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It's been a streaky season so far for the Denver Nuggets, whose current stretch is definitely not a good one. The Nuggets seek only their second win in more than two weeks Friday night at home against the Los Angeles Clippers. Denver (10-15) opened the season with seven losses in its first nine games before a 7-1 stretch put the Nuggets one game over .500 after a win at Utah on Dec...
Via AP on Fox
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard kicks Nuggets mascot Rocky

Dwight Howard had a little bit of fun at the expense of a poor mascot during a stoppage in play in the Houston Rockets’ 115-111 overtime win over the Denver Nuggets Wednesday night at the Pepsi Center. Rocky, the Nuggets’ charismatic mascot, clearly was trying to annoy the Rockets center before the dreaded incident. As...Read More The post Dwight Howard drops Nuggets mascot...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kenneth Faried does powerful two-handed putback slam against Rockets

The Houston Rockets beat the Denver Nuggets, 115-111, in overtime but Denver did have some flashy plays that kept the fans into it. One of them was an excellent putback slam by Kenneth Faried. Here’s Faried’s two-handed rebound throwdown: These plays are probably the only highlights going on with the Nuggets as they have now lost seven of eight games. But nice jam, Faried....
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard kicks Nuggets mascot in face (GIF)

Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard delivered a playful kicked to the face of Denver Nuggets mascot Rocky during a timeout in Wednesday night's game at the Pepsi Center.Rocky was playfully taunting Howard when the Rockets big man kicked him in the nose:Given the delayed reaction in Rocky's fall, it's safe to say that he was not hurt.Howard scored 24 points and grabbed 16 rebounds...
Via Holdout Sports
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets come up just short in OT

Houston 115, Denver 111 When: 10:30 PM ET, Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Where: Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado Officials: #60 James Williams, #17 Joe Crawford, #42 Eric Lewis Attendance: 12107 By SportsDirect Inc. Rockets 115, Nuggets 111 (OT): James Harden scored eight of his 41 points in overtime to hand visiting Houston its second win over Denver in as many games. Dwight Howard...
Via Mile High Sports
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Erick Green on life as an NBA rookie

Almost a third of the way into the NBA season, the Denver Nuggets are in an interesting position. Four games under .500 and having repeatedly stated that they’re committed to contending this season, the team also has a trio of intriguing rookies in Gary Harris, Jusuf Nurkic, and Erick Green. It’s a tough balance to strike, trying to win games now while at the same time getting...
Via Mile High Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

George Karl a candidate to coach Sacramento Kings?

With the Sacramento Kings parting ways with Michael Malone it seems that the city of Sacramento has fully committed to recruiting George Karl. In a Tweet Karl posted earlier this morning… My phone battery went from 100% to 50% from all these Twitter notifications….. — George Karl (@CoachKarl22) December 15, 2014   100% – 50% is quite impressive, but a timetable...
Via Crossover Chronicles
3 days ago  |  Discuss

George Karl Considered Frontrunner To Become Next Kings' Coach

George Karl is Pete D'Alessandro's old coach with the Denver Nuggets, and the clear frontrunner to become the Sacramento Kings' next head coach. Karl has tried to get multiple head coaching positions since leaving the Nuggets. Karl wants to break Don Nelson's record for career victories, and needs to be back on a bench soon to have a chance.
Via RealGM
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets are still lacking an identity

It’s tough to fault the Nuggets for Sunday night’s loss to the San Antonio Spurs. Playing on the second night of a back-to-back against the defending champions is a tough task, never mind the fact that the game was on Denver’s home court. There’s no shame in falling short, as the Nuggets did, 99-91 to a team as talented as San Antonio. That doesn’t make things any less...
Via Mile High Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Timofey Mozgov thinks Ty Lawson should be an All-Star because he’s a good dude

The NBA All-Star ballots have been opened and you can vote for your favorite player for the midseason classic in New York. In the meantime, the video campaigns have already begun. Timofey Mozgov of the Denver Nuggets wants all of us to vote for Ty Lawson. Why vote for Ty? According to Mozgov, it’s because “he’s a good dude”: I like that he threw in the “don’t drink...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Enthusiastic Timofey Mozgov Wants You to Vote Ty Lawson Into All-Star Game

You know Denver Nuggets center Timofey Mozgov as the really tall Russian dude that Blake Griffin teabagged a couple of years ago. He instantly became the butt of jokes, but to the guy’s credit he blocked out all of the idiots using his surname as a verb and turned into a decent NBA player—and cool teammate to boot. In the video below, Mozgov makes a case to the public to vote...
Via Busted Coverage
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets: More wins needed vs. East

It’s the small things in life that’s what my Grandma use to tell me was to its the small things in life that make the biggest difference. She would say this to me when I had to study for a quiz or exam during high school and college. It wouldn’t make much of a difference to me because I dreaded studying for History subjects no matter what inspiring words were coming from...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets: Nuggets struggling on the road

Before the Denver Nuggets’ most recent three-game road trip, which began last Friday in Washington D.C. and ended on Monday in Toronto, Nuggets Head Coach Brian Shaw made his goals very clear for the Nuggets three games against the Wizards, Hawks and Raptors. “I want to win all three of these games on this road trip,” Shaw said last week in an interview with the Denver Post...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat at Denver Nuggets game preview

TV: SUN SPORTS TIME: PREGAME COVERAGE STARTS AT 10 P.M. Denver Nuggets coach Brian Shaw wishes he could give Ty Lawson a break after the point guard logged a considerable amount of minutes in the past two games. Given the number of injuries plaguing the roster, Shaw doesn't have the luxury of giving any of his players much of a rest. Denver looks to avoid a fifth consecutive defeat...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets Injury Update: Kenneth Faried is 'questionable' for tonight's game

Denver Nuggets' forward Kenneth Faried is dealing with a lower back strain, and is listed as questionable for tonight's contest in Toronto. The injury seemingly popped up out of the blue, and caused 'The Manimal" to miss yesterday's game against the Hawks.Nuggets Kenneth Faried is questionable to play Monday, Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports. pic.twitter.com/enEXJ26tOO—...
Via NBA Injury News
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets: Gary Harris seeing more and more minutes

A lot of pressure comes with being a first-round draft pick, no matter what sport or league a young athlete is preparing to enter. Whether it be the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, or MLS, fans more often than not have lofty expectations for any players that their favorite teams select with a first round pick, expecting immediate results out of these players in their rookie seasons. Thus is...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Does Denver Police Department have beef with Nuggets?

Earlier this week, the Denver Police Department sent a shout-out to the city's local sports teams via Twitter, but curiously missing from the tweet was a reference to the Nuggets, the local NBA team. Naturally, this did not go unnoticed by the Nuggets:@DenverPolice cold..— Denver Nuggets (@denvernuggets) December 1, 2014Denver PD even went out of their way to mention the Colorado...
Via Holdout Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Arron Afflalo Fined $15k For Hard Foul On Alec Burks

On Tuesday the NBA announced that Denver Nuggets Arron Afflalo has been fined $15,000 for a hard foul on Utah Jazz Alec Burks. As reported by ESPN, Monday night Arron Afflalo was taking a dive to the basket when he hit guard Alec Burks on the side of his head in the fourth quarter. The Denver Nuggets guard received a flagrant-2 foul and was ejected. The NBA shooting star champion...
Via Basketball Bicker
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Denver Police Department Snubs Nuggets In Shout-Out Tweet

The Denver Nuggets have won six of their last seven games, but there is one group that isn’t jumping on the bandwagon just yet. The Denver Police Department tweeted a nice shout-out to all the local sports teams on Sunday, but noticeably absent from the love-fest were the nuggets. FOR THE RECORD: We love @Broncos @Rockies @Avalanche & @ColoradoRapids— Denver Police Dept...
Via NESN.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

The Denver Nuggets were miffed at Denver PD’s exclusion of them

As a result of the line in the sand being drawn between the St. Louis PD and the St. Louis Rams, the Denver PD tweeted out a message of solidarity with the city’s local sports teams. They mentioned the Broncos, the Rockies, the Avalanche, and the Rapids, taking care of… wait, I think one team is missing. @DenverPolice cold.. — Denver Nuggets (@denvernuggets) December 1, 2014...
Via Awful Announcing
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets Injury Update: Danilo Gallinari left Wednesday's game with sore knee

The Denver Nuggets lost to the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday by the score of 120-112. Wilson Chandler lead the Nuggets with 19 points in the losing effort. The loss dropped the Nuggets to 7-8, second in the Northwest Division. On the injury front, Danilo Gallinari left the game after playing just nine minutes of action with a sore left knee.  Howcheng via Wikimedia CommonsChris Dempsey...
Via NBA Injury News
21 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ty Lawson drops Kirk Hinrich to the floor

Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson is often overlooked but is still the same quick, elusive player he's always been. Kirk Hinrich learned the hard way in the third quarter of Tuesday night's Bulls-Nuggets game, when Lawson put him on skates. Lawson set up near the three-point arc and made it look like he was going left—toward the top of the key. But he quickly changed...
Via The Sports Daily
22 days ago  |  Discuss

JaVale McGee Surprises Fan With A Kiss On The Cheek

During last friday night’s game Denver Nuggets JaVale McGee surprised a fan with a kiss. USA Today reports, JaVale McGee was trying to save a long rebound when he landed in an empty seat next to an elderly fan. He then laid a kiss on the fan’s cheek before he returned to the court to finish playing with his team. The fan was more than happy to receive a kiss...
Via Basketball Bicker
24 days ago  |  Discuss

JaVale McGee dives into front row, kisses female fan on cheek (Video)

Denver Nuggets center JaVale McGee kissed a female fan on the cheek after landing in the front row seat next to her while saving a loose ball during the second quarter of Friday night's game against New Orleans.McGee was hustling for the ball after a missed three pointer by the Pelicans. He wasn't able to grab the rebound himself, but McGee was able to tip the ball to one of his...
Via Holdout Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

The Denver Nuggets have become a laughingstock

The Denver Nuggets hired Brian Shaw, the highly sought-after coaching candidate who was an assistant with the Lakers under Phil Jackson, to his first head-coaching job in the NBA last summer with high hopes. At the time, Denver was a team brimming with potential and young, explosive player after another. The roster composition is still basically the same as it was when Shaw signed...
Via Crossover Chronicles
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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