Tim Connelly Rumors
Jared Jeffries, the former Nuggets scouting director and ex-Knicks forward, told The Post that Emmanuel Mudiay desperately needed out of Denver before his entire career was shot. “I know how tough it was for [general manager] Tim [Connelly] and [owner] Josh [Kroenke] to let him go,’’ Jeffries told The Post in a phone interview. “They did the right thing for the kid. They could’ve held on to him to the point of no return and ruin his career. It’s really good the Knicks trusted what they believed at draft time and got him for a discount. If he’s on top of the world and playing great, you’re not going to get him for that.”
Harrison Wind: Nuggets President of Basketball Ops Tim Connelly on Emmanuel Mudiay: “We can’t thank Emmanuel enough for his time in Denver. Emmanuel has been nothing but a complete professional both on and off the court and has done so much to help improve our organization & the city of Denver”
Gina Mizell: More Nelson, who was waived by the #Nuggets the day of the season opener: “It was bad timing. But it is what it is. I have no bad emotions, mixed emotions or hard feelings about Denver and their decision. It’s a business. I told Tim (Connelly), ‘I understand.'”
TJ McBride: My eyes confirm that Rich Paul, agent of Eric Bledsoe, is at the Pepsi Center spending time with Tim Connelly before taking on the Wizards.
“He’s really emblematic of the program we’re trying to build,” president of basketball operations, Tim Connelly, said. “He came in as kind of a scrawny 19-year old, struggled his first year, continued to work on his craft, got better and better, was given opportunities and ran with them. Never deviated from his desire to be here.”
In an appearance on The Woj Pod, hosted by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Nuggets’ president of basketball operations Tim Connelly shed some light on his decision to trade Nurkic and why the 23-year-old wound up in Rip City. “We had well-publicized issues as Nikola started to take off. Juka (Jusuf), who’s a great kid, was struggling with his new role,” Connelly rehashed. “It was no secret league-wide. We thought a guy like Mason with his ability to play with and without Nikola with his physicality, with his team-first approach, might be a good fit.”