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Jameer Nelson Clears Waivers

Oct 20, 2017 5:11 PM

Jameer Nelson has cleared waivers and is now a free agent.

Nelson was released by the Denver Nuggets to create a roster spot for Richard Jefferson.

The Houston Rockets could have a need for a point guard with Chris Paul out with a knee injury.

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Nuggets Release Jameer Nelson

Oct 18, 2017 5:34 PM

The Denver Nuggets have released Jameer Nelson.

Nelson will become a free agent on Friday if he clears waivers.

The Nuggets released Nelson in order to create a roster spot for Richard Jefferson.

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Richard Jefferson Agrees Upon One-Year, $2.3M Deal With Nuggets

Oct 16, 2017 8:25 PM

Richard Jefferson has agreed upon a one-year, $2.3 million deal with the Denver Nuggets.

The Nuggets will likely waive Jameer Nelson to create a roster spot for Jefferson.

Josh Kroenke enjoys a strong friendship with Jefferson. The Nuggets feel Jefferson will give them depth at small forward and also be a strong veteran presence.

Jefferson averaged 20 minutes per game last season.

The Milwaukee Bucks also pursued Jefferson.

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Nuggets Interested In Signing Richard Jefferson

Oct 16, 2017 9:12 AM

The Denver Nuggets have expressed interest in signing Richard Jefferson.

Jefferson has also received interest from the Milwaukee Bucks, who have been the most aggressive team.

Jefferson will become a free agent Monday afternoon as he was released by the Atlanta Hawks over the weekend.

Josh Kroenke enjoys a strong friendship with Jefferson.

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Gary Harris, Nuggets Agree Upon Four-Year, $84M Extension

Oct 7, 2017 10:52 PM

Gary Harris and the Denver Nuggets have agreed upon a four-year, $84 million contract extension.

The Nuggets have been optimistic about their chances of extending Harris to prevent him from hitting restricted free agency in 2018.

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Nuggets Optimistic On Possibility Of Extension With Gary Harris

Oct 6, 2017 10:20 AM

The Denver Nuggets and Gary Harris have held talks on a contract extension.

Arturas Karnisovas said that a deal is "in the works" and the Nuggets hope they “can get something done before the season starts.”

“He’s been such a huge part of what we’re trying to do here, a representation of what we’re building here,” Karnisovas said of Harris during a visit to The Denver Post’s newsroom. “Him going through trade rumors and still staying with us and being consistent and being a good leader for our guys and (knowing) how to do it, he was the ultimate professional.

“We’re trying to find ways to keep him here as long as we can.”

Harris will become a restricted free agent in 2018 if he's unable to agree upon an extension.

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Nuggets Exercise Options On Lyles, Mudiay, Beasley, Hernangomez, Murray

Sep 28, 2017 5:15 PM

The Denver Nuggets have exercised the fourth-year options for both Trey Lyles and Emmanuel Mudiay and exercised the third-year options for Malik Beasley, Juancho Hernangomez and Jamal Murray.

Lyles, 6-10, 243, was drafted out of the University of Kentucky with the 12th pick of the 2015 NBA Draft by the Utah Jazz. He was acquired by Denver, along with Tyler Lydon, in a draft-night trade on June 22, 2017. He appeared in 151 games (37 starts) in his first two seasons with Utah, averaging 6.1 points and 3.5 rebounds in 16.8 minutes per game.

Mudiay, 6-5, 200, was selected by Denver with the seventh overall pick of the 2015 NBA Draft. He has played in 123 games (107 starts) over his first two seasons, posting averages of 12.0 points, 3.3 rebounds and 4.8 assists in 28.2 minutes per game.

Beasley, 6-5, 196, was drafted out of Florida State University with the 19th pick of the 2016 NBA Draft by Denver. He appeared in 22 games (one start) for the Nuggets as a rookie, averaging 3.8 points in 7.5 minutes. He also appeared in 16 games (12 starts) for Sioux Falls of the NBA G-League, averaging 18.9 points, 7.6 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.10 steals in 31.9 minutes.

Hernangomez, 6-9, 230, was selected by Denver with the 15th overall pick of the 2016 NBA Draft. The Madrid, Spain native played in 62 games (nine starts) as a rookie last season, posting averages of 4.9 points and 3.0 rebounds in 13.6 minutes per game. 

Murray, 6-4, 207, was selected by Denver with the seventh overall pick of the 2016 NBA Draft out of the University of Kentucky. He appeared in all 82 games (10 starts) as a rookie last season, averaging 9.9 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 21.5 minutes per game. The Kitchener, Canada native earned All-Rookie Second Team honors, was named Western Conference Rookie of the Month for Oct./Nov. and won the MVP award at the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge during All-Star Weekend. 

 

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RealGM Radio: West Over-Unders With Arturo Galletti

Sep 25, 2017 11:50 PM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Arturo Galletti (@AmericanNumbers) continue their annual tradition of breaking down the over/under lines for the Western Conference.

They go through over/unders and other relevant odds for the Suns (1:56), Kings (8:25), Lakers (13:12), Mavericks (20:45), Grizzlies (30:49), Pelicans (34:59), Jazz (44:12), Trail Blazers (51:10), Clippers (55:19), Nuggets (1:02:12), Timberwolves (1:06:27), Thunder (1:15:28), Spurs (1:18:39), Rockets (1:26:09), Warriors (1:31:30) and their best bets in both conferences.

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Mason Plumlee, Nuggets Agree Upon Three-Year, $41M Deal

Sep 18, 2017 10:58 AM

Mason Plumlee and the Denver Nuggets have agreed upon a three-year, $41 million contract.

Denver was able to avoid Plumlee signing a $4.6 million qualifying offer for the 2017-18 season that would have allowed him to become an unrestricted free agent next summer.

The Nuggets acquired Plumlee in February for Jusuf Nurkic and a first round pick.

Denver's frontcourt rotation consists of Nikola Jokic, Paul Millsap and Kenneth Faried along with Plumlee.

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Nuggets Promote Tommy Balcetis To Director Of Basketball Strategy & Analytics

Sep 15, 2017 12:39 PM

The Denver Nuggets have promoted Tommy Balcetis to Director of Basketball Strategy & Analytics.

Balcetis enters his fifth season with the Nuggets front office and his first season as Director of Basketball Strategy & Analytics. He was named the Director of Basketball Analytics prior to the 2016-17 season after previously serving as Manager of Basketball Analytics from 2013 to 2016. Balcetis works closely with President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly and General Manager Arturas Karnisovas along with the Nuggets coaching staff on all analytical assignments, scouting and the salary cap.

Balcetis graduated from Harvard University in 2010 with a degree in Economics and Psychology. The Lithuanian native’s background includes working for the NBA League offices in London, England in the international media department from 2012 to 2013 and also serving as a business consultant at Fidelity Investments from 2010 to 2012.

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Nuggets Hire David Adelman As Assistant Coach
David Adelman comes to Denver after serving as assistant coach for the Magic during the 2016-17 season.

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Josh Childress Signs Camp Deal With Nuggets
Josh Childress becomes the first player to sign with an NBA team after playing in the BIG3.

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RealGM Radio: Northwest Division With David Locke, Adam Mares
Host Danny Leroux, David Locke of Locked on NBA and Adam Mares of Denver Stiffs break down the NBA’s loaded Northwest Division.

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Bob Weiss Hired By Nuggets As Assistant Coach
Bob Weiss spent the past four seasons as an assistant coach with the Hornets.

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Nuggets Hire Calvin Booth As Assistant General Manager
Calvin Booth most recently served as Director of Pro Personnel for the Wolves.

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Cavaliers Fixated On Acquiring Young Star For Kyrie Irving
While Cleveland wants LeBron James to re-sign, they are fearful of making a Kyrie Irving trade that doesn't allow them to rebuild for the long-term.

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Nuggets To Hire Calvin Booth As Assistant GM
Calvin Booth has worked for the Minnesota Timberwolves since 2015.

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Nuggets Sell Jersey Sponsorship To Western Union
The Nuggets become the 11th team to secure a jersey sponsor.

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Cavs' Paul George Trade Fell Apart On Pick Protections
The Pacers were willing to trade Paul George for Kyrie Irving straight-up, but the Cavaliers declined the offer several times.

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

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Nuggets Sign Monte Morris To Two-Way Contract
Monte Morris was drafted by Denver with the 51st pick of the 2017 NBA Draft.

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Nuggets Sign Torrey Craig To Two-Way Contract
Torrey Craig went undrafted in the 2014 NBA Draft and has spent the past three seasons starring in the Australian National Basketball League.

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Nuggets Waive Mike Miller
The Nuggets have waived Mike Miller.

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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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