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Monte Morris plays it safe – to Nuggets' delight

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 2 hrs ago.

Monte Morris entered the NBA inauspiciously. Despite looking like a borderline first-round pick after his junior year, Morris returned to Iowa State for his senior season. The Nuggets offered just a two-year, two-way contract.

Kings vs. Warriors watch guide: Lineups, injury report, player usage

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 1 day ago.

Kings vs. Warriors watch guide: Lineups, injury report, player usage originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.com OAKLAND -- Welcome to the stretch run. For the Golden State Warriors, this is nothing new. But for the Sacramento Kings, this is the first time in more than a decade that they walk into the post All-Star break schedule over the .

Trail Blazers know their year will be defined by the postseason

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 4 days ago.

Trail Blazers know their year will be defined by the postseason originally appeared on nbcsportsnorthwest.com This is the first of a three part All-Star Break feature series. Check back Tuesday and Wednesday for parts 2 and 3… Dikembe Mutombo's celebration on the floor of the Seattle Center Coliseum remains the iconic image from one of the NBA's biggest upsets. After pulling off a stunning first round victory over top-seeded Seattle, the Denver Nuggets center lay on his back underneath the basket, clutching the ball over his head and screaming.

Silver: NBA trade requests should stay behind closed doors

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 6 days ago.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver believes trade demands should stay behind closed doors amid the fallout from Anthony Davis' request. Davis' agent Rich Paul last month revealed the New Orleans Pelicans All-Star had no plans to re-sign ahead of free agency in 2020. The Los Angeles Lakers tried to facilitate a trade prior to the deadline but a move did not materialise.

Nuggets extend contracts for entire front office after impressive rise in Western Conference

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 7 days ago.

The Denver Nuggets have rapidly transformed into a true threat in the Western Conference in recent years. Naturally, it's only right that the organization keep those in the front office who got them there. The Nuggets offered both president of basketball operations Tim Connelly and general manager Arturas Karnisovas contract extensions on Friday, the team announced.

Kings Under Review: Harrison Barnes' big game not enough to overcome Nuggets

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 8 days ago.

Kings Under Review: Harrison Barnes' big game not enough to overcome Nuggets originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.com Just off the mark. The Sacramento Kings blew a first half lead and couldn't come up with the big shot they needed to upset the high-powered Nuggets. Paul Millsap hit the Kings hard in the post.

Kings takeaways: What we learned from last-second 120-118 loss to Nuggets

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 9 days ago.

Kings takeaways: What we learned from last-second 120-118 loss to Nuggets originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.com The one that got away. After leading big in the first half, the Kings couldn't put the Denver Nuggets away Wednesday at the Pepsi Center. Playing in front of a noisy crowd, the home team found a way to pull one out, sending the Kings home with a disappointing 120-118 defeat.

Jokic tips in winner as Nuggets beat Kings 120-118

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 9 days ago.

Nikola Jokic tipped in a basket with less than a second remaining, Isaiah Thomas hit two big 3-pointers in his long-awaited Denver debut and the Nuggets held off the Sacramento Kings 120-118 on Wednesday night. Jokic finished with 20 points, 18 rebounds and 11 assists for his 28th career triple-double, and Paul Millsap matched a season high with 25 points as Denver overcame a 17-point first-half deficit. Down six late, the Kings tied it on Buddy Hield's layup with 15.1 seconds.

With hip mended, Isaiah Thomas makes debut with Nuggets

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 9 days ago.

Isaiah Thomas pronounced his surgically repaired hip as fit as it's ever going to be. It's to stand out,'' said Thomas, who entered to a standing ovation late in the first quarter against the Sacramento Kings, the team that picked him in the second round of the 2011 draft. Thomas' last NBA game was March 22 with the Los Angeles Lakers before undergoing an arthroscopic procedure to fix his troublesome hip.

Isaiah Thomas reportedly will make Nuggets debut Wednesday

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 10 days ago.

Officially, Isaiah Thomas is questionable for Wednesday night's Denver game against Sacramento. That is an upgrade over where he has been all season as he recovered from hip surgery 11 months ago, and Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported the day before he could play Wednesday night. Asked about it after shootaround on Wednesday, Thomas said it would be a game-time decision.

Daily Line: Celtics road underdogs Tuesday at Philly

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 10 days ago.

Daily Line: Celtics road underdogs Tuesday at Philly originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com One of the two teams the Celtics (35-21) are chasing in the race for the Atlantic Division title will host Boston on Tuesday. And the Celtics will be without Kyrie Irving when they visit the Philadelphia 76ers (36-20), who are listed as 5.5-point home favorites on the NBA odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com behind a dangerous new lineup. The 76ers have looked awesome since acquiring swingman Tobias Harris from the Los Angeles Clippers before the trade deadline.

Lakers, Sixers both look to build off big wins

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 13 days ago.

The Los Angeles Lakers will look to maintain their road momentum when they visit the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday afternoon. In their last game, the Lakers won in spectacular fashion as Rajon Rondo knocked down a 20-foot jumper as time expired for a 129-128 victory over the Boston Celtics. The Lakers are 2-2 since LeBron James returned from a groin injury, which kept him sidelined for about one month.

Davis wins over Pelicans fans irked by trade request

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 14 days ago.

Anthony Davis scored 32 points to turn jeers to cheers on Friday, leading the New Orleans Pelicans to a 122-117 NBA victory over Minnesota in his first game since asking to be traded. The Pelicans didn't ship out their superstar by Thursday's trade deadline, and with the finger injury that had sidelined him healed he was back in the Pelicans starting lineup. Boos from the home fans greeted his pre-game introduction, and continued whenever he touched the ball in the early going.

Isaiah Thomas to practice with Nuggets G League team as he nears return

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 15 days ago.

The day after his 30th birthday, good news broke for NBA veteran Isaiah Thomas. The Denver Nuggets point guard was given a rehab assignment with the G League team, per Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium. In next step toward imminent return, Denver Nuggets' Isaiah Thomas has been assigned to the NBA G League for rehab assignment, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @WatchStadium.

Blazers' 50th anniversary will feature exhibition game at Memorial Coliseum

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 15 days ago.

Blazers' 50th anniversary will feature exhibition game at Memorial Coliseum originally appeared on nbcsportsnorthwest.com The Trail Blazers Wednesday announced plans for a season-long celebration of the team's 50th anniversary next season. The announcement came on the anniversary of the team being granted an expansion franchise by the NBA's Board of Governors. The 50th anniversary will be marked by a special logo that will be a part of the team's uniforms next season and the Blazers' games will be played on a special floor celebrating the anniversary.

Pistons pour it on this time, rout Nuggets 129-103

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 17 days ago.

For the second straight game, the Detroit Pistons had a big third-quarter lead at home. Andre Drummond scored 14 of his season-high 27 points in the third and the Pistons snapped Denver's six-game winning streak, beating the Nuggets 129-103 on Monday night. Detroit blew a 25-point lead in a loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday, but the Pistons never allowed Denver to make much of a run in the second half.

Nuggets win Saturday means Michael Malone headed to All-Star Game as coach

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 19 days ago.

Denver coach Michael Malone is headed to the All-Star Game, where he will coach the team that will be picked by Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James. Malone clinched his first All-Star coaching nod Saturday night when the Nuggets beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 107-106. The All-Star coaching gigs were determined by which teams have the best records in each conference through Sunday, although Denver and Golden State will be tied at 37-15.

Steve Kerr thrilled he doesn't have to coach in 2019 NBA All-Star Game

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 20 days ago.

Steve Kerr thrilled he doesn't have to coach in 2019 NBA All-Star Game originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.com Steve Kerr has coached in the NBA All-Star Game twice. He will not represent the Western Conference later this month, and he couldn't be happier. With the Warriors and Nuggets both winning on Saturday, the two teams ended the night with identical 37-15 records.

The Pelicans are acting as if Anthony Davis will never play for them again

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 21 days ago.

Anthony Davis sat in street clothes for much of the New Orleans Pelicans' loss to the Denver Nuggets. A week before the NBA's trade deadline, the New Orleans Pelicans are in no rush to grant Anthony Davis' trade request, general manager Dell Demps is reportedly not even picking up his phone to consider potential offers and coach Alvin Gentry insisted that the five-time All-Star is still an integral part of the team, but the organization is sure acting as if Davis will never play in New Orleans again. In the hours after the team scrubbed Davis from its pregame introduction video montage, The New York Times' Marc Stein reported that, while the Pelicans have not officially shelved Davis for good, they are considering sitting him out through the Feb. 7 deadline and for the remainder of the season.

Pelicans scrub Anthony Davis from team's intro video and Twitter banner following trade request

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 23 days ago.

It appears we have reached the “deleting photos of each other” stage of the breakup currently taking place between Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans. As the Pelicans took the floor at home against the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday, the team's intro video was very conspicuously missing Davis in a picture of the entire team shown at the end, per Andrew Lopez of The Times-Picayune. It didn't take long for the Pelicans' new intro video to hit the internet.

Nikola Jokic returned from his suspension by grabbing a triple-double (VIDEO)

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 26 days ago.

Saturday night in the NBA was the night of triple-doubles. Portland Trail Blazers star CJ McCollum notched his first-ever triple-double against the Atlanta Hawks in a win at home with Damian Lillard sitting out while resting various ailments. Then Denver Nuggets big man Nikola Jokic added another triple-double as his team beat the Philadelphia 76ers, 126-110.

Jimmy Butler to see specialist in L.A. for injured wrist

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 27 days ago.

Jimmy Butler to see specialist in L.A. for injured wrist originally appeared on nbcsportsphiladelphia.com CAMDEN, N.J. - Before they depart for their four-game West Coast road trip, the Sixers handed out a lengthy injury list Friday. The name at the top of that list and the details about his injury might be concerning on the surface. Jimmy Butler is doubtful for Saturday's game against the Nuggets with the sprained right wrist that has sidelined him for the past two games.

Nuggets C Jokic suspended for leaving bench

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 28 days ago.

The NBA has suspended Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic one game without pay for leaving the bench Wednesday night during an altercation between teammate Mason Plumlee and Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors, the league announced Friday. Plumlee was fined $25,000 and Favors assessed $15,000. Jokic is set to serve the suspension Friday night when the Nuggets play Phoenix at the Pepsi Center in Denver.

Sixers' Jimmy Butler out with wrist injury vs. Nuggets, expected to play Tuesday vs. Lakers

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 28 days ago.

Sixers' Jimmy Butler out with wrist injury vs. Nuggets, expected to play Tuesday vs. Lakers originally appeared on nbcsportsphiladelphia.com That noise you hear is the Sixers' fan base breathing a sigh of relief. Jimmy Butler, who saw a specialist in Los Angeles for his sprained right wrist, is out Saturday night vs. the Nuggets, but is expected to play Tuesday against the Lakers. The news was first reported by Yahoo!

Nuggets without Jokic as Suns visit

Source sports.yahoo.com. | 28 days ago.

The Denver Nuggets won't have star center Nikola Jokic for Friday night's home game against the Phoenix Suns. Jokic was suspended one game without pay for leaving the bench Wednesday night during an altercation between teammate Mason Plumlee and Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors, the league announced Friday. Plumlee was fined $25,000 and Favors assessed $15,000.