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November 16, 2014 Updates

Kiz: I've done interviews with NBA coaches for 30 years. And I've never heard a coach talk so frankly about the possibility of his dismissal so early in a season, as Shaw did when he told me his "head is the one that's going to be on the guillotine" if the Nuggets don't improve quickly. There's no way Kroenke likes the idea of firing Shaw without giving a fair amount of time for a new coach's system to succeed. But here are the key questions: Do the players have this coach's back? Do they trust him? I'm not sure Shaw and forward Kenneth Faried can coexist in the long run. Denver Post

November 14, 2014 Updates

Nuggets rookie shooting guard Gary Harris will suit up for the first time this season Friday night, and for him there couldn't be a better place to potentially make his debut. Harris is a native of Indiana, from a town called Fishers, which is about 30 minutes northeast of Indianapolis. He'll have a number of family and friends in the crowd at Banker's Life Arena on Friday night when the Nuggets face the Indiana Pacers. How many? "I'm not even sure," Harris said, smiling, after shootaround Friday morning. "My phone's still blowing up right now." Denver Post

November 13, 2014 Updates

Chris Dempsey: Afflalo on the state of the team: "Talent-wise we’re fine. But it’s been proven year-in & year-out that talent isn’t the end-all, be-all." "You have to have some cohesiveness, you have to have game plans that work with the group that’s on the floor and hopefully we can get that all together.” Twitter @dempseypost

"I started a different group in the second half," said Shaw. "A group that I thought was gonna at least fight and go out fighting, regardless of what happened. So, we go from a 45 point second quarter to a 46 point second half that we gave up. We almost gave up as many points in that second quarter as we did in the whole second half. "So I commend the guys: Ty, Alonzo Gee, Wilson, D.A., and J.J. - who started the third quarter and didn't give up, kept fighting, and showed what a little bit of effort can do," Shaw continued. "There's nothing else that needs to be said other than the guys who give that kind of effort will be rewarded by being on the floor and playing." denverstiffs.com

November 11, 2014 Updates
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Faried flopped to the ground, and the two had to be separated by teammates. In his post game press conference, Coach Stotts said he didn’t know if the play was dirty or not, but understood why his point guard was upset. “That was a tough screen. I just quickly saw the replay, so I'm not sure if it was a dirty play. I just know that you can't set a blind screen. You know, he was setting a screen, Steve didn't see it coming, so I think it had more of an effect than maybe the intent.” CSNNW.com

November 9, 2014 Updates

"I tweaked it pretty bad," he said. "But I continued to duke it out during that game. I think it's just from going so hard and pushing the (left) leg to get so strong that this (right) hamstring is kind of weak. So I've got to get with (Nuggets strength and conditioning coach Steve) Hess and get this leg stronger." Robinson did not believe that he would miss Denver's game Sunday at Portland, though that remains to be seen. "I'm just going to ice it," Robinson said. "I'll be ready for next game. Whatever it takes, I don't have time to sit out." Denver Post

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The only official piece of business left out there is the matter of picking up the team option for next season on center Timofey Mozgov's contract. That can be done at any time until June 29. The deadline date of many of those, however, are individually negotiated. In any case, the Nuggets are expected to pick up the team option on Mozgov's contract, which will pay him nearly $5 million next season, the final year of his current contract. He would then be a restricted free agent in the summer of 2016. Denver Post



Carmelo Anthony is way up there, but can't beat two legends from the run-and-gun teams of the 80's.


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