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Bob Weiss Hired By Nuggets As Assistant Coach

Aug 16, 2017 1:33 PM

The Denver Nuggets have hired veteran NBA coach and player Bob Weiss to join Head Coach Michael Malone’s staff as an assistant coach.

Weiss brings 34 years of coaching experience to Denver, including 31 at the NBA level. Weiss, who spent the past four seasons as an assistant coach with the Charlotte Hornets, has been a head coach on four occasions, compiling a 223-299 career record (.427) with the San Antonio Spurs (1986-88), Atlanta Hawks (1990-93), Los Angeles Clippers (1993-94) and Seattle SuperSonics (2005-06). Along with the last four seasons in Charlotte, his tenure as an assistant coach includes stops with the San Diego Clippers (1977-80), Dallas Mavericks (1980-86), Orlando Magic (1989-90) SuperSonics (1994-2005) and Atlanta Hawks (2012-13).

In 2008, Weiss became the first former NBA head coach to be a head coach in China, where he spent two seasons leading the Shanxi Zhongyu Brave Dragons (2008-10) and one season with the Shandong Lions (2010-11).

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Nuggets Hire Calvin Booth As Assistant General Manager

Aug 16, 2017 1:20 PM

The Denver Nuggets have named Calvin Booth their assistant general manager.

Booth, 41, joins the Nuggets after spending the past four seasons with the Minnesota Timberwolves front office, most recently serving as the Director of Pro Personnel. Prior to his promotion last season, Booth was a scout for the New Orleans Pelicans during the 2012-13 season before transitioning to the same position in Minnesota for the start of the 2013-14 season. While in Minnesota Booth continued his rise as a basketball executive as he worked his way from a scout, to the Director of Player Programs and then to the Director of Player Personnel.

Before beginning his front office career, Booth played for seven different teams over a 10-year career in the NBA. He appeared in 366 games (83 starts), averaging 3.3 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.00 blocks per game. The Reynoldsburg, OH native was drafted by the Washington Wizards in the second round (35th overall) of the 1999 NBA Draft after playing four years at Penn State University.

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Cavaliers Fixated On Acquiring Young Star For Kyrie Irving

Aug 15, 2017 9:50 AM

The Cleveland Cavaliers want LeBron James to commit to the franchise before building around him while he wants to see the team execute a plan before committing to them.

While Cleveland wants James to re-sign, they are fearful of making a Kyrie Irving trade that doesn't allow them to rebuild for the long-term.

The Cavaliers have become more fixated on acquiring a young star such as Kristaps Porzingis, Jayson Tatum, Josh Jackson or Jamal Murray in their trade inquiries involving Irving.

Cleveland is determined to get an elite young player back in return for Irving. If James was committed long-term, they could trade Irving for veterans.

Cleveland has been deliberate with the trade process and conversations could become more aggressive in September close to the start of camp.

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Nuggets To Hire Calvin Booth As Assistant GM

Aug 2, 2017 8:28 PM

The Denver Nuggets are expected to hire Calvin Booth as assistant general manager.

Booth will replace Jared Jeffries in the Nuggets' front office.

Booth has worked for the Minnesota Timberwolves since 2015 as director of pro personnel.

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Nuggets Sell Jersey Sponsorship To Western Union

Aug 1, 2017 11:23 AM

The Denver Nuggets and The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) announced a sponsorship agreement that pairs one of the leading global companies headquartered in Denver.

As part of the three-year sponsorship, Western Union will be the first jersey patch sponsor for the Nuggets, with the Western Union logo adorning the jerseys of all players beginning in the 2017-2018 NBA Season. Last April, the NBA approved the sale of jersey sponsorships as part of a pilot program. The Nuggets become the 11th team to secure a jersey sponsor. Western Union will also be a co-presenting sponsor of the team’s 50th anniversary celebration.

With its global headquarters in Denver, Western Union is a Fortune 500 company and a leader in financial services with a rich history of connecting people – from telegram messages first offered decades ago to its global cross-border money-transfer and payments service offerings today. The company serves customers in 200 countries and territories around the world.

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Cavs' Paul George Trade Fell Apart On Pick Protections

Jul 28, 2017 10:11 AM

The Indiana Pacers had Kyrie Irving as their No. 1 target when working on a Paul George trade in June.

The Pacers were willing to trade George for Irving straight-up, but the Cavaliers declined the offer several times.

Cleveland instead worked with the Pacers on a three-way trade involving Kevin Love going to the Denver Nuggets with Indiana getting a package centered around Gary Harris.

The deal fell apart when Cleveland refused to trade a future first round pick without any pick protections. The Cavaliers insisted on a lottery protection for the pick.

The Pacers pivoted to a deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder in which they acquired Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis.

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Cavs Thought They Had Paul George Trade Agreed Upon On June 30th

Jul 23, 2017 6:58 PM

On June 30th, the Indiana Pacers, Cleveland Cavaliers and Denver Nuggets thought they had a Paul George deal in place.

Everyone tentatively agreed on a conference call between the teams.

George was going to be traded by the Pacers to the Cavaliers with Kevin Love going to the Nuggets and Gary Harris moving to Indiana in a package involving other pieces.

A call was to be arranged between George and Dan Gilbert, which was an important step before finalizing the trade. Cleveland's front office began making other plans for the offseason.

Kevin Pritchard then sent message that the Pacers were backing out and then quickly agreed to a trade with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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Nuggets Sign Monte Morris To Two-Way Contract

Jul 21, 2017 11:40 AM

The Denver Nuggets have signed rookie Monte Morris to a two-way contract.

Morris, 6-3, 175, was drafted by Denver with the 51st pick of the 2017 NBA Draft. He averaged 9.5 points, 2.2 rebounds, a team-high 4.3 assists and 1.33 steals in six games (four starts) for Denver’s 2017 Las Vegas Summer League squad.

Morris played four seasons at Iowa State University, averaging 12.2 points, 3.7 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 1.61 steals in 140 career games (121 starts). He was named All-Big 12 First Team as a senior in 2017 with averages of 16.4 points, 4.8 rebounds, 6.2 assists and 1.5 steals per game. The Grand Rapids, Michigan native was named to the All-Big 12 Second Team as both a junior and sophomore.

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Nuggets Sign Torrey Craig To Two-Way Contract

Jul 19, 2017 5:12 PM

The Denver Nuggets have signed rookie Torrey Craig to a two-way contract.

Craig, 6-6, 215, appeared in six games (two starts) for the Nuggets’ 2017 Las Vegas Summer League entry, averaging 11.5 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 22.2 minutes per game.

The Rock Hill, South Carolina native went undrafted in the 2014 NBA Draft and has spent the past three seasons starring in the Australian National Basketball League. He played for the Brisbane Bullets during the 2016-17 season where he was named both the Australian NBL Defensive Player of the Year and the Most Improved Player while earning All-NBL Second Team honors. He played collegiately at the University of South Carolina-Upstate for four years, earning NABC All-District First Team honors three times and also being named the Atlantic Sun Player of the Year as a sophomore.

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Nuggets Waive Mike Miller

Jul 11, 2017 4:01 PM

The Denver Nuggets have waived Mike Miller.

Denver re-signed Miller last offseason on a two-year, $5 million deal.

Miller appeared in 20 games last season with the Nuggets, averaging just 7.6 minutes per game.

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Clippers Agree To Danilo Gallinari Sign-And-Trade On Three-Year, $65M Deal
The Clippers have agreed to trade Jamal Crawford, Diamond Stone and Houston's 2018 first round pick to Atlanta in sign-and-trade for Danilo Gallinari.

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Danilo Gallinari Likely To Join Clippers In Sign-And-Trade With Nuggets, Hawks
The Hawks will receive Jamal Crawford and likely Houston's 2018 first round pick from the Clippers.

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Nuggets Looking To Unload Salary To Pursue George Hill
Denver will need to unload salary such as Kenneth Faried and Darrell Arthur now that they've come to an agreement with Paul Millsap.

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Paul Millsap Agrees To Three-Year, $90M Deal With Nuggets
Paul Millsap has agreed to sign with the Nuggets on a three-year, $90 million deal.

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Celtics Could Pursue Danilo Gallinari If Hayward Signs Elsewhere
While Gordon Hayward is the Celtics' top target in free agency, they will target Danilo Gallinari as a backup plan.

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Nuggets Considered Favorites To Sign Paul Millsap
The Suns and Wolves are considered unlikely to sign Paul Millsap.

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Pacers, Nuggets Interested In George Hill
Indiana traded away George Hill in June of 2016 and traded Paul George on June 30th

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Pacers Were Offered Gary Harris In Three-Way Paul George Trade
The Pacers were seeking Jae Crowder, Marcus Smart and multiple picks from the Celtics.

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Blake Griffin Cancels Meetings With Suns, Nuggets As Clippers Improve Position
Unless there is a wildcard team that enters the picture, there is a sense that Blake Griffin will re-sign with the Clippers.

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Fourth Mystery Team Could Schedule Last Minute Meeting With Gordon Hayward
The Jazz, Celtics and Heat are the three teams with meetings scheduled with Gordon Hayward in free agency.

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Paul Millsap Has Discussed Sign-And-Trade With Hawks
Paul Millsap is unlikely to return to the Hawks this offseason as they pivot towards a rebuild.

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Cavs, Nuggets, Pacers Discuss Three-Way Deal Involving Paul George, Kevin Love
In the discussed trade scenario, Paul George would end up with the Cavaliers while Kevin Love would go to the Nuggets.

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Nuggets Were Unwilling To Include Jamal Murray In Jimmy Butler Trade Talks
Denver also had concerns about the possibility of Jimmy Butler leaving in 2019 when he can become a free agent.

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Jazz Select Donovan Mitchell At No. 13, Trading Trey Lyles, No. 24 To Denver
Donovan Mitchell is a combo guard out of Louisville that plays well off the ball.

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Suns Discuss Eric Bledsoe Trade With Bulls, Nuggets
If the Suns pick De'Aaron Fox at No. 4, it likely means they were able to trade away Eric Bledsoe.

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Nuggets Tender Qualifying Offer To Mason Plumlee
Mason Plumlee will be a restricted free agent this offseason.

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Chris Paul Expected To Meet With Clippers, Spurs, Nuggets, Rockets
The Clippers have recently become "nervous" about the possibility of Chris Paul leaving.

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Nuggets Promote Arturas Karnisovas To GM
Tim Connelly will become president of basketball operations with Arturas Karnisovas elevated to GM.

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Magic Hire Pete D'Alessandro As Assistant GM
Pete D'Alessandro was previously general manager of the Kings.

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Bucks Have Justin Zanik, Wes Wilcox, Arturas Karnisovas As GM Finalists
Milwaukee co-owners Marc Lasry and Wes Edens will play the key roles in making the hire.

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