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  • Tim Connelly To Remain With Nuggets

    Hoops Rumors "Despite reportedly receiving an offer from his hometown Wizards to run their front office, Tim Connelly has elected to remain in Denver as the Nuggets‘ president of basketball operations, reports ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (via Twitter). Connelly was long rumored to be..." May 20

  • Wizards Offer Tim Connelly Top Front Office Post

    Bullets Forever "The Wizards have offered Tim Connelly a four-year contract to lead their basketball operations, according to Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated. Team owner Ted Leonsis spoke to Connelly on Friday. Apparently, an offer was quickly made. Candace Buckner of The Washington Post reported..." May 17

  • Mike Budenholzer, Michael Malone, Doc Rivers Named Coach Of The Year Finalists

    Real GM Basketball "Mike Budenholzer, Michael Malone and Doc Rivers have been named the 2018-19 Coach of the Year finalists. Budenholzer is widely expected to win the award. Budenholzer previously won the award for the 14-15 season with the Atlanta Hawks. " May 17

  • Michael Porter Jr’s GF Drops Topless Photos & Shirtless Video of Him Because He Doesn’t Claim Her Publicly

    Sports Gossip "Denver Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. didn’t see the floor at all this season.  The team’s 2018 first round draft pick was unable to play due to a bad back. That didn’t keep the former Missouri star from getting plenty of attention off of the floor.  At..." May 17

  • Wizards Granted Permission To Meet With Nuggets’ Tim Connelly

    ESPN "Denver Nuggets president of basketball operations Tim Connelly will meet with the Washington Wizards to discuss the franchise's president of basketball operations job, league sources told ESPN. Connelly, a primary target of the Wizards' search, is expected to meet with..." May 17

  • Juan Hernangomez Undergoes Surgery For Core Muscle Injury

    Hoops Rumors "Nuggets power forward Juan Hernangomez has undergone successful surgery to repair a core muscle injury, the team announced today in a press release. The procedure was performed on Thursday morning in Philadelphia. The Nuggets didn’t announce a recovery..." May 16

  • NBA Likely To Move Up Start Of July Moratorium

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA is expected to tweak the start date and time of its annual July moratorium, sources tell Tim Bontemps of (Twitter link). According to Bontemps, rather than starting at 12:00 am eastern time on July 1, the moratorium will likely begin six hours earlier, on June 30 at 6:00..." May 15

  • Michael Porter Jr. is pain-free and expects to play in Summer League

    Denver Stiffs "Early Monday morning, less than 24 hours after the Denver Nuggets season ended in heartbreaking fashion, the 14th overall pick of the 2018 draft, Michael Porter Jr., was made available to the media during exit interviews. He spoke on what he learned watching from the sidelines this season, how..." May 15

  • Nuggets’ veteran Paul Millsap talks future, free agency: “I can do it my way and still win”

    Denver Post "  The pain of Sunday’s Game 7 loss to Portland hadn’t yet subsided, but for Paul Millsap, the business of basketball called. The Nuggets hold a $30 million team option on the veteran forward. It’s their most significant transactional decision of..." May 14

  • Michael Porter Jr. planning on playing in summer league

    Larry Brown Sports "Michael Porter Jr. was one of the most highly-touted names in last year’s NBA Draft, but thanks to concerns over his back, we’re still waiting for him to make his professional debut. It sounds like we’ll see Porter on the court soon, however, as the rookie said he..." May 13

  • Nikola Jokic After Game 7: I Missed A Lot Of Shots

    Real GM Basketball "Nikola Jokic blamed himself after the Denver Nuggets lost to the Portland Trail Blazers in game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals. Jokic finished with 29 points and 12 rebounds in the game. Jokic pointed to a key missed free throw with 11.4 seconds left in the..." May 13

  • Blazers' Enes Kanter Trolls Nuggets for Premature WCF Ticket Pre-Sale

    Bleacher Report "It took only a few minutes for Enes Kanter to troll the Denver Nuggets and their fans after Game 7. After the Portland Trail Blazers won their second-round series over Denver with a 100-96 win Sunday, Kanter took to Twitter to mock the team's pre-sale for the Western Conference..." May 12

  • Mike Malone downplays Nuggets-Blazers scuffle: 'It's playoff basketball'

    ESPN "Nuggets coach Michael Malone dismissed the notion that a shoving match between Denver's Will Barton and Portland's Seth Curry in Game 6 might carry over into Game 7 on Sunday at Pepsi Center, especially after the Trail Blazers guard called the Nuggets..." May 12

  • Dame Lillard Calls Denver Radio Show Host a 'Clown'

    Complex "Portland's Dame Lillard responded to the Denver radio host that sent a verbal shot at his teammate Jusuf Nurkic.  In the closing minutes of Portland's Game 6 victory over the Nuggets, frustration seemed to drift past the players on the floor. After CJ..." May 11

  • Seth Curry calls Nuggets 'sassy dudes' and 'front-runners'

    SLAM Online "Whew boy, do we have a series on our hands. The Blazers and Nuggets have been neck and neck all series, and with Portland pulling away 104-90 late in Game 6, things got heated between the two teams. Will Barton and Seth Curry shoved each other, culminating in Barton sticking his..." May 11

  • Nuggets scorer Will Barton says there’s ‘no beef’ with Blazers, not worried about a suspension

    Clutch Points "While Denver Nuggets head coach Mike Malone was hoping there won’t be further discipline for a skirmish late in Game 6 against the Portland Trail Blazers, his forward Will Barton is not worried about a potential suspension coming his..." May 10

  • Seth Curry, Will Barton altercation causes commotion in Nuggets-Blazers Game 6

    Clutch Points "Tempers flared between the Portland Trail Blazers and Denver Nuggets in Game 6 of their second-round NBA playoff series on May 9. More specifically, Blazers guard Seth Curry took exception to Nuggets guard Will Barton’s antics. After officials called Denver..." May 10

  • NBA Rumors: Denver Nuggets Interested In Trading For LeBron James, Per ‘Scoop B’

    Inquisitr "After suffering a huge disappointment in LeBron James’ first year wearing the Purple and Gold, most people expected the Los Angeles Lakers to be more aggressive in adding quality players who can help them fully dominate the Western Conference and contend for the NBA championship title. As..." May 09

  • Could Jimmy Butler be a target for the Denver Nuggets?

    Clutch Points "Jimmy Butler in Denver — the notion is worth discussing. The Denver Nuggets were one of the surprise teams of the 2018-19 NBA season, winning 54 games and stampeding to the second seed in the Western Conference. The surprises have continued into the postseason, where the..." May 09

  • One Trade Every Lottery Team Must Consider If It Wins No. 1 Pick

    Bleacher Report "Whichever team wins the NBA draft lottery on May 14 will focus its attention on Zion Williamson. That organization can also expect phone calls from franchises across the league looking to pry away the No. 1 pick. Regardless of how highly the lottery winner thinks of..." May 08

  • Report: Tim Connelly’s name still in play for the role of Wizards’ GM

    Denver Stiffs "David Aldridge with The Athletic wrote an article today detailing The Wizards’ very real interestin hiring Denver Nuggets’ President Of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly as their next GM. The article itself is behind a paywall, but Real GM’s summary of the..." May 08

  • Every young NBA team needs a Paul Millsap

    SB Nation "Signing Paul Millsap in 2017 didn’t always look like a great idea for the Denver Nuggets. In fact, this time last year, it straight-up looked like a mistake. The Nuggets spent $60 million guaranteed over two years for the all-star forward in his 30s, without..." May 08

  • The Denver Nuggets Coach called school shootings an epidemic after one happened in his town

    CNN "Denver Nuggets coach Michael Malone had a game Tuesday night and a team to focus on. But instead, during a pregame press conference, he took the time to address the shooting at STEM School in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, where he lives with his family. Before talking about the..." May 08

  • Will Barton says there’s no other player in NBA history who makes the right play on every play like Nikola Jokic

    Clutch Points "Denver Nuggets guard Will Barton has a lot of good things to say about star big man Nikola Jokic, who is putting up monster numbers in his first ever playoff run. Barton says Jokic is the best big man in the league and always makes the right play, something the swingman has never seen..." May 07

  • Blockbuster NBA Trades That Should Happen This Offseason

    Bleacher Report "The approaching 2019 NBA offseason means attention will soon pivot from reality to fantasy. When the games end, roster reconstruction begins. That means the draft, free agency and, most of all, fanciful trade speculation. Every team has a shot to do something spectacular..." May 07

  • NBA Rumors: Nuggets Could Acquire Bradley Beal In Three-Team Deal With Suns, Wizards, Per ‘Bleacher Report’

    Inquisitr "The Denver Nuggets are currently battling against the Portland Trail Blazers in the Western Conference Semifinals. After a 116-112 Game 4 victory on Sunday night at Moda Center, the Nuggets have succeeded to even the series with the Trail Blazers at 2-2. As of now, Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets..." May 06

  • Was Nikola Jokic’s push of Enes Kanter cheap or just playoff basketball?

    Pro Basketball Talk "It’s the playoffs and everyone is trying to manipulate the referees to get calls down the line. It’s about planting seeds in the minds of referees. Was that a cheap shot? Portland coach Terry Stotts unsurprisingly thinks it was, via NBC Sports..." May 05

  • Terry Stotts: Nikola Jokic’s box out on Kanter was ‘uncalled for’

    Larry Brown Sports "Nikola Jokic’s physical contact with Enes Kanter on a box out during a free throw attempt in Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinals on Friday night has sparked plenty of discussion. Jokic was seen ramming into Kanter on a free throw attempt during the second quarter. The..." May 04

  • L2M Report: 4 incorrect calls made late in Nuggets-Blazers 4OT epic

    The Score "Four calls were either made incorrectly or missed in the final two minutes of regulation plus the extra time needed during Friday night's four-overtime clash between the Denver Nuggets and Portland Trail Blazers, the NBA's last-two-minute report confirmed. With 1:02 left in..." May 04

  • Cheap shot? Enes Kanter calls out Nikola Jokic for dirty play on Twitter

    Oregonian "It’s playoff time, and that means teams fight a little harder in the postseason while scratching and clawing their way to a win anyway they can. Usually, those efforts stop short of throwing elbows or intentionally trying to hurt an opponent. This video of Nikola Jokic throwing..." May 04

  • Nuggets' Jokic mulls missed opportunity: 'They didn't even play that good'

    The Score "The Denver Nuggets squandered a huge opportunity to take a 2-0 series lead on the Portland Trail Blazers and star center Nikola Jokic knows his team should've capitalized. "It was a weird game for us," Jokic told reporters, including the Washington Post's Ben..." May 02

  • Cavs request permission to interview Nuggets assistant Jordi Fernandez for head coaching opening

    Cavs Nation "The Cleveland Cavaliers have requested permission to talk to Denver Nuggets assistant coach Jordi Fernandez about their coaching vacancy. The Cavaliers have Fernandez on their radar, and they will finally get the chance to interview the Nuggets assistant coach who is familiar with..." May 02

  • No suspensions for Trail Blazers, Nuggets

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Trail Blazers’ Evan Turner and Nuggets’ Jamal Murray, Jarred Vanderbilt and Trey Lyles were all in the middle of a confrontation that occurred while they were out of last night’s game. That put those four players at risk of one-game suspensions, automatic for anyone who..." May 02

  • Enes Kanter tells Nuggets to control their fans after one yelled, ‘Go back to Turkey. Oh wait, you can’t!’

    Denver Post "Enes Kanter had a message to the Nuggets Thursday morning: “Take control of your fans.” The 26-year-old Portland center took to Twitter to address a report from ESPN’s Royce Young of one fan who yelled, “Go back to Turkey, oh wait you..." May 02

  • Could suspensions be coming for Game 3?

    NBC Sports Northwest "An on-court altercation occured late in the fourth quarter during a timeout between Trail Blazers center Enes Kanter and Denver guard Jamal Murray after Murray took exception to Kanter knocking over Denver teammate Torrey Craig.  Craig, who suffered a nasal contusion in..." May 02

  • NBA Free Agents Who Can't Afford to Stay Put This Summer

    Bleacher Report "Before every 2019 NBA free agent ventures into the open market, they'll inevitably be advised of how the grass isn't always greener on the other side. But as that adage concedes, sometimes the grass is greener—maybe dramatically so. A change of..." April 30

  • Nuggets' Malone credits improved 3-point defense for breakthrough season

    The Score "The Denver Nuggets prevailed over the San Antonio Spurs 90-86 in Game 7 on Saturday night to advance to the second round of the NBA playoffs for the first time in a decade. After the game, Nuggets head coach Mike Malone reflected on the impressive turnaround of his team's 3-point..." April 28

  • Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic is the 4th player with 43-point, 12-rebound, 9-assist playoff game

    Clutch Points "Despite a Game 6 loss to the San Antonio Spurs, Denver Nuggets forward Nikola Jokic joined an exclusive list of players who have recorded a stat line of 43 points, 12 rebounds, and nine assists in an NBA playoff game. Per, the 24-year-old Serbian joins NBA legends..." April 26

  • Nikola Jokic scores the most points in a playoff game in Nuggets history "It wasn’t the result the Denver Nuggets wanted, but Nikola Jokic had a historic night in Game 6 of the team’s first round series against the San Antonio Spurs. The 24-year-old scored 43 points in San Antonio, breaking a 36-year-old franchise record for points scored in a playoff..." April 26

  • LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Giannis Top April 2019 NBA Jersey Sales

    Bleacher Report "LeBron James hasn't played any games in April, but that didn't stop him from having the top-selling jersey in the NBA during the month. Golden State Warriors point guard Steph Curry and Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo rounded out..." April 25

  • Ratings For NBA Playoffs Down In 30 Out Of 33 Windows Compared To 2018

    Real GM Basketball "Television ratings for the 2019 NBA Playoffs have been down significantly during the first window.  Going into Wednesday's doubleheader of Game 5s, ratings and/or viewership have declined for 30 of the 33 playoff windows compared to last season. Twenty-six games have declined..." April 25

  • Nuggets’ Isaiah Thomas embracing new role despite lack of playing time

    Clutch Points "Denver Nuggets point guard Isaiah Thomas’ fall from grace has been almost as rapid as his meteoric rise to fame. From MVP contender just a couple of seasons ago to a player that now barely figures in his team’s rotation, it has been a rough couple of years for the former..." April 22

  • Nikola Jokic is only second Nuggets player to record 25-10-8 stat line in a playoff game

    Clutch Points "All-Star center Nikola Jokic is establishing himself as one of the best players to ever suit up for the Denver Nuggets. The Serbian big man led Denver to a 117-103 victory over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 4 of their first round playoff series. The win allowed the Mile High City..." April 21

  • Nuggets coach Michael Malone explains decision to make series-altering lineup change with Torrey Craig

    Sporting News "Torrey Craig got his chance in the starting lineup for the Denver Nuggets in Game 4 and he did not disappoint. The former two-way player injected an air of defensive intensity from the jump, something that has been sorely lacking through the first three games of the..." April 21

  • Nuggets F Craig starts over Barton in Game 4

    ESPN "In hopes of finding a spark to start Game 4, Denver Nuggets coach Michael Malone decided to make a change to the starting lineup, inserting Torrey Craig at forward for Will Barton on Saturday. Malone had resisted making any changes to the starting lineup in the first three games,..." April 20

  • Spurs coach Gregg Popovich discusses what Nuggets have done well defensively thus far in the series

    Clutch Points "The San Antonio Spurs entered the 2019 playoffs as an underdog. The Western Conference’s seventh seed is matched up with the second-seed Denver Nuggets in the first round, a very tough opponent. Very few picked San Antonio to move on. But so far, the Spurs have held their own...." April 19

  • Paul Millsap says they’ll ‘do better on Saturday’ after loss to Spurs

    Clutch Points "Denver Nuggets forward Paul Millsap vowed that they will “do better” in Game 4 of their first-round playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs. Millsap and the Nuggets took a 118-108 loss to the Spurs in Game 3 of the best-of-seven series on Thursday night at the..." April 19

  • Will Barton disappointed by 2nd consecutive 4th-quarter benching

    Clutch Points "Will Barton’s shooting struggles have now plagued him for three straight games and while Denver Nuggets head coach Mike Malone decided not to bench his starter, he made no promises when it comes to fourth quarter minutes. So Barton was benched for a second consecutive game against the San..." April 19

  • Gary Harris says the whole Nuggets team is taking Derrick White’s career game personally

    Clutch Points "The San Antonio Spurs were able to take a 2-1 series lead over the Denver Nuggets thanks to a breakout performance by point guard Derrick White. Nuggets guard Gary Harris indicates that the team may have felt a bit slighted by his outing. The Nuggets simply had no answer for..." April 19

  • Michael Malone says Spurs’ Jakob Poeltl gets away with moving screens all game

    Clutch Points "Denver Nuggets head coach Michael Malone says referees are letting San Antonio Spurs big man Jakob Poeltl get away with setting moving screens. The Spurs blew out the Nuggets in Game 3 to take a 2-1 series lead in their first round series. Malone says the refs allowed the Spurs to..." April 19