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Kenneth Faried '100 percent believes' Nuggets can make playoffs

Can Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried lead his team back to the postseason?The Nuggets went to the postseason in each of Faried's first two years in the league, and he sounds confident the Nuggets can get back there once again.Denver has missed the playoffs in each of the last two seasons amid injuries and roster turnover, but the 6-foot-8 power forward told Rappler.com that...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets add Navy SEAL training to offseason

The Denver Nuggets play their home games in one of the most difficult environments in pro sports. Playing in the thin air of the Mile High City tends to wear opponents down and for years has been a distinct home court advantage for the Nuggets. This offseason the Nuggets took a different approach to getting in premium condition to play at 5,280 feet above sea level. As training camp...
Via Mile High Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jameer Nelson talks “Dig Deep Week” with Nuggets.com

  As has already been established here at BSNDenver.com and elsewhere across the Nuggets Nation, Jameer Nelson is one coot cat. Not only is he an All-Star and general on the floor, but he’s also one of the best teammates and all-around good people in the NBA. This past week Nelson flew almost the entire Nuggets organization to his hometown of Philadelphia, PA, for a week-long...
Via BSN Denver
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Gallinari prepares for EuroBasket 2015

The NBA season is still more than a month away from the start of training camp, but Nuggets forward Danilo Galinari is already getting himself in midseason form, readying to play for Italy in the FIBA EuroBasket Championship, which runs Sept. 5-20 across four nations in Europe. Gallinari is excited to represent his team and be back to playing basketball fully healthy. “I can...
Via Mile High Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jameer Nelson continues to be awesome, writes op-ed for Players’ Tribune

  Every few years the Nuggets sign someone who I come to adore. This player usually isn’t the most talented on the roster — he might not even be in the rotation — but when he plays he always gives it his all and epitomizes what’s truly great about raw, professional competition. In the past this prototype has been manifested through guys like Corey Brewer, Arron Afflalo and...
Via BSN Denver
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets coach Michael Malone on Ty Lawson trade: 'We felt it was a good move for us'

Denver Nuggets head coach Michael Malone may be new on the job, but he's apparently happy with the moves that have been made this offseason. Malone recently praised the communication between the front office, especially when it came to trading franchise player Ty Lawson to the Houston Rockets earlier this summer. Here's what Malone told Nicki Jhabvala of the Denver Post:  “We...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Kenneth Faried: There will be a female head coach in the NBA

    The San Antonio Spurs made history last summer when they hired former WNBA star Becky Hammon as an assistant coach. The Sacramento Kings followed suit a few weeks ago, announcing that they have added Basketball Hall of Famer Nancy Lierberman to their coaching staff. Will there be a female head coach in the NBA at some point down the line? Kenneth Faried thinks there will...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Jameer Nelson to hold week-long team workout in Philadelphia

General manager and executive vice president of basketball operations, Tim Connelly went on Mile High Sports Radio with Gil Whiteley to discuss the Nuggets offseason, their needs at shooting and gave some intel on a week-long “workout” veteran guard Jammer Nelson is holding in Philadelphia for the entire roster. Nelson, a native of Chester, Pennsylvania, signed a new free...
Via BSN Denver
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets: Darrell Arthur and Will Barton Grades

Source: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images North America By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Darrell Arthur Contract: Two seasons, 5.82 million (player option) Arthur is likely to be the Denver Nuggets’ fourth big man after Kenneth Faried, Jusuf Nurkic and J.J. Hickson and play 15-20 minuets per game like he has for the Nuggets for two seasons (17.1 and 17), but there are...
Via HoopStuff
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Faried relishes chance to take a leadership role

Since being drafted in the 2011 NBA , Kenneth Faried has been a constant source of energy and exuberance in the Nuggets lineup. His aggressive style of play and high energy on both ends of the court made him a fan favorite and earned him the nickname “Manimal.” In his four years in the league, Faried has become of the best rebounders and high-flyer when it comes to dunks. On...
Via Mile High Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets 2015 Offseason Grade

Darrell Arthur might still be re-signed, but there’s likely not much left on the Nuggets’ summer agenda. In Nikola Jokic—three years, $4 million Wilson Chandler—four years, 46.5 million deal Will Barton—three years, $10.6 million Jameer Nelson—three years, $13.6 million Joey Dorsey—via trade Nick Johnson—via trade Coach Mike Malone Out Ty Lawson—traded to...
Via The Lottery Mafia
24 days ago  |  Discuss

The NBA’s New United Nations: The Denver Nuggets

Just about nothing has gone right for the Denver Nuggets since April 2013. Back then, general manager Masai Ujiri built a 57-win team, coached by future Hall of Famer George Karl, that strode into the difficult Western Conference playoffs with the No. 3 seed. And then the Nuggets lost in the first round to a 47-win No. 6 seed who hadn’t been to the playoffs in five straight...
Via The Sports Post
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Ty Lawson to enter rehab following DUI arrest

Earlier this week, Ty Lawson was arrested for the second time this year on charges of driving while under the influence. During a hearing on Friday, Lawson’s attorney said the Nuggets guard will enter a treatment program in Malibu. “We will be handling the personal needs of the defendant,” said Lawson’s lawyer via ESPN, Harvey...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Ty Lawson arrested for DUI again

Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson was arrested for driving while under the influence in Los Angeles early Tuesday morning. TMZ reports that Lawson was pulled over for speeding when California Highway Patrol officers suspected he had been drinking. The 27-year-old was asked to go through some field sobriety tests, which he apparently did not...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Nuggets Sign Wilson Chandler to Four-Year Extension

All the pre-draft talk about pretty much every member of the Denver Nuggets being up for sale has subsided. While Ty Lawson may very well find himself moved, it looks like the team is going to be kept together for first-year head coach Michael Malone. Denver took that idea to a new level on Saturday be signing forward Wilson Chandler to a four-year, $46 million extension. Denver...
Via Sportsnaut
July 12, 2015  |  Discuss
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