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October 12, 2014 Updates

McGee, 26, arrived at camp the strongest he's ever been — 270 pounds of muscle. He also arrived with a titanium rod in his left shin after surgery to correct a stress fracture in his tibia. Next-day soreness after workouts is keeping him sidelined, but he is doing more and more each week. McGee is the shot blocker. He is a 7-footer so tantalizingly athletic that Shaw isn't willing to do anything more than split the workload at center and ride the hot hand when Mozgov and McGee are both healthy. McGee appears content to be at least suiting up and sitting on the bench while going through practice sessions. "I only played four or five games last year, so it's a real blessing to be back," McGee said. "I've been working out and shooting and running and doing hook shots and all of that stuff since probably about four weeks ago." Denver Post

October 10, 2014 Updates
October 9, 2014 Updates

But of the four, Shaw said that center JaVale McGee is "probably the furthest away" from being back. McGee suffered a stress fracture in his left tibia last November, and missed all but five games last season after an initial prognosis expected him to return in the spring. CBSSports.com

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Q: What do you need to do to get to that next level? Ty Lawson: I feel like we have to win — because I feel like my numbers are elite numbers, what I did last year. The only thing separating me from everyone else is just winning. Chris Paul has gotten out of the second round. Russell Westbrook went to the NBA Finals. I feel like to get to that level, you've got to win games. Kyrie (Irving) this year, he's going to get out of the first and second round. So that's the goal. Q: You mentioned Paul, Westbrook and Irving. Do you see yourself in that group as an elite point guard? Ty Lawson: I do, minus just the winning. Especially for a point guard, that takes you to the next level. If you're a point guard and you're not winning but you're killing it, it doesn't matter. It's a leadership role. Denver Post

October 4, 2014 Updates

All things considered, Darrell Arthur would like to stay. The Nuggets forward is entering the final season of a contract he signed when he played for the Memphis Grizzlies. Traded to the Nuggets last summer, Arthur will be a unrestricted free agent at the end of this season. He’ll be paid $3.4 million this season. Asked if he wanted to in Denver he said, “Oh yeah, for sure. My family loves it here. My mom was just up here for a couple of weeks and she just loves it – loves the atmosphere, loves the people here. I love the organization, everything. It’s a family organization, they welcome you with open arms. I definitely would like this to be home.” Denver Post

 

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