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Nuggets’ Michael Malone Under Pressure To Prove He Belongs

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The Denver Nuggets are looking for head coach Michael Malone to prove to them that he is capable of guiding the team into the future meaning the pressure is on in Denver.

Malone is in his 3rd season at the helm and guiding a Denver team that is without free agent prize Paul Millsap, who has been sidelined with a wrist injury since November.

“We have some young guys that have to prove to me I can trust them,” Malone said.

Those young players are Nikola Jokic and Gary Harris and the Nuggets want to be sure they have the right man leading their development.

According to Mark Kiszla of the Denver Post, the Nuggets want to see Malone lead the team into the playoffs.

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Nuggets’ Isaiah Thomas has ‘Nothing to Prove’ Other Than Being Healthy

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Denver Nuggets guard Isaiah Thomas believes that he has nothing to prove other than staying healthy.

Thomas had a roller coaster 20178-2018 regular season, which saw him start the year with the Cleveland Cavaliers, following a trade from the Boston Celtics, and then saw him traded to the Los Angeles Lakers prior to signing with the Denver Nuggets this offseason.

Thomas believes he has nothing to prove, despite the slow movement in his free agency.

“Nah,” Thomas said, according to Tim Bontemps of The Washington Post during USA Basketball’s minicamp in Las Vegas.

“I don’t got nothing to prove. I just got to get healthy. I get healthy, the world knows what I bring to the table. When I averaged 30, they doubted it then. So it doesn’t matter. No matter how high or how low it gets, they’re always going to doubt.”

“I’m just focused on getting healthy, and doing whatever I can to be as healthy as possible and going out there and competing,”

 

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Nuggets’ Michael Porter Jr. Had “Another Surgery” Last Week

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Denver Nuggets rookie forward Michael Porter Jr. reportedly had “another surgery” last week, according to NBA.com’s Steve Ashburner.

Porter slid in the NBA Draft, all the way to the Nuggets at 14, amid concerns over his back and ongoing back issues.

Porter’s camp believes that the latest procedure will not only finally address his back issues successfully, but will also allow him to hit the court for the Nuggets during the 2017-2018 regular season.

Stay tuned for more as this story continues to develop.

 

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Nuggets Trade Kenneth Faried, Darrell Arthur To Nets For Isaiah Whitehead

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The Denver Nuggets and the Brooklyn Nets, who have been busy the past 24 hours, have completed a multi-player trade, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Brooklyn has  traded guard Isaiah Whitehead to Denver in exchange for Kenneth Faried and Darrell Arthur, who both have expiring contract, along with some future draft picks.

Denver will waive Whitehead, per the report.

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