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After a slow start the Nuggets ran away with a victory in their first Summer League game of 2015. While Gary Harris led his team in scoring, it was defense and a well-rounded offensive attack that allowed the Nuggets to waltz away with a win after a slow start in the first half. Here are some additional observations… (Box…...

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Joffrey Lauvergne is battling a blood infection likely caused by the buildup of bacteria between his toes and likely won’t be at full strength for Summer League. Lauvergne, a Memphis Grizzlies draft-and-stash pick in 2013, came over to the Nuggets last season from France on a 3-year deal and averaged 3.9 points, 3.2 rebounds and 11.2 minutes in 24 games. It’s…...

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The 2015 Denver Nuggets Summer League roster is set to take the stage in less than 24 hours, and for hardcore hoops fans this marks the beginning of one of the more telling series of games throughout the calendar year. Sure, Summer League often centers more on individual performances, rim-rattling dunks and “mixtape” basketball than actual NBA play, but…...

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According to CBS 4’s Vic Lombardi, former Nugget Chauncey Billups gave some advice to the NBA’s most highly coveted free agent DeAndre Jordan. Chauncey told me he reached out to DeAndre Jordan. Told him it’d be silly to leave Chris Paul. He gets all his buckets thanks to Paul. — Vic Lombardi (@VicLombardi) July 9, 2015 Billups played with…...

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The Nuggets held their second day of Summer League Camp at Pepsi Center, preparing their young roster to play in Vegas later in the week. Mudiay’s shooting a work in progress The one knock on Emmanuel Mudiay’s game coming into the NBA is his shooting ability. Here’s a video from Colorado Sports Guys of Mudiay shooting at camp yesterday, and…...

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According to Christopher Dempsey of The Denver Post, Denver Nuggets head coach Michael Malone has completed the process of hiring assistants. In addition to the highly revered Ed Pinckney as his lead sidekick Malone has also cajoled Chris Fleming, current head coach of the German national team; Wes Unseld Jr., most recently of Jacque Vaughn’s staff in Orlando; Micah…...

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Retaining Will Barton was said to be one of the Denver Nuggets’ top priorities entering free agency, but other teams might be making that difficult. The Denver Nuggets want to re-sign restricted free agent Will Barton, but several teams have expressed interest, per sources. — Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) July 6, 2015 The Nuggets acquired Barton at the trade deadline…...

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Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that Denver Nuggets head coach Michael Malone has hired Ed Pinckney as his top assistant. Pinckney, who enjoyed a 12-year career as a player with stops in Phoenix, Sacramento, Boston, Milwaukee, Toronto, Philadelphia and Miami was an assistant in Minnesota and most recently in Chicago as a part of Tom Thibodeau’s staff from…...

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In the midst of a low-key free agency period for the Denver Nuggets, the team announced their 2015 Las Vegas Summer League roster earlier today. The 13-man roster has some familiar names, including Gary Harris, Erick Green, Joffrey Lauvergne, Ian Clark and Jamaal Franklin, 2015 first round pick Emmanuel Mudiay and 2014 second round pick Nikola Jokic. Undrafted free agents…...

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With free agency now underway so too are the rumors. While the Nuggets appear to be taking a backseat in the pursuit of more high-profile talents (which doesn’t really make any sense whatsoever), they do have their sights apparently set on re-signing some of their incumbent backup players. Here’s a quick roundup of whisperings floating about the Blogosphere… According…...

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With free agency officially upon us I figured now would be a good time to revisit an earlier series of articles I published several months ago concerning the Denver Nuggets’ top priorities this offseason. While some of the items on my “to-do” list have already been executed and some are no longer relevant, there are still some that pertain…...

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According to Shams Charania of RealGM, the Denver Nuggets are “finalizing” a three-year fully guaranteed contract with center Nikola Jokic. Jokic was Denver’s 2014 second-round pick and averaged 16.5 points, 9.7 rebounds, 3.2 assists and nearly a block per game last season for KK Mega Leks of the Adriatic League. Bringing Jokic over from Europe was one of the Nuggets…...

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Now that the proverbial draft dust has settled and the consensus is the Nuggets got a really good player in Emmanuel Mudiay, it’s time to learn a little bit more about Denver’s highest draft selection in over a decade. There’s all sorts of information scattered across the Internet regarding Mudiay and I’ve tried to cherry pick the very best…...

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With the 2015 NBA Draft officially in the books, every last “expert” across the Web has weighed in with clairvoyant analysis of how each team fared. The Nuggets, unsurprisingly, received high marks from virtually every outlet. Here are grades and article snippets from some of the more notable publications on the Internet… ESPN’s Chad Ford praised the Nuggets with…...

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“How much time do you have?” That was Nuggets General Manager Tim Connelly’s response when he was asked about all the things he likes about his latest first round draft choice Emmanuel Mudiay. #nuggets first round pick Emmanuel Mudiay pic.twitter.com/7uXTj3pDU1 — BSNDenver.com (@BSNDenver) June 26, 2015 The Nuggets selected Mudiay with the seventh overall pick of the NBA Draft…...

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With the 57th pick in the 2015 NBA draft the Denver Nuggets have selected Nikola Radicevic. Radicevic is a 6-5 play-making point guard from Serbia whose known for his vision and ability to run an effective offense. He appeared in 33 games last season with Sevilla (Spain) in the ACB league and averaged 7.6 points, 3.7 assists and 2.1 rebounds in 22.7 minutes.…...

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The seventh overall pick of the NBA draft Emmanuel Mudiay, who says his favorite number is seven, took a few moments to chat with us via conference call on draft night. Mudiay on conference call: “I know they are a young team..Ty Lawson Kenneth Faried, they love to get up and down the court. That’s my style” — Harrison…...

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The Nuggets have done it again. With their second lottery selection in the last two years they’ve come away with a steal. Last year it was Jusuf Nurkic and this year it’s Emmanuel Mudiay. In my Draft or Pass article on Mudiay I wrote the following: I’ll be the first to admit Mudiay has never really intrigued me the…...

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After the Nuggets selected PG Emmanuel Mudiay, there was instant speculation on what Denver would do with their current Point Guard Ty Lawson. Ty was kind enough to fill in the blanks for everyone as he was live-streaming his reaction to the draft. Moments before the Nuggets drafted, Lawson speculated it would be Mudiay and after that was indeed…...

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With the seventh pick in the 2015 NBA draft the Denver Nuggets have selected Emmanuel Mudiay. Mudiay, a 6-6 point guard, played last season for the Guangdong Southern Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association where he averaged 18 points, six rebounds and six assists per game. Once regarded as the No. 2 high school prospect in the country, Mudiay opted to play…...

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