Report: Nuggets waive Papanikolaou

One of the biggest pieces the Nuggets received in the Ty Lawson trade is already on his way out. According to David Pick of Eurobasket.com, the Nuggets plan to waive newly-acquired forward Kostas Papanikolaou. Denver Nuggets will waive Kostas Papanikolaou, source said. His $4.7 million deal is non-guaranteed. — David Pick (@IAmDPick) August 1, 2015 […]

Report: Nuggets retain Gallinari, Arthur

After creating some additional flexibility with the Lawson trade, the Nuggets put it to use to retain two of their own. The Post’s Chris Dempsey is reporting that the Nuggets have worked out an extension Danilo Gallinari and agreed to terms on a new contract for Darrell Arthur. The signings are expected to be finalized later this week. Gallinari […]

Ty Lawson trade who’s to blame

So the Lawson era in Denver is officially over. The final guy from the Melo/Thuggets squad has been traded to Houston for salary cap space and a late 1st rounder. What’s crazy is just a year ago he was the face of the franchise and considered a borderline all-star. Now, the Nuggets were lucky to get […]

Ty Lawson traded to Houston Rockets

After months of speculation the Nuggets have finally moved on from troubled point guard Ty Lawson, agreeing to send him to the Houston Rockets for four players and a lottery-protected 2016 first round pick. Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski reported the deal Sunday night. Denver will send Lawson and a 2017 second round pick in return […]

Nuggets drop final summer league game to Wizards

The Nuggets wrapped up summer league Friday night with a 97-89 loss to the Washington Wizards. After two straight weeks of practices and games, the team looked weary and decided to rest Emmanuel Mudiay, Gary Harris, and Joffrey Lauvergne for the final game. Harris and Mudiay told me after the game they were healthy and […]

Nuggets lose tournament opener to Hawks

The Nuggets quest for the (summer league) championship ended Thursday night in an 82-73 loss to the Atlanta Hawks. The same two teams played in Denver’s summer league opener last Friday, which the Nuggets won going away. The Hawks turned the tables in tonight’s rematch with some key defensive adjustments on Mudiay and just more […]

Summer League Notebook: Scouting the future Nuggets

Unlike most teams at summer league, who usually bring 2-3 rookies and second year players, the Nuggets are evaluating a good chunk of their actual roster next season. Rookies Emmanuel Mudiay and Nikola Jokic signed their first contracts and will start their careers in Denver. Gary Harris and Joffrey Lauvergne were on the roster last […]

Nuggets top Heat 86-83 in wild summer league finish

The Nuggets edged the Heat for their third straight summer league win in thrilling fashion, winning 86-83 off an Ian Clark go-ahead three with 1.7 seconds remaining. Erick Green sank two crucial free throws after the Heat turned the ball over on their final possession, sealing the win for Denver in what had been a […]

3-and-D: Denver’s biggest Free Agency need

The NBA’s second (and arguably most intriguing) season is upon us. At midnight, the clock struck Free Agency, and many high-profile players are now on the market, looking for lucrative contracts. The biggest names- LeBron James (sort of), LaMarcus Aldridge, Kevin Love and Marc Gasol, to name a few- will all draw attention from across […]

Nuggets draft Emmanuel Mudiay and Nikola Radicevic

In the days and weeks leading up to the draft, Nuggets GM Tim Connelly didn’t mix words about swinging for the fences with his lottery pick, Denver’s first top 10 selection in 12 years. That long-awaited pivotal moment finally came Thursday night and it didn’t disappoint. The Nuggets came out of the 2015 draft without making […]

Five things to watch this offseason

Last season was one to forget for the Denver Nuggets. 2014-2015 saw the Nuggets lose 50 games and finish with a losing record at home for the first time since 2002-2003. Home attendance plummeted to 28th in the league from a respectable 19th in 2014 and 14th 2013, a franchise-best 57-win season. TV ratings also fell off […]

Recap: Denver Nuggets 92 Los Angeles Clippers 107

The Nuggets didn’t give us much of a game tonight, it was a standard loss to the Clippers in the form of an extremely boring slugfest lasting nearly three hours. Ty Lawson was a late scratch and Danilo Gallinari rested. Jameer Nelson suffered a right hip flexor strain in the second quarter and didn’t return. […]