TAG: Brian Shaw

GIFs, NBA / Dec 27, 2014 / 1:15 pm

GIF: Manimal Coast-To-Coast Euro-Step During Franchise-First 26 Points & 25 Boards

Kenneth Faried

Never before has a Denver Nuggets player scored 26 points and ripped 25 boards in the same game. Kenneth Faried, saying after the game, “My back wasn’t tight. I felt loose and limber, like I was playing back at USA Basketball,” didn’t get a single call played for him on the night, but his incessant grit on the glass led to those numbers as he helped a sometimes withdrawn Nuggets team to a 106-102 win against the visiting ‘Wolves. No play summed up Faried’s purposefulness and unique athleticism more than a coast-to-coast jaunt that ended with a deft euro-step for the lay-in. Read More »

NBA / Oct 18, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Dime Q&A: Fully Healthy, Wilson Chandler Wants Playoffs & Sixth Man Award

Wilson Chandler

The effects of serious injuries on professional athletes are rippling. Weakness or surgery inevitably means time away from training, practice, and games that often lets related parts of the body atrophy. But when players begin rehabilitation or even return to the playing field, it’s easy to concentrate solely on the specific injury as opposed to connected areas that were also affected by trauma related to it or simply a period of rest to which they’re unaccustomed. Health maladies are rarely a one-off. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 17, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Nuggets Want To Manage Difficult Feat Of Fast Offense, Stingy Defense

Brian Shaw

Brian Shaw was going to change the Denver Nuggets. Considered a sideshow by the NBA right under predecessor George Karl for their breakneck pace, small-ball lineups, and general aversion to halfcourt play on either end of the floor, the Nuggets under Shaw were to utilize stringent offensive and defensive principles to finally rid themselves of first round playoff failure. Triangle offense, traditional big men, and fewer possessions were all buzzwords of Denver training camp last fall. Read More »

NBA / Aug 29, 2014 / 10:30 am

Ty Lawson Believes “People Are Probably Going To Sleep On” The Nuggets

Ty Lawson

After 57 wins and home-court advantage in the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs, the Denver Nuggets lost Andre Iguodala to Golden State, let Coach of the Year, George Karl walk, and lost star GM Masai Ujiri to Toronto. Last season they won only 36 games under rookie head coach Brian Shaw, a big step back after so positive a 2012-13 campaign. Speedy point guard Ty Lawson believes that’s why they’ll come in under the radar next year. Read More »

NBA / Jun 12, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Road To Recovery: Nuggets Forward Danilo Gallinari

Danilo Gallinari

Maybe you forgot about them, or simply blocked their injury from your mind — convinced they were never on your team anyway. Perhaps you’ve eagerly awaited updates about their return to the hardwood, but we doubt it. When an NBA player goes down with a serious injury most fans figure he’ll never return to form, or he’ll be out of the league soon. We’re not most fans. Welcome to the first edition of the “Road to Recovery,” where we spotlight those players working their butts off to return to the court. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Mar 21, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Andre Miller Says He Was “Made Out” As “The Villain” After Departing Denver

Andre Miller

When grizzled veteran Andre Miller was dealt to the Washington Wizards as part of a three-team trade last month it was in large part because of a falling out between the Nuggets, specifically coach Brian Shaw, and Miller after a post-game tirade in the locker-room. But as Miller tells Marc J. Spears at Yahoo Sports, he was “made out to be the bad guy, the villain…” Read More »

NBA, Smack / Feb 11, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Brian Shaw Calls Paul George “The Best Two-Way Player In The Game”

LeBron James, Paul George

We’ve spent a lot of time breaking down the two-man race for MVP between LeBron James and Kevin Durant. But Nuggets coach Brian Shaw thinks it’s Paul George who is the best two-way player in the game. Read More »

Smack / Jan 16, 2014 / 2:10 pm

Evan Fournier Escapes Guard Dogs After Almost Getting Locked Out On Coach Brian Shaw’s Patio

Brian Shaw, Jordan Hamilton, Darrell Arthur, Evan Fournier, Timofey Mozgov

The daily grind of the NBA can be pretty tough on the younger players. They’re unused to the slapdash lifestyle of traveling, playing, practicing and then traveling again. Earlier this week, Nuggets second year guard Evan Fournier felt under the weather before embarking on a team-building BBQ at coach Brian Shaw‘s house in Oakland during their road trip. After grubbing a lot of food to replenish his weakened body, Fournier fell asleep on Shaw’s back patio. If it hadn’t been for Shaw’s intuitive decision to make a second check of the house before locking up, Fournier might have been locked out on his patio with no cell service and a salivating guard dog ready to attack. Read More »

NBA / Nov 5, 2013 / 4:15 pm

The 20 Best Small-Ball Lineups In The NBA

Carmelo Anthony

Just a short year ago, we were blessed to watch the USA Men’s basketball team storm into London and pick apart each opponent with a variety of different tactics that emphasized speed and transition defense. Those lineups, at times, were sorely lacking in the height department. We would occasionally find the 6-8 Carmelo Anthony at the center position where he would rebound and “attempt” to guard opposing centers. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Oct 28, 2013 / 3:30 pm

Pepsi MAX & Kyrie Irving Present: Uncle Drew Chapter 3

Uncle Drew

Uncle Drew is finally back. Revealed today, Pepsi MAX & Kyrie Irving Present: Uncle Drew Chapter 3, the latest installment in what is quickly becoming one of the most iconic marketing campaigns ever. This year features the introduction of two new characters to the team: Nate Robinson (“Lights”) and Maya Moore (“Betty Lou”). Read More »