Nuggets Rumors & News

  • Kevin Durant, USA blow out Serbia to win Olympic gold

    USA Today "They weren’t the Dream Team, or even the Redeem Team – not even close. But by the time Team USA’s 96-66 win against Serbia was complete on Sunday and the mission for the third consecutive gold medal was complete, only one thing mattered more than all the comparisons that always inevitably come:..." August 21

  • Nuggets agree to deal with Nate Wolters

    Today's Fastbreak "The Denver Nuggets and free agent guard Nate Wolters have agreed to a deal, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical. Wolters’ most recent destination on the court has been in the Turkish Basketball Super League. A former second-round pick by the Washington Wizards in the 2013 NBA Draft,..." August 20

  • NBA Moves 2017 All-Star Game To New Orleans

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA has decided to hold the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans. An official announcement is expected by the end of Friday. The All-Star Game was previously scheduled to take place in Charlotte but the NBA decided to relocate it due to a state law in North Carolina that limits..." August 19

  • Charles Barkley Has Some Harsh Words For The U.S. Olympic Basketball Team’s Roster

    Uproxx "The U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team isn’t exactly dominating in Rio de Janiero so far. Sure, it finished the group stage 5-0, but the team had some close calls, including three-point wins over France and Serbia. With the knockout round set to start on Wednesday, the Americans have some..." August 17

  • USA Basketball’s quest for superstar continuity may be impossible

    SB Nation "When Jerry Colangelo took over USA Basketball in 2005, he had both immediate and long-term goals. He wanted to wash the taste of bronze out of America’s mouth and he wanted to build a sustainable program. On most accounts, he has succeeded. While the United States slipped in the 2006 FIBA World..." August 16

  • Nuggets, “The Basketball Tournament” star D.J. Kennedy agree to partially guaranteed deal

    BNS Denver "The Vertical’s Shams Charania is reporting that D.J. Kennedy has agreed to a partially guaranteed three-year contract with the Denver Nuggets. After going undrafted out of St. John’s in 2011, Kennedy played mostly in the D-League for the Erie BayHawks and Rio Grande Valley Vipers until signing..." August 16

  • What would it cost the Denver Nuggets to trade for DeMarcus Cousins

    Denver Stiffs "Well, despite all the effort to try and come up with a realistic trade package for Russell Westbrook, he metaphorically blocked my efforts a la Rocky's half court shot when the talented point guard shocked everyone and re-upped with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Let's face it though, a trade for..." August 15

  • FIBA pushing for 3-on-3 in 2020 Olympics

    The Score "The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) is pushing for the inclusion of three-on-three basketball in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, FIBA secretary-general Patrick Baumann told USA Today's Jeff Zillgitt on Thursday. The request is under consideration by the International Olympic..." August 11

  • David Stern to give speech in support of legalized sports gambling

    The Comeback "New NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been outspoken in his support for legalized gambling across the United States, and that fight has received an unlikely ally – Silver’s predecessor, David Stern. At the Global Gaming Expo, held in Las Vegas near the end of September, Stern will be a featured..." August 11

  • NBA Chief Adam Silver Isn’t Expecting Another Lockout in 2017

    Bloomberg "I’m going to abuse my privilege here to lodge a complaint, which is that basketball is a great flow sport, but NBA games stop too much. If it were me, I’d try to take most of the timeouts away from coaches. I know you have to have them for commercials and for rest, but if they were just programmed..." August 06

  • NBA union boss ‘optimistic’ there won’t be a lockout next year

    Yahoo! Sports "This July, Kevin Durant decided to join the Golden State Warriors. (Y’know, in case you missed it.) That was one of many, many transactions during a month in which NBA teams flush with cash thanks to a salary cap sent skyrocketing by the league’s $24 billion broadcast rights deal spent to such a..." August 02

  • Jalen Rose thinks NBA players should only get to play in the Olympics once

    USA Today "Jalen Rose stopped by the Summer of Jeep event in Chicago along with 25 students from the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy. The school began in 2011, and has now graduated 170 students, all who were accepted into college, trade school or the military. He brought the group to Chicago to see Team USA..." August 01

  • Mudiay defends himself against Rovell's

    The Score "Denver Nuggets' Emmanuel Mudiay took to Twitter Friday to defend himself against allegations made by ESPN's Darren Rovell pertaining to the Zaire-born point guard's symbol. Rovell contends that Mudiay's shoe sponsor, Under Armour, has filed a trademark application for the logo." July 29

  • NBA London 2017: Indiana Pacers to face Denver Nuggets at the O2

    London Evening Standard "The Indiana Pacers and Denver Nuggets will face off at London’s O2 Arena on January 12 as the NBA hosts its seventh regular season game in the capital. Neither the Pacers nor the Nuggets have played in London but will follow in the footsteps of the Orlando Magic and Toronto Raptors, whose match..." July 28

  • NBA to Fund Health Care for Former Players with at Least 3 Seasons of Experience

    Bleacher Report "The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced Wednesday it will fund health care for the league's retired players who racked up at least three years of experience, per Howard Beck of Bleacher Report. The statement noted player representatives passed the vote to fund the health..." July 27

  • Nuggets' Malone: Jokic's standout season 'a big surprise'

    The Score "The Denver Nuggets were full of surprises this past season. For head coach Michael Malone, who was hired ahead of the campaign, the biggest and best surprise was the emergence of a rookie - and it wasn't the one the team had just drafted in the lottery. "Bottom line, if I sat here today and..." July 26

  • Nuggets guard Gary Harris hopes to inspire dread

    SI "Gary Harris seeks attention every time he steps on the floor. Rarely does the ball wind up in his hands as a deliberate function of the offense; Harris tends to do much of his work without the kind of direct control that most players crave, if only because his game lends itself to reactivity. In..." July 25

  • The NBA will create TV-style shows exclusively for Twitter

    Sporting News "Twitter continues to partner with sports industries, and the latest pairing is with the NBA. The social media company and basketball league made a joint statement Tuesday announcing a deal which allows Twitter to broadcast "exclusive original live programming" from the NBA. But the programming..." July 19

  • NBA execs want an NFL-style franchise tag. Players should hate that idea.

    SB Nation "The Washington Post's Tim Bontemps put together a tidy package of flashpoints in upcoming NBA labor negotiations, issues that could be so divisive they could spark another season-damaging lockout. We'll talk more about the Lockout Warning Level as summer wears on, but one item in particular piqued..." July 19

  • Report: Mike Miller has agreed to a two-year deal to return to the Denver Nuggets

    Denver Stiffs "According to the Vertical's Shams Charania, Mike Miller and the Denver Nuggets have agreed on a two-year, $5 million deal. Miller played just 373 minutes last year but is widely considered one of the best mentors and locker room leaders in the league. His return to Denver will almost certainly..." July 19

  • Noel Gillespie reportedly leaving Denver Nuggets

    Denver Stiffs "According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, another Denver Nuggets assistant coach is leaving the team. Just days after it was announced that Dee Brown and Ed Pinckney would be leaving Denver, today we learn that Noel Gillespie has been offered a position as the head coach of the Charlotte..." July 15

  • Ed Pinckney has stepped down as lead assistant for the Denver Nuggets

    Denver Stiffs "According to the esteemed Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post, Ed Pinckney has stepped down as lead assistant for the Denver Nuggets. That marks the second time this offseason that Denver has lost a lead assistant. Their offensive lead assistant, Chris Fleming, departed earlier in the offseason..." July 14

  • One-time college superstar Jimmer Fredette still running down NBA dream

    The Guardian "Jimmer Fredette is eternally eager, with these wide hopeful eyes, absolutely certain there is a place for him in the NBA that it must be impossible for teams to tell him no. So yet another one has given him a chance, this time the Denver Nuggets. He has come here to pursue that opportunity, in a..." July 14

  • Jalen Rose and First Take Host Molly Qerim Are Dating

    The Big Lead "Jalen Rose and Molly Qerim are dating, as evidenced by the photos shared by Jalen Rose on social media above and below. The relationship is now public. Rose is the co-host of the ESPN Radio program Jalen & Jacoby, and also an analyst on ESPN’s NBA Countdown studio show." July 13

  • NBA Announces Changes to Intentional Foul Rules

    Bleacher Report "The NBA announced changes to its intentional fouling rules Tuesday following years of debate regarding teams' various Hack-a-Shaq strategies. According to the league's official press release, the NBA Board of Governors approved a rule change for the 2016-17 season that will make the intentional..." July 13

  • Should the Nuggets sign Jimmer Fredette?

    Denver Stiffs "On January 26, 2011 I sat in the fourth row of the Marriott Center in Provo, UT for what would end up being one of the biggest victories in BYU basketball history. I watched in awe as Jimmer Fredette, in the midst of his historic senior season, led No. 9 BYU to a huge upset win over Kawhi Leonard..." July 12

  • Wade thanks Nuggets on Twitter for impressing him in meeting

    The Score "The Denver Nuggets seemed like a long shot to sign unrestricted free agent Dwyane Wade, even after they reportedly put the largest offer on the table: a two-year deal worth over $50 million." July 10

  • How the Nuggets are the NBA's next asset-rich powerhouse

    Real GM Basketball "Ever since the day Carmelo Anthony boarded a plane for New York and left his Nuggets jersey behind, Denver has been in the asset management game. After netting a haul of four starting caliber players and a first round pick in the Anthony trade in February of 2011, the Nuggets have somehow managed..." July 09

  • Salary-cap projection for 2017-18 season to be lower than expected

    ESPN "In a surprise turn, the NBA is pulling back on its salary-cap projection for the 2017-18 season, according to a league memo obtained by ESPN, and it could complicate the Golden State Warriors' efforts to keep their new super team together. The league previously projected the 2017-18 cap to hit..." July 07

  • Dwyane Wade meeting with teams in New York

    Yahoo! Sports "Miami Heat free agent Dwyane Wade is meeting with rival suitors in New York, and a decision on his future could come as soon as Wednesday night, league sources told The Vertical. Wade has traveled to New York for meetings that will include the Denver Nuggets, Milwaukee Bucks and Miami Heat,..." July 06

  • Mike Miller will join the Denver Nuggets in their meeting with Dwyane Wade

    Mile High Report "Some players are just more popular than others, and Mike Miller is definitely one of those guys. Reportedly, one of the reasons LeBron James left Miami, amongst many others, was because the Heat parted ways with Miller to avoid paying the luxury tax. And while Miller was a solid contributor to..." July 06

  • Nuggets reportedly offer Dwyane Wade a two-year deal worth more than $50 million

    Fox Sports "Could Dwyane Wade really be on his way out of Miami? The Denver Nuggets offered the All-Star guard a two-year deal worth more than $50 million, ESPN reported Tuesday. According to ESPN, the Heat are more than $10 million shy of Denver's offer, but it's still considered a long shot for Wade to..." July 06

  • Pelicans move Tyreke Evans to Denver Nuggets for Wilson Chandler?

    The Bird Writes "One scenario that deserves some exploration is a trade centered around Tyreke Evans for Wilson Chandler. The New Orleans Pelicans should add another perimeter player while the Denver Nuggets consider finding insurance for Emmanuel Mudiay. At the very least, I have to admit that it might be time..." July 05

  • Nuggets add Jordi Fernandez to coaching staff

    Denver Stiffs "The Denver Nuggets have added Jordi Fernandez to their coaching staff. Jordi fills an assistant coaching vacancy that was left with the departure of Chris Fleming to the Nets. Micah Nori was previously promoted to lead assistant. Fernandez has a rather interesting path toward the NBA that was..." July 05

  • Report: Denver Nuggets seeking trade for Paul Millsap

    Denver Stiffs "The Denver Nuggets have contacted the Atlanta Hawks about trading for All-Star power forward Paul Millsap, according to a report by ESPN reporter Zach Lowe. The Nuggets were mentioned in the following paragraph: Presti doesn't want to trade Westbrook, but if he feels backed into a corner, he..." July 05

  • Books adjust NBA odds in wake of Durant to the Warriors

    Covers.com "Well, this is certainly a holiday weekend that Bay Area basketball fans will never forget. We were told to expect an announcement in the Kevin Durant free agency sweepstakes at some point over the weekend, and the bombshell dropped just before noon EST on July 4. Former Oklahoma City Thunder..." July 05

  • Nuggets, Bucks still in the mix for Heat free agent Dwyane Wade

    CBS Sports "The Denver Nuggets "continue to have active interest" in signing free agent guard Dwyane Wade, according to ESPN's Marc Stein, who also reported that the Milwaukee Bucks are still scheduled to meet with him. Wade, who has been a member of the Miami Heat since he was drafted in 2003, is reportedly..." July 04

  • Why NBA players get paid so much more than NFL stars

    SB Nation "Among the loudest voices expressing shock over some of the massive deals signed on the first day of NBA free agency were NFL players. Ryan Wilson at CBS Sports has a good round-up. This example from DeAngelo Williams sums up the sentiment. Many sports fans — even many NBA fans, who have had..." July 02

  • The Denver Nuggets are "aggressively pursuing" free agent Dwyane Wade

    Denver Stiffs "According to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Denver Nuggets are one of four teams that are aggressively pursuing Dwyane Wade. The Chicago Bulls, Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets and Milwaukee Bucks have started a courtship process that has included offers in length of two and three years..." July 02

  • Report: Arthur re-signs with Nuggets for 3 years, $23M

    The Score "Unrestricted free agent Darrell Arthur is staying in The Mile High City for the foreseeable future. The 28-year-old power forward has agreed to a three-year, $23-million deal to remain with the Denver Nuggets, league sources told The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski. The third year will have a..." July 01

  • Magic, D.J. Augustin Agree To Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Magic have reached an agreement on contract terms with point guard D.J. Augustin, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical (Twitter link). Financial terms of the deal aren’t yet known. Augustin, 28, split his time between Oklahoma City and Denver last season, after a deadline deal sent..." July 01

  • Slimmed-down Jusuf Nurkic seeing quick results of offseason work

    Denver Post "In the Peak Pub House on the second level of the Pepsi Center, Jusuf Nurkic snuck into the back of the room after the Nuggets’ news conference Wednesday to introduce the team’s newest draftees. How could a 7-foot, 280-pound man sneak into anywhere? When he’s no longer 280 pounds. And Nurkic..." June 30

  • USA Basketball unveils 2016 Olympic team roster

    NBA.com "Featuring six Olympic and/or FIBA World Cup gold medalists, USA Basketball unveiled its official 12-man 2016 U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team. Selected for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team, which is seeking a third consecutive Olympic title, were: Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks/Syracuse); Harrison..." June 27

  • Despite So Many Dropping Out, The USA Basketball Roster For Rio Is Really Really Good

    Uproxx "LeBron James is out; Same with Kawhi Leonard; Damian Lillard isn’t going to Rio because of rehab and more than a bit of disgruntlement. Two-time MVP and zero-time Finals MVP Steph Curry is out. You can add Clippers Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, plus LaMarcus Aldridge, James Harden, Anthony Davis,..." June 26

  • Gary Harris’ job is starting shooting guard, says Nuggets GM Tim Connelly

    Denver Post "Despite the fact the Nuggets drafted a combo guard in Jamal Murray and a shooting guard in Malik Beasley, team general manager Tim Connelly was firm in his stance that Gary Harris’ shooting guard spot next season is not in jeopardy. “It’s Gary’s job,” Connelly said. “Certainly I hope Jamal does..." June 24

  • President Obama has 'discussed' being NBA owner, White House says

    ESPN "Much has been made of what might be next for President Barack Obama after he leaves the White House in January. According to press secretary Josh Earnest, becoming an NBA owner might be an option. Earnest said Wednesday that the president, well known for being a big fan of Chicago sports teams,..." June 23

  • Timberwolves interested in Nuggets' Faried

    The Score "The Minnesota Timberwolves are interested in trading for Denver Nuggets power forward Kenneth Faried, according to a source of the Sporting News' Sean Deveney. Faried apparently is a favorite of new Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau, the two having served on USA Basketball's 2014 FIBA World Cup squad...." June 22

  • Danilo Gallinari trade could be first step in unlocking Nuggets' future

    Sporting News "The Nuggets could play a major part in this wild NBA offseason — if they so desire. They have a cadre of talented players in both their early and late 20s, with substantial NBA Draft assets and salary cap space to make even more possibilities. They may choose to wait on major action, as there..." June 21

  • Stephen A. Smith Hasn't Gotten a NBA Finals Pick Right Since 2009

    The Big Lead "This video is fun stuff. Stephen A. Smith returned to ESPN before the 2011 NBA Finals. He has never correctly picked the NBA Champion before the Finals, going 0 for 6. He was not at ESPN for a two-year period before that, but I found this transcript of his appearance on MSNBC in May of 2010,..." June 21

  • 2016 NBA Mock Draft 2.0

    Fox Sports "While the NBA Finals have fully captured America's imagination over the past two weeks, it's easy to forget that the NBA Draft is slowly creeping toward us. Correction, it's not "slowly creeping toward us," it's basically right here, with slightly more than a week until Adam Silver steps to the..." June 15

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