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Combine that with what we’ve seen in World Cup play, and it is safe to say that Faried and agent Thad Foucher will be pushing the price on Faried’s services. Sporting News checked with multiple league sources to get a read on what, exactly, might happen with Faried’s contract — all agreed that Faried will easily crack the bar of eight figures annually. Before the last few months, one general manager said, Faried might have been, “in the Paul Millsap or Taj Gibson range.” Millsap is slated to make $9.5 million next year, while Gibson will get $8 million. But given what’s happened since March, Faried could be pushing into an, “Al Jefferson kind of deal, maybe more.” Sporting News

Asking around among league sources, it is possible that the two sides will eventually table negotiations on an extension altogether — they have until October 31 to come to an agreement, and if they don’t reach one, Faried will be a restricted free agent next summer. “Unless the Nuggets put up the kind of number Kenneth has in mind, I would probably advise him to wait it out,” one agent said. “There’s risk with that approach, because you don’t know what is going to happen in the organization and what can change, and you can be stuck in restricted free agency, like Monroe is for example. But it is an important contract, obviously, in his life and so he has got to make sure he gets what he is worth. I would not be surprised if the Nuggets want to see him play out a season before they commit that much to him.” Sporting News

That’s the worst-case scenario for Faried, whose qualifying offer would be worth just $3.3 million. The Nuggets could play hardball with him, give him a low offer this fall and simply prepare to deal with his deal next summer — knowing they can match any offer Faried gets on the market. But one thing for sure is that Faried has shown his value, going back to March and into his performance with Team USA this summer. That’s going to pay off, literally. “He definitely earned himself a raise,” the GM said. “Whether it comes now or later, he has boosted his value.” Sporting News

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He even suggested the Nuggets could possibly be a top-four team next season. “People,” Lawson said, “are probably going to sleep on us this year because of what happened last year.” Lawson, heading into his sixth season in Denver, spoke to NBA.com earlier this week from Los Angeles. He believes the Nuggets are deep at every position, are determined to become a good defensive team and he still believes they can sneak up on last season’s playoff teams. NBA.com

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Brian Windhorst: The guy the Cavs are trying to trade for is Tim[ofey] Mozgov from the Denver Nuggets. He played with David [Blatt] with the Russian national team. (...) They have been trying to trade for him for the last six, eight weeks. ESPN Cleveland

August 25, 2014 Updates

Foye, entering his ninth NBA season, said he and Afflalo have spoken on the phone a couple of times since Afflalo was acquired in a draft-day trade with the Orlando Magic. Both players are tireless workers who likely will be among the last players on the court after practice on most days. “We’re excited to have him with the group,” Foye said. “Everybody knows it’s about working hard, sacrificing and understanding what it takes to get to where we want to go. Everything’s all good. We just want to win.” NBA.com

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