On Wednesday night, the Nuggets open what figures to be a season-long exercise in learning. It’s an admittedly weird place for the team to be in, because they’re less than three years removed from a Western Conference finals appearance and still have several established veterans playing valuable...
October 28 2015, 12:15 PM
If the two-week, post-NBA Draft frenzy of free agency signings and soap-operatic drama made barely a blip on local fans' radars, it's probably because the Nuggets have mostly sat this one out.
No one expected the Nuggets to be big spenders in this annual game of hoopster roulette; no...
July 14 2015, 9:35 AM
If they play this summer right, the Nuggets shouldn't be looking up at the rest of the NBA for long.
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If you made a drinking game out of Thursday's NBA Draft by taking a sip every time someone on the ESPN crew said “wingspan” or “upside,” you are reading this with a wicked hangover.
The five-hour telecast ushered in the league’s lastest era of future stars, busts, and what's-his-names. Now we...
June 26 2015, 12:40 PM
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First, the good news: Mike Malone, the newly hired coach of the Denver Nuggets, was voted the top assistant in the league by NBA general managers in 2012 after he helped instill a defensive mentality into a moribund Golden State Warriors franchise. The Warriors' commitment to D complimented their...
June 19 2015, 9:00 AM
Might be time to get used to seeing Faried and others in different colors.
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Brian Shaw is the definition of old school. The Nuggets' now former head coach was a gritty role player on three NBA champions and another Finalist. He moved to the bench after he retired and became a top assistant on some great teams in Los Angeles and Indiana.
He finally landed the Nuggets job...
March 3 2015, 10:51 AM
In the late-1980s, I attended Grinnell College in central Iowa. The school was (and remains) wildly liberal, sometimes inexcusably so: During the 1988 presidential primaries, Grinnell students aggressively booed Republican candidate Jack Kemp before he could utter a word and heckled him throughout...
April 29 2014, 4:30 PM
Amid an unexpectedly humbling summer for the Nuggets and their fans, this week we finally got something a little more majestic. ESPN Magazine's annual Body Issue arrived with shots of an unclad and Adonisian Kenneth Faried soaring through the air in a kinetic pose familiar to the Pepsi Center...
July 10 2013, 10:40 AM