While Cavs pursue Mike Miller, Miller is getting close to agreeing to terms with Denver, source says
Jusuf Nurkic has opted-out of contract with Croatian club to join Denver. Buyout spread over two-seasons, I'm told.
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
While Cavs pursue Mike Miller, Miller is getting close to agreeing to terms with Denver, source says
CBSSports.com "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
Nuggets draft pickup Jusuf Nurkic unlikely to join Denver next season, I'm told. Problem is Croatian club buyout, exceeds €1M.
L.A. Clippers, Denver, Houston, OKC and Memphis are teams courting Mike Miller, who says Memphis will have final shot at signing him
The Denver Nuggets have considered trading JaVale McGee and/or Wilson Chandler, according to league sources.
NBA.com "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
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
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
The Nuggets acquire 16th and 19th picks from Chicago for draft rights to McDermott.
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
Tremendous traffic for Denver's pick at No. 11. Rivals executives believe GM Tim Connelly in a deal-making mode on it.
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.
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
Pro Basketball Talk "We told you earlier today that Denver was in on the bidding for Kevin Love, a surprise new entrant in the bidding mix with Golden State, Chicago, Boston and likely a few others. The more interesting part is that the Timberwolves were looking for players, not just picks. What players would..." June 19
Denver Post "If there is a trademark J.J. Hickson look, it's a sweaty one. The Nuggets forward has built a career in the NBA through hard work, and he isn't about to let it slide now during the most important few months of his career. Hickson is working his way back into form after having surgery on the..." June 18
Denver Post "Here's why a trade on the night of the NBA draft makes sense for Denver: If general manager Tim Connelly truly wants to add a piece that makes a real impact at getting the Nuggets back in the playoffs, he won't probably find it with the 11th pick in the first round. Yes, I watched Saturday as..." June 15
CBSSports.com "ESPN reports that the Chicago Bulls are looking to trade their 16th and 19th picks together to the Denver Nuggets to move up to No. 11 and grab a shooter in this month's draft. The Bulls have been trying to move up in the draft to get an elite shooter. Their target has been Denver with an..." June 13
Pro Basketball Talk "It seems like a relative eternity since we’ve seen Danilo Gallinari in uniform for the Denver Nuggets, after he suffered a knee injury near the end of the 2013 season that didn’t heal as expected, and required a second surgery in January that kept him sidelined for all 82 games this year. And..." June 11
Denver Post "Danilo Gallinari's rehabilitation for a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee is going as planned, and the versatile Nuggets forward is on pace to be ready for the team's training camp in the fall. Gallinari is currently in Rome for the NBA's Basketball Without Borders program and..." June 05
Denver Post "The left ankle injury that cost Nuggets guard Ty Lawson the last six games of the 2013-14 season has turned out to be worse than originally thought. "I still can't run," Lawson said by phone from Valencia, Spain, for NBA 3X, a 3-on-3 tournament sponsored by the league. "They said it's no..." June 04
NBA.com "The Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant, the 2013-14 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player and winner of four scoring titles in five seasons, highlights the 2013-14 All-NBA First Team. Durant was the lone unanimous selection, appearing on all 125 ballots as a First-Team pick while LeBron James of the..." June 04
ESPN.com "While workouts are only a small part of a much bigger draft picture, they offered an up close and personal look at 14 of our top 17 players. That, combined with additional feedback from NBA GMs and scouts, means it's time for Big Board 11.0 of the 2014 NBA draft. 1 Andrew Wiggins COLLEGE:..." June 04
Basketball Insiders "But (Nuggets GM Tim) Connelly, though disappointed in the outcome of last season, remains hopeful of regaining a healthy crew, especially with (Danilo) Gallinari. “He looks great,” Connelly said. “If there was any silver lining in the atypical fashion in which we had his knee addressed is both..." May 28
Denver Post "Although Brian Shaw could get a job with the Knicks in a New York minute, he's staying in Denver to coach for the long haul, Nuggets general manager Tim Connelly assured me Thursday. Now, all Connelly has to do is acquire the talent that can return Denver to the playoffs. He has got to think..." May 24
Denver Post "Nuggets president Josh Kroenke sees his basketball team returning to the playoffs next season without major roster restructuring this summer. "I'll be disappointed if we stay healthy and we're not in the playoffs next year," Kroenke said Friday. "This roster, we're always open for business and..." May 24
Yahoo! Sports "After weeks of speculation over New York Knicks president Phil Jackson's intrigue with luring Denver Nuggets coach Brian Shaw to Madison Square Garden, Denver president Josh Kroenke made it clear to Yahoo Sports on Thursday night: It isn't happening. "Brian has said publicly – and privately to..." May 23
New York Post "Phil Jackson’s first preference in his post-Steve Kerr hunt isn’t Derek Fisher, but rather Brian Shaw, the Nuggets coach who keeps stating he is happy in Denver. According to a source, Jackson, the Knicks president, prefers Shaw over Fisher, but the Nuggets would require the Knicks to pay..." May 22
Nuggets F JJ Hickson anticipates return date to NBA action falls in January after he recovers from ACL tear, a league source tells @CSNNW.
Denver Post "If the New York Knicks have designs on enticing Nuggets coach Brian Shaw away from Denver, which ESPN reported Thursday, they'll have to look elsewhere. Shaw plans to remain with the Nuggets. "I have a job here in Denver that I'm happy with," Shaw said. "Though the season didn't turn out how..." May 16
Denver Post "Nuggets general manager Tim Connelly looks at the NBA playoffs, now in the second round, then observes his own team and is confident his bunch can be back in the postseason party next year. "Our collective group of talent is impressive," Connelly said. "Now, how do we add one more impactful..." May 11
NBA.com "It’s been less than 11 months since Tim Connelly arrived in Denver as the new general manager/executive vice president of basketball operations for the Nuggets. Within a week of joining the front office last June 17, he hired Brian Shaw as the team’s new coach and then jumped right into the NBA..." May 10
Denver Post "The Nuggets plan to make Kenneth Faried a long-term fixture of their future by opening contract extension talks with the power forward and his agent, Thad Foucher, this summer. "We'll talk to his representation," Nuggets general manager Tim Connelly told the Post. " I think Kenneth is happy..." May 07
ESPN.com "NBA players were prepared to boycott Tuesday night's playoff games if NBA commissioner Adam Silver did not ban Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and force him to sell his team, National Basketball Player's Association first vice president Roger Mason Jr. said. "I heard from our players..." April 29
ESPN.com "The NBA has informed teams that it is projecting a rise in the salary cap of nearly $5 million for next season, which could aid clubs such as Chicago and Houston in their attempts to steal free agent-to-be Carmelo Anthony from the New York Knicks, according to sources familiar with the forecasts...." April 21
Denver Post "If it’s up to Darrell Arthur, he’ll be back in a Nuggets uniform next season. The good news for him is it is his choice. Arthur, a reserve power forward who was one of the Nuggets’ best defensive players during the 2013-14 season has a player option worth about $3.5 million for next season...." April 18
Denver Post "If there was any doubt as to which side of the Kenneth Faried fence Nuggets coach Brian Shaw currently sits, there isn’t any more. “I definitely want to have him back,” Shaw said. “And expect to have him back.” Faried was the Nuggets’ best player after the All-Star break, leading the team in..." April 18
Quickly: Danilo Gallinari not only is running & jumping, he dunked for the first time yesterday. Says he'll be ready for camp #Nuggets
Denver Post "If there was any doubt as to which side of the Kenneth Faried fence Nuggets coach Brian Shaw currently sits, there isn’t any more. He sits squarely on the Faried side. He does not want to see Faried traded at any time. Shaw wants his burgeoning star power forward back with the team next..." April 17
CSN Bay Area "Having locked up the No. 6 seed in the Western Conference playoffs, Warriors coach Mark Jackson emptied his bench Wednesday night. He sent starting shooting guard Klay Thompson onto the floor with four reserves – point guard Steve Blake, small forward Harrison Barnes, power forward Marreese..." April 17
Clips Nation "This game was played with a very nonchalant style from the beginning. After the Clippers got out to a 13-0 start, it became clear that they were going to win this one big, and the rest of the game played out as somewhat of a final runthrough for the starters, a chance for them to get a nice run in..." April 16
NBA.com "Six months before training camp, the position battles have already begun. Nuggets coach Brian Shaw acknowledged Saturday that he is intrigued by the competition that figures to take place when Denver reconvenes with a healthy roster next fall. He spoke specifically about Timofey Mozgov and..." April 13
Denver Post "Saturday night's highlight happened about midway through the second quarter of the Nuggets' next-to-last home game, against the Utah Jazz. That was about the time the Atlanta Hawks were putting the finishing touches on an upset victory over Miami, thereby clinching the final playoff spot in the..." April 13
Denver Stiffs "Does it get any sweeter than that? I mean seriously, that's about as good as it gets this season. In what can only be described as a massive upset, the Denver Nuggets stunned the Golden State Warriors 100-99 on Kenneth Faried's game-winning jump hook with 00.5 seconds left. The Manimal's first..." April 11
Denver Post "Late in the season, the Nuggets have taken this learning and improving and not checking out thing to heart. Their 123-116 win over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday at the Pepsi Center was the latest example. "We got casual in the end," Nuggets coach Brian Shaw said. "But we got off to such a..." April 10