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Nick Nurse Fined $15,000 For Criticism Of Refs

Dec 18, 2018 3:15 PM

Nick Nurse has been fined $15,000 for public criticism of the officiating.

Nurse made his comments to the media following the Raptors’ 95-86 loss to the Denver Nuggets on Dec. 16 at Pepsi Center.

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Brandon Goodwin Re-Signs With Nuggets On Two-Way Contract

Dec 16, 2018 2:23 PM

Brandon Goodwin has rejoined the Denver Nuggets on a two-way contract. Goodwin was previously on the Nuggets roster but was let go when the Nuggets signed Nick Young last week.

With the addition of the rookie Goodwin on a two-way deal, the team will have to let go of either DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell or Thomas Welsh to make room. 

Goodwin has yet to play any minutes in the NBA. He averaged 23.4 points and 5.3 rebounds with the Memphis Hustle in the G League. 

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Nuggets Sign Nick Young, Waive Brandon Goodwin

Dec 10, 2018 11:28 AM

The Denver Nuggets have signed veteran guard Nick Young to the injury hardship relief exception granted by the NBA. Additionally, they have waived guard Brandon Goodwin.

Young, 6-7, 210, spent the 2017-18 season with the Golden State Warriors, appearing in 80 games (eight starts) and averaging 7.3 points and 1.6 rebounds en route to an NBA Championship. The 11-year NBA veteran has averaged 11.4 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.0 assists while shooting 37.6% from three-point range in 716 career games (201 starts) with Golden State, L.A. Lakers, Philadelphia, L.A. Clippers and Washington Wizards. The Los Angeles, CA native was drafted 16th overall by the Wizards in the 2007 NBA Draft after spending three years at the University of Southern California. Young will wear #34 for the Nuggets.

Goodwin, 6-2, 180, was signed by Denver on Nov. 29 with the injury hardship relief exception. He did not appear in a game for the Nuggets. Goodwin is averaging 23.4 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.67 steals in nine games with the Memphis Hustle of the G League this season.

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Gary Harris Out 3-4 Weeks With Right Hip Injury

Dec 8, 2018 3:59 PM

Gary Harris will be out three to four weeks with a right hip injury.

Harris suffered the injury in last Monday's win over the Raptors.

Harris had missed two games with a sore left ankle last week. 

Harris is averaging 16.6 points per game on 44 percent shooting for the Nuggets this season.

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Paul Millsap Suffers Broken Toe

Dec 7, 2018 11:13 PM

Paul Millsap suffered a broken toe in his right foot in Friday's game.

Millsap played in just 38 games last season largely due to a broken wrist.

Millsap signed a three-year, $90 million contract with the Nuggets in 2017. The third year of the deal is a team option.

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Gary Harris Injures Groin, Set For MRI

Dec 4, 2018 1:41 AM

Gary Harris is scheduled for an MRI after hurting his groin in the first quarter against the Toronto Raptors. 

The 24-year-old guard recently missed two games with an ankle injury. He is averaging 17.3 points per game this season.

Harris was replaced in the lineup by Malik Beasley, who finished the game with 15 points. 

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Kawhi Leonard, Paul Millsap Named NBA Players Of The Week

Dec 3, 2018 3:29 PM

Kawhi Leonard and Paul Millsap have been named the NBA's Players of the Week for Week 7 (Nov. 26-Dec. 2).

Leonard averaged 29.3 points and 9.0 rebounds per game as the Raptors were 3-0.

Millsap averaged 21.0 points and 10.5 rebounds per game as the Nuggets went 2-0.

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Nuggets Sign Brandon Goodwin Using Injury Hardship Exception

Nov 29, 2018 4:48 PM

The Denver Nuggets have been granted an injury hardship relief exception from the NBA and will use that exception to sign guard Brandon Goodwin of the G League.

Goodwin, 6-2, 180, has played in nine games with the Memphis Hustle this season, averaging 23.4 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.67 steals in 33.7 minutes per game.

Goodwin transferred to Florida Gulf Coast University after spending two seasons at the University of Central Florida. In two seasons with Florida Gulf Coast, Goodwin averaged 18.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.28 steals in 32.5 minutes per game. In 2018, Goodwin was selected as the Atlantic Sun Player of the Year, an AP All-American Honorable Mention and to the NABC All-District (3) First Team.

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Nuggets Hire Sue Bird As Basketball Operation Associate

Nov 16, 2018 3:49 PM

The Denver Nuggets have hired Sue Bird to their front office staff as Basketball Operation Associate

“We are very excited to have Sue join our organization,” said Tim Connelly. “Her resume certainly speaks for itself and as a still active player she will offer an extremely unique perspective.”

Bird recently wrapped up her 16th season in the WNBA which saw her earn her 11th All-Star bid and third WNBA Championship, all with the Seattle Storm. The New York native attended the University of Connecticut where she won two National Championships before being selected first overall by Seattle in the 2002 WNBA Draft. Bird was named to the WNBA All-Decade team in 2006, has been All-WNBA First Team five times and All-WNBA Second Team three times and currently ranks first in the WNBA in career games (508), first in career minutes played (16,173), first in assists (2,831), third in points (6,154), third in made three-pointers (855) and fifth in steals (652). 

“I’m really excited to join the Denver Nuggets organization. I’m thankful for the opportunity and look forward to learning from some of the best,” said Bird.

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Nikola Jokic Fined $25,000 For Derogatory Language In Interview

Nov 7, 2018 7:30 PM

Nikola Jokic has been fined $25,000 for using derogatory and offensive language during a postgame interview.

Jokic used an anti-gay slur, saying "no homo, he's longer than you expect" when asked about Wendell Carter Jr.

Kiki VanDeWeghe issued the fine on behalf of the NBA.

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Will Barton Out 5-6 Weeks With Adductor Injury
Will Barton was carted off the floor during Saturday's game.

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Nikola Jokic, Kemba Walker Named NBA Players Of The Week
Nikola Jokic averaged 26.3 points, 10.3 rebounds, 7.3 assists, 1.67 steals and 1.00 blocks while helping the Nuggets start the season 3-0.

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Michael Malone Signs Extension With Nuggets
Michael Malone was set to enter the final season of his initial contract.

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RealGM Radio: Arturo Galletti On West Over-Unders
Host Danny Leroux and Arturo Galletti break down the over/unders for the Western Conference.

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Nuggets Sign Donald Sloan To Camp Deal
The Nuggets already have 15 players on guaranteed deals.

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Xavier Silas Signs Camp Deal With Nuggets
Xavier Silas primarily played in the G League last season with the Northern Arizona Suns.

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Mark Price Joins Nuggets As Assistant Coach
Mark Price is known for his ability as a shooting instructor.

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RealGM Radio: David Locke, Adam Mares On The Northwest Division
Host Danny Leroux, David Locke of the Utah Jazz and Locked on Podcast Network and Adam Mares of Denver Stiffs break down the Northwest Division

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Michael Porter Jr. Says He's Pain-Free, Eyes Debut Early In Season
Michael Porter hopes to be on the court near the start of the 18-19 season.

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Nuggets To Sign DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell To Two-Way Deal
DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell went undrafted in 2016 out of Illinois State and has since played in Denmark for the Bakken Bears.

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Devin Harris, Mavericks Close To One-Year Deal
Devin Harris finished last season with the Nuggets.

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Isaiah Thomas Reached Out To Danny Ainge About Signing With Celtics
Danny Ainge says his mind was open to the idea of signing Isaiah Thomas.

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Nets Trade Darrell Arthur To Suns For Jared Dudley, 2021 2nd Rounder
Darrell Arthur will likely be bought out by the Suns as he's due $7.4 million for 18-19.

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Nuggets Sign Monte Morris To Three-Year, $4.8M Deal
The first two seasons of Monte Morris' deal are guaranteed.

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Michael Porter Jr. Undergoes Another Back Surgery
Michael Porter is hopeful of not missing the entire 18-19 season.

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Blazers, Suns, Nuggets, Wizards Have Also Discussed Kawhi Leonard Trade With Spurs
Kawhi Leonard is seriously considering attending USA Basketball national team's minicamp in Las Vegas next week.

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Hawks Acquire Jeremy Lin, Nuggets Unload Kenneth Faried, Darrel Arthur, 2019 FRP To Nets
Jeremy Lin will join the Hawks.

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Isaiah Thomas Agrees To One-Year $2M Deal With Nuggets
Isaiah Thomas finished last season with the Lakers.

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Pistons Hire Micah Nori As Assistant Coach
Micah Nori was most recently with the Nuggets under Michael Malone.

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Nuggets Sign Jarred Vanderbilt To Three-Year, $4M Deal
Jarred Vanderbil was the 41st pick in the 2018 NBA Draft.

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