Euro club passed over “fat” Nikola Jokic

Check out this interesting read at EuroHoops.net about how a young Nikola Jokic was overlooked by a club in Belgrade for being fat and no one though the future NBA MVP had any game. From the Eurohoops.net team/ info@eurohoops.net Partizan Belgrade’s former legendary coach Dusko Vujosevic talked about how the club ignored Nikola Jokic back when the current NBA MVP was a youngster because he was considered “fat” and because no one believed in his potential at all. Not even Vujosevic, who has an eye for prospects, himself thought that Jokic…

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Nuggets Jamal Murray tears ACL, out for season

from nba.com: Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray is out indefinitely with a torn ACL in his left knee, the team announced on Tuesday. Murray suffered the injury with 50 seconds remaining in Denver’s loss to Golden State on Monday. An MRI confirmed the diagnosis. Murray had missed the previous four games due to soreness in his other knee. The former seventh overall pick was enjoying a career year for the Nuggets, who had surged up the Western Conference standings since acquiring Aaron Gordon from Orlando at the trade deadline. A fifth-year guard,…

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Michael Porter Jr out for game against Suns

When the Denver Nuggets take the court tonight against the the Phoenix Suns, Michael Porter , Jr. will not be amongst the players taking the court. According to The Athletic and Stadium’s Shams Charania, contact tracing will have MPJ out for several days. The Denver Post’s Mike Singer adds that the team expects Porter Jr. to miss multiple contests. Porter Jr seems poised for a breakout season after really showing some serious flashes in the NBA Bubble, where he averaged 22.0 points and 8.6 rebounds while knocking down 42% of…

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Jerami Grant to opt out of deal and enter free agency

If Otto Porter and Nicholas Batum were obvious opt-ins, then Jerami Grant was just as obvious of an opt-out. According to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, the Denver Nuggets is opting out of the last year of his current deal, an enter free agency. When Grant was acquired from the Thunder last season, while it didn’t receive the fanfare of other roster moves around the league, it was lauded by knowledgeable basketball people as a quality addition by the Denver Nuggets. The move paid dividends for Denver, as he averaged…

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September 24, 2020 NBA Playoff Recap: Rebounding does in Nuggets in Game 4

Who Got It Done pt rb ast Anthony DavisLAL @ DEN 34 5 3   13-14 ft Jamal MurrayDEN vs. LAL 32 3 8 LeBron JamesLAL @ DEN 26 9 8   11-14 ft Dwight HowardLAL @ DEN 12 11 1 Nikola JokićDEN vs. LAL 16 7 4   2 stl Rajon RondoLAL @ DEN 11 5 7 Monte MorrisDEN vs. LAL 12 2 4 M. PorterDEN vs. LAL 13 8 1 Jerami GrantDEN vs. LAL 17 2 1 K. Caldwell-PopeLAL @ DEN 13 2 1 Yesterday’s Scores Los Angeles Lakers (52-19)  114  Denver…

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September 22, 2020 NBA Playoff Recap: Denver scores a must win in Game 2 of the Western Finals

Who Got it Done pt rb ast Jamal MurrayDEN vs. LAL 28 8 12   2 stl LeBron JamesLAL @ DEN 30 10 11   Triple-double Jerami GrantDEN vs. LAL 26 3 1   10-12 ft Nikola JokićDEN vs. LAL 22 10 5 Anthony DavisLAL @ DEN 27 2 1 Monte MorrisDEN vs. LAL 14 1 1 K. Caldwell-PopeLAL @ DEN 12 3 1 Michael Porter Jr.DEN vs. LAL 9 6 2   2 stl Kyle KuzmaLAL @ DEN 11 1 1 Rajon RondoLAL @ DEN 9 2 8   3 stl Yesterday’s Scores Los…

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Denver sends the Clippers packing 104-89

It has been said that the NBA is a make-or-miss league, and Tuesday night that was amongst many lessons the Los Angeles Clippers learned the hard way. Once again their second half offence let them down, as the scored just 33 points over the final 24 minutes, including missing their first ten field goal attempts of the fourth quarter. The offensive aided a Denver Nuggets team, that frankly didn’t need much help, in defeating them 104-89. The Nuggets’ victory completed an improbable comeback from down 3-1. As the first half…

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Portland, Houston and Denver to open team facilities

From Rob Goldberg of B/R The Houston Rockets, Portland Trail Blazers and Denver Nuggets are among the first teams opening their facilities Friday as part of a return from the hiatus caused by the coronavirus, according to Jeff Zillgitt and Mark Medina of USA Today.  “That’s the plan,” Rockets CEO Tad Brown said of opening on May 8. “We’re certainly expecting it, and we’ll provide the safest possible environment for our guys.” The NBA announced last month that beginning on May 8, teams could begin reopening facilities in accordance with the relaxation of state and local COVID-19 stay-at-home orders.…

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Jamal Murray , Gary Harris and Paul Millsap out tonight

The Denver Nuggets will be without three starters when they take on the Santa Cruz/Golden State Warriors Thursday night. The Nuggets announced that Jamal Murray ( left ankle sprain) , Gary Harris ( right adductor strain) and Paul Millsap ( left knee contusion/sprain) will be out of the lineup Without those players in the lineup, look to see more of guys like Will Barton, Michael Porter Jr , Torrey Craig and Malik Beasley.

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