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February 20, 2015 Updates

Victor Claver is seeking a buyout in Denver. Playing in the NBA is still very much a part of Claver's plans. Marca.com

The McGee deal was a little tougher for Denver to swallow. But in the Nuggets minds, McGee had to go. Beyond McGee's contract, which will pay him $12 million next season, Connelly and Shaw believe in building a winning culture in Denver and there was a strong sentiment inside the walls of the Pepsi Center that McGee’s presence was adversely affecting that. And as difficult as it was to part with the pick—which, if you are scoring at home, belonged to Oklahoma City and is 1-18 protected this season and lottery protected for the next two—the Nuggets believe that the $11.2 million trade exception that was created in the deal will be useful in acquiring a more valuable asset down the line. And the Nuggets could have five first round picks over the next three years anyway. Sports Illustrated

Nuggets guard Ty Lawson was back at practice Thursday, a day after he missed a plane flight that caused an unexcused absence at practice Wednesday. "I told him what happened, and he's cool with it," Lawson said of coach Brian Shaw. "So we'll just keep moving forward and keep playing hard." There is still a matter of punishment, however. The Nuggets hadn't settled on a consequence for Lawson by the time they left for Milwaukee on Thursday afternoon. And despite the fact that Lawson said he had talked to Shaw, the coach had not had a chance to have a full discussion of the matter with Lawson by the time he met with the media in early afternoon. "Internally, we'll decide what to do from there," Shaw said. Denver Post

February 19, 2015 Updates

Jeff Goodman: Thomas Robinson verbally agrees to buyout w/Nuggets, source told ESPN. Robinson in search of expanded role. Wasn't going to happen in Denver Twitter @GoodmanESPN

The Denver Nuggets have signed rookie forward Joffrey Lauvergne, General Manager and Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly announced today. Lauvergne, 6-11, 220, was selected by the Memphis Grizzlies with the 55th pick of the 2013 NBA Draft and was then subsequently traded to the Denver Nuggets along with Darrell Arthur in exchange for Kosta Koufos. NBA.com

Will Barton: Just wanna thank the @trailblazers for taking a chance on me by drafting me and giving me an opportunity to be apart of a great organization. Gonna miss everyone that is apart of the organization, coaches, teammates, & most importantly some of the greatest fans in the world. It was a great run. The memories will last forever. Good bye #RipCity. Sincerely, The People's Champ! Mad love forever! Instagram

Pau Gasol: Good luck @Victor Claver on your new chapter with the #Nuggets! I hope you get an opportunity to play consistently on your new team! Twitter @paugasol

Chris Mannix: Boston took Denver's temperature on a few deals this week, but Celtics inquiries were described more as "probing." Talks didn't get far. Twitter @ChrisMannixSI

 

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