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2019 Schedule
1-0, 1st in Northwest
Barton rises for the dunk (0:17)
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Nuggets extend contract of coach Malone

The Denver Nuggets have agreed to a contract extension with coach Michael Malone, the team announced ahead of its season opener Wednesday.

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5d

Jefferson: It's time to 'move on' after 17 seasons

Richard Jefferson says he has decided to "move on from basketball" in an Instagram post Saturday that largely served as a tribute to his father, who died last month.

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6dPaul Lukas

Uni Watch NBA season preview

Welcome to a new NBA season full of new looks, new courts and the full force of LockerVision.

Murray with nifty lay-in (0:18)
Plumlee lifts off for two-handed jam (0:16)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

It's only the first game of the preseason but Juancho Hernangomez tried to give Mike Malone more reasons to play him this season. The third-year forward, who played 11 minutes a game and averaged 3.3 points in 25 games last season, drilled six-of-his-first-nine shots, including five-of-seven 3-pointers.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Even without the injured Gary Harris, the Denver Nuggets' offense looked as potent as advertised. Denver scored 66 points in the first half, shot 51% from the field and buried eight 3-pointers. The Lakers did give up too many open 3-point shots. Denver moved the ball well as nine of the 10 Nuggets who played in the first half registered at least one assist.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

The Nuggets found condensation on the floor here in San Diego during their morning shootaround. But Denver coach Mike Malone just said the floor is safe and good to go now for tonight. He checked the floor before the game and talked to Lakers coaches, who said their players didn't experience any issues with the floor.

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24d

IT hopes to help Nuggets snap playoff drought

The debates have been so lively inside the Denver Nuggets locker room recently that coach Michael Malone wanders in to make sure everything's all right.

Stephen A. has major issues with Thomas' PGs ranks (1:29)

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Our preseason BPI ratings predict how many points per game better or worse every team is relative to the NBA average.

Young on Porter Jr.: Take time to recover (0:59)
Jalen sounds off on IT mocking Cleveland (0:55)
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67dChris Forsberg

Porter says he's pain-free after back surgery

Nuggets rookie Michael Porter Jr. said he's pain-free after a second surgery on his back, and the 14th overall pick in the 2018 draft is hoping to be on the court near the start of the 2018-19 season.

Isaiah Thomas apologizes for Cleveland comment (0:48)
Porter surprises his mom with new car (0:59)
Jalen: IT was just looking for a job (1:16)
Thomas' career full of highs and lows (0:45)
Elhassan: 'No pressure' on Porter Jr. to rush back (1:25)

Marc J. Spears The Undefeated 

The Nuggets say that rookie forward Michael Porter, Jr. has undergone surgery of the lumbar spine at The Carrell Clinic in Dallas, TX. There is no timetable for his return to basketball participation.

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Team Stats

Points Per Game107.0Tied-14th
Rebounds Per Game56.04th
Assists Per Game20.0Tied-18th
Points Allowed98.03rd

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2018-19101.000
2017-184636.561
2016-174042.488
2015-163349.402
2014-153052.366