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Will Barton, Nuggets Agree Upon Three-Year, $10.6M Deal

Jul 29, 2015 4:48 PM

Will Barton has signed a three-year, $10.6 million deal with the Denver Nuggets.

Barton appeared in 28 games with the Nuggets following his trade from the Portland Trail Blazers.

Barton averaged 11 points a game for the Nuggets in 24.4 minutes per contest. He shot 44% from the field and 28% from three point land for Denver. 

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Lawson's Agent: Nuggets Actually Care, Rare For Team To Put Players' Well-Being First

Jul 21, 2015 8:12 PM

Josh Kroenke detailed the final months of the Ty Lawson's tenure with the Denver Nuggets in an interview with Marc J. Spears.

Kroenke said he had repeated conversations with Lawson about his “life struggles,” adding that Lawson often said he would attempt to fix his issues but he could “never fully shake them.”

“He always had an affinity for burning the candle at both ends,” Kroenke said. “We want to give our players freedom to be young guys as well. We’re not going to be drill sergeants. But we want our guys to be able to handle their personal lives on their own.

“Ty … there were times when he was better than others. But the problems have been there for several years, going back to when we were having a lot of on-court success. I don’t want to go back too far. There were just a lot of times where you were at practice and you just know. You could smell it. You know there is probably deeper issues than he would probably let on.”

Lawson returned from the All-Star break late after spending time in Las Vegas and Kroenke hasn't spoken with him much since.

“I love Ty and will always love Ty, but once I saw him going down this dark path, we knew that we probably were going to end up in a situation where we were dumping him,” Kroenke said. “It creates a weird dynamic.”


Lawson now gets to join the Houston Rockets in a great situation.

“[The Nuggets] understood what was best for Ty,” Lawson’s agent Happy Walters told Yahoo Sports via text. “They actually care, and it’s rare for owners and GMs to put players’ well-being first.”

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Tags: Ty Lawson, Denver Nuggets, NBA

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Danilo Gallinari, Nuggets Finalizing Two-Year, $34M Extension

Jul 21, 2015 3:28 PM

Danilo Gallinari and the Denver Nuggets are finalizing a two-year, $34 million extension.

The deal is a restructuring that includes a $2.5 million increase on the $11.5 million owed to Gallinari as he enters the final year of his contract in 2015-16, sources said.

Gallinari will make $14 million this season, the first of a deal that runs through the 2017-18 season, sources said. He will make $15.5 million in 2016-17 and has a player option worth $16.1 million for the third year of the deal and a full trade kicker.

Gallinari has been a productive player when healthy during his time with the Nuggets.

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Pablo Prigioni Waived By Nuggets

Jul 20, 2015 7:17 PM

The Denver Nuggets have waived Pablo Prigioni.

Prigioni was acquired by the Nuggets in the Ty Lawson trade from the Houston Rockets.

Prigioni joined the Rockets midseason in a trade with the New York Knicks.

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Lakers Were Only Other Team To Express Interest In Ty Lawson

Jul 20, 2015 12:48 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers were the only team beyond the Houston Rockets to express interest in trading for Ty Lawson.

The Lakers can't offer a first round pick until 2020 at the earliest and may not have even offered a future first rounder for Lawson, according to sources.

The Lakers have D'Angelo Russell and Jordan Clarkson already scheduled to play heavy backcourt minutes.

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Rockets Acquire Ty Lawson From Nuggets

Jul 19, 2015 10:25 PM

The Houston Rockets have reached agreement with the Denver Nuggets on a trade for Ty Lawson.

Houston will send Kostas Papanikolaou, Pablo Prigioni, Joey Dorsey, Nick Johnson and a lottery-protected 2016 first-round draft pick to Denver.

The Nuggets will send a 2017 second-round pick to Houston along with Lawson.

After Lawson's second DUI arrest in six months, market interest for him had decreased significantly.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Ty Lawson, Kostas Papanikolaou, Nick Johnson, Joey Dorsey, Pablo Prigioni, Denver Nuggets, Houston Rockets, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Ty Lawson To Enter Alcohol Rehab

Jul 17, 2015 7:47 PM

Ty Lawson won't face DUI charges in California and Colorado until completing a 30-day residential treatment program, a Denver judge ruled Friday.

Lawson attended a pretrial hearing Friday in Denver, in which his lawyer said he enters treatment Saturday at Cliffside Malibu.

"We will be handling the personal needs of the defendant," said Lawson's lawyer, Harvey Steinberg, who added the program will "ensure his sobriety."


Lawson was arrested Tuesday in Los Angeles on suspicion of driving under the influence. He was arrested in Denver for the same thing in January.


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Michael Malone Wants Nuggets To Defend, Run, Use The Altitude

Jul 17, 2015 1:04 PM

The Denver Nuggets have struggled to have effective frontcourt combinations on defense in recent seasons.

Michael Malone hopes to change that aspect of the club.

"When I got the job, I mentioned the team in 2008-09 that made the conference finals," said Malone. "That was a team that was eighth in defensive efficiency. They defended and ran. That’s a model I’d like to use: defend, run, and use the altitude."

Malone acknowledges the Nuggets need to put size and shotblocking beside Kenneth Faried.

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Lakers, Rockets, Pistons Interested In Ty Lawson

Jul 17, 2015 11:04 AM

The Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets and Detroit Pistons have expressed interest in Ty Lawson.

Lawson could be dealt by the Denver Nuggets before training camp.

Lawson has had multiple DUI arrests this year.

With Emmanuel Mudiay on the roster, Lawson has been made expendable by the Nuggets.

The Sacramento Kings could also get involved in trading for Lawson to reunite him with George Karl despite the presence of Rajon Rondo.

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Nuggets Interested In Extension With Danilo Gallinari

Jul 17, 2015 10:58 AM

The Denver Nuggets are interested in discussing a contract extension with Danilo Gallinari.

Gallinari is entering the final season of his deal in which he'll make $11.5 million.

"I'm 26. I still have a lot to learn, a lot to improve," Gallinari said. "The sky is the limit. You'll always find me in the gym, working on my game. Looking forward to next season because I think I'm going to be better than the player I finished this season."


The Boston Celtics have expressed interest in trading for Gallinari.

Christopher Dempsey/Denver Post

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Nuggets Interested In Re-Signing Darrell Arthur
Darrell Arthur earned $3.4 million last season with the Nuggets.

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Ty Lawson Arrested In Los Angeles For 2nd DUI In 2015
Ty Lawson was pulled over by CHP for speeding on the 101 Freeway and was given a field sobriety test.


Celtics, Nuggets Discuss Danilo Gallinari Trade
Danilo Gallinari is entering the final season of his contract.

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Wilson Chandler, Nuggets Agree Upon Four-Year, $46.5M Extension
The fourth year of the deal includes a player option for Wilson Chandler.


Jameer Nelson Agrees To Three-Year Deal With Nuggets
Jameer Nelson opted out of his $2.8 million option for next season to become a free agent, but remained in strong discussions with the Nuggets, sources tell RealGM's Shams Charania.

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Will Barton Close To Three-Year, $11M Deal With Nuggets
Will Barton is finalizing a three-year deal to re-sign with the Nuggets, according to sources.

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Nuggets, Nikola Jokic Finalizing Three-Year Deal
The Nuggets are nearing agreement with center Nikola Jokic on a fully guaranteed three-year contract, league sources told RealGM.

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Mudiay Believes Injury Had More Impact On Draft Stock Than Playing Overseas
Emmanuel Mudiay was once considered a potential top overall pick in this draft class.

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Ty Lawson: I'm Going To Sacramento
Ty Lawson has been connected to joining George Karl with the Kings.

Nicki Jhabvala/Denver Post

Nuggets, Heat Express Interest In Eric Moreland In Trade Talks With Kings
The Nuggets and Heat have discussed deals with the Kings that include forward Eric Moreland, league sources told RealGM.

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Nuggets Put Danilo Gallinari On Trade Block
The Grizzlies are among the teams interested in Danilo Gallinari.

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Kings, Nuggets Not Gaining Traction On Ty Lawson Talks
Ty Lawson played for George Karl when Karl coached the Nuggets.

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Nuggets Open To Deal With Picks No. 7, 57
The Nuggets could decide between several players at No. 7, such as Justise Winslow, Willie Cauley-Stein, Mario Hezonja, Devin Booker, Cameron Payne and Stanley Johnson.

Chris Dempsey/Denver Post

Nuggets Hire Michael Malone As Head Coach
Michael Malone was fired last December as head coach of the Kings.

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Pete D'Alessandro Returns To Nuggets' Front Office
Pete D'Alessandro was previously with the Nuggets before he became general manager of the Kings.

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Blazers' David Vanterpool Interviews For Nuggets' Job
David Vanterpool is currently an assistant coach with the Blazers under Terry Stotts.

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Mike Malone Brought Back For Second Interview With Nuggets
Mike Malone's interview last week solidified himself as a top candidate for the Nuggets' head coaching job, along with Melvin Hunt.

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Willie Cauley-Stein To Work Out For Nuggets Monday
Willie Cauley-Stein will work out for the Nuggets on Monday.

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Jameer Nelson Planning To Opt Out Of $2.85M Deal With Nuggets
Jameer Nelson and the Nuggets have held discussions recently under the premise that the six-foot guard will enter the free-agent market.

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Nuggets Discuss Head Coaching Job With Wizards Assistant Don Newman
The Nuggets received permission to interview Don Newman and discussed the franchise's vacant head coaching job, league sources told RealGM.

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