NBA Personnel Move of the Offseason: On Dec. 14, 2011, the Denver Nuggets signed Nene to a $67 million contract. Nuggets general manager Masai Ujiri praised Nene as the top free agent in basketball. Just 91 days later on March 15, the Nuggets traded Nene for a minor player plus someone they waived immediately. Ujiri said the team needed to unload Nene's contract.
The Nuggets have waived DeMarre Carroll. -Benjamin Hochman via Twitter
"I'm going to push myself to be Rookie of the Year," the former Morehead State star said. "That's my goal. I think it's an attainable goal. ... We're going to rebuild and get better. Guys are going to push each other -- I'm going to push others even though I'm a rookie. I'll do my best and play my part."
Regarding my next season, I know that the management in Denver wants for me a more important role. I am ready and I hope next season will be good for me and the team. It is a honour for me to be coached by George Karl. He is a winner. " -Danilo Gallinari
I don't like the nickname "Ill-Will".
I mean, really. It does not fit his personality in the slightest. He is tough, but reserved - almost stoic - not nasty or negative. Because he exudes silent strength and resolve, I propose Will Power.
Wilson Chandler = Will Power. What do y'all think? (I'm gonna use it anyway). Any other suggestions?
Hey guys, I am going to fly up to see the last Nuggets home game that is on a weekend. It is April 9th vs the T'Wolves. Any advice on getting tickets? I have checked Stubbhubb and such but thought I would ask a much trustworthy source. I want decent tickets, I have seen my fair share of Nugs games from the nose bleeds, and while its fun, I really want to see an NBA game from closer. Thanks in advance!
Denver Stiffs ticket giveaway tonight ... check back here at 7:00 p.m. MDT for the trivia question! Tickets for tomorrow's Nuggets vs. Kings game (parking pass included). Tix courtesy of Stiffs reader 808inDenver
"Nuggets guard Arron Afflalo was pleased he was even in the conversation. Monday's deadline to sign him to a contract extension came and went without Afflalo signing, so he'll be a restricted free agent next summer. But the blossoming pro, in his fourth season, wasn't upset. 'I believe it's a privileged position to even be having the ability to have that conversation right now, with only two or three guys in my class even signing,' Afflalo said. 'So, from that standpoint, if my agent and management were talking, I definitely appreciate it. ... I put my best foot forward.' Afflalo is in the last year of his rookie contract. He was drafted in 2007 by the Detroit Pistons. The Nuggets have the ability to match any offer Afflalo receives during free agency. 'It's the nature of the business,' Afflalo said. 'I value this organization, and I hope they value me. We'll see what happens next summer.' "
According to Newsday, the 6-9, 238-pound forward will end up with the Hornets, his fourth team in five seasons.
Newsday reports that once Amundson decides, the Pacers and Warriors will shift their focus on Earl Barron, the 7-footer who isn't expected to be brought back by the New York Knicks. Barron averaged 11.7 points, 11 rebounds and .6 blocks per game last season .</" target="new">