Nuggets News

Kenneth Faried    PF  Nuggets



Faried will come off the bench Friday against the Magic, Harrison Wind of BSN Denver reports. Denver has tried a few different alignments since losing Nikola Jokic to injury, and Faried will now head back to the bench as Mason Plumlee gets the nod at center. Plumlee makes sense as a better matchup against Nikola Vucevic, but Faried is still likely to play a significant role as a reserve.

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Dec 08 - 6:39 PM

Mason Plumlee    PF  Nuggets



Plumlee will draw the start at center over Kenneth Faried for Friday's game against the Magic, Harrison Wind of reports. Coach Michael Malone continues to tinker with his team's starting five while Nikola Jokic (ankle) and Paul Millsap (wrist) remain sidelined. In the three games both players have missed, Plumlee has averaged 7.7 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.3 assists across 24.3 minutes per contest.

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Dec 08 - 6:38 PM

Mason Plumlee    C  Nuggets



Jamal Murray, Gary Harris, Will Barton, Wilson Chandler and Mason Plumlee will start against the Magic on Friday. The move of Kenneth Faried in the first unit didn't go well against DeMarcus Cousins, so coach Mike Malone is changing it up. Plumlee has only played more than 24 minutes just once in the last five games, so he will probably fall in the 21-29 minute range. He's still an option against the Magic tonight, but Nikola Jokic (ankle) is coming along in his rehab.


Dec 08 - 6:35 PM

Kenneth Faried    F/C  Nuggets



Kenneth Faried will come off the bench on Friday vs. Orlando. The Nuggets will continue to mix up their starting lineup with Nikola Jokic (ankle) on the shelf. Jokic is nearing a return, so Faried and Mason Plumlee are only short-term options in fantasy leagues.


Dec 08 - 6:34 PM

Nikola Jokic    F/C  Nuggets



Nikola Jokic (left ankle) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Magic. Kenneth Faried got the start vs. the Pelicans on Wednesday, but that didn't go too well, so maybe we'll see Mason Plumlee with the starters vs. Nikola Vucevic and Orlando. Either way, both guys have been splitting minutes and failing to produce much value in Jokic's absence. He's been targeting a return toward the middle or end of this road trip, and could play as soon as Sunday in Indiana.


Dec 07 - 6:12 PM

Nikola Jokic    C  Nuggets



Jokic (ankle) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Magic, Gina Mizell of the Denver Post reports. Jokic will be missing a fourth straight game Friday, as he continues to work his way back from a sprained left ankle. According to coach Michael Malone, he remains optimistic that Jokic will return at some point during the team's current six-game road trip, which would mean the latest he could be back is next Wednesday's matchup with the Celtics. Look for another update once Jokic is back to practicing in full, though he'll continue to be evaluated on a game-to-game basis. The Wizards went with a small lineup that featured a frontcourt of Will Barton, Wilson Chandler and Kenneth Faried in their last game, with Mason Plumlee also seeing increased minutes.

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Dec 07 - 5:58 PM

Emmanuel Mudiay    PG  Nuggets



Mudiay went for 17 points (5-13 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 4-4 FT), three assists, two rebounds, and one steal in 27 minutes during Wednesday's 123-114 loss to the Pelicans. Mudiay broke a seven-game scoring drought in which he failed to score more than eight points a single time. Of course he has been relegated to less than 20 minutes in five of the last nine games, but Mudiay is really struggling. Perhaps this can help him build some momentum, but it seems like a long time ago that Mudiay managed double figures in scoring in 12 of the first 16 games.

Fantasy Alarm

Dec 07 - 12:54 AM

Trey Lyles    PF  Nuggets



Lyles totaled 10 points (3-9 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 3-4 FT), 11 rebounds, four assists, one steal, and one block in 27 minutes during Wednesday's 123-114 loss to the Pelicans. Lyles collected his first double-double of the campaign while matching career highs in boards and dimes. With the Nuggets opting to play small with Kenneth Faried at center in place of an injured Nikola Jokic (ankle), Lyles was afforded extra playing time, and the 30 and 27-minute helpings he has received in two of the last three games represent his two lengthiest runs of the season.

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Dec 07 - 12:47 AM

Mason Plumlee    PF  Nuggets



Plumlee will come off the bench for Wednesday's matchup with the Pelicans, Jason Kosmicki of the Nuggets Radio Network reports. Plumlee will come off the bench as the Nuggets turn to a smaller lineup to better matchup with the Pelicans as Will Barton will join the starters, moving Kenneth Faried over to center. With the usual starters Paul Millsap and Nikola Jokic both out with injuries, Plumlee will likely still see substantial minutes as the Nuggets are thin in the frontcourt. If Jokic continues to miss games, the Nuggets will likely continue to going with the best matchup when determining their frontcourt starters.

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Dec 06 - 7:20 PM

Will Barton    SF  Nuggets



Barton will start at small forward for Wednesday's game against the Pelicans, Nuggets radio play-by-play announcer Jason Kosmicki reports. The Nuggets are opting to go with a smaller lineup Wednesday, pushing Barton into the starting lineup at small forward and shifting Wilson Chandler and Kenneth Faried over to power forward and center, respectively. That should allow Barton to take on a starter's workload, though he was already averaging 33.8 minutes over the last four games, so the promotion won't necessarily mean a drastic change in his playing time. Look for Mason Plumlee to head to the bench in the corresponding move.

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Dec 06 - 7:11 PM

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Pos Name
Bonsu-C Pops Mensah    
C Mason Plumlee    
C Mason Plumlee    
C George Karl    
F JJ Hickson    
F Jerrelle Benimon    
F Petr Cornelie    
F Juancho Hernangomez    
F Pops Mensah-Bonsu    
F Torrey Craig    
F Jerelle Benimon    
F Juan Hernangomez    
F Nikola Jokic    
F Trey Lyles    
F Jerrell Benimon    
F Joe Alexander    
F Paul Millsap    
F Kenneth Faried    
F Jan Vesely    
F Richard Jefferson    
F Quincy Miller    
F Tyler Lydon    
F Vlatko Cancar    
F/C Oleksiy Pecherov    
F/C Darrell Arthur    
F/C J.J. Hickson    
G Monte Morris    
G Erick Green    
G Randy Foye    
G Will Barton    
G Matt Janning    
G Jamal Murray    
G Malik Beasley    
G Brian Shaw    
G Nikola Radicevic    
G Ty Lawson    
G Gary Harris    
G Nate Robinson    
G/F Rudy Fernandez    
G/F Wilson Chandler    
PG Emmanuel Mudiay    
SF Torrey Craig    
SG Devin Sweetney