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January 23, 2015 Updates
January 22, 2015 Updates

The Brooklyn Nets recently tried, unsuccessfully, to deal center Brook Lopez, which led to the franchise putting the brakes on the whole trading him concept in total. But when those wheels get back turning again — and they will — there will be no shortage of suitors, and the Nuggets are expected to be among them. They’ve already made one run at it, but were rebuffed along with everyone else by the Nets in favor of negotiations with Oklahoma City, and those talks got intense before breaking down. But there remains plenty of time before the Feb. 19 trade deadline, and the Nuggets have a lot to offer if they want to gamble. The question is how much to put on the table to entice Brooklyn to get into serious talks. There are inherent risks: Lopez has a player option after this season, so there would have to be some sort of assurances from his representation that he wouldn’t just walk and leave the Nuggets lighter on assets and out one big-time center at year’s end. Denver Post

Chris Dempsey: #Nuggets F Danilo Gallinari will be available to play on Friday vs. Boston. He last played on Dec. 20 before suffering a torn meniscus Twitter @dempseypost

January 21, 2015 Updates
January 20, 2015 Updates

The Denver Nuggets have assigned rookie guard Erick Green to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League, General Manager and Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly announced today. NBA.com

January 19, 2015 Updates

Danilo Gallinari says he is close to playing again, aiming for a return in Friday's home game against Boston. The veteran forward has missed 13 games because of torn meniscus in his right knee; he hasn't played since before Christmas. But he has made progress and is the next player on track to return to the Nuggets' lineup. Denver Post

It wasn't long after the start of Brian Shaw's postgame news conference following the Nuggets' loss to Minnesota on Saturday night that Denver's coach pointed a finger of blame at himself. "I'll take some of the grief for trying to work Randy Foye back into the lineup and figure out when and who to play Jameer (Nelson) with as well," Shaw said. "I probably threw everybody off a little bit in terms of the rotational minutes that they had been playing, just trying to figure that out." Denver Post

That’s why Randy Foye’s return on Saturday night after missing 26 straight games with a quad injury was the perfect time for one of the oldest tricks in NBA players’ books: The Fake Substitution. Randy, you have the floor. “Gallo said ‘Randy! Coach called you.’ So I took off running,” Foye said, a grin rising on his face. “Then coach looked at me when I ran up. He was like ‘What are you doing?’ I said, ‘You didn’t call me?’ And then I ran back to the bench and I looked and everybody was in tears (laughing).” Classic. “They got me,” Foye said. “I’m usually the prankster on the team." Denver Post

January 16, 2015 Updates

Nate Robinson: My time as a nugget was awesome.. I wanna thank all the fans & my teammates for welcoming me with open arms ... I wanna thanks the Organization for having faith in my game.. Thanks to coach shaw as well for sticking with me through the tough times ... Again it was nothing but fun here in Denver .. Thanks for having me Denver will miss u guys with all I got ... #nuggetnation .. Instagram

January 15, 2015 Updates

Jusuf Nurkic's dad is a policeman in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina. One day a Bosnian sports agent Enes Trnovcevic was reading a newspaper where he read: "Bosnian policeman, Hariz Nurkic has beaten 14 people in a fight." He knew what to do instantly! Next day he went to Tuzla and met with Nurkic's father. The only thing he asked him was: "Do you have a son?" Jusuf Nurkic was at that time a 14 years old boy and never trained basketball. Enes Trnovcevic took him to Slovenia and gave him an opportunity he accepted and used. SB Nation

Jusuf has confirmed at least the gist of the story, and I'm inclined to believe the part about beating up 14 guys because if I say I don't believe it, I might get beat up, too. SB Nation

Portland is among a bevy of teams that covet Chandler. The Trail Blazers are in need of punch coming off of the bench, and Chandler would nicely fit that bill. The L.A. Clippers are also very interested in Chandler. Denver Post

Nuggets rookie center Jusuf Nurkic has played so well of late that USA Today broached the subject of him possibly playing himself into rookie of the year conversation. So, then, that subject was broached with Shaw. "I do think if he finishes the rest of the season the way he has been playing, and improve, he has as good chance as anybody else," Shaw said. Boulder Daily Camera

January 14, 2015 Updates

Portland is among a bevy of teams that covet Chandler. The Trail Blazers are in need of punch coming off of the bench, and Chandler would nicely fit that bill. The Denver Post

 

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