Breaking News: Lawson returning tonight, will wear protective padding

The Denver Nuggets have announced on Twitter that Ty Lawson will play his first game in nearly a month tonight against Minnesota:

#Nuggets PG @TyLawson3 says he will return tonight after missing nine games with a fractured rib.

The Denver Post’s Chris Dempsey added that he “will wear a protective pad around his ribs.”

While all Nuggets fans can feel happy and relieved that Lawson’s recovery is going well, the decision to rush him back (more…)

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…)

Danilo Gallinari back on the court for Italy – Is he “Injury Prone?”

After missing all of the warm up games heading into the qualification round of EuroBasket 2013 Danilo Gallinari played in Italy’s opening contest against Portugal.  Gallo compiled ten points and nine rebounds in only 15 minutes as part of Italy’s 97-45 victory.

It is very promising to see Gallinari back on the court and performing effectively.  The Rooster has only appeared in 63% of the regular season games the Nuggets have played since arriving as part of the Carmelo Anthony trade in 2011 (57 performances over 90 contests).

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Chris Andersen Suffering From Sore Knee

According to the Denver Nuggets Chris Andersen “has recently been experiencing soreness in his right knee.”

Thankfully an MRI has shown no structural damage, but this may explain why he has not been quite the game changer he was last year.

I have written how Birdman has relatively few miles on his wheels for a player his age, but for a player who relies on his athleticism, north of 30 who just signed a five year contract, this is not good news.