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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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Tags: Paul George, Kevin Love, Gary Harris, Cleveland Cavaliers, Denver Nuggets, Indiana Pacers, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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

Jul 5, 2017 12:07 AM

The Los Angeles Clippers have acquired Danilo Gallinari in a sign-and-trade on a three-year, $65 million deal.

The Atlanta Hawks will receive Jamal Crawford, Diamond Stone, a 2018 first-round pick and cash from the Clippers, while the Denver Nuggets will receive Atlanta's 2019 second round pick via Washington.

Gallinari fell out of Denver's plans when they agreed to a deal with Paul Millsap.

Crawford will seek a buyout from Atlanta and prefers to join the Los Angeles Lakers, though the Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs and Cleveland Cavaliers are also interested.

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Danilo Gallinari Likely To Join Clippers In Sign-And-Trade With Nuggets, Hawks

Jul 4, 2017 1:01 AM

The Los Angeles Clippers, Denver Nuggets and Atlanta Hawks are working on a sign-and-trade involving Danilo Gallinari and Paul Millsap.

Gallinari would join the Clippers on a three-year deal starting at $20 million, while Millsap will join the Nuggets on his previously agreed upon three-year, $90 million deal.

The Hawks will receive Jamal Crawford and likely Houston's 2018 first round pick from the Clippers.

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Tags: Danilo Gallinari, Paul Millsap, Diamond Stone, Atlanta Hawks, Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Nuggets Looking To Unload Salary To Pursue George Hill

Jul 3, 2017 1:30 AM

The Denver Nuggets have interest in signing George Hill in free agency.

Denver will need to unload salary such as Kenneth Faried and Darrell Arthur now that they've come to an agreement with Paul Millsap.

Hill figures to be one of the free agents squeezed by a softer than anticipated market and a dearth of available point guard spots.

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Paul Millsap Agrees To Three-Year, $90M Deal With Nuggets

Jul 2, 2017 11:05 PM

Paul Millsap has agreed to sign with the Denver Nuggets on a three-year, $90 million deal. The Nuggets will hold a team option in Year 3.

Millsap was coming off a three-year, $58 million deal signed with the Hawks in 2015.

The Atlanta Hawks had a plan to trade Millsap to the Nuggets during the 2016 offseason if they received a commitment from Al Horford to re-sign.

Millsap also held discussions with the Sacramento Kings and Phoenix Suns.

According to Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Millsap was never offered a contract by the Hawks.

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Celtics Could Pursue Danilo Gallinari If Hayward Signs Elsewhere

Jul 1, 2017 8:03 PM

The Boston Celtics could pivot to Danilo Gallinari if they are unable to sign Gordon Hayward in free agency.

Boston had interest in trading for Paul George but he's already been dealt to the Oklahoma City Thunder by the Indiana Pacers.

Gallinari is also receiving interest from the Los Angeles Clippers and Sacramento Kings.

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Nuggets Considered Favorites To Sign Paul Millsap

Jul 1, 2017 6:33 PM

The Denver Nuggets are now considered the favorites to sign Paul Millsap.

The Phoenix Suns are out of the running for Millsap, while the Minnesota Timberwolves may also be out.

Millsap almost certainly will not return to the Atlanta Hawks.

Denver is meeting with Millsap in Atlanta Saturday afternoon with Josh Kroenke, Tim Connelly, Michael Malone and Gary Harris in attendance.

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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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Bucks Interested In Wilcox, Stefanski, Dinwiddie, Karnisovas For GM Job
The Bucks have been granted permission to interview several front office candidates as they look to fill their general manager vacancy.

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Danilo Gallinari Declines $16.1M Player Option With Nuggets
Danilo Gallinari remains interested in signing a long-term deal with the Nuggets.

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Will Barton Prefers 2018 Free Agency Over Extension With Nuggets
Will Barton will be entering the final year of his three-year, $11 million contract in the 17-18 season.

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Jamal Murray Undergoes Core Muscle Surgery
Jamal Murray averaged 9.9 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.1 assists while being the only Nuggets player to appear in all 82 games.

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Nuggets Will Take Wait-And-See Approach On Danilo Gallinari's Free Agency
The Nuggets have long resisted trade offers for Danilo Gallinari.

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Nuggets Will Be Aggressive In Extension Talks With Gary Harris
Tim Connelly said Gary Harris "kind of embodies everything that we're trying to be."

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