Colin Neilson

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The power forward puzzle


During a tumultuous offseason in which the Nuggets parted ways with three former starters, their roster moves so far have been curious. There is now a logjam at the power forward spot, even as the Nuggets still need to address gaps at the SG and C.

Does the NBA need a franchise tag?


In the modern NBA, small-market teams simply do not have the draw - or the financial resources - to keep superstar players. If the NBA incorporated a version of the NFL's franchise tag, would that help enhance competitive balance in the league?

Nuggets pursuing Nate Rob?


ESPN's Marc Stein reports that the Nuggets are pursuing free agent point guard Nate Robinson.

The dawning of a new NBA era


In the West, Kobe Bryant is old and injured. Los Angeles begs Dwight Howard to stay, even as he flirts with Houston, Dallas and Atlanta. In the East, the Celtics just traded their head coach and two long-time superstars. The landscape has changed.

NBA Draft 2013: Open Thread


It's draft day! Having put the pieces of a disassembled front office back together quickly, Josh Kroenke, Brian Shaw and Tim Connelly are on the clock to decide where they go with the 27th overall pick. The NBA Draft begins tonight at 5:00pm MST.

Rivers to Clippers - Karl in Boston?


In a deal reported by Adrian Wojnarowski, the Clippers will send an unprotected 2015 pick to the Celtics in exchange for Celtics head coach Doc Rivers.

Nuggets house cleaned


With nearly all front office executives dismissed from the Nuggets, Josh Kroenke and newly-minted Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly have their restructuring work cut out for them.

Chaos Reigns (BREAKING: Karl leaves Denver)


Masai Ujiri is gone. And now George Karl is gone. Andre Iguodala may or may not opt out of his contract so he can play elsewhere. Seemingly without a rudder, who will guide the Nuggets through the chaos until next season?

Pacers knot series at 2-2, Spurs await


The perpetually competitive Spurs make their first Finals since the 2006-2007 season while the Heat find themselves all knotted up at 2 games apiece with the feisty Pacers.

Three Big Questions


With the NBA draft lottery concluded and the postseason advancing inexorably towards the Finals, the Nuggets and their fans should have three questions at the forefront of their minds.

Griz, Heat advance; Pacers on verge of ECFs


A pair of unlikely "small-market" teams are about to advance to their respective conference finals.

2013-2014 season must be Karl's magnum opus


George Karl has finally won a regular season Coach of Year award. Now, Karl's sole focus should the ultimate goal: a championship run with the post-Melo Nuggets.

Rockets provide blueprint for Nuggets


Down 3-1 and going into a crowd at least as hostile as Oracle Arena, the Houston Rockets showed the Denver Nuggets that a composed and collected squad can prevail on the road in a must-win scenario.

Recap Game 4: Laying down


Although the Nuggets closed to within 35-36 with just a few minutes to play in the second quarter, the Warriors used extended runs in the second and third quarters to secure a third straight victory over the Nuggets. The Nuggets simply laid down.

Game 4 Nuggets at Warriors: First half thread

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Game 4 Nuggets at Warriors: Time to get up


The Nuggets are now the underdog against the Warriors, a position they're more familiar with than that of the favorite. After a thrilling game one, losing two consecutive games and home court advantage in the process has the Nuggets on the ropes.

Playoff Nuggets: Danger zone


Ultimately, the Nuggets didn't have a bad showing on offense on Wednesday night, yet the Warriors employed one simple strategy to disrupt the Nuggets rhythm on both sides of the floor: the zone.

Preparing for the playoffs


The regular season is over. The Nuggets are locked in to playing the Golden State Warriors in the first round of the playoffs, and will likely face them Saturday night. After the best regular season in franchise history, now begins season two.

Recap: Bunnies of (near) death almost doom Nugs


A huge number of missed layups, free throws and normally made attempts nearly felled the Nuggets in Milwaukee. Yet in a promising sign heading into the playoffs, Ty Lawson hits a huge, clutch shot as the Nuggets secure their 56th victory.

Nuggets at Bucks: Gamethread

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Nuggets at Bucks preview: The gods must be crazy


Another game, another injury. Kenneth Faried's severely sprained ankle couldn't have happened at a worse time as the Nuggets scrap and claw to maintain their position as the third seed in the West.

Nuggets at Mavs recap: Nuggets knifed by Dirk


19 turnovers and 18 fouls doomed the Nuggets to a loss in Dallas tonight. They couldn't hold onto the ball to save their lives, while Dallas utilized a 15-0 run in the third to turn the tables on the listless Nuggets. Mavericks win in OT, 108-105.

Nuggets at Mavs: Gamethread

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Nuggets at Dallas preview: At Witz' End


Even though they've been eliminated from playoff contention this year, Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks are still going to put up a fight.

GN: Move over, Moe


Weathering the loss of Danilo Gallinari and a lingering injury to Ty Lawson, the Nuggets have won 5 straight. They hold a two game lead over the Clippers and a full game lead over Memphis (effectively a 1 1/2 game lead with the tiebreaker).

Golden Nuggets: Depth Charged


Can the Nuggets still tap into their seemingly boundless energy with injuries to both Ty Lawson and Danilo Gallinari?

GN: 9 to go


The Nuggets will play 6 games at home and 3 on the road as they wrap up the remainder of the regular season. Even though the Nuggets have now dropped a couple of consecutive games, they're still in a great spot to secure home court advantage.

Nuggets at Spurs recap: Engine failure


Although they lead by as many as 14, the Nuggets were unable to overcome an Bose-Einstein condensate of a first half by Danilo Gallinari, Ty Lawson and Andre Iguodala. Nuggets lose, 100-99.

Nuggets at Spurs: Gamethread

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Preview: Time for Nuggets to use the Spurs


With just 10 games remaining in the regular season, the Nuggets need to use tonight's matchup with the top-seeded Spurs to fuel their push to the postseason.

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