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February 26, 2015 Updates

Yes, there is an obvious reason to feel sympathy for Faried. If Shaw has put the brakes on Denver's fast-break attack, then the Manimal's ability to get out in the transition has been negated, while the lack of refinement in his offensive skills is exposed. "The expectation level with Kenneth was never as a go-to guy. He was never a guy we expected to be able to throw the ball into and say: 'Go get us 20 points every night.' ... It's probably unfair for people to expect that," Shaw said. "But the other things — the rebounding, the running the floor and the energy — that's what people expect. And that's been a little bit inconsistent." Denver Post

In a season that began full of the optimism, nothing has gone right for the Nuggets, and everything has gone wrong for Faried, whose new $50 million contract looks like a waste of money. "Any time that you're struggling, you have to go back to the lab and you have to work harder," Nuggets coach Brian Shaw said. "You have to get in the gym and do the things that got you to this point. That's something he's going to have to look at and say: 'Am I doing it?' " Denver Post

If you think all this talk of Nurkic borders on hyperbole, then you should take a look at this play from Wednesday night's game vs. the Phoenix Suns at Pepsi Center. With 7:00 remaining in the third quarter, Nurkic sent the defending Markieff Morris to the floor on a post-up (or maybe Morris sent himself to the floor). Nurkic scored fairly easily and happened to catch the ball on its way through the rim. So, naturally, he decided to hand the ball right to Morris while he was still on the ground. Yahoo! Sports

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Tim Bontemps: Former top five pick Thomas Robinson was waived by the Nuggets today. Wouldn't expect him to wind up with the Nets, though. Twitter @TimBontemps

The Denver Nuggets have waived forwards Victor Claver and Thomas Robinson, General Manager and Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly announced today. Both Claver and Robinson were acquired along with Will Barton and a lottery-protected 2016 first round draft pick from the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for Arron Afflalo and Alonzo Gee on February 19, 2015. NBA.com

Meanwhile, the Nuggets will continue their star search. Last summer, they made a run at acquiring Kevin Love. Connelly insists he will continue to try to get that caliber of player in a Denver uniform, whether it's through a trade, the draft or free agency. "We'd love to get a superstar," the GM said. "We'd love to think we potentially have one on our roster, or we can get one in the draft. I think that's the most tried-and-true model. And we've been pretty active trying to get 'that guy' in the last 18 months." Denver Post

Helping matters is the Nuggets having four first-round draft picks in the next two years. Expect some of those to be used as trade assets. Two are their own (including one in 2016 that gives them the right to swap first-round picks with New York) and two are from trades in the past two months. "Certainly I think with the financial flexibility and some of the trade assets that we picked up in the way of draft picks over the last several months, I think maybe we're in a better position now than ever," Connelly said. Denver Post

February 21, 2015 Updates
February 20, 2015 Updates

Arron Afflalo: I’m looking forward to growing and building with this team. I’m looking forward to experiencing a deeper playoff run together. As excited as I am about this opportunity, I want to make this clear: I’m here to help this team reach its goal of winning a title. It’s been 38 years since the Trail Blazers last won an NBA championship. It isn’t just enough to be a contender — it’s time for us to show the media, fans and most importantly, ourselves, why we’re a championship-caliber team. The Players' Tribune

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

 

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