Tag:Denver Nuggets
Posted on: September 30, 2009 2:20 pm

Carmelo committed to Team USA in 2010

The Denver Post reports:

Carmelo Anthony said he has made a decision to play for Team USA at the world championships in Turkey in 2010.

"Everybody committed to it," Anthony said, referring to many of his Olympic gold medal-winning teammates. "Jerry Colangelo cornered me one day. Can't say no to him. It'll be great."

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Posted on: August 19, 2009 1:02 pm

Nuggets in the running for Szczerbiak

The Denver Post reports that picking up Wally Szczerbiak from free agency is still an option for the Nuggets as they try to boost their bench.

Szczerbiak is said to be considering multiple offers and is putting a priority on those teams that could be contenders. The story noted that Nuggets coach George Karl would enjoy having a veteran like Szczerbiak on the squad and the team could benefit from his shooting prowess.
Posted on: February 23, 2009 12:51 pm

Several teams express interest in Moore

The Boston Globe reports that the Celtics are among many teams that have expressed interest in center Mikki Moore , recently waived by the Sacramento Kings to make room for an influx of trade acquisitions.

Moore clears waivers on Monday to become an unrestricted free agent, at which point he is expected to announce his decision on where he'll play next.

"A lot of teams are very excited about him, so it's a tough decision for Mikki," agent Mark Bartelstein said.

Bartelstein told the Rocky Mountain News that the Denver Nuggets are one of the other teams interested in Moore, while the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the Cavaliers have expressed mind interest in him.


Posted on: January 8, 2009 11:29 am

Is Kleiza the next Nugget to be traded?

The Denver Nuggets have been among the busiest teams this season when it comes to making roster moves. The Nuggets are beneath the luxury tax threshold, which was one of the primary goals of its roster changes. With that situation under control, head coach George Karl said there is now a greater chance for the team to make key moves before the trade deadline on Feb. 19.

"I think the window of opportunity to maybe try to make a trade that will impact our team has gotten better because of being under the tax line," Karl said, as quoted in the Rocky Mountain News.
One of the players who could be traded is Linas Kleiza, since he will become a restricted free agent next summer. The Rocky Mountain News noted that Kleiza could either ask for a contract too rich for the Nuggets to afford, or he could leave for Europe, and in either case, the Nuggets wouldn't get anything in return for losing his services -- making it more attractive to trade Kleiza now and prevent that situation.

On Jan. 7, the Nuggets sent Chucky Atkins to Oklahoma City and picked up big man Johan Petro in return. According to the Rocky Mountain News, Atkins is unsure whether the Thunder will choose to keep him on board, or let him go and pay off his remaining salary, or simply trade him to yet another team.

Posted on: December 1, 2008 11:39 am

Nuggets' Smith not speaking with coach Karl

The Rocky Mountain News reports that Nuggets guard J.R. Smith is not speaking with coach George Karl, in a rift that has seemingly widened since Karl benched Smith against the Clippers on Nov. 26.

Smith said he essentially has no relationship with Karl at the moment.

 "We never talk,'' Smith said. "I wish (the two could). You never want to not even talk to your coach.''

Karl initially did not tell Smith why he was benched, and later told the media that he had no plans of telling him, although Smith "might have known" why. In the meantime, Karl has made reference to Smith underperforming -- and also to his being late to practice -- as a possible reason.

"J.R. is a good-bad player, and we're trying to take the bad out and magnify the good,'' he said.

Posted on: November 19, 2008 11:35 am

McDyess still looking at options

Several reports state that former Pistons player Antonio McDyess is weighing his options and has several on the table after the Denver Nuggets bought out his contract. Originally sent to Denver as part of the Chauncey Billups-Allen Iverson trade, McDyess has long been speculated to be on his way back to Detroit.

In comments published by the Detroit News, Pistons coach Michael Curry said he could really use McDyess to fill the need for a big man that can come off ther bench and put up points, while also limiting other players' minutes.

"We miss Antonio McDyess more than anything," Curry said. "He changed the makeup of our team."

Meanwhile, the Gaston Gazette reports that Charlotte Bobcats coach Larry Brown would be interested in McDyess, but is being careful not to disrupt McDyess' decision-making process.

"I hear he's wanted to reach out to me," Brown said of McDyess. "Hopefully, I'll be able to talk to him. But the last thing I want to do is pressure him. (But) he would be a perfect fit for this team. I think it would be a great thing to have his presence in our locker room."

Besides the Bobcats and Pistons, it is believed that McDyess is entertaining offers from at least one other team.
Posted on: November 10, 2008 10:33 am
Edited on: November 10, 2008 10:34 am

Howard to return to Denver?

When the Nuggets made the trade with Detroit to bring Chauncey Billups to Denver in exchange for Allen Iverson, they took Antonio McDyess and Cheikh Samb in the deal.

To make room on the roster for those three players, the Nuggets waived Juwan Howard.

Now, with McDyess on the verge of unrestricted free agency (and a rumored return to Detroit), Nuggets coach George Karl tells the Denver Post there is a chance the Nuggets could bring Howard back into the fold.

Howard "definitely can help us," Karl said.
Posted on: November 5, 2008 10:31 am

Celtics interested in McDyess?

The Boston Herald reports that the Celtics are watching the situation between the Denver Nuggets and Antonio McDyess very closely, and that they might be interested in bringing in the veteran power forward if the Nuggets buy out his contract.

McDyess was reportedly unhappy with the trade that sent him from the Pistons to Denver along with Chauncey Billups. Many believe he will return to Detroit after the mandatory 30-day wait period expires, but several sources are confirming that the Nuggets and McDyess are negotiating a buyout that would give him more than $6 million over two seasons. If McDyess gets the buyout from Denver, the Celtics could make him an offer, in an attempt to fill the void left by P.J. Brown's retirement at the end of their championship season.
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