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Will Barton Interested In Returning To Nuggets

Mar 24, 2015 11:52 PM

Will Barton has received playing time with the Denver Nuggets and hopes to return to the team next season.

"No doubt," Barton said. "I think we can build something here. We have a lot of good talent, a good organization, coaching staff is good. I can see us building and having a strong future here. We can grow together."

The Nuggets can extend a qualifying offer to Barton after the season at what would be $1.1 million, which would make him a restricted free agent.

Chris Dempsey/Denver Post

Tags: Will Barton, Denver Nuggets, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Al Harrington Retires, Joins Nuggets' Staff For Rest Of Season

Mar 19, 2015 1:21 AM

Al Harrington said he is retired from the NBA following a 16-year career and has started to assist the Denver Nuggets' coaching staff.

"I'm officially retired," Harrington said. "I don't know if there's paperwork that I gotta fill out or anything. But my career is over.

"I'm very happy with what I was able to accomplish. I was able to change a lot of people's lives in my family, including myself in a game that I eventually fell in love with and will always be in love with. And hopefully I can stay around the game until I die. It was a fun ride. It went by fast, too. It was like one minute I was 18, the next I was 25 then was 30 and now I'm 35. It was a fun run. Met a lot of great people."

Harrington was best known for his days playing with the Indiana Pacers and spent two seasons with the Nuggets. He played in China this season.

Chris Dempsey/Denver Post

Tags: Al Harrington, Denver Nuggets, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Nuggets To Consider Melvin Hunt As Permanent Head Coach

Mar 17, 2015 6:00 PM

The Denver Nuggets have been impressed by Melvin Hunt so far as interim head coach and will at least consider him during the coaching search.

"As an organization, we have all been impressed with the job Melvin has done thus far," Tim Connelly said. "When the season concludes, he will be one of the candidates as we begin an exhaustive search to find a head coach."

The Nuggets fired Brian Shaw this season and are 6-3 under Hunt.

Benjamin Hochman/Denver Post

Tags: Denver Nuggets, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Mike D'Antoni Interested In Nuggets' Job

Mar 3, 2015 1:20 PM

Mike D'Antoni has interest in becoming head coach of the Denver Nuggets.

D'Antoni hasn't coached since he was fired by the Los Angeles Lakers following the 13-14 season.

D'Antoni's first head coaching job in the NBA was with the Nuggets.

D'Antoni's fastpaced system on offense would presumably give the Nuggets a strong homecourt advantage due to the altitude of Denver.

Sam Amick/USA Today

Tags: Denver Nuggets, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Brian Shaw Fired By Nuggets

Mar 3, 2015 12:35 PM

The Denver Nuggets have fired Brian Shaw as head coach.

Shaw was hired as head coach of the Nuggets before the 13-14 season after serving as an assistant coach with the Los Angeles Lakers and Indiana Pacers.

Melvin Hunt is a strong frontrunner to become interim head coach, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

Chris Dempsey/Denver Post

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Nuggets End Huddle With '1-2-3, Six Weeks'

Mar 1, 2015 2:17 PM

The Denver Nuggets ended a huddle late in Friday's 104-82 loss to the Utah Jazz by chanting, "1-2-3 ... six weeks!"

Six weeks marks the end of the Nuggets' season, with 24 games, 46 days and 1,152 minutes left.

The Nuggets are headed to their worst season since before the Carmelo Anthony era.

"I'm frustrated in myself because I feel that I need to figure out a way to do a better job at trying to get that out of us, get that hustle and those kinds of plays and to play with more of a sense of urgency, play with more tenacity," Brian Shaw said.

Chris Dempsey/Denver Post

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Kings Interested In Ty Lawson

Feb 26, 2015 2:31 PM

George Karl would like the Sacramento Kings to try to trade for Ty Lawson.

The Denver Nuggets are rebuilding and could make Lawson available.

Karl previously coached Lawson with the Nuggets.

Howard Beck/Bleacher Report

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Nuggets To Waive Victor Claver

Feb 20, 2015 10:26 PM

The Denver Nuggets will waive Victor Claver.

Claver was acquired by the Nuggets in their trade with the Portland Trail Blazers for Arron Afflalo.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Victor Claver, Denver Nuggets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA Waiver

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Thomas Robinson Agrees To Buyout With Nuggets

Feb 19, 2015 9:29 PM

Thomas Robinson and the Denver Nuggets have agreed upon a buyout.

Robinson is in search of an expanded role.

The Nuggets acquired Robinson in their deadline trade of Arron Afflalo.

Jeff Goodman/ESPN

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76ers Acquire JaVale McGee, 1st Round Pick From Nuggets

Feb 19, 2015 11:55 AM

The Philadelphia 76ers have agreed with the Denver Nuggets on a trade involving JaVale McGee.

McGee signed a four-year, $44 million contract with the Nuggets in 2012. McGee will become an unrestricted free agent in 2016.

The 76ers also will receive a first round pick from Denver that was acquired from the Cleveland Cavaliers and originally belonged to the Oklahoma City Thunder. The 76ers also receive the rights to Chu Chu Maduabum from the Nuggets.

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Blazers Acquire Arron Afflalo From Nuggets
The Nuggets will acquire Will Barton, Victor Claver, Thomas Robinson, a lottery protected first rounder and a second rounder from the Blazers for Arron Afflalo and Alonzo Gee.

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Ty Lawson Won't Be Traded By Nuggets At Deadline
The Nuggets were never actually interested in any Ty Lawson for George Hill swap.

Chris Dempsey/Denver Post

Nuggets Seek Multiple Picks For Both Wilson Chandler, Arron Afflalo
The Nuggets are seeking two first rounders for Wilson Chandler and a first and second round pick for Arron Afflalo.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Blazers Appear Most Likely Destination For Arron Afflalo
The Nuggets are expected to receive a first round pick in exchange for Arron Afflalo before the deadline.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Lakers Interested In Ty Lawson
In addition to Goran Dragic, the Lakers have interest in Ty Lawson.

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Ty Lawson Misses Nuggets' Practice Returning From Vegas
Ty Lawson was an unexcused no-show for the Nuggets' first practice coming out of the All-Star break.

Chris Dempsey/Denver Post

Reggie Jackson Requests Trade From Thunder
Reggie Jackson has averaged 12.4 points, 4.2 assists and four rebounds for the Thunder this season.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Thunder, Kings, Bulls, Clippers Interested In Arron Afflalo
The Nuggets are making Arron Afflalo available in trade talks, though serious discussions have yet to take place at this point.

Ramona Shelburne/ESPN

Celtics, Nuggets Hold Exploratory Ty Lawson Trade Talks
Ty Lawson will earn $12.4 million in 15-16 and $13.2 million in 16-17.

Zach Lowe/Grantland

Wizards, Heat Interested In Trade For Jameer Nelson
The Wizards and Heat have explored trade talks with the Nuggets on Jameer Nelson, sources tell RealGM's Shams Charania.

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Nuggets Make Afflalo, Foye, Nelson Available In Trade Discussions
The Nuggets seek at least one future first round pick for Arron Afflalo, who holds a $7.5 million player option for next season.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Warriors, Hawks, Blazers In Top-10 On Both Offense, Defense
Fourteen other teams are in the top-10 in either offensive or defensive efficiency.

Christopher Reina/RealGM

Joffrey Lauvergne Finalizing Two-Year Guaranteed Deal With Nuggets
Joffrey Lauvergne is finalizing a two-year guaranteed contract with the Nuggets worth greater than the NBAs minimum salary, a league source told RealGM.

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Jusuf Nurkic Replaces Steven Adams In Rising Stars Game
Jusuf Nurkic will replace Steven Adam in the Rising Stars Game at All-Star weekend.

RealGM Staff Report

Nuggets Seek First Round Pick For Arron Afflalo
A snag held up Afflalo Afflalo from being traded to the Charlotte Hornets.

Chris Dempsey/Denver Post

Nuggets Working Toward Signing Joffrey Lauvergne
Joffrey Lauvergne cut ties with Khimki of Moscow on Tuesday, which frees him to sign with the Nuggets.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Nuggets Include First Round Pick In Offer To Nets For Brook Lopez
The Nuggets were also offering J.J. Hickson and JaVale McGee in their trade package for Brook Lopez.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Nets Refusing Nuggets' Offer Of J.J. Hickson, JaVale McGee For Brook Lopez
The Nuggets are pushing an offer of J.J. Hickson and JaVale McGee for Brook Lopez.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Report: Thunder Had Deal Close To Send Reggie Jackson To Nuggets
Reggie Jackson is reportedly expected to be moved before the trade deadline.

Frank Isola/New York Daily News

Nuggets Recall Erick Green From D-League
Erick Green played two games for the Mad Ants this season averaging 21 points and 3.0 assists per game.

RealGM Staff Report