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 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.
The challenges as a rookie head coach are nothing compared to the tragedy Nuggets head coach Brian Shaw endured 20 years ago the night he lost his parents and his sister in a car accident.
Unless the nose-diving Denver Nuggets can turn things around, they’ll miss the playoffs for the first time since 2003, when they got Carmelo Anthony after a 17-65 season.
The Nuggets are back in action on the hardcourt Tuesday night when they host the Suns at the Pepsi Center, but they still don’t have a point guard.
Danilo Gallinari has had a major setback in his return from left knee surgery, requiring a second operation Tuesday that will sideline him for the remainder of the season.
By the time January rolls around Brian Shaw envisions his team fully embracing his system, one that hinges on half-court sets, a powerful presence in the paint and smothering defense.
Obviously, Denver Nuggets general manager Tim Connelly was only kidding and not trying to put this kind of pressure on his new coach.
The Denver Nuggets have hired Arturas Karnisovas to serve as assistant general manager.