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Danilo Gallinari said that he wants to play in the NBA for 10 more years and then he wants to return to Olimpia Milano. “I want to play in NBA till I will be 35” said Gallinari as reported by ANSA. “My goal is to play 16-17 seasons in the NBA. Then I will return to Olimpia Milano. I can play just with Olimpia Milano’s jersey. There are no other teams for me” added il Gallo. Sportando

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Ultimately, the team's 36-46 record wasn't close to what he wanted it to be. It was a 21-win slide from a season ago. Shaw said it's fair to hold his feet to the fire and expect more next season. "Criticism, I can take it," Shaw said. "That's nothing. I've been subjected to that at the highest levels. My expectations are higher than anybody's. So when I say I'm on the clock, and if I can't get it done, it should be on to the next one to try to find somebody that can get it done. "I believe, if we're healthy, with the guys that we have, that I can get it done. And I'm not just saying that for lip service. I believe that. So I stand behind that 100 percent." Denver Post

Brian Shaw on Player management: "Middle of the pack. If you would ask the players, I think they all genuinely like me. They probably would all say he would be one of the coolest coaches we played for. But with that being said, I also feel like that was taken advantage of at times. Because I'm laid back by nature and I try to leave a lot of things up to them to decide for themselves, and I need to be more directive when it comes to that. Obviously I feel that I was always open to communicate with them — I kept it real with them. But there were instances where the players felt like ... like the Andre Miller situation. He didn't feel like he was communicated with. Denver Post

"I wasn't aware that he had a streak of never gotten a DNP (did not play) before. I should have been more aware of that. I don't know if it would have changed anything. So there were instances where I clashed with guys. But I thought it was important that I got the way I wanted to do things established, got that foundation laid. So I stuck to my line. Some of it was good, some of it was not." Denver Post

April 18, 2014 Updates

If there was any doubt as to which side of the Kenneth Faried fence Nuggets coach Brian Shaw currently sits, there isn’t any more. “I definitely want to have him back,” Shaw said. “And expect to have him back.” Denver Post

Gallinari will bounce back and forth between Denver and Italy most of the summer. He's not sure whether he will practice with the Italian national team. Doctors would like him to do that to help him prepare for Denver's training camp. "When we talk about the schedule, I'll be ready for training camp," Gallinari said. "By the end of May, I'll be able to do most of the activities that I can possibly do. So in the summer I'll be able to practice a little bit with the national team just to get a feel." Denver Post

April 16, 2014 Updates

In this Clippers game against the Nuggets, Chris Paul pulled a herky-jerky baseline move that just left Evan Fournier pondering exactly where his man was. He was possibly also pondering existential questions like “What is basketball?” and “What does it really mean to ‘guard’ someone?” but that’s just conjecture on my part. For The Win

April 13, 2014 Updates

Gallinari was not available for Saturday night's game, but it was an important step for him just to be there — to be on the bench with his teammates. He hadn't been there all season, rehabbing and getting additional surgery on a torn ACL. He is not going to play in either of the last two games. Gallo just wanted to be there. "He asked if he could do that," said coach Brian Shaw. "Being injured, you're on the team, but you don't really feel like you've really been part of the team — not going through the practices and some of the same things that the other guys have had to endure and go through. Denver Post

Orlando Magic fans have kept a close eye on the Knicks' performance throughout the 2013/14 season, and for good reason: as a result of the Dwight Howard trade in August 2012, the Magic will receive a first-round Draft choice in 2014 from either the Knicks or the Denver Nuggets, whichever selection is less favorable. Around OPP, we've termed that selection the WoNK pick. In conjunction with Orlando's own first-rounder, which will likely land among the top seven, the WoNK gives the Magic another asset as they look to rebuild. Orlandoinstripedpost.com

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Mozgov ended with 23 points and 29 boards in Nuggets’ victory over Golden State. But TV showed that Mozgov had 93 points. Sportando

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Brian Shaw? The fellow former Laker would certainly be a strong candidate but is in his first season as head coach of the Denver Nuggets. Kurt Rambis, the former Minnesota Timberwolves coach, current Lakers assistant and Jackson protégé? Who knows. Former Memphis Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins? Perhaps. USA Today Sports

April 8, 2014 Updates

Faried had been agitating for an increased role in Denver’s offense since Brian Shaw took over as coach, but his chance didn’t really come until Ty Lawson went down with ankle and foot issues just before the All-Star break. Shaw told the team it would need to find other sources of scoring, and Faried volunteered that this might be the perfect time to lean on his post-up game. The results have been, frankly, kind of stunning, and present the Nuggets with a dilemma they likely didn’t expect six months ago, when they asked a targeted handful of teams whether they might be interested in acquiring Faried in exchange for a 2014 first-round pick or quality wing player on a rookie deal, per sources around the league. Grantland

Denver was willing to trade Faried in part because it feared he would demand an eight-figure salary in free agency, and perhaps even draw an offer sheet from another team carrying that kind of payday. (Faried is eligible for an extension after this season, and if he and the Nuggets can’t agree on one before October 31, he will become a restricted free agent after next season.) That’s too much for a below-average defender who can’t shoot or get buckets in the half-court, especially under Shaw, who prizes well-rounded bigs. Grantland

April 7, 2014 Updates

Faried said he's not worried about any of that. But he's also not sure if he'll be around at the start of next season. "I don't know, honestly," Faried said. "I just don't know. It's the NBA. You can't be too secure anywhere. I thought Nene was going to be a Nugget for the rest of his life, and he just got traded out of nowhere. That was the first big trade I ever saw in my life, and it baffled me because he was a great player here and he was here a long time. He finally bought his house out here and the next thing you know he was gone. You can never be too secure." Denver Post

April 6, 2014 Updates

If that's the route they want to go, the Nuggets can figure out the finances and broach the subject of extension talks with Faried's agent after the July moratorium this summer. Faried said he's not worried about any of that. But he's also not sure if he'll be around at the start of next season. "I don't know, honestly," Faried said. "I just don't know. It's the NBA. You can't be too secure anywhere. I thought Nene was going to be a Nugget for the rest of his life, and he just got traded out of nowhere. That was the first big trade I ever saw in my life, and it baffled me because he was a great player here and he was here a long time. He finally bought his house out here and the next thing you know he was gone. You can never be too secure." Denver Post

April 5, 2014 Updates

Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson was held out of the Nuggets starting lineup Friday at Memphis after the point guard missed a morning breakfast meeting. "Things happen," coach Brian Shaw said. "Guys are late from time to time, and they miss things from time to time. It's not the first time that this happened with our team. It's the first time with him this season, but that's been my standard for when guys miss something like that. "Quincy Miller missed something earlier in the year when he was starting, and he didn't end up starting that particular night." Denver Post

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