Nuggets Rumors & News

  • Anthony Davis chosen first-team All-NBA for second time in three seasons "With one week remaining in the 2016-17 regular season, Anthony Davis half-jokingly told the media that although being chosen for an All-NBA team would be meaningful for him, “last year it would’ve meant a lot more.” Davis was referring to a clause in his New Orleans Pelicans contract that..." May 18

  • NBA Team Option Decisions For 2017/18

    Hoops Rumors "Having created a post last week to track this offseason’s player option decisions, we’re turning our attention today to team options. In the coming weeks, we’ll use the space below to keep tabs on all the team options for 2017/18, making note of whether they’re picked up or declined. True team..." May 15

  • NBA Teams Fed Up with Rockets' 'Jabroni' Foul-Drawing

    Bleacher Report "What the NBA should do about the proliferation of players being fouled on three-point shot attempts is up for debate. What is not is who has practically cornered the market on how to draw them: the Houston Rockets. And for however long they are alive in these playoffs—and facing elimination in..." May 11

  • Sources: Will Barton won't OK Nuggets extension

    ESPN "Denver Nuggets swingman Will Barton will not agree to a contract extension this offseason and will test unrestricted free agency in the summer of 2018, league sources tell ESPN. Sources say the Nuggets anticipated Barton's decision, made in an attempt to maximize his earning potential during..." April 30

  • NBA announces eight new awards to be voted on by fans

    Sportsnaut "If you were wondering how the NBA plans to fill a prime-time awards show, we got part of the answer today. TNT announced eight new awards to be voted on by fans through social media: Assist of the Year, Best Style, Block of the Year, Dunk of the Year, Game Winner of the Year, Performance of the..." April 28

  • Nuggets GM: Re-signing Gallinari is 'priority No. 1'

    Sportando "Denver Nuggets general manager Tim Connelly said that re-signing Danilo Gallinari is a top priority for the organization. Il Gallo will opt out of his $16.1 million contract for next season to test the free agency. The Nuggets will also try to re-sign Mason Plumlee, that will be restricted..." April 27

  • The NBA Players Who Are Too Busy Complaining To Get Back On D

    Five Thirty Eight "As someone who each week watches about a dozen NBA games for a living, I have my fair share of pet peeves. Like many fans, I lose my patience with the glitchy League Pass whenever I’m forced to stream a game on my laptop. By the ends of close games, I’ve often lost interest during the 15-minute..." April 20

  • Danilo Gallinari: I would love to remain with the Nuggets. I love it here

    Sportando "Interviewed by BlitzTV, Danilo Gallinari said that he wants to remain with the Nuggets. Il Gallo has a $16.1 million player option for next season that he is not expected to pick. Gallinari will opt out of his contract to test free agency but his goal is to sign a new deal with the..." April 20

  • This Is The NBA Draft Order And Lottery Odds After Tiebreakers Were Decided

    Dime Magazine "The NBA Draft Lottery isn’t until May 16, but the ping-pong ball fun got started on Tuesday when the league broke all the necessary tiebreakers for the lottery odds and 16 non-lottery spots in the draft. In total, there were five ties broken on Tuesday by way of the all powerful ping-pong ball..." April 18

  • Here Is The BIG3 Basketball League’s Full 10-City Schedule For The Summer

    Uproxx "The BIG3’s full 10-week, 10-city schedule has been released, as the fledgling basketball league filled with former NBA stars like Allen Iverson, Jason Williams, Stephen Jackson, Chauncey Billups and many more will begin in late June with their inaugural games at the Barclays Center in..." April 18

  • Nuggets' Murray played all 82 games with a hernia

    BNS Denver "Denver Nuggets’ rookie Jamal Murray played the entire season through a sports hernia, Altitude Sports’ Christopher Dempsey reports. Murray will seek treatment on his hernia this summer and is expected to be ready for training camp in September. Watching Murray during his rookie campaign, it was..." April 14

  • Nuggets win finale against Thunder

    The Sports Xchange "OKLAHOMA CITY -- If not for a 35-foot last-second 3-pointer by Russell Westbrook, the Denver Nuggets would have entered the final game of the regular season with a shot at reaching the postseason. Unfortunately for Denver, when they faced Oklahoma City for the second time in four days,..." April 13

  • NBA GMs looking to tweak contract buyout and waiver process

    Fanrag Sports "A majority of general managers in the NBA are urging the league to begin a dialogue on possible tweaks to the in-season contract buyout and waiver process, according to a report from The Vertical. Among front office and personnel, there’s an ongoing worry regarding the buyout process. The..." April 13

  • Nuggets top Mavs with Romo on Dallas bench

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- The biggest cheer during an otherwise meaningless Tuesday night affair between the Dallas Mavericks and Denver Nuggets took place late in the fourth quarter as the guy sitting at the end of the bench stood up and starting walking to the scorer's table. Welcome to the NBA, Tony..." April 12

  • Nuggets offficial on Tony Romo suiting up: ‘They’re making a mockery of the sport’

    Sportsnaut "Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will be in uniform and participate in pre-game activities as the Dallas Mavericks close up their season Tuesday night. It’s the Mavericks’ way of paying homage to one of the most popular sports figures in Dallas after Romo himself “retired” from the..." April 11

  • Only one of Warriors’ Big Four missed the cut in NBA’s 15 most popular jerseys

    Fox Sports "When it comes to selling merchandise, popularity matters. That’s the case in the NFL and MLB, and it’s certainly true in the NBA. That’s part of the reason Stephen Curry has dominated jersey sales for quite a while now. His reign of having the most popular jersey in the league continued this..." April 11

  • Westbrook breaks triple-double record, hits winning shot

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Russell Westbrook chased history all season, and with another incredible performance, the Oklahoma City guard set himself apart from the rest of the NBA. Westbrook capped his record-setting 42nd triple-double with a game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer and the Thunder rallied to..." April 09

  • Shaun Livingston has funny quote about wanting to avoid Nuggets in playoffs

    Larry Brown Sports "Shaun Livingston is keeping it real about the challenges of playing in Denver. Speaking with the media on Saturday, the Golden State Warriors guard dropped this funny line about why he would prefer to face the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round of the playoffs instead of the Denver..." April 09

  • Nuggets continue playoff chase with win

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- In a must-win game, Denver's young backcourt delivered a big performance to keep the Nuggets' playoff hopes alive. Jamal Murray scored 22 of his career-high 30 points in the second half, Gary Harris had 20 points and a career-high nine assists to lead Denver to a 122-106 win over..." April 08

  • NBA ProJects $101MM Salary Cap Next Season

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s latest salary cap projection for the 2017/18 season is now $101MM, sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. That’s an increase of nearly $7MM over this season’s cap of $94.1MM but lower than previous projections. The tax level is projected to rise $8MM to $121MM next season,..." April 07

  • Harden, Rockets hold off Nuggets, clinch 3rd seed

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- The Houston Rockets on Wednesday night clinched what long ago seemed inevitable, but that formality didn't undermine the pleasure they took in the feat. James Harden recorded his 61st double-double and delivered a timely scoring flurry to carry the Rockets to a 110-104 victory and..." April 06

  • Nuggets eliminate Pelicans from contention

    The Sports Xchange "NEW ORLEANS -- Denver coach Michael Malone saw his team being left for dead after the Nuggets had lost five of seven games. But, after beating the New Orleans Pelicans 134-131 on Tuesday night to move within a half-game of Portland for the eighth and final spot in the Western Conference playoffs,..." April 05

  • ESPN replacing Sage Steele with Michelle Beadle as 'NBA Countdown' host

    Sporting News "As the NBA playoffs approach, ESPN is making a key personnel change. Network veteran Sage Steele is out. Michelle Beadle is in, the network announced Tuesday. Beadle, who rose to popularity as personality on ESPN2's "SportsNation," will become the full-time host on "NBA Countdown," leading..." April 04

  • Gallinari's 29 lead Nuggets over Heat

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- The Denver Nuggets feel a bit better about their playoff chances, while the Miami Heat saw their postseason opportunities absorb another difficult hit. Danilo Gallinari scored 29 points to lead the Nuggets to a 116-113 victory over the slumping Heat on Sunday night. Gallinari..." April 02

  • Walker, fourth-quarter surge lift Hornets past Nuggets

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Kemba Walker refused to come out of the game and, in essence, he refused to lose. Walker played the entire second half and led a furious fourth-quarter comeback as the Charlotte Hornets rallied to beat the Denver Nuggets 122-114 on Friday night at the Spectrum Center...." March 31

  • McCollum, Nurkic propel Trail Blazers past Nuggets

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. -- Jusuf Nurkic claimed it wasn't personal, but it sure appeared that way. Nurkic was demonstrative, expressive and effective as he helped his new team, the Portland Trail Blazers, past his old team, the Denver Nuggets, in an important 122-113 victory Tuesday night at Moda..." March 29

  • Jusuf Nurkic Shattered The Nuggets' Playoff Hopes And Roasted Them Afterwards

    Deadspin "Before the Nuggets flipped him to Portland for one of the Plumlee twins, Bosnian big man Jusuf Nurkic was averaging 17 disgruntled minutes and eight points a game. Since the trade, he’s started almost all of Portland’s games and has nearly doubled his stats across the board as the Blazers have..." March 29

  • Adam Silver wants NBA woman head coach 'sooner than later'

    ESPN "Adam Silver not only believes that there will be a woman head coach in the NBA, but the NBA commissioner told ESPN he wants it to happen "sooner rather than later." "There definitely will," Silver said when asked about a woman becoming an NBA head coach. "And I think it is on me to sort of..." March 28

  • Lots of Davis, no Cousins in Pelicans' win at Denver

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- New Orleans All-Star Anthony Davis left a lasting mark on the Denver Nuggets and the Western Conference playoff race through three quarters on Sunday night. Then, he took a seat in the fourth. Might as well enjoy the rest now -- the Pelicans aren't throwing in the towel on the..." March 26

  • Nuggets continue to dominate Pacers

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- The Denver Nuggets are making a late-season playoff run, and they have 22-year-old Serbian center Nikola Jokic to thank for it. Jokic had 30 points and 17 rebounds, and Wilson Chandler added 24 points on Friday night, leading Denver to a 125-117 victory over the Indiana..." March 24

  • Harris, Barton lead Nuggets' rout of Cavs

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Nikola Jokic has dazzled teams with his passing ability, but Wednesday he showed he can be tough around the basket with an impressive move on the best player in the world. It was one of many the Denver Nuggets highlights in a rout of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Jokic finished..." March 23

  • Nikola Jokic Said It’s A Mismatch When He Posts Up LeBron James

    Dime Magazine "The Nuggets thumped the Cavs on Wednesday night in a 126-113 win as the Cavs woes in March continued. After the game, LeBron James called into question his team’s toughness, as the Cavs once again struggled mightily on the defensive end of the floor, where they’ve been the second worst in the NBA..." March 23

  • March Madness Beat 2016 NBA Playoffs In Ad Revenue By $200M

    Real GM Basketball "March Madness generated $1.24 billion in advertising revenue for CBS and Turner in 2016. The two networks pay a combined $800 million per year to broadcast the NCAA tournament and that figure will increase to more than $1 billion beginning in 2024. The advertising revenue generated for CBS and..." March 23

  • Nuggets’ coach Michael Malone “hopeful” Danilo Gallinari, Wilson Chandler will return Wednesday vs. Cavaliers

    Denver Post "Nuggets forwards Danilo Gallinari and Wilson Chandler worked off to the side Monday as their team prepared to face the Rockets for the second time in three nights without them. Denver could certainly use two of its leading scorers as it heads down the stretch of a playoff chase that is..." March 22

  • NBA takes wrong approach to scheduling issue

    USA Today "There’s well-meaning, and then there’s meddling. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s letter to owners, urging them to get more involved in the decision to rest key players and warning of “significant penalties” for teams that flout league rules, will do little to stem the growing problem and might..." March 22

  • Steve Kerr, Rick Carlisle, Gregg Popovich agree rest unrest fixable

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr says he would be willing to cut his own salary if the NBA shortened the schedule as a potential solution to the issue of stars resting during regular-season games as preventative maintenance. "I wouldn't be opposed to it, even at the expense to my own..." March 22

  • Pacers explored George trade with Celtics, Nuggets, Hawks, 76ers

    ESPN "The fall was so sudden, and so severe, the Indiana Pacers are still processing it even as they try to build a new team good enough that Paul George might stay. "Our window," Larry Bird, the team's president, told, "closed fast." The Pacers pushed LeBron's Miami Heat to seven games..." March 21

  • Rockets beat Nuggets on Harden's late basket

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Rockets All-Star guard James Harden possesses one of the more distinctive games in the NBA, with his array of step-back 3-pointers and downhill drives to the rim serving as its most identifiable characteristics. But with the game in the balance on Monday night, Harden mimicked another..." March 20

  • Harden scores 40 in Rockets' win over Nuggets

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER - The Denver Nuggets shut down the Houston Rockets' 3-point shooting, but they couldn't contain James Harden, and the Rockets rode him to a big win. Harden had his second triple-double in as many nights with 40 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, and the Rockets beat the Nuggets..." March 19

  • Jokic triple-double lifts Nuggets past Clippers

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The Denver Nuggets' failed experimented with two centers together at the start of the season led to Jusuf Nurkic being shipped to Portland. The man he was traded for has made it work with Nikola Jokic, and now Denver is starting to roll. Nikola Jokic had 17 points, 14..." March 17

  • Michael Malone’s pep talk gets Will Barton back on track

    BNS Denver "Prior to late-February’s All-Star break, Will Barton was enjoying a career year in his fifth NBA season. Averages of 13.9 points on 44.6 percent shooting from the field and 38.1 percent from three, along with 4.7 rebounds and 3.4 assists had Barton on pace to eclipse his breakout numbers from a..." March 16

  • Barton boosts Nuggets in rout of Lakers

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- As the postgame media crowded around Will Barton's locker, Denver coach Michael Malone walked by and shouted, "They weren't there last game! The Thrill is back!" He is, and the Nuggets are happier for it. Barton broke out of a slump to score 22 points, Jamal Murray also had..." March 14

  • Nuggets hand Kings eighth consecutive loss

    The Sports Xchange "Gary Harris scored 24 points and Nikola Jokic recorded a double-double, leading the Denver Nuggets to a 105-92 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, Calif. Jokic posted 20 points and 14 rebounds for the Nuggets (31-35), who have won three..." March 12

  • Jokic returns to help Nuggets defeat Celtics

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Nikola Jokic wasn't feeling 100 percent Friday, but he still managed to put up a near triple-double in a big win for the Denver Nuggets. Jokic had 21 points and 10 rebounds in his return to the lineup, Wilson Chandler scored 23 points and grabbed eight rebounds, and Denver Nuggets..." March 11

  • Wizards stay hot on road with victory over Nuggets

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- A rough start to the season had Washington wondering if it would even make the playoffs. The Wizards not only turned things around, now they're pushing Boston for the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference after another impressive road win. John Wall had 30 points and 10..." March 09

  • Chandler's 36 points power Nuggets past Kings

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- After the Kings lost a heartbreaker Sunday, the Nuggets made sure their game against Sacramento on Monday was decisive -- even with Denver missing its best player. Wilson Chandler scored a career-high 36 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, Danilo Gallinari had 18 points, and the..." March 07

  • Hornets wrap up trip with 112-102 win over Nuggets

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- When a 20-point lead shrank to four in the fourth quarter, Kemba Walker stepped up with a big shot to avoid a collapse. Walker scored 27 points, including a 3-pointer with 4:10 left to end a 7-0 Denver run, Marvin Williams had 14 points and 12 rebounds, and the Charlotte Hornets..." March 05

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver says All-Star Game needs 'reset'

    ESPN "NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Friday that changes will come to the league's All-Star Game next year. Chris Paul, the National Basketball Players Association president, called Silver to discuss changing the league's showcase game shortly after the Western Conference raced past the Eastern..." March 04

  • 11-year-old fan sends letters to all 30 NBA teams urging them to draft her favorite player

    SI "Monmouth senior Justin Robinson is the leading scorer in the MAAC, but at 5'8" he’ll need a little extra help to make it to the NBA. That’s where 11-year-old Monmouth fan Erica Schaeffer comes in. The Schaeffers are season ticket holders and Robinson is Erica’s favorite player. When her..." March 02

  • Nuggets start fast, beat Bucks

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- For the second straight night, the Denver Nuggets looked like a team on a mission to make the playoffs, and the Milwaukee Bucks appeared ready to head in the opposite direction. Denver used a dominant first half to earn a 110-98 victory over the Bucks on Wednesday night,..." March 01

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