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Brian Shaw | Guard

Team: Denver Nuggets
Age / DOB:  (48) / 3/22/1966
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 200
College: UC-Santa Barbara

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Brian Shaw shook up his starting lineup for the second half of the Nuggets' blow out loss to the Trail Blazers on Wednesday.
After giving up 45 points to the Blazers in the second quarter, Shaw swapped out regular starters Arron Afflalo, Kenneth Faried and Timofey Mozgov in favor of J.J. Hickson, Alonzo Gee and Darrell Arthur. "I started a different group in the second half, a group that I thought was going to at least fight and go out fighting, regardless of what happened," Shaw said. "So we go from a 45-point second quarter to a 46-point second half that we gave up. With benchings like this happening more often than a Denver snow storm, it's getting harder and harder for fantasy owners to trust starting any Nuggets players. Thu, Nov 13, 2014 12:31:00 PM
Source: Denver Post

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Brian Shaw stated during a recent interview that he will not hesitate to bench his starters if the Nuggets don't get off to a good start.

"What I have to do better is recognize when we don’t get off to a good start and when guys aren’t really getting into it, then I have to immediately go to the bench," said Shaw. Shaw has already replaced Danilo Gallinari with Wilson Chandler in the starting lineup, and Timofey Mozgov's minutes have gone down with each game. Mozgov still remains in the starting lineup, but it's looking like the Nuggets could implore a timeshare with Mozgov, JaVale McGee, and Jusuf Nurkic, which would essentially cancel out the fantasy value of each player. Stay tuned.
Source: Denver Post
Fri, Nov 7, 2014 01:22:00 PM

Coach Brian Shaw said he wants to bring Ty Lawson to a Broncos practice to watch Peyton Manning lead and he is expecting more out of Lawson than any other player.

The Nuggets have a lot more depth than they did to end their season, but the 26-year-old guard is still expected to carry the offensive load. Last season was by far his worst shooting performance at 43.1 percent from the field, but he should be back around his career 47.4 percent with some extra help. He's a low-end No. 1 point guard in fantasy leagues and is worth a look in the third round.
Mon, Sep 29, 2014 01:52:00 PM

Coach Brian Shaw believes the Nuggets do not need to make any additional roster moves following Thursday's draft.

The Nuggets were one of the winners and started off the day with a bang, acquiring Arron Afflalo for just Evan Fournier and a second-round pick. They also dealt the 11th pick to the Bulls for No. 16 and 19, which turned into Jusuf Nurkic and Gary Harris, respectively. One year after the Nuggets were one of the shallowest teams due to injury, they're going to have a nice amount of depth. Yes, Shaw is saying the Nuggets don't need to go after Kevin Love. No, we're not sure if we believe him.
Source: Denver Post
Fri, Jun 27, 2014 10:04:00 PM

The Denver Nuggets remain in the hunt for Kevin Love, despite the fact that the All-Star forward is believed to be unwilling to sign a long-term contract with the Nuggets.

ESPN's Chris Broussard reported that the Nuggets are offering Kenneth Faried, Wilson Chandler and the No. 11 pick for Kevin Love. The deal on the surface does not seem like enough to lure Love away from Minnesota, but the Timberwolves will likely continue to field trade offers for Love throughout the entire offseason.
Thu, Jun 26, 2014 05:05:00 PM

The Nuggets have been actively shopping their No. 11 pick in the 2014 draft, looking to either deal the pick for a veteran, or move up the board in the draft.

Nuggets GM Tim Connelly is looking to make big moves this offseason, and that could start with a trade during the 2014 draft. "We've had a lot of conversations about a ton of different things — picks, trades. We're pretty active right now," Connelly said. "After a relatively quiet trade deadline, I think we'll see a more active build-up to the draft. I would imagine we'll have a lot of trades."
Source: Denver Post
Sun, Jun 8, 2014 12:11:00 PM

Denver president Josh Kroenke said coach Brian Shaw won't be leaving to take a job with the Knicks.

"Brian has said publicly – and privately to us – that his desire is to be here, and we feel strongly about him as our coach," Kroenke said. "I don't foresee a scenario or circumstance where he's going to be anywhere but with the Nuggets next season." With Shaw out of the picture, the focus will likely shift to Derek Fisher upon the completion of OKC's playoff run.
Thu, May 22, 2014 10:59:00 PM

The Knicks reportedly will not pursue Brian Shaw for their head coaching vacancy.

There goes another Phil Jackson disciple off the list. Shaw had been rumored to be attempting to get out of his contract with Denver so that he could pursue the Knick's head coaching position, but ESPN's Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne report that the Knicks do not currently plan to ask permission to speak to Shaw. The Nuggets coach would be a perfect fit for Jackson's triangle offense, but the league rules restrict teams to offering cash or draft picks as compensation for coaches and the Knicks lack of draft picks to offer would seem to eliminate this possibility.
Source: ESPN NY
Tue, May 20, 2014 01:42:00 PM

ESPN's Stephen A. Smith reported on Friday that Nuggets coach Brian Shaw is trying to get out of his contract with Denver, with the goal of accepting the Knicks' head coaching position.

Initial reports suggested that Phil Jackson was trying to pry Shaw out of his Nuggets' job, and according to Smith the interest may be mutual. Derek Fisher has also emerged as a serious candidate for the Knicks' coaching job, as Jackson may still be interested in hiring and mentoring a young coach familiar with the triangle offense.
Sat, May 17, 2014 10:14:00 AM

Coach Brian Shaw said he's not interested in coaching the Knicks despite Phil Jackson attempting to pry him from the Nuggets.

"I'm not interested in doing anything other than what I'm doing right now," Shaw said. This story was bound to happen. Shaw gained his notoriety as a coach under Phil Jackson's Lakers, and the Knicks are in back at square one at finding their coach. Expect many more stories like this one as the Knicks explore their options.
Fri, May 16, 2014 03:31:00 PM

In a recent interview, Nuggets coach Brian Shaw ripped his players for their lack of effort.

"I don’t know how many of these guys have gotten into fights in their life, but if I’m going down, I’m going down swinging," Shaw said. "I’m not just going to keep taking blows and taking blows and not deliver any myself. That’s all I want to see. I just want to see some fight." In Shaw's first season with Denver he has seen an "alarming" number of players put up career highs, or season highs against a disinterested Nuggets defense, and things don't appear to be getting any better on the horizon. But from a fantasy perspective, it's nice when one of your power forwards gets to go up against Denver as they lead the league in points allowed at that position.
Sun, Mar 2, 2014 01:27:00 PM

The Nuggets hired Arturas Karnisovas to be their assistant GM.

He'll be new GM Tim Connelly's right-hand man as the Nuggets look to go through some changes with head coach Brian Shaw. Karnisovas was with the Rockets last year in their front office and also won two Olympic bronze medals for Lithuania in 1992 and 1996.
Sat, Jul 13, 2013 05:08:00 PM

The Nuggets' first-round draft is available for sale for teams looking to buy their way into the first round, according to TNT's David Aldridge.

This isn't surprising considering the position of the pick (27th overall) and the quality of the talent in the draft. Picks in the later third of the first round are always for sale, especially with teams in smaller markets like Denver. We'll have to wait and see if anything comes of this.
Wed, Jun 26, 2013 03:18:00 PM

Brian Shaw will be the next head coach of the Denver Nuggets, according to the Denver Post.

It's been a long time coming for Shaw. He's received praise from the likes of Phil Jackson and was widely viewed as one of the best assistants over the past decade. Shaw worked under Frank Vogel last season and helped take the Pacers to the Eastern Conference Finals. While the Pacers ranked 24th in pace last year, their slow tempo was more of a product of their defensive mindset and Roy Hibbert, so the Nuggets might still run a bit. One thing that should change for the Nuggets is the amount of free throws they'll be taking. George Karl's teams are always near the top for free throw attempts, which didn't make sense since they ranked 28th in free throw percentage last season. The Nuggets have talent on their roster and should be competitive in Shaw's first season.
Source: Denver Post
Mon, Jun 24, 2013 08:17:00 PM

A source told the Boston Globe that Brian Shaw, Lawrence Frank and Nate McMillan could be considered for the Celtics coaching job, among other candidates as well.

It's a pretty vague report, so we're not going to put a ton of stock into it, but Boston now has to go about finding their next head coach. Shaw has earned some support for the gig, but it's not clear if there's a frontrunner at the moment. The team was also previously linked to Vinny Del Negro.
Mon, Jun 24, 2013 11:01:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Ty Lawson
2Jameer Nelson
SG1Arron Afflalo
2Randy Foye
3Gary Harris
SF1Wilson Chandler
2Danilo Gallinari
3Alonzo Gee
PF1Kenneth Faried
2Darrell Arthur
C1Jusuf Nurkic
2J.J. Hickson
3JaVale McGee