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March 3, 2015 Updates

The Denver Nuggets have relieved Brian Shaw of his head coaching duties, General Manager and Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly announced today. Additionally, Melvin Hunt has been named interim head coach for the remainder of the season. NBA.com

The Nuggets, mired in a 10-game home losing streak, broke a huddle coming out of a timeout in Friday's home loss to the Utah Jazz with a chant of "1-2-3 ... Six weeks!" Shaw denied that the team was referring to the end of the season, which is about six weeks away, and said it actually referred to the last time Denver won a home game. "The comment that the players made when they got together and said '1, 2, 3, six weeks!' was the players saying 'This is the end of the six weeks, we're going to get a win tonight on our home court and break the six-week losing spell on our home court.' Not six weeks that it's the end of the season," Shaw said. ESPN.com

March 2, 2015 Updates

Lawson was averaging a career-high 36.5 minutes per game going into Sunday's contest against New Orleans. Shaw said it wouldn't be difficult to break the news of a court time reduction. "You just do it," he said. "I've already talked to the team in terms of letting them know that I'm going to take a look at some of the other guys and that their minutes would be decreasing," Shaw said. "So I don't think that there's an issue with that. I'm just trying to get them in the minutes that they are out there, to play as hard as they can." Denver Post

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Yes, there is an obvious reason to feel sympathy for Faried. If Shaw has put the brakes on Denver's fast-break attack, then the Manimal's ability to get out in the transition has been negated, while the lack of refinement in his offensive skills is exposed. "The expectation level with Kenneth was never as a go-to guy. He was never a guy we expected to be able to throw the ball into and say: 'Go get us 20 points every night.' ... It's probably unfair for people to expect that," Shaw said. "But the other things — the rebounding, the running the floor and the energy — that's what people expect. And that's been a little bit inconsistent." Denver Post

In a season that began full of the optimism, nothing has gone right for the Nuggets, and everything has gone wrong for Faried, whose new $50 million contract looks like a waste of money. "Any time that you're struggling, you have to go back to the lab and you have to work harder," Nuggets coach Brian Shaw said. "You have to get in the gym and do the things that got you to this point. That's something he's going to have to look at and say: 'Am I doing it?' " Denver Post

If you think all this talk of Nurkic borders on hyperbole, then you should take a look at this play from Wednesday night's game vs. the Phoenix Suns at Pepsi Center. With 7:00 remaining in the third quarter, Nurkic sent the defending Markieff Morris to the floor on a post-up (or maybe Morris sent himself to the floor). Nurkic scored fairly easily and happened to catch the ball on its way through the rim. So, naturally, he decided to hand the ball right to Morris while he was still on the ground. Yahoo! Sports

February 24, 2015 Updates
 

THE TOP 50 PLAYERS IN NUGGETS HISTORY

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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