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October 1, 2014 Updates

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Denver's favorite mountain lion is in the doghouse. Unbeknownst to the Denver Nuggets organization, mascot Rocky was at the Colorado Republican rally Monday and evidently didn't check with his bosses at Kroenke Sports Enterprises about it. Nuggets marketing manager Graham Wincott, who handles Rocky and his appearances, said the team's mascot showing up at the GOP event was "an unsanctioned, unpaid appearance that we had no knowledge of." Denver Post

September 30, 2014 Updates

The Nuggets and Kenneth Faried's representatives are in negotiations for a new deal, and have been for the last couple of months. Under NBA rules, they have until Oct. 31 to have a new deal signed, and I think that will definitely happen. There have been some who have predicted Faried would get a max deal, but given the comparables at his position, power forward, and the fact that he's still got his best basketball ahead of him, there's no way this contract will be a max deal. But it will be a significant jump in salary. It wouldn't surprise me in the least to see it end up around an average of $12 million per year. Denver Post

Veteran point guard Nate Robinson is in the final year of a two-year contract worth $4.1 million. Robinson was a huge spark off the bench for the Nuggets last season, averaging 10.4 points and shooting 42 percent before suffering a torn ACL in January. Asked if he'd like to come back to the Nuggets after this season, he said, "I believe so. I'm too old to be moving around too much more. I don't know if I have too many more years doing that. For me, I would love to stay here. I've taken a liking to Denver; it's been fun. The city is great, the fans are great and this team is awesome. I would love to be here if they would love to have me." Denver Post

And there's a certain field leader Shaw wants to take Lawson to visit in order to show him what he expects of him. Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning. "One thing I wanted to do with him," Shaw said, "and still may do before we get too heavy into is I want to take him to a Broncos practice so he can see Peyton Manning and how he directs traffic, and how everybody falls in line behind him. But they only do that because they know the work ethic that he has and the time he puts in, and they respect that." CBSSports.com

September 29, 2014 Updates

"I'm a no-excuse guy," Hickson said Monday at the Pepsi Center. "I did what I did and now I've got to pay for it. I just want to get it past me and continue to help this ball team win games and get better every day." Hickson recently was suspended for violating provisions of the NBA's anti-drug policy. He said he apologized to his team. "I talked to (general manager) Tim (Connelly) and coach (Brian) Shaw and my teammates," Hickson said. "I talked to everybody." Denver Post

His message to his teammates? "I let them know that I messed up and it won't happen again. Because it doesn't just hurt me and my pocketbook, it hurts the team and that's what I'm playing for, the team," Hickson said. Denver Post

September 28, 2014 Updates

Q: You played for a bargain contract last year. Does your new contract compensate for that? Chris Andersen: “I was playing at a bargain last year? I thought I was getting two checks [one from Miami and another from the Denver Nuggets for amnestying him]. That’s actually what they called me in the locker room. They’d say, ‘What’s up 2 Checks?’ and I’d say, ‘What’s up man?’ You know what I mean? I feel what I’m worth is what you’re going to get. That’s why I dumped 5-10 pounds and want to be in a little better condition this year and be able to run and jump as high as I was two years ago.” Palm Beach Post

The Denver Nuggets are actively pursuing free agent forward Alonzo Gee, sources with knowledge told RealGM. Despite dealing with the adversity of three offseason trades and his release from the Sacramento Kings on Thursday, Gee has worked out diligently on his overall game, including improving his jump shot, daily training sessions and getting into the best basketball shape of his career. RealGM

September 27, 2014 Updates

Gallinari said he believes he has conquered the challenging psychological aspects of returning from an injury of this magnitude. Physically, he said he is happy with how the knee has responded as he’s incrementally increased his workload. He said he will be close to participating in all aspects of practice when training camp opens next week. “I’m not at the same level that I left basketball because I haven’t played a game in a while,” Gallinari said. “The more I will play games the better I will feel. I’m very excited. I think I will be ready for the first game of the preseason; we are very close. Everybody is very excited. We all cannot wait to start this season.” NBA.com

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