1:38 AM EDT, Wed October 18, 2017
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Denver Nuggets season preview roundtable podcast

Denver Nuggets season preview roundtable podcast

Summit episode of the Locked On Nuggets podcast In this special, summit edition of the Locked On Nuggets podcast, I am joined by T.J. McBride of BSN Denver, Dev Johnson of Mile High Sports, and Brendan Vogt of Dig in Denver. The three of us talk about all of the major storylines entering the Nuggets 2017-18 season including predictions for Jokic’s stat line, the team’s ceiling and floor, and a bunch of off beat topics like which NBA teams we just don’t care about. It’s a really fun and light-hearted discussion that should get you excited for the upcoming season. You can also hear...
7 hours ago
2017-18 NBA Over/Unders Part II

2017-18 NBA Over/Unders Part II

The Denver Stiffs staff predictions are in, and this time they’re guessing the records for each team in the Western Conference. With the NBA season beginning yesterday, and the Nuggets season beginning today, the Denver Stiffs staff got their prognosticating caps out and made some predictions. However, for some of you that may be interested in knowing what we think of each and every team in the league, more words are required. Ryan Blackburn and Daniel Lewis took some time to make predictions of their own, taking the over or under on each team in the NBA. Here is part two, for the Western...
13 hours ago
Denver Stiffs official 2017-18 NBA season predictions

Denver Stiffs official 2017-18 NBA season predictions

The Stiffs predict season award winners, Nuggets record, and more The 2017-18 NBA season begins tonight so the Denver Stiffs are here to put their predictions in writing, free for the internet to mock in 7 months when we are all way off! Today we make NBA predictions. Tomorrow we’ll drop our Denver Nuggets predictions. Make your predictions in the comment section below! NBA MVP By Evan Fiala Last season showcased a historic MVP race but even just months later the dynamics of the NBA have completely changed. Russell Westbrook will be hard pressed to average a triple-double again and has...
Oct 17, 2017
Pickaxe Podcast: Gary Harris contract extension and wrapping up Denver Nuggets preseason

Pickaxe Podcast: Gary Harris contract extension and wrapping up Denver Nuggets preseason

It’s time for real basketball, but first Gary is locked up! Zach, Mike and Jeremy react to Gary Harris’ big extension and whether or not the Denver Nuggets will be a luxury tax team. Next they talk about the preseason and how Coach Malone will try to keep Kenneth Faried and Trey Lyles happy even if they’re not getting minutes. Finally, it’s time for some regular season predictions. Also, apologies on the audio, trying out a new mic and the sound was turned up way too much. Gary Harris Extension $74 Million guaranteed, too much, just right, steal of a deal? Is Gary going to be an...
Oct 16, 2017
How the Denver Nuggets can beat the Utah Jazz, with Ben Dowsett

How the Denver Nuggets can beat the Utah Jazz, with Ben Dowsett

Locked On Nuggets podcast In this episode of the Locked On Nuggets podcast, I am joined by Ben Dowsett of Basketball Insiders to discuss the upcoming game between the Denver Nuggets and the Utah Jazz. Ben covers the Jazz and shares the team’s strengths and weaknesses as we make our prediction for the season opener. He also recently broke a story about the new upgrades to NBA league pass that you should check out. But before that, I break down a very eventful day for the Denver Nuggets. I discuss what role Richard Jefferson might have on the Nuggets roster, who he takes minutes form, and...
Oct 16, 2017
Report: Denver Nuggets to sign Richard Jefferson to one-year deal

Report: Denver Nuggets to sign Richard Jefferson to one-year deal

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the Denver Nuggets are close to signing Richard Jefferson to a one-year, $2.3 million deal. Free agent forward Richard Jefferson is closing in on a one-year, $2.3M deal with the Denver Nuggets, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 16, 2017 Jefferson was traded from the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Atlanta Hawks two days ago and was immediately released. The 37 year old was a key part of the Cavaliers’ 2016 championship team and provided versatility, experience, and defense on the wing. Jefferson is a solid...
Oct 16, 2017
Denver Nuggets Will Barton reportedly suffers right ankle or foot injury at practice

Denver Nuggets Will Barton reportedly suffers right ankle or foot injury at practice

Ugh, not a good thing to have happen just two days from the start of the season Disturbing reports coming out of Denver Nuggets practice today. Gina Mizell of the Denver Post reported that Will Barton suffered a right ankle or foot injury at the end of practice and could put no weight on it. So far no other details have been provided on the extent of Barton’s injury but if he follows typical injury protocol it should be expected for him to undergo x-rays and then perhaps an MRI after that so more details should come over the next 48 hours. Without anything...
Oct 16, 2017
Nuggets ranked 8th in the Week 1 ESPN power rankings

Nuggets ranked 8th in the Week 1 ESPN power rankings

The expectations are set - now can the Nuggets deliver? The Denver Nuggets have achieved collective awareness around the NBA. The latest example is their 8th-place ranking in the initial NBA Power Rankings from ESPN. They aren’t going to be sneaking up on anyone this year. Here’s the relevant Nuggets quote from the article: The Nuggets became a top League Pass team when Nikola Jokic was inserted into the starting lineup in December. Following the All-Star break, Jokic averaged 17.7 points, 11.6 rebounds and 6.1 assists per game. The only other player to put up 17-11-6 in the second...
Oct 16, 2017
Stiff List: Social Media Wars, Suspensions and other Preseason Bloopers

Stiff List: Social Media Wars, Suspensions and other Preseason Bloopers

It was certainly an entertaining preseason... Dirk Nowitzki's charge (?) During a preseason game against the Orlando Magic, Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki appeared to flop a charge. It's usually pretty obvious when a player is flopping, but in this case, it's downright blatant. Check out the clip below: Dirk Nowitzki takes charge vs. ghost pic.twitter.com/exHimA2MQ3— Rob Perez (@World_Wide_Wob) October 10, 2017 Timber!!!!! https://t.co/sAdIluO10n— Dirk Nowitzki (@swish41) October 10, 2017 It seems likely that perhaps he just lost his footing and tripped, or at least...
Oct 16, 2017
Woj: Nugget emerge as serious suitor for Richard Jefferson

Woj: Nugget emerge as serious suitor for Richard Jefferson

A quality wing veteran and great locker room presence? Sign me up. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Denver Nuggets have joined the Milwaukee Bucks in pursuit of former Cleveland Cavaliers forward Richard Jefferson. The Denver Nuggets have joined the Milwaukee Bucks in the pursuit of forward Richard Jefferson, league sources told ESPN. Jefferson is expected to clear waivers at 5 p.m. ET Monday and become an unrestricted free agent. Denver has registered its interest in Jefferson, 37, although Milwaukee remains the most aggressive in its recruitment of him, league sources said....
Oct 16, 2017
2017-18 NBA Over/Unders: Part I

2017-18 NBA Over/Unders: Part I

The Denver Stiffs staff predictions are in, and this time they’re guessing the records for each team in the Eastern Conference. With the NBA season beginning today, and the Nuggets season beginning Wednesday, the Denver Stiffs staff got their prognosticating caps out and made some predictions. However, for some of you that may be interested in knowing what we think of each and every team in the league, more words are required. Ryan Blackburn and Daniel Lewis took some time to make predictions of their own, taking the over or under on each team in the NBA. You’re reading Part One, where...
Oct 15, 2017
The 2017-2018 Denver Nuggets must control their destiny from the start

The 2017-2018 Denver Nuggets must control their destiny from the start

A playoff spot is not guaranteed for the Nuggets One of the most common expressions in sports is that teams “control their destiny,” an idiomatic phrase generally used in reference to teams that are close to clinching playoff spots. Though the semantics of the phrase can be argued (can anyone actually control their own destiny?), the idea that a team does in fact control its playoff situation by winning a necessary amount of games regardless of how any other team performs will always be a narrative. But a team “controlling its destiny” is so much more than just winning games towards...
Oct 14, 2017
Denver Nuggets Tweet of the Week: Wilson Chandler shouts out JaVale McGee for going vegan

Denver Nuggets Tweet of the Week: Wilson Chandler shouts out JaVale McGee for going vegan

Wilson Chandler shouts out a former teammate for his new dietary choices The Tweet of the Week is once again from Wilson Chandler and it is once again related to veganism. It sounds like quite a few players are now opting to go vegan, including one former Denver Nugget that I'm sure we all remember, and Chandler has taken notice. This isn't that shocking, considering JaVale McGee has always come across as very health oriented. I'm sure most Nuggets fans remember his often-used hashtag #JugLife, encouraging fans to drink a jug of water a day to stay properly hydrated. McGee...
Oct 13, 2017
Rocky and the Denver Nuggets are joining Stiffs Night Out!

Rocky and the Denver Nuggets are joining Stiffs Night Out!

This is going to be our best watch party ever! The Denver Nuggets are joining forces with the Denver Stiffs to create the biggest and best Nuggets watch party of the year! What: Stiff’s Night Out - A Denver Nuggets watch party! The Nuggets open their season on the road, in Utah against the Utah Jazz. We’ll be hosting a watch party for Denver Nuggets fans to cheer them on, enjoy drink specials all night, free Nuggets ticket and autographed merchandise giveaways. Where: The Celtic on Market. 1400 Market Street, Denver CO When: Wednesday, October 18th. Starts at 6PM. Ends after the...
Oct 13, 2017
Stat of the Week: Denver Nuggets final preseason numbers

Stat of the Week: Denver Nuggets final preseason numbers

A look back at what happened during the five preseason games. This edition of Stat of the Week will focus on the preseason numbers from every player, broken down by projected starters, projected bench players, and projected reserves. With a lot of playing time for most every player on the roster, it was intriguing to see which players were successful and which players struggled in their roles. Various tidbits may be added depending on the player and/or situation. Projected Starters Player Minutes Points Assists Rebounds Field Goal % 3-Point % Free Throw % Net Rating Jamal...