Ty Lawson is too good to stay on another awful Nuggets team, but he's signed through 2017. Andrew Sharp names five contenders who could use him.
Big man Darrell Arthur is one of the Denver Nuggets free agents and on the first day new deals can be negotiated we get word that the two sides are making progress.
The Nuggets will reportedly prioritize re-signing Jameer Nelson and Will Barton in free agency.
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
SMU head coach Larry Brown joined Mike & Mike to discuss former recruit Emmanuel Mudiay, who the Nuggets took with the No. 7 pick in the draft.
Stats & Info provides key stats about the NBA draft, including the context of the 76ers going big, big, big, big
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)
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)
The 2015 NBA draft is over. Who deserves high marks for their picks? After 60 selections Thursday night, Chad Ford hands out his grades for every squad.
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.
The Denver Nuggets took Emmanuel Mudiay seventh overall in Thursday's draft.
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."
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)
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
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
The Timberwolves selected big man Karl-Anthony Towns out of Kentucky with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft on Thursday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
If Nuggets stay put, Winslow a good bet
Chad Ford has had the Nuggets linked to Justise Winslow throughout the draft process, and that doesn't change in his final mock draft. Still, Denver's fluidity with Ty Lawson and Kenneth Faried in trade talks could lead to the team moving the pick. Ford's final mock (Insider)
The Denver Nuggets have a lot of issues with their roster and many moves need to be made to improve the talent on the team. There have been rumors that some of their best players are available, but do they have a high trade value?
Final Big Board: Winslow stays at No. 7
Duke's Justise Winslow ends the year exactly where he started, at No. 7 on Chad Ford's Big Board. Ford also projects the Denver Nuggets to select Winslow with the No. 7 pick in his mock draft. Big Board 12.0 (Insider)
Getting equal value in return for DeMarcus Cousins' bargain contract would be difficult for the Kings, writes Kevin Pelton.
Nuggets' C Jokic has sky-high potential
The Nuggets' top overseas prospect, 6-foot-11 center Nikola Jokic, currently projects as an average NBA player. But considering he's just 20 years old, Jokic may have the highest upside of any international prospect in the NBA. Our first peek at Jokic stateside may be this summer. Pelton: Draft-and-stash talent (Insider)