Denver Nuggets WiretapDecember 2006 Denver Nuggets Wiretap

Denver To Look For Luxury Tax Relief

Dec 29, 2006 8:14 AM

Like many other teams, the Nuggets will make several calls to Atlanta and Charlotte regarding trades between now and the deadline.  

Both teams are under the salary cap and the Nuggets would like to dump some salary, as they are $3 million over the luxury tax threshold.

Rocky Mountain News

Tags: Atlanta Hawks, Charlotte Hornets, Denver Nuggets, NBA

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Iverson Helps Give Karl 800th Win

Dec 29, 2006 1:49 AM

Allen Iverson helped give Denver coach George Karl his 800th win, finishing with 44 points and 10 assists in the Nuggets' 112-98 victory over the Seattle SuperSonics on Thursday night.

Karl was handed a Denver jersey with No. 800 on it along with the game ball after beating his former team to become only the 12th coach in NBA history to reach the milestone. He's 800-555 in 19 seasons.

Yahoo!

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No Trades For 'Suspect Characters,' Magic Say

Dec 28, 2006 3:47 AM

Magic General Manager Otis Smith said he has essentially made it known throughout the league that he has no interest in acquiring troubled players or players with suspect character.

"I think I've pretty much gotten that out there," Smith said.

Smith was not interested in Allen Iverson, and he said the Sacramento Kings -- who are apparently looking to trade controversial forward Ron Artest -- did not contact the Magic.

Smith said he would not have had any interest in dealing Hedo Turkoglu for Artest. Their salaries come close to matching. Turkoglu played his first three NBA seasons with Kings.

Orlando Sentinel

Tags: Denver Nuggets, Orlando Magic, Philadelphia Sixers, Sacramento Kings, NBA

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Postponed Suns/Nuggets Game Rescheduled

Dec 26, 2006 1:26 PM

The National Basketball Association announced on Tuesday the rescheduling of the Phoenix Suns at Denver Nuggets game that was postponed on Wednesday, Dec.20.  The Suns and Nuggets will make up that game on Monday, Feb. 5 at 7:00 p.m. MST at the Pepsi Center.

Press Release

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76ers Say Goodbye To A.I. And Losing Streak

Dec 23, 2006 1:19 PM

The 76ers said goodbye to Allen Iverson and their 12-game losing streak all on the same night.

Andre Iguodala scored a career-high 31 points and had nine assists to help Philadelphia beat Boston 98-83 on Friday night, just hours after the trade of their troubled superstar became official.

"It's a relief," said Samuel Dalembert, who had 14 points and 12 rebounds to help the Sixers to their first victory since beating Chicago on Nov. 24. "It's like carrying a big bag of potatoes, man, for a long time. It was crazy."

Yahoo!

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Iverson's Excited: "I Felt Like A Newborn"

Dec 23, 2006 12:58 PM

Allen Iverson looked good in his Nuggets debut, tiptoeing along the baseline, darting through the lane and creating shots for himself and all his teammates.

Winning wasn't in the cards for The Answer or his new, depleted team on Friday night as Sacramento beat Denver 101-96. However, he got the fresh start he wanted and said the long, strange trip to becoming a member of the Nuggets was more than worth it.

"The loss, it hurt but you can't win them all," Iverson said. "I'm just happy right now with my situation. It couldn't be better. ... I felt like a newborn."

AP

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Iverson Scores 22 Points In Debut But Nuggets Lose

Dec 22, 2006 11:28 PM

The crowd erupted when Allen Iverson got up early in the first quarter. The fans quickly realized it was just a timeout, then put together an even better welcome a few minutes later.

When Iverson made his first appearance for the Nuggets with 3:25 left in the first, the crowd roared even louder. The public address announcer said, "For the first time at the Pepsi Center, Allen Iverson" and the place dialed it up even more.

Yahoo!

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Iverson's First Appearance With Nuggets Still Up In Air

Dec 22, 2006 6:34 PM

Allen Iverson was on his way to Denver to join the Nuggets for his debut tonight, but a few obstacles stood in his way: airport trouble, snow-covered roads and conditions of the trade involving the four-time scoring champion.

"We really don't know," said Mark Warkentien, Denver's vice president of basketball operations. "There are still a lot of variables."

Iverson's plane was supposed to touch down in Denver three hours before tipoff in the game against the Sacramento Kings.

Iverson still has to undergo a physical and Andre Miller and Joe Smith have to report to Philadelphia and take physicals as well. Ivan McFarlin, who was also acquired by Denver in the trade Tuesday with the 76ers, doesn't factor into the equation since Denver has waived the physical requirements for him.

"Hypothetically, if A.I. and Andre pass their physicals and Joe doesn't, nobody can play," Warkentien said.

There's a time limit as well. Iverson has to report and clear his physical an hour before the game. That's when the active roster is due.

However, the game time may be pushed back since Sacramento is having trouble arriving into town. Denver International Airport has been closed the last two days due to a blizzard, and just recently reopened today.

Houston Chronicle

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Andre On The Move Again?

Dec 22, 2006 5:56 PM

Sixers president and GM Billy King will brainstorm with 'consigliore' Larry Brown to reroute Andre Miller to a playoff contender. The thinking is that it would be to move the point guard a half season early than a half season late.

The longer Miller remains with a loser, the less productive and motivated (as his one-year Clippers' tour attests, though it's not necessarily reflected in his stats) is bound to become.

New York Post

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Broken Bone Sidelines Camby

Dec 22, 2006 5:37 PM

Nuggets center Marcus Camby has a broken bone in the ring finger on his right hand.

He will not play in the Nuggets' game with the Sacramento Kings tonight, but the injury is not believed to be serious.

Coach George Karl said Camby likely will be back in the lineup by the end of December.

Rocky Mountain News

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Suns Get Into Snowball Fight Waiting To Get Out Of Denver

AP

Will Iverson Reach Denver On Friday?
The trade is still contingent on all players reporting and passing physicals.

Press Release

McFarlin Will Be Waived By Denver

Rocky Mountain News

Carmelo Won't Appeal
"In his words, he's just going to take [the suspension] and keep the focus on keeping himself ready," said agent Bill Duffy.

ESPN

Iverson Says He Didn't Demand Deal
"I think I'm just put in a situation where I can succeed," said Allen Iverson on Wednesday.

ESPN

Tonight's Nuggets-Suns Game Postponed

Press Release

Iverson "Highly Improbable" For Tonight's Game

AP

Airline Pulls Magazine Featuring Carmelo

CNNSI.com

DerMarr Gives Iverson His Number

Denver Post

Knicks' Collins Says He Would Foul Hard Again

New York Daily News

J.R. Smith To Appeal Suspension
J.R. Smith was contrite, embarrassed and said he didn't necessarily disagree with the length of the suspension when he spoke on Tuesday.

Rocky Mountain News

Carmelo Considers Appealing Suspension

AP

Philly Sends Iverson To Denver
Allen Iverson and Ivan McFarlin were dealt to Denver for Joe Smith, Andre Miller and two 2007 1st round draft picks. Denver's own pick is believed to be #1 protected.

Christopher Reina/RealGM

Sixers Call For Press Conference

RealGM

Francis Says Race Plays Factor In Perception Of Fight

New York Post

Report: Iverson Traded To Denver
According to NBA front-office sources, the Denver Nuggets have reached an agreement in principle with the Philadelphia 76ers to acquire Allen Iverson.

ESPN

Source: Same Suspects Still After Iverson

Denver Post

Undermanned Nuggets Hold On Against Wizards

Yahoo!

Karl Calls Isiah A 'Jacka**'
Nuggets coach George Karl says the Knicks instigated Saturday's brawl.

MyFox Colorado

'Melo Gets 15 Games
The NBA suspended Carmelo Anthony for 15 games, Nate Robinson 10, and J.R. Smith 10 for their roles in Saturday night's brawl at MSG

Press Release