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Nuggets guard Barton out for ‘foreseeable future’

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The already-depleted Denver Nuggets will be without starting guard Will Barton for “the foreseeable future,” according to head coach Michael Malone. Barton suffered a right hamstring strain early in Friday night’s 118-97 loss to the Golden State Warriors in San Francisco. The veteran guard pulled up awkwardly after driving to......

Report: Nuggets, Austin Rivers Nearing Contract Agreement

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Nearly three weeks after being waived by the Thunder following a trade from Knicks, veteran point guard Austin Rivers is reportedly close to reaching an agreement with the Nuggets, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. Rivers, 28, was dealt to Oklahoma City at the trade deadline in a three-team......

Does Jamal Murray’s Injury End the Nuggets’ Title Hopes?

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SI – For more and to sign up click here SI Staff The Nuggets lost star Jamal Murray for the remainder of the season after a torn ACL in Monday’s loss to the Warriors. Murray exploded in the playoffs last season and was behind the Nuggets’ historic postseason run in......

Nuggets’ Murray has torn ACL, out indefinitely

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Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray has been diagnosed with a torn anterior cruciate ligament of the left knee and will be out indefinitely, the team announced Tuesday. Murray suffered what appeared to be a noncontact injury during the Nuggets’ 116-107 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Monday night. He......

Report: Nuggets Awaiting Results of Murray’s MRI After Knee Injury

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The Nuggets are awaiting an update to their star guard Jamal Murray, who underwent an MRI early Tuesday morning to evaluate the severity of his left knee injury, according to the Denver Post‘s Mike Singer. Murray went down in immediate pain after injuring his knee on a drive to the......

Nuggets won’t let one bizarre loss mask their status as legit contenders in the West

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8:55 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN Late in the third quarter of Sunday afternoon’s game between the Denver Nuggets and Boston Celtics, things were going according to plan for the NBA’s hottest team. Denver, which had won eight straight since acquiring Aaron Gordon at the NBA’s trade deadline last month, led......

Sources: Magic trading Gordon to Nuggets

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The Orlando Magic and Denver Nuggets have agreed on a deal to send forward Aaron Gordon to Denver, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Thursday. In exchange, veteran shooting guard Gary Harris, rookie R.J. Hampton and Denver’s protected 2025 first-round pick will go to the Magic, according to sources. Orlando......

Does Aaron Gordon Unlock the Nuggets’ Potential?

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Aaron Gordon is headed to the Nuggets. Denver acquired the should-be Slam Dunk champ Thursday in exchange for Gary Harris, RJ Hampton, and a protected first-round pick, according to ESPN. Gordon, 25, is averaging 14.6 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 4.2 assists per game for the Magic this season, while shooting......

Report: Nuggets Acquire Aaron Gordon in Trade With Magic

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Michael Shapiro The Nuggets will acquire forward Aaron Gordon in a trade with the Magic, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Guards Gary Harris and R.J. Hampton will head to Orlando in the deal along with a protected 2025 first-round pick, Wojnarowski reports. Gordon,......

Nuggets’ Malone Pays Tribute to Boulder Shooting Victims

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Madeline Coleman Nuggets coach Michael Malone took a moment to pay a powerful and emotional tribute to the Boulder shooting victims, marking his second news conference in three seasons dedicated to a Colorado shooting.  “It seems like we’ve been here......

Nuggets’ Morris commits to play for Nigeria

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Denver Nuggets guard Monte Morris has joined the Brooklyn Nets‘ Spencer Dinwiddie in committing to playing for Nigeria internationally as a naturalized player, head coach Mike Brown has confirmed to ESPN. Multiple reports in local media emerged on Friday that Morris would be playing for the African nation at the......

Trae Young’s 35 points, 15 assists lift Hawks over Nuggets

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Trae Young scored 35 points and Clint Capela added 22 as the Atlanta Hawks defeated the visiting Denver Nuggets 123-115 on Sunday. Atlanta has won two of its last three games, while Denver has lost three of its last four. Young was 10-for-19 from the floor, including four 3-pointers, and......

Nuggets’ Murray 1st ever to drop 50 with no FTAs

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CLEVELAND — Denver Nuggets point guard Jamal Murray became the first player in NBA history to score 50 points without attempting a free throw in Friday night’s 120-103 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Murray didn’t need any freebies to set a new regular-season career high, making 21 of 25 shots......

Nuggets’ Murray gets tossed after groin shot

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DALLAS — Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray was ejected after what appeared to be an intentional shot to the groin area of the Dallas Mavericks‘ Tim Hardaway Jr. in the second half of their game Monday night. Murray stumbled backward after the pair collided as Denver was setting up on......

Doc’s short-handed Sixers no match for Nuggets

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As the Philadelphia 76ers prepared to take on the Denver Nuggets Saturday afternoon with seven healthy players, coach Doc Rivers said he believed the NBA should have postponed the game. “I don’t think we should [play], but it’s not for me to express that,” Rivers said, when asked whether he......

Sources: Nuggets’ MPJ (protocol) out indefinitely

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Denver Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. will remain in the NBA’s health and safety protocol for an indefinite period and continue to be tested daily for the coronavirus, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. 1 Related Porter, 22, has been in the protocol since last Thursday as a result of contract......

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