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DNVR: Welcome back to Nuggets basketball! Even with the last three seasons being packed so tightly together, you seem to be very ready to get back to basketball. Is that right? Katy Winge: Well, when you say I’m “ready”, I think what I’m ready for is that feeling of normalcy. I think that cliche, “you don’t know what you’ve got...

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Jerami Grant held up a freshly pressed No. 9 Nuggets jersey Thursday afternoon at his introductory press conference, the only jersey Denver brass hopes Grant will wear over the next several seasons. The Nuggets want Grant with the organization long-term, and based on Tim Connelly and Michael Malone’s remarks as they sat on either side of the 6-foot-9 forward and...

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Ten days after the Denver Nuggets’ season ended in a Game 7 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers, Michael Malone was asked to name the one factor that allowed his team to jump from ninth in the Western Conference to second in just one season. He immediately credited his defense and how even though Denver returned 78% of its rotation...

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Wind recaps Tuesday’s press conferences from Michael Malone and Tim Connelly and what you need to take away from both of their comments. Where will Paul Millsap be next year? Why Tim Connelly chose to stay in Denver and what was real and what wasn’t about his reported interest in the Wizards’ job. Also, why Denver should appeal to top-tier free agents, how the Nuggets will improve their roster this summer, realistic expectations for Michael Porter Jr. and Mail Time! DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE! iTunes link | Stitcher Link | Pocket Casts Link | Spotify Link

Wind discusses Tim Connelly’s decision to stick with the Denver Nuggets, why the Wizards targeted Denver’s top basketball executive and why Connelly had some interest in the Washington job. Plus, the reasons why Connelly returned to Denver and what it means for the organization moving forward. DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE! iTunes link | Stitcher Link | Pocket Casts Link | Spotify Link

Tim Connelly often says that he never envisioned becoming a general manager. He scoffs at the idea that someone like him is referred to as the president of anything. Yet six years after the Nuggets plucked the then 36-year-old Connelly from New Orleans to spearhead their front office, the Baltimore, Maryland native had the chance to return home and run...

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Tim Connelly is the first to admit that there’s a fair amount of luck that goes into his job. Sure Denver liked Nikola Jokic heading into the 2014 draft and believed his unique skill-set could eventually land the Serbian squarely in the Nuggets rotation. But an All-Star who could very well find his name on the MVP ballot when the...

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The hug lasted only four seconds, but it represented the ups, downs, triumphs and tragedies of the last four years. After speaking with the media for six and a half minutes following the Nuggets’ Northwest Division clinching 119-110 win over the Trail Blazers, Michael Malone made his way out of the main hallway on the ground level of Pepsi Center...

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In June, Tim Connelly was at his parent’s home in South Baltimore when his do-it-all wing asked to meet up. Come to the barber shop, Will Barton told him. Free agency was weeks away, and Barton was eligible for a new deal. Barton was coming off a career year in which he’d done everything from start at small forward to fill in at backup point guard. Connelly wasn’t sure if a meeting was a good idea at first. “I was like, ‘I’m not coming to the barber shop with 10 of your guys telling me we should pay you the max, man,'” Connelly, Denver’s president of basketball operations, said.  After some assuaging, Connelly got the address and walked to the…

IT’S THE WEEK OF AUGUST 13, 2018, six weeks before training camp would open, and over 1,400 miles away from the Nuggets’ practice court, the foundation for Denver’s 2018-19 season was laid. The venue was Paul Millsap’s state-of-the-art Core 4 facility in Atlanta, Georgia where for one week Denver moved its entire basketball operations department. During the day, spirited 5-on-5 games were played across every inch of Millsap’s 44,000 square foot warehouse under the watchful eye of the Nuggets’ coaching staff. At night, team dinners and group outings gradually helped to build the tight-knit chemistry and comradery that would hopefully carry Denver to its first playoff appearance since the 2012-13 season. It wasn’t an accident that every member of the…

Continuity and chemistry. That’s what Nuggets president of basketball operations Tim Connelly attributes his team’s success to this season. “Continuity of the best coaching staff in the NBA and the continuity and chemistry with an ownership group that saw our vision,” he told BSN Denver earlier this week. “And it was kind of a far-fetched vision that we’re going to build...

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Tim Connelly’s fingerprints are all over this Nuggets roster. From Nikola Jokic, who Connelly and his front office plucked from the Adriatic League in 2014, to Malik Beasley, Monte Morris, Gary Harris, Jamal Murray and Juancho Hernangomez, six players that Connelly had a hand in drafting who have all been parts of the Nuggets’ rotation at one time or another...

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Instead of celebrating her third WNBA championship with offseason R&R, Sue Bird got a second job. Less than two months after Bird helped steer the Seattle Storm to a three-game sweep of the Washington Mystics, she agreed to work for the Denver Nuggets as a basketball operations associate. Bird has no plans to hang her sneakers up yet, but her...

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Nuggets president of basketball operations Tim Connelly was hired five years ago after former Denver executive Masai Ujiri took the top basketball decision-making post in Toronto in 2013. Connelly inherited a 57-win team but found himself facing a daunting rebuild. Since then, Connelly, who came up in the scouting world, has built the Nuggets into his image: a high-flying offensive...

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Headlined by Nikola Jokic, the Rolodex of NBA players who have come through the Nuggets’ European pipeline that connects clubs from leagues in the Balkans, Spain and elsewhere throughout the continent to Denver, runs deep. From Jusuf Nurkic, who Denver acquired in a 2014 draft night trade and has since moved on to Portland, to 2017 second-round pick Vlatko Cancar,...

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