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January 7, 2015 Updates

Danilo Gallinari's inactivity following knee surgery hasn't affected his foul shooting. Before Monday's game against Minnesota at the Target Center, the Nuggets' forward shot free throws for the first time since he had surgery Dec. 24 to repair a right meniscus tear. "I shot 50 and I made 50," said Gallinari, who has a career percentage of 84.6 from the foul line. "That's normal for me. I'm a pretty good free-throw shooter." Denver Post

January 6, 2015 Updates

Nate Robinson: Coming soon ... #holdat haters will be peanut butter and jealous lol Dnt hate me cause you ain't me !!! Lol http://instagram.com/p/xiFwT_gr7t/ Instagram

"Honestly, I expected him to be more vocal," Shaw said. "He hasn't been that. He's kind of been shy or bashful in the locker room, to be honest with you. He hasn't really said a whole lot. But he comes in and he does his work on the floor and tries to lead by example. Maybe he's still trying to fit in with this group and doesn't want to step on anybody's toes or whatever. But we need some toes to be stepped on by someone at some point." Orlando Sentinel

After an extended run in the 'He Got Game' colorway, Nate Robinson switched to an often overlooked Air Jordan 13 for yesterday's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Robinson hooped in the White/Neutral Grey/University Blue retro, which released 10 years ago this month. These were initially given a 'Carolina' nickname, but it hasn't really help up over the years. Sole Collector

“My friends talk about it, but I just say, ‘If you’re talking, don’t invite me, OK?'” Mozgov said before Monday’s game against Minnesota at the Target Center. “It’s simple. They can talk about it with each other, but I know nothing about it.” The fifth-year big man said he doesn’t allow trade rumors to be a distraction. “I don’t watch a lot of TV,” he said. “I don’t think about it because personally there’s nothing you can do about it.” Denver Post

January 5, 2015 Updates
January 4, 2015 Updates

Nuggets coach Brian Shaw and the decision-makers in the team's front office are experimenting with abolishing the traditional shootaround as we know it. It would be replaced by players getting to the arena an hour earlier than usual — around 3 p.m. for a 7 p.m. game — and going through opponent preparation then. The Nuggets did not have a shootaround Saturday before their game against the Memphis Grizzlies at the Pepsi Center. "I'm going to experiment with it, I think, for the rest of the season and see how it works," Shaw said. "Even if it doesn't translate into wins and losses, just if our energy and our focus and everything is better." Denver Post

January 3, 2015 Updates

Lawson, who grew up playing basketball with Durant in the Maryland suburbs, has a good idea of the Oklahoma City Thunder star's thinking. The Clinton, Maryland native knows we want to know. He also knows better than to break confidences. "I've talked to him about it, but I probably can't tell you what he said," Lawson laughingly told CSNwashington.com when the Nuggets visited last month. What Lawson lacks in shared specifics he makes up for with true insight. The idea of the Wizards pursuing Durant when his contract ends during the summer of 2016 dominated the summer of 2014 locally. Washington let Trevor Ariza bolt during free agency in part to keep salary cap options open for Durant. CSNWashington.com

Whether you think Shaw deserves to stay or needs to go, there is indisputable disinterest from a fanbase that was largely skeptical from the moment Karl was fired. That may be one reason that, according to two NBA sources, the name to keep an eye on in the unlikely event the Nuggets move away from Shaw would be Mike D'Antoni. D’Antoni’s system is an entertaining, fast-paced attack that inspired the book, :07 Seconds or Less: My Season on the Bench with the Runnin' and Gunnin' Phoenix Suns by Jack McCallum. His tenure in Phoenix included a record of 253-136, two appearances in the conference finals and Coach of the Year honors in 2005. If declining consumer interest is a concern to ownership as one would expect, D’Antoni’s philosophy could help in that area. ESPNDenver.com



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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