Sunday, June 25, 2017

DENVER NUGGETS

Monte Morris salvages disheartening draft night for Nuggets

Not only was Morris one of the best floor generals in college basketball last season, he is one of the smartest players with the ball in NCAA history.

Nuggets rinse and repeat with second and third picks in 2017

The Denver Nuggets held to a consistent pattern from last year with their second and third picks in the 2017 NBA Draft

Yawner: The Nuggets’ draft puts Denver to sleep

Doug Ottewill drifted off as soon as he saw Jimmy Butler’s name scroll across the bottom of the screen… followed by “traded to Minnesota.”

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Nuggets commit to offense and patience by drafting Tyler Lydon

The Nuggets moved back in the 2017 draft to select an offensive forward who will need time to develop as an NBA player.

Don’t be shocked, Tyler Lydon can shoot the basketball

The pick came as a bit of a surprise but there are definitely reasons to be excited about the 21-year-old forward from Syracuse.

Nuggets select Syracuse forward Tyler Lydon No. 24 overall

After trading out of the No. 13 pick, the Denver Nuggets made their first selection of the 2017 NBA Draft at No. 24, Syracuse's Tyler Lydon.

Nuggets get another big who can stretch the floor in Trey Lyles

Last year for the Jazz, Lyles averaged 6.2 points and 3.3 rebounds per game while shooting 31 percent from beyond the arc.
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REACTION: Nuggets trade 13th pick for Trey Lyles, 24th pick

Jeff Morton of 5280 Sports Network breaks down the move, and how it will work out for the Nuggets.

Nuggets land a Canadian Wildcat on draft night for second straight year

After selecting Ontario native Jamal Murray with the No. 7 overall pick last year, this year they landed a Saskatoon, Saskatchewan product via a trade.

REPORT: Nuggets working on deal to bring Jimmy Butler to Denver

Butler, in addition to being a top-20 scorer in the NBA, is close friends with Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas.

REPORT: Nuggets could move down in draft

The Denver Nuggets currently hold the 13th, 49th, and 51st picks in the draft, but that could change, according to Jonathan Givony of Draft Express. 

No consensus yet at Pepsi Center on who Nuggets will select in draft

Denver needs a defensive big man, but Nuggets director of scouting Jim Clibanoff says there's no consensus yet on who they are targeting.

Five players who make sense as the Nuggets’ first pick in 2017

Whether they hold pat at pick No. 13 or move back in the draft, Denver has a handful of options who would be a good fit based on current need.