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December 12, 2014 Updates

And unlike his brash talking as a 17-year-old senior, Bryant did not share this standard with teammates. “Kobe never spoke of trying to surpass this guy or that guy. He just worked every day,” said Nuggets coach Brian Shaw, Bryant’s former teammate and assistant coach. “It’s not an accident he’s as good as he is. It didn’t just happen. He put in the time.” Now that he has, Bryant believes he has achieved something besides adding fuel to the comparisons with Jordan. Bryant carved his own identity. “We’ve had different career paths,” Bryant said. “But I feel a great sense of accomplishment having to carry on the two-guard legacy from Jerry to Michael to myself.” Los Angeles Daily News

For those who haven’t filled out their NBA All-Star ballots yet, according to this compelling argument from teammate Timofey Mozgov, Ty Lawson definitely deserves a vote. Mozgov released this video with a simple plea: “He’s a good dude, you’ve got to vote for him … and again have a good day and don’t drink and drive.” For The Win

December 11, 2014 Updates

For those who haven’t filled out their NBA All-Star ballots yet, according to this compelling argument from teammate Timofey Mozgov, Ty Lawson definitely deserves a vote. Mozgov released this video with a simple plea: “He’s a good dude, you’ve got to vote for him … and again have a good day and don’t drink and drive.” For The Win

The influence is obvious. Watch Bryant operate from the low post or on the baseline, then imagine those moves being done in a red-and-black No. 23 jersey instead of his purple-and-gold No. 24. There's a presence, a competitive fire that defines each legend. Jordan's tongue-wagging has been replaced by Bryant's jutting chin and jersey-gnawing. "I think Kobe Bryant studied MJ, to be honest," Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson said. "The way he moves, even after he won his fifth championship he did the same celebration that MJ did (pumping his fist and rallying the home crowd). ... I think he models most of the things he does after Jordan." USA Today Sports

December 10, 2014 Updates

Joseph Goodman: Kenneth Faried appears to be a go tonight for Jazz-Heat. Utah w/out Gallinari, Nate Robinson and JaVale McGee. McBob questioned for Heat. Twitter @JoeGoodmanJr

The Houston thing has been well publicized, but you told Haberstroh that a few other teams — the Lakers, Suns, and Nuggets — expressed some interest in you during free agency. Did any of those situations interest you? Chris Bosh: It was just interesting to be wanted, after all that time of bashing, bashing, bashing. You kind of bask in it just a little bit. Like, Hey, I’m still valuable. I can still play this game. Grantland

December 9, 2014 Updates

Forward Kenneth Faried did not play again Monday night at Toronto, still dealing with a low back strain he says he suffered in practice Saturday. Shaw said he's not certain when Faried will be available to play. Denver Post

December 8, 2014 Updates

Do the Nuggets need help at reserve point guard? Maybe so, Nuggets coach Brian Shaw said on Monday. "Especially with Nate (Robinson) out and Randy (Foye) out, we don't have another guy to get us into our offense and run things for us," Shaw said. "So, that's something as an organization that we're going to have to think about - having another point guard or adding another point guard or something to our roster where, because if anything happens to Ty (Lawson), we're in trouble. It's as simple as that." Denver Post

December 7, 2014 Updates
December 6, 2014 Updates

The most frustrating part of it all for Nuggets center JaVale McGee is the lingering pain. The pain from his tibia surgery this year refuses to go away, and it's impacting his ability to have an impact on the court. "It's definitely frustrating," McGee said. "Because I know the player that I am. And especially in this system, I know what I can do off being 100 percent. So it's definitely frustrating playing at 85 or 90 percent, when I could be playing at 100." Denver Post

December 2, 2014 Updates

Kenneth Faried knew the question before it had been fully asked. His answer cut off the query before its conclusion. Kenneth, how do you feel about your seas ... "Awful," he said. Awful? "Awful." Denver Post

How did y'all turn things around? It looked pretty bleak there the first couple of weeks. Ty Lawson: It started bad at first. We cleaned up a lot of things. Everybody has their role. Coach made everybody's role defined. At first, everybody was trying to go out there and be a 30-point scorer, and be searching for the ball. He defined everybody's role. And we all bought in at the defensive end ... now we're making sure that players aren't getting into the paint, and they're not getting a lot of paint points. NBA.com

How was BShaw in terms of both listening to the players and making adjustments after that tough start? Ty Lawson: He was great. We definitely had a couple of talks, needed talks about everything that was going on here. And he definitely changed up what he wanted to do at first, and he was definitely receptive. He's definitely a player's coach. You can go and talk to him about anything, I feel like. NBA.com

November 29, 2014 Updates
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