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  • Michael Porter Jr. Needs to Play More For the Nuggets

    The Big Lead "Michael Porter Jr. had a big showing on Thursday night as the Denver Nuggets came back from a 19-point second half deficit to beat the Golden State Warriors in overtime. Porter had 18 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in 29 minutes and proved he needs to start getting more time on the floor..." January 18

  • Nuggets defend Malik Beasley amid trying season: “(He’s) not going to fade on us”

    Denver Post "Exactly a week ago, two days after Malik Beasley’s clinical closeout helped seal Denver’s thrilling win in Dallas, Nuggets coach Michael Malone couldn’t deny the obvious any longer. “Malik Beasley is sitting there saying, ‘I should be playing..." January 18

  • NBA Owner Sounds off on NBA All-Star Weekend King of Court Proposal

    Heavy "NBA All-Star weekend is one of the most anticipated during the NBA season with dazzling and jaw-dropping events, such as the celebrity game, the rising stars’ game where you get you to see the league’s upcoming talent all in one place. There’s the three-point..." January 17

  • X-Rays Return Negative On Jamal Murray's Ankle

    Real GM Basketball "Jamal Murray suffered an ankle injury during the Denver Nuggets' 100-86 win over the Charlotte Hornets. " January 16

  • Nuggets Star Jamal Murray Expected To Miss Multiple Games

    Sportsnaut "The Denver Nuggets received a pretty big scare Wednesday evening when star guard Jamal Murray exited the game with what looked to be a serious ankle injury. Murray was helped off the court and could not put any pressure on his ankle in the blowout win over the Charlotte..." January 16

  • Rodney Dangerfield is the Most Disrespected Man in the NBA History

    The Big Lead "Disrespect is a funny thing. Athletes and those tasked with motivating athletes find it everywhere. Draft position. Public opinion. Betting odds. Predictions from talking heads. If you aren't with a team, you're against them. If you're not propping them up, you're bulletin board..." January 16

  • Report: Serbia in talks to hire Nuggets' Mike Malone as Olympic team aide

    The Score "The Serbian Basketball Federation is in advanced talks to hire Denver Nuggets head coach Mike Malone as a top aide and consultant during its Olympic qualifying tournament this summer, reports Marc Stein of The New York Times. Malone would work alongside Serbia head..." January 14

  • Jim Farmer, Former Mavericks and Nuggets Player, Facing Sex Trafficking Charges

    Pop Culture "Former NBA player Jim Farmer is facing new charges of sex trafficking in Tennessee after being indicted by a Rutherford County Grand Jury. He was originally charged in October after being arrested in a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation sting operation that lasted two days. This..." January 14

  • Tony Parker Is The Only Player With A Positive Record Against All 30 Teams, Including San Antonio Spurs

    Hoops Hype "Tony Parker announced his retirement last summer following a memorable career that saw him win four NBA titles and make the All-Star Game six times. His final year with the Hornets was not the stuff of legend, but one particular event during that season made his NBA career even more..." January 14

  • Heat’s Jimmy Butler reveals his 5 toughest players to guard

    Clutch Points "Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler is widely considered as one of the best defenders in the league today. Recently, the four-time All-Defensive team member penned an article for The Players’ Tribune, wherein he openly spoke about some of the most challenging..." January 13

  • Michael Porter Jr. Caught Checking Girls Out On Live TV

    Fadeaway World "The ole’ “shirt over the mouth” trick has been used by players for years to cover the track of their conversations for years. As an NBA player, whether on the court or on the sidelines, there’s always the threat of a camera on you at all times. Somebody needs..." January 13

  • Two-Way Contract Situations To Watch This Week

    Hoops Rumors "January 15 is the last day that NBA teams can sign a player to a two-way contract this season. After that date, teams can still waive two-way players or promote them to their 15-man rosters, but they can’t bring aboard new players on two-way contracts as replacements. With that..." January 13

  • Ranking the Top 10 Centers in the NBA

    The Big Lead "1. Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets Generally, building your franchise around a 7-foot, 250-pound center in the year 2020 is frowned upon, but Jokic is more of a point guard trapped in Bryant Reeves' body. He was the All-NBA First Team center last season and will turn 25 next month. It..." January 10

  • Stephen A. Smith, Michael Wilbon to coach NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

    Sportress of Blogitude "The All-Star Celebrity Game during NBA All-Star Weekend is often one of the more entertaining events of the three-day league showcase, simply due to the novelty of watching stars chucking up shots. With ESPN televising the All-Star Celebrity Game on Friday, Feb. 14, it is not a..." January 10

  • Instagram model Tammy Hembrow: Entire sports team has invaded my DMs

    New York Post "Model and fitness influencer Tammy Hembrow is Australia’s hottest Instagram star right now — and at least one sport team agrees. The 25-year-old social media starlet has opened up on the number of direct messages she has been receiving recently from athletes around the..." January 10

  • 3 Players That Can Help Joel Embiid And Ben Simmons Win A Championship This Season

    Fadeaway World "The Philadelphia 76ers looked like the team to beat entering this season. After an eventful offseason, many expected this team to coast through the Eastern Conference, but this doesn’t seem like the case. The Sixers have fallen back to Earth after their 5-0 start and this recent..." January 09

  • Eric Stern opens up about his dad David Stern, former NBA commissioner

    USA Today "Eric Stern appreciated all the words said and written about his father, former NBA commissioner David Stern, who died on New Year’s Day. “It’s all very nice,” Stern told USA TODAY Sports in a phone interview. But what also had tremendous meaning to..." January 08

  • Nick Young isn't inviting D'Angelo Russell to his wedding

    TMZ "With Nick Young getting ready to tie the knot to fiancee Keonna Green -- our guy asked an interesting question ... does D'Angelo Russell get an invite to the wedding?! Nick's response??? "HAHAHAHA!!!" Look, in a way ......" January 08

  • The Top 5 Best Destinations For Lakers' Kyle Kuzma

    Fadeaway World "With the Trade Deadline approaching, many teams are expected to make changes to their rosters. While many of the teams expected to make some moves are fringe playoff teams, there are a handful of teams at the top of the league record-wise that could look to dabble in the trade market. One team..." January 08

  • NBA reconsidering playoff reseeding proposal

    Sportsnet "The NBA is reportedly reconsidering a proposal that would have reseeded the four conference finalists during the playoffs based on regular season record, re-shaping the league’s playoff structure, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe. Under the NBA’s..." January 07

  • NBA Execs Rip Load Management

    Bleacher Report "Want a surefire way to get almost any NBA coach to roll their eyes, snort or make some other derisive gesture? Mention load management. That is, as long as they're sure no one is looking. To be caught dismissing the practice would be "career suicide," says..." January 07

  • Hawks' Trae Young nutmegs latest victim, Nikola Jokic

    Clutch Points "Trae Young, the star point guard of the Atlanta Hawks, has made nutmegging opposing defenders one of his signature moves. His most recent victim is star center Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets. Young fooled Jokic in the first quarter of their teams’ game on..." January 06

  • Celtics, Nuggets Among Teams Eyeing Davis Bertans

    Yardbarker "While the Wizards have suggested both privately and publicly that they’re interested in retaining Davis Bertans beyond this season, that hasn’t stopped teams from showing interest in the veteran sharpshooter as next month’s trade deadline..." January 06

  • 3 potential trades for Kevin Love

    The Score "Kevin Love could use a change in scenery. The veteran power forward's stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers appears to be coming to a head after a reported outburst toward general manager Koby Altman on Saturday was followed up by an on-court..." January 06

  • From Danilo Gallinari to Chris Paul, 75 players who could be moved before Feb. 6

    CBS Sports "Just before the 2019 trade deadline, the Toronto Raptors acquired Marc Gasol from the Memphis Grizzlies, hoping that he would be the final piece of a championship-worthy puzzle. On their way to their first title in franchise history, they outlasted the Philadelphia..." January 06

  • Nuggets HC Michael Malone unloads on team after 'embarrassing' loss

    USA Today "Unhappy might be an understatement to describe Denver Nuggets coach Michael Malone in his postgame press conference. "We didn’t show up," Malone said after the Nuggets, a contender in the Western Conference, lost to the Washington Wizards, a basement dweller in the..." January 05

  • 6 Blockbuster Trades We Want To See This Season

    Fadeaway World "A couple of weeks ago, we finally had our first trade of the 2019-20 NBA season. Jordan Clarkson was traded to the Utah Jazz in exchange for Dante Exum and 2 second-round picks and this trade looks to be a win-win for both sides. Clarkson wasn’t in the plans for the Cleveland Cavaliers..." January 04

  • Three Trade Destinations For Pistons Center Andre Drummond

    The Big Lead "The Detroit Pistons went all-in when they traded for Blake Griffin in February of 2018. Just under two years later, nothing has gone right. Griffin had a career year in 2018-19, but his body failed him as the playoffs approached and Detroit was swept by Milwaukee in the first round. Three..." January 04

  • Free Agent Stock Watch 2020: Northwest Division

    Hoops Rumors "Every week, Hoops Rumors takes a closer look at players who will be free agents or could become free agents next offseason. We examine if their stock is rising or falling due to performance and other factors. This week, we take a look at players from the Northwest Division: Malik..." January 04

  • Nuggets Mailbag: How long before Michael Porter Jr. is a regular starter?

    Denver Post "Michael Porter Jr. looked awfully good in his first NBA start, and even better a few days later against the Pacers. Is there any chance his presence in the starting lineup will become a regular thing this season? What do you see as his optimal role once the playoffs roll around? —..." January 03

  • From Charles Barkley to Joel Embiid: The fight to modernize the NBA big man

    ESPN "JOEL EMBIID RELISHES the opportunities to launch 3-pointers. The execution of that shot, the 7-foot Philadelphia 76ers center believes, classifies him as a modern NBA player, a multifaceted big man whose skills and athleticism should not -- and will not -- confine him to a..." January 03

  • The NBA Wouldn't Be the NBA Without David Stern

    Complex "The 1984 NBA Draft, held in the Felt Forum at Madison Square Garden, was a revolution that was barely televised—it was shown on the USA Network in the middle of a weekday afternoon. What are today household names didn’t get beamed into many households. There were future Hall of..." January 02

  • Jimmy Garoppolo’s Ex-Adult Film Star Hookup Kiara Mia Reveals She Has an NBA Player Who Pays Her For Sex

    Black Sports Online "Mia Kiara says she is the reason that Jimmy G and the 49ers are back in the playoffs. Hard to argue her point. Jimmy G has been balling and it started when he took her out on a date before having sex with her.  " January 02

  • LeBron James on David Stern: ‘He definitely should have something named after him’

    USA Today "LeBron James eulogized David Stern for his global vision and shrewd negotiating tactics. But with Stern passing away on Wednesday at age 77, the Lakers star suggested another way to honor the late NBA Commissioner. “He definitely should have something named after..." January 02

  • All NBA teams will wear black jersey stripe for the rest of the season as tribute to David Stern

    The Big Lead "David Stern, longtime former commissioner of the NBA, passed away on New Year's Day at the age of 77. The league released a statement on his passing, and teams and players everywhere have been giving their thoughts on the man who became a figurehead for the game of basketball. " January 02

  • Mavs’ Luka Doncic, Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo lead 1st All-Star voting returns

    NBA.com "The Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic and the Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo lead the NBA and their respective conferences in the first fan returns of NBA All-Star Voting presented by Google.  Doncic leads Antetokounmpo by 599 votes for the top spot among all players...." January 02

  • Buying or Selling NBA's Biggest Breakout Players

    Bleacher Report "The 2019-20 NBA season was always destined to be one for the ages. The injury bug dismantled the Golden State Warriors dynasty (or at least put it on a one-year hiatus). Dynamic duos sprouted up across the hoops landscape with Hollywood as the backdrop, where the Los Angeles Lakers..." January 02

  • ‘He thought big’: David Stern ushered in the modern NBA

    Sportsnet "The NBA All-Star Game is an annual gathering of some of the most gifted people on the planet — where some of the biggest and brightest among us shine. But so often in years past at All-Star Weekend, the event that carried the most weight — that was most anticipated by..." January 01

  • Former NBA Commissioner David Stern dies at 77 after brain hemorrhage

    CBS Sports "David Stern, the former commissioner of the NBA, has died at 77 after suffering a brain hemorrhage in December, the NBA announced Wednesday.  Stern was the commissioner of the NBA from 1984 through 2014, presiding over a period of immense growth for professional..." January 01

  • Ranking the top five sports video games of the 2010s

    Sporting News "The landscape of sports gaming has changed dramatically over the last decade, with a reduction in the number of games produced, evolution of distribution and a shift in newly prioritized features to maximize the revenue they generate. While there is legitimate reason to be frustrated..." December 31

  • 5 bold NBA predictions for 2020

    The Score "When 2019 dawned, next to nobody predicted that Kawhi Leonard and Paul George would team up in L.A. before the year was out, or that James Harden and Russell Westbrook would be reunited in Houston. Right next to "nothing is guaranteed," the..." December 31

  • Again: Cord Cutting is NOT the Biggest Reason For NBA Ratings Hiccups

    The Big Lead "The reasons for NBA ratings declines this season have been debated ad nauseam, but I keep seeing the decline in cable and satellite subscribers presented as the biggest variable. While it is certainly a factor, it is not the prevailing one. Every other major sport this year has weathered cable..." December 31

  • Swaggy P and Keonna Now That We're Engaged ... LET'S PARTY

    TMZ "Nick “Swaggy P” Young took his new fiance out for a fancy dinner Saturday night ... it's the first time we've seen them since he popped the question on XMAS day. Nick and Keonna Green hit up Craig's in WeHo and they were in high style as they..." December 29

  • The Heat or Nuggets Could Trade For Jrue Holiday

    Fadeaway World "A couple of days ago, it was suggested that Jrue Holiday could be leaving the Pelicans this season. Now, two teams are thought to be his new destination in the league. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Holiday could end up landing in Miami or Denver. “Holiday..." December 28

  • 3 Teams Dumb Enough to Trade for Russell Westbrook

    12 Up "It was only a matter of time before the Houston Rockets realized that trading for Russell Westbrook was a mistake. Despite their 21-10 start to the year, the Rockets have struggled to find success when Westbrook is on the court, and now they're reportedly open to moving..." December 27

  • Nuggets Could Trade For Bogdan Bogdanovic

    Fadeaway World "The Nuggets are a very good team, and many expected them to be. They returned their entire core from last season and even added the likes of Jerami Grant to bolster their depth even more. Not to mention, both Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray look in better physical shape and have come back better..." December 27

  • Charles Barkley claims Nuggets’ contender status is like a fake diamond

    Talk Basket "Denver Nuggets are one of the best teams in the NBA. Currently, they are second in the West, just behind the Lakers. That’s not enough to convince Charles Barkley that the Nuggets can be a real contender. " December 27

  • Players Eligible For Veteran Extensions During 2019/20 Season

    Hoops Rumors "As we noted in our glossary entry on veteran contract extensions, rookie scale extensions have historically been the most common form of contract extension in the NBA. However, the league’s latest Collective Bargaining Agreement loosened the rules on eligibility for veteran..." December 27

  • Jeff Green clears waivers, is free agent. What teams could use him?

    Pro Basketball Talk "Jeff Green was signed last summer by Utah to bolster their wing depth, making the Jazz his seventh team in the past six years. However, Green struggled so much with his shot this season — 38.5 percent overall and 32.7 percent from three — that Utah decided to waive..." December 27

  • 10 NBA Players Who Should be Traded This Season

    Sportsnaut "We’re just over two months into the 2019-20 NBA season, and contenders are already separating themselves from pretenders. A total of six teams find themselves 10-plus games under .500. That includes a Golden State Warriors squad ravaged by injury. Back east, the..." December 26