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Nuggets guard Emmanuel Mudiay to compete in second-ever NBA game in Africa

Nuggets point guard Emmanuel Mudiay will participate in the NBA’s second game in Africa later this summer, the league announced Thursday. Mudiay, who was born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, will play for Team Africa during the game on Aug. 5 at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg, South Africa. “Returning to Africa to play in the second NBA game on the continent is a...
Via The Denver Post
2 hours ago

Nuggets Offseason 4-on-4: Jameer Nelson

  Once Emmanuel Mudiay went down with a back injury in late-January, Jameer Nelson ascended to the Nuggets’ starting point guard spot and never relinquished that role. As a starter, Nelson averaged 10.8 points and six assists per contest while shooting 41.5 percent from the three-point line with a usage percentage of just 15.1 percent. Nelson molded himself into the ideal offensive...
Via BSN Denver
6 hours ago

Summer can be a growth season again for Juancho Hernangomez

When Nuggets head coach Michael Malone assigned Juancho Hernangomez to the D-league this season it was for one simple reason: To play more basketball. Well, that’s exactly what he’ll be doing all summer long. Hernangomez told HoopsHype.com that he’ll be playing in Summer League with the Nuggets come July. “Yeah, I think I’m going to play summer league,” Hernangomez said...
Via Mile High Sports
8 hours ago

Nuggets’ Juancho Hernangomez says he’ll play at Summer League

  In an interview with HoopsHype.com, Nuggets’ swingman Juancho Hernangomez said that he’ll play at Summer League with the Nuggets in July. Do you plan on playing summer league with Denver? JH: Yeah, I think I’m going to play summer league. I like to compete. They asked me if I was down for it and I really would like to go and play a couple of games, be around the team and...
Via BSN Denver
21 hours ago

Nuggets Offseason 4-on-4: Danilo Gallinari

  Danilo Gallinari was the Nuggets’ franchise player for the past four or so seasons but the emergence of Nikola Jokic during the 2016-17 campaign forced the impending free agent into the passenger’s seat. Early in the season, there seemed to be some pull between the two offensive identities of Gallinari and Jokic but once Gallinari bought into what Denver was trying to do and...
Via BSN Denver
1 day ago

Eric Garcia’s basketball career has come ‘full circle’ with Nuggets workout

The Denver Nuggets hosted their second round of pre-draft workouts Tuesday morning, which included a wide variety of players with a number of different sizes, skill sets, and outlooks. Participants included University of Colorado products Xavier Johnson and Wesley Gordon as well as Kentucky center Isaac Humphries. Gonzaga’s Johnathan Williams and Campbell’s Chris Clemmons rounded...
Via Mile High Sports
2 days ago

Former Grandview star Eric Garcia, a lifelong Nuggets fan, calls workout with team “a dream come true”

Eric Garcia still vividly remembers attending his first Nuggets game. The Aurora native was still in elementary school and he took his duty as a fan seriously. “(John) Stockton and (Karl) Malone were in town and I was actually booing Karl Malone at the free-throw line,” said Garcia, a standout guard at Grandview High School and then Wofford, the college from which he was graduated...
Via The Denver Post
2 days ago

Lunch Special: Nuggets live chat with Nick Kosmider

The Denver Post’s Nuggets beat writer Nick Kosmider answers questions from readers about the Denver Nuggets, beginning at noon. Mobile users, if you don’t see the live chat, tap here.
Via The Denver Post
2 days ago

What does the future hold for the Denver Nuggets?

After another season below the playoff cut-line, the Denver Nuggets find themselves in an all to familiar situation entering the offseason. The Nuggets haven’t seen playoff basketball since the 2012-2013 season in which they failed to make it out of the first round. In fact, the Nuggets haven’t made it out of the first round of the playoffs since Carmelo Anthony led them to the...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The case for Nikola Jokic as the NBA’s Most Improved Player

Nuggets super sophomore Nikola Jokic is a finalist for the NBA’s Most Improved Player Award, which is a very nice accomplishment for the big man, yet it’s also a sign that the league really just wasn’t paying much attention to Jokic and the Nuggets during his rookie season. Folks in Denver have known Jokic is the real deal for some time now. But to understand just how much...
Via Mile High Sports
5 days ago

Denver Nuggets: 2017 NBA Draft Lottery results

Via FOX Sports
8 days ago

Danilo Gallinari says he wants to re-sign with Nuggets

Danilo Gallinari is hoping to come to roost in Denver once again this summer.In a recent interview with BlitzTV, Gallinari said that he would very much like to re-sign with the Nuggets this offseason.“The relationship between me, the city and the organization is great,” said the Italian forward, per Sportando. “This is the reason why I would love to reach an agreement to remain...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban says Adam Silver wouldn’t honor Tony Romo’s Mavs contract

Tony Romo had a good time warming up with the Dallas Mavericks before Tuesday’s game against the Denver Nuggets, but Mavs owner Mark Cuban wanted Romo to play in the actual game. NBA commissioner Adam Silver nixed the idea. From ESPN: When he approached NBA commissioner Adam Silver with the idea, Cuban said, “I told him what I was going to do and said, ‘Fine me if you don...
Via The Comeback
April 12, 2017  |  Discuss

Nuggets official blasts Mavs over Tony Romo suiting up

Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will be in uniform and participate in pre-game activities as the Dallas Mavericks close up their season Tuesday night.It’s the Mavericks’ way of paying homage to one of the most popular sports figures in Dallas after Romo himself “retired” from the NFL earlier in the month.While it does seem to be a tremendous show of respect, there...
Via Sportsnaut
April 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Jusuf Nurkic speaks out on losing starting job to Nikola Jokic in Denver

Less than two months after being traded by the Nuggets, Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic is opening up about the end of his Denver days.In an interview with NBA.com’s David Aldridge that ran on Monday, Nurkic spoke on a variety of topics, including losing his starting job to Nikola Jokic.“Like I say, I’m totally fine,” said Nurkic. “The coach have decision, and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook knocks Nuggets out of playoff contention with buzzer-beater

Russell Westbrook wanted to make sure nobody slighted him in the MVP race, so he came out on Sunday and went for another 50-point triple-double, capping it off with a 3-pointer from deep at the buzzer to beat the Denver Nuggets.The Thunder were down 105-103 in Denver with 2.9 seconds left. Westbrook got the ball well beyond the 3-point line and shot it as time was about to expire...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 09, 2017  |  Discuss

NBA admits officiating mistake in Nuggets/Pelicans game, may have playoff implications

In their quest for the eighth and final NBA playoff spot, the Denver Nuggets benefited from a bad call. In fact, in the latest “Last two minute report,” the NBA admitted the key mistake.Late in the game against the New Orleans Pelicans, the Nuggets were nursing a two-point lead. New Orleans’ Solomon Hill knocked the ball away from Danilo Galinari as Denver’s guard was bringing...
Via Sportsnaut
April 06, 2017  |  Discuss

Troy Williams ruined Mason Plumlee’s life with this ridiculous putback dunk

Even the Denver Nuggets’ bench couldn’t contain their reaction at this one.Troy Williams, playing in just his second game with the Rockets, went airborne off a James Harden miss during the third quarter of Wednesday’s game against Denver and dunked the ball right on Mason Plumlee’s frickin’ head. Holy moly.I don’t know what’s better: the dunk or Nene’s reaction.Now...
Via The Comeback
April 06, 2017  |  Discuss

Kristaps Porzingis vs. Nikola Jokic: A comparison

As the New York Knicks (28-47) and the Denver Nuggets (35-39) sit outside the NBA playoff picture in their respective conferences, they look to the future. Lo, there are bright spots for each franchise in their franchise cornerstone big men: the Knicks’ Kristaps “Man of a Thousand Nicknames” Porzingis from Latvia and the Nuggets’ Nikola “The Joker” Jokic from Serbia....
Via The Sports Quotient
March 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Fan wears burned LeBron James jersey to Cavs-Nuggets game

An NBA fan who perhaps once harbored a grudge over LeBron James’ desertion from the Cleveland Cavaliers curiously wore a partially burned James jersey at Wednesday's game.The fan received some air time on the Jumbotron during the Cavs’ visit to Pepsi Center Wednesday night for a showdown with the Denver Nuggets.What made the fan’s choice of attire so perplexing, though, was...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 23, 2017  |  Discuss
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