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Nets Refusing Nuggets' Offer Of J.J. Hickson, JaVale McGee For Brook Lopez

Jan 31, 2015 1:53 AM

The Denver Nuggets are pushing an offer of J.J. Hickson and JaVale McGee for Brook Lopez.

The Brooklyn Nets have been firm in their refusal to take the offer.

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Report: Thunder Had Deal Close To Send Reggie Jackson To Nuggets

Jan 29, 2015 12:53 AM

The Oklahoma City Thunder were close to trading Reggie Jackson to the Denver Nuggets, according to a source.

Jackson is reportedly expected to be moved before the trade deadline.

Frank Isola/New York Daily News

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Nuggets Recall Erick Green From D-League

Jan 25, 2015 10:25 PM

Erick Green has been recalled from the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the D-League by the Denver Nuggets.

Green played two games for the Mad Ants this season averaging 21 points and 3.0 assists per game.  

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Ty Lawson Arrested On DUI Charge

Jan 23, 2015 1:02 PM

Ty Lawson was arrested early Friday morning for suspicion of driving under the influence.

Lawson was arrested in 2013 on a domestic violence charge that was eventually dropped.

Lawson is averaging 16.7 points, 9.9 assists and 3.3 rebounds per game this season for the Denver Nuggets.

"We have been made aware of an incident involving Ty Lawson early this morning," said Tim Connelly in a statement. "Per team policy and out of respect for the legal process, we will have no further comment at this time."

Chris Dempsey/Denver Post

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Average NBA Franchise Valuation Now More Than $1 Billion

Jan 21, 2015 11:15 AM

The average NBA franchise valuation is now a record $1.1 billion.

There are now 11 NBA teams worth at least $1 billion, compared to three a year ago.

The Los Angeles Lakers lead the way at $2.6 billion, up 93% over last year. 

The value of the New York Knicks shot up 79% to $2.5 billion, ranking the team second overall.

Rounding out the top five are the Chicago Bulls ($2 billion), Boston Celtics ($1.7 billion) and Los Angeles Clippers ($1.6 billion).

6. Brooklyn Nets: $1.5 billion
7. Golden State Warriors: $1.3 billion
8. Houston Rockets: $1.25 billion
9. Miami Heat: $1.175 billion
10. Dallas Mavericks: $1.15 billion
11. San Antonio Spurs: $1 billion
12. Portland Trail Blazers: $940 million
13. Oklahoma City Thunder: $930 million
14. Toronto Raptors: $920 million
15. Cleveland Cavaliers: $915 million
16. Phoenix Suns: $910 million
17. Washington Wizards: $900 million
18. Orlando Magic: $875 million
19. Denver Nuggets: $855 million
20. Utah Jazz: $850 million
21. Indiana Pacers: $830 million
22. Atlanta Hawks: $825 million
23. Detroit Pistons: $810 million
24. Sacramento Kings: $800 million
25. Memphis Grizzlies: $750 million
26. Charlotte Hornets: $725 million
27. Philadelphia 76ers: $700 million
28. New Orleans Pelicans: $650 million
29. Minnesota Timberwolves: $625 million
30. Milwaukee Bucks: $600 million

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Nate Robinson Traded To Celtics By Nuggets For Jameer Nelson

Jan 13, 2015 5:48 PM

The Boston Celtics have agreed to trade Jameer Nelson to the Denver Nuggets for Nate Robinson

Robinson's camp expects him to be bought out by the Celtics on his $2.1 million deal.

Nelson is making $2.7 million this season and has a $3.2 million player option for next season.

Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Los Angeles Clippers and Nuggets previously discussed a trade. The Clippers are expected to attempt to sign Robinson once he clears waivers.

Robinson has been with the Nuggets since the 2013 offseason.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

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Nuggets Shopping Wilson Chandler Hard

Jan 13, 2015 12:35 PM

The Denver Nuggets are shopping Wilson Chandler hard as they try to acquire more future assets.

Chandler has a team option for the 2015-16 season left on his contract.

David Aldridge/NBA.com

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Heat, Clippers, Hornets Calling Nuggets On Arron Afflalo

Jan 12, 2015 7:25 PM

The Denver Nuggets are receiving trade interest in Arron Afflalo from the Miami Heat, Los Angeles Clippers and Charlotte Hornets.

The Nuggets acquired Afflalo last offseason from the Orlando Magic and is on an expiring contract.

After trading away Timofey Mozgov, the Nuggets are essentially conceding the season and looking to turn existing players into long-term assets.

Ramona Shelburne/ESPN

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Cavaliers Acquire Timofey Mozgov From Nuggets For Two 1st Rounders

Jan 7, 2015 3:59 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed in principle to acquire Timofey Mozgov from the Denver Nuggets for two first round draft picks.

Cleveland will send Denver two picks that it controls via Memphis and Oklahoma City and no other players will be involved. 

The protections on the Cavaliers' first rounder are 1-18 in 2015, 1-15 in 2016, 1-15 in 2017 and it becomes two second rounders after 2017.

The Cavaliers are absorbing Mozgov with a trade exception.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

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Cavaliers Continue To Target Timofey Mozgov

Jan 6, 2015 12:46 AM

The Cleveland Cavaliers continue to pursue a trade for Timofey Mozgov of the Denver Nuggets.

The Nuggets have been reluctant to trade Mozgov.

The Cavaliers' best movable asset, Dion Waiters, was dealt on Monday for Iman Shumpert, J.R. Smith and a future first round pick.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

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Nuggets Experiment With No Shootaround For Remainder Of Season
Brian Shaw hopes to increase the Nuggets' recovery and provide more rest for players who like to go out the night before games.

Chris Dempsey/Denver Post

Faried: Meeting With Shaw Has Helped 110 Percent
Kenneth Faried's talk with Brian Shaw last week has helped him regain his form.

Nicki Jhabvala/Denver Post

Lance Stephenson Has Strengthened Confidence In Hornets' Partnership
The Nuggets emerged as an interested suitor for Lance Stephenson this season, league sources told RealGM.

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Danilo Gallinari Has Meniscus Tear In Right Knee
Danilo Gallinari is out indefinitely and will need surgery.

Chris Dempsey/Denver Post

Sources: Thunder Inquire About Wilson Chandler
Wilson Chandler is averaging 14.7 points and 6.3 rebounds this season.

Chris Mannix/Sports Illustrated

Arron Afflalo Fined $15K By NBA For Flagrant Foul 2 On Alec Burks
The foul took place in the fourth quarter of the Nuggets' win over the Jazz on Monday night.

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Randy Foye Out Three Weeks With Torn Quad
Randy Foye will not undergo surgery and will rest and receive treatment.

Chris Dempsey/Denver Post

Nuggets View Every Player On Roster As Trade Asset
The Nuggets are open to moving contracts and do not view anyone as an untouchable part.

Kevin Arnovitz/ESPN

George Karl Remains Interested In Coaching, Monitoring Nuggets' Situation
George Karl was the NBA Coach of the Year in 12-13, but was fired before entering the final season of his contract.

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Darrell Arthur Suspended One Game By NBA For Shove On Dion Waiters
Darrell Arthur has been suspended one game without pay for shoving Dion Waiters in the back as he elevated for a layup on Friday night.

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Nuggets Expected To Exercise $5M Option On Timofey Mozgov
Timofey Mozgov would then become an unrestricted free agent in 2016.

Christopher Dempsey/Denver Post

Josh Smith: Kenneth Faried Is 'A Clown'
Josh Smith was responding to a quote from Kenneth Faried in which he said that Josh Smith "shot them out of the game."

Vincent Goodwill/Detroit News

Nuggets Waive Jerrelle Benimon, Marcus Williams
The Nuggets have waived forward Jerrelle Benimon and forward Marcus Williams.

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Nuggets Releasing Quincy Miller
The Nuggets informed Quincy Miller of the organization’s plan to waive the forward, a source with knowledge told RealGM on Tuesday night.

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RealGM Radio: Arturo Galletti On NBA Season Over-Unders
In this two-part episode, host Daniel Leroux and Arturo Galletti of BoxScoreGeeks go through the over-unders for all 30 NBA teams for the 14-15 season.

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JaVale McGee Could Miss Start Of Season With Soreness In Tibia
JaVale McGee is a question mark to be ready for the regular season opener.

Christopher Dempsey/Denver Post

Kenneth Faried, Nuggets Agree Upon Reworked Four-Year, $50M Extension
The Nuggets and Kenneth Faried pared down an original five-year, $60 million pact.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Kenneth Faried Agrees To Five-Year, $60M Extension With Nuggets
The deal includes a partial guarantee in the fifth year that assures Kenneth Faried he will make no less than $52 million over the life of the contract.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Darrell Arthur Hopes To Re-Sign With Nuggets As Free Agent Next Summer
Darrell Arthur is entering the final season of his contract at $3.4 million this season.

Christopher Dempsey/Denver Post

RealGM Radio: On The Northwest Division With Strauss, Mason
Daniel Leroux, Ethan Sherwood Strauss and Beckley Mason work through the offseason for the Thunder, Blazers, Jazz, Wolves and Nuggets.

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