Denver Nuggets News, Rumors, Odds and Stats
Fansided: Denver Nuggets vs. Cavaliers: Keys to the game
The Denver Nuggets are coming off a big time win over the Chicago Bulls.
They won by a final score of 135-105 showcasing that they are still one of the top teams in the league despite getting destroyed by the defending champion Golden State Warriors the other night.
Now, the Denver Nuggets will welcome the struggling Cleveland Cavaliers to the Pepsi Center.
As we all know, the Nuggets have a history of losing these type of trap games to the "lesser," teams in the league. For example, the Phoenix Suns this season, the Atlanta Hawks, Sacramento Kings and once again, the Phoenix Suns last year.
Denver Stiffs: Isaiah Thomas responded to a fan on twitter asking if he should drop him in fantasy basketball.
Denver Nuggets fans received some good news Friday in the form of a report by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Woj dropped the bomb that Isaiah Thomas, who has been out since last year after undergoing surgery on his hip, is aiming for a return in early February. However, before this was announced, a fan hit up Thomas on Twitter and wanted his advice: Should he drop him on fantasy or keep him on his team in hopes that he would return to the court soon?
Although Thomas gave permission for the fan to drop him from his fantasy team, he wanted him to know that it wouldn't come without regrets.
Denver Stiffs: Preview: Denver Nuggets wrap up homestand against Cleveland Cavaliers
The Denver Nuggets have a chance to finish off their homestand 3-1. To do that, they'll have to take care of business tonight against the Cleveland Cavaliers. There's plenty of reason to believe they'll do just that as well. After being blown out on their home court by the vaunted Golden State Warriors, the Nuggets responded just as you would hope them to with a 30 point thrashing of the Chicago Bulls a couple nights later. There's only one team with a worse record in the NBA than the Bulls, and that's the Cavs.
Denver Stiffs: Nuggets Weekly Digest - January 19
The 2018-2019 NBA season is officially past the halfway point, and as suspected the competition in the league is starting to get a lot more interesting.
Our Denver Nuggets fell from grace a bit this week with a humbling loss at the hands of the defending champs to put them half of a game back from the 1st slot in the Western Conference standings.
Not to worry, second place is a far cry from 9th so Denver is still in very good shape overall, but this week's developments point out some key things to be aware of as the season presses on.
Fansided: Denver Nuggets vs. Bulls: Takeaways from 30 point win
Everyone in the NBA knows there is no better way to bounce back from a tough loss than with a great win. Thankfully, the Denver Nuggets would know all about that.
Having bounced back from a blowout loss to the Warriors with a blowout win of their own against the Chicago Bulls.
However, the main question is did the Denver Nuggets blowout the Bulls by applying the lessons learned from their loss to the Warriors?
Or did they merely beat a team with far more problems than their own?
Next, we take a closer look at the quality of the Denver Nuggets latest win.
Fansided: Denver Nuggets: Five Trey Lyles trade packages
The Denver Nuggets have taken a major step this season. After a bittersweet end to last season, Denver went from being favorites to at least make the post season, to being a dark horse to make it to the Western Conference Finals.
However, there have still been some hiccups here and there this season and not every player on the team has been playing at a high level.
With that always comes some possibilities for a trade to help bolster the already talented Denver Nuggets squad.
For this article, we will look at five realistic trade opportunities for the Denver Nuggets to trade their backup power forward, Trey Lyles.
Denver Post: Nuggets' Isaiah Thomas acknowledges report of possible February return via Twitter
The Nuggets offseason acquisition of Isaiah Thomas may come sooner than later, according to Twitter and the injured man himself, Thomas -- maybe.
ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Thomas could make his Nuggets debut during the Feb. 11-13 homestand right before the All-Star Break. Thomas quote tweeted the #WojBomb with a watch emoji, and NBA fans across the Mile High City were left wondering what it all means.
Earlier this week, Nuggets beat reporter Mike Singer reported there was no "definitive timeline" for his return.
Thomas has been sidelined since he underwent hip surgery last March, and the franchise has yet to put any time table for his return since the former all-star was signed as a free agent in July.
Denver Stiffs: Report: Denver Nuggets point guard Isaiah Thomas targets February 11th for return to court
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Denver Nuggets point guard Isaiah Thomas is targeting a return in early February.
Story on ESPN: There's optimism that former All-Star guard Isaiah Thomas can make his Denver Nuggets debut on Feb. 11-13 homestand prior to All-Star Break. https://t.co/tsbtNg1jBL-- Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 19, 2019
Woj states in his report that Thomas needs to go through 5x5 scrimmages before returning to the court but that he's very close to moving on to that step. He goes on to state that at the very latest the Nuggets are hoping to have IT back no later than when they return from the all-star break.
Fansided: Denver Nuggets: Who is their go-to guy?
We've seen the Denver Nuggets do a pretty good job of closing out games early in the season, and it's a major reason why they're out to a 30-14 record.
With that being said, I still watch the games and see a close to a game and wonder, who is the go-to guy for the team?
It's easy to say their MVP candidate and probable All-Star player in Nikola Jokic, but it's also easy to argue Jamal Murray and his inconsistent stroke. What about Gary Harris when he gets back from injury?
Denver Stiffs: President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly on building the Denver Nuggets
In this special episode of the Locked on Denver Nuggets podcast, I am joined by Denver Nuggets President of Basketball Operations, Tim Connelly, to talk about how he built this year's Denver Nuggets. He takes me behind the scenes on how he acquired Gary Harris, Jamal Murray, Nikola Jokic, Malik Beasley, and Juancho Hernangomez in the NBA draft, as well as adding Paul Millsap in free agency. It's a great, 45-minute conversation that provides an excellent glimpse into how this team was assembled and some of the process behind scouting and identifying players in the NBA draft.