Grades: Denver Nuggets 120 Los Angeles Lakers 109

The Nuggets snapped a two-game skid with a solid win in Los Angeles, keeping the Lakers winless and moving to 2-2 on the season. Emmanuel Mudiay recorded his first career double-double while Kenneth Faried led the way with a monster 28-point, 15-rebound performance. Grades after the jump.

Nuggets torched by Thunder in OKC

The Nuggets’ early season schedule is chock full of a few games you just know are going to be an uphill battle. Sunday night’s road contest in OKC might as well have been Mount Everest. Despite coming out with better energy and effort than they showed against Minnesota, the Nuggets looked vastly outmatched by the […]

Nuggets flop in home opener, lose to Wolves

After a sterling debut in Houston, the Nuggets crashed back to earth in their home opener, trailing wire-to-wire and losing to the Timberwolves 95-78. Denver moves to 1-1 on the season. From the opening tip, the Nuggets had trouble dealing with Minnesota’s size and length. Karl Anthony Towns and Kevin Garnett owned the paint as […]

Nuggets blow out Rockets in season opener

There’s a lot to get to in the Nuggets’ 105-85 drubbing of the Rockets in Houston, but let’s start with the obvious. The Nuggets played stifling defense against Houston’s high-powered attack, showing James Harden some physical man defense and mixing up aggressive pick and roll schemes to shut down any driving lanes. Houston’s offense was […]

The long, unnecessary grind of the NBA preseason

Three weeks ago, the Nuggets began training camp with a healthy roster outside of Jusuf Nurkic, who is still recovering from offseason knee surgery. Since then, they’ve had to endure a rigorous camp immediately followed by six games, five of which required the Nuggets to travel. There’s still another road game to play before Denver’s season opener […]

Nuggets down Warriors 114-101 in preseason

About midway through the second quarter of tonight’s preseason game in Oakland, the defending champs were rolling. Things looked bleak for the visiting Nuggets, who had already let the Warriors score 53 points with six minutes left in the half. Time and time again, we’ve seen the Nuggets lose their grip in these kinds of […]

Nuggets drop preseason opener to Clippers

The Los Angeles Clippers bested the Nuggets 103-96 in Friday’s NBA preseason opener and there was plenty of good and bad to glean from the Nuggets’ performances. Here a few key takeaways from the early preseason action. Ballhandling issues and turnovers The Nuggets got off to a slow start and the first half offense looked […]

Why the Nuggets signed Mike Miller

Mike Miller officially got a buyout from Portland last week and was set to clear waivers on Wednesday afternoon. Shortly after that happened, Christopher Dempsey confirmed reports that he was Denver-bound. According to Dempsey, the Nuggets have officially signed Miller to a one-year deal. Miller is 35 years old and entering his 16th NBA season. The Nuggets were […]

Measuring success for the Denver Nuggets in 2015-2016

What makes for a successful NBA season? As training camp nears, that is a question NBA fans will be asking about every team. The answer is the same for the vast majority of them — winning. Wins and losses are usually the sole determining factor of who gets hired and fired in the NBA. Teams […]

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 […]