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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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Pistons Sign Joe Johnson, Michael Beasley Not Joining Team

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The Detroit Pistons have signed veteran guard Joe Johnson to a partially guaranteed deal, according to The Athletic and Stadium’s Shams Charania.

The addition of Johnson, 38, means that the team will not be keeping veteran forward Michael Beasley, who is not expected to land with the team, make the necessary roster spot for Johnson.

With the deal, Johnson becomes the first player out of the BIG3 to land an NBA contract. Johnson led the Triplets to the league championship this summer, and his play sparked interest in bringing back to the NBA.

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Nuggets Sign Bol Bol To Two-Way Contract

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The Denver Nuggets have signed rookie center Bol Bol to a two-way contract, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.

The Miami Heat selected Bol with the 44th pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, and ended up dealing his rights to the Nuggets.

Bol is making his way back from a stress fracture in his foot that limited him during his lone season in college.

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Nuggets’ President Tim Connelly Remaining with Franchise

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Denver Nuggets president Tim Connelly will remain with the Nuggets following an interview with the Washington Wizards, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Connelly met with Wizards owner Ted Leonsis on Friday to talk about the President gig with the team following the dismissal of longtime president Ernie Grunfeld, who had a 16 year tenure with the cluib.

Leonsis apparently made a strong offer to Connelly, but the Nuggets convinced him to stay.

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