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Nikola Jokic    C  Nuggets

 

 

Jokic's (ankle) MRI returned negative Friday, though he's still expected to miss several games, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Both Jokic's X-rays and MRI returned negative -- a great sign for him and the Nuggets. That said, the injury is still significant enough to sideline him for "several" games, as vague as that may be. In the meantime, Mason Plumlee will seemingly start at center and be the main beneficiary of Jokic's absence, while Kenneth Faried will probably also see extended run at the position. More updates on Jokic's status should emerge as he goes through his recovery.

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Dec 01 - 5:17 PM

Nikola Jokic    C  Nuggets

 

 

Jokic's (ankle) MRI returned negative Friday, though he's still expected to miss several games, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Both Jokic's X-rays and MRI returned negative -- a great sign for him and the Nuggets. That said, the injury is still significant enough to sideline him for "several" games, as vague as that may be. In the meantime, Mason Plumlee will seemingly start at center and be the main beneficiary of Jokic's absence, while Kenneth Faried will probably also see extended run at the position. More updates on Jokic's status should emerge as he goes through his recovery.

Fantasy Alarm

Dec 01 - 5:17 PM

Nikola Jokic    F/C  Nuggets

 

 

Nikola Jokic (ankle) is expected to miss several games with a left ankle sprain, but MRI results were negative on Friday, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com. This was pretty much the expectation for Jokic after he was limping so much on Thursday night. The good news is Jokic didn't suffer any ligament damage after he stepped on Jerian Grant's foot in the second quarter on Thursday. The Nuggets have a big six-game road trip starting on Monday, so it'll be interesting to see if he travels for that game in Dallas. Mason Plumlee is expected to start on Saturday with Kenneth Faried backing him up at the five while also getting some minutes at the four in some matchups. Both Faried and Plumlee are worth a look depending on what you're looking for.

Rotoworld

Dec 01 - 5:01 PM

Nikola Jokic    F/C  Nuggets

 

 

Nikola Jokic (ankle) is expected to miss several games with a left ankle sprain, but MRI results were negative on Friday, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com. This was pretty much the expectation for Jokic after he was limping so much on Thursday night. The good news is Jokic didn't suffer any ligament damage after he stepped on Jerian Grant's foot in the second quarter on Thursday. The Nuggets have a big six-game road trip starting on Monday, so it'll be interesting to see if he travels for that game in Dallas. Mason Plumlee is expected to start on Saturday with Kenneth Faried backing him up at the five while also getting some minutes at the four in some matchups. Both Faried and Plumlee are worth a look depending on what you're looking for.

Rotoworld

Dec 01 - 5:01 PM

Mason Plumlee    C  Nuggets

 

 

Mason Plumlee is likely to start on Saturday against the Lakers with Nikola Jokic (ankle) out. He is playing through a core muscle injury, but that didn't stop coach Mike Malone from playing Plumlee 13 minutes in the second half alone. If he's healthy, he's likely looking at around 23-26 minutes with Kenneth Faried backing him up. Faried may also have to play some PF if Wilson Chandler (back) can't go. Both Plumlee and Faried should have some short-term value.

Rotoworld

Dec 01 - 4:56 PM

Mason Plumlee    C  Nuggets

 

 

Mason Plumlee is likely to start on Saturday against the Lakers with Nikola Jokic (ankle) out. He is playing through a core muscle injury, but that didn't stop coach Mike Malone from playing Plumlee 13 minutes in the second half alone. If he's healthy, he's likely looking at around 23-26 minutes with Kenneth Faried backing him up. Faried may also have to play some PF if Wilson Chandler (back) can't go. Both Plumlee and Faried should have some short-term value.

Rotoworld

Dec 01 - 4:56 PM

Wilson Chandler    SF  Nuggets

 

 

Chanlder (back) is listed as questionable for Saturday's game against the Lakers, Harrison Wind of BSNDenver.com reports. Chandler has missed the last two games due to lingering back soreness, but it appears there is at least a chance he could return for Saturday's game against the Lakers before the team heads out on a long road trip. Should Chandler return, Juan Hernangomez would likely return to playing off the bench.

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Dec 01 - 4:35 PM

Wilson Chandler    G/F  Nuggets

 

 

Wilson Chandler (back) is questionable for Saturday against the Lakers. He's missed the last two games for his bad back, and coach Mike Malone has said before that he's playing through pain. This probably won't be going away for Chandler, so he may have to miss time whether it be on Saturday or down the line. If he's out again, Juancho Hernangomez is probably going to start again while Will Barton feasts in the second unit.

Rotoworld

Dec 01 - 4:27 PM

Nikola Jokic    C  Nuggets

 

 

Jokic (ankle) has been ruled out for Saturday's matchup against the Lakers and does not have a timetable for a return, Harrison Wind of BSNDenver.com reports. Though the Nuggets don't believe Jokic's left ankle injury is serious, they've ruled him out of Saturday's game a full day in advance and have not provided a timetable for a return -- neither of which are encouraging signs for a quick return. More updates on his status should be available as he works through a recovery. In the meantime, while he's absent, Mason Plumlee and Kenneth Faried will likely be the main beneficiaries, seemingly candidates to absorb most of Jokic's minutes at center. Darrell Arthur and Richard Jefferson could enter the rotation as well out of necessity, with Paul Millsap (wrist) out for an extended period of time and Wilson Chandler (back) nursing an injury and being labeled questionable for Saturday's tilt.

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Dec 01 - 4:26 PM

Nikola Jokic    F/C  Nuggets

 

 

Nikola Jokic (ankle) will not play Saturday against the Lakers. No surprises here and there has been no update on a timetable or results on an MRI just yet -- X-rays were negative for a fracture. Jokic had a bad limp on Thursday night and chances are he's looking at a multiple- game absence. Wit him out , coach Mike Malone will play the matchups, which means he's probably not going to go double-big at PF and C. Kenneth Faried should still get minutes in the upper 20s because Mason Plumlee may not be 100 percent. Plus, all other key rotation pieces should see additional responsibility while Jokic is out.

Rotoworld

Dec 01 - 4:22 PM

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