Danilo Gallinari’s every moment on the court will be closely tracked and monitored. For now, no more than 20 minutes a game for the Nuggets forward, no matter how well he’s playing, how tight the game may be or how much he pleads.
The influence of Peyton Manning even extends to the basketball court these days. Recently, the Denver Broncos quarterback visited with speedy Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson, just one ball distributor chatting with another.
For the last 18 months, Danilo Gallinari has played far more tour guide than small forward.
Denver Nuggets center/forward J.J. Hickson was suspended for five games without pay by the NBA on Wednesday for violating the terms of the anti-drug program.
The Denver Nuggets have brought back Arron Afflalo, acquiring the veteran guard from the Orlando Magic for point guard Evan Fournier and the No. 56 pick in the draft, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Thursday.
It wasn’t long ago that the Denver Nuggets were a perennial playoff team. For the team to get back to that level, one key may be point guard Ty Lawson elevating his game.
The Denver Nuggets aren’t accustomed to cleaning out their lockers in April.
The Denver Nuggets say forward J.J. Hickson had surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right knee on Tuesday.
Kenneth Faried had 20 points and Aaron Brooks hit four straight free throws in the final 12 seconds, helping the injury-riddled Denver Nuggets hold off the Washington Wizards 105-102 on Sunday night.
Nuggets forward J.J. Hickson has a torn ligament in his right knee, general manager Tim Connelly said Saturday.