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April 2, 2015 Updates

Q. You said earlier that the ending to your time in Denver was "one of your regrets." A. "It's one of the regrets of my career because my choice was to stay here. When was I was playing here, the success I was having here — the success I was having off the court and on the court — gave me the opportunity to be in the playoffs and playing with some great teammates. There was no envy on the team. Everybody was just happy to be a part of the Denver Nuggets and wear the Nuggets uniform. "I didn't get an offer. Today we see the superstar of a team getting an offer even before the season is done. But the Denver organization said, 'You know what, we thank you for your five years, but we don't want nothing to do with you again.' It was shocking. Denver Post

Q. Did you want to play your entire career here? A. "Yes, I was very happy. It was great, because I end up falling in love with nature. Colorado offers you that. You get a chance to see the summer and the winter in the same day. And you can escape to the mountains, you can go to Vail, Boulder, you can go to the casinos, Steamboat - you have all of those great cities here." Denver Post

The Denver Nuggets and Orlando Magic are the only NBA teams currently employing an interim coach, but sources say both of those clubs plan to have Donovan on their list of targets once they began more expansive coaching searches after completing their respective regular-season schedules in April. Donovan is also likely to be pursued by teams that make changes after the regular season or playoffs. ESPN.com

Arthur described his injury as being similar to what Los Angeles Clippers standout Jamal Crawford has been dealing with. Crawford has missed 15 consecutive games and is not expected back until next week. Should Arthur be forced to miss that kind of time, it would end his season. Hunt remained optimistic. "If we were in a different situation, he would fight me and make me let him play," Hunt said. "But given the situation that we're in right now, it just doesn't make sense to force it, to push it. Because one of the big things for him is I definitely want to make sure he is able to finish the year active and playing." Denver Post

And, of course, outside of Hunt there is Mike D'Antoni, who definitely wants back into coaching and would play the fast style fans have come to like. Alvin Gentry is also in the mix, currently with Golden State, who likes an uptempo game as well combined with more defense. Those are the main names, but expect there to be a wildcard or two included in the bunch before it's all said-and-done. Denver Post

March 31, 2015 Updates
March 30, 2015 Updates

Ian Clark underwent a cram session on the Nuggets' playbook on Monday afternoon, knowing that his stay will last beyond the final eight games of the season. "It's like a new start for me," Clark said. "That's how I look at it." The plan for Clark, a 6-foot-3 guard the Nuggets were awarded off of waivers last week, extends into the summer. He said he'll be part of the Nuggets' summer league team. Clark has spent the majority of his first two years as a pro bouncing between the Utah Jazz and their D-League affiliate, the Idaho Stampede. He was let go by the Jazz on March 26. Denver Post

March 29, 2015 Updates

This is the Brook Lopez the Nuggets had eyes for leading up to the trade deadline — a deadly scorer on the block who blocks and alters shots on the defensive end. The Nets rebuffed all trade offers, but they could lose Lopez if he opts out of the final year of his contract this summer. Doing so would make him a coveted, unrestricted free agent, and the Nuggets could make another run at acquiring him if they’re able to clear the salary cap space needed to make that happen. Denver Post

Denver executives have been very happy with the job done by interim coach Melvin Hunt, per sources. And while the Nuggets will conduct a thorough search for a new coach after the season, Hunt’s performance since taking over for Brian Shaw earlier this month will earn him some consideration for the job. Sports Illustrated

March 28, 2015 Updates

The Denver Nuggets have claimed guard Ian Clark off waivers, General Manager and Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly announced today. Clark, 6-3, 180, appeared in 23 games for the Utah Jazz this season, averaging 1.9 points in 7.0 minutes per game. He also played in seven games for Utah’s D-League affiliate the Idaho Stampede, posting averages of 14.0 points and 2.7 assists. Clark, undrafted out of Belmont College in 2013, has appeared in a total of 46 games over two seasons with Utah, averaging 2.4 points in 7.2 minutes. He will not be available for Denver’s game at Portland tonight. NBA.com

The Denver Nuggets claimed guard Ian Clark off waivers, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Utah Jazz waived Clark on Thursday. Clark played in 23 games for the Jazz, averaging 1.9 points in seven minutes a game. He averaged 14 points in seven games for the Jazz’s NBA Development League affiliate in Boise. Clark, 23, was an undrafted free agent out of Belmont College in 2013. Yahoo! Sports

Brian Windhorst: The Nuggets have claimed Ian Clark off waivers from the Jazz. Nuggets need to add players to reach the salary floor Twitter @WindhorstESPN

March 27, 2015 Updates
March 26, 2015 Updates
March 24, 2015 Updates

Chris Dempsey: Will Barton, in the final year of his contract, says he'd like to stay with the #Nuggets. "No doubt. I would definitely like to stay here. I think we can build something here. We have a lot of good talent, a good organization, coaching staff is good. I can see us building and having a strong future here. We can grow together." #Nuggets Twitter @dempseypost

Nelson has the option to re-set the clock in many ways as his contract next season is a player option. While Nelson likes the situation he finds himself in with the Nuggets, he’s not sure what will happen this summer. “I wouldn’t mind staying here,” Nelson said. “I’m not ready to make that decision just yet. I’ll make that decision with my agency and my family first and foremost when the time comes.” Basketball Insiders



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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