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NBA Draft Big Board 2.0: Will Nuggets draft for need or target best player available?

  When you’re a rebuilding team, gathering assets and trying to pinpoint your foundation, while abiding by the BPA, or Best Player Available strategy in the lottery is usually a good idea. The hope is that by accumulating as much talent as possible, you have a better chance of finding the pillars of your franchise that you can mold and shape your team around. If there’s a logjam...
Via BSN Denver
16 hours ago

Denver Nuggets final report card: Jusuf Nurkic

  Over the next few weeks, the BSN Nuggets staff will review the Nuggets season, player-by-player. We’ll look at their performance from 2015-16 and forecast what type of impact they’ll make next season. Reflecting on 2015-16 This season was a difficult one for Jusuf Nurkic, especially after he was one of the lone bright spots down the stretch of the Denver Nuggets’ ill...
Via BSN Denver
1 day ago

Denver Nuggets final report card: Emmanuel Mudiay

Over the next few weeks, the BSN Nuggets staff will review the Nuggets season, player-by-player. We’ll look at their performance from 2015-16 and forecast what type of impact they’ll make next season. Reflecting on 2015-16 Taken with the No. 7 overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft, Emmanuel Mudiay came to Denver with the entire city’s hopes on his back. Billed as the spearhead...
Via BSN Denver
3 days ago

2016 Offseason Preview: Denver Nuggets

The Denver Nuggets were amongst the unhealthiest teams in the entire NBA, with several key players missing large chunks of the season. Wilson Chandler missed the entire year, Danilo Gallinari missed the majority of the second half, and Jusuf Nurkic missed most of the year. Even rookie Emmanuel Mudiay missed 14 games due to injury. One upside to the injuries, if you want to spin...
Via RealGM - NBA
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets Promote Herb Livsey To Lead Scout

The Denver Nuggets have promoted Herb Livsey to Lead Scout. “Herb is the definition of a basketball lifer. You’d be hard-pressed to find someone more dedicated and knowledgeable about the game of basketball,” said Connelly. “Herb is one of the most well respected scouts in all of basketball and our organization is very fortunate to continue to have him as a resource.” Livsey...
Via RealGM
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets miss postseason for a 3rd straight year

DENVER (AP) A little quirky trivia: The Denver Nuggets were the only team this season to beat both Golden State and San Antonio. Mention that particular detail to Kenneth Faried and his reply is straightforward. ''Even nicer to be in the playoffs and play against them,'' the high-flying forward said. Alas, the Nuggets (33-49) are sitting out the postseason for a third straight...
Via Associated Press
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Nuggets hold hilarious ‘Lion King Cam’

The Kiss Cam is a classic event to happen between timeouts or television breaks at any live sporting event. However, some teams have gotten creative as of late, introducing the “Lion King Cam.” “The Lion King” is easily the most popular kids’ movie from the 1990s and wasn’t matched in its popularity until the 2013 smash hit “Frozen.” The most iconic scene from that...
Via Campus Sports Net
23 days ago  |  Discuss

April Autopsy: Denver Nuggets

The Denver Nuggets might not have the same upside the Minnesota Timberwolves possess, but they join the T-Wolves as a non-playoff organization which died a very good death in 2016. Most of the non-playoff organizations in the NBA — not to mention their fans — cannot be very happy right now. The Sixers, Nets, Lakers, Pelicans, Wizards, Knicks, Kings, and Bulls (assuming they...
Via Crossover Chronicles
23 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every Nuggets first round pick since Dikembe Mutombo

The Denver Nuggets have made 22 first round selections since they tabbed Dikembe Mutombo with the fourth overall pick in 1991. How many picks can you name?
March 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Building The Nuggets' Frontcourt Around Nikola Jokic

The Denver Nuggets' ‘transition' season was earmarked for developing a young talent into a foundational piece. To Denver's delight, that's exactly what happened. It just hasn't been the player any of us of expected. Emmanuel Mudiay and Jusuf Nurkic were supposed to be the candidates to headline the Nuggets' next era of competitive basketball. Mudiay was drafted seventh overall...
Via RealGM - NBA
March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Nuggets sign forward Axel Toupane to multiyear deal

DENVER (AP) The Denver Nuggets have agreed to a multiyear deal with Axel Toupane after seeing enough of the forward through a pair of 10-day contracts. Toupane (pronounced tu-PON) is averaging 3.0 points and 1.3 rebounds in 11 appearances for the Nuggets this season. Before joining Denver, the 23-year-old native of France suited up in 32 games for the Toronto 905 of the NBA D...
Via Associated Press
March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Nuggets Looking for Golden Lining

With 10 games to go, the Denver Nuggets are all but eliminated from playoff contention. They trail the eighth-seed Houston Rockets and ninth-seed Utah Jazz by 5 games after a rough road trip, but this has been anything but a lost season for the Nuggets. On Tuesday night, the Philadelphia 76ers held a five-point lead over the Nuggets with less than two minutes left on the clock...
Via The Lottery Mafia
March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Nuggets’ Emmanuel Mudiay hits crazy half-court buzzer-beater to sink Sixers

The NCAA Tournament was off on Wednesday, but the Denver Nuggets’ Emmanuel Mudiay brought some March Madness “ONIONS!” action to the NBA. With the Nuggets trailing 103-101 to the Philadelphia 76ers at Pepsi Center, Mudiay hit this incredible game-winning shot from the half-court logo, to barely beat the buzzer: Let’s break down how crazy that shot was with screenshot help...
Via The Comeback
March 24, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Emmanuel Mudiay sinks 76ers with crazy buzzer-beater

Denver Nuggets guard Emmanuel Mudiay made sure his team wouldn’t suffer an embarrassing loss to the awful Sixers. Mudiay brought the ball up the court with just a few seconds remaining in the game, and the Nuggets trailing by two. He tried to do a crossover move to buy himself some space to shoot but nearly lost the ball. No problem. Mudiay recovered, picked up the ball near...
Via The Sports Daily
March 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Mudiay's buzzer-beater gives Nuggets 104-103 win over 76ers

DENVER (AP) Emmanuel Mudiay made a 35-footer at the buzzer to finish with 27 points and give the Denver Nuggets a 104-103 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night. Mudiay, who also had 11 rebounds, was sandwiched between two defenders and nearly lost the ball before regaining control and launching the game-winning shot. Nikola Jokic and Gary Harris added 18 points...
Via Associated Press
March 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Box score has Kenneth Faried sitting out with ‘low sack soreness’

Denver Nuggets power forward sat out a recent game due to a nagging back issue. But that’s not what the box score would have you believe. In fact, due to a comically epic typographical error, Faried’s issue is a bit more awkward. And possibly more painful. Yep, the box score — perhaps from Monday’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers (although Faried has missed Denver’s...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Nuggets’ Jusuf Nurkic talks sophmore season gone rouge

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit Coming into the year the Denver Nuggets’ Jusuf Nurkic had high standards to live up to following his impressive rookie season; however, his...
Via Mile High Sports
March 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Nuggets’ Danilo Gallinari not close to return

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit Denver Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari has missed nine games with torn ligaments in his ankles, and it seems as if his season may be over with...
Via Mile High Sports
March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets Mailbag: What’s the offseason plan?

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit It’s time for my second edition of the Denver Nuggets mailbag. The Nuggets have begun to blossom — ok, that might be a stretch, but Denver...
Via Mile High Sports
March 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets: New DJ in Town

The Denver Nuggets are in the rebuilding process after parting ways with Ty Lawson (which has worked wonderfully in their favor) and drafting their new starting point guard, Emmanuel Mudiay, in last year’s draft. It is safe to say that the Nuggets are hoping he becomes a star in the years to come, similar to how Stephen Curry and Damian Lillard have done over the past couple of...
Via isportsweb.com
March 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Danilo Gallinari will reportedly miss a month with torn ankle ligaments

As Alice in Chains once so eloquently put it, “Here they come to snuff the Rooster.” According to a report by Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical on Sunday, Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari is expected to miss a month of action after tearing two ligaments in his right ankle. Though Denver is just 23-37 this season, Gallinari had been having a career year with 19.5 points per...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Nikola Jokic: The Center Of Attention

This time last year, the Denver Nuggets were in the midst of unveiling a prized asset at the center position named Jusuf Nurkic. People went nuts for Nurkic, (also known as the Bosnian Bear), and to his credit, he looked pretty good. It would appear as though it's that time of year again because there is yet another center emerging on the Denver Nuggets. Nikola Jokic has arrived...
Via The Sports Quotient
February 28, 2016  |  Discuss
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