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However slimy Game of Thrones’ Petyr Baelish seems, there’s no denying his wisdom about self preservation. “Fight every battle, always, everywhere, in your mind,” the man nicknamed Littlefinger instructs Sansa Stark in season seven. Denver Nuggets shooting guard Malik Beasley is only 21, but he seems to have internalized that advice during an uncertain offseason. “I don’t know what’s going...

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There was not a lot to do on Friday nights in Hobbs, New Mexico. The nearest city with any decent nightlife, Lubbock, Texas, was a 90-minute drive — too far a trip up Route 62 for one night out on the town. That meant Kenrich Williams and his New Mexico Junior College teammates kept it low key most of the…...

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Tyler Lydon was sporting some fresh ink Monday. About a month ago, he got an owl’s head and a mountain landscape tattooed on his left arm. Lydon, who grew up in Elizaville, New York, had both of them done as a way to remind himself of his rural upbringing. “I just grew up in the outdoors,” he said. “I just…...

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Missing two game-winning shots in a week might damage the confidence of some NBA players. In February, Nuggets swingman Will Barton misfired on a pair of three-pointers in two straight nights at the end of regulation that could’ve given his team the lead, the first a wild 34-footer against the Boston Celtics and the second a wide open look from…...

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Tim Connelly didn’t sleep the night his team fell inches short of its postseason dream. On the flight out of Minneapolis hours after the regular-season finale, the Nuggets president of basketball operations couldn’t help but rewatch Denver’s overtime loss. The Nuggets had shown resolve just to get to that point by rattling off six wins a row. To get to…...

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The Denver Nuggets are betting big on Nikola Jokic. On Monday, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reported that Denver is declining Jokic’s team option next season and plan to reach an agreement on a five-year, $146.5 million maximum contract, which is consistent with what Nuggets president of basketball operation Tim Connelly has said all along this offseason. A league source confirmed…...

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By Michael Porter Jr.’s own admission, the game of basketball has always come easy to him. As a high school senior, Porter became just the fifth player ever to win MVP of the McDonald’s All-American Game as well as the Naismith and Gatorade National Player of the Year awards, following in the footsteps of Dwight Howard (2004), LeBron James (2003),…...

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Wilson Chandler is exercising his $12.8 million player option, according to ESPN’s Chris Haynes. The 31-year-old forward plans to return to Denver after a down season in 2017-18 rather than testing the open market. Chandler started 71 games for the Nuggets last season. He averaged 10.0 points per game, his lowest scoring output since his rookie year in 2007-08. Although…...

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Michael Porter Jr.’s slide surprised everybody — including Michael Porter Jr. “It’s been an unreal night,” he said Thursday. All spring and summer, any mock draft you could find had the sweet-shooting 6-foot-10 forward going somewhere in the top 10. It didn’t matter that Porter played a total of 53 minutes in his lone season of college at Missouri because…...

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The Nuggets followed up their first-round selection of Michael Porter Jr. by trading for another player who didn’t log many minutes in his lone season of college: Kentucky’s Jarred Vanderbilt. The Nuggets packaged the 43rd overall pick and a future second rounder to the Orlando Magic to move up to 41 and choose Vanderbilt, an athletic 6-foot-9 big man....

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Michael Porter Jr. fell and fell and then fell some more at Thursday’s NBA draft. The talented scoring forward, who was rated as one of the top high school prospects in the class of 2017, watched 13 players go before him in the lottery. Back surgery limited Porter Jr. to a grand total of 53 minutes during his lone season…...

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The NBA Draft is finally here. After weeks of workouts, teams will finally decide which players they’re going to tether their futures to. Some of the biggest questions include: Will the Kings really pass on Luka Doncic? What will the Mavericks do at five if DeAndre Ayton, Marvin Bagley, Jaren Jackson Jr. and Doncic are all off the board? Which…...

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Juancho Hernangomez was named to Spain’s roster ahead of the pair of upcoming 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup qualifiers. The Denver Nuggets forward is the only NBA player among the 16 Spaniards who will face Slovenia on June 28 and Belarus on July 1....

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In the lead-up to the NBA Draft on June 21, BSN Denver is taking an in-depth look at prospects the Nuggets might target in the first round. Each draft profile will be accompanied by a podcast available on BSNDenver.com and wherever you normally download your podcasts from. To submit questions for the podcast, reply in the comments section at the…...

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Darrell Arthur plans to be a Denver Nugget for a sixth straight year. On Friday, the veteran forward exercised his one-year player option worth $7.4 million, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical. BSN Denver has since confirmed the report....

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In Tryggvi Hlinason’s experience, there’s only one event that can cause a traffic jam in his native country of Iceland: when the men’s soccer team plays. “You should just see Iceland when we score a goal,” Hlinsason said. “You can’t even imagine the people. It’s insane. It’s insane.” Hlinason grew up in the Nordic island nation of about 330,000 people. He was…...

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Improving on the defensive end of the floor is a priority for the Nuggets this offseason. In the last four years, they’ve never finished better than 24th in defensive efficiency. They’re hoping to snap a five-season playoff drought by going from sieves to serviceable. On Wednesday, Denver got an up-close look at a player who could conceivably help them do…...

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In the lead-up to the NBA Draft on June 21, BSN Denver is taking an in-depth look at prospects the Nuggets might target in the first round. Each draft profile will be accompanied by a podcast available on BSNDenver.com and wherever you normally download your podcasts from. To submit questions for the podcast, reply in the comments section at the…...

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In the lead-up to the NBA Draft on June 21, BSN Denver is taking an in-depth look at prospects the Nuggets might target in the first round. Each draft profile will be accompanied by a podcast available on BSNDenver.com and wherever you normally download your podcasts from. To submit questions for the podcast, reply in the comments section at the…...

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The Denver Nuggets unveiled new uniforms Wednesday. When the black curtains covering the mannequins finally came off during halftime of Game 3 of the NBA Finals, the group gathered at Dairy Block in LoDo got a look at some fresh colors and familiar numbers: 14, 27 and 15. It was no coincidence that the Nuggets’ rebranding effort featured jerseys belonging…...

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