Nuggets Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Craig Sager will join ESPN's coverage of Warriors-Cavaliers Game 6

    Yahoo! Sports "Well, this is awesome: ESPN announced Wednesday morning that Craig Sager, legendary sideline reporter for Turner Sports' NBA coverage and soon-to-be recipient of the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the 2016 ESPYs, will join the ABC/ESPN broadcast crew for Thursday's Game 6 of the 2016 NBA Finals..." June 15

  • Why the Pacers need to explore a trade for Kenneth Faried

    Indy Cornrows "It has been clear for some time now that the Pacers have needed to put an athletic power forward with an inside presence next to Myles Turner. The athleticism is needed purely because Turner is young and energetic and needs someone who can keep up with him in an up tempo offensive system. An..." June 12

  • The Olympics would be better off without NBA players

    Fox Sports "I love the Olympics. I live for the Olympics. I've been excited about Rio since an hour before the London Closing Ceremony began. I love the big events (swimming, track, gymnastics) as much as the minor-leaguers (shooting, archery, racewalking). Shoot, I'll even willingly watch diving - only in..." June 08

  • Data shows NBA players are dropping $42,500 per month

    Sporting News "NBA players make a lot of money, so that gives them the freedom to spend that money, which data shows they do. According to a San Francisco Chronicle report on data provided by financial advisors Personal Capital, players are dropping about $42,500 a month — or $510,000 a year — on expenses...." June 08

  • Referees union calls for end of NBA's 'Last Two-Minute' reports

    ESPN "The National Basketball Referees Association has called for the NBA to stop releasing its Last Two Minute Reports. In a statement released Tuesday, the NBRA says the NBA's effort to "promote so-called transparency will cause more harm than good for the officials and the game." "Transparency..." June 08

  • NBA Referees Are Officially Pretty Sick Of Having Their Work Publicly Critiqued By The League

    Dime Magazine "The NBA’s intentions were good when it decided to add a dose of clarity to officiating down the stretch of close games. Toward the tale end of last season, newly-implemented “Last Two-Minutes Reports” received nothing but positive attention across the basketball world. The league’s decision to..." June 07

  • NBA creates Pride Month T-shirt line with every team's logo in rainbows

    OutSports.com "The NBA has unveiled a new line of apparel for Pride Month, the likes of which hasn't been done before in men's professional sports, to our knowledge. The League, in conjunction with Teespring, has created T-shirts of every one of the NBA's 30 teams that feature each team's logo in rainbows...." June 07

  • Chauncey Billups remains interested in Nuggets front office position

    CBS Sports "ESPN analyst and former Detroit Pistons guard Chauncey Billups is a legend in Denver. He's the best basketball player from Colorado, and the man who took the Denver Nuggets to the Western Conference finals alongside Carmelo Anthony in 2009. He's also consistently been linked with the Nuggets since..." June 04

  • Adam Silver, faced with surge, to seek rule nullifying Hack-a-Shaq

    ESPN "NBA commissioner Adam Silver said he would use his "bully pulpit" to try to force through reform to eliminate the intentional fouling of poor free throw shooters, also known as the "Hack-a-Shaq" strategy. Silver was speaking in his annual address before Game 1 of the NBA Finals. In the same..." June 02

  • Techies Are Trying to Turn the NBA Into the World’s Biggest Sports League

    Wired "Los Angeles Clippers were just getting used to being a good basketball team. After more than three decades of irrelevance—and only four winning seasons—they’d finally found that magic mix of talent and cohesion and had become a division-winning powerhouse practically overnight. But then they hit..." May 31

  • Will Barton Changes Agents

    Hoops Rumors "Less than a year after signing a three-year contract with the Nuggets, Will Barton has made a change to his representation. Agent Travis King of Relatively Sports tells HoopsHype (Twitter link) that he now represents Barton, who had been repped by Brian Elfus of Impact Sports Basketball, per our..." May 26

  • Adam Silver: Officials get it right ‘roughly 90 percent’ of the time

    ESPN "Commissioner Adam Silver says the NBA doesn't have a choice on whether to be as transparent as possible in determining whether key crunch-time plays were officiated correctly "with so many cameras focused on the action, with so many other kinds of services providing that same information to our..." May 26

  • All NBA-Teams Announced; Will Anthony Davis Get His Extra $24 Mil

    Black Sports Online "The answer to the Anthony Davis question is no. He had to make at least All-NBA 3rd team to make his extra $24 million and he did not. While he isn’t hurting for cash, you can’t make up $24 million. Damian Lillard though….. Anything else surprise you about the teams? Here is a..." May 26

  • Leonard, Green, Jordan, Bradley, Paul On All-Defensive Team

    Pro Basketball Talk "There wasn’t much consensus among All-Defensive voters, except for this. Kawhi Leonard is really good. The back-to-back reigning Defensive Player of the Year was the only player to appear on every ballot, and he made the first team on all 130. He leads a pretty well-selected group: First..." May 25

  • Craig Sager to receive Jimmy V Award for Perseverance

    College Spun "During the Western Conference Finals, NBA fans can find Craig Sager doing his normal job, handling sideline duties for TNT. Sager, who was given just a few months to live back in March, continues to work the job he loves, even driving hours from chemotherapy treatments to make sure he’s in time..." May 24

  • Mission Impossible: African-Americans & analytics

    The Undefeated "The mission was to find black folks who spend anytime talking about advanced analytics, whose conversations are framed by — or even casually include references to — win shares or effective shooting percentage, WHIP (walks and hits per inning pitched) or points per 100 possessions. It’s a failed..." May 24

  • Tales from the NBA draft lottery

    ESPN "For a moment in the closed-off lottery drawing room, there is real suspense. The machine with the 14 pingpong balls inside flips on, the balls fly around, and a timekeeper with his back to it waits 20 seconds before raising his hand, the signal for the operator to suck up the first ball. Those..." May 18

  • Denver is ready to “steal” Nando from Europe

    EuroHoops.net "Nando De Colo ended a Euroleague season in which he dominated, he is going to be the most wanted free agent in Europe, but the return to the NBA is always in his mind and the door is open. According to Eurohoops sources, the Denver Nuggets are monitoring him for a long time and they are to..." May 16

  • Kenyon Martin had some really interesting things to say about the Denver Nuggets

    Denver Stiffs "Late last night, Kenyon Martin went on the Vertical Podcast with Woj to reflect on his career in the NBA. Kenyon played in the NBA for 14 seasons and was a part of several interesting and talented teams, including the 2008-09 Denver Nuggets. He shared a lot of interesting stories about coming back..." May 12

  • Barkley bemoans current NBA: 'Worst I've ever seen'

    The Score "Another day, another retired player complaining about today's game. Charles Barkley made an appearance Wednesday on the Dan Patrick Show to deliver a take down of the modern game. "The NBA is watered down," Barkley said. "The NBA is the worst I’ve ever seen it." Keep in mind Barkley was..." May 11

  • Nikola Jokic ramping up to play extended minutes at power forward next season

    BNS Denver "The frontcourt conundrum that the Denver Nuggets find themselves in has been a healthy topic of conversation for the past year. The debate, which has centered around whether or not Nikola Jokic and Jusuf Nurkic can play together in Denver’s frontcourt, took a turn when the Nuggets had their way..." May 11

  • Tim Donaghy: '100 percent' of NBA refs gamble

    Fox Sports "Whether you believe all his claims or not, few (if any) know the inner workings of the NBA and the role referees play in determining outcomes of games better than Tim Donaghy does. The disgraced former ref worked in the NBA for 13 seasons, until an FBI investigation revealed that he had bet on..." May 05

  • NBA to ban alcohol and gambling advertisements on jerseys

    Sportsnaut "The NBA will soon allow advertisements on jerseys but according to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, the companies eligible for advertisements will be limited. Rovell also added that the NBA can veto any other possible company. There are no big surprises here, but a few things do stand..." May 04

  • Why NBA Players Lie About Their Height

    Wall Street Journal "Kevin Durant is 6-foot-9. That’s his height by all official accounts—the NBA, the Oklahoma City Thunder, his Wikipedia page—and that’s how Durant will be described throughout the basketball playoffs. As it turns out, though, there is one person who disagrees. His name is Kevin Durant. This..." May 03

  • Craig Sager Helped Talk Dennis Rodman Out of Committing Suicide in 1993

    Complex "Dennis Rodman thought long and hard about taking his own life back in 1993, and in the past, he hasn’t shied away from talking about it. He wrote about his suicidal thoughts in his 1996 book, Bad As I Wanna Be, and during an interview on In Depth with Graham Bensinger in 2011, he spoke openly..." April 26

  • NBA Players Admit to Checking Their Cell Phones at Halftime

    Complex "It’s been more than seven years now since Charlie Villanueva made headlines—and pissed off then-Bucks head coach Scott Skiles—by sending out this tweet at halftime of a Milwaukee game And while most NBA players have refrained from tweeting during games since then, they apparently haven’t..." April 21

  • Kings win tiebreaker over Nuggets, Bucks for 8th-best lottery odds

    The Score "With a number of teams deadlocked in the standings at the conclusion of the regular season, the NBA held a coin flip Friday to determine tiebreaking scenarios for the upcoming draft lottery. The Sacramento Kings won a three-way tiebreaker over the Denver Nuggets and Milwaukee Bucks, slotting..." April 15

  • Trail Blazers end regular season with win over Nuggets

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Portland Trail Blazers finished a regular season of surprises by beating the Denver Nuggets 107-99 Wednesday night at the Moda Center. Now it's on to a first-round matchup with the Los Angeles Clippers beginning Sunday at Staples Center in a battle between the Nos. 4..." April 14

  • Sources: NBA owners expected to pass rule allowing ads on jerseys

    ESPN "NBA owners are scheduled to vote this week on putting ads on jerseys for the 2017-18 season, multiple sources told ESPN. The measure is expected to pass, according to sources. Several teams have begun testing the market to sell the potentially lucrative ads, which would be placed in a..." April 12

  • Lyles helps Jazz beat Nuggets

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Trey Lyles found out just before tip he was in the starting lineup. The rookie made the most of his opportunity and helped the Utah Jazz creep closer to a playoff berth. Lyles scored a career-high 22 points, Gordon Hayward also scored 22 and had nine rebounds, and the Utah Jazz..." April 10

  • Nuggets pull out victory over Spurs

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- On Friday night, the San Antonio Spurs rested six players accounting for 72 percent of their point production, and their starting point guard was 20 years older than Denver's. Naturally, they had the Nuggets right where they wanted them. But Denver finished the night on a 10-2..." April 09

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    Chris Dempsey @dempseypost

    #Nuggets F Darrell Arthur (personal) will not play tonight vs. San Antonio

  • Westbrook triple-double carries Thunder past Nuggets

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Russell Westbrook is forever linked to teammate Kevin Durant, but now the All-Star guard has joined elite company with another big night. Westbrook had 13 points, 12 assists and 14 rebounds for his 17th triple-double of the season, and the Oklahoma City Thunder routed the Denver..." April 06

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    Jeff Zillgitt @JeffZillgitt

    Shaquille O'Neal, Jerry Reinsdorf Sheryl Swoopes and Yao Ming join Iverson, Izzo in 2016 Basketball Hall of Fame class.

  • Shorthanded Kings sting Nuggets

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER - DeMarcus Cousins was back in Sacramento, but it didn't make a difference. The Denver Nuggets can't figure out how to beat the Kings this season. Rudy Gay scored 25 points and grabbed nine rebounds, Ben McLemore had eight of his 14 in a decisive run in the fourth quarter, and the..." April 03

  • Nuggets would love another run at Kevin Love

    Denver Post "Nothing screams "let's just get through this" quite like the quote Kyrie Irving uttered to reporters Friday about his team, the drama-filled Cleveland Cavaliers. "Everything surrounding our team is just crazy to think that we're still in first place and we're still the team to beat, honestly,"..." April 03

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    Chris Dempsey @dempseypost

    #Nuggets F Danilo Gallinari (ankle) said he's out for the remainder of the season. When all is said & done he'll have missed the last 23 gms

  • Fill-ins carry Pelicans past Nuggets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW ORLEANS -- The names on the back of the New Orleans Pelicans' jerseys might as well be written in Sanskrit they are so unfamiliar, even to hardened NBA fans. However, what Luke Babbitt, Toney Douglas, Tim Frazier, Jordan Hamilton and James Ennis have going for them is a burning desire to..." March 31

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    Jeff Morton @jmorton78

    Jusuf Nurkic will be out tonight again because of his illness. Nuggets actually missed Nurkic quite a bit last game.

  • The Power and Polarity of Peter Vecsey

    The Big Lead "It was a late afternoon in early December 1997. Peter Vecsey had an 8 pm deadline for his New York Post column, which ran three times per week, but the Golden State Warriors weren’t returning his calls. Vecsey had recently reported that Latrell Sprewell was on the trade block, and was trying to..." March 30

  • Who's in and who's out for Team USA Basketball's 2016 Olympics roster?

    SB Nation "Team USA Basketball will try to take home its third consecutive gold medal when they head to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Summer Olympics. But before Team USA officially begins that quest, they must select a 12-man roster. USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo and head coach Mike..." March 30

  • Young players guide Mavericks past Nuggets

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Rick Carlisle chose youth over experience in a crucial game. He might stick with that formula in the Dallas Mavericks' fight for the playoffs. Dwight Powell scored a career-high 16 points in his first NBA start, J.J. Barea had 18 points and 11 assists, and the Mavericks beat the..." March 29

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