in an effort to box him out as a Denver player attempted a shot from the perimeter. But as Kaman pushed Mozgov, the 7-foot-1 center toppled on...
Via Standing O Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Quincy Miller to be released by Nuggets

Last night following the Denver Nuggets 93-75 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers at the Coors Event Center in Boulder, RealGM’s Shams Charania reported that the team will release 21-year-old forward Quincy Miller. The Denver Nuggets are releasing forward Quincy Miller, league source tells RealGM. Miller’s deal was partially guaranteed for the season. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania...
Via Mile High Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

McGee returns in preseason loss to Portland

BOULDER- Tuesday night marked a preseason low in points for the Denver Nuggets, falling 93-75 to the Portland Trailblazers at Coors Events Center. Portland power forward LaMarcus Aldridge had a game high 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in the win, Damian Lillard added 18 points on 6-of-13 shooting. BOXSCORE: Trailblazers 93,Nuggets 75 Denver shot just 33 percent from the floor...
Via Mile High Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets Releasing Quincy Miller

The Denver Nuggets have informed Quincy Miller of the organization’s plan to waive the forward, a source with knowledge told RealGM on Tuesday night. Miller, once a promising young prospect in the Denver franchise, had a partially guaranteed contract for the upcoming season. Miller’s release signals another step toward the Nuggets keeping Alonzo Gee for the regular season roster.
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets Releasing Quincy Miller

The Denver Nuggets have informed Quincy Miller of the organization’s plan to waive the forward, a source with knowledge told RealGM on Tuesday night.Miller, once a promising young prospect in the Denver franchise, had a partially guaranteed contract for the upcoming season. Miller’s release signals another step toward the Nuggets keeping Alonzo Gee for the regular season roster...
Via RealGM
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Aldridge leads Blazers over Nuggets with 20 points

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) LaMarcus Aldridge scored 20 points and had 11 rebounds in Portland's 93-75 win over Denver in an exhibition game Tuesday. Lillard had 18 points on 6-of-13 shooting to go with six assists and Wesley Matthews was 4 for 7 from beyond the arc for 17 points for the Blazers, who next face the Lakers. Wilson Chandler had a team-high 13 points and Darrell Arthur...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets Injury Update: Danilo Gallinari likely to miss Tuesday's game with a 'cold'

The Denver Nuggets head into tonight's game against the Portland Trail Blazers with a 2-4 record in the preseason. The Nuggets are looking to improve their defense which allowed 106.5 points per game last season and have given up just 100.5 points per game in the preseason. They will likely be without Danilo Gallinari tonight, who missed practice yesterday with a cold. Howcheng...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lawson (ankle) out against Trail Blazers

The Denver Nuggets got all too familiar with injuries last season, and while the news has mostly been positive so far in spring training there is one sore spot in particular – Ty Lawson’s ankle. The point guard was removed from the team’s win against the Los Angeles Clippers Saturday, and his ankle has now been bothering him for most of the preseason. Now, Chris Dempsey of...
Via Mile High Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jusuf Nurkic, Gary Harris have looked like keepers

Just two games into the preseason, the largely unknown commodity was quickly becoming known. His name: Jusuf Nurkic. Opposing coaching staffs told Nuggets head coach Brian Shaw how impressed they were. "Just about him and how physical he is and the way he goes after rebounds," Shaw said. Nurkic, 20, has been a rebounding machine through five preseason games. Even though...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Faried helps Nuggets beat Clippers 104-93

LAS VEGAS (AP) Kenneth Faried had 19 and seven rebounds to lead the Denver Nuggets to a 104-93 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers in a preseason game Saturday night. Arron Afflalo scored 16 points, Randy Foye had 14 points and five assists, and Danilo Gallinari added 12 points for Denver (2-4). Blake Griffin scored 27 points and Jamal Crawford had 23 to lead the Clippers (1-4...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Faried helps Nuggets beat Clippers 104-93

Kenneth Faried had 19 and seven rebounds to lead the Denver Nuggets to a 104-93 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers in a preseason game Saturday night. Arron Afflalo scored 16 points, Randy Foye had 14 points and five assists, and Danilo Gallinari added 12 points for Denver (2-4). Blake Griffin scored 27 points and Jamal Crawford had 23 to lead the Clippers (1-4). Chris Paul added...
Via Fox Sports West
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets season preview: Player projections

Two weeks out from the start of the Denver Nuggets season opener against the Detroit Pistons, and Denver is excited to see what this team is really able to do. A disappointing season last year finished with the Nuggets missing the playoffs for the first time since the 2002-03 season. This year, they should be greatly improved. This is part three of the season preview, previously...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

5 ways the Nuggets can make the playoffs

Last season snapped the Denver Nuggets 1o-year consecutive playoff-streak. Here are a five ways they can start a new one. And no, staying healthy is not on the list, though it would be a great start. 1) Lawson and Afflalo emerge as an elite backcourt What do two borderline all-star guards add up to? The Nuggets are hoping a playoff berth. Bringing Arron Afflalo back into the fold...
Via Mile High Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Veteran Alonzo Gee's defense gives him a chance to make Nuggets roster

For Alonzo Gee, the chance is everything. The evaluating coaches' eyes are meaningful. The chance to be in one city for at least a few weeks is a relief. And so he lays it all out on the line each minute of each practice and in every second of every game he appears in this preseason. The Nuggets are his fifth team since July. Gee's travels: On July 11, he was traded from...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets Injury Updates: JaVale McGee far from return, other Nuggets much closer

The Denver Nuggets have struggled to a 1-3 start this preseason following a season in which they won 36 games, fourth in the Northwest Division. The main problem for the Nuggets last season was a defense which allowed 106.2 points per game. One issue was the absence of center JaVale McGee, who missed all but five games last year due to a stress fracture in his left tibia. It appears...
Via Sports Injury Alert
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets podcast: Gallinari returns

Two weeks into the Denver Nuggets preseason and there’s plenty to talk about in this week’s edition of the Nuggets podcast. Kenneth Faried’s got a brand new extension, Danilo Gallinari got back on the court in an impressive performance against the Phoenix Suns, and there’s a fight going on for the final roster spot. We cover all that and more, so tune in! For complete...
Via Mile High Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 NBA Preview: Denver Nuggets

Lost in the shuffle of a competitive playoff race last year was Denver, who were struck with major injuries and limped to the finish line. As impossible as it seems, the West could be even stronger, and Denver, healthier and with some new bodies, could push hard for a final playoff spot. They’ll be running another ensemble squad in the thin air in Colorado, and there’s a good...
Via Analytics Game
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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