Player News - Nuggets

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Juan Hernangomez will play for the Nuggets' summer league team.

Hernangomez did not make Team Spain's final roster, so he'll be playing at summer league instead of the Olympics. It's unclear if Hernangomez will be coming stateside this season, but even if he does, he's not going to be a realistic target in standard fantasy leagues.
Jun 26 - 3:25 PM

Malik Beasley's leg surgery on Apr. 19 was a pre-emptive measure to prevent long-term issues.

He didn't work out for teams due to his stress fracture surgery. Beasley didn't work out for teams and likely slid in the draft due to his tibial stress reaction, which is the same problem Jrue Holiday dealt with in the past couple years -- Bradley Beal has dealt with stress reactions to his fibula. Beasley was really good in his freshman season at FSU, especially on the offensive side with 15.6 points per game. He has some talent and his nickname is "The Mutant" for his work ethic, but he's buried on the depth chart behind Gary Harris, Jamal Murray and with Will Barton playing some shooting guard, as well.
Source: Denver Post
Jun 25 - 4:02 PM

Darrell Arthur will not pick up his player option for the 2016-17 season.

He would've made $2.9 million next season, but he'll hit the open market. Arthur actually turned in a solid season with 70 games played and a career-high 21.7 minutes per game. Coach Mike Malone trusted Arthur quite a bit, but the Nuggets have more depth coming their way.
Jun 24 - 9:29 PM

The Nuggets will negotiate on what's best for Juan Hernangomez regarding when he'll start his NBA career.

He was selected with the 15th pick on Thursday and could stay overseas. "Both options are open," general manager Tim Connelly said. "There are some pretty good international situations, if we want him to marinate a bit overseas. I think certainly he has the game to come over." For now, it seems like the 20-year-old forward won't be making an impact next season.
Source: Denver Post
Jun 24 - 2:51 PM

Jamal Murray said that he's looking forward to playing alongside Emmanuel Mudiay.

"I’m a point guard in a two-guard's body," Murray said. "It’s [going to] be fun. We’re going to play off each other." Murray should see time at both guard spots next season, but it's worth noting that general manager Tim Connelly said the starting shooting guard job still belongs to Gary Harris. A bench role appears to be imminent for the rookie.
Source: BSN Denver
Jun 24 - 10:44 AM

General manager Tim Connelly said the starting shooting guard job still belongs to Gary Harris.

As it should. Harris was one of the best young perimeter defenders and is one of just seven NBA players under the age of 22 with at least 30 minutes per game last season. Plus, he was very efficient with a 57 true shooting percentage. He's still a pretty good bet to put up minutes in the low 30s even with Jamal Murray as a potential scoring stud.
Jun 24 - 12:31 AM

The Nuggets selected Petr Cornelie with the 53rd pick in the Draft.

The 6’11" Frenchman comes in as a very intriguing prospect, making 39.3 percent from deep in the French League last year. Cornelie said he believes he would translate as a stretch four in today’s NBA, which is possible as long as he can add some muscle. However, his slim frame gave him some trouble against better competition. He may not come to the NBA right away and GM Tim Connelly said Cornelie is likely to spend a couple of years abroad.
Jun 24 - 12:03 AM

The Nuggets selected Malik Beasley at 19 in the NBA Draft.

The Nuggets are racking up the wings with Jamal Murray going off the board at seven. As for Beasley, the FSU freshman turned in a very solid year for the Seminoles, averaging 15.6 points, 5.3 boards, 1.5 assists, 0.9 steals, 0.2 blocks and 1.6 treys. He posted a productive 58.0 true shooting percentage thanks to knocking down 38.7 percent from deep and converting on 68.0 percent at the rim. Beasley was capable of getting his own shot and could hold his own on the defensive end. He did suffer a stress fracture and couldn't work out for teams. Beasley likely won't be in the rotation to start his career.
Jun 23 - 9:46 PM

The Denver Nuggets have selected Juan Hernangomez with the No. 15 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft.

His brother Willy was drafted in the second round by the Knicks last year, but Juan may have more of a upside. He’s a rangy 6’9" combo forward and played 23.7 minutes per game during his age-20 season at ACB, scoring 9.7 points per game. He also might be the most NBA-ready overseas prospect, but he's going to have to scrap for time if he comes to Denver for the 2016-17 campaign. For what it's worth, Hernangomez previously said that he wanted to arrive stateside right away upon being selected, but according to Chris Dempsey of The Denver Post, that decision has not been made as of yet. Per Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress, Hernangomez "has a number of offers in Europe at the moment." We wouldn't be looking in his direction for help in fantasy drafts.

The Nuggets drafted Jamal Murray with the seventh pick on Thursday.

He was viewed as more of a point guard coming into Kentucky and even played some point for Team Canada, but now the 6’5" guard is more of a combo guy. Murray did say earlier this week that he is certainly capable of playing the point. He played 35.2 minutes per game for coach John Calipari with 20.0 points per game. Murray was arguably the best spot-up shooter in college last year, so playing off the ball makes sense. The downside is he wasn’t really able to get his own shot with 89.5 percent of his 3-pointers coming off an assist. He'll step into a bench role and may get his wish to play some point guard minutes behind Emmanuel Mudiay. His upside in scoring with potentially a lot of 3-pointers put him on the radar in standard leagues. Although, it's not going to be easy for him to take minutes from Will Barton and Gary Harris.
Jun 23 - 8:22 PM

The Timberwolves reportedly have interest in trading for Kenneth Faried.

The Nuggets are rumored to be one of the most likely teams to execute a draft day trade, and Tom Thibodeau is a fan of Faried from their time spent together with USA Basketball. Thibodeau is reportedly looking for a big man that can provide some interior toughness next to Karl-Anthony Towns, so this may be a clue that he doesn't view Gorgui Dieng as his starting power forward. If Faried does wind up in Minnesota, Dieng's value would take a sizable hit.
Jun 22 - 1:53 PM

Jamal Murray's former coach John Calipari said that Murray would prefer to be drafted by the Timberwolves.

"Jamal? I’m saying this to you and no one else," Calipari told the Star Tribune in an exclusive interview. "He loves Minnesota. As a matter of fact, that’s where he’d like to go." The Timberwolves won the No. 5 overall selection in the upcoming draft, and Murray will more than likely be available when they make that pick. However, if Murray does wind up in Minnesota, he'd be competing for minutes with Ricky Rubio and Zach LaVine, so it wouldn't be an ideal situation for fantasy hoops.
Jun 22 - 12:02 PM

Juan Hernangomez said he wants to come to the NBA right away when he is drafted.

"Of course I would like to go to the NBA next year," Hernangomez said. "If I have the slightest chance of making it happen, I’m going to take that opportunity. Teams know I want to go. Some teams want me for right away, others would rather have me stay in Europe for a year. I’m not sure yet what’s going to happen." The 6-foot-9 combo forward is expected to be a first-round pick and worked out in front of 22 teams at IMG, but he also worked out in Phoenix, Denver and Boston.
Source: Hoopshype
Jun 18 - 10:49 AM

According to Minnesota sports reporter Darren Wolfson, Jamal Murray is expected to have a solo workout with the Timberwolves on Monday.

We previously heard that Murray was expected to work out for the Timberwolves, but the latest report provides a little more clarity in revealing that it should be an individual session. With the No. 5 overall selection, Murray could be very much in play for Minnesota.
Jun 13 - 9:41 AM

Malik Beasley (stress fracture surgery) is cleared to play, but he will not workout for any teams.

Beasley underwent surgery to repair a stress fracture in his right leg at the conclusion of his final season at Florida State, but he's reportedly shut down his workouts due to a promise from another club that they'll draft him. He will continue to meet with and interview with teams selecting in the lottery, and word out his camp is that he believes he'll fall somewhere in the middle of the first round. Beasley's shooting mechanics are sound, and he has a high motor, but he needs to improve as a shot creator, playmaker and defender.
Jun 9 - 3:56 PM


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