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  1. Streaky Nuggets run past sleepy Thunder for easy win

    Jan 10, 2014, 3:01 AM EST

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Denver Nuggets

    Remember just a week or so ago when the Denver Nuggets had lost seven in a row and looked like a team destined to fall far out of the playoff picture in the West? Now the Nuggets have turned it around with four straight wins, and while they are not in a playoff spot yet…

  2. Record 92 foreign players on NBA rosters to start season

    Oct 29, 2013, 11:36 AM EST

    SPO-BASKET-NBA-FINALS-SPURS-HEAT

    Just in case you had any doubt the NBA is a global league at the forefront of a global game… There are a record 92 foreign players on NBA rosters to start the season hailing from 39 countries, the league announced. That is more than 20 percent of the league. The number is up from…

  3. Wilson Chandler out for Nuggets opener, Lawson may join him

    Oct 29, 2013, 10:29 AM EST

    Wilson Chandler

    It’s not really a surprise, Wilson Chandler has been battling a hamstring injury for weeks and those are slow to heal, but now it is official: Chandler is on the Nuggets inactive list for the season opener Wednesday at Sacramento. That is certainly a blow because in an ideal world the Nuggets rotation at the…

  4. Evan Fournier, JaVale McGee know their Mario Kart sounds

    Oct 21, 2013, 1:10 PM EST

    JaVale McGee

    One of the beautiful things about basketball is it brings people together — different races, religions, nationalities, different everything can be unified by playing the game. It gives people a common bond. Same with Mario Kart. At least that’s true for Nuggets teammates Evan Fournier of France and JaVale McGee, who was born in Flint,…

  5. George Karl hopes to return to coaching, admits ‘anger and frustration’ over way things ended with Nuggets

    Oct 6, 2013, 9:30 PM EST

    George Karl

    George Karl led the Nuggets to the best home record in all of the NBA last season, and along with it a 57-win season that was the most in franchise history since the team joined the NBA in the 1976-77 season. But all of that wasn’t enough to save Karl’s job. He won the Coach…

  6. Nuggets GM says Andre Miller will return next season

    Jul 25, 2013, 3:47 PM EST

    Andre Miller, C.J. Watson

    Andre Miller appeared in all 82 regular season games for the Nuggets last year, and played well enough to where he was a key component in helping the team finish with 57 wins, good for third best in a loaded Western Conference. Miller performed almost too well, however, because George Karl felt the need to…

  7. Wednesday Summer League Notes: Hawks may have something in Schroder

    Jul 18, 2013, 1:27 AM EST

    Hawks Clippers Basketball

    LAS VEGAS — Summer League entered the Tournament phase on Wednesday, which really didn’t feel any different yet than the rest of Summer League. Here is some stuff from my notebook… • Atlanta may have a steal getting German point guard Dennis Schroder at No. 17. He is 19 and the reports about his length…

  8. Summer League Notes: The svelte Draymond Green and other Day 2 highlights

    Jul 14, 2013, 12:25 AM EST

    Wizards Warriors Basketball

    LAS VEGAS — Saturday saw some rough rookie debuts but also some strong performances. Here are a few notes and highlights from Day 2 of Summer League in Vegas. • Ben McLemore had a rough shooting Summer League debut at 4-of-23, but as noted in PBT’s story it wasn’t as bad as it looked. •…

  9. Report: Nuggets hire Brian Shaw as next coach

    Jun 24, 2013, 8:50 PM EST

    Brian Shaw

    Brian Shaw has finally landed a head coaching job. And it’s a good one — he’s taking over the 57-win Denver Nuggets. This was first reported by the Denver Post. It was confirmed by Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports who got the word from Shaw himself. "Appreciate the opportunity & grateful that Josh Kroenke &…

  10. Nuggets reportedly parted ways with George Karl because he wasn’t listening to management

    Jun 7, 2013, 10:23 AM EST

    George Karl

    When the Nuggets informed George Karl that they would be parting ways with the tenured head coach on Thursday, it was definitely surprising, but it wasn’t necessarily a complete shock. Karl earned the Coach of the Year award for guiding Denver to 57 regular season wins and the best home record in the league, but…

  11. Roster is set for 2013 adidas Eurocamp

    Jun 4, 2013, 11:38 AM EST

    adidas Eurocamp Day 2

    The roster is in place for this year’s adidas Eurocamp, the annual event where the top international prospects get the opportunity to practice, compete and interview with NBA teams and other professional leagues leading up to the NBA Draft. From the official release: “More than 45 early entries and NBA Draft-eligible participants, including projected 2013 NBA…

  12. Spurs aren’t old

    Jun 1, 2013, 9:30 PM EST

    San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker celebrates after the Spurs eliminated the Memphis Grizzlies to win the NBA Western Conference final playoff basketball series in Memphis

    Go ahead and call the San Antonio Spurs old. -Associated Press You’ll hear that their pre-game meal has an early-bird special, that their biggest problem in the Finals is that the games are scheduled after their bedtime. -Phil Taylor of Sports Illustrated The core of this team appears not to have changed since the Nixon…

  13. Danilo Gallinari might be out until February

    May 31, 2013, 8:00 AM EST

    Dallas Mavericks v Denver Nuggets

    The Denver Nuggets played fairly well after Danilo Gallinari tore his ACL, going 6-1 to close the regular season, though the were upset by the Golden State Warriors in the first round of the playoffs. But the Nuggets are clearly better with Gallinari, who averaged 16.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game, and…

  14. Tuesday And-1 links: OKC couldn’t seem to miss, neither could their fans

    Apr 23, 2013, 7:48 PM EST

    Houston Rockets v Oklahoma City Thunder - Game One

    Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points. • Everything seemed to be going in for Oklahoma City’s stars in Game 1.…

  15. Rookie Fournier to start for Denver, Faried not likely to play

    Apr 20, 2013, 8:01 AM EST

    Dallas Mavericks v Denver Nuggets

    This is how deep the Denver Nuggets are — they’ve been hiding rookie Evan Fournier on their bench all season. He only got in sporadically during the season as the rookie worked on his game and getting stronger and used to the NBA speed (things he talked about needing to do back at Summer League).…

  16. Baseline-to-baseline recaps: Knicks wrap up two seed in the East, Lakers stay in playoff hunt with win over Spurs

    Apr 15, 2013, 8:00 AM EST

    Dwight Howard, Tim Duncan

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of yesterday’s NBA games. Or, what you missed while planning for your digital afterlife … Heat 105, Bulls 93: The outcome of this game was no surprise, but the fact that the Bulls put up a fight after falling behind big in the second quarter showed why they’ll be a tough…

  17. Terrence Jones ignites the break with a block, James Anderson finishes with a posterization of Evan Fournier (VIDEO)

    Apr 7, 2013, 8:00 AM EST

    James Anderson

    When looking at the names in the headline, the more casual NBA fan may not have been enticed enough to click through and check out the highlight. Oh, what a mistake that would have been. If you’ve gotten this far, then you’re fortunate enough to have seen one of the more incredible plays of Saturday…

  18. Report: Nuggets Gallinari has ACL tear, done for season

    Apr 5, 2013, 8:39 AM EST

    Dallas Mavericks v Denver Nuggets

    This is just terrible news — Danilo Gallinari‘s knee injury suffered Thursday night appears to be a torn ACL that will end the season for Denver’s second leading scorer. It will take a Friday MRI to confirm but things are not good, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. “The doctor indicated that the ligament…

  19. The Extra Pass: Assessing Trade Situations (Northwest Division)

    Jan 21, 2013, 9:00 AM EST

    Paul Millsap, Al Jefferson

    The Extra Pass is a new daily column that’s designed to give you a better look at a theme, team, player or scheme. Today, we look at potential homes for players on the trading block.  Here’s a look at the trade situations for every team in the Northwest Division: Oklahoma City Thunder: 32-9, 1st in Northwest…

  20. NBA Season Preview: Denver Nuggets

    Oct 9, 2012, 1:00 PM EST

    Denver Nuggets head coach George Karl watches his team play against the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 6 of their NBA Western Conference basketball playoffs in Denver

    Last season: The Nuggets continue to out-perform expectations while never really accomplishing anything of note. They battled through all the roster turnover from one year to the next and a slew of quietly really damaging injuries to land the sixth seed last season after a hot start. Danilo Gallinari suffered two significant injuries that severely…

  21. Nuggets may have something in France’s Evan Fournier

    Jul 15, 2012, 7:59 AM EST

    2012 NBA Draft

    LAS VEGAS — Denver has its starting two guard/swingman set for the next few years in Arron Afflalo, who can shoot the three and is one of the better wing defenders in the league. He turns 27 just before next season and they have him locked up through 2016. But if you’re an NBA GM…

  22. 2012 adidas Eurocamp: Day 2 recap

    Jun 11, 2012, 7:04 PM EST

    adidas Eurocamp Day 2

    Evan Fournier is the top international prospect in attendance at adidas Eurocamp, and after skipping the first day of action, Fournier was a full participant in Day Two’s activities. Projected as a mid-to-late first round pick before playing at Eurocamp, if anything, his play on Monday solidified his draft position, and perhaps even made his…

  23. 2012 adidas Eurocamp: Day 1 recap

    Jun 10, 2012, 3:09 PM EST

    Adidas Eurocamp Day 1

    Day one of adidas Eurocamp is in the books, and while several of the players showed flashes of ability throughout the opening session, the best player on the floor was Tomas Satoransky. The 6’7″ combo guard from the Czech Republic was consistent in his brilliance throughout the day, and showed off his excellent overall court…

  24. Names for pre-draft Adidas EuroCamp announced

    Jun 4, 2012, 4:05 PM EST

    adidas Eurocamp 2012 Logo - Vertical

    While the 2012 NBA draft may be one of the deepest on record, it is not as deep in European talent as has been there in recent years. But there is still some real talent there. France’s two guard Evan Fournier is likely a pick in the last third of the first round. There are…

  25. Seventeen international players declare for draft, you should care about a few

    May 4, 2012, 8:08 AM EST

    CSKA Moscow's Nenad Krstic (L) vies with

    This draft is not deep with international talent. It’s deep, loaded with homegrown talent here in the states, but this is not a deep year on for the players from overseas. Still, 17 players declared for the draft the NBA announced, and you should get to know a few of them. Like Evan Fournier, the…

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