TAG: denver nuggets

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 »

GIFs, Latest News / Oct 14, 2014 / 11:00 am

Video: Filthy Derrick Rose Crossover On Ty Lawson

Derrick Rose

The Bulls got blown out 30-19 in the first quarter against the visiting Nuggets last night, but they quickly caught up by halftime and out-scored the vistors by 20 in the second half. Derrick Rose struggled shooting the ball — 1-of-5 from deep — but he still offered another glimpse of his abilities in the open court by crossing up a reaching Ty Lawson on the way to a layup. Read More »

Video / Oct 13, 2014 / 10:30 pm

Watch Nuggets’ Nate Robinson Swish 35-Foot Heave As Shot Clock Expires

Nate Robinson

Nate Robinson (photo. Ricky O’Donnell Vine)

If Nate Robinson isn’t dunking or taking ill-advised jumpers, he’s probably doing something like this. In the Denver Nuggets’ exhibition against the Chicago Bulls tonight, Robinson found himself with the ball approximately 35-feet from the basket as the shot clock was about to expire. Right where he wanted it, basically. Read More »

NBA / Oct 8, 2014 / 10:00 pm

Video: Timofey Mozgov Sends Kevin Durant To The Floor With Two-Handed Block

Timofey Mozgov, Kevin Durant

Perhaps it’s time to change the meaning of “Mozgov’d?” Nah. But Timofey Mozgov will make a positive name for himself this season should he makes sick blocks like this one on Kevin Durant a routine development. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Oct 7, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Video: Julius Randle Posterizes Jusuf Nurkic

Jusuf Nurkic, Julius Randle

Seven-foot Nuggets rookie, Jusuf Nurkic, played professionally in Bosnia before coming over to the States to try his hand at the NBA level. Julius Randle was the No. 7 pick for the Lakers after he led Kentucky to the NCAA title game as a freshman. When the two players from opposite sides of the basketball spectrum met at the rim last night in preseason action, one of them had to give. You can probably guess which one. Read More »

GIFs / Oct 7, 2014 / 11:00 am

GIF: Watch The Rim Deny Timofey Mozgov

Timofey Mozgov

Man, we hated to see this last night during the Nuggets-Lakers preseason game. After a nice scoop pass from Ty Lawson, Timofey Mozgov had a clear lane for the dunk. Except, the front of the rim rejected his dunk attempt as Lawson and thousands of Nuggets fans watching on TV cringed. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Oct 7, 2014 / 12:00 am

Video: Vintage Kobe Bryant Fadeaway & No-Look Dime

Arron Afflalo, Kobe Bryant

The fourth quarter has already started between the Lakers and Nuggets in their preseason battle at Staples Center tonight, but it’s apparent Kobe Bryant is in the form Laker fans expect from their returning Prodigal Son. Watch Mamba hit a picture-perfect fadeaway on Arron Afflalo and dish a wily dime in the lane to Jordan Hill for the dunk. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 6, 2014 / 9:30 am

Report: Faried Signs 5-Year, $60 Millon Extension, But It Doesn’t Work Under CBA?

Kenneth Faried, Blake Griffin

After an exciting summer that saw Nuggets PF Kenneth Faried earn All-Tournament honors as Team USA captured the gold at the 2014 FIBA World Cup, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reports the Nuggets have signed the 24-year-old to a five-year, $60 million extension. Except, under the league’s current collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the fifth year of the extension requires a 7.5 percent raise from his rookie-scale deal. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, GIFs, NBA, Video Games / Oct 2, 2014 / 6:00 pm

Dime Q&A: Kenneth Faried On His Extension, Team USA & The “Manimal” Wrestling

Kenneth Faried

After a busy summer that saw him named to the FIBA World Cup All-Tournament team, Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried hasn’t had much time to play video games. When we spoke with him earlier this week he was about to crack open his copy of Destiny, the Activision odyssey that — for Faried — hopefully lets him shoot some people like Call of Duty, another favorite for a player who showed he deserves to be mentioned with the game’s elite. Read More »