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Jusuf Nurkic, Gary Harris have looked like keepers

Just two games into the preseason, the largely unknown commodity was quickly becoming known. His name: Jusuf Nurkic. Opposing coaching staffs told Nuggets head coach Brian Shaw how impressed they were. "Just about him and how physical he is and the way he goes after rebounds," Shaw said. Nurkic, 20, has been a rebounding machine through five preseason games. Even though...
Via Pro Sports Daily
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Faried helps Nuggets beat Clippers 104-93

LAS VEGAS (AP) Kenneth Faried had 19 and seven rebounds to lead the Denver Nuggets to a 104-93 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers in a preseason game Saturday night. Arron Afflalo scored 16 points, Randy Foye had 14 points and five assists, and Danilo Gallinari added 12 points for Denver (2-4). Blake Griffin scored 27 points and Jamal Crawford had 23 to lead the Clippers (1-4...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets season preview: Player projections

Two weeks out from the start of the Denver Nuggets season opener against the Detroit Pistons, and Denver is excited to see what this team is really able to do. A disappointing season last year finished with the Nuggets missing the playoffs for the first time since the 2002-03 season. This year, they should be greatly improved. This is part three of the season preview, previously...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets tickets up by 144% in 2014

A year after a disappointing 36-46 season, the Denver Nuggets will look to rebound in 2014-15. The first year under head coach Brian Shaw did not end well, though injuries played a large part in the underwhelming play. With players like Danilo Gallinari, J.J Hickson, JaVale McGee and Nate Robinson healthy, the rotation depth should be much better than it was last season. There is...
Via Crossover Chronicles
4 days ago  |  Discuss

5 ways the Nuggets can make the playoffs

Last season snapped the Denver Nuggets 1o-year consecutive playoff-streak. Here are a five ways they can start a new one. And no, staying healthy is not on the list, though it would be a great start. 1) Lawson and Afflalo emerge as an elite backcourt What do two borderline all-star guards add up to? The Nuggets are hoping a playoff berth. Bringing Arron Afflalo back into the fold...
Via Mile High Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Veteran Alonzo Gee's defense gives him a chance to make Nuggets roster

For Alonzo Gee, the chance is everything. The evaluating coaches' eyes are meaningful. The chance to be in one city for at least a few weeks is a relief. And so he lays it all out on the line each minute of each practice and in every second of every game he appears in this preseason. The Nuggets are his fifth team since July. Gee's travels: On July 11, he was traded from...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets Injury Updates: JaVale McGee far from return, other Nuggets much closer

The Denver Nuggets have struggled to a 1-3 start this preseason following a season in which they won 36 games, fourth in the Northwest Division. The main problem for the Nuggets last season was a defense which allowed 106.2 points per game. One issue was the absence of center JaVale McGee, who missed all but five games last year due to a stress fracture in his left tibia. It appears...
Via Sports Injury Alert
5 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 NBA Preview: Denver Nuggets

Lost in the shuffle of a competitive playoff race last year was Denver, who were struck with major injuries and limped to the finish line. As impossible as it seems, the West could be even stronger, and Denver, healthier and with some new bodies, could push hard for a final playoff spot. They’ll be running another ensemble squad in the thin air in Colorado, and there’s a good...
Via Analytics Game
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Danilo Gallinari ‘Waiting On The Sidelines’ Vice Sports

Milan, Italy native, former Knicks draft pick and Denver Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari has been away from the court for 18 months due to an ACL injury, but during that time he’s developed more fire in his belly to play in the NBA than ever. Speaking of belly’s, in addition to discussing his long layoff from his team with Vice Sports. Gallo also talks about his Manhattan based...
Via Hooped Up
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Derrick Rose schools Ty Lawson with killer crossover (Video / GIF)

Chicago Bulls superstar Derrick Rose schooled Denver Nuggets guard Ty Lawson with a killer crossover while scoring a fast break layup during the first quarter of Monday night's preseason game at the United Center.Rose used his speed to blow right by Lawson and made it look so easy.  Lawson had no chance to even slow him down.Rose finished with 15 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists...
Via Holdout Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

2014/15 Denver Nuggets: Rising Sideways

It’s that magical time of year in the NBA, when hope springs eternal and all teams think that the upcoming season will be their best ever. While some teams will surely be rising up, the same amount will be rising down, with the rest floating along treading water (rising sideways). Since we at The Hoops Manifesto are always 100% accurate with our predictions, we’ve taken the...
Via Hoops Manifesto
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets Injury Alert: Shaw monitoring Ty Lawson's ankle

Ty Lawson of the Denver Nuggets missed 20 games last season due to various injuries, primarily a left ankle sprain that cost him the last six games of the 2013-14 season. Throughout this preseason he's averaged 21 minutes as head coach Brian Shaw monitors the point guard's health.Brian Shaw vows to keep a close eye on Ty Lawson and his ankle http://t.co/KDjT8a5pAF #NBA—...
Via NBA Injury News
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Timofey Mozgov stuffed by rim on slam dunk fail (Video / GIF)

Denver Nuggets center Timofey Mozgov was stuffed by the rim as he missed a wide-open slam dunk attempt during Monday night's NBA preseason game against the L.A. Lakers.The basket was set up perfectly by teammate Ty Lawson, but Mosgov couldn't get high enough to throw it down through the hoop. That's pretty amazing when you think about it, considering Mosgov stands 7...
Via Holdout Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Kenneth Faried agrees to Five-Year, $60 million extension with Nuggets

The Denver big man will make up to $12 million a season. The Denver Nuggets and Kenneth Faried have reportedly agreed to a five-year, $60 million extension, according to Adrian Wojnarowski. The fifth year of the deal is partially guaranteed, meaning Faried will make at least $52 million. Faried had always been seen as part of Denver’s long-term plans, but it was unclear how close...
Via The Lottery Mafia
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets season preview: Roster Breakdown

October is now upon us and comes with it is one of the best month’s in sports. At the end of this great month begins the NBA season. The Denver Nuggets training camp is officially underway as they prepare for their opening game against the Detroit Pistons on October 29th. We felt this would be the perfect time to begin our three-part series preview, beginning with the roster...
Via isportsweb.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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