Denver’s ABA team was originally known as the Rockets. When the team was preparing to move to the NBA in 1974, they needed a new nickname, as Rockets was already claimed by the franchise in Houston. Nuggets, an allusion to the city’s mining tradition and the Colorado Gold Rush during the late 1850s and early 1860s, was chosen via a name-the-team contest.

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Nuggets podcast: What’s next for Denver in wake of Jamal Murray injury?

In the latest edition of the Nuggets Ink podcast, Mike Singer and The Athletic’s Sam Amick break down all angles of the Jamal Murray injury. Among the topics discussed: When Murray went down with 50 seconds left in the Golden State game, Amick didn’t want to believe it was as bad as it looked. He […]

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Denver Nuggets’ Jamal Murray has torn ACL

April 12, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray (27) reacts after an injury against the Golden State Warriors during the fourth quarter at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports The Denver Nuggets suffered a big blow on Tuesday when it was revealed that star point guard Jamal Murray sustained […]

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Denver Nuggets Team Payroll | Basketball-Reference.com

Color Key: Player Option, Team Option Payroll italic – amount not fully guaranteed Payroll Table Player Age 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24 2024-25 2025-26 Signed Using Guaranteed Jamal Murray 24 $29,250,000 $31,590,000 $33,930,000 $36,270,000 $38,610,000 1st Round pick $169,650,000 Nikola Jokić 26 $28,542,009 $30,510,423 $32,478,837 Bird Rights $91,531,269 Aaron Gordon 25 $18,136,364 $16,409,091 Bird Rights $34,545,455 […]

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