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2 years 2 months ago

Internet crimes unit seaches home of Nuggets Birdman

LARKSPUR - Investigators with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office searched the home of Denver Nuggets player Chris "Birdman" Andersen Thursday and seized some of his is property. Sheriff's office spokeswoman Deborah Sherman said deputies with the Internet Crimes Against Children Unit have been looking into Andersen since receiving a...

2 years 2 months ago

Nuggets aim to climb back into series vs Lakers

DENVER (AP) - Speedy point guard Ty Lawson believes more running and better rebounding will get the Denver Nuggets back into their first-round series with the Los Angeles Lakers. And coach George Karl thinks it boils down to controlling the paint, preventing Lakers center Andrew Bynum from dominating down low....

2 years 3 months ago

Nuggets' Chandler done for the season

DENVER (AP) - Denver Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler needs surgery to repair a labral tear in his left hip and is done for the season. Chandler played seven minutes Monday night against Houston after missing eight games with hip and groin injuries. But further discussions with team doctors determined he...

2 years 7 months ago

Nuggets waive a pair

DENVER (AP) - The Denver Nuggets have waived guard Cory Higgins and forward Michael Ruffin. Higgins was an undrafted free agent who played at Colorado and signed with Denver on Dec. 9. His father is former NBA player Rod Higgins, who was once coached by the Nuggets' George Karl when...

2 years 7 months ago

Nuggets beat Suns in preseason tuneup

PHOENIX (AP) - Danilo Gallinari scored a game-high 23 points and the Denver Nuggets opened the fourth quarter with a 16-3 run en route to a 110-85 win over the Phoenix Suns in an exhibition game Thursday night. Corey Brewer scored eight of his 20 points during the decisive run...

2 years 7 months ago

Nuggets sign former Denver prep star

DENVER (AP) - The Denver Nuggets have signed hometown forward Michael Ruffin, a nine-year NBA pro who most recently played for Portland in 2008-09. Ruffin's signing brings the Nuggets' training camp roster to 16. Ruffin, who attended high school in the Denver area, has averaged 1.7 points and 3.9 rebounds...

2 years 7 months ago

Nuggets sign Nene to a 5-year deal

DENVER (AP) - The Denver Nuggets have re-signed Nene to a five-year deal, keeping the unrestricted free agent through 2015-16. The Denver Post first reported that the Brazilian center had agreed to the contract that could be worth up to $67 million. Nene had considered leaving Denver for the Nets,...

2 years 7 months ago

NBA releases compacted 66-game schedule

NEW YORK (AP) - The Los Angeles Lakers will play games on the first three nights of the NBA season, the first of 42 back-to-back-to-back sets teams will face during this lockout-shortened season. The NBA announced the compacted, 66-game schedule on Tuesday night, one that will require every team to...

2 years 8 months ago

Nuggets hope to sign Nene and Afflalo

DENVER (AP) - Denver Nuggets General Manager Masai Ujiri said he will try to re-sign free agents Nene and Arron Afflalo when teams can agree to terms with players starting Dec. 9. Nene opted out of the last season of his contract and is one of the most sought-after players...

2 years 8 months ago

Karl helps in fight against cancer

DENVER (AP) - With no basketball to coach, George Karl is tending to his other passion in life: fighting cancer, a disease he's beaten twice. The Denver Nuggets coach lent his voice Tuesday to the American Cancer Society and Quest Diagnostics, which are teaming up on a nationwide cancer prevention...

3 years 1 month ago

Nuggets trade Felton for Andre Miller

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The Portland Trail Blazers acquired guard Raymond Felton from the Denver Nuggets in exchange for veteran guard Andre Miller. Miller's non-guaranteed contract includes a $7.8 million team option by June 30, which made him attractive to the Nuggets. Miller's agent, Andy Miller, confirmed the trade....

3 years 1 month ago

Nuggets pick up option on Lawson

DENVER (AP) - The Denver Nuggets have offered contracts to restricted free agents Arron Afflalo, Wilson Chandler and Gary Forbes. The team also said Monday that it has exercised the fourth-year option on guard Ty Lawson. The Nuggets didn't release the terms. Afflalo is in his second season with the...

3 years 3 months ago

Thunder ready for game 5 with Nuggets

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Russell Westbrook didn't become an All-Star point guard by taking 30 shots per game. Even his coach, Scott Brooks, says that's too many. But while saying Tuesday that Westbrook shouldn't have taken so many jump shots in the Oklahoma City Thunder's first loss in their playoff...

3 years 3 months ago

Smith talks about leaving Nuggets

DENVER (AP) - Denver Nuggets guard J.R. Smith says there is a "strong possibility" he will sign elsewhere after the season. He says maybe Denver is not the right fit for him after five years. Smith and the rest of the Nuggets are trying to stay positive after losing the...

3 years 3 months ago

Karl remains confident heading into game 2

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - George Karl doesn't know if there's much more his Denver Nuggets can do to slow down the NBA's scoring champion and his All-Star sidekick. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook combined for 72 points in Oklahoma City's Game 1 victory over Denver. Karl doesn't believe his Nuggets...

3 years 3 months ago

Nuggets' Afflalo out for Game 1

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Denver Nuggets will be without starting guard Arron Afflalo for Game 1 of their playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Afflalo said at the team's morning shootaround Sunday that "for once it's time to be smart and sit out," and allow his strained left...

3 years 3 months ago

Beat up Nuggets ready for NBA's second season

DENVER (AP) - The Denver Nuggets cast aside conventional wisdom and actually played better without All-Star Carmelo Anthony after trading him to the New York Knicks in February. They were 32-25 with the best player in their history, 18-7 without him. They improved in just about every offensive and defensive...

3 years 5 months ago

Gallinari to sit out Knicks game

DENVER (AP) - Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari will sit out Monday night against the Atlanta Hawks because of a sprained left big toe. Gallinari stubbed his toe late in a loss to Portland on Friday night and Nuggets coach George Karl said the digit remains tender. Gallinari scored 30 points...

3 years 5 months ago

Carmelo to Nets rumors cooling off

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov has no plans to meet with Carmelo Anthony during the All Star weekend in Los Angeles. A spokeswoman for the Russian billionaire released an update Saturday saying that Prokhorov has not met with Anthony and has no plans to meet...

3 years 5 months ago

Billups is day-to-day

DENVER (AP) - An MRI on Denver Nuggets point guard Chauncey Billups' strained left knee revealed no serious damage Monday and he's listed as day-to-day. Billups was injured early in the first half of Denver's game against Houston on Monday night and he didn't return to the court. He said...

3 years 5 months ago

Karl thinks Anthony may not get traded

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - George Karl says he still believes he might be coaching Carmelo Anthony all season. Karl says he is prepared for anything, but has felt since before the season started that the chance of Anthony staying with the Denver Nuggets was greater than many believe. If that...

3 years 6 months ago

Carmelo is not talking

DENVER (AP) - His meeting with the Nets' owner canceled, Denver Nuggets star Carmelo Anthony is not talking. Anthony left practice Thursday without speaking to reporters a day after New Jersey Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov called off negotiations with the Nuggets and canceled a trip to Denver to meet the...

3 years 6 months ago

Nets call off Carmelo trade talks

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov has told the team to end discussions on the Carmelo Anthony deal. In a news conference before Wednesday night's game against Utah, Prokhorov said he decided on Tuesday to stop pursuit of the Nuggets all-star forward, unhappy with how things...

3 years 6 months ago

Red-hot Nuggets may be in for a change

DENVER (AP) - The Denver Nuggets are rolling after two straight routs, finally clicking on the court the way that Nuggets coach George Karl has always envisioned. And now his team just might be on the verge of being dismantled. No matter how well the Nuggets are performing, how much...

3 years 6 months ago

Nuggets lose "the Bird" for a week

DENVER (AP) - The Denver Nuggets say Chris "Birdman" Andersen will miss a week to rest a sore right knee and an ailing lower back. Andersen played limited minutes in a blowout win over Phoenix on Tuesday night after sitting out the game before to rest his right knee. He...

3 years 6 months ago

Karl remains hopeful Melo stays in Denver

DENVER (AP) - George Karl caught a glimpse of New Jersey rookie Derrick Favors' game on television while holding out hope the viewing was nothing more than an exercise in futility. Despite all the rumors and reports, the Denver Nuggets coach remains optimistic that Carmelo Anthony will stick around beyond...

3 years 7 months ago

Carmelo returns to Nuggets

DENVER (AP) - Nuggets star forward Carmelo Anthony rejoined the Denver Nuggets for practice Friday, his first work with the team since the death of his sister. Anthony missed five games and is expected to play Saturday when the Nuggets host the Sacramento Kings. He says it feels good to...

3 years 7 months ago

Persistent Nuggets continue to play well

DENVER (AP) - All anyone wants to talk about is where Carmelo Anthony may land next. All that chatter, though, has obscured and overshadowed the steady play of the team he's on. By piecing different parts together, the Denver Nuggets have weathered a wave of injuries and are off to...

3 years 7 months ago

Carmelo downplays trade rumors

DENVER (AP) - Any other time, Carmelo Anthony's balky right knee might draw more attention. Instead, the nagging injury took a back seat to a much bigger and broader question: Does the All-Star still want to be a member of the Denver Nuggets? Following a four-game road trip, Anthony insisted...

3 years 7 months ago

Carmelo scratched for game in Boston

BOSTON (AP) - Star forward Carmelo Anthony has been scratched from the Denver Nuggets' game at Boston with inflammation in his right knee. It's the first game that Anthony has missed this season. Denver had won seven in a row before losing to Charlotte on Tuesday night. Nuggets coach George...

3 years 7 months ago

Nuggets talk extension with Karl

DENVER (AP) - The Denver Nuggets and coach George Karl are discussing a contract extension through the 2011-12 season. Karl, 59, who is closing in on 1,000 career wins, is in the final year of his contract. He missed the last couple of months last season while fighting throat and...

3 years 8 months ago

Karl not sure about next season

DENVER (AP) - Denver Nuggets coach George Karl says he'll only return to the NBA next season if he doesn't have any setbacks in his recovery from throat and neck cancer. Karl is in the last year of his contract in Denver and said that while he wants to continue...

3 years 8 months ago

Nene sidelined with groin injury

DENVER (AP) - Nuggets center Nene missed the game Wednesday night against the Dallas Mavericks with a strained left groin. Nene was bothered by the injury near the end of a win over Houston on Saturday. He's listed as day-to-day. The Nuggets are already banged-up in the frontcourt with Kenyon...

3 years 9 months ago

Nuggets drop preseason game in Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Brandon Roy scored 23 points and LaMarcus Aldridge had 16 in the Portland Trail Blazers' 90-83 exhibition victory over the Denver Nuggets on Thursday night. Portland outrebounded Denver 47-35 to help the Blazers finish the preseason 3-4 record. Denver (4-3) has one preseason game remaining, Friday...

3 years 9 months ago

Nuggets pick up option on Lawson

DENVER (AP) - The Denver Nuggets have picked up the third-year option on Ty Lawson, keeping the speedy point guard under contract through the 2011-12 season. The team announced the move Thursday night. Lawson backed up All-Star Chauncey Billups as a rookie last season, averaging 8.3 points and 3.1 assists...

3 years 9 months ago

Nuggets hire new assistant

DENVER (AP) - The Denver Nuggets have hired Melvin Hunt as an assistant coach. Hunt, 40, was an assistant with the Cleveland Cavaliers form 2005-10. Before that, he spent a season on the Los Angeles Lakers' staff (2004-05) and five seasons with the Houston Rockets (1999-2004), where he served as...

3 years 10 months ago

Carmelo to New Jersey trade is "dead"

DENVER (AP) - A person with knowledge of the discussions says a four-way deal that would have sent Nuggets All-Star Carmelo Anthony to New Jersey is "dead." The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because he wasn't authorized to speak publicly about the trade. Anthony...

3 years 10 months ago

Carmelo remains with Nuggets ..... for now

DENVER (AP) - Carmelo Anthony arrived at media day Monday wearing a Denver Nuggets jersey. For how much longer the All-Star forward will wear that white, powder blue and gold uniform, though, remains unknown. The Nuggets have been engaging in talks with teams interested in acquiring Anthony. A potential mega-deal...

3 years 11 months ago

Police investigating Nuggets' Smith

DENVER (AP) - Police are investigating an alleged altercation between Denver Nuggets guard J.R. Smith and another person at the team's practice facility. Denver police spokesman Sonny Jackson says officers went to the facility Aug. 13 after a report of an altercation involving Smith and another player in a pickup...

3 years 11 months ago

Nuggets find new GM

DENVER (AP) - The Denver Post is reporting that former Denver Nuggets international scout Masai Ujiri has been chosen as the team's new general manager. The newspaper reported on its website Wednesday night that the 39-year-old Ujiri will return to the Nuggets, where he served as a scout from 2003-07....

3 years 11 months ago

Nuggets shake up front-office

DENVER (AP) - The Denver Nuggets are shaking up their front office. The team declined Tuesday to extend the contracts of executives Mark Warkentien and Rex Chapman. Warkentien was the NBA executive of the year two seasons ago when the Nuggets reached the Western Conference finals. Chapman has been vice...

4 years 2 weeks ago

Carter signs 1-year deal with Nuggets

DENVER (AP) - Anthony Carter has signed a one-year league-minimum deal to stay with the Denver Nuggets, who also signed Shelden Williams. Carter, who has played his last four seasons in Denver, averaged 3.3 points and 3.0 rebounds in 54 games last season, spelling Chauncey Billups and Ty Lawson. Williams,...

4 years 2 weeks ago

Nuggets' Butch has surgery

DENVER (AP) - The Denver Nuggets say center Brian Butch has undergone surgery to fix a ruptured left patella tendon. Butch injured his knee in a summer league game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday. He was leading the team in blocked shots before the injury, averaging 1.5 a...

4 years 3 weeks ago

Martin has no timetable for his return

SNOWMASS, Colo. (AP) - Kenyon Martin says he has no timetable for his return from his latest knee operation. The Denver Nuggets forward spoke briefly after arriving at his basketball camp in the Rocky Mountains on Tuesday. In his first public comments since his latest operation, Martin said his surgically...

4 years 1 month ago

Nuggets are quiet on draft night

DENVER (AP) - The Denver Nuggets sat this one out - again. While teams across the NBA augmented their rosters Thursday night, the Nuggets failed to trade into the first or second rounds of the draft and came up empty. Rex Chapman, vice president of player personnel, says the front...

4 years 1 month ago

Nuggets make offer to Kleiza

DENVER (AP) - The Denver Nuggets have made a qualifying offer to restricted free agent Linas Kleiza, who spent the past season in Greece. Nuggets officials didn't release the terms of the offer Monday. The 6-foot-8, 245-pounds Kleiza averaged 8.3 points per game and 3.5 rebounds in 301 games over...

4 years 2 months ago

Karl remains in hospital

DENVER (AP) - Nuggets coach George Karl remains hospitalized with complications from his battle with throat cancer. Karl experienced swelling in his left knee while being treated for a blood clot in his right leg, Karl's partner, Kim Van Deraa, told the team's website Tuesday. She said Karl, 58, probably...

4 years 3 months ago

Nuggets stay alive in series with Utah

DENVER (AP) - Carmelo Anthony got the help he was begging for, J.R. Smith found his long-range touch and the Denver Nuggets avoided elimination with a 116-102 victory over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night. The Nuggets, trying to become the first team in four years to overcome a 3-1...

4 years 3 months ago

Frustrated Nuggets start pointing fingers

DENVER (AP) - The flustered Denver Nuggets are tweeting and teetering. After losing at Utah to fall behind 3-1 to the Jazz in a playoff series they were heavily favored to win, All-Star Carmelo Anthony expressed frustration that he wasn't getting more help in trying to stop the Nuggets' slide...

4 years 3 months ago

Jazz take series lead over Nuggets

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Paul Millsap had career-highs of 22 points and 19 rebounds, rallying the Utah Jazz from a disastrous start in a 105-93 win over the Denver Nuggets in Game 3 of their Western Conference playoff series Friday night. The Jazz lead Denver 2-1 in the series...

4 years 3 months ago

Utah evens series with Nuggets

DENVER (AP) - With Utah running out of big bodies, Deron Williams carried an even bigger load in leading the Jazz to a 114-111 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Monday night in Game 2 of their Western Conference playoffs. Williams had 33 points and 14 assists and Carlos Boozer...

4 years 3 months ago

Kmart remains question mark for Nuggets

DENVER (AP) - The Denver Nuggets won't have coach George Karl back for the opening round of the playoffs. They will have the services of another key member of their team who also missed 19 games down the stretch: defensive stalwart Kenyon Martin. The question is: how much will Martin...

4 years 3 months ago

Nuggets sign coach's kid

DENVER (AP) - The Denver Nuggets have signed Coby Karl , the son of coach George Karl. The signing was announced Sunday. George Karl, who survived prostate canver several years ago, is battling throat and neck cancer and hasn't been on the sideline since March 16. Coby Karl...

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