Player News - Nuggets

Date: Team: Pos:

Monte Morris has agreed to a three-year, $4.8 million deal with the Nuggets, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports.

He was on a two-way deal last year, but his play in summer league helped him earn this deal with two years guaranteed. Morris was in the running to be the backup point guard, but now he has almost no chance with Isaiah Thomas in town.
Jul 19 - 7:05 PM

The Nuggets announced that Michael Porter Jr. had surgery on his lumbar spine in Dallas.

This announcement comes one day after the report he had surgery last week, and the official release is only 35 words -- that's low for a team release on an injury. The Nuggets said there is no timetable for a return, but Porter Jr. is reportedly hoping to play this season. At this point, he basically has no re-draft value this season.
Source: NBA.com
Jul 19 - 2:28 PM

Michael Porter Jr. (back) had surgery last week related to a herniated disk in his back.

Additionally, the Porter Jr. camp believes that they won't need him to sit out next season. However, the Nuggets have made it abundantly clear there is no rush on the No. 14 pick, so there's a very real chance he won't be ready. After missing almost all of last season, one of the best prospects at this time last year has his career off to a tough start.
Jul 18 - 6:08 PM

The Nuggets have waived Isaiah Whitehead.

Whitehead was included as part of the Kenneth Faried deal to make the numbers work, but he was never a part of Denver's long-term plans. Whitehead will be free to sign with a team of his choosing once he clears waivers, and at the very least, he should be able to snag a training camp deal somewhere.
Jul 18 - 10:21 AM

Roy Hibbert hinted that he plans to retire from the NBA, saying that he's "moving on from basketball."

Hibbert did not play in the league in 2017-18. His last appearance was for the Denver Nuggets in April of 2017. A former two-time All-Star, it appears he may have played his last game in the NBA.
Source: TMZ.com
Jul 17 - 9:22 AM

Isaiah Whitehead was traded to the Nuggets on Thursday.

The Nets had to send something, so they unloaded Whitehead because he likely wasn't going to make the team anyway. He has a roster guarantee date coming up on July 31, so expect the Nuggets to waive him before then.
Jul 13 - 12:20 AM

Isaiah Thomas has agreed to a one-year deal with the Denver Nuggets at the veteran minimum, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com.

The one they called the Pizza Guy is back with his old Sacramento coach, Mike Malone. The Brinks truck certainly did not back up for Thomas, which made sense after a tight free agent market and Thomas coming off a brutal 2017-18 season. The Nuggets love Jamal Murray as their point guard of the future and he's established a great rapport with Nikola Jokic and Gary Harris, so it makes sense for Thomas to come off the bench. Thomas doesn't need much time, so he could have value with 22-24 minutes. Murray loses some fantasy value with this deal.
Jul 12 - 11:46 PM

The Nuggets have signed second-round pick Jarred Vanderbilt to a 3-year deal worth around $4 million.

Vanderbilt was limited to 14 games at Kentucky due to left foot/ankle injuries, and he's currently sidelined with a right foot issue. He probably won't see much playing time as a rookie, but the Nuggets are high on his long-term potential -- Nuggets GM Tim Connelly called Vanderbilt one of the best rebounders he's ever seen and the rookie is also a solid defender and playmaker from the forward position. For now, he's just a stash in dynasty formats.
Source: Denver Post
Jul 12 - 12:24 PM

Tyler Lydon returned from a rest on Monday and had 10 points, three 3-pointers, two rebounds and an assist in Monday's SL win over the Bucks.

He had seven points, seven boards, three assists, a steal and a block on Friday before resting on Saturday. He'll try to live up to the hype going forward after he was traded with Trey Lyles for Donovan Mitchell last year.
Jul 9 - 11:06 PM

Monte Morris hit 8-of-15 shots and a 3-pointer for 20 points with six rebounds, eight assists and a steal in Monday's SL win over the Bucks.

Morris had 15 points on Friday and is trying to win the third-string point guard job in Denver. He played well tonight, and has a decent chance at backing up Jamal Murray and Devin Harris this season.
Jul 9 - 11:03 PM

Torrey Craig has inked a two-year, $4 million deal with the Nuggets.

Craig's new deal with the Nuggets is fully guaranteed, so this is a nice come up for a guy who was on a two-way contract last season. He'll help bring some depth to the three-spot in Denver, but it'll take more than a few injuries for him to gain relevancy in fantasy hoops.
Jul 9 - 3:31 PM

The Magic and Isaiah Thomas never were negotiating a possible contract, according to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel.

Robbins has covered the Magic for years, so this report carries a lot of weight. "Is it correct to say the Magic explored the possibility of signing Thomas? Yes," Robbins said on Twitter. "But there were no negotiations. The addition of Jerian Grant indicates Orlando had decided not to ultimately pursue IT." The Magic are in dire straits for a point guard, but it sounds like they will just roll with D.J. Augustin, Isaiah Briscoe and Jerian Grant.
Jul 8 - 1:20 PM

Malik Beasley scored 19 points and had three rebounds, one assist and three steals in the Nuggets summer league win over the Celtics on Saturday.

He had a scary fall late in this one, but remained in the game and confirmed he's okay after going down for a huge fast break dunk in the final minute. Beasley has seen his share of minutes in the league, but the depth on Denver has put his name in trade rumors. With the Nuggets resting two players today, there's a good chance Beasley gets a night off in the near future.
Jul 8 - 12:56 AM

Vlatko Cancar scored nine points and had six rebounds, two steals and one block in Denver’s summer league win over Boston on Saturday.

He’s played well in the first two outings of the summer, getting after it on both ends for the Nuggets. Cancar tweaked his ankle early on in this one, but stayed in the game and appears to be fine. He said he would play overseas for a couple of seasons before joining the NBA when he was drafted but that could be sooner rather than later as he continues to log solid minutes.
Jul 8 - 12:46 AM

On NBATV, coach Mike Malone said the Nuggets will be very patient with Michael Porter Jr.

"We have a very deep team, so there's no reason for us to say that Michael is going to play this year," Malone said. "We're going to give him all the time and all the treatment he needs to get better, and hopefully he can get back and help us this year." Malone credited the front office for taking the risk on Porter, but this quote does add to the chances we don't see him in the next year.
Jul 8 - 12:08 AM


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