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Posts Tagged ‘ Denver Nuggets ’

‘Nugget Nate’ Robinson: Deja vu or Duplication?

  According to reports, free agent guard Nate Robinson will sign with the Denver Nuggets. He hardly got the big pay day you’d expect after tying Michael Jordan for most points in a 4th quarter for Chicago last playoffs. At this stage of the summer, you have to take what you can get financially. But was it a good decision basketball-wise?...
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Nuggets decide to pay Hickson

  Bigman J.J. Hickson had the ‘contract year’ of ‘contract year’s last season in Portland, hoping for a big pay-day this summer. But GMs have seen this episode before. Hickson didn’t get the offers he had hoped for earlier this week, when it seemed like everyone with sneakers on was getting that juicy mid-level contract (4 years, $22M-$28M). But,...
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Kings offer Iguodala $56M. Psyche!

  The Sacramento Kings have made Andre Iguodala their top free agent target, as their own RFA Tyreke Evans has agreed to an offer sheet with the Pelicans.   The Kings have reportedly offered Iguodala a $56 million dollar contract for four years. The fact that ‘Iggy’ hasn’t accepted it yet tells you where...
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Pelicans lead pursuit of Iguodala

  There are reportedly six teams who have strong interest in Denver Nuggets’ free agent Andre Iguodala.  The New Orleans Pelicans appear to have a leg up on the competition, according to the Times-Picayune.   The Pelicans acquired Iggy’s former Philly teammate on draft night, Jrue Holiday.   The USA Today is also reports that the...
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Grizz trade Arthur for Koufos

  The Denver Nuggets acquired PF Darrell Arthur for C Kosta Koufos on draft night.   The ‘Nugs’ also received the 55th pick, PF Joffrey Lauvergne. The Frenchmen played for Partizan Belgrade last year.   I say this is a win for Denver…a big win. Arthur is more of an impact player inside. Koufos...
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Nuggets hire Brian Shaw

B Shaw has finally gotten his shot. Numerous media outlets are reporting that Brian Shaw will be the next head coach of the Denver Nuggets. Lionel Hollins was the other leading candidate for the job. Shaw would’ve been linked to Boston, but the Celtics and Clippers took too long arranging the Doc Rivers “transaction”.
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Ellis, Iguodala decline options

  Monta Ellis and Andre Iguodala have both decided to take advantage of a weak free agent crop this offseason. Both players will leave a lot of money on the table in order to cash-in on this market.   Ellis was long-rumored to be leaning this way, after playing alongside Brandon Jennings in Milwaukee the past...
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Masai Ujiri to Raptors

  Masai Ujiri will be the next general manager of the Toronto Raptors, returning to the front office he started with.   Ujiri, the 2013 NBA Executive of the Year, accepted a 5-year, $15 million deal to leave the Denver Nuggets for Toronto. The job he did with the Carmelo Anthony situation, and subsequent trade, is a major plus on his...
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Warriors eliminate Nuggets, What did we learn?

  The Golden State Warriors finished off the Denver Nuggets on Thursday night in Oakland. The game taught us a lot about both teams…..   - David Lee is a true throwback player, and worth every cent. Most of America, including most of the media, found out that Lee was playing in Game 6...
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Recap: Warriors take 2-1 lead over Nuggets

  The Golden State Warriors erased a twelve-point halftime deficit on Friday night to beat the Denver Nuggets, 110-108.    Mark Jackson again went with a starting lineup of Jarrett Jack alongside Stephen Curry in the backcourt, with Harrison Barnes at “power forward”. George Karl decided to go even smaller, with Kenneth Faried at...
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Attn Warriors: Going small vs Nuggets is fool’s gold

  Haven’t we been down this road before in Golden State? Didn’t the Warriors make a decision last year to move away from a small lineup, specifically a small backcourt??   Mark Jackson once started two six-footers, Stephen Curry and Monta Ellis. That was, until he followed MY advice. The team finally came to...
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Recap: Identity theft in Denver as Warriors tie series

  Golden State Warriors head coach Mark Jackson, missing his All-Star power forward, decided to start go small against the run n’ gun Denver Nuggets in Game 2. By starting Jarrett Jack alongside Stephen Curry, and forcing Harrison Barnes to the 4-spot, he hoped to match Denver’s speed and quickness. Golden State actually exceeded it....
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Recap: Nuggets take Gm 1 on Andre Miller drive

  The 37 year-old Andre Miller, one of the better and more consistent player in the NBA the past decade, may have made the biggest shot of his career. With the Nuggets and Warriors tied, and clock ticking, he drove on rookie Draymond Green and made a sweet up-n-under lay-up. With 1.2 seconds left and...
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Nuggets’ Faried sprains ankle

  The Denver Nuggets just can’t seem to catch a break.   The team that lost starting small forward Danilo Gallinari for the season with a torn ACL, now appears to have lost its starting power forward as well.   Kenneth Faried had to be carried off the court Sunday afternoon after he sprained...
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Nuggets’ Gallinari out for season

  The Denver Nuggets’ playoff run may be over before it even starts.   As Ty Lawson continues to mend his plantar fascia, it looks like Danilo Gallinari has passed him on the injured list.   In the second quarter of Denver’s game versus the Mavericks on Thursday night. ‘Gallo’ appeared to have torn...
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