Denver Nuggets

Michael Love - Jun 29, 2022

The Denver Nuggets and the Washington Wizards agreed to overhaul their backcourts by coming to terms on a deal ahead of free agency. Who won the deal? Trade Grades: Denver Nuggets and Washington Wizards Swap Guards Terms of the Deal: Denver gets: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (shooting guard), Ish Smith (point guard) Washington gets: Will Barton (shooting […]

Nikola Jokic leads NBA MVP race
Jonah Freelander - Apr 6, 2022

The battle for the 2022 NBA MVP is coming down to the wire.  MVP races usually sort themselves out by this point in the season. The key metrics used to determine the league’s most valuable player tend to reveal a true frontrunner come April. At a bare minimum, the MVP checks the following boxes: They’re […]

Dylan Guest, Editor - Mar 31, 2022

The Denver Nuggets continue to defy logic by playing like a great team without budding stars in Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr. Much of this, of course, is due to the absolute brilliance of Nikola Jokic. The big man may very well be on his way to a second consecutive MVP award by leading the Nuggets into the […]

Jonah Freelander - Mar 8, 2022

What a wild weekend in the NBA! Last week, all eyes were on Ja Morant and his mystifying talent keeping the Memphis Grizzlies firmly entrenched as a top-4 seed in the Western Conference. There’s more parity and young talent in the league now than there’s been in 20 years. With five weeks to play in […]

Mac Smith - Oct 20, 2021

This is the second half of my October 20 NBA predictions. The early games can be found here. The interesting late games include 76ers vs Pelicans, Kings vs Trail Blazers, and the ESPN game of Nuggets vs Suns. Both the Nuggets and the Suns are championship contenders, so it should be a good early season […]

Dylan Guest, Editor - Oct 6, 2021

It’s almost here. The NBA season tips off in two weeks. Plenty of teams shook things up, some got better and some got worse, but the elite players are expected to continue in their ways. Take a look at the preseason NBA MVP top five power rankings. Preseason NBA MVP Top Five Rankings The Beast […]

Mac Smith - Sep 22, 2021

The Denver Nuggets are coming off a historic 2020-21 season which saw Nikola Jokic take home MVP. He was the first in franchise history to do so. They went through a lot of ups and downs last year, as Denver managed to get the 3rd seed but ended up losing to the Phoenix Suns in […]

Lawrence George - Sep 15, 2021

Over the past decade, the Northwest Division has been known as the most competitive division in the NBA. This season is set to be no different with the Denver Nuggets, Minnesota Timberwolves, Oklahoma City Thunder, Portland Trailblazers, and Utah Jazz all set to compete against each other to assume the divisional crown. NBA 2021-22 Win/Loss […]

Corey Ghee - Aug 6, 2021

Jeff Green signed with the Denver Nuggets Tuesday evening. The two sides agreed to a two-year contract worth $10 million. This contract ties him down through the 2023 season. Free agent forward/center Jeff Green has agreed to a two-year, $10 million deal with the Denver Nuggets, his agent Jason Glushon of @GlushonSM tells ESPN. The […]

NBA Champion
Last Word Staff - Jun 16, 2021

There will be a new NBA Champion this season, no matter which team hoists the Larry O’Brien trophy at season’s end. With NBA Finals usual suspects LeBron James and Stephen Curry out of the picture, the race to the top of the NBA is wide open. Between the teams remaining in the 2021 NBA Playoffs, […]

After a decade of not being in the playoffs, the Phoenix Suns have advanced to the Western Conference Finals after sweeping the Denver Nuggets. This series is also the first time a Chris Paul-led team has completed a sweep in the playoffs. While a lot of predictions had the Suns winning this series, many weren’t expecting […]

Nikola Jokic has been named the MVP of the NBA. This is a historic announcement. Jokic is not only the first Denver Nugget to ever win the illustrious award but he is also the lowest drafted player to accomplish this feat. Nikola Jokic Named NBA MVP The Nuggets drafted Jokic with the 41st pick in […]

And then there were four left in the Wild Wild West. The Phoenix Suns and the Denver Nuggets will now face off after taking down their first-round opponents in six games. This will be the first time that these two teams have met in the playoffs in 32 years. Let’s look at the matchup and […]

Dylan Guest, Editor - Jun 6, 2021

The Denver Nuggets emerged triumphant over the Portland Trail Blazers in their six-game series. Portland stole game one in Denver, the Nuggets followed up with two wins then won another two after their next loss. All in all, the series was packed with a punch of offense and stellar superstar play. Denver Nuggets vs Portland […]

Antony Tzedek - Jun 3, 2021

The NBA regular season is a wrap. It’s now time to recognize the best and select the recipient of the 2021 NBA MVP award. ‘Tis also the season in which battle lines are drawn in anticipation of arguably the best two words in sports entertainment: playoff basketball. Fans will don the jerseys of their favorite […]

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Last Word Staff - May 28, 2021

The current basketball season is nearing completion. In Europe, it remains to identify the winners of the national championships. The long-awaited final four in the Euroleague will take place in Cologne in the very near future. In North America, things are just starting to get really hot as the NBA has kicked off its playoff […]

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Dylan Guest, Editor - May 28, 2021

The Los Angeles Lakers need to get creative this offseason, especially when it comes to trades. LeBron James is likely in the tail end of his career (but then again, he’s James) whereas a lot of money is also tied up into Russell Westbrook and Anthony Davis. The time to do anything possible to contend is right now, especially […]

Dylan Guest, Editor - May 28, 2021

Rumors are swirling around Jalen Brunson leaving the Dallas Mavericks in free agency and joining the New York Knicks. Although nothing is certain until pen hits paper, it looks increasingly likely that Brunson will depart Dallas. Some may say that leaving Dallas is foolish due to the fact that the Mavericks just made the conference finals, but […]

Orange Gildersleeve - May 28, 2021

The NBA world had seen a very similar scenario play out like this before. James Harden had forced his way off of an NBA team before, and it was happening again. The superstar guard was frustrated with the Brooklyn Nets, and looked to join his second team in as many seasons. Harden was reportedly irked […]

Jon Lee - May 28, 2021

After another solid season of growth and protecting the rim, Ivica Zubac earns a well-deserved extension. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported that the LA Clippers and their center agreed to a new extension this afternoon. The club reportedly declined his $7.5M option for next season to replace him with a $33M, three-year extension. Zubac was […]

Dylan Guest, Editor - May 28, 2021

The Dallas Mavericks will have a plethora of offseason targets to monitor after surprising the NBA and making it all the way to the Western Conference Finals. Dallas already made a major trade to acquire Christian Wood, majorly improving the frontcourt. In addition, Dallas added a possible steal in Jaden Hardy through the 2022 NBA Draft. A couple […]

Dylan Guest, Editor - May 28, 2021

Deandre Ayton sign-and-trade ideas are sprouting left and right as the player’s divorce from the Phoenix Suns looks imminent. Ayton will be a restricted free agent, however, which gives the Suns a right to match any offer he gets. With that being said, there have been numerous reports surrounding shared discontent between Ayton and the Suns. […]

Michael Hanich - May 28, 2021

The Los Angeles Clippers have been in the market for a point guard since they were knocked out of the play-in tournament by the New Orleans Pelicans. Outside of Reggie Jackson, the Clippers did not have a true point near the end of the 2021-2022 NBA Season. The Clippers have been rumored to John Wall […]

Jon Lee - May 28, 2021

After months of links, it finally happened. Following his buyout with the Houston Rockets, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN is reporting that John Wall to the LA Clippers is the plan. Per Wojnarowski, “other teams are calling to pursue Wall in free agency, but his intention is to join the Clippers.” Tim MacMahon of ESPN is […]