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  • Nick Young asks Twitter for help naming his third child

    Page Six "Nick Young knows the internet can be mean, but that doesn’t mean he’s afraid to ask for a helping hand. On Tuesday, the basketball player, 33, asked people to lay off him and his girlfriend, Keonna Green, after they announced they were expecting … and then..." March 20

  • Isaiah Thomas: “I Just Want A Legit Opportunity”

    Hoops Rumors "Isaiah Thomas made an emotional return to the TD Garden on Monday, a place where he helped carry an up-and-coming Celtics team to the Eastern Conference Finals. “There were times after I got traded where I sat back and really thought about things that I did as an..." March 20

  • Nuggets' Will Barton Had Two Kids 10 Days Apart From Different Instagram Models

    Sports Gossip "Denver Nuggets guard Will Barton has apparently been a busy man.  According to our source, he had two kids with two different women just 10 days apart back in January. Will Barton posted both of the babies on Instagram. They are 10 days a part. Ashlee Monroe’s baby was born..." March 20

  • Brad Stevens-Isaiah Thomas bond as strong as ever

    NBC Sports Boston "As the Celtics and Nuggets locker rooms cleared out, Isaiah Thomas was doing what he has done quite a bit of when he was in Boston and since he left - talking with Celtics head coach Brad Stevens.  The two have a connection that - even after Thomas left and is now on his third..." March 19

  • Nuggets' Isaiah Thomas: Celtics 'Probably' Would've Won Title If I Wasn't Traded

    Bleacher Report "An 18th NBA championship banner might be hanging in TD Garden if the Boston Celtics hadn't traded Isaiah Thomas—at least in the eyes of Thomas. "Yeah, we would have probably won a championship already," the Denver Nuggets point..." March 19

  • Isaiah Thomas Hopes To Play For The Celtics Again ‘At Some Point’

    Uproxx "Isaiah Thomas has had a rough last two years. He dealt with the tragic death of his sister in the 2017 playoffs and was shockingly traded to the Cavs as the centerpiece of the Kyrie Irving trade, noting he felt betrayed by the Celtics and Danny Ainge for moving him. Thomas missed the..." March 19

  • Watch: Celtics Pay Tribute to Isaiah Thomas in Return to TD Garden

    SI "The Celtics paid tribute to Denver point guard Isaiah Thomas upon his return to the TD Garden on Monday night in Boston with the Nuggets.  The two-time All-Star played in his first game at the Garden since he was traded to the Cavaliers for Kyrie Irving in August..." March 19

  • Chauncey Billups gives Paul Pierce grief over Isaiah Thomas situation

    Larry Brown Sports "Monday was Isaiah Thomas’ time to finally receive the recognition from Boston Celtics fans that he deserved. It also opened up an opportunity for Chauncey Billups to bring up a sore spot with one of his colleagues. You may recall that last year Paul Pierce blocked Thomas..." March 19

  • Isaiah Thomas Not Ruling Out Return To Celtics If Opportunity Arises

    NESN "Isaiah Thomas always will hold a favorable place in the hearts of Boston Celtics fans. The former Celtic is in Boston with the Denver Nuggets getting ready to square up with the C’s on Monday night at TD Garden. It will be the first time Thomas has played in Boston..." March 18

  • ‘That love’s going to last forever.’ Isaiah Thomas opens up about hurt, hope and his Boston return

    Boston Globe "The Celtics traded Isaiah Thomas away nearly two years ago, but his connection to this team and this city endures. Boston fans still send No. 4 Celtics jerseys to his Denver Nuggets address, and he still signs them and sends them back. He still talks to most team staff members,..." March 18

  • Terry Rozier challenges Isaiah Thomas to 1-on-1

    NBC Sports Boston "The Boston Celtics don't welcome Isaiah Thomas and the Denver Nuggets to TD Garden until Monday night, but one of the veteran guard's former teammates wouldn't mind getting in a little 1-on-1 competition before the much-anticipated matchup. Thomas spent two-plus..." March 17

  • Nuggets remove Isaiah Thomas from rotation

    Pro Basketball Talk "Isaiah Thomas, while stuck on a contract that underpaid him, finished fifth in MVP voting just two years ago. His reward in free agency last summer: a minimum contract. A hip injury kept Thomas out then ineffective then out again. He signed with the Nuggets hoping to..." March 13

  • Why Isaiah Thomas’ DNP vs. Minnesota casts doubt on his Nuggets future

    Denver Post "For once, the most interesting wrinkle of Michael Malone’s latest Nuggets rotation wasn’t who he played. It was who he didn’t. Offensively, Denver’s 133-107 win over Minnesota late Tuesday night at the Pepsi Center was a banner evening: A barrage..." March 13

  • Knicks, Hawks, Suns Carrying Most 2018/19 Dead Money

    Hoops Rumors "All but two of the NBA’s 30 teams are carrying some sort of “dead money” on their salary cap for 2018/19. This dead money is created as a result of having, at some point, waived a player who had guaranteed money left on his contract (or having 10-day contracts..." March 12

  • Isaiah Thomas working his way back, looking forward to Boston visit

    Boston Herald "Isaiah Thomas had a smile on his face as he tugged on his sneaker laces in the visitors’ dressing room at Staples Center Wednesday night. He was about to play his eighth game for the Denver Nuggets — his eighth game since hip surgery a year ago. “It feels good,..." March 12

  • Report: NBA ticket sales down slightly this season

    Larry Brown Sports "The landscape of the NBA changed quite dramatically last offseason when LeBron James decided to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers. While it may be a coincidence, that has not resulted in an increased level of interest in the league. In a recent conversation with Bill Simmons of The..." March 08

  • Adam Silver Admitted Shorter Contracts Have Given Star Players Too Much Power

    Dime Magazine "Adam Silver sat down with The Ringer’s Bill Simmons for a wide-ranging chat about the state of the NBA at the annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, and was surprisingly candid about the biggest challenges his league faces in 2019. Right off the bat, Silver made a somewhat..." March 07

  • Adam Silver Says ‘A Lot’ Of NBA Players Are ‘Generally Unhappy’

    NESN "Speaking at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference on Friday, NBA commissioner Adam Silver gave a sobering answer about the mental health of players in the league. As part of an hour-long panel with The Ringer’s Bill Simmons, Silver said that a lot of the players he interacts..." March 05

  • Nuggets head coach Michael Malone blasts Isaiah Thomas

    Sportsnaut "The Denver Nuggets expected to get a shot in the arm following the return of guard Isaiah Thomas from injury a few weeks back. Thomas made his debut with the team back on February 13 — helping Denver to wins in each of his first four games. Unfortunately, the past two..." March 04

  • Nuggets coach rips team for ’embarrassing’ loss to Pelicans

    Yardbarker "Denver Nuggets head coach Michael Malone ripped his team for its loss to the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday night. Malone’s Nuggets fell 120-112 at home to the Pelicans, who were playing without Anthony Davis. “They kicked our a–,” Malone said after..." March 03

  • Isaiah Thomas wants 'the Muggsy Bogues role' in 'Space Jam 2'

    The Score "Few details have been released about "Space Jam 2," but if it follows a similar storyline to the original movie, Isaiah Thomas thinks he would be the perfect choice for a specific role. "Hell yeah! If they are going off how 'Space Jam' was (cast), how could they..." March 02

  • NBA Hasn't Received Demand To Increase Jersey Sponsorship Patch Size

    Sports Business Daily "The NBA’s jersey patch program is more than halfway through its three-season test and the results are clear: It’s a slam dunk. As the league continues to search for new revenue, the patch program has delivered, generating more than $150 million. And 20 of the 29 team patch..." February 27

  • NBA jersey patch program has generated $150 million

    Mass Live "Some fans weren’t particularly thrilled when the Boston Celtics, along with the rest of the NBA, decided to add an advertiser patch to their jerseys. The traditional jerseys, it was said, were sullied by a cash grab, and tradition had been sold out for a few bucks. Well, it..." February 25

  • Can contenders still find contributors for playoff runs?

    Sporting News "The time for trades has ended, but contenders searching for slight upgrades still have the ability to scour the buyout market. As long as they are waived by March 1, buyout candidates are eligible to compete in the postseason. These kinds of players typically only fill small..." February 25

  • Doc Rivers has hilarious assessment of Nikola Jokic

    Larry Brown Sports "Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic is a very big guy. He’s seven feet tall, 250 pounds, and doesn’t necessarily have the build of a professional athlete that one would stereotypically expect. Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers likes that. In fact, Jokic is the kind of..." February 24

  • Monte Morris plays it safe – to Nuggets’ delight

    Pro Basketball Talk "Monte Morris entered the NBA inauspiciously. Despite looking like a borderline first-round pick after his junior year, Morris returned to Iowa State for his senior season. He pulled his quad during the pre-draft process in 2017, missing most of his scheduled workouts. He fell to..." February 22

  • NBA Denies ESPN's Report That Tim Donaghy Fixed Games

    Bleacher Report "The NBA is denying a report from ESPN that Tim Donaghy fixed games while working as a referee for the league. NBA.com published the league's official statement, which read in part: "The Tim Donaghy matter concluded over a decade ago with a..." February 22

  • Examining the NBA's easiest and most difficult remaining schedules

    USA Today "Finally, we've arrived. The stretch run of the 2018-19 NBA season is here, and with it come the games that will define the campaign and change the landscape of the upcoming postseason. The final 20-plus games of the year are going to be thrilling to watch unfold, as..." February 20

  • NBA Estimates 37-40 Percent Of Players Will Be Free Agents In 2019 Offseason

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA is anticipating between 37 percent and 40 percent of current players will be free agents this offseason, according to sources close to Adam Silver. Silver talked about how shorter contract lengths have changed the equation on player movement. "People have lost..." February 19

  • Mike Malone let All-Star team watch halftime show under one condition

    Larry Brown Sports "Is there any wonder about why Mike Malone is considered a player-friendly coach? Malone coached Team LeBron in Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game. His team was trailing at halftime and wanted to go watch the J. Cole concert that was going on. The Denver Nuggets head coach allowed them..." February 18

  • Nuggets extend president Tim Connelly’s contract

    Denver Stiffs "According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Denver Nuggets and President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly have reached an agreement on a contract extension. The announcement comes just hours after the New Orleans Pelicans, Connelly’s last employer, relieved Dell Demps of..." February 16

  • Here’s Why Denver’s Monte Morris Is A Legitimate Rising Stars Game Snub

    Uproxx "When NBA All-Star Weekend commences on Friday night in Charlotte, the MTN DEW ICE Rising Stars game will attract top billing, at least in the non-celebrity avenue of programming. In theory, the 20 best players in the rookie and sophomore classes will go head-to-head in a battle of youngsters..." February 15

  • Nuggets guard Isaiah Thomas making season debut Wednesday

    ESPN "Nearly a year after a hip procedure, Denver Nuggets guard Isaiah Thomas will make his return to play against the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday, league sources tell ESPN. Thomas, who was upgraded to questionable for the Nuggets' game against Sacramento..." February 13

  • Isaiah Thomas could make his Nuggets debut on Wednesday

    Yahoo! Sports "After a prolonged absence from basketball, Isaiah Thomas could make his debut for the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday against the Sacramento Kings. Denver upgraded his status to questionable on Tuesday for the first time since he joined the team. The two-time All-Star point..." February 13

  • Nuggets not ruling out a Michael Porter Jr. return this season

    Clutch Points "Denver Nuggets president of basketball operations Tim Connelly says whenever rookie swingman Michael Porter Jr. is 100 percent, the Nuggets will play him. Porter Jr. has undergone two back surgeries, one in college and the other after Denver drafted him with the 14th..." February 12

  • How Isaiah Thomas fits into the Nuggets rotation

    Denver Stiffs "Sitting on the Denver Nuggets throughout the season has been a sleeping giant in the form of everyone’s favorite little guy. Isaiah Thomas is nearing a return to health for a Nuggets squad that needs an injection of energy. With the news that Thomas could..." February 11

  • Gary Harris could be shut down until after All-Star Break, Nuggets coach says

    Denver Post "Barring something bonkers, Michael Malone has a playoff team — the Denver Nuggets’ first postseason bunch since 2013 — on his hands. With the long view in mind, the Nuggets’ coach admitted Sunday afternoon that he’s considering shutting guard Gary..." February 11

  • Report: Nuggets interested in Noah Vonleh

    Denver Stiffs "Ian Begley Jr. of ESPN has reported that the Denver Nuggets have “express[ed] interest” in Noah Vonleh, the soon-to-be-free-agent power forward for the New York Knicks. Vonleh is well-traveled in his young career already, having played for four..." February 08

  • Isaiah Thomas Assigned To G League For Rehab

    Hoops Rumors "Nuggets point guard Isaiah Thomas appears to be moving closer to getting back on the court, as Shams Charania of The Athletic reports (via Twitter) that Denver has sent Thomas to the G League for a rehab assignment. The Nuggets don’t have a G League club of their..." February 08

  • Michael Malone says Nuggets are ‘not actively shopping’ any of their players

    Denver Post "Anthony Davis and league-altering blockbuster trades? That’s fair game as far as Nuggets locker room banter goes. But when it comes to trade rumors involving the Nuggets, that’s more or less off limits. The NBA world woke up to news Wednesday morning..." February 07

  • NBA Team Values 2019: Knicks On Top At $4 Billion

    Forbes.com "oaring local media deals, new arenas and basketball’s international popularity continue to push the value of NBA franchises higher. The average NBA team is worth $1.9 billion, up 13% over last year and three times the level of five years ago. The New York Knicks lead..." February 06

  • Kyle Kuzma, Luka Doncic, Nikola Jokic headline 2019 Skills Challenge

    Pro Basketball Talk "If the 3-Point Contest is the most consistently entertaining part of the NBA All-Star Weekend — and if the Slam Dunk is the one with the highest variance — then the Skills Challenge is perhaps somewhere in the middle. The 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend is nearly upon us, and..." February 06

  • Isaiah Thomas ‘likes’ tweet ripping Celtics

    Larry Brown Sports "Nearly a year-and-a-half after being traded away by the Boston Celtics, Isaiah Thomas seems to have neither forgiven nor forgotten. The Denver Nuggets guard, who has yet to play this season, liked a tweet this week ripping the Celtics for their handling of his situation. Here is the..." February 03

  • Denver's Michael Malone earns spot as head coach of Team LeBron in 2019 NBA All-Star Game

    NBA.com "Denver Nuggets head coach Michael Malone and his staff will coach Team LeBron in the 2019 NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte, North Carolina.    The 68th NBA All-Star Game will take place on Sunday, Feb. 17 at Spectrum Center, airing live on TNT and ESPN Radio in the United..." February 03

  • Anthony Davis And Russell Westbrook Are Among The 2019 NBA All-Star Game Reserves

    Dime Magazine "On Thursday, the NBA announced the pool of 14 players that will be reserves in the 2019 All-Star Game. 2019 All-Star Reserves Western Conference Eastern Conference Russell Westbrook Victor Oladipo Anthony Davis Kyle Lowry Nikola Jokic Blake..." January 31

  • Why NBA All-Star Game rosters should be more than only 12 players

    NBC Sports Bay Area "No fewer than 20 NBA players, including Klay Thompson and Draymond Green of the Warriors, have spent the past seven days wondering where they will be on Valentine’s Day. They’ll have a much better idea in a few hours. Will it be Charlotte, N.C. for the..." January 31

  • Luka Doncic, Trae Young Headline USA vs. World NBA Rising Stars 2019 Rosters

    Bleacher Report "The NBA continues to fill out rosters for All-Star Weekend, with Tuesday seeing the release of the 2019 Rising Stars Challenge. Dallas Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic leads the way for the World squad, and Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young carries the torch for Team..." January 30

  • The NBA Supermax Contract is an Utterly Failed Concept

    12 Up "In 2017, the NBA created a new type of contract called the Designated Veteran Contract, widely regarded as the 'Supermax' contract. It essentially allows a team to offer a player, coming off his rookie extension, a contract that equates to up to 35 percent of the team's..." January 29

  • How Malik Beasley, and not Jamal Murray, became Nuggets’ deadliest weapon from downtown

    Denver Post "In hindsight, the Nuggets’ deadliest 3-point shooting stroke was the mother of all inside jobs. It started in the summer, between Malik Beasley’s ears. “Just putting in the work, watching film, believing in myself, simple as that,” the third-year shooting..." January 28