Kiszla: The rising NBA star the Nuggets should covet is Gordon Hayward, not Paul George

Paul George is not the answer. Denver will be an NBA destination city sooner rather than later. Nikola Jokic will make it so. Jamal Murray will help recruit a marquee free agent who naysayers have long insisted won’t ever come to Colorado. Consider the Nuggets lucky they did not get George, the most overrated all-star on the planet, at the NBA trade deadline. Consider Denver doubly...
Via The Denver Post
1 hour ago

No big splash at the deadline means the Nuggets must act this summer

The Denver Nuggets have had their eye on two major accomplishments this season. The first is building toward a successful future and the second is making the playoffs this season. After Thursday’s NBA trade deadline passed, playoffs may be in the future for Denver this season; however, the future of the Nuggets very much remains a question. The only move Denver was able to pull...
Via Mile High Sports
1 hour ago

Paul George extremely critical of Pacers following trade deadline

The NBA trade deadline has come and gone. Paul George is still on the Indiana Pacers. But from the sounds of things, the team has to mend fences with its star.Speaking to a pool of reporters, George made it clear that he did not like the communication (or lack thereof) between himself and the team during the lead up to Thursday’s trade deadline. “I kind was on the ropes just...
Via Sportsnaut
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bucks deal Hibbert to Nuggets for second-round pick

DENVER -- The Denver Nuggets have acquired center Roy Hibbert from the Milwaukee Bucks for a protected second-round pick. The deal was reached just before the trade deadline Thursday. It's the second time this month Hibbert has been dealt. The Bucks picked up Hibbert from the Charlotte Hornets on Feb. 2. The 30-year-old Hibbert is making $5 million this season and is set to become...
Via Associated Press
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

AP Source: Nuggets acquire Roy Hibbert from Bucks

DENVER (AP) A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that the Denver Nuggets have acquired center Roy Hibbert from the Milwaukee Bucks for a protected second-round pick. The deal was reached just before the trade deadline Thursday. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the trade has not been announced by either team. It's the second...
Via Associated Press
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Nuggets reportedly acquire Roy Hibbert from Bucks

  The Denver Nuggets have reportedly acquired center Roy Hibbert from the Milwaukee Bucks, according to The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The Nuggets will send a top 55 protected 2019 second-round pick back to the Milwaukee, per Christopher Dempsey.  Hibbert, 30, is averaging 5.2 points and 3.0 rebounds in just 16.0 minutes per game for the Bucks this season. It’s been...
Via BSN Denver
7 hours ago

Report: Nuggets made ‘monster offer’ to Pacers for Paul George

It appears the Denver Nuggets were among the teams interested in acquiring Paul George before the trade deadline, and they were willing to make a huge sacrifice for the Indiana Pacers star. ESPN’s Marc Stein and Chris Haynes reported Thursday that Denver made a “monster” offer to Indiana for  the four-time All-Star, but “the talks gained no traction.” It’s also worth...
Via The Sports Daily
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Report: Nuggets made ‘monster offer’ for Paul George

The Denver Nuggets reportedly had serious interest in Paul George before Thursday’s NBA trade deadline, and they are said to have made a substantial offer for the star swingman.According to Marc Stein and Chris B. Haynes of ESPN, Denver made a “monster offer” for George, but the deal may have been contingent upon George’s willingness to sign an extension with the Nuggets...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Report: Nuggets “open” to trading Will Barton ahead of deadline

  It’s been reported that Wilson Chandler and Danilo Gallinari can be had at Thursday’s trade deadline if the Nuggets receive a package that they think improves their situation as it currently stands right now. Besides Chandler and Gallinari, Adrian Wojnarowski said Wednesday on The Vertical’s Facebook Live show that the Nuggets are open to dealing Will Barton as well....
Via BSN Denver
22 hours ago

Emmanuel Mudiay benched for Jameer Nelson

When the Denver Nuggets drafted Emmanuel Mudiay No. 7 overall in the 2015 draft, seeing him benched in favor of Jameer Nelson in Year 2 is not what they had in mind for his development. But that is what has transpired.Michael Malone said after Nuggets practice on Wednesday that Nelson will be the team’s point guard when the team plays its first game after the All-Star break....
Via Larry Brown Sports
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BSN Nuggets Podcast: Trade deadline extravaganza

  Harrison Wind and T.J. McBride preview the NBA trade deadline by going through the best possible outcomes for the Nuggets Thursday. What should the Nuggets give up if Jimmy Butler and Paul George are available to be had and what moves we see Denver making by Thursday afternoon. Also, the guys discuss Wednesday’s practice where Michael Malone named Jameer Nelson the starter...
Via BSN Denver
1 day ago

Nuggets are not going to mortgage the future for the eighth seed

The NBA’s trade deadline is rapidly approaching, and with that, the Denver Nuggets will have some decisions to make about the state of the franchise. To date, the Nuggets have only made one major trade during the NBA’s trade frenzy, shipping Jusuf Nurkic to Portland in exchange for Mason Plumlee. Other than this move, it’s been all quiet on the trade front for Denver. Prior...
Via Mile High Sports
1 day ago

Anthony Davis rebuffs DeMarcus Cousins on playing for Kings: ‘I wasn’t going to Sacramento’

Plenty of things seemed odd about the Sacramento Kings decision to trade DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans. One of them is that the Kings sit a game ahead of the Pelicans in the Western Conference playoff race. Why were they selling to a team below them in the standings? Why didn’t the Kings try to team Cousins up with a fellow University of Kentucky star, Anthony Davis...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nikola Jokic on facing Team USA in Rising Stars Challenge: ‘We’re gonna kick their a–’

Denver Nuggets big man Nikola Jokic is playing with some serious swagger right now, and that’s apparently extending into All-Star Weekend.In an interview with NBA TV on Friday, Jokic, who will be representing Team World in the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge, was asked if he had any predictions about facing Team USA in the competition. The 21-year-old replied simply, “Yeah...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Second-year NBA stars who can salvage the season

Anyone who follows sports knows all about the sophomore slump, but not all second-year players take a step fact. In fact, year two is often a stepping stone toward NBA stardom.Welcome back to the Yardbarker roundtable, where we look at some of last season's rookies to see how they're doing in their sophomore campaigns. So:Which second-year players will stand out in the second half...
Via Yardbarker
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets slap Emmanuel Mudiay on the trade block

Emmanuel Mudiay’s time with the Denver Nuggets might be close to an end. Mudiay, the No. 7 pick in the 2015 NBA draft, has had a rocky start to his career and the Nuggets keep hanging around a playoff slot in the Western Conference. According to Clevis Murray of Sir Charles in Charge, Mudiay’s name has come up on the trade market: This isn’t the most surprising development...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 2/14: Love and reconciliation

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the Yardbarker Box Score, what we're reading while hoping each and every one of you reading this has a happy Valentine's Day. Happy birthday to Mickey Wright, Jim Kelly, Gheorghe Muresan, Steve McNair and Brandon Sutter. On this date in 2010, Alexandre Bilodeau...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Heat, Raptors ‘have expressed interest’ in Serge Ibaka

The Serge Ibaka trade rumors aren’t going away, folks. If anything, they’re only going to continue heating up until the February 23 trade deadline.The latest news on this front comes to us by way of ESPN’s Marc Stein, who reports there are two Eastern Conference teams looking at potentially landing Ibaka in a trade before the deadline.“Sources say that Toronto and Miami are...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Knicks' fans chant ‘Charles Oakley!’ and ‘Fire Dolan!’ at MSG

New York Knicks owner James Dolan appeared on the radio Friday — with a binder of prepared notes — and said that Charles Oakley is currently banned from Madison Square Garden following Wednesday night’s events.Knicks fans were taking Oakley’s side before Dolan’s weird interview, and were only taking Oakley’s side more after the weird interview.So, it’s no surprise that...
Via The Comeback
12 days ago  |  Discuss

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