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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 Exercise Options on Jamal Murray, Juan Hernangomez

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The Denver Nuggets have officially exercised their 2019-2020 team options on Jamal Murray and Juan Hernangomes, per an official team announcement on Tuesday.

Earlier today, Denver exercised the option for Malik Beasley.

With all the moves, Denver will add $10.5 million in guaranteed money to their cap next year, including $4,444,746 for Murray, $3,321,030 for Hernangomez, and $2,731,714 for Beasley, and all three players will be extension eligible on July 1st, 2019.

 

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Nuggets Exercise Option on Malik Beasley

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The Denver Nuggets exercised the fourth-year option on the contract of Malik Beasley, according to The Athletic’s Michael Scotto.

Beasley has averaged 4.8 points and 1.6 rebounds over 5 games played this season, and his tenacious defense, athleticism, as well as his touch from 3-point land, are both talents that the Nuggets like about the young guard.

 

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Nuggets’ Will Barton Suffers Strained Groin

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Denver Nuggets guard Will Barton recently underwent an MRI that showed a strained groin injury, although no timetable has been set in stone for his return to the court, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.

Barton was carted off the court during Saturday’s victory over the Phoenix Suns.

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