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Ten days after the Denver Nuggets’ season ended in a Game 7 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers, Michael Malone was asked to name the one factor that allowed his team to jump from ninth in the Western Conference to second in just one season. He immediately credited his defense and how even though Denver returned 78% of its rotation…...

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Wind recaps Tuesday’s press conferences from Michael Malone and Tim Connelly and what you need to take away from both of their comments. Where will Paul Millsap be next year? Why Tim Connelly chose to stay in Denver and what was real and what wasn’t about his reported interest in the Wizards’ job. Also, why Denver should appeal to top-tier…

Wind discusses Tim Connelly’s decision to stick with the Denver Nuggets, why the Wizards targeted Denver’s top basketball executive and why Connelly had some interest in the Washington job. Plus, the reasons why Connelly returned to Denver and what it means for the organization moving forward. DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE! iTunes link | Stitcher Link | Pocket Casts Link |…

Tim Connelly often says that he never envisioned becoming a general manager. He scoffs at the idea that someone like him is referred to as the president of anything. Yet six years after the Nuggets plucked the then 36-year-old Connelly from New Orleans to spearhead their front office, the Baltimore, Maryland native had the chance to return home and run…...

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Tim Connelly is the first to admit that there’s a fair amount of luck that goes into his job. Sure Denver liked Nikola Jokic heading into the 2014 draft and believed his unique skill-set could eventually land the Serbian squarely in the Nuggets rotation. But an All-Star who could very well find his name on the MVP ballot when the…...

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The hug lasted only four seconds, but it represented the ups, downs, triumphs and tragedies of the last four years. After speaking with the media for six and a half minutes following the Nuggets’ Northwest Division clinching 119-110 win over the Trail Blazers, Michael Malone made his way out of the main hallway on the ground level of Pepsi Center…...

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In June, Tim Connelly was at his parent’s home in South Baltimore when his do-it-all wing asked to meet up. Come to the barber shop, Will Barton told him. Free agency was weeks away, and Barton was eligible for a new deal. Barton was coming off a career year in which he’d done everything from start at small forward to…

IT’S THE WEEK OF AUGUST 13, 2018, six weeks before training camp would open, and over 1,400 miles away from the Nuggets’ practice court, the foundation for Denver’s 2018-19 season was laid. The venue was Paul Millsap’s state-of-the-art Core 4 facility in Atlanta, Georgia where for one week Denver moved its entire basketball operations department. During the day, spirited 5-on-5…

Continuity and chemistry. That’s what Nuggets president of basketball operations Tim Connelly attributes his team’s success to this season. “Continuity of the best coaching staff in the NBA and the continuity and chemistry with an ownership group that saw our vision,” he told BSN Denver earlier this week. “And it was kind of a far-fetched vision that we’re going to build…...

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Tim Connelly’s fingerprints are all over this Nuggets roster. From Nikola Jokic, who Connelly and his front office plucked from the Adriatic League in 2014, to Malik Beasley, Monte Morris, Gary Harris, Jamal Murray and Juancho Hernangomez, six players that Connelly had a hand in drafting who have all been parts of the Nuggets’ rotation at one time or another…...

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Instead of celebrating her third WNBA championship with offseason R&R, Sue Bird got a second job. Less than two months after Bird helped steer the Seattle Storm to a three-game sweep of the Washington Mystics, she agreed to work for the Denver Nuggets as a basketball operations associate. Bird has no plans to hang her sneakers up yet, but her…...

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Nuggets president of basketball operations Tim Connelly was hired five years ago after former Denver executive Masai Ujiri took the top basketball decision-making post in Toronto in 2013. Connelly inherited a 57-win team but found himself facing a daunting rebuild. Since then, Connelly, who came up in the scouting world, has built the Nuggets into his image: a high-flying offensive…...

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Headlined by Nikola Jokic, the Rolodex of NBA players who have come through the Nuggets’ European pipeline that connects clubs from leagues in the Balkans, Spain and elsewhere throughout the continent to Denver, runs deep. From Jusuf Nurkic, who Denver acquired in a 2014 draft night trade and has since moved on to Portland, to 2017 second-round pick Vlatko Cancar,…...

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Instead of looking outside their organization to improve the team, the Nuggets’ brass looked inward.

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Needing someone to step into the starting lineup with Gary Harris nursing a shoulder injury, Nuggets coach Michael Malone turned to trusted sixth man Will Barton on Nov. 11 against the Magic. Why? Because Barton doesn’t get tired. That’s at least what Malone said prior to his team’s 125-107 win that night. Barton responded with 26 points on 9-12 shooting,…...

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Nuggets president of basketball operations Tim Connelly didn’t want to be standing in a hallway on the ground floor of Pepsi Center last week lamenting a second-straight season where his team finished one game shy of the playoffs. Ideally, Connelly and the rest of his front office would be readying themselves for a first-round matchup with the Warriors — Denver’s…...

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He has faced intense scrutiny from fans about his schemes and rotations over his three-year run at the Nuggets’ helm. He has dealt with backlash from pundits regarding his failure to coach a league-average defense throughout his time in Denver. Those narratives may have clouded how some view Michael Malone the coach, but the outside noise is nonexistent inside the walls…

DENVER — Torrey Craig is averaging 22.6 minutes per game in February and has been an integral piece to Nuggets coach Michael Malone’s rotation over the past few months. He logged 27 minutes in the Nugget’s win over the Hornets last week, 28 in Denver’s loss to Houston on Friday and 16 against the Suns on Saturday. But under his two-way contract,…...

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“1-2-3….six weeks!” Remember that controversy? It was back on Feb. 28, 2015, when, at that time, the Denver Nuggets were coached by Brian Shaw and in dark and desperate times. So dark that they decided to break their huddle, heading into the fourth quarter against a division opponent nonetheless, with a chant that was essentially counting down the weeks until…...

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The Nuggets have been clear with their plans for restricted free agent to be Mason Plumlee, once he hits the open market this summer.

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