Paul Klee

Denver Sports Columnist

Paul covers the Broncos and Rockies, with an eye on the Nuggets, Avalanche and other Denver-area topics.
  • 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...

  • Klee: Heart condition no match for Manitou Springs swimmer Sam White

    Updated: Sat, Feb 14, 2015

    THORNTON — She has a hole in her heart. One more time: A hole. In her heart. But they told Samantha White that she had no restrictions, that she could run and jump and splash and act like she was 8 and 12 and 16 years old just like the rest of her friends in the Colorado Springs...

  • Klee: To salvage season, Colorado Buffaloes men's basketball needs a kick in the pants

    Updated: Thu, Feb 12, 2015

    BOULDER — During a practice session Wednesday inside Coors Events Center, Colorado basketball coach Tad Boyle could divide his roster into three teams and feel like the sides were balanced. There was enough talent to go around. "I think that we have a lot of talent on this team that...

  • KLEE: Broncos, Wade Phillips must stay true to 'aggressive' theme

    Updated: Wed, Feb 11, 2015

    DENVER — The most important words muttered at Broncos headquarters so far this offseason came from Wade Phillips and his Texas twang. That's good, because Wade Phillips is the most important addition to the Broncos so far this offseason. "This is an attack defense," the new/old...

  • Klee: Nuggets need workers, and Colorado Springs product Reggie Jackson is one

    Updated: Tue, Feb 10, 2015

    DENVER — Reggie Jackson's pregame routine at Pepsi Center is different than when the Oklahoma City Thunder goes to the other 28 NBA cities. It takes longer, for one. His homecoming routine unfolded in its entirety on Monday. Jackson, the Palmer graduate, leaned over a folding table...

  • Klee: Colorado Rockies make changes, but will results change?

    Updated: Sun, Feb 8, 2015

    DENVER - The Rockies general manager listens to Clapton and Metallica. He reads for pleasure, but not as much as he used to, when there was more time to read for pleasure. Jeff Bridich and his wife, Sarah, are avid skiers. Now they are teaching their two kids how to ski, often at...

  • Friday Faceoff: Is Peyton Manning worth having back with the Broncos?

    Updated: Fri, Feb 6, 2015

    Today's Friday Faceoff focuses on the great Peyton Manning debate. Is the veteran Denver Broncos quarterback worth having back next season? Gazette columnists Paul Klee and David Ramsey weigh in. PAUL KLEE Is Peyton Manning worth $19 million next season? Here’s a better question:...

  • Klee: Fixing the Denver Nuggets means starting in the penthouse suite

    Updated: Thu, Feb 5, 2015

    DENVER — It starts at the top, because success or failure always starts at the top, and Josh Kroenke so far has shown nothing that proves he should be at the top of the Nuggets. Brian Shaw is the easy fall guy. The coach is forever the lowest-hanging fruit. Shaw deserves a share of...

  • Klee: CSU basketball carrying the banner for state's men's NCAA Tournament hopes

    Updated: Wed, Feb 4, 2015

    DENVER — The most impactful college basketball game played on the Front Range this season might be the one in Laramie on Wednesday. Colorado State vs. Wyoming. That big? That big. It's that big because Larry Eustachy's handiwork has CSU in an awesome position to make the NCAA...

  • Klee: Super Bowl is elaborate fun, but excess leaves empty feeling

    Updated: Sun, Feb 1, 2015

    DENVER — Walking into Super Bowl media day last year should have been a highlight. The Broncos were there, the Seahawks were there, that smokeshow sports reporter from Univision was there. Do you know who else was there, freezing his tattered beard off outside the Prudential Center in...

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