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 […]

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 […]

Trade deadline signals overdue change of thinking

At last season’s trade deadline, then-rookie GM Tim Connelly didn’t mix words about where he thought the Nuggets were headed. He boldly proclaimed that his team got better after trading for Jan Vesely and Aaron Brooks, dismissing the notion that the Nuggets were doing anything other than reloading and getting healthy for another immediate playoff push. As we […]

Link: Nuggets Sign Lauvergne

In addition to adding three expiring contracts players from Portland, Denver agreed to terms with 2013 draft pick Joffrey Lauvergne today. Denver closes out deadline day with roughly the same draft picks as they started (swapping OKC’s future first rounder for Portland’s) and significantly more salary flexibility for this offseason. It remains to be seen if […]

Woj: JaVale McGee traded to Sixers

Shortly after unloading Arron Afflalo for a first and a second, the Nuggets have used their OKC pick to send JaVale McGee to the Philadelphia 76ers, per Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. Denver has agreed to send JaVale McGee to Philadelphia, along with a first-round pick via OKC, league source tells Yahoo Sports. — Adrian […]

Timofey Mozgov traded to Cleveland

Reports out of ESPN’s Marc Stein and Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski confirm that the long-rumored Mozgov to Cavs trade is a done deal. The Nuggets are trading Mozgov for two first-round picks and no additional players in return. The Cavaliers will use an exception to absorb Mozgov’s $4.65mil salary. Cleveland just acquired a 2015 first […]

Cavs zealous for Moz: Three reasons why the Nuggets should oblige

The guy the Cavs are trying to trade for is Tim[ofey] Mozgov from the Denver Nuggets. He played with David [Blatt] with the Russian national team. (…) They have been trying to trade for him for the last six, eight weeks. – See more at: http://hoopshype.com/rumors/tag/denver_nuggets#sthash.JXQ9HU5P.dpuf On Tuesday, longtime LeBron James and Cleveland Cavaliers reporter […]

Reports: Nurkic, Green signings to top off Nuggets roster at 15 players

Barring any further trades which would open up additional roster spots, the Denver Nuggets may well be finished with free agency this offseason. Today it was reported by Mark Deeks of ShameSports.com that Denver has signed first round draft pick Jusuf Nurkic following the successful completion of a buyout with his Croatian team earlier this […]

Rumor: Chandler and McGee may be on the block

Rumors surfaced in mid-June that the Nuggets might be in the hunt for Kevin Love. Several names were floated as possible inclusions in a trade proposal, including Kenneth Faried, Wilson Chandler, and (even though he was still with the Magic) Aaron Afflalo. Although not in the context of a Love trade, Chandler’s name has now […]

Free agency begins: Assessing the Nuggets’ salary and a potential Faried extension

It’s time to take stock of the state of Denver’s salary structure, as the NBA free agency period has officially begun, and with it the annual ritual of Nuggets fans speculating which players – if any – the team will target this summer. With just one roster spot currently open, it seems unlikely that Denver […]

Grading Tim Connelly’s first year as Denver Nuggets General Manager

On June 17 last year, the Nuggets announced that Tim Connelly had been tapped to take the helm of Denver’s front office. In the month preceding his hiring, owner Josh Kroenke had overseen a turbulent start to Denver’s offseason, and Connelly joined a Nuggets organization reckoning with the startling departure of Masai Ujiri for Toronto […]

Dearth of financial flexibility and open roster spots may result in a quiet Nuggets offseason

Although chaos ruled last summer’s Nuggets offseason, this year it may be defined by calm. Going into the 2014 offseason, the Nuggets have a roster likely to remain loaded up at or near the 15-player maximum. Of their current 15 contracted players, only two are expiring – Jan Vesely and Aaron Brooks. Another two, Darrell […]

Roundball Roundtable: Assessing the front office after the trade deadline

After a turbulent 2013 offseason which raised more questions than answers about the future of the Denver Nuggets, last Thursday’s trade deadline represented a sort of mid-term examination for their young front office. The test was not only to improve the roster, but also to clarify the team’s goals and plans moving forward, and provide […]

Trade deadline update: Jordan Hamilton traded to Rockets for Aaron Brooks

As first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, the Nuggets have acquired point guard Aaron Brooks from the Houston Rockets in exchange for Jordan Hamilton. As indicated in our previous post, it had appeared earlier that Denver was on track with the Knicks to trade J-Ham for Beno Udrih. Apparently, however, Tim Connelly and […]