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LaVine, Barton, Aaron Gordon, Drummond In 2016 Slam Dunk Contest

Feb 3, 2016 11:02 PM

The NBA has set their four-man field for the 2016 Slam Dunk Contest in Toronto.

Zach LaVine will defend his title against Andre Drummond, Will Barton and Aaron Gordon.

Barton and Gordon have each had a number of impressive dunks this season.

Chris Haynes/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Tags: Zach LaVine, Andre Drummond, Will Barton, Aaron Gordon, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons, Minnesota Timberwolves, Orlando Magic, NBA, NBA All-Star

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Nuggets 'Building Around' Danilo Gallinari, 'Not Trading Him'

Feb 3, 2016 5:03 PM

The Denver Nuggets are not expected to trade Danilo Gallinari at the deadline.

One league source from that region said of the Nuggets, "They're not trading him. They're building around him."

Gallinari is signed for $15.050 million next season and has a player option worth $16.1 million for 17-18.

Steve Bulpett/Boston Herald

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

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Nets Considering Arturas Karnisovas, Gersson Rosas For GM Job

Jan 25, 2016 11:58 AM

The Brooklyn Nets' general manager search has widened beyond Bryan Colangelo and Danny Ferry.

Denver Nuggets assistant GM Arturas Karnisovas and Houston Rockets executive VP of basketball operations Gersson Rosas are also candidates.

The Nets would like to have a general manager i place before the Feb. 18th trade deadline.

Karnisovas and Rosas fit the Nets' desire to have a more global scouting focus, something ownership believes was lacking under the previous regime. 

Brooklyn fired Billy King as general manager this month.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Denver Nuggets, Houston Rockets, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Sean Kilpatrick Signs 2nd 10-Day Contract With Nuggets

Jan 23, 2016 2:37 PM

The Denver Nuggets have signed Sean Kilpatrick to a second 10-day contract.

Kilpatrick, 6-4, 210, initially signed with the Nuggets on January 12 and has averaged 2.3 ppg in four games with Denver.

He appeared in 22 games (21 starts) for the Delaware 87ers of the NBA D-League this season, averaging 27.1 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.14 steals in 38.5 minutes per game. He was the seventh GATORADE Call-Up of the season.

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Tags: Sean Kilpatrick, Denver Nuggets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Nuggets Trying To Trade J.J. Hickson Before Deadline

Jan 20, 2016 2:07 PM

The Denver Nuggets are attempting to find a workable deal for J.J. Hickson ahead of the trade deadline.

Hickson will be a free agent this offseason.

Hickson's playing time has been reduced since November.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Tags: J.J. Hickson, Denver Nuggets, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Tim Connelly Agrees To Multi-Year Extension With Nuggets

Jan 19, 2016 6:42 PM

Tim Connelly and the Denver Nuggets have agreed upon a multi-year extension.

Connelly and his staff have earned the confidence of Denver president Josh Kroenke as they work together on reshaping the franchise’s roster.

Connelly’s front-office staff, including assistant general manager Arturas Karnishovas, is returning on new deals as well.

Connelly replaced Masai Ujiri as general manager in 2013. 

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Denver Nuggets, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Nuggets To Sign Sean Kilpatrick To 10-Day Contract

Jan 12, 2016 10:42 AM

The Denver Nuggets will sign Sean Kilpatrick of the D-League's Delaware 87ers to a 10-day contract.

Kilpatrick appeared in four games with the Minnesota Timberwolves last season. Kilpatrick spent the preseason with the New Orleans Pelicans.

Kilpatrick has averaged 27.1 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 38.5 minutes per game with a PER of 19.9 over 22 games in the D-League this season.

Shams Charania/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Sean Kilpatrick, Denver Nuggets, Delaware 87ers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, D-League, D-League Teams

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Kostas Papanikolau Waived By Nuggets For Second Time In Three Months

Jan 7, 2016 1:15 PM

The Denver Nuggets have waived Kostas Papanikolaou for the second time in three months.

The Nuggets released Papanikolaou to avoid guaranteeing the balance of his contract for the season. 

Papanikolaou was acquired by Denver as part of the trade that sent Ty Lawson to Houston and was waived for the first time Sept. 25. The Nuggets re-signed him Nov. 5.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sorts

Tags: Kostas Papanikolaou, Denver Nuggets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA Waiver

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Kenneth Faried Plays One Day After Leaving Court On Stretcher

Jan 3, 2016 9:23 PM

Kenneth Faried says he's "doing much better" after being taken off the court on a stretcher with a neck injury following a loss to the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night.

Faried posted on Instagram on Sunday he's "a little sore, but I'm the Manimal — I'm not going to (let) this keep me down & out long!"

Faried's CT scan was normal and he started on Sunday..

Faried took an elbow to the back of the neck while fighting for a rebound late in overtime. He rubbed his neck before lying down at the end of Denver's bench.

Faried was removed the court on a stretcher and taken to a local hospital.

Associated Press

Tags: Kenneth Faried, Denver Nuggets, NBA, NBA Injury

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Stotts Praises Breakout Season Of 'Gym Rat' Will Barton

Dec 31, 2015 11:15 AM

Will Barton is averaging 16.3 points per game to lead the Denver Nuggets in scoring this season.

Barton has had a breakout season several years after being a second round pick by the Portland Trail Blazers.

"I have to hand to Will. He's playing terrific. He's playing with confidence. Will has put in a lot of time. He's a gym rat, and it's showing," Terry Stotts said.

Associated Press

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Emmanuel Mudiay Apologizes For Verbal Altercation With Mike Malone
With 1:53 left in the fourth quarter, Mike Malone laid into Emmanuel Mudiay for what he thought was a subpar performance.

Chris Dempsey/Denver Post

Mike Malone Likes How Emmauel Mudiay Is 'Student Of The Game'
Emmanuel Mudiay is averaging 13.1 points, 6.3 assists and 3.4 rebounds in 30.8 minutes per game over his first eight NBA games.

Charles F. Gardner/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Wilson Chandler To Undergo Season-Ending Hip Surgery
Wilson Chandler previously had to undergo surgery on his hip in May of 2012.

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Nuggets Waive Erick Green, Re-Sign Kostas Papanikolaou
Kostas Papanikolaou was acquired by Denver as part of the trade that sent Ty Lawson to Houston, but was waived Sept. 25.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Thunder, Celtics, Grizzlies Finish Preseason Top-3 In Efficiency Differential
The Thunder led the NBA in efficiency differential during the preseason with a mark of +12.5.

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Nick Johnson, Oleksiy Pecherov, Devin Sweetney Waived By Nuggets
Nick Johnson appeared in six games for Denver in the preseason, averaging 2.2 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 17.7 minutes per game.

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Dunc'd On Pod: Denver Nuggets Season Preview With Matt Moore
What to expect from Emmanuel Mudiay, the change in culture under Mike Malone, whether this team should go big or small in crunchtime, how Jusuf Nurkic and Gary Harris project, and a wildly optimistic prediction for their record.

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Nuggets Waive Matt Janning
Matt Janning appeared in two games for Denver in the preseason, averaging 1.0 points in 4.6 minutes per game.

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Emmanuel Mudiay Believes Watching Game Film Could Be Biggest Way To Improve
Emmanuel Mudiay and Jahlil Okafor are co-favorites for NBA Rookie of the Year.

Chris Dempsey/Denver Post

Nuggets Exercise 16-17 Options On Gary Harris, Jusuf Nurkic
Gary Harris and Jusuf Nurkic were mid-first rounders in the 2014 NBA Draft.

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Mike Miller Clears Waivers, Set To Sign With Nuggets
The Nuggets pursued Mike Miller during the 2014 offseason.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Mike Miller Set To Sign One-Year Deal With Nuggets
Portland absorbed Mike Miller's $2.8 million expiring contract in July as part of the Brendan Haywood trade with Cleveland.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Emmanuel Mudiay Denies Saying He Was Happy Not To Be Picked By Knicks
Emmanuel Mudiay has denied telling anyone he was happy not to be drafted by the Knicks.

Chris Dempsey/Denver Post

Mike Miller Agrees To Buyout With Blazers
The Nuggets are expected to pursue Mike Miller once he clears waivers.

Shams Charania/Yahoo! Sports

Nuggets Save $4.8M Waiving Kostas Papanickolau
Kostas Papanickolau was acquired from the Rockets in the Ty Lawson trade.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Grizzlies Had Interest In Danilo Gallinari Before Jeff Green Trade
Jeff Green was acquired instead of Danilo Gallinari, who was used in a similar way at small forward and power forward.

Zach Lowe/Grantland

Ty Lawson Publicly Criticizes Connelly, Kroenke
Ty Lawson replied to a comment on one of his own Instagram photos that criticized his play while with the Nuggets.

James Herbert/CBS Sports

Nuggets Invite Devin Sweetney, Oleksiy Pecherov, Matt Janning To Camp
Oleksiy Pecherov was a first round pick by the Wizards in 2006.

Chris Dempsey/Denver Post

Matt Janning Signs Camp Deal With Nuggets
Matt Janning played for Anadolu Efes in Turkey last season.

David Pick/Sportando

Nuggets Waive Joey Dorsey
Joey Dorsey has agreed to sign in Turkey with Galatasaray.

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