Player News - Nuggets

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Danilo Gallinari announced his contract extension on Friday.

He used his Instagram to show the signing of his contract. Gallinari's deal is a two-year, $34 million contract to stay with his second NBA team. He and Wilson Chandler will be the main wings to help bring Emmanuel Mudiay along.
Jul 31 - 8:03 PM

The Nuggets are expected to keep Erick Green for training camp.

His contract becomes partially guaranteed on Saturday. Green will compete with newly-added Nick Johnson for the No. 3 point guard spot. He won't be in the rotation while the Nuggets are healthy.
Jul 31 - 4:20 PM

Kenneth Faried said that he has been working hard this summer to improve, and he is hoping to show what he has worked on during Saturday's NBA exhibition in Africa.

"I'll probably showcase some things tomorrow that I've added to my game," Faried said. The Nuggets brought in a new head coach in Mike Malone this summer, so hopefully Faried can become a more consistent player in what should be a stable environment now that Brian Shaw can't hold him down any longer. Additionally, Faried said that his goals are to become the defensive player of the year one day as well as making the first-team all-defense, so it looks like he is highly motivated entering the season.
Jul 31 - 1:53 PM

Shavlik Randolph has signed with Liaoning Flying Leopards in China.

Randolph is an eight-year NBA veteran with a career scoring average of 2.3 points per game, and the 31-year-old will have a tough time finding a way back into the league. Randolph can be ignored in all fantasy leagues.
Source: Sportando
Jul 31 - 9:42 AM

The Nuggets officially signed 2014 draft pick Nikola Jokic to a four-year deal on Tuesday.

The 20-year-old big man is a four-time Adriatic League Round MVP who averaged 16.6 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.0 blocks during the 2014-15 season. Nuggets coach Mike Malone was "impressed" by Jokic's play at Summer League but he'll be scrapping for backup minutes in a center rotation that includes Jusuf Nurkic, J.J. Hickson, Joffrey Lauvergne and Joey Dorsey.
Source: NBA.com
Jul 29 - 12:08 AM

Nuggets head coach Mike Malone was impressed by what he saw from Nikola Jokic during the summer league.

"I've been impressed with Nikola and how well he's picked things up," Malone said. "So very, very skilled. A guy who is a face-up player, can knock down the jump shot, great passer, whether it's when he has the ball in the post or when we get a defensive rebound; his first look is down the floor." Jokic posted averages of 8.0 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.4 blocks in 21 minutes per game during the summer league, and while he does have a lot of upside, he won't be a target in standard leagues as long as Jusuf Nurkic is healthy.
Source: Denver Post
Jul 28 - 2:31 PM

Emmanuel Mudiay officially signed his contract with the Nuggets on Saturday.

Mudiay is the point guard of the future in Denver, and this became even clearer when the Nuggets traded Ty Lawson away to Houston. Mudiay may struggle in the early going, but there is certainly enough upside to warrant a late-round pick in standard leagues. For what it's worth, he averaged 12.0 points, 5.8 assists, 3.5 boards, 1.2 steals and 5.0 turnovers per game on 38.5 percent shooting from the field
Jul 25 - 12:48 PM

Emmanual Mudiay said he's ready to help lead the Denver Nuggets.

With Ty Lawson now wearing a Rockets uniform, Mudiay will get all the minutes he can handle for the rebuilding Nuggets and the rookie sounds ready for the opportunity. "I feel like I’m ready to face the challenge and I love challenges," Mudiay said. We'll keep an eye on Mudiay's progress throughout training camp, but he's worth a late-round pick for fantasy owners in standard leagues.
Jul 23 - 11:57 AM

Nuggets' GM Tim Connelly heaped praise on Emmanuel Mudiay during a recent interview.

"It’s always good when you get a guy you can grow with and you can trust," Connelly said of Mudiay. "Not just the game but who he is as a person, what he’s been through, his childhood, going to China, the injuries, sticking it out, coming back and making an impact in the playoffs. We’re not just excited about the player, we’re excited about the guy as well." Mudiay has been given the keys to the Denver franchise, and he'll have plenty of opportunity as their starting point guard. He'll be worth a late-round gamble on draft day.
Jul 21 - 7:02 PM

Danilo Gallinari is reportedly finalizing a two-year, $34 million extension with the Nuggets.

According to sources of Adrian Wojnarowski, the deal includes a restructuring of the final year of his contract that will add an additional $2.5 million to his $11.5 million salary for the 2015-16 season. He also has a player option for the third year of the deal worth $16.1 million, so he's definitely benefiting financially from the Ty Lawson trade.
Jul 21 - 3:16 PM

The Nuggets will reportedly re-sign unrestricted free agent Darrell Arthur sometime this week.

Arthur is a quality reserve, but after posting averages of 6.6 points and 2.9 rebounds with the Nuggets last season, owners in standard leagues can go ahead and ignore this news.
Source: Denver Post
Jul 21 - 2:13 PM

The Nuggets are reportedly expected to reach an agreement on a contract extension with Danilo Gallinari sometime this week.

The Nuggets have some money to spend with the departure of Ty Lawson, and it's looking like their going to make Gallinari part of their longterm plans. He's now two years removed from serious knee surgery, and he had a strong finish to the 2014-15 season averaging 18.6 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 2.8 three-pointers per game after the break. He remains an injury risk, but he could make for a quality late-round selection on draft day.
Source: Denver Post
Jul 21 - 2:10 PM

Nick Johnson "clashed" with the Rio Grande coaching staff in the D-League, according to Grantland's Zach Lowe.

One could argue that Johnson is the most valuable player to come over in the Ty Lawson deal. He's a combo guard and has looked good at all non-NBA levels. However, Johnson struggled badly with the Rockets last season. He is going to battle with Erick Green for the No. 3 point guard spot.
Jul 20 - 8:08 PM

Emmanuel Mudiay reportedly told "confidants" that he was glad the Knicks passed on him in the NBA draft.

We're simply passing this report along, although it reads more like heresay than real news. Regardless, Mudiay now has his own team in Denver and the Knicks have moved into the Kristaps Porzingis era. This isn't a story.
Jul 20 - 9:50 AM

With the trade of Ty Lawson to the Rockets on Sunday, Emmanuel Mudiay is set to become the starting point guard in Denver.

Mudiay will now have nothing but opportunity with Lawson out of the picture, and that alone will make him worth a late-round selection on draft day. He had a mixed showing at Summer League, putting in averages of 12.0 points, 5.8 assists, 1.2 steals and 5.0 turnovers per game on 38.5 percent shooting from the field. Like most rookies, Mudiay will likely struggle with his shooting percentages and turnovers, and his lack of a 3-point shot limits his upside, but the amount of opportunity he has will make him worth a late-round gamble.
Jul 19 - 9:56 PM


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