Denver Nuggets WiretapFebruary 2008 Denver Nuggets Wiretap

Kleiza Changes Agents

Feb 27, 2008 2:03 PM

Linas Kleiza is eligible for a contract extension this summer, which may have factored into his mind when he decided to change agents.

Kleiza has left agent Herb Rudoy to join BDA Sports Management, which also represents teammates Carmelo Anthony and Anthony Carter, according to a report in the Rocky Mountain News.

Rocky Mountain News

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Clippers, Cassell About To Announce Buyout?

Feb 27, 2008 6:53 AM

According to the Boston Globe, Sam Cassell and the L.A. Clippers are set to announce that the two sides have reached a buyout, allowing Cassell to join the team of his choice.  

Most believe that the team Cassell will sign with is the Boston Celtics, although both Dallas and Denver are believed to be making a run at the veteran guard also.

Boston Globe

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J.R. Smith Drawing Karl's Criticism

Feb 25, 2008 6:59 AM

Even after scoring 43 points against the Chicago Bulls, Nuggets' Coach George Karl has been critical of the way guard J.R. Smith is playing, saying Smith was playing in "fantasyland," the Denver Post is reporting.

"He's just J.R.," Karl said of his shot-happy guard. "He can be good for you, and he can be good for the opponent."

Denver Post

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Carmelo Disappointed By No Deal, But Confident In Teammates

Feb 22, 2008 6:26 PM

Carmelo Anthony is surprised that the Nuggets failed to make any moves before Thursday's trade deadline but has confidence in his teammates, according to The Rocky Mountain News.

"It's over with now. It is what it is," Anthony told the News. "We had a chance to get a player, but as an organization, we felt like we ain't really need to make no moves. We don't have no choice but to support that decision and make the best out of it."

"Any time you can get better - or you think you can get better - there's going to be disappointment. This is a team right here I'm proud of. I like the team. I like the direction we're going," he added.

The Rocky Mountain News

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Nene To Undergo Chemo Treatment

Feb 21, 2008 9:30 PM

Denver forward Nene will undergo a single chemotherapy treatment next week, according to the Associated Press.

The treatment is part of his recovery from testicular cancer, and there is still no timetable for his return to the team.

The doctors told the Nuggets that the chemo "essentially eliminates the odds of a recurrence."

ESPN

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Portland Sending T. Green To Denver For Von Wafer

Feb 21, 2008 2:47 PM

Portland is sending Taurean Green to Denver for G Von Wafer, according to David Aldridge.

Philadelphia Inquirer

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Nuggets Looking To Deal Nene To Nets Or Heat?

Feb 21, 2008 11:26 AM

Denver may have all but checked themselves out of the Ron Artest trade talks, but Marc Stein reports that they are looking to deal Nene.

The Nets and Heat are both said to be interested in the Brazilian big.

ESPN

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Knicks Trying To Unload Randolph To Bucks, Nuggets

Feb 21, 2008 5:38 AM

Isiah Thomas and the New York Knicks are in serious trade discussions with both Milwaukee and Denver, trying to send Zach Randolph away from the Big Apple, Frank Isola of the New York Daily News writes.

While the Bucks have rejected a package which would have included Randolph, Fred Jones and Jared Jeffries for a package Bobby Simmons, Charlie Bell and Dan Gadzuric, the Knicks are considering a deal with the Nuggets which includes Nene.

New York Daily News

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Suns Eye Another Trade

Feb 20, 2008 10:01 PM

The Phoenix Suns are trying to acquire another swing player before Thursday's trade deadline, the Arizona Republic is reporting.

According to the report, Quinton Ross (Clippers), Yakhouba Diawara (Nuggets), or Mickael Gelabale (Sonics) could be targets as well as Mickael Pietrus of the Warriors, although Pietrus comes at a much higher price.

Arizona Republic

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Kleiza's Upside To Keep Artest Out Of Denver?

Feb 20, 2008 11:17 AM

A Denver source said he would 'bet against' the Nuggets making a trade for Ron Artest ahead of Thursday's deadline.

The fact that Artest can opt out after the season and the upside of Linas Kleiza makes the trade less tempting to Denver.

"It's kind of flattering," Kleiza said of the trades being discussed that include him. "But you've got to stay focused. There are a lot of rumors. I'm here and hope to stay here a long time."

Rocky Mountain News

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Clippers And Nuggets Most Interested In Lowry And Miller

Commercial Appeal

Denver Downs Boston In The RGM Daily Rundown For Feb. 19th's Games

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Knicks, Nuggets Talking Randolph, But Deal Unlikely?
New York continues to try to move Zach Randolph and Eddy Curry, with names like Linas Kleiza, Ron Artest and Vince Carter being mentioned.

New York Post

Report: NBA To Hold Suns-Nuggets Preseason Game Outdoors

ESPN.com

Suns To Host Nuggets Outdoors

Arizona Republic

Nuggets Interested In Delonte West

Philadelphia Inquirer

Source: Artest Talks To Denver Resume
Sources close to the Nuggets have indicated that talks have resumed with the Kings in regards to Ron Artest.

Sacramento Bee

Carmelo Pushes For Nuggets To Acquire Artest

Rocky Mountain News

Cavs And Nuggets Pursuing Kidd

ESPN

Nuggets Interested In Zach Randolph?
According to the New York Post, the Knicks and Nuggets may be talking about a deal involving Linas Kleiza, Eduardo Najera, Steven Hunter and J.R. Smith for Zach Randolph and another Knick.

New York Post

J.R. Smith: We're Not Going To Make A Trade

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Denver Triumphs In The RGM Daily Rundown For Feb. 12th's Games

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Melo Supports Deal If Needed
If the Nuggets feel they need to make a trade, they have the full support of Carmelo Anthony.

Denver Post

Melo Drops Career High 49 On Wizards

ESPN

Carmelo Returns In Denver Victory

ESPN

Source: Nuggets Covet Cassell
Denver has inquired about Clippers' PG Sam Cassell, according to a team source.

The Denver Post

Carmelo Will Rejoin Nuggets Saturday

Rocky Mountain News