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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 Waive Nick Young

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After playing in just 4 games following signing with the team, Nick Young has been waived by the Denver Nuggets.

The 33-year old Young scored only 9 in just 38 minuted of action during his stint with the Nuggets.

“We want to thank Nick for coming to Denver on such short notice to give us some relief with our injury issues,” Nuggets’ general manager Tim Connelly said in a statement.

“He immediately fit in with our group and did everything that was asked of him by being the great teammate and consummate pro he is.”

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Nuggets’ Gary Harris Set for MRI

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The Denver Nuggets will be holding out hope that the injury that Gary Harris suffered, and forced him to leave Monday’s game against the Toronto Raptors, isn’t a serious injury that will cause him to be sidelined for a long time.

Harris left the court after nine minutes of play in the first quarter of Monday night’s surprise win over Toronto, is scheduled to undergo an MRI to determine the extent of his injury.

 

“The one thing I feel awful about is Gary Harris,” Nuggets coach Mike Malone said following the game, according to ESPN’s Tim Bontemps. “Definitely keep Gary in our thoughts.

“He’s frustrated, just getting back from an injury, and to have that [and] not be able to come back in tonight. We’ll see how severe the injury is, and hopefully we can get him back really soon. But Gary’s such a big part of what we’re trying to do. Big loss.”

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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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