Denver Nuggets WiretapFebruary 2019 Denver Nuggets Wiretap

Nuggets Sign Tim Connelly To Contract Extension

Feb 15, 2019 6:32 PM

The Denver Nuggets have signed Tim Connelly to a contract extension.

Connelly's deal would have expired at the end of the current season. Connelly and Josh Kroenke had been in talks in recent weeks.

Connelly joined the Nuggets as GM in 2013, after leaving the New Orleans Pelicans where he had been an assistant GM.

Connelly also worked previously for the Washington Wizards.


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Michael Malone Says Isaiah Thomas 'Having A Profound Impact' On Young Players

Feb 12, 2019 1:37 AM

Michael Malone praised Isaiah Thomas' impact and leadership on the Denver Nuggets despite having not played a game this season.

“Even while he’s not playing, he’s still having a profound impact on our young players. His voice, his leadership in huddles during games in practices and in the locker room. We have a relatively quiet group, and one thing I think everybody knows that’s been around Isaiah is that he’s not quiet and that’s a good thing. That’s a good thing for our team. He brings an energy and a voice and a leadership that we sorely miss," said Malone.

Thomas has struck up a close relationship with Monte Morris.

“His leadership alone helps us. We probably wouldn’t be this high in the West if he wasn’t in our locker room giving us tips on guys he played and just knowing how to pull through. I look up to him a lot, not just because he plays my position, but because of what he’s been through and everything,” said Morris.

Thomas is close to making his return for the Nuggets following hip surgery.

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Isaiah Thomas May Make Return To Nuggets Lineup On Monday

Feb 9, 2019 1:15 AM

Isaiah Thomas is close to making his return to the Denver Nuggets lineup, which could take place as early as Monday.

The 30-year-old was reportedly assigned to a G League stint to get further practice time, but Thomas will remain with the Nuggets for now.

Thomas, who has been out this entire season due after hip surgery, has yet to participate in 5-on-5 practice. 

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Giannis Antetokounmpo, Nikola Jokic Named NBA Players Of The Week

Feb 4, 2019 3:06 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo and Nikola Jokic have been named the NBA's Players of the Week.

Antetokounmpo averaged 25.7 points, 9.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists for the week as Milwaukee went 3-0.

Jokic averaged 22.0 points, 11.8 rebounds and 8.0 assists as the Nuggets went 4-0.

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Michael Malone To Coach Team LeBron In All-Star Game

Feb 3, 2019 12:14 PM

Michael Malone and his staff will coach Team LeBron in the 2019 NBA All-Star Game.

With Saturday’s 107-106 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves, the Nuggets (37-15, .712) clinched a tie with the Golden State Warriors for the best record in the Western Conference through games played on Sunday, Feb. 3.

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Mike Malone: Nuggets 'Not Scared Of Anybody', Ready For Rockets In Playoffs

Feb 2, 2019 3:44 PM

Mike Malone said he wasn't afraid of any team following the Denver Nuggets' 136-122 win over the Houston Rockets.

He added that the Nuggets know what it takes to beat the Rockets in a playoff series.

"We've beaten all comers. We're not scared of anybody. If we play them in the playoffs, now we know we've beaten this team. We know what it takes to beat them," said Malone.


Malik Beasley had a career-high 35 points. 

"I definitely think this is a statement performance to show the world who I am. I'm not just out there on the bench. I'm not just on this team with a lot of great players. I am a player," added Beasley.

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