Nick Kosmider

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Tyronn Lue’s leave of absence a reminder of the challenges coaches face in staying on top of health

At the heart of the struggle for coaches are long hours, high pressure and the stress that follows and difficulty finding enough hours to sleep, which can cause far-reaching health problems and is reportedly at the root of Lue’s health issues.

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Nuggets hold off Pistons rally, but await word on injured guard Gary Harris

Gary Harris delivered the play that helped prevent an unimaginable collapse for the Nuggets on Thursday night. But his tide-turning, three-point play at the Pepsi Center may have come at a cost.

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Nuggets coach Michael Malone to struggling Trey Lyles: “Just go out there and play.”

After all of his Nuggets teammates had retreated to the locker room following Thursday morning’s shootaround, Trey Lyles made his way slowly through the Pepsi Center hallway, tilting his head toward the floor to listen to the coach walking beside him.

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Nuggets Podcast: Was a gut-punch loss in Los Angeles a fatal playoff blow?

In a fresh episode of the Nuggets Ink Podcast, Gina Mizell and Nick Kosmider talk about a crushing loss for the Nuggets in Los Angeles, the team’s bench struggles, the brutal Western Conference and whether the Nuggets have run out of time in the quest for the postseason.

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Nuggets Ink Podcast: Have we reached panic time with the Nuggets?

On a fresh episode of the Nuggets Ink Podcast, Gina Mizell and Nick Kosmider discuss LeBron James torching the Nuggets, Paul Millsap’s return, the Michael Malone-Nikola Jokic dynamic and whether the Nuggets are doomed in their pursuit of an elusive playoff spot.

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Nuggets Ink Podcast: It’s crunch time in Denver’s playoff pursuit

Nick Kosmider and Gina Mizell talk about the read-heavy stretch to close Denver’s season, the impending return of power forward Paul Millsap and what the Nuggets have to do to secure their first playoff appearance in five seasons.

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Nuggets will soon have Mason Plumlee and Paul Millsap back. Is there any concern that will disrupt a surging lineup?

For much of his tenure as the head coach of the Nuggets, Michael Malone has found himself in a high-stakes game of Jenga.

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It’s gotta be the shoes: NBA experiencing new revolution in sneaker expression

As the NBA prepares for the All-Star Game on Sunday in Los Angeles, an annual showcase for shoe companies to put their products on global display, the league is in the midst of a sneaker revolution.

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The officially unofficial list of top 10 kicks worn in the NBA this season

What’s more heated in the NBA than the quest for a playoff spot in the cutthroat Western Conference? The battle to become a sneaker king, of course.

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They wear how many pairs? 5 facts about the NBA sneaker world

Players on the Nuggets roster will wear an average of around 50 pairs of sneakers throughout a season, according to equipment manager Sparky Gonzales.

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Everything you need to know about San Antonio Spurs vs. Denver Nuggets

The Spurs will be without all-star forward LaMarcus Aldridge, who returned to San Antonio over the weekend to receive treatment on his sore right knee.

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What playoff pressure? Nuggets exec Tim Connelly wants team to “relax … play with swagger” down the stretch

On the bottom of a cardboard sheet outlining Monday’s practice plan for the Nuggets, the numbers were written in bold red letters, underlined and punctuated with a pair of exclamation points.

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Nuggets begin golden anniversary celebration by unveiling new uniforms

Darrell Arthur rubbed the seams of his new uniform, fresh out of the box from Nike.

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Nuggets hire former NBA player Calvin Booth as new assistant general manager

The Nuggets have hired former NBA journeyman Calvin Booth as its new assistant general manager, the Associated Press reported.

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Nuggets strike multi-year sponsorship deal with Western Union, will include patches on new jerseys

The Nuggets and Western Union have agreed to a three-year sponsorship deal that will include the global company’s logo as a patch on the team’s new jerseys, the Nuggets announced Tuesday.

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Kosmider: Should the Nuggets move heaven and flat earth to get Kyrie Irving?

The flat-earth truther who dribbles the round ball as well as anyone on the planet is the most intriguing player to hit the NBA trade market since Carmelo Anthony left the Nuggets more than six years ago.

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Humble road from Montbello to Louisiana has helped shape Paul Millsap. So has the family of the newest Nuggets star.

Two decades before her son became the highest-paid athlete in Colorado history, Bettye Millsap loaded her four boys in the car and put the Rocky Mountains in her rearview mirror.

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Nuggets waive veteran guard Mike Miller

The Nuggets have waived veteran Mike Miller, the team announced on its Twitter account Tuesday.

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As Ball Mania swells in Las Vegas, a shift in basketball, business culture takes root

“He changed the culture. That’s what it’s about. It ain’t about being a superstar, it’s about him changing the culture. Instead of going to the movies, everybody is going to watch the Lakers and Big Baller Brand.”

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Jamal Murray warms up before Nuggets’ summer league loss, nearing return

A few days after he had offseason surgery in April to repair two sports hernias, Jamal Murray gingerly walked around the Nuggets practice court on the second floor of the Pepsi Center looking for something, anything, to help him feel close to basketball.

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