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Report: Malone finalizes Nuggets coaching staff

The Denver Nuggets will begin practice sessions on Monday in preparation for the 2015 Las Vegas Summer League, which tips off on Friday. With that in mind, head coach Michael Malone made his last hire to his coaching staff on Sunday by bringing in Ed Pinckney.

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What the numbers say about Arron Afflalo

Afflalo is a strong midrange shooter. He hit 46.1 percent of his midrange shots last season -- the tenth-highest percentage in the league.

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Countdown to the Body Issue: 3 days

We hope Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried has time to pick up the new Body Issue coming out July 6 in between his preparations for the NBA exhibition game in South Africa later this summer.

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Report: Mudiay traveling with Nuggets to Vegas

The Denver Nuggets are set to play in the Las Vegas Summer League and when it tips off next week, their No. 7 selection in the 2015 NBA draft will be on the team.

Mudiay gives Nuggets building block

Talented guard Emmanuel Mudiay not only allows Denver to trade Ty Lawson but gives them a playmaker to build around. Second-rounder Nikola Radicevic is also a nice draft-and-stash, meaning the Nuggets earned a thumbs-up from Amin Elhassan. Draft thumbs-up or thumbs-down

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Nuggets capitalize on Mudiay's slip

Looking for a point guard to make Ty Lawson expendable, the Nuggets came away with a steal when Emmanuel Mudiay fell to No. 7. The combination of value and need hit with that pick earns the Nuggets one of Chad Ford's best grades. Ford's complete draft grades (Insider)

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Chad Ford likes Knicks' draft haul

Knicks fans at Barclays Center might not agree with Chad Ford, who gave the Knicks an "A-" for drafting Kristaps Porzingis. The Nuggets and Heat were at the head of the class. Grades for every team (Insider)

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Thumbs-up or thumbs-down on every team's picks

The Timberwolves, Lakers and 76ers made splashes with the first three selections. How did they -- and the rest of the league -- do Thursday? Our NBA writers assess every team's draft picks.

Nuggets: Serbian PG Nikola Radicevic selected with 57th pick in NBA Draft

Mudiay means farewell to Lawson?

ESPN's Jeff Goodman: "Denver drafting Mudiay likely means that the Ty Lawson era is over with the Nuggets. ... One potential destination: Sacramento. Remember, he played for George Karl."

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Mudiay's strength? His strength

Fran Fraschilla on the Nuggets' selection of Emmanuel Mudiay: "They get a big, strong point guard who can score getting to the rim. ... What you're going to love about him in Denver is -- ready-made physically to step into the league." (Photo by Rob Tringali for ESPN)

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Insider profile: Emmanuel Mudiay

The poised Mudiay played 12 games in China, averaging 18.3 points, 6.9 rebounds and 5.9 assists per game. His jump shot needs some work but he has elite size and athleticism. Big, athletic combo guard

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Mudiay picked 7 overall by Denver

The Nuggets select Emmanuel Mudiay (Democratic Republic of Congo) in the 2015 NBA Draft.

On the clock: Denver Nuggets

It's been 12 years since the Nuggets have selected this high in the draft, and it's been boom or bust. Since 2000, Denver's only two picks in the top 10 were:

  • Carmelo Anthony (No. 3)
  • Nikoloz Tskitishvili (No. 5)

Karl-Anthony Towns, Jahlil Okafor and D'Angelo Russell take center stage at the 2015 NBA Draft; live at 7 pm ET on ESPN

2014-15 Team Stats

Points Per Game101.512th
Rebounds Per Game44.77th
Assists Per Game21.813th
Points Allowed105.027th

Team History

YearWLPCT
2014-153052.365
2013-143646.439
2012-135725.695
2011-123828.575
2010-115032.609

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