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Michael Malone 'Lockstep' With Josh Kroenke, Tim Connelly

Dec 4, 2016 2:57 PM

Michael Malone's second head coaching job in the NBA is with the Denver Nuggets, which has presented a more harmonious working environment than he found with the Sacramento Kings.

“Myself, Josh Kroenke our owner, Tim Connelly [the GM], we’re lockstep in everything we’re doing and we understand the process and what we’re trying to go through," said Malone. "There are growing pains when you’re young but this coming summer, if we’re able to nab a quality free agent, it would be a little bit less gray in my beard.”

Malone was hired by the Kings before they found their eventual general manager Pete D'Alessandro.

NBA players have resisted going to Denver but the Nuggets' players have tended to like it once they arrive.

“I think once you get guys to Denver, a lot of people fall in love with it,” Malone said. “We’ve have veterans on our team, Darrell Arthur, Gallinari, Wilson Chandler, they don’t want to leave. Darrell Arthur told his agent, ‘Listen, get it done with Denver, I don’t want to go anywhere else.’ I think that speaks more than anything I can say, the fact that once you’re there and the quality of life and how beautiful it is, I think Denver sells itself.”

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Tags: Denver Nuggets, Sacramento Kings, NBA

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Jamal Murray, Joel Embiid Named Rookies Of The Month

Dec 1, 2016 4:41 PM

Jamal Murray and Joel Embiid have been named the Rookies of the Month for October and November.

Murray is averaging 10.4 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.1 assists in his first 18 games. Murray is shooting 41.6 percent on three-pointers.

Embiid is averaging 18.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 2.3 blocks per game. Embiid missed the first two seasons of his career due to injury and is a rookie despite being in the 2014 NBA Draft class.

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Tags: Jamal Murray, Joel Embiid, Denver Nuggets, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA Award

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Nuggets Waive Jarnell Stokes

Nov 15, 2016 7:35 PM

The Denver Nuggets have waived Jarnell Stokes. 

Stokes, 6-9, 263, signed with Denver on Sept. 15, 2016, appearing in two games and averaging 1.5 points, 1.0 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 3.5 minutes.

The third-year big man has appeared in a total of 28 career games (two starts) for Memphis, Miami and Denver, averaging 2.4 points and 1.4 rebounds in 5.4 minutes per game. He joined Denver after being named MVP of the D-League and leading the Sioux Falls Skyforce to a championship during the 2015-16 season.

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Tags: Jarnell Stokes, Denver Nuggets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA Waiver

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Nuggets Finalizing Deal With Alonzo Gee

Nov 15, 2016 7:30 PM

The Denver Nuggets are finalizing a deal to sign Alonzo Gee.

With Gary Harris out for four weeks, Gee will give the Nuggets depth on the wing.

Gee was a final cut by the New Orleans Pelicans during the preseason.

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Tags: Alonzo Gee, Denver Nuggets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Gary Harris Could Miss Four Weeks With Foot Injury

Nov 15, 2016 3:04 PM

Gary Harris could be out up to four weeks with a foot injury.

Harris previously missed five weeks with a groin injury.

Harris is averaging 10.8 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 22.8 minutes per game over five games this season for the Denver Nuggets.

Chris Dempsey/Denver Post

Tags: Gary Harris, Denver Nuggets, NBA, NBA Injury

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Nuggets Waive Robbie Hummel, Nat Wolters

Oct 22, 2016 8:57 PM

The Denver Nuggets have waived Robbie Hummel and Nate Wolters.

Hummel, 6-8, 215, signed with Denver on Sept. 4, 2016 and appeared in seven preseason games for the Nuggets, averaging 2.4 points and 1.0 rebounds in 10.2 minutes.

Wolters, 6-4, 190, signed with the Nuggets on Sept. 15, 2016 and appeared in four preseason games for Denver, averaging 3.3 points, 1.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 11.7 minutes per game.

The Nuggets roster now stands at 15 players.

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Tags: Nate Wolters, Robbie Hummel, Denver Nuggets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA Waiver

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Nuggets Waive D.J. Kennedy, JaKarr Sampson, Axel Toupane

Oct 15, 2016 5:44 PM

The Denver Nuggets have waived D.J. Kennedy, JaKarr Sampson and Axel Toupane.

Kennedy, was signed by Denver on Aug. 16, 2016 and has appeared in one preseason game for the Nuggets, posting four points, two rebounds, three assists and three steals in 12 minutes of play.

Sampson was signed by Denver on Feb. 22, 2016 and played the final 26 games (22 starts) of the 2015-16 season, averaging 5.2 points and 2.3 rebounds in 18.0 minutes. He has appeared in one game this preseason, tallying 10 points, three rebounds, one steal and one block in 20 minutes.

Toupane signed with the Nuggets on Mar. 24, 2016 and averaged 3.6 points, 1.5 rebounds and 14.5 minutes over the final 21 games of the 2015-16 season. He has appeared in one game this preseason, posting 11 points, seven rebounds and three assists in 19 minutes.

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Tags: Axel Toupane, D.J. Kennedy, JaKarr Sampson, Denver Nuggets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA Waiver

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RealGM Radio: Northwest Division With David Locke, Adam Mares

Oct 7, 2016 5:44 PM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux), David Locke of the Utah Jazz and Locked on Podcast Network (@Lockedonsports) and Adam Mares of Denver Stiffs (@Adam_Mares) break down the Northwest Division.

In the offseason review, they pick who got better and worse, discuss notable moves (17:29), choose the Northwest’s best newcomer (34:03) and pick the rookies they are most excited to see (42:16).

In the season preview, they rank the teams 1-5 (50:58), predict how many playoff teams will come out of the division (1:08:41), choose breakout players (1:10:30) and much more.

 

 

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Tags: Denver Nuggets, Minnesota Timberwolves, Portland Trail Blazers, Utah Jazz, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, RealGM Radio

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Nuggets Shopping Kenneth Faried In Trade Market

Oct 6, 2016 2:39 PM

Kenneth Faried is currently available in trade talks by the Denver Nuggets.

Faried doesn't fit with the Nuggets' current direction as they have Nikola Jokic and Jusuf Nurkic at center and want to play with pace and space at the power forward position.

The Nuggets would likely prefer to bring Faried off the bench but it is unlikely to be a move he would accept.

Denver has been shopping Faried off and on for several seasons.

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Tags: Kenneth Faried, Denver Nuggets, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Gary Harris Out 4-6 Weeks With Partially Torn Groin

Oct 5, 2016 6:54 PM

The Denver Nuggets will be without Gary Harris for the next four to six weeks to a partially torn groin muscle.

Harris was the 19th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft out of Michigan State.

Harris averaged 12.3 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 32.1 minutes per game last season for the Nuggets as a starter.

The Nuggets also have Jamal Murray, Will Barton and Malik Beasley on their depth chart at shooting guard.

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Tags: Gary Harris, Denver Nuggets, NBA, NBA Injury

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Dunc'd On: GSW Season Outlook w/ Ethan Sherwood Strauss, DEN Season Outlook w/ Adam Mares
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Nuggets Hire Jordi Fernandez, Chris Finch As Assistant Coaches
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Nate Wolters Agrees To Deal With Nuggets
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Wilson Chandler Enjoying Adoption Of Vegan Diet
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D.J. Kennedy, Nuggets Agree Upon Partially Guaranteed Three-Year Deal
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Nuggets Sign Jamal Murray, Juancho Hernangomez, Malik Beasley
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Mike Miller, Nuggets Agree Upon Two-Year, $5M Deal
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Dwyane Wade Nearing Agreement With Bulls
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Dwyane Wade Meeting With Nuggets, Bulls, Bucks
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Nuggets Offer Two-Year, $50M Contract To Dwyane Wade
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Dwyane Wade Cancels Free Agent Meetings
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Bucks, Nuggets Continue To Pursue Dwyane Wade
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Darrell Arthur Agrees To Three-Year, $23M Deal With Nuggets
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Wizards To Pursue Darrell Arthur
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Celtics, Clippers, Heat, Warriors, Spurs, Thunder Get Meetings With Kevin Durant
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