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Dunc'd On: GSW Season Outlook w/ Ethan Sherwood Strauss, DEN Season Outlook w/ Adam Mares

Sep 19, 2016 12:46 AM

Dunc'd On's Season Outlook for the Golden State Warriors with Ethan Strauss of ESPN. We analyze how the Warriors will look after the acquisition of Kevin Durant and the 3-1 collapse in the Finals, how their new additions fit in, potential breakout and regression candidates, overrated and underrated players, playing time and lineup issues, key questions for success this year, and finally give our predictions for the Warriors season.

At 1:12:00, we give the same treatment to the Denver Nuggets with Adam Mares of Denver Stiffs. 

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Nuggets Hire Jordi Fernandez, Chris Finch As Assistant Coaches

Sep 14, 2016 9:34 PM

The Denver Nuggets have hired assistant coaches Jordi Fernandez and Chris Finch, player development coach Stephen Graham and head video coordinator Travess Armenta.

Fernandez comes to Denver after spending six seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers, most recently as head coach of their NBA D-League affiliate, the Canton Charge.

The Nuggets have also added Chris Finch as an assistant coach heading into the 2016-17 season. Finch joins Malone’s staff after serving as the head coach of the Rio Grande Valley Vipers from 2009 to 2011 and as an assistant coach with the Houston Rockets from 2011 to 2016.

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Nuggets Hire Chuck Hayes For Front Office Job

Sep 9, 2016 2:13 PM

Chuck Hayes has been hired by the Denver Nuggets to join their front office.

Hayes will be an Associate of Basketball Operations.

Hayes went undrafted out of Kentucky in 2005 but became one of the NBA's best undersized rotation bigs.

Hayes played for the Los Angeles Clippers during the 2015 preseason.

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Nuggets To Sign Jarnell Stokes To Camp Deal

Sep 4, 2016 7:42 PM

The Denver Nuggets will sign Jarnell Stokes to a camp deal.

Stokes was the Most Valuable Player of the D-League in the 15-16 season.

Stokes will have an opportunity to make the Nuggets' regular season roster.

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Nuggets Trade Joffrey Lauvergne To Thunder For Two 2nd Rounders

Aug 30, 2016 1:04 PM

The Denver Nuggets have traded Joffrey Lauvergne to the Oklahoma City Thunder for two future second-round picks.

Lauvergne averaged 7.9 points and 4.9 rebounds in 17.6 minutes per game last season with a PER of 15.8.

Lauvergne, who turns 25 in September, also participated in the 2016 Olympics with France.

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Nate Wolters Agrees To Deal With Nuggets

Aug 20, 2016 4:42 PM

Nate Wolters has agreed to sign with the Denver Nuggets.

Wolters was the 38th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft out of South Dakota State.

Wolters last played in the NBA during the 14-15 season, playing in Japan last season in which he averaged 12.9 points, 4.5 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game.

Wolters played for the Pacers and Wizards during Summer League this year.

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Wilson Chandler Enjoying Adoption Of Vegan Diet

Aug 16, 2016 3:25 PM

Wilson Chandler has adopted a vegan diet.

"At first it was an ‘I want to try something different type of thing’ and then I met this girl," said Chandler. "I wouldn’t call her a nutritionist, but she’s got some spiritual vibes, I guess. And we just started talking about things like health and spirituality and diseases and different herbalists and all different types of things. Once I learned more about it, it was easy to do.”

Chandler transitioned to a vegan diet by first going pescatarian. 

"Amazing feeling when done right," wrote Chandler recently on Twitter.

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D.J. Kennedy, Nuggets Agree Upon Partially Guaranteed Three-Year Deal

Aug 16, 2016 11:32 AM

D.J. Kennedy has agreed upon a partially guaranteed three-year deal with the Denver Nuggets.

Kennedy went undrafted out of St. John's in 2011 and has since largely played overseas.

Kennedy averaged 14.9 points, 7.4 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 30.3 minutes per game last season for Enisey Krasnoyarsk.

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Nuggets Sign Jamal Murray, Juancho Hernangomez, Malik Beasley

Aug 9, 2016 5:12 PM

The Denver Nuggets have signed guard Jamal Murray, forward Juancho Hernangomez and guard Malik Beasley to multi-year contracts.

Murray, 6-4, 207, was selected by the Denver Nuggets with the 7th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft.

The 19-year-old appeared in five games (all starts) for the Nuggets at the 2016 Summer League in Las Vegas, averaging 19.6 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 29.5 minutes per game.

Hernangomez, 6-9, 230, a native of Madrid, Spain, was selected with the 15th pick in the 2016 NBA draft. He appeared in five games (all starts) for the Nuggets at the 2016 Summer League, holding averages of 10.2 points, 8.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists while shooting 55% from the field. Hernangomez ranked fifth in rebounds among players that appeared in at least five games, while posting a double-double in two contests.

Hernangomez, played for Movistar Estudiantes of the Spanish ACB league in 2015-16. Appearing in 24 games, he averaged 9.8 points and 3.7 rebounds in 23.5 minutes.

Beasley, 6-5, 196, was drafted with the 19th overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft. He did not participate in the 2016 Samsung NBA Summer League after recovering from a pre-existing injury. He appeared in 34 contests during the 2015-16 season with the Florida State Seminoles, averaging 15.6 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 29.8 minutes.

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Mike Miller, Nuggets Agree Upon Two-Year, $5M Deal

Jul 19, 2016 10:49 AM

Mike Miller has agreed upon a two-year deal with the Denver Nuggets worth more than $5 million.

Miller signed with the Nuggets last offseason after spending the 14-15 season with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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Dwyane Wade Nearing Agreement With Bulls
Dwyane Wade is deciding between the Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls and Denver Nuggets.

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Dwyane Wade Meeting With Nuggets, Bulls, Bucks
There is no meeting set between Dwyane Wade and the Heat as of now.

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Nuggets Offer Two-Year, $50M Contract To Dwyane Wade
The Heat are approximately $10 million short of Denver's offer to Dwyane Wade with a two-year, $40 million offer.

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Dwyane Wade Seeking Two-Year, $50M From Heat, Still Talking To Nuggets, Bulls
Both the Bulls and Nuggets can offer Dwyane Wade a more lucrative deal than the Heat.

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Dwyane Wade Cancels Free Agent Meetings
Dwyane Wade and the Heat continue to discuss a new contract after being offered a two-year, $40 million deal.

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Bucks, Nuggets Continue To Pursue Dwyane Wade
Milwaukee is scheduled to meet with Dwyane Wade after the 4th of July holiday.

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Darrell Arthur Agrees To Three-Year, $23M Deal With Nuggets
The Nuggets have agreed upon a three-year deal with Darrell Arthur.

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Dunc'd On: NOP, WAS, DEN, MEM, SAC, ORL Offseason Previews
A detailed look at the offseasons for the Pelicans, Wizards, Magic, Kings, Nuggets and Grizzlies.

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Wizards To Pursue Darrell Arthur
Darrell Arthur was scheduled to make $2.9 million with the Nuggets.

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Celtics, Clippers, Heat, Warriors, Spurs, Thunder Get Meetings With Kevin Durant
Kevin Durant is expected to take the meetings in New York but teams are still awaiting a decision on the final location.

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Wolves Interested In Trading For Kenneth Faried
Tom Thibodeau has long been an admirer of Kenneth Faried and worked with him as part of the United States' World Cup team in 2014.

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RealGM Radio: Nuggets With Adam Mares
Host Danny Leroux and Adam Mares of Denver Stiffs and Nylon Calculus preview the Nuggets' offseason including their current talent, trade possibilities and draft picks.

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76ers Win Lottery, Lakers Get 2nd Pick, Celtics 3rd
The 76ers, Lakers and Celtics are in the top-3 of the NBA Draft Lottery.

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Nuggets, Bulls, Celtics Inquired About Blake Griffin
Blake Griffin's injuries have played a factor in how rival teams perceive his value.

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Axel Toupane Named D-League's Most Improved Player
Axel Toupane played in 32 games for Raptors 905 this season, averaging 14.6 points, 5.6 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.0 steals.

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Jared Jeffries Promoted To Nuggets' Director Of Pro Personnel
Jared Jeffries joined the Nuggets front office during the summer of 2013.

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Nuggets Promote Herb Livsey To Lead Scout
Herb Livsey has been a scout with the Nuggets since the start of the 2008-09 season.

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Axel Toupane, Nuggets Agree Upon Two-Year Deal
Axel Toupane has made 11 appearances for the Nuggets this season, averaging 13.8 minutes per game.

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Carmelo Anthony: I Really Wanted To Be Drafted By Pistons In 2003
One of the NBA's most monumental what-if's is what would have happened if the Pistons selected Carmelo Anthony instead of Darko Milicic.

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Nuggets To Sign Axel Toupane To 2nd 10-Day Contract
Axel Toupane has averaged 4.6 points in 13.4 minutes per game over five appearances for the Nuggets.

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