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Victor Claver Agrees To Sign With Khimki Moscow

Victor Claver has agreed to terms with Khimki Moscow. Claver will replace Joffrey Lauvergne who recently joined the Denver Nuggets. Claver was waived by the Nuggets following his trade to the Portland Trail Blazers.
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets can ease back injured players

Like a lot of teams at this time of the year, the Denver Nuggets are showing some wear and tear. Here’s the latest news on the injury front as the Nuggets get set to take on the Utah Jazz Friday night: Center Jusuf Nurkic, who suffered a sprained ankle in the fourth quarter of Denver’s 110-96 loss to the Phoenix Suns Wednesday, definitely won’t play Friday. Though X-Rays were...
Via Mile High Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jusuf Nurkic gets technical foul by handing ball to laying Markieff Morris

There aren’t a lot of reasons to watch the Denver Nuggets these days. But Jusuf Nurkic may have suddenly become a must-watch since he doesn’t seem to care about anything. After clobbering Markieff Morris with a shoulder, Nurkic leaves the ball on his victim and gets a tech: You can call it disrespectful or even polite. I call it hilarious. Keep doing your thing, Nurkic. **...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets’ Jusuf Nurkic Trolls The Mess Out Of Opponent After He Flops

The Nuggets’ Jusuf Nurkic earned arguably the funniest technical foul in NBA history. After the Suns’ Markieff Morris drew a charge with a flop, Nurkic handed the ball to Morris while he was still on the ground. [Vine] The post Nuggets’ Jusuf Nurkic Trolls The Mess Out Of Opponent After He Flops appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jusuf Nurkic earns technical foul for taunting Markieff Morris (Video)

Denver Nuggets rookie center Jusuf Nurkic earned a technical foul for taunting Suns forward Markieff Morris during the third quarter of Wednesday night's game against Phoenix.After knocking Morris to the floor on the post-up move, Nurkic slammed it down, caught the ball and handed it to Morris while he was still on the ground. The official called the technical immediately.This may...
Via Holdout Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kenneth Faried Injury Forces Him Out, Nuggets Fall To Suns

Kenneth Faried sat out Wednesday’s loss due to injury. A terrible season for the Denver Nuggets continues to get worse as a Kenneth Faried injury caused him to miss Denver’s 110-96 loss to the Phoenix Suns. NBA.com reports the Nuggets starting power forward sat out due to a bruised left thumb that occurred on Monday in another loss to the Brooklyn Nets. Eric Bledsoe (18...
Via Basketball Bicker
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Jusuf Nurkic Remains the Best

If you didn’t know by now that Denver Nuggets’ big Jusuf Nurkic is a terrifyingly enjoyable basketball player, here’s another example of Nurkic being Nurkic in a game Wednesday night at home against the Phoenix Suns.   (h/t @CourtZierk) Rather than just go about his day after dropping Suns’ big Markieff Morris to the floor, and scoring an easy bucket, Nurkic seizes the...
Via Bloguin Best
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets' Faried, Chandler out with injuries against Suns

DENVER (AP) The Denver Nuggets are without banged-up forwards Kenneth Faried and Wilson Chandler on Wednesday night against the Phoenix Suns. Faried is sidelined with a bruised left thumb, which he hurt in the first half Monday against Brooklyn. Chandler is missing a second straight game due to a sore left groin. Chandler said the move was precautionary and he hopes to return Friday...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

76ers Claim Thomas Robinson Off Waivers

Thomas Robinson was once so highly thought of he was the No. 5 pick in the 2012 draft, taken in front of guys like Damian Lillard and Andre Drummond. Now the former Kansas star is set to join his sixth team in that time span. Robinson was sent from Portland to Denver as part of the Arron Afflalo trade — where the Nuggets promptly bought out his contract — thus waiving him....
Via Thacover2
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ty Lawson’s time in Denver is up

Rare is the case when one can begin with the bottom line, but in this instance it’s most appropriate. So, here it is… the bottom line: Six points, 10 assists. That’s the stat line for Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson in last night’s 28-point loss to the Brooklyn Nets, a team that’s clinging to the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference playoff standings. Lawson’s counterpoint...
Via Mile High Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Thomas Robinson to Sign with the Nets

Thomas Robinson has been in the NBA less than three years and the former Kansas Jayhawk will now be on his fifth NBA team once his deal with the Brooklyn Nets becomes official. After being dealt by the Portland Trail Blazers in a deal that sent Arron Afflalo to Rip City, Robinson was immediately waived by the Denver Nuggets. The Nuggets are in the early stages of a complete makeover...
Via Crossover Chronicles
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Multiple playoff contenders interested in Thomas Robinson

The Denver Nuggets officially waived Thomas Robinson (and Victor Claver) on Sunday. And now that Robinson is on the market, multiple teams, ranging from championship contenders to those clawing for an eighth seed, are reportedly interested in his services for the stretch run of the season.
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tim Connelly says Ty Lawson ‘needs to grow up’

Since being drafted 18th overall in 2009, Ty Lawson has spent his entire NBA career with the Nuggets. On the court, he’s developed into one of the better point guards in the league. He finished last season tied for second in assists with 8.8 per game and is currently tied for first this season with...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Sixers Rare Buyers at the Deadline, Acquire JaVale McGee

Philadelphia 76ers general manager Sam Hinkie has a plan. It might be a plan that forced the team into a two-year stretch that remains among the worst in NBA history. But it’s still a plan. Now starting to reap the benefit of actually “tanking” since the start of last season, Philadelphia’s salary cap and roster flexibility afforded it the ability to pick up big man JaVale...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Sixers acquire JaVale McGee, first-round pick from Nuggets

Today is the NBA Trade Deadline and if you thought the Philadelphia 76ers were just going to stand pat then you do not know GM Sam Hinkie. Hinkie has no problem with doing trades for expiring contracts, second round or even first round picks. That was the case today as he worked his magic this time making a trade with the Denver Nuggets. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo!...
Via Total Sports Live
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Arron Afflalo traded to Portland in five-player deal

Arron Afflalo was traded by the Denver Nuggets along with Alonzo Gee to the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday hours before the trade deadline expires. Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski first reported the trade and says Portland is sending a future first and second-round pick, Thomas Robinson, Victor Claver, and Will Barton to the Nuggets. Afflalo is...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers Acquire Arron Afflalo from the Nuggets

In the first semi-major deal of the NBA trade deadline, the struggling Denver Nuggets sent Arron Afflalo to the Portland Trail Blazers as part of a five-player deal on Thursday. Portland is also acquiring Alonzo Gee in the deal. In his eighth season out of UCLA, Afflalo is averaging 14.5 points and 3.4 rebounds per game. He’s seen as a legitimate perimeter scorer that will help...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets dump JaVale McGee on 76ers

Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting the Denver Nuggets have agreed to send JaVale McGee and a 1st round pick to the Philadelphia 76ers. This is strictly a cost-cutting move by Tim Connelly. McGee is in the 3rd year of a 4-year, $44 million dollar contract. He is making $23.2 million this year and is scheduled to make $12 million next year. Denver has agreed to send JaVale McGee to...
Via Mile High Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets Put Ty Lawson On Trading Block

The Denver Nuggets are looking to deal Ty Lawson. The Denver Nuggets are reportedly looking to deal point guard Ty Lawson before the trading deadline on Thursday afternoon. According to ESPN, Denver coach Brian Shaw wants current Indiana Pacers point guard George Hill to be Lawson’s replacement as Shaw was an assistant coach for the Pacers and is a big of Hill. With other...
Via Basketball Bicker
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets G Lawson misses first practice after All-Star break

DENVER -- Point guard Ty Lawson missed the Denver Nuggets' first practice after the All-Star break and coach Brian Shaw is looking into the reason why before handing out any sort of punishment. Asked about Lawson's nonattendance, Shaw said: ''Travel issues or whatever, he's not here. ... So we had to go without him.'' Shaw said one of the choices may be holding Lawson out of the...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets trade rumors: Will offers be made?

It is no secret that the Denver Nuggets are on the front lines of trade rumors this year, having reportedly been shopping players like Wilson Chandler and Arron Afflalo around, but all that talk means nothing if no team makes an offer or accepts one the Nuggets are asking for. After getting two first round picks for Timofey Mozgov in early January, the Nuggets front office is looking...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings officially name George Karl head coach

The Sacramento Kings have thanked former head coach Tyrone Corbin for everything he has done over the past two months since the team fired Mike Malone by parting ways with the interim head man. The team has also officially hired veteran head coach George Karl to replace Corbin. Karl last coached in the NBA with the Denver Nuggets in 2012-2013, leading them to 57 wins and earning...
Via Sportsnaut
16 days ago  |  Discuss

DeMarcus Cousins speaking out against George Karl hiring?

DeMarcus Cousins hit a game-winning buzzer-beater to lift the Sacramento Kings over the Phoenix Suns on Sunday night, but he was in no mood to celebrate. Is that because the Kings are still nowhere near the playoff picture or because of the head coach they are about to hire? Various reports have indicated that Cousins...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets: Final Surge or Fall Out?

The Denver Nuggets are sitting at a fork in the road that many teams find themselves sitting in some point. The final destination is unknown, the product of the teams decision of which turn they will follow will determine their standing in the NBA for many years to come. The name on the left is Final Surge, the one on the right is Fall Out. Final Surge is a quest to stay relevant...
Via isportsweb.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets in need of an all-out rebuild

Turbulent only begins to describe the state of the Denver Nuggets so far this season.   The core once thought to be capable of fighting for a playoff spot is now on a five game losing streak and sit at eleventh place in the west with a record of 19-31.  With a team salary $7 million over the cap and only two expiring contracts worth roughly $4.3 million this offseason, it has...
Via isportsweb.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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