Wind and Clark hit on what’s at stake for Monte Morris this preseason, then discuss the trade that sends Wilson Chandler to the 76ers and the ramifications it has on the Nuggets’ rotation.
The Nuggets are trading Wilson Chandler, a 2021 second-round pick and the rights to swap 2022 second-round picks to the 76ers for cash considerations, according to multiple reports. The move saves Denver roughly $50 million in salary plus luxury tax penalties next season, according to ESPN....
Wilson Chandler is exercising his $12.8 million player option, according to ESPN’s Chris Haynes. The 31-year-old forward plans to return to Denver after a down season in 2017-18 rather than testing the open market. Chandler started 71 games for the Nuggets last season. He averaged 10.0 points per game, his lowest scoring output since his rookie year in 2007-08. Although…...
Wind and Clark discuss the options the Nuggets have at small forward next season. Is next year’s starter on the roster? What are the chances either Wilson Chandler or Will Barton are back next season?
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2:00 – Jokic’s max contract
5:30 – Will a max contract change The Joker?
8:00 – What’s the likelihood Chandler accepts his player option?
10:30 – Understanding Denver’s cap situation
17:00 – Will the Nuggets even use their first-round pick?
24:00 – Uncertainty around Barton’s free agency
30:00 – Trade possibilities
34:00 – Worst case scenario
Wind and Clark continue their player review series by looking at both Wilson Chandler and Torrey Craig’s seasons. First, Chandler’s up and down year and the likelihood that he’s back in a Nuggets’ jersey next season. Then, Torrey Craig and how he burst onto the scene in his rookie year. Finally, who is Denver’s starting small forward next season and is that guy currently on the roster?
2:30 – Chandler’s year
4:30 – Why Chandler played the minutes he did
9:30 – How Chandler’s role impacted his production
14:00 – Missing Gallo
15:30 – Will Chandler accept his player option?
20:00 – Craig’s year
22:00 – Doing the dirty work
24:00 – Craig’s defensive upside
28:30 – Craig’s three-point potential
36:30 – Power ranking Denver’s future starting small forward possibilities
38:00 – Barton?
42:00 – Chandler?
43:00 – Mbah a Moute/Huestis/Kawhi/Porter
Nikola Jokic was asked about the Nuggets’ coaching when he launched into the non sequitur. “Wilson didn’t score last night,” Jokic said. “I think he played really hard. He cares. He’s one of my favorite guys to play with because he doesn’t look like he’s emotional, but he really cares. He’s playing his ass off.” The question posed to Jokic,…...
Wind and Clark open up the Nuggets’ offseason by discussing Denver’s defense and how the Nuggets plan to improve their play on that end of the floor.
4:00 – Denver’s defense from a high-level view.
8:30 – What the Nuggets are looking for on defense.
10:30 – Denver’s defense by the numbers
15:00 – The biggest issues facing the Nuggets on defense
23:00 – Stopping penetration at the point of attack
28:00 – Options in free agency?
35:00 – Building with the current core
DENVER — Whenever Wilson Chandler rose up to shoot Tuesday, an impediment he’d never had to deal with before sat directly in front of his face. The Nuggets’ starting small forward fractured his nose against Oklahoma City on Friday after Russell Westbrook inadvertently caught him with an elbow. The injury caused Chandler to miss Sunday’s game, but he returned Tuesday…...
Denver Nuggets starting shooting guard Gary Harris (right knee sprain/strain) will miss his eighth consecutive game Sunday against the Milwaukee Bucks and Nuggets coach Michael Malone said Friday that Harris is “still a ways away” from returning to the lineup. The Nuggets could be without an additional starter as well in their first home game following a season-long seven-game road…...
3:00 – Previewing Friday night vs. Wizards
9:00 – Jamal Murray’s status as a franchise cornerstone
20:00 – Jokic and Millsap figuring out how to play Jokic ball
29:00 – Denver playing down to competition
34:00 – Gary Harris living up to his extension
40:00 – The Nuggets never figured it out on defense
With their playoff hopes slipping away after dropping the first two games of a season-deciding seven-game road trip, the Denver Nuggets needed a confidence-boosting win. Enter the Chicago Bulls. The Bulls, who entered Wednesday’s contest with the eighth-worst record in the league and losers of two straight, provided the medication to Denver’s ailing psyche....
To help you hear what we hear, BSN Denver is uploading uncut audio after Nuggets games this season. Here’s what was said by Michael Malone, Jamal Murray, Nikola Jokic and Paul Millsap following Denver’s 130-104 win over the Sacramento Kings on Sunday....
DENVER — Wilson Chandler has plugged a number of different holes for the Denver Nuggets in the last two seasons. After missing all of 2015-16 with a torn labrum, the Nuggets’ versatile forward bounced back the next year and averaged a career high 15.7 points per game. Chandler cycled between a starting and reserve role. Sometimes the Nuggets asked him…...
PHOENIX — Wilson Chandler averaged 15.7 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game in 2017. That career year feels like decades ago. This season, Chandler has struggled to find his footing on the offensive end of the floor through 49 regular season games, and as a result, his numbers have slipped to just 8.8 points on 41.6 percent shooting…...
DENVER — Wilson Chandler is not paying any attention to trade chatter. At least that’s what he maintained at shootaround Thursday when asked about a report indicating he is one of three Nuggets players “known to be available” with the trade deadline a week away....
In Portland on Friday, Denver held the Trail Blazers to 41 first-half points. In Golden State on Saturday, the Nuggets limited the Warriors to a season-low 81 points. Tonight, the Jazz scored just 34 points across the game's first two quarters. Utah didn't reach the 50-point mark until the five-minute mark of the third quarter.
Since the Bayou beatdown, the Nuggets are fielding the third-best defense in the league. That's right. Over their past nine games, only the Toronto Raptors and Golden State Warriors are playing defense better than Denver.
Chandler is starting to look like himself again, though. He's starting to shoot the three-pointer with confidence again.
Harrison Wind and Christian Clark preview Wednesday night's matchup, Mason Plumlee's role without Nikola Jokic against DeMarcus Cousins, a prediction for Denver's starting lineup and if Wilson Chandler will find his groove on offense.