Denver Nuggets WiretapOctober 2014 Denver Nuggets Wiretap

Josh Smith: Kenneth Faried Is 'A Clown'

Oct 30, 2014 7:41 PM

Josh Smith had strong words for Kenneth Faried to Vincent Goodwill of the Detroit News on Thursday.

Smith was responding to a quote from Faried in which he said that Smith "shot them out of the game."

The Denver Nuggets defeated the Detroit Pistons by a final score of 89-79. Smith scored 25 points on 9-for-22 shooting.

"He's a clown, quote me on that," said Smith.

"He fears me. He's scared of me. He knows it's coming."

Vincent Goodwill/Detroit News

Tags: Kenneth Faried, Josh Smith, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons, NBA

Nuggets Waive Jerrelle Benimon, Marcus Williams

Oct 22, 2014 7:05 PM

The Denver Nuggets have waived forward Jerrelle Benimon and forward Marcus Williams.

Benimon appeared in six preseason games for the Nuggets, averaging 2.0 points and 2.7 rebounds in 8.1 minutes per game. He also appeared in three games for the Nuggets Summer League team in Las Vegas.

Williams appeared in six preseason games with Denver, averaging 3.3 points and 2.0 rebounds in 9.0 minutes per game. Williams was drafted by San Antonio with the 33rd pick of the 2007 NBA Draft.

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Nuggets Releasing Quincy Miller

Oct 22, 2014 1:17 AM

The Denver Nuggets have informed Quincy Miller of the organization’s plan to waive the forward, a source with knowledge told RealGM on Tuesday night.

Miller, once a promising young prospect in the Denver franchise, had a partially guaranteed contract for the upcoming season. Miller’s release signals another step toward the Nuggets keeping Alonzo Gee for the regular season roster.

Gee posted seven points on three-of-four shooting, four rebounds and four steals while defending Portland star Damian Lillard well in 27 total minutes in the Nuggets’ loss to the Trail Blazers on Tuesday.

In 52 games last season, Miller, 21, averaged 4.9 points and 2.8 rebounds. He was the 38th overall pick by the Nuggets in the 2012 NBA Draft and has a skill set at 6-foot-10 that will warrant another opportunity.

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Tags: Quincy Miller, Denver Nuggets, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA Waiver

RealGM Radio: Arturo Galletti On NBA Season Over-Unders

Oct 17, 2014 12:09 PM

In this two-part episode, host Daniel Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Arturo Galletti of (@ArturoGalletti) go through the over-unders for all 30 NBA teams for the 14-15 season. 

Timestamps for the discussion on each team:

Part One

Atlanta Hawks (40.5 wins)- 


Boston Celtics (26.5 wins)- 


Brooklyn Nets (41.5 wins)- 


Charlotte Hornets (45.5 wins)- 


Chicago Bulls (55.5 wins)- 


Cleveland Cavaliers (58.5 wins)- 


Dallas Mavericks (49.5 wins)- 


Denver Nuggets (40.5 wins)- 


Detroit Pistons (36.5 wins)- 


Golden State Warriors (50.5 wins)- 


Houston Rockets (49.5 wins)- 


Indiana Pacers (32.5 wins)- 


Los Angeles Clippers (55.5 wins)- 


Los Angeles Lakers (31.5 wins)- 


Memphis Grizzlies (48.5 wins)- 


Miami Heat (43.5 wins)- 


Lightning Round


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Part Two

Milwaukee Bucks (24.5 wins)- 


Minnesota Timberwolves (25.5 wins)- 


New Orleans Pelicans (41.5 wins)- 


New York Knicks (40.5 wins)- 


Oklahoma City Thunder (57.5 wins)- 


Orlando Magic (28.5 wins)- 


Philadelphia 76ers (15.5 wins)- 


Phoenix Suns (42.5 wins)- 


Portland Trail Blazers (48.5 wins)- 


Sacramento Kings (30.5 wins)- 


San Antonio Spurs (56.5 wins)- 


Toronto Raptors (49.5 wins)- 


Utah Jazz (25.5 wins)- 


Washington Wizards (49.5 wins)- 


Other bets on the board-

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JaVale McGee Could Miss Start Of Season With Soreness In Tibia

Oct 9, 2014 1:09 PM

JaVale McGee continues to deal with soreness in his left tibia, which he injured last season, and is playing the waiting game.

“What he’s going through right now is when he has practiced and he has done physical work out there on the floor, he’s the only one that’s shown some soreness the next day,” Brian Shaw said. “But from our medical staff they say that’s pretty natural, he’s going to be sore and then he’ll take a day (off) and the soreness will go away and then he’ll do a little bit more the next time.”

McGee is a question mark to be ready for the regular season opener.

“He still may be able to go when the season starts,” Shaw said. “But I’m just judging that based on everybody else so far has not had any soreness, has not had any relapses or taken any backward steps. He’s the only one that’s feeling any pain at all. So that’s why I’m still a little cautious with him. But the other guys look strong, their tests have come back (well), and if you ask them they are ready to go. I think we’re holding them back more than anything else.”

Christopher Dempsey/Denver Post

Tags: JaVale McGee, Denver Nuggets, NBA, NBA Injury

Kenneth Faried, Nuggets Agree Upon Reworked Four-Year, $50M Extension

Oct 8, 2014 11:27 AM

The Denver Nuggets and Kenneth Faried have agreed upon a reworked contract extension worth $50 million-plus over four seasons.

For the Nuggets and Faried, the paring down of an original five-year, $60 million pact on Sunday night ultimately satisfied both parties.

The fact that five-year deals on rookie extensions are only allowable for maximum contracts ultimately moved the sides toward reconstructing the extension.

The sides found common ground on a $12.5 million annual deal that keeps Faried out of the restricted free-agent market in July 2015.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Kenneth Faried, Denver Nuggets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Kenneth Faried Agrees To Five-Year, $60M Extension With Nuggets

Oct 6, 2014 8:11 AM

Kenneth Faried has agreed to a five-year, $60 million contract extension with the Denver Nuggets, according to sources.

The deal includes a partial guarantee in the fifth year that assures Faried he will make no less than $52 million over the life of the contract.

Faried averaged 13.7 points and 8.6 rebounds last season and played an integral role for Team USA in the FIBA World Cup over the summer.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Kenneth Faried, Denver Nuggets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Darrell Arthur Hopes To Re-Sign With Nuggets As Free Agent Next Summer

Oct 4, 2014 5:30 PM

Darrell Arthur is entering the final season of his contract at $3.4 million this season.

Traded to the Denver Nuggets in 2013, Arthur will be an unrestricted free agent at season's end but hopes to remain with the Nuggets.

“Oh yeah, for sure," Arthur said. My family loves it here. My mom was just up here for a couple of weeks and she just loves it – loves the atmosphere, loves the people here. I love the organization, everything. It’s a family organization, they welcome you with open arms. I definitely would like this to be home.

“We’ve just got to play it out and see how it goes."

Christopher Dempsey/Denver Post

Tags: Darrell Arthur, Denver Nuggets, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

RealGM Radio: On The Northwest Division With Strauss, Mason

Oct 3, 2014 6:00 PM

In this episode, host Daniel Leroux (@DannyLeroux) breaks down the Northwest division with Ethan Sherwood Strauss of ESPN (@SherwoodStrauss) and Beckley Mason of HoopSpeak and the New York Times (@BeckleyMason). 

The three work through the offseason for the Oklahoma City Thunder, Portland Trail Blazers, Utah Jazz, Minnesota Timberwolves and Denver Nuggets, including the Kevin Love trade, preview the upcoming season and hit on many other NBA topics including OKC's future, the Warriors' situation and locker room dynamics.

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