Denver Nuggets WiretapMay 2019 Denver Nuggets Wiretap

Tim Connelly Seriously Considered Leaving Nuggets For Wizards

May 24, 2019 10:34 AM

Tim Connelly seriously considered a contract offer from the Washington Wizards before ultimately deciding to remain with the Denver Nuggets.

Connelly and his wife are from the Washington D.C. area, which made the job particularly attractive to him.

Connelly met with the Wizards last week.

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Tim Connelly: I Expect Paul Millsap To Return To Nuggets Next Season

May 21, 2019 9:31 PM

Tim Connelly discussed why he turned down the president of basketball operations job with the Washington Wizards to return to the Denver Nuggets.

"It's safe to assume, and maybe it's me being overly optimistic, that we're going to see a better version of us next year. I don't know if that means more wins. I don't know if we're going to win a playoff series and advance, but I don't think there's any reason to think there will be any regression next season," said Connelly.

Connelly added that he expects Paul Millsap to return to the Nuggets. The team holds a $30 million option on his contract this offseason, although that number could be restructured.

"I fully expect Paul to be back in a Nuggets uniform," said Connelly.

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Tim Connelly Will Remain With Nuggets

May 20, 2019 10:06 AM

Tim Connelly will remain with the Denver Nuggets as President of Basketball Operations.

Connelly met with the Washington Wizards to discuss the possibility of being hired for the same job with their franchise.

Connelly is from the Washington D.C. area, which made the opportunity attractive to him.

Josh Kroenke reportedly made "an aggressive case" to retain Connelly once an offer from the Wizards was made.

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Mike Budenholzer, Michael Malone, Doc Rivers Named Coach Of The Year Finalists

May 17, 2019 8:05 PM

Mike Budenholzer, Michael Malone and Doc Rivers have been named the 2018-19 Coach of the Year finalists.

Budenholzer is widely expected to win the award. Budenholzer previously won the award for the 14-15 season with the Atlanta Hawks.

Rivers won the award in 99-00 with the Orlando Magic.

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Wizards Offer Lead Front Office Position To Tim Connelly

May 17, 2019 4:51 PM

The Washington Wizards have offered their head front office position to Tim Connelly.

The Wizards received permission from the Denver Nuggets to interview Connelly.

Connelly toured the Wizards' practice facility on Friday while meeting with Ted Leonsis.

Connelly is a native of the Washington D.C. area and has told friends since that returning to D.C. to run the Wizards would be his “dream job.”

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Wizards Receive Permission To Interview Tim Connelly

May 17, 2019 1:46 AM

The Washington Wizards have been granted permission to interview Tim Connelly for their vacant president of basketball operations position.

The meeting is expected to take place next week.

Connelly, who began his front office career as an intern with the Wizards in 1996, is currently the president of basketball operations for the Nuggets.

The Nuggets are confident that GM Arturas Karnisovas could assume full leadership responsibility should Connelly leave for the Wizards.

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Juancho Hernangomez Undergoes Core Muscle Surgery

May 16, 2019 1:02 PM

Juancho Hernangomez has undergone successful surgery to repair a core muscle injury.

The surgery was performed on Thursday morning by Dr. William Meyers at the Vincera Institute in Philadelphia.

Hernangomez averaged 5.8 points and 3.8 rebounds in 19.4 minutes over 70 games this season with the Denver Nuggets.

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Michael Porter Jr. Fully Cleared, Will Play In Summer League

May 13, 2019 12:57 PM

Michael Porter Jr. has been fully cleared for all basketball related activities and expects to play in Summer League.

"I can't wait for that," said Porter.

Porter said he also could have played towards the end of the 18-19 season.

Porter was the 14th overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft. Porter underwent a second back surgery in July of last year.

Porter said he's no longer feeling pain in his back.

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Tags: Michael Porter, Jr., Denver Nuggets, NBA, NBA Injury, NBA Summer League

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Nikola Jokic After Game 7: I Missed A Lot Of Shots

May 12, 2019 10:28 PM

Nikola Jokic blamed himself after the Denver Nuggets lost to the Portland Trail Blazers in game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals.

Jokic finished with 29 points and 12 rebounds in the game.

Jokic pointed to a key missed free throw with 11.4 seconds left in the game.

"They look at me as a leader, they look at me as their best player. So yeah, I missed those free throws near the end and in the Portland game we went to four overtimes, I missed a lot of other shots and I'm supposed to make some of those," said Jokic.

Michael Malone added that while Jokic probably got tired after 14 playoff games, the loss fell on the larger group.

"I got Nikola Jokic in there taking blame for the loss! It's not his fault. This was a group effort. I think the cumulative effect of 14 playoff games, and us asking him to do as much as we asked him to do, finally took its toll on him tonight."

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No Suspensions For Blazers, Nuggets Following Game 6 Scuffle

May 10, 2019 10:24 PM

The NBA confirmed that there will be no suspensions following a game 6 scuffle between the Portland Trail Blazers and Denver Nuggets.

The incident took place in the 4th quarter between Will Barton, Torrey Craig, Seth Curry, and Zach Collins.

"He waited for a few people to get in between us, and when a few people were in between us, he put his finger in my eye. You know what I'm saying. I can't allow people to put their fingers in my eye. That's real sassy. They got a few sassy dudes over there. Front-runners. And we can't allow that," said Seth Curry of Barton. 

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Tim Connelly Interested In Running Wizards' Front Office
Tim Connelly is from Baltimore and he began his NBA career with the franchise in 1999 as an assistant video coordinator.

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Terry Stotts, Michael Malone Disagree Over Nikola Jokic Play On Free Throw
Malone said that Jokic showed no intent during the free throw attempt.

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Nikola Jokic After Playing 65 Minutes In Game 3: 'I'm Feeling Good'
Jokic played the most minutes in a playoff game in the shot-clock era.

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Cavaliers Request Permission From Nuggets To Interview Jordi Fernandez
Jordi Fernandez became an assistant coach with the Nuggets in 2016.

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Jamal Murray Reaggravates Right Thigh Injury
Jamal Murray will try to get his thigh to "loosen up as much as possible" in the next few days.

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Paul Millsap Compares Nikola Jokic To Tom Brady
Jokic finished with 37 points, 9 rebounds, and 6 assists in game 1 against the Blazers.

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