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2019 Schedule
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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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41dChris 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.

Nuggets send Faried to Nets (0:42)
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71dAdrian Wojnarowski

Sources: Nuggets to shed $21M in deal with Nets

The Nuggets will unload $21 million in salary in a trade-and-waive move involving Isaiah Whitehead that sends Kenneth Faried, Darrell Arthur and two picks to the Nets, sources told ESPN.

Bobby Marks ESPN 

Clearing out the Kenneth Faried and Darrell Arthur contract saves Denver a combined $43M in salary and projected luxury tax. The Nuggets now have 14 players on guaranteed contracts and are now $8.7M below the luxury tax. Denver this offseason has saved a projected $90M in salary and tax by trading Faried, Arthur and recently Wilson Chandler in a previous trade to Philadelphia.

I.T. lands with Nuggets on veterans minimum deal (0:37)

Bobby Marks ESPN 

The Isaiah Thomas contract in Denver now brings the roster to 16 guaranteed contracts. The Nuggets with the $1.5M Thomas cap hit (total $2M salary based on 7 years of service) now have a team payroll of $136.3M and a current tax bill of $22.5M. Denver does have flexibility with the expiring contracts of Kenneth Faried ($13.7M) and Darrell Arthur ($7.5M). The Nuggets still have $3.3M remaining of the tax midlevel exception.

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71dAdrian Wojnarowski

Sources: Isaiah Thomas to sign with Nuggets

Isaiah Thomas agreed to a one-year, $2 million deal with the Nuggets, sources said, as he joins his fourth team in a year. It's high-reward, low-risk for Denver and a chance for Thomas to re-establish himself.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

A look at Denver's Mason Plumlee working out at the NBPA gym in NYC with trainer Dave Zenon. Plumlee's looking to build on the improvements he showed in his shooting last season after working with Zenon, when his FG% increased from 54% to 60%:

Terry motors through for tenacious slam (0:20)

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Team Stats

Points Per Game110.06th
Rebounds Per Game44.57th
Assists Per Game25.15th
Points Allowed108.522nd

2018 Draft Picks

RD(PK)PLAYERPOSSCHOOL
1(14)Michael Porter Jr.SFMissouri
2(13)Justin JacksonSFMaryland
2(28)Thomas WelshCUCLA

Team History

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