Nuggets Rumors & News

  • 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 ESPN.com, "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

  • Jokic, Gallinari lead Nuggets over Bulls

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- The Denver Nuggets picked up their effort defensively and it allowed their potent offense to carry them to a 125-107 victory against the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday night at the United Center. Led by their defense in the second half, the Nuggets took control late in the third quarter..." February 28

  • Vlade Divac says Nuggets turned down a DeMarcus Cousins, Nikola Jokic swap

    BNS Denver "Sacramento Kings Vice President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Vlade Divac says he tried to trade DeMarcus Cousins for Nuggets’ center Nikola Jokic, but Denver declined the offer. In an article published by Blic Sport, a European media outlet, Divac says he tried to get Jokic, as..." February 27

  • Grizzlies shut down Nuggets, Conley scores 31 in win

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Offenses are surging in the NBA, but the Memphis Grizzlies are showing they can win with defense -- especially against one of the highest-scoring teams in the league. Mike Conley and Marc Gasol provided the offense, scoring 31 and 23 points, respectively, but the entire team shut..." February 26

  • Nuggets hand Nets 15th straight loss

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- With Denver's young star off his game, the newcomer did his best Nikola Jokic impersonation. It worked out well for the Nuggets. Mason Plumlee stepped in for the struggling Jokic and finished two assists shy of a triple-double, Gary Harris scored a career-high 25 points and..." February 25

  • Kings start new era with win over Nuggets

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Kentucky product Willie Cauley-Stein dropped hints during the Kings' first practice after the All-Star break that he was ready to assert himself the way a former Wildcats big man used to do for Sacramento. He didn't mention that yet another former Kentucky product would..." February 24

  • Nuggets' Malone wonders 'what if' about Cousins, Kings

    CSN Bay Area "It seems like yesterday that Michael Malone was leading a Sacramento Kings team featuring DeMarcus Cousins, Isaiah Thomas and Rudy Gay into battle every night. Less than three years later, only Gay remains with the franchise and he’s out for the season with a torn left Achilles. Thomas left..." February 24

  • Roy Hibbert has been traded to Denver for a draft pick

    Fantasy Pros "Roy Hibbert has been traded by the Bucks to the Denver Nuggets for a protected second-round pick on Thursday. Hibbert will join Nikola Jokic and Mason Plumlee in Denver likely seeing only a few minutes." February 23

  • Report: Nuggets made ‘monster offer’ for Paul George

    Larry Brown Sports "The Denver Nuggets reportedly had serious interest in Paul George before Thursday’s NBA trade deadline, and they are said to have made a substantial offer for the star swingman. According to Marc Stein and Chris B. Haynes of ESPN, Denver made a “monster offer” for George, but the deal may have..." February 23

  • With less than 24 hours left, NBA trade deadline heats up

    KSL "We're not under 24 hours until the NBA's trade deadline. Here's what's going on with the Jazz and around the NBA. Derrick Favors trade looks unlikely Monday, ESPN's Zach Lowe reported that the Jazz have tested the market for Derrick Favors, seeing what kind of interest there is in the Jazz's..." February 22

  • Ending Contracts To Watch At The Deadline

    Basketball Insiders "The Ending Contracts With the 2017 NBA Trade Deadline approaching on Thursday, February 23 at 3 p.m. EST, there is more and more chatter in NBA circles, and the biggest questions facing NBA teams is what to do with their ending contract or possible ending contract players. The bulk of deals..." February 21

  • Big questions, lots of answers before NBA trade deadline

    ESPN "Only a week or so ago, most league executives anticipated a quiet deadline. So many teams were in desperate win-now mode, few would sell off quality veterans to the grease the trade wheels. Teams just outside the contender circle wouldn't mortgage the future for a suicide mission against Golden..." February 21

  • Clippers, Thunder reportedly pushing for Wilson Chandler

    CBS Sports "The Clippers have been riddled with injuries (as usual), and it’s no secret that Russell Westbrook needs some help in Oklahoma City, so it makes sense that both teams would be looking to add a piece at the trade deadline. That piece, according to The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski, could be..." February 19

  • Jamal Murray sets career-high in Team World win over Team USA

    CBS Sports "Denver Nuggets sharpshooter Jamal Murray topped his regular-season high in the Rising Stars Challenge with a cool 36-point outing to pace Team World to a 150-141 win over Team USA on Friday. Murray’s previous regular-season high was 24 points. “I just kept yelling, ‘I’m hot, I’m hot!’ Murray..." February 18

  • Wiggins nets 40 as Timberwolves beat Nuggets

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Andrew Wiggins' neon green shoes make him easy to see on the court. It does not mean he can be stopped. Wiggins continued his torrid stretch with 40 points, his fourth 40-point game of the season, and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Denver Nuggets 112-99 on Wednesday night...." February 16

  • Nuggets bury Warriors with record-tying 24 treys

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Nikola Jokic did everything but attempt a 3-pointer Monday night. If he had, the Denver Nuggets might have set an NBA record from beyond the arc. Instead, they settled for sharing the record in a statement victory against the league's best team. Juancho Hernangomez hit six of..." February 14

  • Scorching hot Nuggets tie NBA 3-point record in stunning win over Warriors

    CBS Sports "Lots of NBA teams have been trying to solve the riddle of how to beat the Golden State Warriors this season, but the Nuggets figured out the answer on Monday night: just never miss a shot. The Nuggets tied an NBA record by making 24 3-pointers en route to an impressive 132-110 home victory over..." February 14

  • Kevin Durant to Nuggets Fan Chirping About Playoffs: "We'll Sweep Your Ass"

    The Big Lead "The Denver Nuggets sank an NBA-record 24 threes on Monday night in a 132-110 victory over the Golden State Warriors. If the season ended today, these two teams would meet in the first round of the NBA Playoffs. A hopeful Nuggets fan aware of the possibility told some of the Warriors players..." February 14

  • Nurkic: Portland is the 'perfect place for me'

    Oregonian "After arriving into town at noon, being poked and prodded by Trail Blazers team doctors, Jusuf Nurkic expressed excitement and optimism about the Monday trade that brought him to Portland. "I'm happy to be here; really excited," he said Monday at the Moda Center, a few minutes before the..." February 14

  • Portland Trail Blazers players stunned by trade of Mason Plumlee, who was 'like a brother'

    Oregonian "When Meyers Leonard sat down for breakfast Sunday morning at the Portland Trail Blazers practice facility, he overheard CJ McCollum and Damian Lillard having a serious conversation. "I asked what they were talking about," Leonard said. The answer was a stunner: Mason Plumlee had been..." February 13

  • Raptors, Clippers among teams keeping tabs on Gallinari

    Bleacher Report "Stein reported there is a "growing belief" Denver will trade its leading scorer based on the likelihood of his opting out of the final year of his contract at season's end. The Toronto Raptors and Los Angeles Clippers are considered two likely destinations. Gallinari is currently averaging 17.2..." February 12

  • Portland trades Mason Plumlee to Denver for Jusuf Nurkic

    Sportsnaut "The Portland Trailblazers made a surprising move Sunday when they traded Mason Plumlee and a second-round pick to the Denver Nuggets in exchange for Jusuf Nurkic and a first-round pick. Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical first reported this trade. This move is surprising because the..." February 12

  • James, Irving carry Cavaliers past Nuggets

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- Denver Nuggets coach Mike Malone has seen this before. After coaching LeBron James for five years as an assistant during James' first tour in Cleveland, Malone has plenty of experience watching the game's most dominant player pick teams apart with his passing and shooting...." February 11

  • Mike Malone: ‘We’re ready to proclaim that Nikola Jokic is a star’

    Larry Brown Sports "Mike Malone wants you to know that Nikola Jokic has officially arrived. After Jokic posted a career-high 40 points to go along with nine rebounds and five assists in a 131-123 win over the New York Knicks on Friday, the Denver Nuggets head coach said that it was time to let the cat out of the..." February 11

  • Jokic's 40 carry Nuggets past Knicks

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- They call him 'the Joker,' but there is nothing funny about Nikola Jokic's game. The second-year center from Serbia poured in a career-high 40 points to lead the Denver Nuggets to a 131-123 victory over the New York Knicks on Friday night at Madison Square Garden. Jokic was..." February 10

  • NBA, Take-Two to Create Professional Videogame League

    Fox Sports "Think you’re one of the best NBA 2K players on the planet? Now, you’ll be able to prove it — and maybe even make a living doing it. The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. announced plans Wednesday to launch the NBA 2K eLeague, a new, professional..." February 09

  • Schroder guides Hawks past Nuggets

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks head out to the West Coast for their final games before the All-Star break with a victory after continuing their winning ways at home against the Denver Nuggets. Dennis Schroder had 24 points and 10 assists as the Hawks, up by 20 points early in the third..." February 08

  • Adrian Wojnarowski Is Close To Joining ESPN

    Deadspin "NBA scoopmaster Adrian Wojnarowski is close to an agreement to leave Yahoo and join ESPN, according to multiple sources, a huge shakeup in the basketball reporting world that will have a wider-reaching effects beyond where you get your news. And according to one source, Wojnarowski isn’t the only..." February 08

  • Nuggets halt Mavericks' four-game win streak

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Nikola Jokic tormented the Dallas Mavericks in the first two games this season, but when foul trouble held him in check, Will Barton took over. Barton scored a season-high 31 points and grabbed eight rebounds, Gary Harris had 20 points and the Denver Nuggets beat the Dallas..." February 07

  • Report: NBA also reduces projected 2018-19 salary cap to $103 million

    Pro Basketball Talk "Adam Silver said he dislikes the 1+1 contracts signed by players like LeBron James and Kevin Durant. The NBA commissioner might soon see players lock into longer deals more often and switch teams less often. Not only does it now project the 2017-18 salary cap to reach just $102 million, the..." February 07

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