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June 30, 2014 Updates

Early signs are pointing toward Afflalo opting out of the contract, particularly if he has a season close to what he did in Orlando this past season with averages of 18.2 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.4 assists. "It's probably something that I always anticipated, even beyond when I first signed this deal with Denver," Afflalo told The Denver Post. "I knew my game, I knew my maturity, I knew I would grow as a player. And I wanted to have that option as I got older and I progressed as a player. So hopefully I'll out-perform my contract and put myself in a better situation. That was my intent from the beginning, even before this year, was to play out the four years and progress as a player." Denver Post

Also, while the Nuggets' intention is to keep Afflalo for the duration of the 2014-15 season, they didn't immediately tell him he wouldn't be moved on in a future deal. His name had popped up publicly in connection to a potential deal to bring disgruntled Minnesota star Kevin Love to the Nuggets. Afflalo said he wouldn't worry about that. "That's part of the business," he told The Post. "If that happens, you remain professional and you move on. But I operate under what is, not what if and as of right now I feel like a Nugget again. If things change, they change. So, my mindset is simply shifted to what is." Denver Post

June 29, 2014 Updates

Tony Jones: Former Utah and Colorado Buffs guard Carlon Brown will play summer league for the Denver Nuggets, NBA source tells the Salt Lake Tribune Twitter @Tjonessltrib

Towson's Jerrelle Benimon wasn't picked in the 2014 NBA Draft last week, but he'll play in its Summer League. The school announced over the weekend that Benimon is going to play with the Miami Heat, which plays in the Summer League in Orlando (July 5-11). He'll then play with the Denver Nuggets, who play in the July 11-21 Summer League in Las Vegas. csnbaltimore.com

June 27, 2014 Updates

Denver Nuggets draft picks Gary Harris and Jusuf Nurkic will start their NBA careers with the jersey numbers they wore for their previous teams. Harris, the 19th overall pick in Thursday night’s NBA Draft, will wear No. 14, which he donned during his two seasons at Michigan State. Joey Graham most recently wore that number for the Nuggets in 2009-10. Robert Pack and Michael Adams are other notable Nuggets to have jersey No. 14. NBA.com

June 26, 2014 Updates


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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