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Kenneth Faried reportedly starting for Team USA

Denver Nuggets’ power forward Kenneth Faried has won the starting job for USA Basketball’s Men’s National Team that will be competing in the FIBA World Cup starting August 30th in Spain. Kenneth Faried told reporters he was 'very surprised' he got the starting gig with Team USA. — Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) August 21, 2014 Faried unexpectedly beat out DeMarcus...
Via Mile High Sports
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets: Kenneth Faried Keeps His Team USA Starting Spot

Two international exhibition games for Team USA meant two quality starts for Denver Nuggets’ power forward Kenneth Faried, and now we can worry about him becoming the official starter instead of worrying he’ll get cut on Saturday. Coach Mike Krzyzewski had solid options when deciding on his starting power forward for Team USA’s game against the Dominican Republic...
Via NBA Draft Blog
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kenneth Faried hits long-distance shot during Team USA shootaround

Later on tonight, USA Basketball will play an exhibition game at Madison Square Garden against the Dominican Republic as a tune-up for the FIBA World Cup. As the players got some early practice time at MSG, Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried decided to do a little bit of long-distance shooting. Check out the below Vine video which shows Kenneth hitting a shot from 3/4 quarter...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brian Shaw one-on-one

Recently Mile High Sports writer, Marvin Leibstone, met with Denver Nuggets Head Coach, Brian Shaw, to gain a sense of Coach Shaw’s take on the Nuggets current capabilities and limitations, also Shaw’s thoughts about the recent and upcoming NBA seasons. Thus, the following— ML (Leibstone) – WHAT were the hardest among challenges that you faced at the start of your being...
Via Mile High Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nate Robinson Is Dunking Again

ACL surgery and standing 5’9″ be dammed. Just six months after undergoing knee surgery, former dunk champion Nate Robinson is dunking again. In reserve role with the Nuggets last season before suffering a season ending injury. Robinson averaged 10.4 points, 2.5 assists and 1.8 rebounds per game. The post Nate Robinson Is Dunking Again appeared first on Hooped Up.
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nate Robinson is dunking again

Not quite the dunks that won him the Slam Dunk contest twice, but it is good to see Robinson hopping up and flying in for a jam. Robinson, of course, is recovering from a torn ACL from last season and there is always concern that a player with his athleticism and leaping ability will not be the same. Robinson has told the Denver Post (h/t Nick Jhabvala) that he hoped to be playing...
Via Crossover Chronicles
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nate Robinson is dunking again

Not quite the dunks that won him the Slam Dunk contest twice, but it is good to see Robinson hopping up and flying in for a jam. Robinson, of course, is recovering from a torn ACL from last season and there is always concern that a player with his athleticism and leaping ability will not be the same. Robinson has told the Denver Post (h/t Nick Jhabvala) that he hoped to be playing...
Via Bloguin Best
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Nate Robinson is already back to dunking

Denver Nuggets guard Nate Robinson posted a video on his Instagram account of himself dunking a basketball last Friday. This is pretty impressive considering the 5’9 combo guard just had surgery to repair his torn left ACL last January 31. In the first video, Robinson nearly throws it down with two hands but can’t quite finish. However, in the last video, Nate throws it down...
Via Pass The Pill
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets 2014-15 Franchise Outlook

With a healthy roster, Denver could be a surprise team out West. Last season was in large part a wash for the Denver Nuggets, as injuries crippled a team capable of making the playoffs. It started with Danilo Gallinari’s torn ACL back in April 2013, which kept him out all of last season, and things got worse from there. JaVale McGee only played in five games due to a stress fracture...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Arron Afflalo ‘extremely likely’ to opt out

The Denver Nuggets acquired shooting guard Arron Afflalo from the Orlando Magic this past offseason, and they are very excited about what he will bring to the team this season. Unfortunately for the Nuggets, Afflalo will have the ability to opt out of his contract after this season, which it appears will happen. According to a report from Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders, Afflalo...
Via Sports-Glory
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets: JaVale McGee’s good year vs. bad year

During the offseason I’ll be doing a segment for each Nuggets player showcasing what a good year and a bad year would look like for that player for the upcoming 2014-15 season. The good year section will be judged based upon three aspects. The first being what the Denver Nuggets front office and coach staff would consider a good statistical year. Second comes what improvements...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Ujiri Signs Former Nuggets Forward Jordan Hamilton

The Toronto Raptors GM Masai Ujiri has reached back to his Denver Nuggets connections for the second summer in a row and will sign free agent forward Jordan Hamilton to a one-year deal. Between Denver and Houston, the 23-year-old Hamilton played in 60 NBA games last year averaging 17 minutes, 6.7 points and 3.2 rebounds.
Via Pro Bball Report
7 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA releases 2014-15 regular season schedule

For all those looking forward to Denver Nuggets basketball, the wait is almost over. The NBA released it’s 2014-15 regular season schedule Wednesday, and the Nuggets will kick the season off at home against the Detroit Pistons on October 29. Their first road game will be against the Western Conference powerhouse Oklahoma City Thunder on November 1. What game are you most looking...
Via Mile High Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets: JaVale McGee needs to step up

JaVale McGee is one of the most athletic centers in the game of basketball. He can run, jump, block, dunk, but he still has the “potential” when it should of already blossomed into production. He is the biggest question mark on the Nuggets roster right now, an investment that has yet to show any profit. JaVale McGee needs to get his game on track and be ready for the consequences...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets: Why Danilo Gallinari is the X-factor

The Denver Nuggets didn’t make many moves this off season, but there will still be faces seen on the court that weren’t there last year. Either from a trade, or return from injury, the Nuggets will look a little more familiar. JaVale McGee, Nate Robinson, and Danilo Gallinari are coming back from a season where they barely saw the court. Former Nugget Arron Afflalo also returns...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

The case for the Nuggets exploring a Roy Hibbert trade

About a year-and-a-half ago, the Indiana Pacers dialed the Nuggets up and proposed a center swap of JaVale McGee for Roy Hibbert. For then Nuggets general manager Masai Ujiri, it was a non-starter. Hibbert, to that point hadn’t shown much outside of not exactly living up to a big contract. And the Nuggets were enamored with the recently acquired McGee, whose athleticism was too...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavaliers Rumors: Cleveland interested in Timofey Mozgov

As I wrote earlier today, the Cavaliers are not done adding pieces to their roster this offseason, as they recently worked out Chauncey Billups.  In search of a rim protector, the latest potential move for Cleveland would be to go after Timofey Mozgov.Photo by Chamber of Fear via Wikimedia CommonsTommy Beer of BasketballInsiders.com reported that Cleveland offered a first round...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets: Strongest and Weakest Moves of the Offseason

Denver Nuggets: Strongest and Weakest Moves of the Offseason By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content At Hoopstuff… Moves Made: Traded for Arron Afflalo Drafted Gary Harris and Jusuf Nurkic Signed Erick Green Strongest: Acquiring Afflalo The Nuggets had a very strong offseason and they got the steal of the year acquiring Afflalo for just Evan Fournier and a second round pick...
Via HoopStuff
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Steph Curry Thought About Dunking Between The Legs, Hilariously Changed His Mind (Video)

Prior to the start of the 2014 USA Showcase, Team Blue was horsing around during warm-ups. Warriors’ star Steph Curry actually was even dunking the basketball, something fans don’t see often. However, when Nuggets’ big man Kenneth Faried displayed a nasty ‘between the legs’ dunk, Curry just had no choice, but to shoot? Photo Credit: warriors/Facebook Yes, after witnessing...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets Rookie Branded A Traitor After Signing NBA Contract

The Denver Nuggets acquired 7-foot Bosnian center Jusuf Nurkic in a draft day trade with the Chicago Bulls, who had selected the big man with the 16th pick the NBA Draft. Don’t worry if you’ve never heard of him, because we hadn’t either before today (if you’d like to bone up on your Jusuf Nurkic knowledge, go here). Nurkic was scheduled to play with the Bosnian national...
Via Next Impulse Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets ink rookies Nurkic and Harris

The Denver Nuggets have officially come to terms with 2014 first-round draft picks Gary Harris and Jusuf Nurkic, team vice president of basketball operations and general manager Tim Connelly announced Thursday. The Nuggets had to buy Nurkic out of his contract with Croatian team KK Cedevita so he could join Denver this season. It was very important for the Nuggets to develop Nurkic...
Via Mile High Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets: Will Danilo Gallinari be the X-Factor?

A man who stands at nearly 7 feet tall, and has range.  The deadly combo of size and shooting ability is what every NBA coach wishes he had on his roster. For the Denver Nuggets, they have an Italian who fits that bill; his name is Danilo Gallinari. Gallinari (25)  is 6-foot-10 with a wingspan that reaches out past 7 feet, and weighs in at around 225 pounds. Those elements look...
Via isportsweb.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Could the Nuggets end up acquiring Kevin Love?

There have been many Kevin Love rumors swirling around this offseason, but one team that has been in the running is the Denver Nuggets. The Nuggets are one of the most intriguing potential suitors out there, and are interested in acquiring Love even if they are unable to get a promise that he’ll sign long-term. Denver does have the necessary pieces to make a move, and they could...
Via Sports-Glory
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets: What Should Be Their Starting 5?

Denver Nuggets: What Should Be Their Starting 5? By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… The West has 8 excellent teams, I wont be listing them, but they are the 8 teams that just made the playoffs. Barring injury, these same teams are likely to make the playoffs again next season, but the Nuggets have to be the team with the best chance at somehow taking one of these...
Via HoopStuff
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets: Are there any free agents worth pursuing?

The Denver Nuggets have one of the deepest rosters in the NBA, so when I look into the remaining pool of free agents there is little to no worth that needs to be pursued. But also when looking at the roster, something needs to change in order for them to become a championship team. They have a lot of talent, but the power of a big name player isn’t behind them. Every team that...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss
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