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 […]

5 predictions for the season

So with the season underway I felt I’d go out on a limb and make 5 predictions for this upcoming season regarding the Denver Nuggets. Emmanuel Mudiay will win Rookie of the Year in a landslide. Looks there’s no one out there with the maturity this kid’s got. His court vision is insane and he […]

Nuggets finalize roster

The Nuggets have waived guard Nick Johnson, forward Devin Sweetney, and center Oleksiy Pecherov, bringing the final roster to the league mandated 15 players. Johnson, the last player left from the Lawson deal, appeared in six games for the Nuggets in the preseason, averaging 2.2 points, 2.2 rebounds, and 1.7 assists in 17.7 minutes per […]

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 […]

Mudiay shows off redesigned Nuggets uniforms

We’ve known for a while the Nuggets were refreshing their uniforms with some minor changes for the upcoming season. Last weekend, Emmanuel Mudiay gave us our first on-court look of the new digs at the annual NBA rookie photoshoot. Have a look at the newly updated uniforms below and check out the full gallery at Nuggets.com. The changes […]

Link: Andrew Feinstein on NBA Africa game

Our friend Andrew Feinstein of Denver Stiffs has an excellent dispatch from Johannesburg on the first ever NBA game in Africa. Feinstein is a veteran of the NBA’s Basketball Without Borders camps in Africa and brings us some great insight on the historic night. There were plenty of Denver Nuggets connections in the game and Andrew […]

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 […]