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Pacers Talked Paul George Trade With At Least Celtics, Hawks, 76ers, Nuggets

Mar 21, 2017 10:09 AM

The Indiana Pacers discussed a Paul George trade with at least the Boston Celtics, Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers and Denver Nuggets at the trade deadline.

The Pacers never appeared serious about actually trading George.

George wants to play for a contender and can be a free agent in 2018.

George has been linked to the Los Angeles Lakers as the place he would like to play if he leaves Indiana.

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Tags: Paul George, Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, Denver Nuggets, Indiana Pacers, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Nuggets Were Hesitant To Include Jamal Murray In Offer For Paul George

Feb 23, 2017 5:51 PM

The Denver Nuggets made an aggressive offer to the Indiana Pacers at the deadline for Paul George.

The Nuggets recruited a third team in the talks but were hesitant to part with Jamal Murray for George. Murray has been one of the most promising rookies of the 2016 draft class.

Denver was also reportedly informed that George is most interested in either re-signing with the Pacers or joining the Los Angeles Lakers in 2018.

The Nuggets made Nikola Jokic completely untouchable.

Denver was similarly aggressive in landing a star during the 2016 offseason.

Zach Lowe/ESPN

Tags: Jamal Murray, Denver Nuggets, Indiana Pacers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Nuggets Acquire Roy Hibbert From Bucks

Feb 23, 2017 3:00 PM

The Denver Nuggets have acquired Roy Hibbert from the Milwaukee Bucks for a heavily protected second round pick.

The move will get the Nuggets closer to the salary cap floor.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Tags: Roy Hibbert, Denver Nuggets, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Paul George Not Interested In Nuggets Long-Term After Pacers Receive 'Monster' Offer

Feb 23, 2017 2:18 PM

The Denver Nuggets conveyed a "monster" offer to the Indiana Pacers for Paul George but the talks gained no traction.

The Nuggets were told that it would be highly unlikely for George to commit there long-term.

George prefers to either remain with the Pacers or sign with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2018. 

Sam Amick of the USA Today reports that the message being sent around the NBA is George is "hell-bent" on going to the Lakers in 2018 unless the Pacers are competing for a title.

Zach Lowe of ESPN reported that the Nuggets brought in a third team in their offer for George but were hesitant to part with Jamal Murray in the deal.

Marc Stein, Chris Haynes/ESPN

Tags: Paul George, Denver Nuggets, Indiana Pacers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Nuggets Building Around Nikola Jokic, Considered Completely Untouchable

Feb 23, 2017 1:14 AM

The Denver Nuggets would like to make a major move but they probably don't have the assets as Nikola Jokic is completely untouchable.

"One player that everyone wants is Nikola Jokic," said Wojnarowski. "They're not trading him for anybody. Anybody! They think they have a future All-Star, a franchise player. They're building their team around him. He loves Denver. They have a guy who wants to be there."

The Nuggets will probably make any moves with more of a long-term view.

Jokic was a second round pick in 2014 and is averaging 16.3 points, 8.9 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game this season for the Nuggets.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Tags: Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Clippers, Thunder Continue To Express Interest In Wilson Chandler

Feb 22, 2017 4:20 PM

The Los Angeles Clippers and Oklahoma City Thunder continue to pursue Wilson Chandler.

Chandler requested a trade from the Denver Nuggets in early February.

Chandler is signed through 2019, though he has a player option in which he can opt for free agency in 2018.

Chandler is averaging 15.6 points, 6.7 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 30.9 minutes per game this season.

Update: Amick later reported the Thunder are no longer interested in Chandler.

Sam Amick/USA Today

Tags: Wilson Chandler, Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles Clippers, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Nuggets Seeking First Rounder, Swap Rights On Additional Pick For Gallinari, Chandler

Feb 20, 2017 9:18 PM

The Denver Nuggets are seeking a lottery-protected first round pick and swap rights on a second pick for Danilo Gallinari and wilson Chandler.

Denver continues to compete for the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference while also juggling their long-term assets as they build around Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray.

Gallinari will be a free agent this offseason.

Zach Lowe/ESPN

Tags: Danilo Gallinari, Wilson Chandler, Denver Nuggets, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Clippers, Thunder Interested In Wilson Chandler

Feb 19, 2017 2:13 PM

The Los Angeles Clippers and Oklahoma City Thunder both have interest in trading for Wilson Chandler of the Denver Nuggets.

Both the Clippers and Thunder have limited assets to offer though they'd like to be buyers at the deadline.

The Thunder had interest previously in trading for Rudy Gay before his season-ending injury.

Chandler is a versatile veteran player that can play either forward position.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Tags: Wilson Chandler, Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles Clippers, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Raptors, Clippers Interested In Trading For Danilo Gallinari

Feb 12, 2017 6:33 PM

There is a growing belief the Denver Nuggets are prepared trade Danilo Gallinari before the deadline.

Gallinari will bypass the final season of his current contract to become a free agent.

The Toronto Raptors and Los Angeles Clippers are among the teams monitoring Gallinari's availability. 

Marc Stein/ESPN

Tags: Danilo Gallinari, Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles Clippers, Toronto Raptors, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Blazers Acquire Jusuf Nurkic, 1st Rounder From Nuggets For Mason Plumlee

Feb 12, 2017 2:42 PM

The Portland Trail Blazers have acquired Jusuf Nurkic and a 2017 first round pick in exchange for Mason Plumlee.

Portland owns three picks in the talent-rich 2017 NBA draft, including its own, Cleveland’s and Memphis’ via the deal with Denver. 

Nurkic gives the Blazers a talented offensive player who has more upside on defense.

Plumlee is a more established center whose ability to pass the ball is an ideal complement.

Portland has $130.7 million in guaranteed contracts for the 2017-18 season. Plumlee will be a restricted free agent in the offseason.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Tags: Jusuf Nurkic, Mason Plumlee, Denver Nuggets, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Nuggets To Sign Johnny O'Bryant To 2nd 10-Day Contract
Johnny O'Bryant has averaged 3.5 points and 1.5 rebounds in 8.0 minutes per game over two appearances since joining the Nuggets.

Chris Haynes/ESPN

Wilson Chandler Seeks Trade From Nuggets
Wilson Chandlerís frustration is born out of the inconsistency with his role.

Sam Amick/USA Today

Nuggets Exploring Emmanuel Mudiay's Trade Value
Emmanuel Mudiay is in his second season and the Nuggets are in no rush to move him, but he could be included if a bigger trade target presents itself.

Zach Lowe/ESPN

Nikola Jokic Day-To-Day With Left Hip Flexor Strain
Nikola Jokic has a Left Hip Flexor Strain, according to an MRI exam.

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Mo Williams Finally Clears Waivers
Mo Williams underwent surgery on his kne in October.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Nuggets To Sign Johnny O'Bryant To 10-Day Contract
Johnny O'Bryant has been playing for the Northern Arizona Suns of the D-League.

Chris Dempsey/Denver Post

Nuggets Claim Mo Williams Off Waivers
Denver waived Mo Williams last week and he was subsequently claimed and then waived by the 76ers.

Marc Stein/ESPN

76ers Claim Mo Williams Off Waivers
Like the Nuggets, the 76ers had yet to reach the salary floor.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Nuggets Hope To Trade Jusuf Nurkic By Deadline
Denver would like to give Jusuf Nurkic a chance to be a starting center elsewhere while receiving a return on his value.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Hawks Trade Mo Williams To Nuggets
The move gets the Nuggets closer to the salary floor with Mo Williams' $2.2 million salary.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Nuggets Re-Sign Alonzo Gee On 10-Day Contract
Alonzo Gee was waived before the deadline for contracts to become fully guaranteed for the rest of the season.

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Nuggets Openly Shopping Jusuf Nurkic
With the Nuggets committed to Nikola Jokic as their center of the future, they are openly shopping Jusuf Nurkic in trade scenarios.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Alonzo Gee Waived By Nuggets
Alonzo Gee appeared in 12 games for the Nuggets this season.

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Kings, Raptors, Nuggets, 76ers Interested In Paul Millsap
The Kings are "very interested" in Paul Millsap as are a number of other teams.

Chris Vivlamore/Atlanta Journal Consitution

Nuggets Assign Malik Beasley, Juancho Hernangomez To D-League
Malik Beasley previously appeared in two games in the D-League and averaged 18.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 29.5 minutes per game.

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Will Barton Hopes To Remain With Nuggets
Will Barton is in the second season of a three-year, $11 million contract and has no interest in leaving.

Christopher Dempsey/Denver Post

George Karl: J.R. Smith Had 'Distracting Posse', 'Sense Of Entitlement'
George Karl coached J.R. Smith for several seasons with the Nuggets.

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Nuggets Assign Malik Beasley To D-League
Malik Beasley has appeared in nine games this season, averaging 2.9 points in 6.0 minutes per game.

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Michael Malone 'Lockstep' With Josh Kroenke, Tim Connelly
Michael Malone's second head coaching job in the NBA is with the Nuggets, which has presented a more harmonious working environment than he found with the Kings.

Gary Washburn/Boston Globe

Jamal Murray, Joel Embiid Named Rookies Of The Month
Jamal Murray and Joel Embiid have been named the Rookies of the Month for October and November.

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