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  • Isaiah Thomas: ‘I Just Wanted to Be Wanted’

    SLAM Online "Isaiah Thomas is ready for a fresh start in Denver, and says part of the motivation for joining the Nuggets was the feeling that he was “wanted.” Thomas, 29, is moving to the Mile High City on a one-year, $2 million contract. IT says his close and..." July 19

  • Spurs asked Nuggets for Jamal Murray, Gary Harris, and multiple picks for Kawhi Leonard

    Clutch Points "The San Antonio Spurs have finally given themselves a reason to let out a massive sigh of relief following the conclusion of one of the most bizarre stretches in the franchise’s history. By trading beleaguered forward Kawhi Leonard along with Danny Green to the Toronto..." July 19

  • Nuggets Waive Isaiah Whitehead

    Hoops Rumors "As expected, the Nuggets have waived recently-acquired guard Isaiah Whitehead, per the NBA’s official transactions log. Whitehead had been included in the trade between Denver and Brooklyn, which sent Kenneth Faried, Darrell Arthur, and draft picks..." July 18

  • Michael Porter Jr. Had Another Back Surgery, Plans to Play Next Season

    Bleacher Report "Denver Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr., the 14th pick in last month's draft, reportedly underwent surgery last week to try to address issues that have persisted with herniated discs in his back. According to NBA.com's Steve Aschburner, Porter's camp believes the surgery..." July 18

  • Thomas wants to redeem himself in Denver: 'I didn't care about the money'

    NBA.com "Seven seasons in the NBA later, Isaiah Thomas’ motivation hasn’t changed. If anything, it burns more hotly than ever. “Ever since I came to the NBA, all I wanted was the opportunity,” Thomas told Nuggets.com. “I’ll take care of the rest. I’ve..." July 16

  • Isaiah Thomas' dramatic fall firmly validates Danny Ainge's cold-hearted approach

    WEEI Boston "Last summer, Isaiah Thomas declared the Celtics would have to “bring the Brinks truck out” if they wanted to re-sign him in free agency. This week, Thomas signed with the Nuggets for the veteran’s minimum. Even in the high-paced world of professional sports, this was an..." July 15

  • Broncos’ Demaryius Thomas recruiting Jimmy Butler to Denver

    Larry Brown Sports "If Jimmy Butler leaves the Minnesota Timberwolves next summer, one of his famous friends has a suggestion for where he should take his talents instead. On Friday, Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas posted a picture of him and Butler working out and included a caption..." July 14

  • What the Celtics Doctors Did to Isaiah Thomas is Actually Criminal

    12 Up "No one in the NBA has fallen from grace harder the past two years than ?Isaiah Thomas. From being voted onto the 2017 All-NBA second team as a Boston Celtic to signing a minimum contract with the Denver Nuggets this offseason, Thomas' decline has been sad to..." July 13

  • Isaiah Thomas has no choice but to be a sixth man after joining Nuggets on one-year deal

    USA Today "The Brink’s truck never came for Isaiah Thomas. It had been a little more than a year since the then-Boston Celtics point guard shared that infamous quote at Las Vegas Summer League, announcing to the basketball world that it would cost untold millions for any team to land him..." July 13

  • Isaiah Thomas Reportedly Agrees to One-Year Contract with Nuggets

    SLAM Online "That slow grind continues. Isaiah Thomas has reportedly agreed to a one-year deal with the Nuggets. Thomas’ contract is reportedly worth $2 million. He’s coming off a season in which he played in 15 games for the Cavaliers and in 17 games with the Lakers. He..." July 13

  • Nuggets To Trade Faried, Arthur, Picks To Nets

    Hoops Rumors "The Nuggets have found a team willing to take on their unwanted contracts, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, who reports that Denver is sending Kenneth Faried, Darrell Arthur, a protected 2019 first-round pick, and a 2020 second-round pick to..." July 13

  • NBA Teams With 2018/19 Cap Room Remaining

    Hoops Rumors "Last Wednesday, we noted that only three NBA teams still had significant cap room available. Depending on your definition of “significant,” that’s still the case. One of those three teams – the Kings – made a player for another’s..." July 12

  • Nuggets Sign Second-Rounder Jarred Vanderbilt

    Hoops Rumors "The Nuggets have signed second-round pick Jarred Vanderbilt to a multiyear contract, the team announced today in a press release. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed by Denver, but ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski tweets that it’s a three-year, $4MM..." July 11

  • Adam Silver Says NBA Free Agency Will Be Moved to Earlier Time Next Summer

    Bleacher Report "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is apparently aware his league's offseason generates plenty of buzz and is ready to move up the start of free agency accordingly. According to Sam Amick of USA Today, Silver said the start of free agency will be earlier than..." July 11

  • Move to eliminate NBA one-and-done rule gaining momentum, commissioner Adam Silver says

    USA Today "The NBA’s one-and-done rule is unofficially done. Commissioner Adam Silver made it clear on Tuesday that there is growing support for a change that would allow players to enter the league at the age of 18 rather than require them to play one year of college basketball – or..." July 11

  • Michael Porter Jr. won’t play until he’s ‘100 percent’

    Clutch Points "Michael Porter Jr. was once touted to be a future No. 1 overall pick in the NBA, but that estimation was way off target by 13 notches, as the former Missouri Tiger forward was taken 14th overall in last month’s NBA Draft in Brooklyn by the Denver Nuggets. Of course,..." July 10

  • Nuggets officially sign Jokic to reported 5-year, $148M max extension

    CBS Denver "The Denver Nuggets have signed center Nikola Jokic to a contract extension. “It’s not every day that you find a player with the incredible skillset to lead an NBA franchise that Nikola has, but also the character and personality to match that,” said Josh Kroenke,..." July 09

  • Michele Roberts on N.B.A. Competitive Imbalance: Don’t Blame the Players

    New York Times "Michele Roberts has heard the complaints about the N.B.A.’s best team, the Golden State Warriors, signing an All-Star. She has heard the whining about the league’s best player, LeBron James, moving westward in the first week of free agency. She has seen fans and pundits proclaim the..." July 09

  • Nuggets Sign Torrey Craig To Two-Year Deal

    Hoops Rumors "After playing on a two-way contract with the Nuggets last season, Torrey Craig will be promoted to the 15-man roster for the 2018/19 campaign. According to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports (Twitter link), Craig has agreed to a two-year, $4MM contract with Denver. Chris Dempsey of Nuggets.com..." July 09

  • Nuggets and Hornets interested in signing Tony Parker

    247 Sports "Tony Parker may be an old man, but that doesn't mean he's still not a coveted free agent. As the 36-year-old enters free agency and prepares for a possible life after the San Antonio Spurs, two teams are reportedly interested in the former NBA Finals MVP. According..." July 04

  • Nuggets To Sign Thomas Welsh To Two-Way Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Nuggets are expected to sign second-round pick Thomas Welsh to a two-way contract, a source tells Emiliano Carchia of Sportando. Welsh, the 58th pick in the 2018 draft, spent his college career at UCLA, serving as the Bruins’ starting center for the..." July 03

  • Michael Porter Jr. signs rookie contract with Denver Nuggets

    Denver Post "Michael Porter Jr. has signed his multi-year rookie contract with the Denver Nuggets, the team said in a news release Tuesday afternoon. Though exact terms of the deal were not disclosed, the rookie scale for the 14th overall pick is $2.4 million in 2018-19. Porter was the top-rated..." July 03

  • Nuggets To Trade Wilson Chandler To Sixers

    Basketball Insiders "The Philadelphia 76ers are in close discussions on deal to acquire Denver Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler, league sources tell Yahoo. " July 03

  • Nuggets reach agreement with Nikola Jokic on 5-year, $148 million max contract

    CBS Sports "Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets are going to be together for a long time. Denver has recognized the incredible talent the 22-year-old has and has made him a centerpiece for the Nuggets franchise. It wasn't long after free agency began that the two sides reached an agreement on a..." July 01

  • NBA salary cap expected to spike considerably after next season

    Sportsnaut "The NBA released its 2018-19 salary cap on Saturday evening, mere hours prior to the start of free agency. As expected, the cap has been set at $101.9 million with a luxury tax threshold of $123.7 million. It’s expected that the market this summer for non-stars is going to be..." July 01

  • Nuggets To Aggressively Pursue Meeting With LeBron James

    Hoops Rumors "While the LeBron James sweepstakes increasingly look like a two-team race between the Lakers and Cavaliers, a wild-card club is trying to force its way into the mix. According to Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports, the Nuggets have been in contact with..." July 01

  • Will Barton agrees to terms to re-sign with Denver Nuggets

    Denver Post "Will Barton is staying with the Denver Nuggets. The versatile swingman has agreed to terms on a new four-year, $53 million contract with Denver following a career season with the Nuggets, a league source confirmed to the Denver Post late Saturday. It was quick work for..." July 01

  • Nuggets Likely To Re-Sign Will Barton

    Hoops Rumors "Free agent guard Will Barton should have a new contract with the Nuggets shortly after free agency begins, tweets ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, who cites “strong momentum” toward getting a deal done. " June 30

  • Lee, Chandler, Bazemore available for trade

    The Score "A trio of veteran wings are available for trade on the eve of free agency. New York Knicks shooting guard Courtney Lee, Denver Nuggets small forward Wilson Chandler, and Atlanta Hawks forward Kent Bazemore are on the trading block, according to David Aldridge of NBA.com. Lee..." June 30

  • Report: Lakers trying to acquire pick from Nuggets to include in Kawhi trade

    The Score "The Los Angeles Lakers are hurriedly trying to get a trade done for Kawhi Leonard, but point guard Lonzo Ball - one of the most valuable trade chips they could conceivably send to San Antonio in return - doesn't interest the Spurs, according..." June 29

  • Nikola Jokic Won't Have Player Option In Five-Year, $146.5M Deal

    Real GM Basketball "The Denver Nuggets and Nikola Jokic are expected to agree upon a five-year, $146.5 million contract at the start of free agency. Sources say Jokic does not have a player option in Year 5 in the deal. " June 29

  • Torrey Craig receives qualifying offer from Denver Nuggets

    Denver Post "Torrey Craig is about to sign a full NBA contract. The Nuggets sent a qualifying offer to Craig on Monday night, a league source confirmed to The Denver Post, paving the way for him to become a restricted free agent. That means Denver can match any contract offer from another..." June 28

  • Indiana Pacers Expected to Target Tyreke Evans and Will Barton in Free Agency

    Indiana Sports Coverage "The Indiana Pacers are expected to target Tyreke Evans and Will Barton in free agency, according to ESPN’s Chris Haynes. The news came following the release of a report by Yahoo Sports’ Shams Charania that the team will be declining Lance Stephenson’s team..." June 25

  • Nuggets, Jokic Plan To Finalize Five-Year Max Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Nuggets will decline Nikola Jokic‘s team option for 2018/19 in order to make him a restricted free agent, as we detailed on Sunday. Once Jokic reaches free agency, he and the team intend to finalize a five-year, maximum-salary contract, reports Shams Charania of..." June 25

  • Will Barton odd man out due to impending Nikola Jokic deal

    Clutch Points "The Denver Nuggets could be in line to secure their franchise star Nikola Jokic over a five-year, $146.5 million max deal after declining his team-option earlier today. Yet it is teammate Will Barton who could fall victim to this signing, another cog due for a major raise in..." June 25

  • 5 Players Who Should Be on the Trade Block After 2018 NBA Draft

    Bleacher Report "Now that the 2018 NBA draft has passed, the offseason's other big shoe, free agency, is ready begin its descent July 1. In the interim—or even afterward—trades could keep things interesting.  Some teams could feel pressure to deal a critical player..." June 25

  • Nuggets Will Decline Nikola Jokic’s Team Option

    Hoops Rumors "In a story primarily regarding the decision of Wilson Chandler to exercise his player option with the Nuggets for the 2018/19 season, Gina Mizell of The Denver Post is reporting that a league source says Denver will decline the $1.6MM team option for franchise..." June 24

  • Nuggets guard Will Barton has high praise for LaMelo Ball and the JBA

    The Sports Daily "In what could be considered a down week for the Ball family due to LiAngelo’s NBA future looking dim,  there was a positive side. According to USA Today, the debut of the JBA drew around 600,000 Facebook viewers and is now getting positive feedback from NBA players, like..." June 24

  • Michael Porter Jr.: ‘I don’t feel entitled to this’

    The Undefeated "Michael Porter Sr. looked at the pin on his suit that read “Faith” and it brought him to tears as he thought about his stressed-out son before the 2018 NBA draft. No one wants to see his child in mental and physical pain. But that’s been the case as Michael Porter..." June 23

  • UK's Jarred Vanderbilt goes in second round of NBA draft, traded to Denver Nuggets

    Courier-Post "Kentucky freshman Jarred Vanderbilt is headed to Denver. The Orlando Magic selected Vanderbilt in the second round (No. 41 overall) in Thursday's NBA draft then traded him to the Nuggets. The NBA confirmed the trade shortly before the end of the draft. After electing to..." June 22

  • Wilson Chandler Reportedly Plans to Exercise $12.8M Contract Option with Nuggets

    Bleacher Report "Denver Nuggets small forward Wilson Chandler has reportedly decided to exercise the $12.8 million player option in his contract for the 2018-19 NBAseason. ESPN's Chris Haynes reported the news Friday. Chandler is coming off a..." June 22

  • Michael Porter Jr. poised for redshirt year with Nuggets?

    Larry Brown Sports "Michael Porter Jr. may take a “redshirt year” with the Denver Nuggets as he continues to work on his health. NBA writer Matt Moore believes based on the words of Nuggets president Tim Connelly that Porter, who missed virtually all of last season with a back injury, will..." June 22

  • Despite pick tipping, NBA Draft draws fifth best overnight rating on record

    Awful Announcing "Thursday night’s NBA Draft was not the spoiler-free affair the league hoped for, but that doesn’t seem to have held back ratings much. Austin Karp of Sports Business Daily reports Friday that ESPN and ESPN2’s draft coverage combined for..." June 22

  • Michael Porter Jr. drafted by Denver Nuggets

    SEC Country "Michael Porter Jr. was one of the most hyped freshman in the country. And that hype will only continue as he enters the NBA, as the former Tiger was taken with the No. 14 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft by the Denver Nuggets. In his lone season at Missouri, Porter Jr. played in only 3..." June 21

  • Mavs, Magic, Nuggets Trying To Move Up To No. 3 To Select Luka Doncic

    Real GM Basketball "The Atlanta Hawks very well could control the direction of the draft at No. 3 as they zero in on either selecting Luka Doncic, or trading the slot to a team looking to move up to select him. "Teams know this right now, they have to get to No. 3 to get Luka Doncic," said..." June 20

  • Nuggets 'aggressively' shopping Faried

    The Score "In an attempt to shed salary ahead of a potentially tricky offseason, the Denver Nuggets are "aggressively" shopping power forward Kenneth Faried, a source told Michael Cunningham of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Faried is owed $13.8 million on the final year of his..." June 15

  • Nuggets’ Darrell Arthur Exercises Player Option

    Hoops Rumors "Nuggets power forward Darrell Arthur has opted into his contract for the 2018/19 season, reports Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports (via Twitter). Arthur will earn a salary of $7,464,912 next year after exercising his player option. " June 15

  • Nuggets Looking To Move Kenneth Faried

    Hoops Rumors "The Nuggets are “aggressively” looking to shed salary by trading Kenneth Faried, reports Michael Cunningham of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, citing a source with knowledge of the trade market. Cunningham, an Atlanta-based reporter, notes that..." June 14

  • Former Cav has wild LeBron free agency theory

    Larry Brown Sports "There’s a fine line between genius and insanity, and that appears to be what Earl Boykins is toeing with his theory on LeBron James’ free agency. Appearing Wednesday on Altitude Sports’ “The Hastings & Browman Show,” the retired guard spoke on..." June 14

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