Player News - Nuggets

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Jusuf Nurkic's rookie deal is reportedly worth $7 million over four years.

The deal also includes a team option in years three and four. Nurkic was taken 16th overall by the Nuggets in the 2014 draft, and opted out of his contract with his Croation league team in order to join the NBA immediately. It was also reported on Thursday that he will not play for the Bosnian national team due to a health-related ailment.
Jul 31 - 4:48 PM

Garry Harris' rookie deal with the Denver Nuggets is for $6.1 million over four years.

Harris was projected to be a lottery pick but he dropped to 19th overall in the 2014 draft. He was hot-and-cold during this past Summer League in Vegas, dropping 33 points in one game against the Raptors, then shooting 1-of-12 the very next night against the Bulls. Harris is very talented, but he needs to crack the Nuggets' rotation first before he can even be considered a fantasy hoops option.
Jul 31 - 4:41 PM

Jusuf Nurkic will not play for the Bosnian national team in the FIBA World Cup of Basketball.

It is currently unclear as to what his ailment is, but Nurkic indicated his decision is health-related. "I am sorry I can’t help the team. I am sorry for people who are looking for a story here. I have always said that I love to play for my National Team. And I will play in the future. But it is about my health. I am sorry if some people think differently," said Nurkic. While the Nuggets first-round pick is expected to participate in training camp, his fantasy value is limited to deeper leagues.
Source: Sportando
Jul 31 - 11:27 AM

Jan Vesely is expected to fly to Istanbul, Turkey this week to have his physical.

He signed a deal with Fenerbahçe Ülker and won't be in the NBA this season. Vesely was a disaster for much of his career as one of the worst players at the free throw line.
Source: Sportando
Jul 28 - 9:19 AM

Erick Green's deal with the Denver Nuggets will be for three years, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

Green played overseas last season and had a stellar Vegas Summer League for the Nuggets where he averaged 16.6 points, 3.0 boards, 2.6 assists, and 1.2 steals. Despite his Summer League success, it will be tough for Green to crack the back court rotation in Denver next season.
Jul 24 - 3:24 PM

Nuggets signed Jusuf Nurkic to a deal.

He's expected to stay with the Nuggets this season and his salary should be around $1.7 million. Nurkic will be the No. 3 center on the depth chart and will not be in the rotation to start the season.
Jul 23 - 10:38 PM

Erick Green will sign with the Nuggets.

He was outstanding in Vegas with an effective field goal percentage of 55.1, averaging 16.6 points, 3.0 boards, 2.6 dimes, 1.2 steals and 1.4 triples. Green and backcourt mate Gary Harris complemented each other very well in Vegas, but both will have a tough time getting significant minutes. Green is likely going to be up and down in the D-League this season, but he has a chance to be the No. 3 point guard on the depth chart.
Source: Denver Post
Jul 23 - 9:07 PM

Jan Vesely will sign with Fenerbahçe Ülker in the Euroleague.

It's not a surprise after he really struggled in his first three seasons in the NBA. Vesely will forever be linked to being selected over Kawhi Leonard, who was the heavy favorite to go sixth in the draft 2011 draft. Vesely shot just 33.9 percent from the line in his career.
Jul 19 - 4:31 PM

Quincy Miller suffered a bad ankle injury during Wednesday's Summer League game, but X-rays came back negative.

"There’s no fracture," Miller said. "That’s a positive thing. I was happy it didn’t break." Miller was carried off the floor on Wednesday, but it appears that it's just a bad sprain and a not a break. A timetable has not yet been given for his return, but he should be fine for training camp. Miller was lighting it up in the Summer League, averaging 18.7 points a game.
Source: NBA.com
Jul 18 - 1:55 PM

Arron Afflalo thinks the Nuggets can be title contenders in 2014-15.

"I'm happy to be back in Denver, I got some very familiar teammates," Afflalo said. "I believe this is a championship team under the right mindset and coaching." Affalo begins his second stint in Denver coming off a 2013-14 season with Orlando during which he averaged career highs in points (18.2), rebounds (3.6), and assists (3.4), while adding 1.8 three-pointers per game. Afflalo will likely be underrated heading into 2014-15 fantasy drafts and will see plenty of run in Denver that should help him outproduce his draft spot.
Source: ESPN
Jul 17 - 1:50 PM

Quincy Miller left Denver's Summer League game on Wednesday night with a right ankle injury, which required him being carried off the court.

That's all we know, so hopefully it's nothing serious. We should know more in the near future, but the fact it was an ankle and not a knee is probably a good thing.
Jul 16 - 10:47 PM

Gary Harris was on the bad end of the spectrum on Sunday, making just 1-of-12 from the field for nine points with five boards, one assist, two steals and two turnovers

He put up 33 points on Saturday and the Bulls put a choke-hold on his ability to attack the rim. Harris' big game was obviously a fluke, but at least we know he's capable of being a big-time scorer. It'll likely be a couple years before he's getting minutes in the high 20s.
Jul 13 - 10:19 PM

Quincy Miller stayed hot vs. the Bulls on Sunday, scoring a team-high 26 points with eight boards, three assists, one steal, three 3-pointers and no turnovers.

He shot 11-of-20 from the field and turned in a second great game following his 23-point gem on Saturday. Head coach Brian Shaw said last offseason that Miller is a lot like Paul George, so maybe he's just talking summer league. Miller is not really going to have a chance for regular playing time.
Jul 13 - 10:14 PM

Gary Harris was spectacular vs. the Raptors on Saturday, scoring 33 points with six rebounds, two assists, two steals and five 3-pointers.

He shot 10-of-17 from the field on his way to a very efficient game. Harris could have been a lottery pick, but he slipped all the way down to 19 in the draft. The Spartan is in a bad spot for playing time and will have to somehow leapfrog Arron Afflalo and/or Randy Foye. That's not going to happen any time soon.
Jul 12 - 10:08 PM

Jusuf Nurkic has opted out of his contract with his Croatian league team and will join the Denver Nuggets next season.

Nurkic was selected in with the 16th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft and won't waste any time playing overseas. His decision to opt out of his contract will reportedly include a buyout that is spread over two years and Nurkic and allow Nurkic to be in training camp with the Nuggets. Nurkic will play behind Timofey Mozgov and JaVale McGee, but could provide some fantasy value in deeper leagues if he plays his way into some minutes.
Jul 10 - 9:05 AM


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