Denver Nuggets WiretapOctober 2018 Denver Nuggets Wiretap

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.

RealGM Staff Report

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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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