The time has arrived for media day, training camp and the preseason

October has arrived, and with it the end of the NBA offseason. Today is media day in the NBA, and the Denver Nuggets will open the doors of the Pepsi Center to the press prior to the beginning of training camp tomorrow. And we are now less than a week away from Denver’s first preseason game versus the Los Angeles Clippers at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on Oct. 6. (See the complete preseason schedule at here).

Of course, Roundball Mining Company will be keeping you updated with the latest developments out of training camp and the preseason, so stay tuned.

One thing to watch for today is an announcement which is expected to be made at at 10 a.m., according to the final installment of their comic “Adventures in Nuggets Nation.” Based on the clues given there, along with the recent surfacing of an NBA 2K13 screenshot of what could possibly be a new Nuggets alternate jersey, there is speculation that the announcement may pertain to Denver’s jerseys and/or logos. Have we seen the last of the dark blues pictured above?

On the whole, Nuggets fans have probably not been this excited for an upcoming season in quite some time. The recent addition of Andre Iguodala, the continued development of Kenneth Faried and JaVale McGee, the opportunity for Jordan Hamilton to get his first shot at a regular rotation role, the challenge beset upon Ty Lawson and Danilo Gallinari to take their games to the next level, the chance for this entire squad to have their first full training camp together and enter the regular season properly prepared to grow into a team which might start to crack the ranks of the NBA elite — there is so much to be optimistic about, so much promise, and without a doubt an incredibly entertaining season of basketball to look forward to.

So please share your thoughts in the comments about what you’re most excited for, which players you’re most looking forward to watching, what you might be worried about, or anything else regarding the upcoming season. And please check back at RMC regularly for continued preseason coverage as well as the continuation of our #NuggetsRank series and more.



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Joel is a long time Denver Nuggets (and Broncos) fan from Colorado who's been living in Japan since the mid-90s, and blogging about the Nuggets since 2008. You can contact and follow him on Twitter: @denbutsu.
  • Ethan Donsbach

    First. Super stoked about AI from Philly part II.. Most excited about Javale McGee though, everyone keeps talking like he’s clinically insane, maybe he is either way dudes gonna average minimum of fifteen, ten, and 2+ blocks, can’t wait never been this excited about an NBA season.

  • Will the NC Nugget

    Totally agree there I haven’t been this excited coming into a new season since we went to the WCF the previous season …..Nuggz are full of promise and excitement this year and I can’t wait to see what develops ….those yellow jerseys are NASTY btw ill def be at that bobcats game considering that’s the closest place to Chapel Hill they’re playing at lol lol LETS GO NUGGETS!!!!


  • nugswin

    “On the whole, Nuggets fans have probably not been this excited for an upcoming season in quite some time.”

    You can say that again. There’s a very good possibility that this year’s edition will be the best Nugget team ever. Bring it on!!!

  • Nugnugz

    Nuggets are going to dominate.

  • SmokinNugs

    The new Nuggets jerseys are SICK! All over Facebook and also shown on Altitude Authentics. Check em out! Gold “skyline” style. Getting myself a #35! WOOOOP!

  • dynamo.joe

    I anxiously await JaVale McGee bringing back the Rick Barry grandma freethrow.

    • Ernie

      Are you serious about McGee shooting granny style? That would be so great, and improve his shooting percentage 30%.

  • dynamo.joe

    So, I guess that’s the starting line up then?

    • GK4Prez

      GK said in an interview that the current plan is to start Mozgov and bring Javale off the bench with Miller.

  • GK4Prez

    Training camp is starting and not a single mention yet about the Nuggets inviting a former Nugget to camp. Let me be the first. Welcome back AC….lol

    • Daniel Y

      If Anthony Carter comes in and takes a roster spot away from one of our rookies or Julyan Stone I will be forever pissed. Hopefully Karl isn’t upset about losing Harrington and now needs one of his “trusted veterans” back.

      GK: “Yeah I needed a designated player to inbound the ball on the last possession of a close game so I told Masai to invite Anthony Carter to camp”.

    • Jeff

      Haha, great.

      • Ryan

        I could have sworn Anthony Carter had been officially exiled from Denver city limits…

  • CJP32

    A few things to take away from George Karl’s press conference:

    Team Leader – Ty is the leader now and has to take charge every single day, both in games and practise.

    Three point shooting – he expects Gallo, Brewer and possibly Hamilton to be the main guys to replace Afflalo and Al in that category

    Off season improvements – he believes that McGee and Faried are top of most improved over the summer

    Starting 5 – GK loves to mess with the media’s heads and keep it interesting. What I thought was most interesting was the fact that there isn’t a clear lock for the 4 or 5 spot. Wilson Chandler is more than capable of playing the starting 4. That could give 2nd Units headaches with a Denver bench of:

    Andre Miller
    Jordan Hamilton
    Corey Brewer
    Kenneth Faried
    JaVale McGee

    Lots of energy and defense there, and lob dunks. Full transcript here:

  • Wizzy Kitchener

    Had a few too many beers and put some big-time money on the nuggets to take it out this year. And when I say big-time I mean $40. Winnings would be $2400. Is it just me or are those 60:1 odds too nice to pass up?

    • CJP32

      Over here in Australia, Denver is paying $51 to win it all. Im putting $20 down = $1,020 winnings.

  • James

    anyone know when family packs / guys night out / other promos start going on sale? looking to get some tickets for my brother for his birthday

  • Kyle Obergfell

    I just read ESPN saying Mosgov will start.



    GK… anyone want to start the fire GK campaign early?

    • CJP32

      I don’t think that is 100% set in stone. The starting positions will be decided by end of training camp.

      But at the end of the day, McGee will play more minutes anyway and will most likely finish games over Mozzy, he just has to improve his FT %

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