Nuggets’ Will Barton returns to practice, eyes OKC for preseason debut — The Denver Post

With a wry smile and a knowing shimmy, Nuggets guard Will Barton announced he was back. The Nuggets ended practice Sunday afternoon with their typical 3-point shooting contest, and Barton, only feet in front of reporters, couldn’t help himself. Barton glanced toward the baseline and then stepped confidently into a smooth corner 3. Having missed…

Nuggets’ Will Barton returns to practice, eyes OKC for preseason debut — The Denver Post

Will Barton declines $14.6 million player option with Nuggets, will enter free agency, sources says — Sterling Journal-Advocate

Nuggets veteran Will Barton declined to pick up his $14.6 million player option by Saturday’s deadline, making him an unrestricted free agent.

Will Barton declines $14.6 million player option with Nuggets, will enter free agency, sources says — Sterling Journal-Advocate

Nuggets’ Will Barton on looming free-agent deadline: “Anything is possible” — The Denver Post

Nuggets veteran Will Barton guarded his intentions like he was locking up an opponents’ best player. Barton, who must decide whether to pick up his $14.6 million player option by July 17, was careful not to tip his hand Sunday while speaking to reporters ahead of his celebrity softball All-Star appearance. 390 more words

Nuggets’ Will Barton on looming free-agent deadline: “Anything is possible” — The Denver Post

Nuggets coach Michael Malone “would love” Will Barton back, bracing for loss of assistant Wes Unseld Jr. — Canon City Daily Record

Michael Malone didn’t want to take anything away from the Phoenix Suns, who thoroughly dismantled the beleaguered Nuggets in a 4-0 second-round sweep. And so he didn’t.

Nuggets coach Michael Malone “would love” Will Barton back, bracing for loss of assistant Wes Unseld Jr. — Canon City Daily Record

Nuggets offseason roundtable: Answering six pressing questions heading into the summer — The Denver Post

The Nuggets are getting close, but they’re not there yet. With a foundation around Nikola Jokic set, where do the Nuggets go from here? Welcome to our offseason roundtable, with Nuggets beat writer Mike Singer, deputy sports editor Matt Schubert and columnist Mark Kiszla answer six pressing questions facing the franchise. 2,531 more words

Nuggets offseason roundtable: Answering six pressing questions heading into the summer — The Denver Post

Nuggets president Tim Connelly wants to “reward” Michael Porter Jr. as potential extension talks loom — The Denver Post

Despite his team’s second-round ouster, Nuggets president of basketball operations Tim Connelly was encouraged by the gains his team made in an unprecedented season that also included a devastating injury to Jamal Murray. Like others within the organization, before Murray tore his ACL, Connelly felt the Nuggets could win a championship. Instead, Connelly heads into the offseason with the core of a championship foundation intact, yet a roster still in need of upgrades.

Nuggets president Tim Connelly wants to “reward” Michael Porter Jr. as potential extension talks loom — The Denver Post

Blazers hope to begin coach candidate interviews this week — The Denver Post

The Portland Trail Blazers are compiling a list of possible candidates to replace coach Terry Stotts and general manager Neil Olshey said Monday that he hopes to start conducting a first round of virtual interviews this week.

Blazers hope to begin coach candidate interviews this week — The Denver Post

Nikola Jokic: “I would love to play my whole career in Denver” — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

“I would love to be Denver’s Tim Duncan, because he played his whole career in San Antonio.”

Nikola Jokic: “I would love to play my whole career in Denver” — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

How Were The Nuggets Able To Defeat The Trail Blazers in Game 5? They Rallied Around Nikola Jokic, The ‘Best Player in the World’ — CBS Denver

As Damian Lillard was mystifying the Ball Arena crowd with his 55 points and a playoff-record 12-three pointers in the playoffs, the frontrunner for NBA MVP was pulling off his own heroics in front of the home crowd.

How Were The Nuggets Able To Defeat The Trail Blazers in Game 5? They Rallied Around Nikola Jokic, The ‘Best Player in the World’ — CBS Denver