Denver Nuggets WiretapJune 2014 Denver Nuggets Wiretap

Arron Afflalo Anticipates Opting Out Of Contract Next Offseason

Jun 30, 2014 3:18 PM

Arron Afflalo has a player option for the 2015-16 season and anticipates declining it to become a free agent.

Afflalo was traded to the Denver Nuggets, returning to his old team.

"It's probably something that I always anticipated, even beyond when I first signed this deal with Denver," Afflalo said. "I knew my game, I knew my maturity, I knew I would grow as a player. And I wanted to have that option as I got older and I progressed as a player. So hopefully I'll out-perform my contract and put myself in a better situation. That was my intent from the beginning, even before this year, was to play out the four years and progress as a player."

Afflalo's name has also popped up in talks regarding Kevin Love.

"That's part of the business," Afflalo said. "If that happens, you remain professional and you move on. But I operate under what is, not what if and as of right now I feel like a Nugget again. If things change, they change. So, my mindset is simply shifted to what is.

Chris Dempsey/Denver Post

Tags: Arron Afflalo, Denver Nuggets, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

Nuggets To Meet Kenneth Faried's Reps, Hope To Sign Extension

Jun 27, 2014 4:16 PM

The Denver Nuggets will meet with the representatives of Kenneth Faried next week and hope to sign the forward to an extension.

“We’re gonna try and get something done,” Tim Connelly said. “Kenneth’s toughness and passion are at the heart and soul of our team. No one in the NBA plays harder.”

Only Ty Lawson and the Nuggets' two draft picks are on the team's salary books beyond the 2015-16 season.

Zach Lowe/Grantland

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

Hornets Offered Henderson, 24th Pick To Magic For Afflalo

Jun 26, 2014 4:02 PM

The Charlotte Hornets are firmly focused on acquiring shooters this offseason.

The Hornets own the ninth overall pick and are believed to be targeting Doug McDermott, Nik Stauskas or Gary Harris.

Charlotte offered Gerald Henderson and the 24th overall pick to the Orlando Magic for Arron Afflalo.

Afflalo was traded on Thursday to the Denver Nuggets.

Chad Ford/ESPN

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Nuggets Acquire Arron Afflalo From Magic For Evan Fournier, 56th Pick

Jun 26, 2014 11:15 AM

The Orlando Magic have agreed to trade Arron Afflalo to the Denver Nuggets for Evan Fournier and the No. 56 pick in the NBA draft, according to sources.

Afflalo, a former Nugget, had been rumored to be a target of the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Clippers.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Arron Afflalo, Evan Fournier, Denver Nuggets, Orlando Magic, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Darrell Arthur, Nate Robinson Exercise Player Options For 14-15

Jun 23, 2014 12:44 PM

Darrell Arthur and Nate Robinson have exercised their contract options for the 2014-15 season with the Denver Nuggets.

Arthur, acquired in a draft-night trade on June 27, 2013, averaged 5.9 points and 3.1 rebounds in 68 games with Denver last season. He also made a career-high 24 3-pointers – 19 more than his previous four seasons combined.

In 315 career games with Denver and Memphis, Arthur is averaging 6.5 points and 3.7 rebounds.
Robinson, signed as a free agent last July 26, averaged 10.4 points and 2.5 assists in 44 games with Denver before suffering a season-ending knee injury on Jan. 29.

Preparing to enter his 10th NBA season, Robinson has averaged 11.4 points, 3.0 assists and 2.4 rebounds in 574 games with Denver, Chicago, Golden State, Oklahoma City, Boston and New York.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Nate Robinson, Darrell Arthur, Denver Nuggets, NBA, NBA Misc Official Transaction

Nuggets Offering Faried, Chandler As Part Of Package For Kevin Love

Jun 18, 2014 11:50 PM

The Denver Nuggets are reportedly offering Wilson Chandler and Kenneth Faried in a package to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Kevin Love.

The Nuggets are also offering Arron Afflalo to be routed from the Orlando Magic to the Wolves.

The Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors are also bidding on Love.

Steve Bulpett/Boston Herald

Tags: Kevin Love, Kenneth Faried, Wilson Chandler, Denver Nuggets, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Bulls Discuss Trading Up To No. 11 With Harris, Stauskas As Targets

Jun 10, 2014 1:15 PM

The Chicago Bulls have had serious talks with the Denver Nuggets about trading up to No. 11 by sending Nos. 16 and 19.

The Bulls would likely target Gary Harris or Nik Stauskas at No. 11.

Chicago would prefer one higher quality instant contributor rather than two more developmental prospects.

Chad Ford/ESPN

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Lawson's Ankle Injury Worse Than Originally Diagnosed

Jun 3, 2014 3:47 PM

Ty Lawson's ankle injury, which kept him out the final six games of the 13-14 season is worse than originally diagnosed.

"I still can't run," Lawson said by phone. "They said it's no surgery, just another three or four weeks staying off it, not really doing too much and it should be fine.

Neither an X-ray nor an MRI showed any structural damage in the ankle.

Lawson said he's going to have a more active offseason training regimen once he's healed.

Christopher Dempsey/Denver Post

Tags: Ty Lawson, Denver Nuggets, NBA, NBA Injury