Head Colorado Buffaloes coach Karl Dorrell stepped behind the wheel for the Buffs in February under strange circumstances and, so far, his situation has only become more strange. “We’re still trying to find a way to be productive,” Dorrell said in a conference call with the media Thursday. “We’re working on recruiting, we’re working on our current players and making…...
The Broncos-Chargers rivalry lost some pizazz earlier this offseason when Philip Rivers, the man everyone loves to hate, left town. But Gordon’s words and actions, along with Chris Harris Jr. fleeing to Los Angeles, just lit the spark for another chapter of the rivalry to begin.
The ninth-best Raptors match is also one that comes with a bit of baggage. It is also the only loss on the list. While the Raptors didn’t come away with the result that they wanted in the 2018 Major League Rugby championship match, there are several reasons why the 23-19 loss to the Seattle Seawolves should be included on a…
Both the CHL and KHL have announced the cancellation of their playoffs and with that, outside of a possible AHL return, Avs prospect seasons are over. Over the next few months, I will be doing full-season review videos for key Avs prospects but this will act as an overall summary for all of the Avs prospects and their season statistics.…...
DENVER — Meet Knucklehead, the new official mascot of DNVR. The DNVR family first met Knucklehead a few weeks ago when we heard a ruckus outside of The DNVR Bar. Turns out, ol’ Knux had pinned a man who he had mistaken for Todd Bertuzzi against the brick wall outside of the bar. After clearing up the confusion, we dusted…
In this episode, George Karl sat down with Adam Mares to discuss a wide range of topics, including: The evolution of basketball The 2009 Denver Nuggets How Chauncey Billups changed the culture Playing with pace The value of a free flowing offense The need for a traditional point guard The value and limits of continuity How agents have hurt the…
“I am practicing being kind over being right” – Matthew Quick, Silver Linings Playbook I was on a trip to visit friends in Northern California two years ago and was walking along a river near their house when a 20-pound rat crawled out of the water in front of me. I quickly ran through the following options: Am I on…...
With the potential of an altered offseason because of the pandemic, Jeff Driskel is leaning on his brother to get him ready to join the Broncos.
Well, who saw this one coming? Picked up in a deadline day swap back in 2018, Ryan Graves was looked at purely as a depth defenseman who would hopefully regain some of that promise he had after putting up 30 points in the AHL as a 21-year-old. He didn’t exactly light the world on fire in Colorado, as he put…...
The three best Avs from their tough loss to the New Jersey Devils in game 4 of the Cup Finals. https://youtu.be/HoQ7vGlZ5fM
The Colorado native has added plenty of flash to Denver’s running game the past two years. Elway and Fangio believe Flash Gordon will just add to that.
The first match on the list is the Raptors 19-15 Round 2 victory over the Seattle Seawolves from 2018. Those that are familiar with Major League Rugby know that it’s tough to win in Seattle. The Seawolves call Starfire Sports Stadium in Tukwila, Washington their home and they defend about as well as anyone in the MLR defends their home…
Harrison Wind: Nikola Jokic, Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr.
How do you define a team's core? It's a tough question, but for me it's the basis of your championship DNA. If you're the Nuggets, your core includes the most instrumental pieces on your roster that can seemingly take you to the top and can do so for years to come. That's Jokic, Murray and Porter with an honorable mention to Will Barton simply due to the number of boxes that he checks for this team.
Building around Jokic, Murray and Porter requires plugging a number of holes, mainly ones on the defensive end of the floor. Denver currently has Paul Millsap and Gary Harris doing so while Jerami Grant, Monte Morris, Torrey Craig and Mason Plumlee provide needed depth that any team with championship aspirations requires. But those parts can be interchanged.
There's a path forward for Denver that involves moving on from one of its core pieces not named Jokic if a trade for another All-NBA caliber talent develops, but Jokic, Murray and Porter have the respective ceilings to be the three best players on a Nuggets championship team.
Altitude’s Vic Lombardi, Scott Hastings and Chris Marlowe share their experiences from the night the NBA suspended the season.
He isn't elite. But he's average. And that's an improvement for the Broncos' beleaguered punting game.
While Graham is open to playing either position, he politely hinted it's not the position he has a preference with, but more so the stability that is what's key—something he didn't have in Detroit.
Which current Nuggets players will not be on the roster to start next season?
Adam Mares: Paul Millsap
There are plenty of reasons to believe Paul Millsap could stick around beyond this year. Last summer, Millsap talked about wanting to be in Denver for much longer and having a "story" that he wanted to tell his way. Back then, it sure sounded like that story meant finishing his career in Denver.
But do the Denver Nuggets need him? Jerami Grant was beginning to blossom as a front court running mate to Nikola Jokic and is only entering his prime. Millsap, on the other hand, was in and out of the lineup for the 3rd season in a row and starting to show signs of slowing down. 250 lb athletes don't always age slowly and gracefully. Often times, the decline is sudden and steep.
The Nuggets could re-sign Millsap with the assumption that he'd segue into a sort of end-of-bench veteran who is only sparsely called upon to play real minutes but Millsap likely sees himself as something more than that. Then there is the question of continuity vs. bringing in new voices, new talents, and new personalities. The Nuggets are in need of an edge. Millsap is smart, unselfish, and hard working, but he isn't exactly an intimidating force. If the Nuggets believe that they need some new blood in the lockerroom, Millsap might be one of the guys out the door.
Brendan Vogt: Mason Plumlee, Troy Daniels
The Nuggets were nearing a postseason in which Plumlee's ideal role is a limited one. Dever has already overpaid him, and he might desire a more significant role on another team, especially should one feel inclined to pay him like a starter. Three bigs are enough in the postseason, and if you have confidence in both Paul Millsap and Jerami Grant returning, as I do, then it makes a lot of sense for the two parties to move on.
Grant found a groove with the starters and proved so many who thought he'd be a great fit in Denver to be right. The front office has likely identified him as a candidate, if not the preferred power forward to slot alongside their young core. Millsap is entering the final phase of his career, and winning his first championship is, of course, vital to him.
He's on the record as wanting to finish what he's started here and doesn't hold back when speaking on this team's talent and capabilities. My read is he's identified this group as the one to help him get to the promised-land finally.
Troy Daniels shouldn't require much of an explanation. He's unlikely to see much time in a Nuggets uniform, if any at all, and entering unrestricted free agency.
A former Bronco -- and six-year teammate of Casey -- explains why sacks are just the beginning of what Denver's newest defensive lineman will bring to the Mile High City.
With the splashiest signing of the Denver Broncos’ entire offseason, John Elway and Co. snatched up running back Melvin Gordon, making him the headline acquisition of the second wave of NFL free agency. Gordon’s signing has come with a mix of excitement and skepticism that’s fitting for the mercurial talent, coming off his most disappointing season as a pro. With…...