Rapid Reaction: Denver Nuggets 89, Detroit Pistons 79

In the first game of the 2014-15 season the Denver Nuggets started off languid but kicked it into high gear late thanks to a standout defensive stint from Alonzo Gee and endless energy from Kenneth Faried. Though it was rough, the Nuggets prevailed by 10 in the end. More analysis below… Detroit Pistons 79 Final […]

An optimist’s guide to the 2014-15 Denver Nuggets

Over the years I’ve gathered this sneaking suspicion that I — and to some extend Roundball Mining Company — have developed a reputations as a cynic. I’ve never really debunked this sentiment, as there are a lot worse things in this world to be called than cynical (many of which I’ve also been called), however […]

Roundball Roundtable: Preseason predictions poll

With the 2014-15 regular season right around the corner, we at RMC figured it was about time for some good ol’ fashioned preseason predictions — you know, MVP, total wins, Sixth Man, the whole nine yards. But more importantly we wanted to look ahead, to irrationally predict the zeitgeist of the Denver Nuggets come June […]

5-on-5: Player predictions

With the 2014-15 regular season creeping closer each day, we figure it’s only right we start making totally unsupported predictions about where the Denver Nuggets fit into the grand scheme of the NBA. But before we get into playoffs, records and awards, we must first analyze the players that will ultimately determine how successful this […]

Recap: L.A. Lakers 98, Denver Nuggets 95

The Nuggets first preseason game of the 2014-15 season… OK, honestly, I don’t know how to do these because it’s been so long. Players played? Lovers loved? Nurkic thundered? Or is that a Fleetwood Mac song? I don’t know what’s happening. Let’s get into the game notes… Box score. — Not gonna lie. It was […]

Woj: Nuggets, Faried agree to five-year, $60 million extension

Kenneth Faried’s nonstop effort, late season surge and impressive performance with Team USA have apparently paid off. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports: Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried has reached agreement on a five-year, $60 million contract extension, league sources told Yahoo Sports. [...] The deal includes a partial guarantee in the fifth year […]

2014-15 Denver Nuggets minutes projections: Don’t expect the rookies to get much burn

Predicting the distribution of minutes for any NBA team is in many ways a doomed venture from the start. One need look no further than the 2013-14 Nuggets to find ample evidence of a team’s inherent unpredictability. A whopping four torn ACLs, an unexpected player-coach meltdown involving seasoned veteran Andre Miller, the addition of Aaron […]

Faried is doing his thing at the World Cup and that’s good for the Nuggets

As some of you may have noticed, the FIBA World Cup is currently in full swing in Spain, and Team USA has, at the time of this writing, won its first four games. Apart from a subpar first half against Turkey, the US has rolled relatively pain-free through these games, despite having lost a lot […]

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 […]

The case for rebuilding

The 2014 NBA Draft edges ever-closer, and with every day more questions emerge. It’s not merely about who to pick (as Kalen is listing so brilliantly in his Prospecting posts this week), or how to go about selecting the best player for Denver in this draft, but what this draft will reveal about the Denver […]

Denver Nuggets draft plan

It’s been a long time since we’ve covered the NBA Draft extensively here at Roundball Mining Company. Two years, in fact. (Last year we published almost nothing but rumors and breaking news regarding the front-office overhaul that took place leading up to the 2013 Draft.) So I have to say, it feels good writing about […]

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 […]