Nuggets News

Jamal Murray    G  Nuggets



Jamal Murray made 4-of-14 from the field for 10 points with five rebounds, three steals and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes against the Clippers on Thursday. He struggled with his shot, at least the usage was there and he didn't turn the ball over. The combo guard minutes are coming with 11 minutes tonight, which is way more than his average since the break. Of course, Danilo Gallinari (knee) not playing slid Will Barton to more of a straight three, so there were minutes available at SG. Regardless, Murray looks like he's part of the next crop of rookie pickups after guys like Tyler Ulis, Ivica Zubac and Skal Labissiere. If you're looking for a rookie with upside, Murray might be your guy.

Mar 17 - 12:32 AM

Jameer Nelson    G  Nuggets



Jameer Nelson scored 16 points with one rebound, five assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes against the Clippers on Thursday. The Nuggets shifting Jamal Murray to a combo guard is big for Nelson. This was his first game in double-digit scoring and also just his fourth and fifth steal this month. Even if Nelson does get 30 minutes, his upside isn't too appealing with how the bigs are passing so much. He's really just a low-end guy, but his high floor won't hurt you too much. In other words, don't be afraid to drop Nelson with so many hot free agents popping up these days.

Mar 17 - 12:26 AM

Juan Hernangomez    F  Nuggets



Juan Hernangomez made a start on Thursday with nine points, five rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in 26 minutes. He's been elite in efficiency for rookies this year and he's always been capable of filling the stat sheet. Per 36 minutes, Hernangomez averaged 13.1 points, 8.3 boards, 1.3 assists, 1.4 steals, 0.7 blocks and 2.0 treys this season. With both Wilson Chandler (groin) and Danilo Gallinari (knee) having unclear return dates, Juancho is worth a speculative look for those with something to cut.

Mar 17 - 12:21 AM

Mason Plumlee    C  Nuggets



Mason Plumlee scored 10 points with 10 rebounds, six assists and three blocks in 30 minutes against the Clippers on Thursday. While the Nuggets were destroyed with their old big lineup back when Jusuf Nurkic was on the team, they're thriving with it now. In the 47 minutes Plumlee played with Nikola Jokic, the Nuggets have a +26.6 net rating and just smash teams with their offense. That bodes extremely well for Plumlee, who is averaging 10.3 points, 8.0 boards, 5.0 assists, 2.3 blocks and 0.5 steals in the last four games with Jokic. Given that success, Plumlee looks like he's going to be worth owning in standard leagues. Plumlee also said this was the best passing team he's ever been on.

T.J. McBride on Twitter

Mar 17 - 12:14 AM

Kenneth Faried    F  Nuggets



Kenneth Faried (back) returned from a nine-game absence on Thursday with 12 points, six rebounds and one assist in 18 minutes. Coach Mike Malone said he wanted to keep his minutes down and he was able to do so in the easy win. Faried played well and even had some confidence on some jumpers. "I'm happy to be back. Watching them from the bench was hard. You want to be out there having fun. I felt like a kid again," Faried said. Given the success of Mason Plumlee, Faried isn't really a great add.

T.J. McBride on Twitter

Mar 17 - 12:07 AM

Juancho Hernangomez    F  Nuggets



Hernangomez will draw the start at small forward for Thursday's contest against the Clippers, Harrison Wind of BSN Denver reports.


Mar 16 - 8:39 PM

Kenneth Faried    F  Nuggets



Kenneth Faried is available off the bench on Thursday against the Clippers. Coach Mike Malone hinted Faried my not be where he needs to be, which is to be expected after he had such serious back pain. It may take him a few games to get going, so his potential fantasy owners may not want to add him if they have to wait a week for decent production. His upside isn't great anyway with Mason Plumlee playing well.

Mar 16 - 8:33 PM

Juan Hernangomez    F  Nuggets



Juancho Hernangomez and Mason Plumlee will start against the Clippers on Thursday. He should get some heavy minutes with Danilo Gallinari (knee) and Wilson Chandler (groin) out. Coach Mike Malone said he doesn't know how long those two vets will be out, so Hernangomez could be a decent speculative add. Mason Plumlee is also expected to start.

Wilson Chandler    G/F  Nuggets



Coach Mike Malone said Wilson Chandler (groin) doesn't have a definitive timetable. There's a chance Chandler can make it back over the weekend, but he still isn't practicing yet. Chandler's fantasy owners will have to weigh if they want to keep him stashed, especially with the fantasy playoffs starting in several leagues. While he's out, Kenneth Faried, Mason Plumlee and Juan Hernangomez should pick up the minutes at the four.

Danilo Gallinari    F  Nuggets



Coach Mike Malone said there is "no definitive timetable" on Danilo Gallinari (knee). "It could be next game, hopefully it is," Malone said. Gallinari has a bone bruise and is not going to play on Thursday. With Wilson Chandler (groin) also out, we should get a heavy dose of Juan Hernangomez, Will Barton and some more Jamal Murray. Barton should be owned while Murray is a very interesting pickup in competitive leagues.
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Pos Name
Bonsu-C Pops Mensah    
C JaVale McGee    
C Jusuf Nurkic    
C George Karl    
F Jerrelle Benimon    
F Pops Mensah-Bonsu    
F Jerelle Benimon    
F JJ Hickson    
F Petr Cornelie    
F Juancho Hernangomez    
F Jerrell Benimon    
F Danilo Gallinari    
F Joe Alexander    
F Quincy Miller    
F Kenneth Faried    
F Jan Vesely    
F/C Darrell Arthur    
F/C Oleksiy Pecherov    
F/C J.J. Hickson    
G Ty Lawson    
G Randy Foye    
G Erick Green    
G Gary Harris    
G Nate Robinson    
G Matt Janning    
G Nikola Radicevic    
G Brian Shaw    
G/F Wilson Chandler    
G/F Rudy Fernandez    
SG Devin Sweetney