Nuggets Rumors & News

  • J.J. Hickson suspended 5 games for drug violation

    SB Nation "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..." September 18

  • What is Kenneth Faried's working-class game worth?

    Sporting News "The FIBA World Cup has been a classic good news/bad news situation for the Denver Nuggets. On one hand, the guy who is emerging as their best player, Kenneth Faried, has also proven to be one of the best players on the Team USA roster, and in the tournament in general. In seven games, Faried..." September 12

  • Nuggets' Danilo Gallinari voices displeasure with knee surgery "Denver Nuggets' forward Danilo Gallinari injured his ACL back in April of 2013, right before the Nuggets hit the playoffs. Instead of an ACL reconstruction, Gallinari had the ligament repaired through something called the "healing response" performed by famous knee surgeon Dr. Richard Steadman in..." September 07

  • Nuggets coach Brian Shaw proud of Kenneth Faried's work in Spain "Fan. Coach. Scout. Brian Shaw has been a combination all three while watching Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried rise to prominence with the U.S. Men’s National Team. While not surprised by Faried’s success at the 2014 FIBA World Cup, the second-year coach wants the Manimal’s momentum to..." September 05

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Faried clearly wants to stay with Nuggets and is mounting quite a contract drive as negotiations continue on extension to keep him in Denver

  • Timofey Mozgov not pushing to leave Nuggets in trade to Cavaliers

    Pro Basketball Talk "Yes, Timofey Mozgov would enjoy playing for David Blatt, his coach on the Russian national team. Of course, Mozgov would like lining up next to LeBron James, a superstar who makes his teammates better. But despite rumors of the Cavaliers trying to trade for him, Mozgov insists he doesn’t..." September 02

  • Lawson: ‘People are probably going to sleep on us’ "NBA schedules haven’t been out long, but Ty Lawson has already been studying up on the Denver Nuggets’ first month. “We’ve got the Chicago Bulls, the Cleveland Cavaliers twice, We got OKC twice,” Lawson said. “Our first month is crazy so I was like, ‘coach, we’ve both got to be ready coming..." August 30

  • NBA adding extra space along the baseline to increase safety

    SB Nation "There will be more space around the basket stanchion next season because the NBA is trying to improve player safety. The NBA is attempting to improve player safety by cutting down the amount of photographers around the basket stanchion, according to a memo from Rod Thorn, the league's president..." August 26

  • Cavs trying to trade for Nuggets center Timofey Mozgov "The Cleveland Cavaliers have been trying to work out a trade for Denver Nuggets center Timofey Mozgov for the past six to eight weeks, ESPN's Brian Windhorst said on ESPN Cleveland radio. Mozgov played for Cavaliers head coach David Blatt on the Russian national team. Blatt told Russian outlet..." August 26

  • Nuggets guard Randy Foye welcomes challenge in training camp "fter making a run at the franchise 3-point record last season, Denver Nuggets guard Randy Foye is ready for an encore in 2014-15. The arrival of fellow sharpshooter Arron Afflalo promises to add to the excitement. Foye made 189 3-pointers while starting 78 games at shooting guard last..." August 24

  • Kenneth Faried admits he was “extremely surprised” to get Team USA starting role

    Pro Basketball Talk "“He’s a rebounding specialist. He’s an energy specialist. So how does that fit in with the core group?” was what Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski said to PBT of Kenneth Faried back when Team USA was in Las Vegas. Those were the days before Kevin Durant left the team and changed the complexion of..." August 22

  • Anthony Randolph signs with Russia's Lokomotiv Kuban "Free agent forward Anthony Randolph signed a two-year deal with Lokomotiv Kuban on Monday, the Russian team announced. Lokomotiv has a team option on the second year. "I will try to be a successful player and get better every day, doing my best to help our team be better than their..." August 18

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    Shams Charania @ShamsCharania

    Undrafted rookie Jerrelle Benimon has agreed on a partially guaranteed two-year deal with the Denver Nuggets, league sources tell RealGM.

  • NBA releases 2014-2015 schedule: Spurs host Mavs in season opener "The NBA announced its 2014-2015 schedule Wednesday, and for the first time in seven years, LeBron James will not feature on its opening night. The season opens Tuesday, October 28th with the defending champion San Antonio Spurs raising their fifth banner before taking on the Dallas Mavericks...." August 13

  • The case for the Nuggets exploring a Roy Hibbert trade

    Denver Post "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..." August 12

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    Tommy Beer @TommyBeer

    Woj states that Cavs made a run at Timofey Mozgov (offering a 1st round pick) in hopes adding a big center and rim protection

  • Nuggets to sign Erick Green to 3-year deal "The Denver Nuggets have reached a contract agreement with point guard Erick Green, as first reported by Nikos Varlas of EuroHoops. The deal will be for three years, per Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski. Green was acquired by the Nuggets at last year's draft, when he was taken No. 46 overall. He..." July 25

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Denver's deal with Erick Green - 46th pick in 2013 Draft - will be three years, league source tells Yahoo. He played in Europe last season.

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    Mark Deeks @MarkDeeksNBA

    Nuggets have signed Jusuf Nurkic.

  • Nuggets will sign point guard Erick Green

    Denver Post "Point guard Erick Green fought through an exhaustive schedule in the last year to prove he belongs on an NBA roster — the Nuggets' roster — and now he's played his way in. Green will sign a contract with the Nuggets, a source confirmed, and will be with the team when training camp starts in the..." July 23

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Ex-Nuggets head coach Jeff Bzdelik is expected to sign a contract to become an assistant coach with the Grizzlies tomorrow, a source said.

  • NBA Union Spent $5.4 Million on Audit of Boss Hunter

    Bloomberg "The National Basketball Association players’ union spent about $5.42 million on the internal audit that resulted in the firing of Executive Director Billy Hunter, according to public records. The union spent $5,421,965 on matters pertaining to what it labeled NBPA Internal Review &..." July 23

  • Report: 76ers, Nuggets, Celtics could be third team in Love trade "The Sporting News reports that teams are "lining up" to try and be the third team in a potential Kevin Love deal, no matter who gets Love. The Nuggets, 76ers, and Boston are mentioned as potential landing spots for extra assets in a Love deal. "When a deal like this takes a long time, there..." July 23

  • Sources: NBA warned touring stars of participating in events in Manila

    Yahoo! Sports "The NBA warned a touring group of its stars that they could face financial fines for participating in clinics in Manila, Philippines, that include short scrimmages and games of "H-O-R-S-E," league sources told Yahoo Sports. Several NBA stars, including Blake Griffin, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard..." July 22

  • Jan Vesely exits NBA historically quickly

    Pro Basketball Talk "Jan Vesely entered the NBA with a kiss. He’s now kissing the league goodbye. After being drafted No. 6 overall by the Wizards in 2011, Vesely has signed in Turkey (hat tip: Ben Standig of CSN Washington). Spending so little time in the NBA after being drafted so high is rare. Unless..." July 22

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    Sportando @sportando

    Jan Vesely is heading to @fenerbahceulker, according to sources. As we reported this afternoon, Fenerbahce was pursuing the Czech forward

  • Afflalo believes Nuggets can win big "Now that's he's back on the Nuggets, Arron Afflalo believes Denver has the makings of a championship club. Afflalo was re-acquired by the Nuggets in a draft-night trade with the Orlando Magic after being traded as part of a four-team 12-player deal in 2012 that helped Dwight Howard go to the..." July 17

  • Adam Silver considering NBA midseason tournament

    SB Nation "The NBA Commissioner met with reporters on Tuesday in Las Vegas to discuss potential changes to the association. Adam Silver had some bold new ideas for the crowd of reporters waiting for him on Tuesday at the Las Vegas Summer League, including one that has several scratching their heads -- a..." July 16

  • NBA seeks a $15 Billion TV rights deal

    The Wall Street Journal "Could there be a better time for the NBA to be looking to negotiate a TV deal? The league just enjoyed a fantastic playoff season, capped off be a marquee Finals matchup. Then its biggest sports star, LeBron James, captivated millions across the globe with his intriguing free agency run that led..." July 15

  • Report: Mike Miller choosing between Cavaliers, Mavericks, Rockets and Nuggets

    Pro Basketball Talk "When LeBron James chose to return home to Cleveland it was assumed that Mike Miller would likely follow him. Remember one of the reasons LeBron was frustrated with Heat ownership is they amnestied Miller (who then was healthy for a full season in Memphis). But so far, Miller has yet to agree to..." July 15

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    Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

    Cavs offer to Miller is for two years and about 5.5 million while Denver offering 3 years and 12 million, source told ESPN.

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    Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard

    While Cavs pursue Mike Miller, Miller is getting close to agreeing to terms with Denver, source says

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    David Pick @IAmDPick

    Jusuf Nurkic has opted-out of contract with Croatian club to join Denver. Buyout spread over two-seasons, I'm told.

  • NBA announces salary cap of $63.065 million

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The NBA announced that the salary cap for the 2014-15 season will be an all-time high of $63.065 million, an increase by 7.5 percent. The tax level for the season will be $76.829 million, an increase of 7.1 percent. The minimum team salary, which is set at 90 percent of the cap, is $56.759..." July 10

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    Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard

    While Cavs pursue Mike Miller, Miller is getting close to agreeing to terms with Denver, source says

  • Mike Miller visiting Nuggets Sunday "ESPN 92.9 in Memphis reports that Grizzlies free agent veteran forward Mike Miller is set to meet with the Denver Nuggets Sunday. Miller has stated publicly he wants to return to the Grizzlies, but the radio outlet reports Memphis is reluctant to provide a longer-term deal for the 34-year-old...." July 06

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    David Pick @IAmDPick

    Nuggets draft pickup Jusuf Nurkic unlikely to join Denver next season, I'm told. Problem is Croatian club buyout, exceeds €1M.

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    Ronald Tillery @CAGrizBeat

    L.A. Clippers, Denver, Houston, OKC and Memphis are teams courting Mike Miller, who says Memphis will have final shot at signing him

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    Alex Kennedy @AlexKennedyNBA

    The Denver Nuggets have considered trading JaVale McGee and/or Wilson Chandler, according to league sources.

  • Afflalo believes Nuggets can compete for title in his return to Denver "The desire to succeed has always coursed through Arron Afflalo’s bloodstream. After missing the playoffs during two seasons in Orlando, the veteran shooting guard is not tempering his expectations as he prepares for his second go-round with the Denver Nuggets. “I’ll be blunt,” Afflalo..." June 28

  • Nuggets' pick Jusuf Nurkic, GM Tim Connelly have high hopes for future

    Denver Post "Four and a half years ago, Jusuf Nurkic was 6-foot-6 at age 15, hanging out in his hometown of Tuzla, Bosnia, and going about the business of being a kid. Then basketball came knocking. What kid that tall isn't a ballplayer? Nurkic was approached about trying basketball. Having already..." June 28

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    With the No. 19 pick in the 2014 #NBADraft, the @chicagobulls select Gary Harris (will be traded to Nuggets).

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    With the No. 16 pick in the 2014 #NBADraft, the @chicagobulls select Jusuf Nurkic (will be traded to Nuggets).

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    With the No. 11 pick in the 2014 #NBADraft, the @denvernuggets select Doug McDermott.

    2014 NBA Draft Day Rumors - Live Blog

    PSD Staff Thursday night's draft should be one of the best in recent memory. But more importantly, the draft day rumors should be flying around all day long with dozens of teams looking to move up into the lottery positions. Buckle up! June 26

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    The Nuggets acquire 16th and 19th picks from Chicago for draft rights to McDermott.

  • Magic trade Arron Afflalo to Nuggets

    Yahoo! Sports "The Orlando Magic have traded guard Arron Afflalo to the Denver Nuggets for guard Evan Fournier and the 56th pick in the 2014 NBA draft, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Afflalo gives the Nuggets a shooting guard they were determined to get through a trade or the draft. The Nuggets had traded..." June 26

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Tremendous traffic for Denver's pick at No. 11. Rivals executives believe GM Tim Connelly in a deal-making mode on it.

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    Sam Amick @sam_amick

    Also, agent Aaron Goodwin says Denver PG Nate Robinson - as he stated in March - will indeed exercise the $2.1 mil player option for '14-15.

  • Nuggets guard Nate Robinson on track for training camp

    Denver Post "The collection of Nuggets at the Pepsi Center during predraft workouts has grown by the session the past two weeks. Thursday, veteran guard Nate Robinson was added to the group. Robinson, rehabbing a torn anterior cruciate ligament, said he is on track to be ready for training camp. He's not..." June 20