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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

Oct 22, 2018 4:05 PM

Will Barton has been diagnosed with a right hip and core strain and will be out for an undetermined amount of time.

Barton was carted off the floor during Saturday's game.

Barton will undergo surgery and be out five to six weeks.

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Nikola Jokic, Kemba Walker Named NBA Players Of The Week

Oct 22, 2018 4:01 PM

The NBA has announced that Nikola Jokic and Kemba Walker have been named the Players of the Week.

Jokić becomes the first player to win the award in the 2018-19 season and has now earned Western Conference Player of the Week honors three times in his career, doing so twice last season.

Jokić, 23, 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 for the first time since the 2009-10 season. He also shot .632 from the field and .500 from three during this stretch. He became the first player ever to record a 30+ point triple-double on 11 or fewer FG attempts.

During the week, Walker, who led the Hornets to a 2-1 record, ranked first in the NBA in points per game (35.3) and three-point field goals per game (6.3). He also averaged 5.3 assists and 3.0 rebounds per game, and shot .487 percent from the field, .500 percent from the three-point line and .765 percent from the free throw line during the week. Walker’s 41 points on opening night is the only 40-plus point game in the NBA so far this season.

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Michael Malone Signs Extension With Nuggets

Oct 17, 2018 2:02 PM

The Denver Nuggets have agreed to sign Michael Malone to a contract extension.

Malone became head coach of the Nuggets in 2015 and the team narrowly missed the playoffs last season.

Malone was set to enter the final season of his initial contract.

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RealGM Radio: Arturo Galletti On West Over-Unders

Sep 28, 2018 4:13 AM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Arturo Galletti (@AmericanNumbers) break down the over/unders for the Western Conference.

They discuss the win total, division, conference and title odds as well as any pertinent individual award lines for the Kings (1:58), Suns (10:35), Mavericks (16:40), Grizzlies (25:51), Clippers (30:40), Trail Blazers (39:55), Spurs (46:39), Pelicans (54:25), Timberwolves (1:01:22), Lakers (1:13:21), Nuggets (1:24:22), Thunder (1:30:27), Jazz (1:37:59), Rockets (1:44:26) and Warriors (1:57:51).

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Nuggets Sign Donald Sloan To Camp Deal

Sep 19, 2018 10:28 AM

The Denver Nuggets have agreed to sign Donald Sloan to a camp deal.

The Nuggets need depth at point guard with Isaiah Thomas continuing to rehab his hip.

The Nuggets already have 15 players on guaranteed deals.

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Xavier Silas Signs Camp Deal With Nuggets

Sep 17, 2018 10:16 PM

Xavier Silas has agreed to a camp deal with the Denver Nuggets.

Silas primarily played in the G League last season with the Northern Arizona Suns.

Silas is a 30-year-old shooting guard.

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Mark Price Joins Nuggets As Assistant Coach

Sep 10, 2018 5:20 PM

Mark Price has agreed to join the Denver Nuggets' coaching staff.

Price previously worked for the Charlotte Hornets before becoming head coach of the Charlotte 49ers.

Price is known for his ability as a shooting instructor.

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RealGM Radio: David Locke, Adam Mares On The Northwest Division

Aug 15, 2018 2:37 AM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux), David Locke of the Utah Jazz and Locked on Podcast Network (@Lockedonsports) and Adam Mares of Denver Stiffs (@Adam_Mares) break down the Northwest Division.

They discuss how the Jazz, Nuggets, Thunder, Timberwolves and Trail Blazers fared in the off-season and predict the season to come, including projected finish, breakout players and rookies they are most excited to see.

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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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Torrey Craig Agrees Upon Two-Year, $4M Deal With Nuggets
Torrey Craig's deal is guaranteed.

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76ers Acquire Wilson Chandler From Nuggets
The Nuggets are looking to unload salary to decrease their tax bill.

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Nuggets To Sign Thomas Welsh To Two-Way Contract
Thomas Welsh was the 58th overall selection out of UCLA by the Nuggets.


Nuggets Trying To Secure Meeting With LeBron James
The Nuggets are trying to sell LeBron James on a core of Nikola Jokic, Will Barton and Jamal Murray.

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Nikola Jokic, Nuggets Agree To Five-Year, $146.5M Deal
The Nuggets declined their team option on Nikola Jokic to allow him to become a restricted free agent.

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Will Barton, Nuggets To Agree Upon Four-Year, $54M Deal
Will Barton signed a three-year, $10.6 million deal with the Nuggets.

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Wilson Chandler, Courtney Lee, Kent Bazemore Available In Trade Talks
The Nuggets, Knicks and Hawks are exploring trade scenarios involving their wings.

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Nikola Jokic Won't Have Player Option In Five-Year, $146.5M Deal
The Nuggets declined their team option on Nikola Jokic to allow him to become a restricted free agent.

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