Denver Nuggets 2014 News and Updates
3/7/14 - Despite being significantly outscored in the paint, the Denver Nuggets snapped a six game losing streak on March 5, handing the Dallas Mavericks a 115-110 loss at the Pepsi Center. Six Nuggets broke double figures in scoring, led by Wilson Chandler’s 21 and Ty Lawson’s 20. Center Timofey Mozgov pulled down 10 boards, including six on the offensive glass, while Kenneth Faried had eight rebounds. Off the court, Nate Robinson has made it clear that he intends to return and be ready next season; Robinson is currently rehabbing from a torn anterior cruciate ligament.
2/28/14 - The Denver Nuggets are struggling to find a winning footing, dropping four out of five of their contests coming out of the All Star break, including a 119-87 loss to Chicago after which coach Brian Shaw went “from frustrated to full-on blister,” said CBSSports.com. The most recent loss came at home in the Pepsi Center on February 25, as Northwest Division leaders Portland prevailed, 100-95. Still five players scored in double figures for the Nuggets, led by Randy Foye’s 17 and reserve J.J. Hickson’s 16 off the bench. Hickson was also a monster on defense, clearing 25 rebounds – 15 off the offensive glass alone.
2/20/14 - The Denver Nuggets were active at the trade deadline, sending problem-child guard Andre Miller to Washington in a three-way deal which saw them receive forward Jan Vesely; the Nuggets also acquired guard Aaron Brooks from Houston in exchange for forward Jordan Hamilton. The biggest news is of the departure of Miller, who had left the team and not played for the Nuggets since an altercation with head coach Brian Shaw at the beginning of the year, and had been on the trading block ever since. Miller is expected to back up All Star reserve and dunk king John Wall in Washington.
2/10/14 - After a pair of wins including one over the Los Angeles Clippers, the Denver Nuggets lost their momentum, dropping a pair of contests to the New York Knicks and Detroit Pistons. Adding to the loss to the Pistons was a fractured rib suffered by starting guard Ty Lawson, which also knocked Lawson out of the Nuggets contest with Indiana. Additionally, the Nuggets are also without fellow point guard Nate Robinson, who has a sprained anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. Randy Foye is expected to be at the point in their absence.
2/3/14 - The Denver Nuggets received some good news this past weekend as starting point guard Ty Lawson is expected to return this week from a strained rotator cuff, reports the Denver Post newspaper. The struggling Nuggets had just two guards of any kind – shooting guards Randy Foye and Evan Fournier – healthy for their recent 100-90 loss to the Toronto Raptors, in which Denver committed 26 turnovers. Coach Brian Shaw told the Post, “It’s comforting for me” that Lawson will be available to run the point. “I’m sure it’s going to be a lot more comforting for the other guys.”
3/26/13 - The Denver Nuggets have moved into the No. 4 seed of the Western Conference. Before losing to the Hornets in New Orleans last night, the Nuggets were on a 15-game winning streak. Six of Denver’s last ten games will be played at home. The avg. ticket price of Nuggets tickets for the remaining games? $82. The three most expensive games left in the season are against 3 teams who have also earned a playoff berth already – the Brooklyn Nets ($112), Houston Rockets ($100), and San Antonio Spurs ($93).
2/22/13 - Aside from second-year sensation Kenneth Faried, the Denver Nuggets took All-Star weekend off, but don't let their lack of star power fool you, the Nuggets have plenty of talent. The rest seems to have helped the up-tempo squad as they defeated the Boston Celtics in their first game back after the break. As the team starts to push toward the postseason, we ask ourselves, "How can the Nuggets get past the first round of the NBA Playoffs?" Denver has been eliminated in the first round of the NBA Playoffs the past three years and nine times in the last 18 years. The Nuggets are 2-1 this season against the Utah Jazz who beat them in the first round of the 2010 NBA Playoffs; they're 1-1 vs. Oklahoma City who squatted their chances of advancing past the first round in 2011; and up 2-1 on the Lakers who beat them in seven games last year.
The Nuggets currently sit in the No. 5 seed of the Western Conference but need to move up one spot in order to secure home-court advantage. Playing at home this year has certainly been an advantage as the team has only lost three games at
Pepsi Center to date. Home-court advantage in the first round could definitely help the team get over the hump. Future hoops to jump through on the Denver Nuggets schedule? They'll play the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Los Angeles Clippers, and the New York Knicks - all at the Pepsi Center in Denver.
Denver Nuggets tickets are averaging $21 less than the League average of $117. And aside from five home games in the 2012-2013 regular season, the get-in prices were $20 or less. The most expensive Nuggets tickets were both against the Lakers - Denver Nuggets tickets for the December 26 game averaged $241, Nuggets tickets for the February 25 game averaged $229. The cheapest Nuggets game ticket was against the Toronto Rapids back in December, averaging just $46.
Denver Nuggets 2013-2014 Season
The Nuggets were one of just three teams to see a decrease in average ticket price for home games since last year. Down 16%, averaging $80, Denver Nuggets tickets are the cheapest in the NBA
. While the start of their season has been rocky, Brian Shaw picked up his first win as an NBA coach last night against the Hawks. If you recall, last season, the Nuggets also started the season 0-3, and finished with 57 wins and a third overall seed in the NBA Playoffs. All is not lost, the Nuggets will be better when both Wilson Chandler (strained left hamstring) and Danilo Gallinari return from injury. When the Nuggets find a lineup that works, get two of their best players back from injury, and stop turning the ball over, they’ll be contenders in the West just as everyone had anticipated entering the season.
The Nuggets finished the regular season with the most wins in franchise history, but fired coach George Karl after a fourth consecutive first-round playoff loss. Also gone is 2012 All-Star Andre Iguodala, who left for the Warriors in free agency. For the Nuggets to remain playoff challengers, rookie coach Brian Shaw will hope for the quick recovery of forward Danilo Galinari and the development of his young big-men JaVale McGee, Kenneth Faried, and Timofey Mozgov. The three most expensive games at the Pepsi Center in 2013-14 are 12/30 against the champion Heat, 3/7 against the Lakers, and Iguodala’s return to Denver on 12/30.