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  • NBA announces three rule changes for 2018-19 season

    247 Sports "Some changes will be coming to the NBA for the 2018-19 season.  According to a press release from the league office, the NBA's Board of Governors unanimously voted to pass three rule changes for the 2018-19 season. The tweaks include a change to the shot clock..." September 21

  • Report: Silver memo encourages teams to put more women in leadership roles

    The Score "NBA commissioner Adam Silver sent a memo "strongly" encouraging all 30 teams to increase the number of women in their organizations in general, including in leadership roles, and improve reporting processes for sexual harassment, sources told The Athletic's Shams..." September 21

  • Report: Father of Richard Jefferson killed in drive-by shooting

    Arizona Central "The father of former Arizona Wildcats and NBA standout Richard Jefferson was killed Wednesday in a drive-by shooting in Compton, Calif., TMZ is reporting.  Richard Jefferson Sr., 65, was shot outside a liquor store, TMZ reported.  The younger Jefferson was..." September 21

  • After hip surgery, Isaiah Thomas not 100 percent for start of Denver training camp

    Pro Basketball Talk "Isaiah Thomas didn’t want to have surgery at first — he was coming up on a contract summer and the point guard who was fifth in the MVP voting just two seasons ago wanted to prove he was still the same guy. That he deserved to get paid. But after missing the start of the season..." September 19

  • Nuggets Sign Donald Sloan To Camp Deal

    Real GM Basketball "The Denver Nuggets have agreed to sign Donald Sloan to a camp deal. The Nuggets need depth at point guard with Isaiah Thomas continuing to rehab his hip. " September 19

  • Nuggets Agree To Camp Deal With Xavier Silas

    Hoops Rumors "Guard Xavier Silas has agreed to a training camp contract with the Nuggets, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN tweets. Silas, 30, made a couple of cameo appearances with the Celtics late last season after signing a 10-day contract. The 6’5” shooting guard also played two..." September 17

  • Nuggets’ Paul Millsap says he’s 100 percent recovered from wrist surgery

    Clutch Points "Denver Nuggets forward Paul Millsap missed quite a bit of time last season due to injury. The four-time All-Star suffered a torn tendon in his left wrist back in November on a failed dunk attempt. Now, however, with a bit of rehabilitation and one surgery under his belt, Millsap..." September 17

  • Nuggets should only get better with addition of Thomas

    Yardbarker "Offensive prowess and chemistry could carry the Nuggets to the playoffs, Jordan Hicks of Basketball Insiders declares in his detailed season preview. They finished sixth last season in points per game and fifth in assists and that should only improve with the free agent addition of..." September 15

  • Isaiah Thomas said he'd still rank himself ahead of Steph Curry and Russell Westbrook

    USA Today "Since being traded from the Boston Celtics, an injury-riddled Isaiah Thomas hasn’t been the same player. He struggled in 15 games with the Cleveland Cavaliers before getting traded to the Lakers. Yet, Isaiah Thomas would still rank himself ahead of the NBA’s..." September 11

  • Mark Price to join Nuggets coaching staff

    Yardbarker "Former NBA star Mark Price will join the Nuggets’ coaching staff, according to a post by Adrian Wojnarowski on ESPN Now. Price has held a variety of coaching positions since his playing career ended in 1998. His last job was as a college coach with Charlotte before being..." September 10

  • At least 18 NBA players will play for home country in FIBA World Cup qualifiers this month

    Pro Basketball Talk "We’ve focused mostly on the big names not taking part — Giannis Antetokounmpo, Danilo Gallinari, Marco Belinelli, any notable player for Team USA — in the September qualifying window for FIBA’s World Cup next season. If you..." September 10

  • NBA Rumors: Nuggets GM Arturas Karnisovas Turned Down 76ers Interview

    Bleacher Report "Denver Nuggets general manager Arturas Karnisovas reportedly turned down an opportunity to interview for the same position with the Philadelphia 76ers. Per Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Karnisovas' interview with the Sixers was supposed..." September 06

  • Brad Stevens reveals how difficult it was to trade Isaiah Thomas

    247 Sports "A year ago this week, the Boston Celtics agreed to trade Isaiah Thomas to the Cleveland Cavaliers as part of a multiplayer trade which brought Kyrie Irving to New England in a move that was a tough pill to swallow for more than just the team's fan base. While it goes..." August 30

  • NBA's No. 1 Options Who Would Be Better Off as Sidekicks

    Bleacher Report "In the perfect-world NBA, all player roles fit like skinny jeans and prove ideal vehicles for their abilities. In the actual Association, roster construction and team dynamics often force players into roles that either mask their full range of skills or ask too much of..." August 29

  • The NBA Will Remove Restrictions On What Color Sneakers Players Can Wear Next Season

    Dime Magazine "For quite some time, the NBA has led the way when it comes to player expression and individualism, especially when compared to other major American sports. Players are generally entertaining on social media, fashion before and after games has been a point of popular monitoring, and the..." August 29

  • Alonzo Gee signs with the Brisbane Bullets — sources

    Fox Sports "ALONZO Gee, who spent eight seasons in the NBA, has signed with the Brisbane Bullets, sources told The athletic wing most recently played for Caciques de Humacao, in Puerto Rico, but is known for his career in the NBA, where he played for the likes of the..." August 28

  • Isaiah Thomas Predicts Nuggets Will Make NBA Playoffs This Season

    Bleacher Report "Denver Nuggets point guard Isaiah Thomas predicted Friday the team will end its five-year playoff drought during the 2018-19 NBA season. "It's a long season of 82 games—plus the playoffs, which we will be making this year," Thomas said,..." August 27

  • Hawks, Nets Carrying Most 2018/19 Dead Money

    Hoops Rumors "Nearly two-thirds 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. In some cases, teams are..." August 23

  • Shorter reset of shot clock after offensive rebound among likely NBA rules changes, report says

    CBS Sports "The NBA is expected to pass three different rule changes next month during the Board of Governors meeting, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.  Most notable among the changes, is that after an offensive rebound, the shot clock will only reset to 14, instead of giving the..." August 23

  • Some NBA Owners Want Access To Mental Health Records Of Players

    Real GM Basketball "The public announcements from Kevin Love and DeMar DeRozan on their struggles with mental health have prompted action from Adam Silver and Michele Roberts. The National Basketball Players Association to hire Dr. William Parham as its first director of mental health and..." August 20

  • Marcus Georges-Hunt To Work Out For Nuggets

    Hoops Rumors "Former Timberwolves guard Marcus Georges-Hunt is working out with the Nuggets this week, per Alex Kennedy of HoopsHype. The 6’5” shooting guard became an unrestricted free agent this summer after Minnesota decided not to give him a qualifying offer. He appeared in 42 games..." August 15

  • NBA Insider Shams Charania Leaves Yahoo Sports for The Athletic

    Bleacher Report "One of the biggest names in the basketball world has found a new home. On Tuesday, NBA reporter Shams Charania announced that he will join The Athletic and Stadium: "I am excited to announce I am joining The Athletic and Stadium as the lead Senior..." August 14

  • NBA may play 2019 preseason game in India

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA has been working to make inroads in India — it’s nation far more fixated on Cricket, field hockey, and soccer, but it has a lot of youth playing basketball at schools, and it has the second largest population of any country in the world (nearly 1.4 billion..." August 14

  • Michael Porter Jr. not yet cleared for full activity

    Clutch Points "Denver Nuggets rookie Michael Porter Jr. was once the top prospect in the country. With a massive frame and the ability to get his own shots from off the dribble, he was a cut above the rest. Sadly, an injury slowed his trajectory towards stardom. He needed back surgery, and the..." August 14

  • Michael Porter Jr. hopes to be ready for Nuggets' season opener

    The Score "Michael Porter Jr. is aiming to be recovered from his back operation when the Denver Nuggets open their season on Oct. 17. "I finally feel, like, good," the No. 14 pick in June's draft told ESPN's Chris Forsberg on Sunday. "I..." August 13

  • Michael Porter says he has no beef with Luka Doncic, entire incident an ‘accident’

    Pro Basketball Talk "It looked like we could have a beef starting between two rookies — Luka Doncic and Michael Porter Jr. Two players both with the potential to star in the NBA but both with questions about if they will be able to fulfill that promise. Everything started when Porter liked an..." August 12

  • Michael Porter Jr. says he's pain-free after second back surgery

    ESPN "Denver Nuggets rookie Michael Porter Jr. said he's pain free after a second surgery on his back, and the 14th overall pick in the 2018 draft is hoping to be on the court near the start of the 2018-19 season. Porter told ESPN on Sunday at the NBA's annual rookie photo..." August 12

  • NBA teams with the most nationally televised games in 2018-19

    247 Sports "The NBA schedule for the upcoming 2018-19 season was officially released in full on Friday, and it features 2,460 total games - a whole lot of basketball.  Between ESPN, ABC, TNT, and NBA TV there will be no shortage of games to see on the screen throughout the '18-19..." August 12

  • IT calls Cleveland 'a shithole' on Instagram; issues apology on Twitter

    The Score "Isaiah Thomas isn't afraid to let the world know his true feelings about the city of Cleveland. In a rant on Instagram live, Thomas called Cleveland a "shithole" and said he's not surprised LeBron James left the city for a second time.   " August 11

  • Kawhi Leonard Will Return To San Antonio In January And More Highlights From The 2018-19 NBA Schedule

    Dime Magazine "Earlier this week, the NBA revealed the schedules and television information for its three marquee regular season dates: Opening night (with the entire televised opening week schedule included), Christmas Day, and Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Fast forward to Friday afternoon and the league..." August 10

  • Michael Porter Jr under fire for alleged Luka Doncic shade

    Larry Brown Sports "If you think that the rookie-on-rookie feud between Donovan Mitchell and Ben Simmons was so last year, Michael Porter Jr appears to have you covered. The Denver Nuggets forward caused a bit of a ruckus this week by allegedly liking a comment on Instagram calling fellow rookie Luka..." August 10

  • Best Free Agents Still Available That Teams Need to Pounce On

    Bleacher Report "Believe it or not, NBA free agency isn't over yet. The marquee players have already gone about their business, but some noteworthy names remain on the market. None of them have the leverage necessary to broker huge deals, which is part of their charm. They pack a..." August 09

  • Nuggets To Sign DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell To Two-Way Deal

    Real GM Basketball "The Denver Nuggets will sign DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell to a two-way contract. Akoon-Purcell went undrafted in 2016 out of Illinois State and has since played in Denmark for the Bakken Bears. " August 07

  • How much does scorekeeper bias affect NBA box scores?

    The Score "Statistics are meant to be objective. But it's always worth remembering how they're recorded: by an employee of an NBA team. Each NBA team employs a scorekeeping crew, whose job is to watch each game in real time and instantly categorize and credit every play in an official..." August 07

  • A 2016 salary cap spike helped the Warriors and hurt the NBA. Worse, nobody saw that coming.

    Washington Post "A month into the NBA’s annual free agency period, many available players have had to scrounge for whatever they can get or opt into existing deals. After teams’ wild spending in 2016, there simply isn’t enough money to go around. A decision made in 2015 by the..." August 07

  • Emanuel Terry Signs With Nuggets

    Hoops Rumors "The Nuggets have signed forward Emanuel Terry, according to the transactions log. The contract is believed to be a training camp deal. Terry made a good impression during summer league action with Denver, posting averages of 7.4 PPG and 5.0 RPG while shooting 61% from the..." August 06

  • Nuggets, Thunder Hold Largest Trade Exceptions

    Hoops Rumors "Within the last month and a half, several of the most sizable traded player exceptions from around the NBA have expired. The Clippers‘ $7MM+ exception from last year’s Chris Paul deal expired in June, a pair of big Raptors TPEs went unused a couple weeks later, and the Trail Blazers..." August 06

  • Isaiah commends Kawhi for sitting out: 'He learned from my story'

    The Score "If Isaiah Thomas could turn back the hands of time, he wouldn't have pushed himself and his ailing hip during the Boston Celtics' 2016-17 postseason run and ultimately cost himself a massive payday this summer. Watching the Kawhi Leonard saga unfold in San Antonio last season,..." August 03

  • Isaiah Thomas does not think Lonzo Ball’s shot can be fixed

    Larry Brown Sports "Much ado has been made about Lonzo Ball’s unorthodox jumper, and now one of his former teammates says he does not think the shot can be fixed. Isaiah Thomas joined “Tiki and Tierney” on CBS Sports Radio and CBS Sports Network Thursday. Thomas discussed many subjects,..." August 02

  • Michael Porter Jr. Played Fans in NBA 2K for Money, Rare Sneakers

    Bleacher Report "It may seem premature that Denver Nuggets rookie Michael Porter Jr. already compared himself to Kevin Durant, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Tracy McGrady, but if his recent NBA 2K18 performance was any indication, he backs up his talk. The Missouri product issued a challenge for fans to..." August 02

  • Nuggets rookie Michael Porter Jr. surprises mom with new car in emotional Instagram video

    CBS Sports "Michael Porter Jr. has had himself quite an eventful summer. The former Missouri star was selected by the Denver Nuggets with the 14th pick of the NBA Draft in June -- a spot he slid to due to ongoing back issues. Less than a month later, he underwent his second back..." August 01

  • Isaiah Thomas 'I'll Prove I'm Healthy ... And Take Denver to Playoffs!'

    TMZ "Isaiah Thomas tells TMZ Sports ... he's fired up to show the NBA he's healed up and back to the superstar he was -- and wants to prove in 2018 that he's worthy of a max contract. Remember, the 2-time All-Star just signed a veteran's minimum, 1-year, $2 million contract..." July 26

  • Report: Mavs, veteran Devin Harris in talks on 1-year deal

    The Score "The Dallas Mavericks are hoping to finalize a new one-year contract with veteran point guard Devin Harris within the next day, sources tell Yahoo Sports' Shams Charania. The 35-year-old has played for Dallas in parts of nine seasons since being drafted No...." July 26

  • Isaiah Thomas Says He Deserved a Max Deal Prior to Hip Injury

    SLAM Online "Prior to injuring his hip, Isaiah Thomas is convinced he’d done enough with the Boston Celtics to earn a max-level contract. Instead, the 29-year-old is now a backup point guard for the Denver Nuggets on a minimum deal. IT concedes that he came back too soon..." July 24

  • How Teams Are Using 2018/19 Mid-Level Exceptions

    Hoops Rumors "In addition to receiving nearly $102MM in cap room and being allowed to surpass that threshold in order to sign players using Bird Rights or the minimum salary exception, each NBA team also receives a mid-level exception. The value of this exception varies depending on a..." July 23

  • Isaiah Thomas: 'I've Been F'd over so Many Times' and 'Literally Couldn't Play'

    Bleacher Report "New Denver Nuggets point guard Isaiah Thomas said his decision to remain active for the Boston Celtics during the 2017 NBA playoffs until he "literally couldn't play anymore" prevented him from showcasing his worth before becoming a free agent this..." July 23

  • Isaiah Thomas Reached Out To Danny Ainge About Signing With Celtics

    Real GM Basketball "Isaiah Thomas reached out to Danny Ainge about signing with the Boston Celtics before he reached his agreement with the Denver Nuggets. Thomas and Ainge talked about about 15 minutes. "If the opportunity is there, I would just like to let you know that I'd love to..." July 23

  • Devin Harris To Return To Mavericks?

    Hoops Rumors "According to Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News, the Mavericks are looking towards veteran free agent guard Devin Harris as a replacement signee for Yogi Ferrell, who reneged on a deal with Dallas to sign a more lucrative contract in..." July 23

  • 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