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  • Nuggets coach Michael Malone on Jamal Murray’s shooting: “He’s thinking too much”

    Denver Post "Jamal Murray has never lacked for confidence. Whether it’s drawing his trademark arrow in the midst of his 48-point outburst against Boston two weeks ago or working through a shooting slump, the 21-year-old doesn’t lose his swagger. But since plowing through..." November 20

  • Nuggets add WNBA legend Sue Bird to front office

    Clutch Points "The Denver Nuggets are looking like one of the year’s dark-horse contenders. They are currently 10-5 and ranked third in the Western Conference standings. They have a quality young core in Nikola Jokic, Gary Harris and Jamal Murray with a capable..." November 16

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver previews technological advances coming to help fans enjoy games

    CBS Sports "The NBA is one of the most popular sports leagues in the world, but even with the talent and interest in the league at an all-time high, it's always looking at ways to improve the experience. Especially for fans. One way that could be possible is through the use of augmented and virtual..." November 15

  • There will be no swan song for Carmelo Anthony and the Denver Nuggets

    Denver Stiffs "Joe Dumars. He was the real MVP. If Dumars hadn’t fallen in love with the hype surrounding what basically amounted to a single workout for European prospect Darko Milicic then there’s a good chance Carmelo Anthonynever becomes a Nugget. The Nuggets would..." November 13

  • Nuggets’ Will Barton stays close with teammates during rehab: “I’m still in the fight”

    Denver Post "Will Barton, the heart and soul of the Nuggets, had as much fun as anyone amid Jamal Murray’s 48-point explosion on Monday night against Boston. Watching dutifully from the sidelines, Murray’s career-night served as both a momentary distraction from the grind of his rehab..." November 10

  • Jamal Murray Gets 48-Point Ball Back After Kyrie Irving Threw It Away

    Complex "A heated moment on the court led to a sweet story for one Denver Nuggets fan. During Monday's game against the Celtics, Kyrie Irving chucked the game ball in the stands after Nuggets guard Jamal Murray put up 48 points on his squad. Irving took offense at Murray's..." November 10

  • Nikola Jokic fined for postgame comments "Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic has been fined $25,000 for using derogatory and offensive language, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations. Jokic made his comments to the media during a postgame interview following the..." November 08

  • Are the Denver Nuggets a Legit Threat to Warriors in Western Conference?

    Bleacher Report "Amid clutter and chaos in the Western Conference, high above unexpectedly slow starts from a few presumed powers, there stands an unlikely source of stable dominance: the Denver Nuggets. Oh, the Golden State Warriors are there, too. They're always there. Their reign over the West..." November 08

  • FAs Signed Now Can’t Be Traded Before Deadline

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s Collective Bargaining Agreement prevents a team from signing a player and then turning around and trading him shortly thereafter. If a club signs a free agent, without having reached an agreement on a sign-and-trade deal, then that club isn’t permitted to trade that player..." November 08

  • NBA To Televise 2019 All-Star Draft

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA and the players’ union have reached an agreement to televise the draft for this season’s All-Star Game, according to a report from Marc Stein and Kevin Draper of The New York Times. Sources tell Stein and Draper that a date for that draft has yet to be scheduled, but..." November 07

  • Murray meant 'no disrespect' with late shot attempt

    The Score "It was evident Jamal Murray was gunning for 50 points in the Denver Nuggets' 115-107 win over the visiting Boston Celtics. With his point total already pushed to a career-high 48, Murray took a pair of shots with fewer than 18 seconds left in a game that was essentially over - the sort of..." November 06

  • Kyrie Irving briefly heated over Jamal Murray's shot at buzzer for 50

    ESPN "Jamal Murray scored a career-high 48 points Monday night, but it was Kyrie Irving's reaction to Murray's decision to shoot a 3-pointer as time expired -- and with the outcome already well in hand -- that turned out to be the night's most memorable moment. Irving..." November 06

  • Brad Stevens Opens Up About Celtics’ Decision To Trade Isaiah Thomas

    NESN "Monday’s matchup between the Boston Celtics and Denver Nuggets isn’t just a game between two of the NBA’s top teams, it’s also a chance for the C’s to see old friend Isaiah Thomas. Although Thomas won’t be playing as he continues to recover from hip..." November 06

  • Nuggets Decline Option On Tyler Lydon

    Hoops Rumors "The Nuggets won’t pick up the third-year option on power forward Tyler Lydon, tweetsMike Singer of The Denver Post. The 24th pick in the 2017 draft, Lydon was acquired from the Jazz as part of the return for Donovan Mitchell, who finished second in last..." November 01

  • How NBA sparked the American sports gambling gold rush

    ESPN "On a Saturday afternoon in October, the race and sportsbook at the Borgata Hotel Casino is packed with horse racing enthusiasts cheering on the ponies. No one is paying attention to what's hanging on the wall, but it's a big deal, a sign of a monumental shift in the American..." November 01

  • Nuggets Exercise Options On Murray, Hernangomez, Beasley

    Hoops Rumors "The Nuggets have officially exercised their 2019/20 team options on Jamal Murray, Juan Hernangomez, and Malik Beasley, the team confirmed today (via Twitter). Michael Scotto of The Athletic had reported on Monday that Beasley’s option would be picked up,..." October 30

  • '107 is the new 100.' How scoring trends in the NBA are setting a new bar for what a good defense is.

    Los Angeles Times "Washington coach Scott Brooks stood outside the visiting locker room at Staples Center on Monday night, a tinge of defeatism in his voice — and this was before his team allowed the Clippers to score 136 points. The scoring this season is completely rewriting the rules of what a..." October 30

  • Report: NBA to Push Back Opening Night 1 Week for 2019-2020 Season

    Bleacher Report "The 2019-20 NBA season will tip off Oct. 22, 2019, The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor reported Monday. By comparison, the 2018-19 campaign began Oct. 16, when the Boston Celtics hosted the Philadelphia 76ers and the Oklahoma City Thunder hit the road against the..." October 30

  • Nuggets To Pick Up Malik Beasley’s Option

    Hoops Rumors "The Nuggets will exercise their 2019/20 team option on Malik Beasley in advance of Wednesday’s deadline, reports Michael Scotto of The Athletic (Twitter link). It’s a fourth-year option for Beasley, who was the 19th overall pick in the 2016 draft. By picking it up, Denver..." October 29

  • Nuggets big man Nikola Jokic says Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal can't guard him

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  • NBA Execs Looking Ahead To 2019 Free Agency

    Hoops Rumors "Front office executives around the NBA, even on probable playoff teams, are already looking ahead to 2019’s free agent period, according to Brian Windhorst of, who notes that next summer’s group of star free-agents-to-be is generating plenty of early..." October 24

  • The Blockbuster NBA Trades We Want to See This Season

    Bleacher Report "The NBA season is underway. Teams are fighting for initial positioning, stars are asserting themselves as celestial presences and youngsters are trying to carve out larger roles in their rotations. The entertainment level is off the charts. We still want..." October 23

  • Report: Nuggets' Barton to undergo surgery, out 5-6 weeks

    The Score "Denver Nuggets forward Will Barton will undergo a procedure Tuesday after suffering an adductor strain in Saturday's win over the Phoenix Suns and is expected to miss five-to-six weeks, a source told ESPN's Marc J. Spears. Barton felt something pop during a layup attempt in..." October 22

  • MRI shows Will Barton has right groin strain, core strain, timetable unclear

    Denver Stiffs "According to Shams Charania of the Athletic and Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, Will Barton’s MRI results yielded a right groin strain and a core strain. The timeline is still unknown, but this is good news for Barton and the Nuggets. A strain is infinitely better than a..." October 22

  • MRI scheduled for Nuggets guard Will Barton

    ESPN "Denver Nuggets shooting guard Will Barton suffered a right hip injury in Saturday night's 119-91 win against the Phoenix Suns. Barton scored on a reverse layup with just under nine minutes left in the third quarter and immediately went down to the court, holding his groin area. He..." October 21

  • Nuggets Announce Contract Extension For Coach Michael Malone

    CBS Denver "The Denver Nuggets have announced that they have agreed to a contract extension with their head coach. Michael Malone has coached the Nuggets since 2015. " October 17

  • Nuggets Waive Donald Sloan, Xavier Silas

    Hoops Rumors "The Nuggets have waived guard Donald Sloan, Hoops Rumors’ JD Shaw tweets. The move reduces Denver’s camp roster to 18 players. It waived forward Emanuel Terry earlier this week. Sloan, 30, has played more than 200 regular season games over the course of his..." October 13

  • Nuggets Waive Forward Emanuel Terry

    Hoops Rumors "The Nuggets have waived forward Emanuel Terry, according to’s transactions log. Terry signed a training camp deal in early August. With 15 players on guaranteed contracts in Denver, he had little hope of making the team’s opening night..." October 09

  • Jamal Murray voted most likely to break out in 2018-19

    247 Sports "According to NBA General Managers, Denver Nuggets third-year guard Jamal Murray is poised to take a major step forward this season. In the 17th annual GM Survey conducted by, Murray was voted most likely to have a breakout season in 2018-19 with 20 percent of..." October 04

  • Report: NBA won't allow Kanye's Yeezy court shoe with reflective panel

    The Score "Adidas' Yeezy basketball shoes will hit the hardwood at some point this season - just not with one design shown in a recent post by creator Kanye West. An industry source told ESPN's Nick DePaula that the sneakers wouldn't be approved as currently presented,..." October 02

  • Denver coach Mike Malone said he did not feel his job is in danger last season

    Pro Basketball Talk "Nuggets’ coach Mike Malone was on our list of three coaches on the hot seat this season. Although his mention on that list came with a caveat — if Denver got off to a slow start, if they seemed like a team not bound for the playoffs again, his hold on his job would..." September 30

  • Fans can purchase 4th quarter of NBA games on League Pass

    ESPN "Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print The NBA announced on Thursday that fans can, for the first time, purchase a portion of an in-progress game to watch. Fans will be able to purchase the remainder of any..." September 27

  • Road to recovery still winds for new Nuggets Isaiah Thomas, Michael Porter Jr.

    Denver Post "Isaiah Thomas, Michael Porter Jr. and Jarred Vanderbilt should all be healthy enough to play for the Nuggets this season, but no one is ready to say when that will be. Nuggets president of basketball operations Tim Connelly said Monday that the trio of Denver newcomers is..." September 25

  • Nuggets young core of Harris, Murray, Jokic are “untouchable” in trade talks

    Mile High Sports "There has been much discussion about the Jimmy Butler sweepstakes and how the Denver Nuggets could potentially fit into the equation. Yet, the Nuggets have not been reported to have interest in trading for the All-NBA forward. The reason seems to be because they will not part with any piece of..." September 24

  • New lottery rules change tanking incentives, starting this season

    Pro Basketball Talk "To paraphrase Jerry Tarkanian, the NBA is so mad at the 76ers, it’ll keep the Hawks losing another couple years. The NBA finally enacted lottery reform that will take effect this season. The measures appeared designed to curb Sam Hinkie’s ambitious..." September 23

  • 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