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Dwight Howard, image & Houston's title chances

It's hard to talk about the Houston Rockets without coming back to how you feel about Dwight Howard. Howard has gone from franchise centerpiece with the Orlando Magic to second banana in Houston, yet so much of the conversation about the Rockets revolves around the public perception of their star center. I would say he's polarizing except no one really seems to like him anymore....
Via RealGM - NBA
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mike Malone instilling much needed discipline to the Denver Nuggets

Often there isn’t much to takeaway from a preseason game. Sure, the Nuggets took down a good Bulls team but how much effort did Fred Hoiberg’s team exert on Thursday night preseason game in Boulder? That said, there was one moment in last night’s 112-94 victory that should excite Nuggets fans. Andrew Feinstein of Denver Stiffs joined the Nosebleed Section last night and detailed...
Via Mile High Sports
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tempering Expectations: Denver Nuggets 2015-16 Season Preview

Denver enters the 2015-16 season without lofty expectations for a playoff berth. Key additions Emmanuel Mudiay Nikola Jokic Head coach Mike Malone Key losses Ty Lawson 2015-16 Outlook Kenneth Faried is locked in long-term, and the Nuggets recently re-signed veterans Danilo Gallinari and Wilson Chandler on team-friendly deals. In the backcourt they’ve replaced Lawson, the speedy...
Via The Lottery Mafia
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Can Nuggets coach Michael Malone get the best out of Kenneth Faried?

The Denver Nuggets have started a new era with head coach Mike Malone taking over, and with Emmanuel Mudiay starting at point guard. But even if the foundation of the team has changed, there are mainstays like Kenneth Faried who are still young enough to be a significant part of the future.One of Malone's primary objectives will be getting Faried to reach the next level. Every offseason...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jameer Nelson is the right guy at the right time for the Denver Nuggets

There are many what-ifs when it comes to professional sports. In the 2004 NBA Draft the Denver Nuggets selected point guard Jameer Nelson out of Saint Joseph’s, but promptly traded him to the Orlando Magic. The Nuggets already had a point guard duo of Andre Miller and Earl Boykins, and had no use for Nelson at that time. We’ll never know what Nelson’s career path would have...
Via Mile High Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets' short-term issues have long-term solutions

Here are a few random observations from the first NBA game at American Airlines Center in almost six months after a tumultuous offseason. The energy in the arena was non-existent and the Mavericks and the Nuggets had nothing to play for, but it was still fun to watch NBA basketball in person. The one thing TV cameras don't capture very well is the length and breadth of the floor...
Via RealGM - NBA
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nate Timmons joins the BSN Denver Sports Desk

  Nate Timmons of joined the BSN Denver Sports Desk this morning to discuss the Nuggets first preseason win, the injury to Jusuf Nurkic and how camp has gone thus far. Here’s your audio!
Via BSN Denver
2 days ago  |  Discuss

100 Best NBA Players- Denver Nuggets

(March 10, 2015 – Source: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images North America) By Christopher Kline: Senior Writer at Hoopstuff… With the season rapidly approaching, I’ve compiled a list of the NBA’s top 100 players. The following is a breakdown of where members of the Denver Nuggets fall on that list: SF Danilo Gallinari (Rank: 74th) The vast majority of NBA fans wouldn’t hesitate...
Via HoopStuff
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Kroenke says Nuggets spent offseason remedying divide between players and coaching staff

Nuggets president and governor Josh Kroenke joined Afternoon Drive with Eric Goodman and Zach Fogg for a candid conversation about Denver’s disastrous 2014-15 campaign and the team’s future. Last year the Nuggets were a laughingstock around the league. Denver couldn’t do anything right last season, on or off the court. Things got so bad the front office was forced to fire...
Via Mile High Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Emmanuel Mudiay is the future for the Denver Nuggets

Emmanuel Mudiay was the No. 7 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. Most thought he would be drafted in the top five. However, Mudiay slipped and was drafted by the Denver Nuggets. Mudiay is an interesting prospect due to to his backstory. He played his high school basketball here in the United States before heading to China for a year due to NCAA ineligibility issues. Now, Mudiay...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets void at backup center could be problematic to start season

  Over five months ago in BSN’s Denver Nuggets offseason to-do list series we argued the importance of signing an additional rim protector to backup starting center Jusuf Nurkic, saying: If there’s one need the Nuggets absolutely must address in free agency this summer, it’s backup center. Luckily for Denver the free agent class of 2015 might very well be the most center...
Via BSN Denver
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Season Preview: Denver Nuggets

Over the next month, we will be previewing every team in the NBA. Here's the next installment of our series on the Denver Nuggets. 2014-15 Record:30-52 Notable Acquisitions: Mike Miller (FA), Emmanuel Mudiay (Draft) Notable Departures: Ty Lawson (Trade) Temperature Check: The Ty Lawson era is officially over for a Denver franchise struggling to right themselves after the shock...
Via RealGM - NBA
7 days ago  |  Discuss

New Nugget Mike Miller evaluates his team

Veteran swingman Mike Miller is the newest member of the Denver Nuggets, but there are some familiar faces for him on the roster.When you play in the NBA for 15 years, you tend to know just about everyone. The NBA is like a big fraternity, and Miller is one of the longest tenured members. Miller has played a lot of basketball, which gives him a unique perspective on the rest of...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Carmelo Anthony downplays criticism: ‘I lead in my own way’

Carmelo Anthony insisted that if anyone expects him to change the way he demonstrates leadership this coming season, think again. Anthony defended his leadership style — one that lacks being overly vocal — by saying the ability to motivate and inspire teammates can take on many different forms. “I lead in my own way,” he said, via ESPN. “I will speak up from time to...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets show off new home jerseys

Media day for the Denver Nuggets is always entertaining. Pictures of players holding giant pickaxes is sort of a weird yearly tradition for the Nuggets, but it works.This year, though, there was something new behind the pickaxes. The Nuggets have changed their home uniforms this season, and showed them off at media day.While it's a similar look to last year, the Nuggets are hoping...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets: A year for learning

The Denver Nuggets will enter the 2015 NBA season with hope, a feeling that will need to last them all season and into the next, because all they can hope for this year is to win more than 30 games. The off-season of the Nuggets has been stagnant, but can be thought successful solely based on nabbing Emmanuel Mudiay in the draft. The rookie will be thrown into the starting lineup...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Kenneth Faried, Michael Malone relationship off to right start for Denver Nuggets

  At Nuggets media day at Pepsi Center, the mood amongst the team was so jovial and upbeat that you would have never guessed this was a team that won just 30 games last season. Nikola Jokic, just 20-years-old, bounced around the practice court flinging the ball towards the basket after he emerged from his photoshoot on the far end of the court, like a kid just let out on recess...
Via BSN Denver
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder unveil new alternate uniforms taken from According to on Friday September 25th the Oklahoma City Thunder unveiled a new alternate jersey the team will be wearing eighteen times this upcoming 2015-16 season. We will first witness the team sporting these new sunset-orange alternate uniforms on November...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The case for JaVale McGee

The Dallas Mavericks lost their center and former Defensive Player of the Year, Tyson Chandler to free agency as the Suns swooped in to acquire a strong veteran presence and defensive expertise. The Mavs very closely missed replacing him with one of the most intriguing centers in the game, Deandre Jordan, in a series of events that is well documented via Twitter emoji. The remaining...
Via The Sports Quotient
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Kenneth Faried: There will be a female head coach in the NBA

    The San Antonio Spurs made history last summer when they hired former WNBA star Becky Hammon as an assistant coach. The Sacramento Kings followed suit a few weeks ago, announcing that they have added Basketball Hall of Famer Nancy Lierberman to their coaching staff. Will there be a female head coach in the NBA at some point down the line? Kenneth Faried thinks there will...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

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