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.
The Denver Nuggets forward has agreed to a four-year, $50 million contract extension, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press.
Coach K believed in him, enough to even ask him to take charge of the team. All Stars listened to him, too, especially at crunch time.
For the last 18 months, Danilo Gallinari has played far more tour guide than small forward.
Josh Kroenke’s slip of the tongue even made Arron Afflalo smirk. The Denver Nuggets president explained Monday how he has closely “Afflalowed” the shooting guard’s two seasons in Orlando, before reacquiring him in a draft-day deal last week.
The Nuggets are deeper and more versatile after a busy draft day. They are also a lot younger after picking up Jusuf Nurkic and Gary Harris.
The Denver Nuggets parlayed a draft-day trade with Chicago into a Bosnian big man that very few knew about until Thursday and a shooting guard they long coveted.
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.
When Paul Stastny scored the game winner in overtime at the Pepsi Center to give the Colorado Avalanche a 5-4 win over the Minnesota Wild on Thursday, the whole arena erupted, which included Denver Nuggets star point guard Ty Lawson.