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Despite trade rumors earlier in the week, the Denver Nuggets may be looking to extend the contract of forward Danilo Gallinari. #Nuggets want extension talks with Danilo Gallinari — Chris Dempsey (@dempseypost) July 16, 2015 In some ways this could be considered a little surprising since the Nuggets just rewarded Wilson Chandler with a contract extension to keep him…...

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After a three-game winning streak preceding tournament play the Nuggets lost when it mattered most against the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday night. Outside of Erick Green nearly every Nugget had an underwhelming performance. Below are some further thoughts on Thursday’s contest… (Box score) — As I mentioned above, Erick Green was just about the only player on the Nuggets’…...

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On Monday I was dangerously close to writing an article titled, “Why haven’t the Nuggets traded Ty Lawson yet.” You can imagine what it was about. While I’m not here to say I told you so, I also feel it’s appropriate to acknowledge Tim Connelly and the Nuggets have made a giant mistake with Lawson, (A) for letting him…...

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Ty Lawson is back in the headlines for all the wrong reasons. Mr. Lawson been getting absolutely crushed in the last 24 hours by Denver sports fans after BSN Denver released a screen shot of him taking shots at Chauncey Billups. Our own Ryan Koenigsberg even got in on the action, writing an interesting response to Ty’s irresponsible online statements. But now,…...

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After a painfully slow first quarter and an overall sluggish first half the Nuggets recuperated in the third quarter and ended up walking away from their third Summer League game with win. Ian Clark was the ultimate hero, sinking a go-ahead 3-pointer with less than a second left, while Erick Green and Emmanuel Mudiay each carried the Nuggets through…...

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Go ahead, Ty Lawson, smoke hookah, trade yourself to Sacramento, post idiotic pictures on Instagram, make all the bad career moves you want, it’s your life. But don’t even think about coming after the legends of the city that you have been lucky enough to play in for the last six seasons, don’t even think about talking down to the…...

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It’s been a busy last few days for the Denver Nuggets. Between extending Wilson Chandler, re-signing Will Barton and partaking in the Las Vegas Summer League, the Nuggets rumor mill has certainly been abuzz. And now, thanks to ESPN.com’s Marc Stein, we have another breaking news story, this time regarding Jameer Nelson: ESPN sources say Jameer Nelson has landed…...

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Chauncey Billups very well may be the face of Basketball in Denver, and with that title Billups will likely be asked to give his candid thoughts about the Denver Nuggets and their current situation. Billups was asked to do just that on Thursday of last week, when he appeared on FM 104.3 the Fan. The former Nuggets and Buffs great…...

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The Denver Nuggets moved to 2-0 in the Las Vegas Summer League with a blowout 98-76 win over the Sacramento Kings. It was a well-rounded team effort from the Nuggets as was the case on Friday night versus Atlanta, but once again Denver’s first round pick Emmanuel Mudiay stole the show. Whether he was dropping a perfectly timed pocket…...

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The Denver Nuggets had an excellent outing in Game 1 of their Las Vegas Summer League stint on Friday. They worked as a team and as a result several players walked away with impressive box score numbers as well. Though the entire game could well be picked apart, below are some particular points I’d like to highlight… Emmanuel Mudiay…...

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According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo!Sports.com, the Denver Nuggets have reached an agreement on a contract extension with Wilson Chandler for four years, $46 million. Denver’s Wilson Chandler agreed to a four-year, $46M extension, league source tells Yahoo Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 12, 2015 This move comes as somewhat of a surprise considering Chandler still had one…...

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According to Chris Haynes of Cleveland.com, the Denver Nuggets have reached a contract agreement with Will Barton in the range of three years, $11 million. Barton is the first free agent the Nuggets have signed this offseason which speaks volumes about the confidence Tim Connelly has in the former Portland Trailblazer. At a rate of roughly $3.6 million per…...

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After a slow start the Nuggets ran away with a victory in their first Summer League game of 2015. While Gary Harris led his team in scoring, it was defense and a well-rounded offensive attack that allowed the Nuggets to waltz away with a win after a slow start in the first half. Here are some additional observations… (Box…...

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Joffrey Lauvergne is battling a blood infection likely caused by the buildup of bacteria between his toes and likely won’t be at full strength for Summer League. Lauvergne, a Memphis Grizzlies draft-and-stash pick in 2013, came over to the Nuggets last season from France on a 3-year deal and averaged 3.9 points, 3.2 rebounds and 11.2 minutes in 24 games. It’s…...

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The 2015 Denver Nuggets Summer League roster is set to take the stage in less than 24 hours, and for hardcore hoops fans this marks the beginning of one of the more telling series of games throughout the calendar year. Sure, Summer League often centers more on individual performances, rim-rattling dunks and “mixtape” basketball than actual NBA play, but…...

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According to CBS 4’s Vic Lombardi, former Nugget Chauncey Billups gave some advice to the NBA’s most highly coveted free agent DeAndre Jordan. Chauncey told me he reached out to DeAndre Jordan. Told him it’d be silly to leave Chris Paul. He gets all his buckets thanks to Paul. — Vic Lombardi (@VicLombardi) July 9, 2015 Billups played with…...

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The Nuggets held their second day of Summer League Camp at Pepsi Center, preparing their young roster to play in Vegas later in the week. Mudiay’s shooting a work in progress The one knock on Emmanuel Mudiay’s game coming into the NBA is his shooting ability. Here’s a video from Colorado Sports Guys of Mudiay shooting at camp yesterday, and…...

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According to Christopher Dempsey of The Denver Post, Denver Nuggets head coach Michael Malone has completed the process of hiring assistants. In addition to the highly revered Ed Pinckney as his lead sidekick Malone has also cajoled Chris Fleming, current head coach of the German national team; Wes Unseld Jr., most recently of Jacque Vaughn’s staff in Orlando; Micah…...

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Retaining Will Barton was said to be one of the Denver Nuggets’ top priorities entering free agency, but other teams might be making that difficult. The Denver Nuggets want to re-sign restricted free agent Will Barton, but several teams have expressed interest, per sources. — Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) July 6, 2015 The Nuggets acquired Barton at the trade deadline…...

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Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that Denver Nuggets head coach Michael Malone has hired Ed Pinckney as his top assistant. Pinckney, who enjoyed a 12-year career as a player with stops in Phoenix, Sacramento, Boston, Milwaukee, Toronto, Philadelphia and Miami was an assistant in Minnesota and most recently in Chicago as a part of Tom Thibodeau’s staff from…...

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