Denver Nuggets Rumors
“I had a good time in Denver, but it was extremely hard and frustrating,” Fournier told Yahoo. “Sometimes when you’re a rookie, you don’t play, you feel like you should play and you get frustrated. I was losing a lot in my second season. It was an experience that helped me a lot to grow as a person. I’m not as frustrated as I used to be when I don’t play like I feel I should.
Nuggets head coach Michael Malone said Warriors point guard Stephen Curry is “well on his way to earning his second MVP.” Malone was the Warriors’ lead assistant from 2011-13, and he noted Curry’s dedication and work ethic even back then. “It’s not surprising at all, because of the kind of young man that Steph is and his dedication to the game,” Malone said before Sunday’s game between the Nuggets and Warriors. “You go back a long time ago to Magic Johnson and Larry Bird, and they always came back as improved players. They always added something to their games.
After the Nuggets 114-107 loss at the hands of the Phoenix Suns last night, rookie point guard Emmanuel Mudiay offered up his thoughts on the game and what his team’s aspirations were for the season. “I really want to make it to the playoffs this year,” Mudiay said after Phoenix’s comeback win last night. “We’re tied for eighth (in the Western Conference), but we got a real hard schedule coming up with great teams so we gotta lock in, buckle up and play our best defense that we’ve played all season.”
“We’re doing better than I thought we would. Being honest. Coming out I felt that we were going to struggle at first,” Faried said. “And we’ve had our struggles, but we’re 6-6. If you would have told me at the beginning of the season, ‘Oh, the Nuggets will be 6-6 and ahead of a lot of people in the West,’ I would have said ‘alright.’