NUGGETS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Report: Nuggets “open” to trading Will Barton ahead of deadline

  It’s been reported that Wilson Chandler and Danilo Gallinari can be had at Thursday’s trade deadline if the Nuggets receive a package that they think improves their situation as it currently stands right now. Besides Chandler and Gallinari, Adrian Wojnarowski said Wednesday on The Vertical’s Facebook Live show that the Nuggets are open to dealing Will Barton as well....
Via BSN Denver
11 hours ago

Emmanuel Mudiay benched for Jameer Nelson

When the Denver Nuggets drafted Emmanuel Mudiay No. 7 overall in the 2015 draft, seeing him benched in favor of Jameer Nelson in Year 2 is not what they had in mind for his development. But that is what has transpired.Michael Malone said after Nuggets practice on Wednesday that Nelson will be the team’s point guard when the team plays its first game after the All-Star break....
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

BSN Nuggets Podcast: Trade deadline extravaganza

  Harrison Wind and T.J. McBride preview the NBA trade deadline by going through the best possible outcomes for the Nuggets Thursday. What should the Nuggets give up if Jimmy Butler and Paul George are available to be had and what moves we see Denver making by Thursday afternoon. Also, the guys discuss Wednesday’s practice where Michael Malone named Jameer Nelson the starter...
Via BSN Denver
14 hours ago

Nuggets trying to stay relaxed on eve of NBA trade deadline

Michael Malone believes one of his roles as an NBA coach near the trade deadline is to keep the mood light and help players relax. He also admitted Wednesday that walking into his team’s practice with general manager Tim Connelly, roughly 24 hours before the deadline, may not have been the best way to achieve that objective. “Everybody was looking over like they were waiting...
Via The Denver Post
17 hours ago

Emmanuel Mudiay nears full health but won’t return to Nuggets’ starting lineup, for now

  DENVER — After missing the Nuggets’ last six games with a lower back injury, point guard Emmanuel Mudiay will likely return to the Nuggets’ rotation Thursday in Sacramento, but won’t take his presumed place in the starting lineup. Michael Malone will stick with Jameer Nelson as Denver’s starting point guard, a spot the veteran has occupied in the Nuggets’ rotation...
Via BSN Denver
18 hours ago

Nuggets have shown they can score with anybody. Can they improve enough defensively to make playoffs?

Jamal Murray carries himself with the confidence of a player who doesn’t believe there is a shot he can’t make. So when the rookie Nuggets guard, after Tuesday’s team practice, fired a ball off a horizontal pillar near the roof of a practice court at the Pepsi Center and watched it bounce of the floor, narrowly missing the rim behind him, Murray quickly calibrated his next...
Via The Denver Post
18 hours ago

Nuggets are not going to mortgage the future for the eighth seed

The NBA’s trade deadline is rapidly approaching, and with that, the Denver Nuggets will have some decisions to make about the state of the franchise. To date, the Nuggets have only made one major trade during the NBA’s trade frenzy, shipping Jusuf Nurkic to Portland in exchange for Mason Plumlee. Other than this move, it’s been all quiet on the trade front for Denver. Prior...
Via Mile High Sports
18 hours ago

Anthony Davis rebuffs DeMarcus Cousins on playing for Kings: ‘I wasn’t going to Sacramento’

Plenty of things seemed odd about the Sacramento Kings decision to trade DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans. One of them is that the Kings sit a game ahead of the Pelicans in the Western Conference playoff race. Why were they selling to a team below them in the standings? Why didn’t the Kings try to team Cousins up with a fellow University of Kentucky star, Anthony Davis...
Via Sportsnaut
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nick Kosmider is new Nuggets beat reporter for The Denver Post

Nick Kosmider is the The Denver Post’s new Nuggets beat reporter, taking over for Christopher Dempsey, who resigned to take a position with Altitude. Kosmider, who began working at the Post in 2013, joins the Nuggets beat after covering the Colorado Rockies last season and this past fall chronicling the rise of the Colorado Buffaloes football team. Before covering the Rockies,...
Via The Denver Post
21 hours ago

Michael Malone’s Nuggets are ready for the challenges ahead

The Denver Nuggets are currently the lone holders of the NBA’s Western Conference’s eighth and final playoff seed. With 26 games to go, the Nuggets are looking to end their three-year playoff drought; however, if they want to do so, they will have to overcome the many obstacles and challenges that still remain in the regular season. This is head coach Michael Malone’s first...
Via Mile High Sports
23 hours ago

MORNING MINUTE: Nuggets face questions as trade deadline looms

With the NBA trade deadline one day away, the Nuggets have yet to pull the trigger on another deal after trading Jusuf Nurkic for Mason Plumlee. Nate Lundy and Shawn Drotar of 5280 Sports Network take the time this morning to try and answer the questions the Nuggets and their fans probably have today. Will trade offers they get for players like Gallo or Wilson Chandler really be...
Via Mile High Sports
1 day ago

Nikola Jokic on facing Team USA in Rising Stars Challenge: ‘We’re gonna kick their a–’

Denver Nuggets big man Nikola Jokic is playing with some serious swagger right now, and that’s apparently extending into All-Star Weekend.In an interview with NBA TV on Friday, Jokic, who will be representing Team World in the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge, was asked if he had any predictions about facing Team USA in the competition. The 21-year-old replied simply, “Yeah...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ricky Rubio let Andrew Wiggins shoot technical FT to get to 40 points

Ricky Rubio continues to prove himself to be quite the swell guy.After the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Denver Nuggets by the final of 112-99 on Wednesday, Andrew Wiggins revealed that Rubio let him take a technical free throw late in the fourth quarter in order to get to 40 points, per Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune. Rubio leads the team with an 87.2 free throw percentage...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Second-year NBA stars who can salvage the season

Anyone who follows sports knows all about the sophomore slump, but not all second-year players take a step fact. In fact, year two is often a stepping stone toward NBA stardom.Welcome back to the Yardbarker roundtable, where we look at some of last season's rookies to see how they're doing in their sophomore campaigns. So:Which second-year players will stand out in the second half...
Via Yardbarker
6 days ago  |  Discuss

High-flying Wiggins, Wolves light up scoreboard in Denver

DENVER -- Andrew Wiggins scored 40 points and Karl-Anthony Towns added 24 points and 18 rebounds in the Minnesota Timberwolves' 112-99 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night. Wiggins' second 40-plus game in 24 hours helped the Timberwolves split the season series with the Nuggets, whom they're chasing for the eighth playoff spot in the West. Before tip-off, Timberwolves...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Wiggins' 40 points leads T-Wolves over Nuggets 112-99

DENVER (AP) Andrew Wiggins scored 40 points and Karl-Anthony Towns added 24 points and 18 rebounds in the Minnesota Timberwolves' 112-99 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night. Wiggins' second 40-plus game in 24 hours helped the Timberwolves split the season series with the Nuggets, whom they're chasing for the eighth playoff spot in the West. Before tip-off, Timberwolves...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets slap Emmanuel Mudiay on the trade block

Emmanuel Mudiay’s time with the Denver Nuggets might be close to an end. Mudiay, the No. 7 pick in the 2015 NBA draft, has had a rocky start to his career and the Nuggets keep hanging around a playoff slot in the Western Conference. According to Clevis Murray of Sir Charles in Charge, Mudiay’s name has come up on the trade market: This isn’t the most surprising development...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 2/14: Love and reconciliation

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the Yardbarker Box Score, what we're reading while hoping each and every one of you reading this has a happy Valentine's Day. Happy birthday to Mickey Wright, Jim Kelly, Gheorghe Muresan, Steve McNair and Brandon Sutter. On this date in 2010, Alexandre Bilodeau...
Via Yardbarker
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Heat, Raptors ‘have expressed interest’ in Serge Ibaka

The Serge Ibaka trade rumors aren’t going away, folks. If anything, they’re only going to continue heating up until the February 23 trade deadline.The latest news on this front comes to us by way of ESPN’s Marc Stein, who reports there are two Eastern Conference teams looking at potentially landing Ibaka in a trade before the deadline.“Sources say that Toronto and Miami are...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Knicks' fans chant ‘Charles Oakley!’ and ‘Fire Dolan!’ at MSG

New York Knicks owner James Dolan appeared on the radio Friday — with a binder of prepared notes — and said that Charles Oakley is currently banned from Madison Square Garden following Wednesday night’s events.Knicks fans were taking Oakley’s side before Dolan’s weird interview, and were only taking Oakley’s side more after the weird interview.So, it’s no surprise that...
Via The Comeback
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Vlade Divac: ‘We’re not trading DeMarcus’ Cousins

Sick and tired of the constant trade rumors surrounding DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento Kings general manager Vlade Divac put them to bed once and for all. According to Marc Stein of ESPN, Divac recently met with Cousins and his representatives to “assure them” he’s not going anywhere as the February 23 trade deadline nears.Divac not only assured them he’s not trying to move...
Via Sportsnaut
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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