Paul Klee

Denver Sports Columnist

Paul covers the Broncos and Rockies, with an eye on the Nuggets, Avalanche and other Denver-area topics.
  • Klee: Where did scoring go? NCAA Tournament can make a statement

    Updated: Sun, Mar 8, 2015

    DENVER - The NCAA Tournament selection committee has an easy decision to make. It's not a tough choice, as it will be portrayed on the CBS "Selection Show" and elsewhere. The "Did the committee do a good job?" debate comes down to two bubble teams: BYU and Davidson should be in the...

  • Friday Faceoff: Should Peyton Manning have been asked to take a pay cut?

    Updated: Thu, Mar 5, 2015

    Pay cut reflects Peyton’s worth David Ramsey Yes, the Broncos asked Peyton Manning to take a pay cut. But let me remind everyone, including my friend and colleague Mr. Paul Klee, this cut was $19 million to $15 million, and it’s extremely difficult for anyone to feel ...

  • Klee: Denver Nuggets firing Brian Shaw was right choice at wrong time

    Updated: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    DENVER - Kenneth Faried slipped in and out of the locker room like a 6-foot-8 ghost. But first - at a cost of $50 million over four seasons - Faried offered his expert opinion, directed at a gang of media scurrying through the locker room to take the Nuggets' temperature after Brian...

  • Klee: Nuggets must stick to proven recipe after Shaw firing

    Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    DENVER — The Nuggets came down with an angry case of food poisoning, and they blamed the waitress. Brian Shaw's tip arrived in the form of a pink slip. To be fair, the Sesame chicken was cold, and Shaw spilled Tsingtao all over the table. But isn't the chef who prepared the spoiled...

  • Klee: If Manning is problem - please offer a solution

    Updated: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    DENVER - The Peyton Manning backlash is real, and it is bizarre. There is a noisy faction of the orange populous that truly believes the Broncos are better off without Manning, that the Broncos should move on from the 38-year-old quarterback. No, really. It's out there. At first I...

  • Klee: Former Ivy League coach Dunn has many stories to tell Stallions

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    They know they are fortunate. They know his history, that he once coached Chauncey Billups at CU, that he has coached from Air Force to the Ivy League, that he has basketball stories to fill a book - a series of books, even. They know a lot about Terry Dunn, but for now the 19 boys...

  • Klee: Football divorce between Air Force, Jaleel Awini has happy ending

    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    BOULDER — The conversation opened with a "Yes, sir," and it closed with a "yes, sir." There were enough "yes, sirs" in between that I felt quite a bit older after talking to Jaleel Awini. It appears you can take the former cadet out of the Air Force, but you can't take all of the Air...

  • Klee: Recess or recruiting? College football and sixth-grade quarterbacks

    Updated: Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    DENVER — I interviewed a sixth-grader over the phone. So there's that. He's a big-time kid, Daron Bryden. He even paused the Xbox while we discussed his favorite football teams ("I like to watch spread offenses, like Oregon") and player ("Ben Roethlisberger"). Daron is 12. He's...

  • 4 O'Clock Shadow: Nuggets deadline moves are admission of failure

    Updated: Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    The Nuggets made two major moves on the NBA trade deadline. Grading a trade deadline in the 24 hours that follow a trade deadline is like grading the NFL draft 24 hours after the NFL draft. You, or I, have no idea. We really don't. But one thing I know for certain about the Nuggets...

  • Klee: Nuggets need respect more than NBA trade deadline

    Published: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    DENVER — The NBA trade deadline is 1 p.m. Thursday. The Nuggets can swap this guy or that guy, store away a dozen first-round picks for the long winter, and it won't make a difference - not if they don't add the most important element of all. Respect. The Nuggets have none. They...

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