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  • Ramsey: Will Nuggets draft a superstar? History screams no

    Josh Kroenke looked stunned and confused and disappointed. In short, he looked like a Denver Nuggets fan. On Tuesday night, Kroenke hoped to climb to the top of the NBA draft lottery. Instead, the basketball powers from above handed Kroenke, the Nuggets struggling mastermind, the No. 7 pick in the upcoming draft. For reasons that are obvious...

  • Nuggets center Nurkic undergoes surgery to fix torn tendon

    DENVER — The Denver Nuggets say rookie center Jusuf Nurkic underwent surgery to fix a torn left patellar tendon. Nurkic had the procedure Wednesday at a clinic in Los Angeles. The team did not give a timeline for his return. Nurkic averaged 6.9 points and 6.1 rebounds in 2014-15. He was recently selected to the NBA all-rookie second team.

  • Klee blog: Here is one player the Denver Nuggets want to draft

    I can't tell you who the Nuggets will draft. Nobody, at least that I know, can do that. But I can tell you one player the Nuggets want to draft. That's Mario Hezonja.  I wrote about Hezonja in Wednesday's Gazette. There are two reasons I wrote about a 20-year-old from Croatia, a small forward with Barca, a...

  • Klee: Nuggets must make their own luck after NBA draft lottery

    DENVER — It made sense that Josh Kroenke called his own name to represent the Nuggets at the NBA draft lottery. Did you really think the young team president would miss an opportunity to smile for the cameras as a potential Nuggets hero during a happy time? (Ignore the disappearing act during bad times. Fire a coach midseason? The penthouse...

  • The NBA Draft lottery is complete and the Denver Nuggets get pick No. ...

    Bad luck? Nah. The Denver Nuggets simply have no luck. After the pingpong balls determined the order of the NBA draft lottery Tuesday night, the Nuggets ...

  • Paul Klee's Top 10 NBA Draft prospects

    Columnist Paul Klee ranks the top 10 prospects in the NBA draft, according to how they would fit with the Denver Nuggets:

  • Klee: Time for Lady Luck to smile on Denver Nuggets

    BLACK HAWK — One chip, at least, always goes on No. 27. That's the date of her wedding anniversary, the 27th of October. And the other chips? A couple go on 17, her daughter's birthday; a couple on double-zeroes, because it's green, the color of money; a couple more on 11. "Just because," Carol says, tapping a right knuckle on the edge of...

  • Klee blog: Come back to the Nuggets, Scott Brooks! (Actually, don't)

    The Nuggets fan in me shouts, "Cruise on back to Colorado, Scott Brooks! Weather's great! Fishing's even better!" The humanitarian in me hollers, "Orlando is that way, Coach." Brooks is available now. The Thunder fired him. And if ever there was top-notch fit for a Nuggets program that is seven shades of a mess, it's Brooks. He...

  • Klee blog: The week in Denver sports (April 13-20)

    What happened in Denver sports last week? Here's the rundown of my columns (and a cap doff to Mr.

  • Klee blog: Nuggets coach Melvin Hunt: Classy to the end (or beginning?)

    DENVER — The Melvin Hunt era might be over, or it might be just beginning. Either way, the end of the Denver Nuggets' bizarre, winding season seems a proper time to acknowledge the man. Make no mistake — Melvin Hunt is the man. I don’t know if Hunt, the 45-year-old NBA veteran who coached the final 23 games with an interim label, class,...

  • Nuggets vow to speed up tempo next season

      DENVER — The job requirement for the next head coach of the Denver Nuggets is pretty simple and straightforward: Must let the team play at an uptempo pace. You know, the way George Karl used to do when the Nuggets perennially made the postseason before he was fired. That's a winning brand of basketball in the Mile High City —...

  • Warriors wrap up regular season with win over Denver

    OAKLAND, Calif. — Klay Thompson scored 25 points before resting in the second half, and the Golden State Warriors wrapped up the best the regular season in franchise history with a 133-126 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night. Starters on both sides rested most of the game, with the Warriors tuning up for the playoffs and the...

  • Clippers eke out 6th straight win, 110-103 over Nuggets

    LOS ANGELES • Blake Griffin scored 22 points, DeAndre Jordan had a double-double and the Clippers eked out a 110-103 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Monday night, moving Los Angeles into a three-way tie with San Antonio and Houston for the No. 2 playoff seed in the West. Jordan had 20 points and 21 rebounds — making a pair of clutch free...

  • Klee blog: The week in Denver sports (April 5-12)

    Every Sunday night, I'll recap the week in Denver sports on this blog — with a collection of my columns and blogs from the week that was. Time flies. Hopefully this weekly overview allows for some handy, one-stop shopping for news: Rockies: The positives(!) for the 2015 season Broncos: Aqib Talib is failing the Broncos, and you...

  • Faried scores 30 points, Nuggets beat George Karl's Kings 122-111

    DENVER — Kenneth Faried scored a season-high 30 points and the Denver Nuggets spoiled coach George Karl's return to Denver, beating the Sacramento Kings 122-111 on Sunday. Wilson Chandler had 21 points and nine rebounds for the Nuggets in their home finale. At 19-22, Denver had a losing record at Pepsi Center for the first time since 2002-03....

  • Klee: George Karl returns for 'emotional' game against Denver Nuggets

    DENVER — His tear ducts never had a chance. Oh, George Karl tried to fight off the emotions of returning to Colorado as a visiting coach. But at the tail end of a lonely conversation inside Denver Athletic Club, emotions eventually won, and Karl cried. "I'm sure I'll get some cheers, and I'm sure I'll get some boos. It's emotional. I can't...

  • Danilo Gallinari's 47 points not enough for Nuggets in 2OTs

    DENVER — Raymond Felton hit a layup with 1.5 seconds remaining in double overtime, then blocked a last-second shot to help the Dallas Mavericks beat the Denver Nuggets 144-143 on Friday night. Felton drove past Randy Foye and banked in a shot high off the glass. He then got a piece of Kenneth Faried's jumper at the buzzer, causing the ball to...

  • Kenneth Faried leads Nuggets past Lakers

    DENVER — Kenneth Faried scored a season-high 29 points and had 11 rebounds, Danilo Gallinari added 27 points and the Denver Nuggets beat the Los Angeles Lakers 119-101 on Wednesday night. Ty Lawson had 16 points for the Nuggets in the matchup of teams headed for the lottery for the second straight year. Denver has the seventh worst record in...

  • Klee blog: See, college basketball, it's OK to score

    See, college basketball, it's OK to score.  Five of the eight teams in the Elite Eight of the NCAA tournament were significantly better on offense than on defense (Notre Dame, Gonzaga, Wisconsin, Duke, Michigan State). The teams playing in Monday's national title game are driven by their offense (Duke, Wisconsin). In...

  • Redick scores 24 as Clippers beat Nuggets

    DENVER — J.J. Redick scored 24 points, DeAndre Jordan had 14 points and 22 rebounds and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Denver Nuggets 107-92 on Saturday night. Chris Paul had 23 points and nine assists for the Clippers, who moved a half-game ahead of San Antonio for the fifth seed in the Western Conference with their ninth win in 10 games....

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