Ty Lawson Not Selected as an All-Star

In news I predicted yesterday Ty Lawson was not named a 2013 Western Conference All-Star.

Lawson was beat out by Damian Lilliard, Chris Paul, Tony Parker and James Harden in a vote done by NBA coaches.

It is hard to make a great case for Lawson being in over any of those guys as the Nuggets are behind each player’s team in the Western Conference standings and each player has had a spectacular year. Paul will be the player that many Nuggets’ fans disagree with but when healthy he has been the one player that constantly finds himself on the top of Lawson in almost every stat, advanced stat and Sports Vu stat.

Lawson probably won’t be taken as an injury replacement either, as Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins, Goran Dragic and Mike Conley all probably are more deserving for their great work this season. In fact Davis and Cousins became the only players since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to not make the roster after posting PERs over 26.

Lawson and the Nuggets will now turn their focus to the rest of the season as they battle their way towards the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.

What are your thoughts on the choices? Did Lawson get snubbed? If so who should he have made it over? Let us know in the comments below. 

Faried, but not Lawson, chosen for initial Team USA roster

Last June, Kenneth Faried and Ty Lawson had the honor of being invited to participate in the U.S. men’s national basketball team mini-camp for four days in Las Vegas.

Today, only one of them, Faried, made the cut for the initial roster. Still, there may yet be hope for Lawson to get another shot. According to NBA.com: (more…)

BREAKING NEWS: Danilo Gallinari Out for Season

In a season of ups and downs for the Nuggets, Tuesday afternoon brought with it another stomach punching loss. Adrian Wojnarowski has just reported that Gallo has undergone reconstructive knee surgery and will be out for the 2013-2014 season.

Gallinari unsure if he will return this season

All we have to go on here are the words of Danilo Gallinari himself. As yet there appears to be no confirmation (or denial) of anything specific from the Denver Nuggets brass or medical staff. So take this with appropriately large grains of salt until more information comes in.

That said, Sportando reports on the recent interview Gallo did with the Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport, and the usually confident Rooster clearly sounds unsure of whether he’ll be able to return this season at all: (more…)

BREAKING NEWS: JaVale McGee Out Indefinitely

According to the official Nuggets twitter account, JaVale McGee will be sidelined indefinitely due to a stress fracture in his left tibia. 

Head coach Brian Shaw has not decided if he will start Timofey Mozgov or J.J. Hickson at center for Monday’s game against Utah but either way expect to see both players start logging more time at the position.

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Nuggets Make Rookie Contract Option Decisions

With the deadline to exercise team options on three rookie contracts looming tomorrow the Nuggets have made their decisions.

Denver picked up the options on Evan Fournier ($1.4 million for 2014-2015) and Kenneth Faried ($2.2 million dollars in 2014-2015) and declined the option on Jordan Hamilton.

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Nuggets Starting Lineup Announced

Well after much deliberation during preseason, Brian Shaw has finally announced the starting five that will take the court Wednesday in Sacromento. And boy, it’s a doozie.

Wilson Chandler’s absence was somewhat expected, due to his reported hamstring injury, but his replacement came as a minor surprise. While Randolph got a lot of run in the preseason it hardly seemed feasible he would contribute any more than he did last year, mostly as a garbage time player who might play some meaningful minutes in emergency stopgap situations.

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Nuggets Waive Damion James.

With rosters needing to be finalized and down to 15 players by 5:00 ET on Monday evening the Nuggets announced that they have waived Damion James. 

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Ty Lawson Questionable for OKC

According to the Denver Post’s Chris Dempsey, Ty Lawson is a game-time decision for tonight’s preseason game against the Oklahoma City Thunder with a back injury.

The report says that Lawson suffered the injury fighting through a screen during last night’s victory over the Spurs and is going to play the injury cautiously saying that if his back tightens up he will not play.

We here at RMC hope to have coverage of the game tonight but the game is not being televised anywhere. We will do our best to find a stream of the game and provide our thoughts on what happens.

Until then please check out my thoughts from last night’s game and leave your own on the recap post from the game. 

[UPDATE] Lawson charged with physical harassment, according to The Denver Post

A few days ago I asked the RMC community to come up with story ideas because our writers were all out. Many readers submitted some fine ideas, which we plan on covering in the coming days, but none can compare to the real-life physical harassment and criminal mischief charges Ty Lawson obtained this past Saturday night.

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2013-2014 Denver Nuggets Schedule Released

The 2013-2014 Denver Nuggets’ schedule has been released by the NBA.

The team opens on October 30th in Sacramento against the Kings with the home opener falling two nights later against the Portland Trail Blazers.

According to a release by the team the Nuggets will be featured on national television 20 times this season with six appearances on TNT, seven on ESPN and seven on NBATV.

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Green reaches agreement with Italy’s Siena, according to Yahoo!Sports.com

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo!Sports.com, Nuggets guard Erick Green has reached a one-year contract agreement with Italian team Siena, a “Euroleague power,” as Woj puts it. The article also points out how “Siena has a strong recent history of success with guards” and “has won seven consecutive Italian League championships.” The Nuggets will retain Green’s rights and will likely assess his future role with the team after the upcoming season concludes.

BREAKING NEWS: Timofey Mozgov Agrees to Contract Extension With Nuggets

As first reported by Yahoo!’s Adrian Wojnarowski the Nuggets and center Timofey Mozgov have finally reached an agreement on a three year, $14 million contract extension. 

According to Wojnarowski sign-and-trades were talked about but the Nuggets and Mozgov finally came together on the terms of the deal and were able to get it done.

The deal will include a team option in the third year, a source said.

 An opportunity for Mozgov to play a significantly increased role with Denver opened because of a draft night deal that sent center Kosta Koufos to the Memphis Grizzlies. Mozgov will play behind starting center JaVale McGee under new coach Brian Shaw.

 Several sign-and-trade scenarios were discussed over recent weeks, but Mozgov and the Nuggets were committed to re-partnering after getting closer on the terms of the deal in the past week, sources said.

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Woj: Nuggets nearing 3-way trade to S&T Iguodala to GSW for TPE, acquire Foye

Adrian Wojnarowski has an update on the Iguodala situation at Yahoo! Sports, reporting that “the Golden State Warriors are in advanced discussions on a three-way, sign-and-trade scenario centered on delivering a trade exception and Utah Jazz free agent Randy Foye to the Denver Nuggets”: (more…)

Denver Nuggets sign J.J. Hickson to 3-year, $15 million deal

While Nuggets fans were wondering who the team would go out and sign in free agency, the new front office decided to drop a massive bomb. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Denver Nuggets have signed J.J. Hickson to a 3-year, $15 million deal.

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