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March 29, 2015 Updates

Denver executives have been very happy with the job done by interim coach Melvin Hunt, per sources. And while the Nuggets will conduct a thorough search for a new coach after the season, Hunt’s performance since taking over for Brian Shaw earlier this month will earn him some consideration for the job. Sports Illustrated

March 28, 2015 Updates

The Denver Nuggets have claimed guard Ian Clark off waivers, General Manager and Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly announced today. Clark, 6-3, 180, appeared in 23 games for the Utah Jazz this season, averaging 1.9 points in 7.0 minutes per game. He also played in seven games for Utah’s D-League affiliate the Idaho Stampede, posting averages of 14.0 points and 2.7 assists. Clark, undrafted out of Belmont College in 2013, has appeared in a total of 46 games over two seasons with Utah, averaging 2.4 points in 7.2 minutes. He will not be available for Denver’s game at Portland tonight. NBA.com

The Denver Nuggets claimed guard Ian Clark off waivers, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Utah Jazz waived Clark on Thursday. Clark played in 23 games for the Jazz, averaging 1.9 points in seven minutes a game. He averaged 14 points in seven games for the Jazz’s NBA Development League affiliate in Boise. Clark, 23, was an undrafted free agent out of Belmont College in 2013. Yahoo! Sports

Brian Windhorst: The Nuggets have claimed Ian Clark off waivers from the Jazz. Nuggets need to add players to reach the salary floor Twitter @WindhorstESPN

March 27, 2015 Updates
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March 24, 2015 Updates

Chris Dempsey: Will Barton, in the final year of his contract, says he'd like to stay with the #Nuggets. "No doubt. I would definitely like to stay here. I think we can build something here. We have a lot of good talent, a good organization, coaching staff is good. I can see us building and having a strong future here. We can grow together." #Nuggets Twitter @dempseypost

Nelson has the option to re-set the clock in many ways as his contract next season is a player option. While Nelson likes the situation he finds himself in with the Nuggets, he’s not sure what will happen this summer. “I wouldn’t mind staying here,” Nelson said. “I’m not ready to make that decision just yet. I’ll make that decision with my agency and my family first and foremost when the time comes.” Basketball Insiders

March 23, 2015 Updates

Now, they have something else in common: They're both serving as interim coaches. Borrego was moved into his current role on Feb. 5, while Hunt was moved into his current role on March 3. "My kindred brother," Hunt said when asked about Borrego. "We may just break down and cry and just hug and [sing] kumbaya at halfcourt before the game," Hunt added. "It's a tough situation to be in, but we're both big boys, and we're both embracing it. He's done an incredible job." Orlando Sentinel

March 19, 2015 Updates
March 18, 2015 Updates

At New Orleans, the Nuggets rested Wilson Chandler, Randy Foye and Darrell Arthur, and won in double overtime. On Monday in Memphis, Hunt sat Ty Lawson, Danilo Gallinari and Kenneth Faried in a narrow loss to the Grizzlies. Players weren't happy. Hunt said the decision to sit players came from everyone from the front office to the coaching staff. "Our organization is making that decision," Hunt said. "We're all in concert. We're all in it, we're all consulted. We all talk. We, the Denver Nuggets are making the decision." Denver Post

Hunt said he understood fans might not like the strategy, as it would seem to indicate the Nuggets aren't doing everything they can to win. "It's tough on fans, it's tough on the casual fan," Hunt said. "But at the end of the day, we have to make decisions that are going to be best for our organization. We have to be mindful of injury history. We have to be mindful of all of those different things, while at the same time, trying to win. We're going to go out there and try to win with whoever is on the court, whoever is available." Denver Post

"As an organization, we have all been impressed with the job Melvin has done thus far," general manager Tim Connelly said by phone Monday. "When the season concludes, he will be one of the candidates as we begin an exhaustive search to find a head coach." Denver Post



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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