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LAS VEGAS — Monte Morris entered NBA Summer League with the understanding that it was an audition. “My job is to go out … and show everyone I can be a backup in this league and run a unit,” he said last week. Morris is aware of the gaping hole in Denver’s rotation at point guard behind Jamal Murray, and...

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LAS VEGAS — If Summer League is indeed Monte Morris’ chance to earn the Nuggets’ backup point guard job, he certainly began the Las Vegas showcase on the right foot. Morris started at point guard for Denver in its opener, scored a team-high 15 points, ran the offense effectively in his 29 minutes and guided the Nuggets to a 70-69...

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The 2018 Summer League will run from July 6-17 at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. For the first time, all 30 NBA teams will be in attendance and play a minimum of five games each. The Nuggets’ first three scheduled games are July 6 against the Timberwolves, July 7 against Boston and July 9 against Milwaukee. Back from last year’s roster are Malik...

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Tim Connelly didn’t sleep the night his team fell inches short of its postseason dream. On the flight out of Minneapolis hours after the regular-season finale, the Nuggets president of basketball operations couldn’t help but rewatch Denver’s overtime loss. The Nuggets had shown resolve just to get to that point by rattling off six wins a row. To get to...

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PHOENIX — It was just 22 minutes — many of which came in a second half that amounted to mostly garbage time in the Denver Nuggets’ 130-104 loss to the Houston Rockets — but Monte Morris proved he belonged on the NBA stage. The 22-year-old was called up from the G League to Denver on Wednesday to provide point guard...

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The Houston Rockets blasted the Denver Nuggets 130-104 on Friday at Toyota Center in Houston. The Nuggets shot just 3-28 from three-point range in the loss. Here’s how each Nuggets’ player performed. Torrey Craig (B) — Craig’s 45 days of service time are apparently still not up. He suited up for the Nuggets in Houston and chipped in with eight...

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