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Feb 22

Plumlee set to rejoin Nuggets; Millsap close behind, too

Two injured Denver Nuggets forwards returned to practice Wednesday with the All-Star break winding down. Paul Millsap, sidelined since having left wrist surgery in November, isn’t certain of his return date, but Mason Plumlee, out since late January with a calf injury, expects to play Friday when the Nuggets return to action against the visiting San Antonio Spurs. “It’s just great to have those guys back,” coach Michael Malone told the Denver Post.

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Feb 22

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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Feb 22

Kawhi Leonard likely out for season, Gregg Popovich says

SAN ANTONIO — Spurs coach Gregg Popovich injected realism into the optimism surrounding injured star forward Kawhi Leonard on Wednesday, saying, “I’ll be surprised if he returns this season.” Leonard missed the first 27 games of the regular season, and he returned to participate in nine contests before the Spurs made the decision last month to sideline the forward indefinitely. Recovering from right quadriceps tendinopathy, Leonard has told the organization at various stages of his rehabilitation process that he wasn’t comfortable with his ability to play through the injury and that the Spurs should shut him down. “Well, we only have X number of games left in the season, and he’s still not ready

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Feb 21

LeBron James opposed to possible plan to change NBA playoff format

The Cavaliers superstar said Wednesday he disagrees with a potential proposal to re-seed the 16 teams in the playoffs regardless of conference.

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Feb 21

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban fined $600,000 for tanking comments

The NBA has fined outspoken Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban $600,000 for comments about tanking during a podcast with Hall of Famer Julius Erving.

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Feb 21

Mark Cuban “embarrassed” by allegations of “corrosive” Dallas Mavericks workplace culture

Responding Tuesday to a Sports Illustrated story alleging a “corrosive” workplace culture within his NBA team, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said he was “embarrassed” and vowed to “fix” the “problem.”

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Feb 20

Struggling Charlotte Hornets fire general manager Rich Cho amid 24-33 season

The struggling Hornets have shaken up their front office, firing general manager Rich Cho on Tuesday.

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Feb 20

Fergie says she “tried my best” after blowback from national anthem at NBA All-Star Game

Fergie is apologizing after trying something different with the national anthem at the NBA All-Star Game.

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Feb 19

Taking stock of the winners and losers from NBA All-Star Weekend

This year’s NBA All-Star Weekend was capped off by the league holding it’s 67th All-Star Game here at Staples Center on Sunday night, with Team LeBron emerging with a 148-145 victory over Team Stephen in the first year of the game’s new format.

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Feb 19

LeBron James, Team LeBron tops Team Stephen at NBA All-Star Game

LeBron James made a go-ahead, finger-roll layup with 34.5 seconds left and finished with a game-high 29 points to lead Team LeBron to a 148-145 victory against Team Stephen in the NBA All-Star Game.

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Feb 19

Kevin Durant takes blame for creating “a thing” between Russell Westbrook and himself

Speaking at a media session ahead of Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game, for which he and Westbrook are teammates on a squad drafted by LeBron James, Durant told reporters, “I just got out of my own head, and got out of my own way, and stopped thinking it was even a thing.”

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Feb 18

Joel Embiid is already an all-star starter. His next goal is becoming the NBA’s best player.

No one would accuse Joel Embiid of lacking confidence. The only things that can match Embiid’s outsized personality are his massive, 7-foot-2 frame and ridiculously diverse skill set.

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Feb 18

Nets’ Spencer Dinwiddie wins 2018 Taco Bell Skills Challenge

After two straight years of big men winning the Taco Bell Skills Challenge, Spencer Dinwiddie got one for the guards. The Brooklyn Nets guard continued his breakout season by besting Chicago Bulls rookie Lauri Markkanen in the final round of the first …

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Feb 17

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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Feb 17

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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Feb 17

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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Feb 17

6 key Denver Nuggets story lines after all-star break

Denver has 24 regular-season games left in its push for its first playoff berth since 2013.

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Feb 16

The Morning After: 8 takeaways from Denver Nuggets’ win over Milwaukee Bucks

Denver enters the all-star break as winners of nine of its last 12 games.

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Feb 16

Jokic triple makes NBA history as Nuggets sink Bucks

Nikola Jokic grabbed the fastest triple double in NBA history on Thursday as the Denver Nuggets boosted their play-off hopes with a 134-123 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks. Rising Serbian star Jokic bagged 16 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists in 14 m…

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Feb 16

Nikola Jokic records fastest triple-double in NBA history

Nikola Jokic’s rise as an NBA superstar got a huge boost on Thursday night against the Milwaukee Bucks. The Denver Nuggets’ center in his third year of pro basketball just did something the league has never seen before, recording the fastest triple-dou…

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