Film Room: Jusuf Nurkic’s defense and passing

In the wake of the NBA draft last June, few could have imagined that a significant chunk of the Nuggets fan base would, at the onset of the 2014-15 season, be more excited about Denver’s largely unkown 16th pick from Bosnia than the return of Danilo Gallinari. Yet here we are. Right out of the […]

Film Room: JaVale McGee’s improving defense

During his days on the Washington Wizards, JaVale McGee became tragi-comically famous among NBA fans, known much better for his gaffe-packed blooper reels on YouTube than for the actual quality of basketball player he was. With frequent assists from Shaquille O’Neal’s “Shaqtin’ a Fool” segment on TNT, and the spread of the “That’s so JaVale!” […]

Rapid Reaction: Denver Nuggets 119 Los Angeles Lakers 108

Los Angeles Lakers 108 Final Recap | Box Score 119 Denver Nuggets Kenneth Faried, SF 32 MIN | 6-10 FG | 0-0 FT | 10 REB | 0 AST | 3 STL | 2 BLK | 1 TO | 12 PTS | -6 Faried obliterated the Laker bigs on the boards. Earl Clark and Metta […]

Rapid Reaction: Denver Nuggets 112- Los Angeles Lakers 105

Denver Nuggets 112 Final Recap | Box Score 105 Los Angeles Lakers Danilo Gallinari, SF 32 MIN | 6-20 FG | 5-6 FT | 6 REB | 2 AST | 20 PTS | +1 Gallo had a strange game for sure. He didn’t shoot well from the field, but he hit the big shot and […]

5-on-5: Season preview

With the 2012-13 Nuggets season right around the corner it’s time for Roundball Mining Company to introduce the first of several season previews. This one comes in the form of our ongoing 5-on-5 series. Joining Charlie, Joel, Jeremy and I to make predictions and dish out opinions on the upcoming season is loyal reader, Joe […]

Rapid Reaction: Denver Nuggets 113 Los Angeles Lakers 96

Los Angeles Lakers 96 Final Recap | Box Score 113 Denver Nuggets Kenneth Faried, F 28 MIN | 6-11 FG | 3-3 FT | 11 REB | 0 AST | 15 PTS | +14 Faried’s personal growth and improvement throughout the series is something to see. While the Lakers size dominated game one and two, […]

Reasons to be Excited for Game Six

I have been chided for being negative and pessimistic.  To me the negative is simply providing objective analysis.  As far as pessimistic, well, you’ve got me there.  I have been a fan of the Nuggets for roughly two and a half decades.  My personal conclusion is that Nuggets fan and optimist are mutually exclusive. However, […]

Rapid Reaction: Denver Nuggets 102 Los Angeles Lakers 99

Denver Nuggets 102 FinalRecap | Box Score 99 Los Angeles Lakers Kenneth Faried, F 24 MIN | 5-5 FG | 0-0 FT | 9 REB | 0 AST | 10 PTS | +8 Throughout the series Faried has slowly but surely improved his defense. Tonight his post defense on Pau Gasol was much improved and […]

Keys to extending the series

There was nothing more surprising in Game 4 than how easily the Lakers won. Not easy as in, playing the Charlotte Bobcats easy… but rather, easy as in… they played slow, uninspired basketball for about 46 minutes and still ended up winning without doing anything special. Some may say the Nuggets handed the victory to […]

Rapid Reaction: Denver Nuggets 99 Los Angeles Lakers 84

Los Angeles Lakers 84 Final Recap | Box Score 99 Denver Nuggets Kenneth Faried, F 36 MIN | 6-16 FG | 0-0 FT | 15 REB | 2 AST | 12 PTS | +5 What Faried has managed to accomplish as a rookie is incredible. He couldn’t sniff garbage minutes at the beginning of the […]

Additional Game 1 notes

There was quite a bit to see in Game 1 of the Nuggets first-rounds series against the Lakers. Though we covered most of it in the Rapid Reaction recap, there were still a few notes that went unpublished… until now. Here is some additional food for thought before the Nuggets tee off against the Lakers […]

5-on-5: Lakers preview

In Roundball Mining Company’s latest edition of our 5-on-5 series we discuss what’s on everyone’s mind: Lakers vs. Nuggets. In addition to our normal trio of contributors (Jeremy, Charlie and I), we’ve asked Brain Kamenetzky of ESPN’s Land O’Lakers blog and Roundball reader Logan Wright to chip in with their take on the series as […]

2011-12 Game 4: Lakers 92, Denver 89

Obviously there’s a lot to be said about this game, but first and foremost: Gallo. Come on man!!! As I recently texted someone, if you’re a 6-10 athletic deer in the open court and the only thing stopping you from making a game-tying layup with a few seconds left in the fourth quarter is a […]

Rapid Reaction: Nuggets at Lakers

Denver Nuggets 89 Final Box Score | Recap 92 Los Angles Lakers Ty Lawson 3-8 FG | 2-4 FT | 3 REB | 8 AST | 9 PTS | -13 After a torrid start to the season, Lawson cooled off and struggled to find his rhythm offensively. He made a concerted effort to get others […]

Lakers preview with ESPNLA’s Brian Kamenetzky

Sitting at a comfortable 2-1 record coming out of the gate, the Denver Nuggets is about to face its toughest test of the season with back-to-back bouts against the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday and Sunday. To better prepare for this all-too familiar foe, ESPNLA’s Brian Kamenetzky graciously offered up his insight on this year’s […]