Player News - Nuggets

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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

Nuggets sign G Gary Harris.

He was a full participant in the second day of mini-camp on Wednesday and he'll be ready to go in Las Vegas Summer League. Harris was expected to go in the lottery, but fell to 19th in the draft last month. The Nuggets won't have much playing time available for him with Arron Afflalo and Randy Foye more than capable of handling the minutes at shooting guard. Plus, Nate Robinson (knee) could back in the early part of the season.
Jul 9 - 2:24 PM

Jusuf Nurkic will not play in summer league because he wants to play for the Bosnian under-20 team.

There is still a chance he plays since the Bosnian Basketball Federation secretary offered him a contract, but only if he plays in summer league. Nurkic is expected to join the Nuggets next season and will help them as a rim protector on defense. He is not much of a fantasy option in re-draft leagues.
Source: Sportando
Jul 2 - 6:47 PM

George Karl reportedly would have "significant interest in coaching the Nets," pending Jason Kidd's dismissal.

Karl was fired back in 2013 from Denver after receiving the Coach of the Year award, but he has expressed interest in getting back to coaching. Karl is currently sixth on the list of winningest coaches in NBA history at 1131-756, and he just needs 24 more wins to overtake Phil Jackson. Brooklyn native Mark Jackson's name has also come up a lot as a potential Kidd replacement.
Jun 29 - 1:33 PM

General manager Tim Connelly said on Friday that Gary Harris is a "long-term play."

"I think Brian is an 'open competition' coach, and if [Harris and Jusuf Nurkic] come in and earn minutes, great," Connelly said. "But I like what's in front of them and I like the guys they are going to be able to learn from." The Nuggets got themselves a bit of a steal with Harris at 19, who some had projected as a top-10 pick. The addition of Arron Afflalo doesn't help Harris, so he's not on the radar in re-drafts.
Source: Denver Post
Jun 28 - 10:04 AM

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
Jun 27 - 10:04 PM

Randy Foye has been putting in extra work since the Nuggets acquired Arron Afflalo and wasn't excited about the deal.

"He’s been in [the Pepsi Center] putting in work," coach Brian Shaw said. "He, as he should have been, wasn’t all that excited hearing about the trade because obviously people just automatically penciled in Arron as a starter and him as a backup." Foye was given the biggest workload of his career last season after Nate Robinson (knee) went down and didn't see any drop-off in output, but he's likely to move back to the bench. He's not shaping up to be a pick in standard fantasy leagues right now.
Source: Denver Post
Jun 27 - 9:59 PM

General manager Tim Connelly said the Nuggets are scheduled to meet with Kenneth Faried's agent next week and are hoping to sign him to an extension.

The Nuggets will have until October 31st to sign him or else he would become a restricted free agent next summer. The team would be paying Faried at his peak value after he easily put up the best stretch of his career after the break, averaging 18.8 points, 10.1 boards, 1.1 steals, 0.7 blocks and 2.4 turnovers on 54.6 percent from the field in that span. His big second half could carry over into next season, but fantasy owners probably shouldn't reach too much.
Jun 27 - 8:52 PM


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