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Denver Nuggets sure sound like they can't wait for season to end

Sometimes, you just can't wait. Like Bart Scott. Or The Replacements. Or Simba in "The Lion King." Or the woeful Denver Nuggets. Mired near the bottom of the Western Conference, hopelessly out of playoff contention, they apparently can't wait for the season to be over. As reported by the Denver Post, the Nuggets broke a huddle toward the end of Friday's loss to the Utah Jazz by chanting...
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Pelicans hold off Nuggets 99-92 for 5th straight win

DENVER (AP) Tyreke Evans scored 22 points, Dante Cunningham drew a key charge late in the fourth quarter and the New Orleans Pelicans extended their winning streak to five games by holding off the struggling Denver Nuggets 99-92 on Sunday night. Eric Gordon added 18 points and Omer Asik grabbed 16 rebounds for the Pelicans, who were without All-Star forward Anthony Davis for a fourth...
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Nuggets break team huddle with countdown to end of season

The Nuggets came into this season with optimism. Kenneth Faried had a good summer with Team USA and signed a big contract extension. Arron Afflalo returned and the bad luck of injuries a year ago couldn’t happen again, could it? Unfortunately, this season hasn’t gone the way the organization or Nuggets fans wanted. Losses have...Read More
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Report: Nuggets players break huddle with ‘1-2-3 … 6-Weeks!’

The Denver Nuggets have officially quit, and according to a report from Chris Dempsey, they did it for everyone to see. A fourth-quarter huddle late in the Nuggets’ 104-82 loss to the Utah Jazz on Friday broke with this phrase: “1-2-3 … six weeks!” As in six weeks to go until the end of the season. That’s 24 games, 46 days and 1,152 minutes away. Tax day, April 15, is...
Via Thacover2
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Nuggets End Huddle With '1-2-3, Six Weeks'

The Denver Nuggets ended a huddle late in Friday's 104-82 loss to the Utah Jazz by chanting, "1-2-3 ... six weeks!" Six weeks marks the end of the Nuggets' season, with 24 games, 46 days and 1,152 minutes left. The Nuggets are headed to their worst season since before the Carmelo Anthony era. "I'm frustrated in myself because I feel that I need to figure out a way to do a better...
Via RealGM
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Nuggets continue to struggle against Jazz

Will Barton had 22 points – and that was about it for the Denver Nuggets, who got blown out 104-82 by the Utah Jazz Frida night, Denver’s 18th loss in their past 20 games. The Nuggets had only to other player in double figures – forward Danilo Gallinari who finished with 13 points, and Kenneth Faried, who came back after missing Wednesday night and posted 12 points and eight...
Via Mile High Sports
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Favors plays Jazz past Nuggets

  Derrick Favors had 21 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks, Trey Burke came off the bench to score 19 points and the Utah Jazz beat the struggling Denver Nuggets 104-82 on Friday night. Gordon Hayward added 15 points and Rudy Gobert had 10 points and eight rebounds for the Jazz. Utah has won five of its last seven. Will Barton had 22 points for the Nuggets. They have lost nine...
Via AP on Fox
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Victor Claver Agrees To Sign With Khimki Moscow

Victor Claver has agreed to terms with Khimki Moscow. Claver will replace Joffrey Lauvergne who recently joined the Denver Nuggets. Claver was waived by the Nuggets following his trade to the Portland Trail Blazers.
Via RealGM
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Report: Kings interested in Ty Lawson

The last time George Karl had Ty Lawson running his offense, the Denver Nuggets won 57 games and were one of the most entertaining teams in the NBA. It should be no surprise then that Karl, now the head coach of the Sacramento Kings, wants Lawson back.  (Read more at Bleacher Report) Karl wants an uptempo offense that pushes the pace at every opportunity, and Lawson, arguably the...
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Nuggets can ease back injured players

Like a lot of teams at this time of the year, the Denver Nuggets are showing some wear and tear. Here’s the latest news on the injury front as the Nuggets get set to take on the Utah Jazz Friday night: Center Jusuf Nurkic, who suffered a sprained ankle in the fourth quarter of Denver’s 110-96 loss to the Phoenix Suns Wednesday, definitely won’t play Friday. Though X-Rays were...
Via Mile High Sports
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Jazz-Nuggets Preview

While Denver hasn't been kind to visitors in years past, the Nuggets haven't won at Pepsi Center in over six weeks. The Nuggets try to snap their longest home losing streak in 17 years Friday night against the Utah Jazz. Denver has gone an NBA-worst 2-17 since Jan. 16, including 0-8 at home while allowing an average of 110.9 points. The Nuggets, who haven't won on their own court...
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Kings Interested In Ty Lawson

George Karl would like the Sacramento Kings to try to trade for Ty Lawson. The Denver Nuggets are rebuilding and could make Lawson available. Karl previously coached Lawson with the Nuggets.
Via RealGM
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Jusuf Nurkic gets technical foul by handing ball to laying Markieff Morris

There aren’t a lot of reasons to watch the Denver Nuggets these days. But Jusuf Nurkic may have suddenly become a must-watch since he doesn’t seem to care about anything. After clobbering Markieff Morris with a shoulder, Nurkic leaves the ball on his victim and gets a tech: You can call it disrespectful or even polite. I call it hilarious. Keep doing your thing, Nurkic. **...
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Nuggets’ Jusuf Nurkic Trolls The Mess Out Of Opponent After He Flops

The Nuggets’ Jusuf Nurkic earned arguably the funniest technical foul in NBA history. After the Suns’ Markieff Morris drew a charge with a flop, Nurkic handed the ball to Morris while he was still on the ground. [Vine] The post Nuggets’ Jusuf Nurkic Trolls The Mess Out Of Opponent After He Flops appeared first on Diehardsport.
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Jusuf Nurkic earns technical foul for taunting Markieff Morris (Video)

Denver Nuggets rookie center Jusuf Nurkic earned a technical foul for taunting Suns forward Markieff Morris during the third quarter of Wednesday night's game against Phoenix.After knocking Morris to the floor on the post-up move, Nurkic slammed it down, caught the ball and handed it to Morris while he was still on the ground. The official called the technical immediately.This may...
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Banged-up Nuggets fall to Suns

Newcomer Will Barton had 22 points and Danilo Gallinari added 20 but it wasn’t enough as the Denver Nuggets dropped their fourth straight game, this time to the Phoenix Suns 110-96 Wednesday night at the Pepsi Center. Let’s get the bad news out of the way first – Denver’s rookie center Jusuf Nurkic left the game in the fourth quarter after painfully rolling his ankle –...
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Nuggets fall to Suns, take 8th straight home loss as injuries pile up

  Brandon Knight hit two key late 3-pointers and had 19 points to help the Phoenix Suns snap a five-game losing streak with a 110-96 victory over the injury-depleted Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night. Eric Bledsoe added 18 points for the Suns, who had six players score in double figures as they ended a seven-game road skid. The Suns grabbed 65 rebounds, most in the NBA this season...
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Kenneth Faried Injury Forces Him Out, Nuggets Fall To Suns

Kenneth Faried sat out Wednesday’s loss due to injury. A terrible season for the Denver Nuggets continues to get worse as a Kenneth Faried injury caused him to miss Denver’s 110-96 loss to the Phoenix Suns. NBA.com reports the Nuggets starting power forward sat out due to a bruised left thumb that occurred on Monday in another loss to the Brooklyn Nets. Eric Bledsoe (18...
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Watch: Jusuf Nurkic Remains the Best

If you didn’t know by now that Denver Nuggets’ big Jusuf Nurkic is a terrifyingly enjoyable basketball player, here’s another example of Nurkic being Nurkic in a game Wednesday night at home against the Phoenix Suns.   (h/t @CourtZierk) Rather than just go about his day after dropping Suns’ big Markieff Morris to the floor, and scoring an easy bucket, Nurkic seizes the...
Via Crossover Chronicles
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Watch: Jusuf Nurkic Remains the Best

If you didn’t know by now that Denver Nuggets’ big Jusuf Nurkic is a terrifyingly enjoyable basketball player, here’s another example of Nurkic being Nurkic in a game Wednesday night at home against the Phoenix Suns.   (h/t @CourtZierk) Rather than just go about his day after dropping Suns’ big Markieff Morris to the floor, and scoring an easy bucket, Nurkic seizes the...
Via Bloguin Best
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Nuggets' Faried, Chandler out with injuries against Suns

DENVER (AP) The Denver Nuggets are without banged-up forwards Kenneth Faried and Wilson Chandler on Wednesday night against the Phoenix Suns. Faried is sidelined with a bruised left thumb, which he hurt in the first half Monday against Brooklyn. Chandler is missing a second straight game due to a sore left groin. Chandler said the move was precautionary and he hopes to return Friday...
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Nuggets need to start over and establish a culture

Winning and culture. It’s the chicken or the egg argument of the sports world. Does winning create culture, or does a culture have to be established before an organization can start to win consistently? Perhaps the more pressing question for the Denver Nuggets: Does it even matter if you have neither? Because that’s the position the Nuggets – they of the 20-36 record after...
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76ers Claim Thomas Robinson Off Waivers

Thomas Robinson was once so highly thought of he was the No. 5 pick in the 2012 draft, taken in front of guys like Damian Lillard and Andre Drummond. Now the former Kansas star is set to join his sixth team in that time span. Robinson was sent from Portland to Denver as part of the Arron Afflalo trade — where the Nuggets promptly bought out his contract — thus waiving him....
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76ers Claim Thomas Robinson On Waivers

The Philadelphia 76ers have placed a waiver claim on Thomas Robinson. Robinson was prepared to sign with the Brooklyn Nets if he cleared waivers. The Denver Nuggets released Robinson this week. Claiming Robinson allows the 76ers to exceed the salary cap floor.
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Ty Lawson’s time in Denver is up

Rare is the case when one can begin with the bottom line, but in this instance it’s most appropriate. So, here it is… the bottom line: Six points, 10 assists. That’s the stat line for Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson in last night’s 28-point loss to the Brooklyn Nets, a team that’s clinging to the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference playoff standings. Lawson’s counterpoint...
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