The Denver Nuggets decided to make 20-year-old rookie Jusuf Nurkic their starting center by trading Timofey Mozgov to Cleveland last week for two protected first-round draft picks.
Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari has a torn meniscus in his right knee and is expected to soon undergo surgery.
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.
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.
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.
Nuggets forward J.J. Hickson has a torn ligament in his right knee, general manager Tim Connelly said Saturday.
For nearly two hours Tuesday, the first-year Denver Nuggets coach Brian Shaw had his team work on nothing but defense and defense and more defense.