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Trade grades: Who wins OKC-Denver deal?

What are the Thunder getting in Joffrey Lauvergne? Was this a good deal for the Nuggets? Kevin Pelton grades the Denver-OKC trade.

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The Thunder have sent two 2017 second round picks to the Nuggets for Joffrey Lauvergne.

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Gallinari should be hot item next summer

Danilo Gallinari comes off yet another injury, torn ankle ligaments that ended his 2015-16 season in February. Despite the 6-foot-10 swingman's medical history, Kevin Pelton expects Gallinari to be in great demand next July. Ranking 2017 NBA free agents (Insider)

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Nuggets gaining altitude in West?

Kevin Pelton writes that Denver's playoff drought should end next season. A major reason for that is Nikola Jokic, who followed a solid NBA rookie season with a standout performance in Rio. Projected W-L records for 2016-17 (Insider)

With 6th pick in 2017 draft, Nuggets would ...

Chad Ford writes that Denver, awash in young guards, will turn its attention to the frontcourt. A likely selection would be Florida State freshman Jonathan Isaac, a 6-foot-9 forward. Mock Draft 1.0 (Insider)

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Jokic leaves Rio with silver medal

Nikola Jokic had six points and four rebounds off the bench for Serbia in its 96-66 loss to Team USA on Sunday. The 21-year-old center averaged 9.1 points during the tournament, topped by 25 against the Americans during group play.

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Melo seeks record 3rd Olympic hoop gold

If Team USA beats Serbia in Sunday's Rio gold-medal game, ESPN Stats & Info notes Carmelo Anthony will become the first U.S. men's basketball player to win three gold medals. His 2008 medal was won when he was a member of the Nuggets, the 2012 medal after he was traded to the Knicks.

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Jokic contributes to Serbia's rout

Nikola Jokic collected nine points and 11 rebounds playing 24 minutes off the bench in Serbia's 87-61 semifinal win over Australia on Friday night. The Serbians raced to a 35-14 halftime lead. They'll play Team USA for the gold medal on Sunday, having lost to the Americans by three points in group play. Game recap

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Was Lauvergne's Rio run successful?

Joffrey Lauvergne and France's men's basketball team exited the Olympics with Wednesday's quarterfinal loss to arch-rival Spain. The 6-foot-11 center averaged 9.8 points and 4.1 rebounds in six games off the bench. Christopher Dempsey evaluated Lauvergne's Rio performance. Denver Post

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What will Jokic do for an encore?

Chad Ford and Kevin Pelton eagerly await Nikola Jokic's second NBA season. Each rates Jokic among the NBA's top five second-year players and Emmanuel Mudiay in the top 10. Top sophs for 2016-17 (Insider)

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Can Murray be NBA's rookie of year?

Chad Ford recognizes that Jamal Murray must prove himself worthy of early playing time amid a crowded backcourt in Denver. But Ford writes that the teenager should contribute nicely at both guard positions. Top rookie of the year contenders (Insider)

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Help is on the way for Nuggets

Denver made no splash in free agency. But Kevin Pelton writes that the first-round draft selections of guard Jamal Murray and forward Juan Hernangomez should fit nicely in the Nuggets' rebuild. Biggest NBA offseason winners (Insider)

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Nuggets' rebuild will take more time

In ESPN's ninth annual Summer Forecast, our expert panel predicts Denver will improve its win-loss record but will drop in the conference standings. Forecast: 2016-17 West standings

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Mike Miller head to Denver

The Nuggets signed the veteran shooter to a reported two-year, $6 million deal. Kevin Pelton believes Miller's veteran leadership will be more valuable than his on-court contributions. Pelton: NBA free agency ratings (Insider)

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Sources: Nuggets near two-year deal with Miller

Veteran Mike Miller is nearing agreement on a two-year deal in the $6 million range to return to the Nuggets, according to league sources.

Team Stats

Points Per Game101.920th
Rebounds Per Game44.68th
Assists Per Game22.714th
Points Allowed105.022nd

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2015-163349.402
2014-153052.366
2013-143646.439
2012-135725.695
2011-123828.576

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