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One of the best in the NBA writing business tackled the Denver Nuggets today and specifically Danilo Gallinari. Zach Lowe has a tremendous breakdown on Gallo’s promising end to the 2014-15 season, as well as his stellar play for the Italian national team at Eurobasket over the summer. Here are a couple snippets from Lowe’s piece: Gallinari might be…...

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In this two part miniseries, we’ll examine Tim Connelly’s tenure with the Denver Nuggets and where his future should lead. Here in Part II we will focus on player acquisitions, after focusing on the history Denver’s front offices under the Kroenkes in Part I – including Connelly’s current staff.  While Tim Connelly is only entering his third season as the...

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In this two part miniseries, we’ll examine Tim Connelly’s tenure with the Denver Nuggets and where his future should lead. Here in Part I we will focus on the history of the Nuggets front offices in the Stan and Josh Kroenke eras from 2000-present. Part II will focus on Connelly’s player acquisitions. As it stands now, of the 14 players...

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“With my whole persona as Snoop Dogg, as a person, as a rapper. I just love Seventies style, the way all the players dressed nice, you know, kept their hair looking good, drove sharp cars and they talked real slick.” -Snoop Doggy Dogg If you’ve ever created yourself on a basketball videogame, then you know what Snoop is talking about....

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After being traded to the Houston Rockets last night, Ty Lawson’s agent Happy Walters spoke to Fox 26 news in Houston about his clients future. “He’s excited,” Walters said. “I spoke to him once about it. He’s close with James (Harden), tight with Corey (Brewer), knows Trevor (Ariza) and Dwight (Howard) and is real excited. “It’s an opportunity for him....

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Despite trade rumors earlier in the week, the Denver Nuggets may be looking to extend the contract of forward Danilo Gallinari. #Nuggets want extension talks with Danilo Gallinari — Chris Dempsey (@dempseypost) July 16, 2015 In some ways this could be considered a little surprising since the Nuggets just rewarded Wilson Chandler with a contract extension to keep him in...

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J.J. Avila and Jon Octeus are just “livin’ the dream.” It’s a saying that gets thrown around wildly, more as a complaint than a prideful boast, but the two former Colorado State Men’s Basketball players are indeed living their dreams. Back in April, Avila was preparing for pre-draft workouts by practicing with Chauncey Billups, a Denver native with the nickname...

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Jason Smith has found a new home. The former Colorado State Rams Men’s Basketball star signed a one-year deal with the Orlando Magic on Tuesday worth $4.5 million. He was a free agent following his eighth year in the league, which was spent in New York with the Knicks. Smith’s former teammate with the New Orleans Hornets, Ryan Anderson was...

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J.J. Avila, it seems, has the best chance of Colorado State’s “big three” from last year to make the NBA. That is, at least, if chances are gauged on how many pre-draft workouts players receive. For Avila, the 6’7” and 250-pound, his fifth pre-draft workout is scheduled to take place today per his former CSU coach Ross Hodge on Twitter....

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Colorado State men’s basketball has enjoyed superb success over the last few years and now two of the young men who helped the squad excel have the chance to impress NBA teams. J.J. Avila and Daniel Bejarano, two of the Rams “big three” from 2013-2015, are experiencing opportunities to show off their skills to NBA teams this week and last....

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Amidst much speculation that the relationship between the Denver Nuggets and Ty Lawson has grown weary, Lawson is voicing his desire to play elsewhere on social media. Fantastic job by Denverstiffs.com for catching this story first. They screencaped a Ty Lawson instagram post that has since been deleted, of he and his daughter flying together somewhere. Pretty innocent post for the...

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Per Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski, the Oklahoma City Thunder have fired head coach Scott Brooks. Oklahoma City has fired coach Scott Brooks, league source tells Yahoo Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) April 22, 2015 Brooks won the NBA Coach of the year award in 2009-10 and led the Thunder to the NBA Finals in 2011-12. Brooks went 338-207 in seven...

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In terms of Denver basketball royalty, J.J. Avila just got the chance of a lifetime. Today, the former Colorado State Rams men’s basketball star worked out with Chauncey “Mr. Big Shot” Billups and fellow former NBA guard Anthony Carter in Denver. “I worked out with Chauncey Billups and Anthony Carter today and have been working out with Carter the past...

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With the 2014-2015 season now in the rear view mirror, the Nuggets will begin the search for their next head coach. Yahoo Sources: Denver will start contacting candidates in its search, which includes interim coach Melvin Hunt. http://t.co/991fZQDBX7 — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) April 16, 2015 CANDIDATES Melvin Hunt 10-13 Career coaching record Hunt should be the leader in the clubhouse to...

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Dikembe Mutombo is taking his finger wag to the Hall of Fame. God has blessed me with so many gifts and I am happy to be in Basketball Hall Of Fame 2015. The son… https://t.co/SkGL6hxhuM — Dikembe Mutombo (@officialmutombo) April 6, 2015 Mutombo spent his first five seasons of his career in a Nuggets uniform and will always be remembered...

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The Nuggets returned home to Denver after a five game, Garth Brooks induced, road trip to play host to the lowly Philadelphia 76ers. Entering wednesday’s game the Sixers had lost 16 straight on the road, and were coming to town on the second night of a back-to-back. If there ever is a recipe for some “home cooking” it looked like...

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He’s back. For one night, watching the Nuggets was fun again. This is the Gallo fans, coaches and I’m sure Gallo himself have been waiting for. Gallinari scored a career high 40 points in just 33 minutes in Sunday’s win over the Magic. What’s most impressive of Gallo’s performance wasn’t his six three pointers he made, but rather the way...

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Many people believe the Nuggets are going in full on tank mode for the rest of the season. Despite Melvin Hunt winning six of his first eight contests as interim coach, Denver decided to sit three of their starters in Monday's loss to Memphis. After the loss, Melvin Hunt said resting players has more to do with injuries than anything....

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The Nuggets won their second straight game of the Melvin Hunt era last night, much to the surprise of Wolves forward Kevin Garnett. “They quit on Brian Shaw, I thought maybe they’d quit again. A quitter is a quitter.” Before being reunited with Minnesota Garnett played most of this season from a far in the eastern conference, but seems to...

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Looks like Former Nugget JaVale McGee is looking for a new home. After acquiring the big man from Denver at the trade deadline, the 76ers have reached an agreement to buy out the remainder of his contract for this season and next, making JaVale a free agent. McGee averaged 3.o ppg and 2.2 rpg in six games with Philadelphia. JaVale...

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