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Jusuf Nurkic #23 of the Denver Nuggets goes for the lay up agains the Minnesota Timberwolves during the game on January 5, 2015 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Rookie Jusuf Nurkic Gives Nuggets A Lift At Center

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.

01/13/2015

Danilo Gallinari #8 of the Denver Nuggets goes up for a shot against the Indiana Pacers on December 20, 2014 at Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images

Gallinari Out After Tearing Meniscus In Right Knee

Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari has a torn meniscus in his right knee and is expected to soon undergo surgery.

12/21/2014

Danilo Gallinari poses on Sept. 29, 2014 at the Pepsi Center. (credit: Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Sidelined 18 Months, Gallinari Anxious For Opener

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.

10/29/2014

Ty Lawson #3 of the Denver Nuggets passes the ball against the Oklahoma City Thunder on March 24, 2014 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nuggets Turn The Page On Injury-Filled Season

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.

10/21/2014

Danilo Gallinari poses on Sept. 29, 2014 at the Pepsi Center. (credit: Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nuggets’ Gallinari On Mend From Knee Injury

For the last 18 months, Danilo Gallinari has played far more tour guide than small forward.

09/30/2014

Arron Afflalo (credit: Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

AP Source: Nuggets Acquire Arron Afflalo From Magic

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.

06/26/2014

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Nuggets Staying Home For First Time In Decade

The Denver Nuggets aren’t accustomed to cleaning out their lockers in April.

04/17/2014

J.J. Hickson (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Hickson Has Surgery To Fix Torn ACL

The Denver Nuggets say forward J.J. Hickson had surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right knee on Tuesday.

03/26/2014

Denver Nuggets (credit: DenverNuggets.com)

Nuggets’ Hickson Out For Season With Knee Injury

Nuggets forward J.J. Hickson has a torn ligament in his right knee, general manager Tim Connelly said Saturday.

03/22/2014

Wilson Chandler #21 Randy Foye #4, Ty Lawson #3 and Kenneth Faried #35 of the Denver Nuggets pose for photos wearing the uniforms from the 1993-1994 season on March 4, 2014 at the Pepsi Center. (credit: Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nuggets Fortify Defense In Effort To End Skid

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.

03/05/2014

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