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Pops Mensah-Bonsu Leaves Nuggets Camp

Pops Mensah-Bonsu has left the Nuggets training camp for personal reasons, and he won’t return, tweets Chris Dempsey of The Denver Post. This presumably means that Denver will place the four-year veteran’s non-guaranteed contract on waivers, though it’s unclear as to what the team’s plan is at this point. It’s also unclear at this time why Mensah-Bonsu left camp. His exit...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Nuggets’ mascot Rocky was at a GOP rally

(AP Photo/David Zalubowski) The Denver Nuggets’ mascot Rocky showed up to a GOP rally in Colorado that had Mitt Romney in attendance. Via The Washington Post: The Denver Nuggets mascot made an unauthorized visit to a Colorado campaign event Monday attended by Republicans Mitt Romney, gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez, and U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Cory Gardner. According to...
Via Pass The Pill
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Half Court Pace: A close look at the Denver Nuggets

Last season, the Denver Nuggets experimented with several different styles of play. Coming into training camp, head coach Brian Shaw was determined to rid the Nuggets of the fast paced, drive-and-kick style that had become a staple under George Karl. The theory was that the run-and-gun style of play was not conducive to playoff success. To change that, principles of the triangle...
Via Analytics Game
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gallinari ready to work through adjustment period

One of the stories coming into training camp is the health of Danilo Gallinari who missed the last year and a half with a torn acl he suffered some 547 days ago on April 4th 2013. Coach Shaw said in a press conference Monday that Gallinari would be in an adjustment period the first part of training camp. On Monday Gallinari said “comparing the Gallo from a year and a half ago till...
Via Mile High Sports
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets’ mascot in hot water after appearing at GOP rally

Ken Solomon has been known as “Rocky” the Denver Nuggets mascot for twenty years. Now Solomon may have put his job in jeopardy after making an appearance without going through the proper channels. Solomon decided that it would be a good idea to show up to a GOP rally in his mascot outfit. Well not only was it not a good idea, he may be in hot water with the organization because...
Via No Guts, No Glory
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets Injury Update: Nate Robinson still not cleared for 5-on-5

The Denver Nuggets head into training camp coming off a season in which they won 36 games, fourth in the Northwest Division. Although the Nuggets were solid on offense, ranked 9th in the NBA in points scored, they were a dreadful 28th in points allowed. Injuries played a key factor in the poor season. One key injury was to Nate Robinson, who played in only 44 games. Although improving...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets mascot in trouble after making unauthorized appearance at GOP rally

The man inside the mascot uniform for the Denver Nuggets is in a bit of trouble after putting on the outfit and attending a Colorado Republican rally without the organization’s knowledge. From David Krause of The Denver Post: Unbeknownst to the Denver Nuggets organization, mascot Rocky was at the Colorado Republican rally Monday and evidently didn’t check with his bosses at...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets Mascot In Trouble For Attending Mitt Romney GOP Rally (Photo)

The Denver Nuggets mascot Rocky, is in some hot water with the team for making an unsanctioned appearance at a GOP rally hosted by Mitt Romney on Monday. The actor who plays the very acrobatic mountain lion was seen at the rally in full costume posing with young republicans, from the Colorado GOP twitter page The tweet was soon deleted, but it was too late. The Nuggets issued the...
Via BlackSportsOnline
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets mascot attends GOP rally without team’s consent

Even team mascots have rules to abide by. And Rocky, the Denver Nuggets mascot, may learn that lesson the hard way after showing up at a Colorado GOP rally on Monday without permission. Rocky failed to inform the team about his appearance, and the Nuggets “want to be apolitical,” according to marketing Manager Graham Wincott (via the Denver Post). Rocky has not provided a statement...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brian Shaw Wants Lawson To Watch How Peyton Leads at Practice

The NBA season is quickly approaching. Teams like the Denver Nuggets are looking to bounce back from a disappointing campaign last season. Denver missed the postseason for the first time in ten years. Nuggets head coach Brian Shaw is looking for Ty Lawson to take on more responsibility.  “One thing I wanted to do with him,” Shaw said, “and still may do before we get too heavy...
Via BlackSportsOnline
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets embracing “Why not us?” attitude

Last season, head coach Brian Shaw experienced what it felt like to be the top coach of a team. It certainly did not end as expected. Coach Shaw’s Denver Nuggets finished the 2014 season 36-46. Hampered by many injuries last year, the Nuggets feel as if they have a chip on their shoulder for the upcoming season. “Excitement level is off the charts right now. Why not us?” Nuggets...
Via Mile High Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Nuggets that could be All-Stars

The Denver Nuggets training camp officially opens next week, and the questions heading into the 2014-15 season sound awfully similar to the ones asked seemingly every year since Carmelo Anthony skipped town – namely, can the Nuggets win without an all-star on the roster? With that in mind, here are the five players on the Nuggets roster most likely to make get an all-star nod this...
Via Mile High Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets Injury Update: Danilo Gallinari expects to play in first preseason game

The Denver Nuggets approach training camp following a disappointing 2013-2014 in which they won only 36  games. This came off a 57-25 record in 2012-2013. A major issue contributing to the poor season was injuries. Only four players appeared in over 70 games. They played the entire season without forward Danilo Gallinari, who had a procedure last June on a partially torn ACL...
Via NBA Injury News
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets: 5 reasons why they will make the playoffs

Last year was a disaster for the Denver Nuggets. They won only 37 games and finished as the 5th worst team in the conference. The new coach meant they were playing under a new system and weren’t able to build any chemistry due to the constant injuries. All the rotating players, the new system of Brian Shaw, injuries, nothing went right for the Nuggets last year. That is about to...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Dear Denver Nuggets: It’s Not Me, It’s You

Dear Denver Nuggets, I am breaking up with you. It’s not me, it’s you and let me tell you why. I recently had the exciting opportunity to take part in a contest sponsored by the Denver Nuggets and reddit. They were looking for someone to report on Nuggets Media Day, also known as the start of training camp, for reddit. I thought that this could be a great opportunity for me to...
Via Hardwood Gold Rush
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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