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With the Denver Nuggets set to open the 2015-16 campaign with Media Day on Sept. 28th and training camp getting underway Sept. 29th, it’s time to start looking at how the season will unfold. For those unfamiliar with my work, I’ve been a part of ColoradoSportsGuys.com since 2011 – a sports podcast featuring Ross Martin (@hirossco), Jeff Morton (@jmorton78)…...

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He was the 19th overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft, yet his name hasn’t been mentioned much this summer. His encouraging performance at the 2015 Las Vegas Summer League was overshadowed by No. 7 overall pick Emmanuel Mudiay’s coming out party. Any potential chatter regarding his outlook and potential for the 2015-16 season was pushed to the back burner after Denver hammered out the cap-friendly…...

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The Nuggets announced via their Twitter account that they have a new court design for the upcoming 2015-16 season. Gone is the pickaxe at center court, it’s replaced by the team’s primary mountain peak logo. The layout also features two predominant pickaxes, one at each end of the court, which get a smooth, two-tone treatment. One one sideline the Rocky…...

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Denver Nuggets center Jusuf Nurkic underwent surgery in May of 2015 to repair a partially torn patella tendon, and was looking at an approximate three to four month before he would be back in action. With all injury situations, timetables are fluid and it appears that Nurkic will not be ready for full action when training camp begins on…...

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Former Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson and his struggles with alcoholism has been well documented. Earlier this summer while in Los Angeles, Lawson was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, his second DUI arrest in six months. Lawson was then a no-show for his own camp here in Denver. On this week’s episode of the True Hoop TV Podcast with…...

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One of the best in the NBA writing business tackled the Denver Nuggets today and specifically Danilo Gallinari. Zach Lowe has a tremendous breakdown on Gallo’s promising end to the 2014-15 season, as well as his stellar play for the Italian national team at Eurobasket over the summer. Here are a couple snippets from Lowe’s piece: Gallinari might be…...

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In this two part miniseries, we’ll examine Tim Connelly’s tenure with the Denver Nuggets and where his future should lead. Here in Part II we will focus on player acquisitions, after focusing on the history Denver’s front offices under the Kroenkes in Part I – including Connelly’s current staff.  While Tim Connelly is only entering his third season as…...

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In this two part miniseries, we’ll examine Tim Connelly’s tenure with the Denver Nuggets and where his future should lead. Here in Part I we will focus on the history of the Nuggets front offices in the Stan and Josh Kroenke eras from 2000-present. Part II will focus on Connelly’s player acquisitions. As it stands now, of the 14…...

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If there is one buzzword that the Denver Nuggets 2015 offseason will be remembered by, “pace” is sure to be atop the list. In fact, it was something that first-year head coach Michael Malone felt obligated to bring up even before he fielded a single question at his introductory press conference. “I know once we open it up…...

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“With my whole persona as Snoop Dogg, as a person, as a rapper. I just love Seventies style, the way all the players dressed nice, you know, kept their hair looking good, drove sharp cars and they talked real slick.” -Snoop Doggy Dogg If you’ve ever created yourself on a basketball videogame, then you know what Snoop is talking…...

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The Denver Nuggets announced that this season’s training camp will be held at the world-renowned U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado and will run from Sep. 29 through Oct. 1. The team will hold two-a-day practices on Tuesday, Sep. 29, Wednesday, Sep. 30 and one practice the morning of Thursday, Oct. 1, before flying to Los Angeles…...

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Former Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson took to Instagram last night to express his views on his past employer. After a commenter called Lawson a “disappointment” throughout his time in Denver, the now Houston Rocket claimed he was not at fault for the Nuggets recent lack of success. “I wasn’t a disappointment…I did my job…Tim Connelly and the Kroenkes…...

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If you’ve been paying any attention at all lately to the Denver Nuggets page here at BSNDenver.com you’re probably well aware of the type of summer Danilo Gallinari is having. And if not, here’s a brief recap: After ending the 2014-15 regular season on an absolute tear Gallinari has extended his hot streak into EuroBasket 2015 where he’s averaging…...

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With EuroBasket 2015 in full swing and NBA training camps roughly three weeks away, the polarizing debate centering around whether NBA players should represent their countries in international play is once again on the front burner of NBA circles. After Paul George’s gruesome injury during Team USA’s 2014 training camp, coaches, general managers and owners questioned if they should have…...

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Danilo Gallinari scored 25 points, grabbed nine rebounds and shot 13-of-15 from the free-throw line in Italy’s thrilling 89-82 overtime win over Germany. The EuroBasket 2015 group game, which was billed as an “instant classic” upon its conclusion, featured an Italian team led by Gallinari, Marco Belinelli and Andrea Bargnani, against a German squad featuring Dirk Nowitzki and Dennis Schroder. Gallinari…...

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According to Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post, the Nuggets have added free agents Oleksiy Pecherov and Devin Sweetney to their training camp roster https://twitter.com/dempseypost/status/641439652705136640 Pecherov, 29, has been out of the NBA since the 2009-10 season when he appeared in 44 games for the Minnesota Timberwolves and spent last season with BC Kalev/Cramo in Estonia. The 7-foot center has reportedly been eying an…...

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Denver Nuggets general manager Tim Connelly joined the BSN Denver Sports Desk on Tuesday to discuss the myriad of changes the team faced during the offseason. Connelly talked about the Nuggets culture change, players playing overseas, re-signing a talented core and developing the team’s young talent. According to Connelly, if the Nuggets are to be relevant that will be up…...

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According to international basketball reporter David Pick, the Denver Nuggets have signed free-agent guard Matt Janning to a non-guaranteed training-camp deal: Janning is a 3-point specialist who’s spent his entire post-collegiate career in the NBA Development League and overseas. He won the Italian League championship with Montepaschi Siena in 2013 and the Turkish Cup title with Anadolu Efes in…...

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For the second game in a row Danilo Gallinari has put on a show at EuroBasket 2015. Against Turkey, Gallinari led all players with 33 points, going 8-8 from 2-points territory, 1-2 from downtown and 14-15 from the free-throw line. Summarizing this performance best was our good friend Joel Rush: Despite Gallinari’s excellent showing for the second straight game,…...

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Anyone who follows sports is well aware: Rocky, the Denver Nuggets mascot, is the best in the game. He’s the LeBron James of grown men wearing cartoon-inspired, full-body suits; the Jordan Spieth of no-look, half-court, overhead bank-shots; the Peyton Manning of… tackling innocent children with the celerity of a freight train??? Yes, apparently Rocky has a competitive edge, and…...

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