September 18, 2018, 6:55 pmIsaiah Thomas - G - Denver Nuggets
Isaiah Thomas is still rehabbing from hip surgery and might not be ready for camp.
IT said that he wouldn't be cleared until the very end of August but said he'd be ready for camp, though obviously that's now in doubt. Nuggets President of Basketball Ops Tim Connelly said, "I think he has probably rushed back (in the past). We want Isaiah to be right. So, he's working his butt off a couple times a day with our guys. He's getting better by the day. But we're not trying to win the preseason. Whenever he's ready he'll be out there and I'm sure he'll be impactful."
Source: Chris Dempsey on Twitter
September 17, 2018, 6:50 pmXavier Silas - G - Denver Nuggets
The Celtics have signed Xavier Silas to a training camp deal.
Silas appeared in two games with the Celtics while on a 10-day contract last year. He has just four NBA games under his belt, with the other two coming way back in 2011-12 as a member of the Sixers. The Nuggets have a full rotation so Silas is a longshot to be a factor when it roster cut day arrives.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
September 14, 2018, 11:27 amRichard Jefferson - F - Denver Nuggets
Richard Jefferson said that he hopes to play in the NBA during the 2018-19 season.
“I’m a basketball player until I am not a basketball player,” Jefferson told The Post. “My goal is to play basketball this season.” Jefferson only logged 8.2 minutes per game with the Nuggets last season and if makes a roster it would likely be as a veteran-mentorship role and could be ignored in all leagues.
April 18, 2018, 12:49 pmWill Barton - SG/SF - Denver Nuggets
Tim Connelly, president of basketball ops hopes to resign Will Barton during the offseason.
Barton will be a unrestricted free agent this summer and has stressed that he wants to return to the Nuggets, but also prefers to start. The Nuggets have $29.2 million tied up in Paul Millsap next year and they will likely sign Nikola Jokic to a max deal this summer as well. Barton averaged 15.7 points, 5.0 boards, 4.1 assists, 1.9 treys and 1.0 steals, so he may have to go elsewhere if he wants more money and years. If the Nuggets resign the 27-year-old it will come at a cost and they likely wont have money left over to go after any of the star free agents for the next couple of years.
April 12, 2018, 2:21 pmJamal Murrary - PG - Denver Nuggets
Jamal Murray said in his exit interview Thursday, "my free-throw percentage should be my three-point percentage," implying that Murray wants to improve his shooting drastically this summer.
Murray is already a good shooter and can fill it up on any given night but given his quote, and his 90.5 percent from the charity stripe, he seems motivated to take another step. The Nuggets are a young team but have the potential to be one of the best teams in the league, especially if players are motivated to get there.
Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter
April 12, 2018, 2:16 pmWill Barton - SG - Denver Nuggets
Nuggets coach Michael Malone said Thursday there was "nothing in my heart" in regards to his future with the team.
Malone also was asked about free agent to-be Will Barton and responded "I would love nothing more than to have Will Barton back." Malone has had ups and downs with Denver as has Will Barton but both finished the season strong. Malone was able to motivate the Nuggets effectively and even when down they were not out until the very end. Barton played different roles at times for the Nuggets including bench point guard, bench wing, and starting on the wing. The versatile swingman will likely be sought after this offseason for his athleticism and ability to fill up the scoreboard quickly.
Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter
April 12, 2018, 1:43 pmPaul Millsap - PF - Denver Nuggets
Doctors told Paul Millsap he could feel pain and have reduced range of motion in his wrist up until the one year-mark of his surgery.
Millsap seemed to have discomfort in the wrist in Wednesday's win-or-go-home game vs. Minnesota. He said there are "good days and bad days" in regards to how his wrist feels. Millsap had the original surgery in mid-November and it seems like a possibility that the first month of next season may not yield 100 percent health. Keep an eye on updates about his wrist for next season.
Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter
April 12, 2018, 4:08 amKenneth Faried - PF - Denver Nuggets
Kenneth Faried was inactive for what would end up being the Nuggets' season finale on Wednesday night.
Denver failed to make the playoffs with Wednesday's loss to Minnesota and with it comes two things — the end of the Nuggets season and likely the definitive end to Kenneth Faried's Denver Nugget career. Faried hasn't played in a game since February 1 and only played in 32 games this season. Faried is scheduled to make more than 13 million dollars next season but it likely won't be as a member of the Nuggets. With how much the relationship broke down this season, expect Faried to either be released or traded this summer. Whatever team he lands on will find themselves a powerful, stout energetic rebounder who had a top-125 finish in 2016-17.
April 12, 2018, 4:02 amTorrey Craig - SG/SF - Denver Nuggets
Torrey Craig saw five minutes of action but didn't end up with a single stat in the Nuggets' loss to the Wolves on Wednesday night.
Craig came out of nowhere in December and ended up logging occasionally heavy minutes for the Nuggets throughout the rest of the season. He was never much of a factor, averaging 4.3 points and 3.3 rebounds in 39 games but Craig got some serious run in Denver's rotation at one point. The 27-year-old rookie finished outside the top-250 but can look forward to a more serious, consistent bench role next season.