As the men's basketball competition takes center stage at the 2012 Olympics, center Timofey Mozgov is the only Denver Nuggets player competing in London.

He certainly is representing his NBA team – and his native Russia – well.

Mozgov scored 17 points and grabbed four rebounds to help Russia advance to the semifinals with an 83-74 win over Lithuania on Wednesday.

With the 2011-12 season in the books, Nuggets.com is taking a closer at the team’s primary rotation players and how they fared during a challenging 66-game schedule. Denver assistant coach Chad Iske was kind enough to provide candid assessments, which reflect the views of the Nuggets coaching staff as a whole.

Today’s featured player is forward Danilo Gallinari, who was slowed by injuries in 2011-12 but continued to develop as a scorer and a playmaker on the wing.


DENVER, July 31, 2012 – The Denver Nuggets have released their 2012 preseason schedule which will feature seven games against Western Conference foes leading up to the Oct. 31 regular-season opener at the Philadelphia 76ers.

To kickoff the 2012 preseason, the Nuggets will face Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and the L.A. Clippers on Oct. 6 at Mandalay Bay Events Center, marking the first-ever NBA game played on the Las Vegas Strip.

The Denver Nuggets will host a Season and Group Ticket Open House, October 30th at Pepsi Center from 4-7pm.

Fans from the general public are invited to come and select their actual seat location and purchase 2013-14 Nuggets Season Ticket packages.

All fans that make a purchase at the Season and Group Ticket Open House will receive a special Nuggets gift.

Supermascot Rocky and members of the Denver Nuggets Dancers will be on hand to meet and interact with fans.

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