Nuggets lose tournament opener to Hawks

The Nuggets quest for the (summer league) championship ended Thursday night in an 82-73 loss to the Atlanta Hawks. The same two teams played in Denver’s summer league opener last Friday, which the Nuggets won going away. The Hawks turned the tables in tonight’s rematch with some key defensive adjustments on Mudiay and just more […]

Summer League Notebook: Scouting the future Nuggets

Unlike most teams at summer league, who usually bring 2-3 rookies and second year players, the Nuggets are evaluating a good chunk of their actual roster next season. Rookies Emmanuel Mudiay and Nikola Jokic signed their first contracts and will start their careers in Denver. Gary Harris and Joffrey Lauvergne were on the roster last […]

Nuggets top Heat 86-83 in wild summer league finish

The Nuggets edged the Heat for their third straight summer league win in thrilling fashion, winning 86-83 off an Ian Clark go-ahead three with 1.7 seconds remaining. Erick Green sank two crucial free throws after the Heat turned the ball over on their final possession, sealing the win for Denver in what had been a […]

Nuggets crush Kings 98-76

The media was buzzing as Emmanuel Mudiay led the Nuggets to a rout of the Sacramento Kings 98-76. Mudiay led the way with 19 points and 10 assists. Mudiay wowed the crowed with his vision and incredible passes including a behind the back to Ian Clark. He used his body to create separation and shot […]

Nuggets impressive in Summer League debut

Mudiay was as good as advertised and the Nuggets rolled to an 86-71 victory over the Hawks to begin Summer League play. Coach Micah Nori stressed transition defense and the team shot well with the exception of 3 pointers. The were 47.1% percent from the field but only 11.8% from downtown. Overall it was a […]

Nuggets release summer league schedule

The Nuggets released the roster for the upcoming Las Vegas Summer League yesterday. Notable omissions are Jusuf Nurkic who is rehabbing an injury and the team’s 2nd round pick Nikola Radicevic . Both players were not expected to be on the roster. What you can expect is Emmanuel Mudiay and Nikola Jokic teaming up for the […]

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 […]

Link: Tim Connelly interview on Colorado Sports Guys

Our friends over at Colorado Sports Guys have another expansive chat with Nuggets GM Tim Connelly and it’s a must-listen. Nate Timmons and Jeff Morton asked Tim about the current state of the team, his evaluation process and how that plays into determining the direction for the future. Be sure to check out the podcast, in which […]

Reader Comment of the Week

Welcome to the Reader Comment of the Week, a recurring series where we’ll highlight voices from Roundball Mining Company community found in our forum, comments section, in e-mails and through Twitter rants. This week’s comment comes courtesy of MacKenzie Pantoja: This needs to be said somewhere… Our second round pick, Nikola Jokic, is having a […]

Prospecting: Digging for gold in the second round

If there’s one thing we’ve learned about the San Antonio Spurs over the years — outside of the fact Gregg Popovich is an absolute freaking genius — it’s that perpetual success can be achieved through drafting well, especially late into the second round where unheralded international players often reside. Nine of the Spurs’ 15 players […]