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Grizzlies Rejected Emmanuel Mudiay, 2nd Round Pick From Nuggets For Tyreke Evans

Feb 9, 2018 10:23 AM

The Denver Nuggets attempted to trade for Tyreke Evans with the Memphis Grizzlies at the deadline and presented two offers.

Denver offered Memphis either Emmanuel Mudiay and a second round pick, or an expiring contract and multiple second round picks.

The Grizzlies wanted more in exchange for Evans and didn't want any salary for the 18-19 season. Mudiay was eventually traded to the New York Knicks.

Memphis failed to find a workable trade of Evans, who they signed to a one-year, $3.3 million contract.

The Washington Wizards also had interest in Evans and likely would have parted with two second round picks as well.

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Tags: Tyreke Evans, Emmanuel Mudiay, Denver Nuggets, Memphis Grizzlies, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Knicks Acquire Emmanuel Mudiay From Nuggets

Feb 8, 2018 2:07 PM

The New York Knicks have acquired Emmanuel Mudiay from the Denver Nuggets in a three-way trade.

The Knicks will send Doug McDermott to the Dallas Mavericks while the Nuggets will acquire Devin Harris. Denver will also get a second round pick from the Knicks.

Mudiay was the seventh overall pick in the 2015 draft.

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Tags: Emmanuel Mudiay, Denver Nuggets, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Grizzlies Continue To Seek FRP For Tyreke Evans

Feb 8, 2018 8:05 AM

The Memphis Grizzlies continue to seek a first round pick in exchange for Tyreke Evans.

The Boston Celtics, Denver Nuggets and Philadelphia 76ers are interested in acquiring Evans but are reluctant to part with a first round pick or a young player.

While Evans is on an affordable expiring contract, he would be a pure rental for any team trading for him as they would not hold his Bird rights and need to use cap space to re-sign him.

Evans signed a one-year, $3.3 million contract with the Grizzlies last offseason and is averaging 19.5 points per game.

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Tags: Tyreke Evans, Boston Celtics, Denver Nuggets, Memphis Grizzlies, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Nuggets, Jazz Discussing Trade Involving Wilson Chandler, Joe Johnson

Feb 7, 2018 9:50 PM

The Denver Nuggets and Utah Jazz have held trade talks involving Wilson Chandler and Joe Johnson.

Chandler has a $12.8 million player option for the 18-19 season.

Johnson is on a $10.5 million expiring contract.

The Nuggets and Jazz worked together on a draft day trade last June.

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Tags: Wilson Chandler, Joe Johnson, Denver Nuggets, Utah Jazz, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Forbes Values Average NBA Franchise At $1.65 Billion

Feb 7, 2018 10:47 AM

The New York Knicks remain the NBA's most valuable franchise for the third straight season, according to Forbes' annual report.

The Knicks are valued at $3.6 billion, which is an increase of nine percent from 2017.

The Los Angeles Lakers rank second at $3.3 billion, an increase of 10 percent.

The Golden State Warriors, Chicago Bulls and Boston Celtics round out the top-5.

The average NBA franchise is now worth a record $1.65 billion, up 22% over last year, and more than triple the figure of five years ago. 

Every NBA team is valued at $1 billion or more for the first time in league history.

“Investor interest in the NBA is enormous right now,” said Forbes’ senior editor Kurt Badenhausen, “thanks to the league’s strong current economic environment, as well as the international growth prospects, which are the best of any major U.S. sports league.”

1. Knicks: $3.6 billion (+9%)
2. Lakers: $3.3 billion (+10%)
3. Warriors: $3.1 billion (+19%)
4. Bulls: $2.6 billion (+4%)
5. Celtics: $2.5 billion (+14%)
6. Nets: $2.3 billion (+28%)
7. Rockets: $2.2 billion (+33%)
8. Clippers: $2.15 billion (+7%)
9. Mavericks: $1.9 billion (+31%)
10. Heat: $1.7 billion (+26%)
11. Spurs: $1.55 billion (+32%)
12. Raptors: $1.4 billion (+24%)
13. Kings: $1.375 billion (+28%)
14. Wizards: $1.35 billion (+35%)
15. Cavaliers: $1.325 billion (+10%)
16. Blazers: $1.3 billion (+24%)
17. Suns: $1.28 billion (+16%)
18. Thunder: $1.25 billion (+22%)
19. Magic: $1.225 billion (+33%)
20. Jazz: $1.2 billion (+32%)
21. 76ers: $1.18 billion (+48%)
22. Pacers: $1.175 billion (+34%)
23. Hawks: $1.15 billion (+30%)
24. Nuggets: $1.125 billion (+26%)
25. Pistons: $1.1 billion (+22%)
26. Bucks: $1.075 billion (+37%)
27. Wolves: $1.06 billion (+38%)
28. Hornets: $1.05 billion (+35%)
29. Grizzlies: $1.025 billion (+30%)
30. Pelicans: $1 billion (+33%)

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Tyler Lydon Undergoes Successful Knee Surgery

Jan 27, 2018 6:46 PM

Tyler Lydon has undergone successful arthroscopic surgery on his left knee. The surgery was performed by UCHealth surgeon Dr. Armando Vidal.

The injury occurred Wednesday, January 24th while the Rio Grande Valley Vipers were playing the Iowa Wolves in the NBA G League.

There is currently no timetable for his return.

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Nuggets Optimistic Nikola Jokic Only Sprained Left Ankle

Dec 1, 2017 10:37 AM

Nikola Jokic will undergo further evaluation on his injured left ankle but x-rays came back negative.

The Denver Nuggets have cautious optimism that Jokic only suffered a sprained ankle.

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Tags: Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets, NBA, NBA Injury

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Paul Millsap Undergoes Successful Reconstructive Surgery On Left Wrist

Nov 27, 2017 9:57 AM

Paul Millsap underwent successful reconstructive surgery on his left wrist ligament injury with UCHealth surgeon Dr. Frank Scott.

There is no exact timetable for his return, but he is expected to miss several months.

Millsap's return to sport progression will be dependent upon consistent assessment throughout the rehab process.

Millsap suffered the injury during Denver's recent loss at the Lakers.

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Paul Millsap To Undergo Surgery On Left Wrist

Nov 21, 2017 6:04 PM

Paul Millsap will undergo surgery on his left wrist and be out indefinitely.

Millsap suffered the injury in Sunday's loss at the Lakers. Initial X-rays returned clean, but Millsap had further tests over the past two days that confirmed the need for surgery.

Adrian Wojnarowski reports Millsap's surgery will be to repair a torn ligament and could force him to miss three months.

Millsap is in Year 1 of a three-year, $90 million deal with the Nuggets.

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NBA Rescinds Ejection Fine Of Nikola Jokic

Nov 20, 2017 6:51 PM

The NBA has rescinded the ejection fine given to Nikola Jokic, who properly received a technical foul for his actions but should not have been ejected from the game.

Jokic was ejected along with Michael Malone during the second quarter of the Nuggets' loss at the Lakers on Sunday.

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Michael Malone Suspended One Game By NBA
Michael Malone has been suspended for entering the court, halting play and making contact with a game official.

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Jusuf Nurkic Twice Requested Trade From Nuggets
Jusuf Nurkic requested a trade from the Nuggets in April of 2016 and again in December before he was moved to Portland in February of 2017.

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Paul Millsap Injures Left Wrist
Paul Millsap had X-rays but results are not yet known.

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Denver Was Unwilling To Include Jamal Murray For Kyrie Irving
Jamal Murray, Wilson Chandler and a top-3 protected first round pick for Kyrie Irving could have started a conversation.

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Nuggets Were Close To Trade With Suns For Eric Bledsoe
The deal would have included Emmanuel Mudiay and a first round pick.

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Nuggets Declined Offer Of Protected 2nd Round Pick From Lottery Team For Jameer Nelson
By waiving Jameer Nelson, the Nuggets allowed him to choose his destination.

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Tobias Harris, Nikola Jokic Named Players Of The Week
Tobias Harris averaged 21.3 points and 7.7 rebounds while shooting 49% percent.

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Juancho Hernangomez Diagnosed With Mono
Juancho Hernangomez did not travel with Denver on their current four-game road trip as part of his recovery.

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Bucks, Knicks, Nuggets Interested In Trading For Eric Bledsoe
Ryan McDonough has publicly confirmed that the Suns intend to trade Eric Bledsoe.

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

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

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Richard Jefferson Agrees Upon One-Year, $2.3M Deal With Nuggets
The Nuggets feel Richard Jefferson will give them depth at small forward and also be a strong veteran presence.

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Nuggets Interested In Signing Richard Jefferson
Josh Kroenke enjoys a strong friendship with Richard Jefferson.

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Gary Harris, Nuggets Agree Upon Four-Year, $84M Extension
Gary Harris and the Nuggets will avoid restricted free agency.

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Nuggets Optimistic On Possibility Of Extension With Gary Harris
The Nuggets and Gary Harris have held talks on a contract extension.

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Nuggets Exercise Options On Lyles, Mudiay, Beasley, Hernangomez, Murray
The Nuggets have exercised their fourth-year and third-year options on five players.

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RealGM Radio: West Over-Unders With Arturo Galletti
Host Danny Leroux and Arturo Galletti continue their annual tradition of breaking down the over/under lines for the Western Conference.

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Mason Plumlee, Nuggets Agree Upon Three-Year, $41M Deal
Denver was able to avoid Mason Plumlee signing a $4.6 million qualifying offer.

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Nuggets Promote Tommy Balcetis To Director Of Basketball Strategy & Analytics
Tommy Balcetis works on analytical assignments, scouting and the salary cap.

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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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