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Nuggets Rebuilding Around Gallinari, Nurkic; Could Trade Lawson, Faried

May 22, 2015 12:34 PM

The Denver Nuggets are expected to make Ty Lawson and/or Kenneth Faried available in trade talks before the June 25th draft.

The Nuggets believe Danilo Gallinari and Jusuf Nurkic are the two centerpieces of their rebuilding efforts.

Denver figures to have cap space in the coming seasons, but free agency hasn't been an area of success for the franchise historically.

Mark Kiszla/Denver Post

Tags: Jusuf Nurkic, Danilo Gallinari, Ty Lawson, Kenneth Faried, Denver Nuggets, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Jusuf Nurkic To Undergo Surgery For Patella Tendon Tear

May 20, 2015 1:04 PM

Jusuf Nurkic is scheduled to undergo knee surgery Wednesday for a slight tear of the patella tendon. 

Nurkic is expected to be sidelined 3 to 4 months while he recovers.

Nurkic would then be able to have some sort of basketball activity around September.

Chris Dempsey/Denver Post

Tags: Jusuf Nurkic, Denver Nuggets, NBA, NBA Injury

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Scott Brooks Passing On Interviews With Nuggets, Pelicans

May 20, 2015 12:17 PM

Scott Brooks is passing on opportunities to interview with the Denver Nuggets and New Orleans Pelicans. Brooks appears inclined to sit out the entire 15-16 season.

Brooks has a 338-207 career coaching record following his tenure with the Oklahoma City Thunder and wants to return to the sideline at some point in the future. Brooks was fired by the Thunder this offseason.

Brooks wants to look at television opportunities and reconnect with his family living in California.

Brooks is owed the balance of his 15-16 salary by the Thunder.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Denver Nuggets, New Orleans Pelicans, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Wolves Win 2015 NBA Draft Lottery

May 19, 2015 5:31 PM

The Minnesota Timberwolves will pick first in the 2015 NBA Draft, joining the list of previous lottery winners. The Wolves are expected to decide between Karl-Anthony Towns and Jahlil Okafor.

The Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks swapped pre-lottery standings at No. 4 and No. 2, while the Philadelphia 76ers stayed put at No. 3. 

The 76ers have their own lottery pick, while they could have also received the Lakers' pick if it had fallen out of the top-5 and/or Miami's if it fell out of the top-10.

You can view the lottery history of each team, including the players selected with their picks, by clicking on the below links.

Draft Lottery Results

1. Minnesota Timberwolves (25%) 

2. Los Angeles Lakers (11.9%)

3. Philadelphia 76ers (15.6%)

4. New York Knicks (19.9%)

5. Orlando Magic (8.8%)

6. Sacramento Kings (6.3%)

7. Denver Nuggets (4.3%)

8. Detroit Pistons (2.8%)

9. Charlotte Hornets (1.7%)

10. Miami Heat (1.1%)

11. Indiana Pacers (0.8%)

12. Utah Jazz (0.7%)

13. Phoenix Suns (0.6%)

14. Oklahoma City Thunder (0.5%)

Click here to run RealGM's Lottery Simulator.

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Bulls Unwilling To Let Tom Thibodeau Leave Without Compensation

May 15, 2015 10:15 PM

Tom Thibodeau has no plans of stepping away from the $9 million owed to him by the Chicago Bulls over the next two seasons.

Both Thibodeau and the Bulls appear to prefer a separation this offseason.

Gar Forman and John Paxson, however, are not willing to fire Thibodeau and allow him to leave without compensation. The Bulls are not even prepared to engage in compensation talks until they have a commitment from a replacement that excites them.

Fred Hoiberg is the Bulls' preferred choice, as he's seen of being capable of fixing their offense. Hoiberg is only two years into a 10-year, $20 million contract at Iowa State.

"He can leave whenever he wants," one front-office source said. "Why now?"


The New Orleans Pelicans, Denver Nuggets and Orlando Magic all have coaching vacancies.

Ken Berger/CBS Sports

Tags: Chicago Bulls, Denver Nuggets, New Orleans Pelicans, Orlando Magic, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Divac, Noel, Bird Among On-Stage Participants For Lottery

May 14, 2015 1:21 PM

The NBA has released the list of on-stage participants for next week's draft lottery.

Hornets: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

Nuggets: Josh Kroenke

Pistons: Jeff Bower

Pacers: Larry Bird

Lakers: Byron Scott

Heat: Alonzo Mourning

Wolves: Glen Taylor

Knicks: Steve Mills

Thunder: Russell Westbrook

Magic: Alex Martins

76ers: Nerlens Noel

Suns: Alex Len

Kings: Vlade Divac

Jazz: Dennis Lindsey

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Magic, Nuggets Expected To Have Interest In Scott Brooks

Apr 22, 2015 1:34 PM

Scott Brooks will become a top candidate for the head coaching vacancies of the Orlando Magic and Denver Nuggets.

Brooks was fired by the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Denver Nuggets, Orlando Magic, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Nuggets To Sign Jamaal Franklin For Remainder Of Season

Apr 10, 2015 2:08 PM

The Denver Nuggets are planning to sign D-League L.A. guard Jamaal Franklin for the remainder of the season, league sources tell RealGM.

Franklin was drafted out of San Diego State by the Memphis Grizzlies. 

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Tags: Jamaal Franklin, Denver Nuggets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, D-League

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Shavlik Randolph Claimed By Nuggets Off Waivers

Apr 8, 2015 5:23 PM

The Denver Nuggets have claimed Shavlik Randolph off waivers, a league source tells RealGM.

Randolph was waived this week by the Boston Celtics to create a roster spot for Chris Babb.

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Tags: Shavlik Randolph, Boston Celtics, Denver Nuggets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA Waiver

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Nuggets Sought Two First Rounders For Ty Lawson At Deadline

Apr 3, 2015 12:42 PM

The Denver Nuggets discussed trades involving Ty Lawson at the deadline and sources said they sought multiple first round picks.

The Utah Jazz will own a lottery pick and could include another asset to move the needle for the Nuggets to trade Lawson.

Lawson is just 27 and has experience playing at high altitude.

The Sacramento Kings and Boston Celtics could also make a play for Lawson.

Zach Lowe/Grantland

Tags: Ty Lawson, Boston Celtics, Denver Nuggets, Sacramento Kings, Utah Jazz, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Billy Donovan Considering Move To NBA
The Nuggets and Magic are among teams expected to have interest in Billy Donovan.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Nuggets Claim Ian Clark Off Waivers
Ian Clark played in 23 games for the Jazz.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Will Barton Interested In Returning To Nuggets
The Nuggets can extend a qualifying offer to Will Barton after the season at what would be $1.1 million.

Chris Dempsey/Denver Post

Al Harrington Retires, Joins Nuggets' Staff For Rest Of Season
Al Harrington was best known for his days playing with the Indiana Pacers and spent two seasons with the Nuggets.

Chris Dempsey/Denver Post

Nuggets To Consider Melvin Hunt As Permanent Head Coach
The Nuggets have been impressed by Melvin Hunt so far as interim head coach.

Benjamin Hochman/Denver Post

Mike D'Antoni Interested In Nuggets' Job
Mike D'Antoni's first head coaching job in the NBA was with the Nuggets.

Sam Amick/USA Today

Brian Shaw Fired By Nuggets
Brian Shaw was hired as head coach of the Nuggets before the 13-14 season.

Chris Dempsey/Denver Post

Nuggets End Huddle With '1-2-3, Six Weeks'
Six weeks marks the end of the Nuggets' season, with 24 games, 46 days and 1,152 minutes left.

Chris Dempsey/Denver Post

Kings Interested In Ty Lawson
George Karl previously coached Ty Lawson with the Nuggets.

Howard Beck/Bleacher Report

Nuggets To Waive Victor Claver

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Thomas Robinson Agrees To Buyout With Nuggets
Thomas Robinson is in search of an expanded role.

Jeff Goodman/ESPN

76ers Acquire JaVale McGee, 1st Round Pick From Nuggets
JaVale McGee signed a four-year, $44 million contract with the Nuggets in 2012.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Blazers Acquire Arron Afflalo From Nuggets
The Nuggets will acquire Will Barton, Victor Claver, Thomas Robinson, a lottery protected first rounder and a second rounder from the Blazers for Arron Afflalo and Alonzo Gee.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Ty Lawson Won't Be Traded By Nuggets At Deadline
The Nuggets were never actually interested in any Ty Lawson for George Hill swap.

Chris Dempsey/Denver Post

Nuggets Seek Multiple Picks For Both Wilson Chandler, Arron Afflalo
The Nuggets are seeking two first rounders for Wilson Chandler and a first and second round pick for Arron Afflalo.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Blazers Appear Most Likely Destination For Arron Afflalo
The Nuggets are expected to receive a first round pick in exchange for Arron Afflalo before the deadline.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Lakers Interested In Ty Lawson
In addition to Goran Dragic, the Lakers have interest in Ty Lawson.

Chris Broussard/ESPN

Ty Lawson Misses Nuggets' Practice Returning From Vegas
Ty Lawson was an unexcused no-show for the Nuggets' first practice coming out of the All-Star break.

Chris Dempsey/Denver Post

Reggie Jackson Requests Trade From Thunder
Reggie Jackson has averaged 12.4 points, 4.2 assists and four rebounds for the Thunder this season.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Thunder, Kings, Bulls, Clippers Interested In Arron Afflalo
The Nuggets are making Arron Afflalo available in trade talks, though serious discussions have yet to take place at this point.

Ramona Shelburne/ESPN

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