Nuggets Rumors & News

  • 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

  • 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

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