NUGGETS RUMORS & GOSSIP

HIGHLIGHTS: Jamal Murray wins Rising Stars Challenge MVP

Denver Nuggets rookie Jamal Murray was named MVP of the 2017 BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge after posting a game-high 36 points (9-14 3FG) and a game-high 11 assists in a 150-139 Team World victory. Murray, 19, is the first Nugget to win MVP of the Rising Stars Challenge since teammate Kenneth Faried was named MVP in 2013. He is the third Nugget in team history to be named...
Via Mile High Sports
1 day ago

Jamal Murray, Buddy Hield, lead World past US, 150-141

NEW ORLEANS — Jamal Murray scored 36 points and Buddy Hield, a New Orleans Pelicans rookie, added 28 to the delight of the locals as the World squad beat the U.S. 150-141 on Friday night in the Rising Stars Challenge. The game featuring top rookies and second-year pros is the main event on the first night of NBA All-Star weekend. Murray, a Canadian and Denver Nuggets rookie out...
Via The Denver Post
1 day ago

Nikola Jokic on facing Team USA in Rising Stars Challenge: ‘We’re gonna kick their a–’

Denver Nuggets big man Nikola Jokic is playing with some serious swagger right now, and that’s apparently extending into All-Star Weekend.In an interview with NBA TV on Friday, Jokic, who will be representing Team World in the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge, was asked if he had any predictions about facing Team USA in the competition. The 21-year-old replied simply, “Yeah...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ricky Rubio let Andrew Wiggins shoot technical FT to get to 40 points

Ricky Rubio continues to prove himself to be quite the swell guy.After the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Denver Nuggets by the final of 112-99 on Wednesday, Andrew Wiggins revealed that Rubio let him take a technical free throw late in the fourth quarter in order to get to 40 points, per Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune. Rubio leads the team with an 87.2 free throw percentage...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Second-year NBA stars who can salvage the season

Anyone who follows sports knows all about the sophomore slump, but not all second-year players take a step fact. In fact, year two is often a stepping stone toward NBA stardom.Welcome back to the Yardbarker roundtable, where we look at some of last season's rookies to see how they're doing in their sophomore campaigns. So:Which second-year players will stand out in the second half...
Via Yardbarker
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets slap Emmanuel Mudiay on the trade block

Emmanuel Mudiay’s time with the Denver Nuggets might be close to an end. Mudiay, the No. 7 pick in the 2015 NBA draft, has had a rocky start to his career and the Nuggets keep hanging around a playoff slot in the Western Conference. According to Clevis Murray of Sir Charles in Charge, Mudiay’s name has come up on the trade market: This isn’t the most surprising development...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 2/14: Love and reconciliation

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the Yardbarker Box Score, what we're reading while hoping each and every one of you reading this has a happy Valentine's Day. Happy birthday to Mickey Wright, Jim Kelly, Gheorghe Muresan, Steve McNair and Brandon Sutter. On this date in 2010, Alexandre Bilodeau...
Via Yardbarker
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Stephen Curry drops legendary quote after loss to Nuggets

Leave it to the Golden State Warriors to turn a blowout loss into a prime trolling opportunity.After Monday night’s 132-110 defeat at the hands of the Denver Nuggets, Warriors guard Stephen Curry dropped this rather cheeky remark, per Anthony Slater of the San Jose Mercury News. Of course, Warriors forward Kevin Durant was jabbed mercilessly by cupcake-themed signs, shirts, and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Heat, Raptors ‘have expressed interest’ in Serge Ibaka

The Serge Ibaka trade rumors aren’t going away, folks. If anything, they’re only going to continue heating up until the February 23 trade deadline.The latest news on this front comes to us by way of ESPN’s Marc Stein, who reports there are two Eastern Conference teams looking at potentially landing Ibaka in a trade before the deadline.“Sources say that Toronto and Miami are...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Knicks' fans chant ‘Charles Oakley!’ and ‘Fire Dolan!’ at MSG

New York Knicks owner James Dolan appeared on the radio Friday — with a binder of prepared notes — and said that Charles Oakley is currently banned from Madison Square Garden following Wednesday night’s events.Knicks fans were taking Oakley’s side before Dolan’s weird interview, and were only taking Oakley’s side more after the weird interview.So, it’s no surprise that...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets' Faried leaves game with sprained right ankle

ATLANTA (AP) Kenneth Faried has left the Denver Nuggets' game against the Atlanta Hawks with a sprained right ankle and will not return. The Nuggets say X-rays were negative. Faried was hurt with about 10 minutes remaining in the second quarter Wednesday night. He needed assistance leaving the court. Faried returned to the starting lineup after missing one game due to a death in his family.
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Vlade Divac: ‘We’re not trading DeMarcus’ Cousins

Sick and tired of the constant trade rumors surrounding DeMarcus Cousins, Sacramento Kings general manager Vlade Divac put them to bed once and for all. According to Marc Stein of ESPN, Divac recently met with Cousins and his representatives to “assure them” he’s not going anywhere as the February 23 trade deadline nears.Divac not only assured them he’s not trying to move...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nuggets exploring trade market for Emmanuel Mudiay

At 21-27 on the season, the Denver Nuggets are right in the thick of the playoff race in the Western Conference. They enter Thursday’s action in a statistical tie with the Portland Trail Blazers for the eighth spot.A lot of this has to do with Denver’s young players stepping up during the 2016-17 season. Despite recent injury issues, center Nikola Jokic his playing at a tremendously...
Via Sportsnaut
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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