Nuggets News

Nikola Jokic    F/C  Nuggets

 

 

Nikola Jokic (ankle) told reporters that he will play Friday night vs. the Pelicans. Coach Mike Malone said that Jokic "looked good" in shootaround but was questionable for Friday's game. Malone did say that if Jokic played, he would on a minutes restriction. Despite Jokic's statement, it appears we are heading towards a game-time decision. Check later this evening. We should have the final word on both Jokic and Will Barton (lower back contusion) at approximately 7:30 pm EST, when coach Malone speaks with the media pregame.

Rotoworld

Dec 15 - 1:34 PM

Nikola Jokic    C  Nuggets

 

 

Jokic (ankle) went through shootaround but is considered questionable to play in Friday's game against the Pelicans, Harrison Wind of BSNDenver.com reports. Heading into Friday, Jokic was not listed on the team's injury report, and while there has been no report of a setback, the big man is back to being considered questionable. It's likely just precautionary, as all signs are pointing to Jokic making his return to the floor against New Orleans, but it's still a situation worth monitoring. The big man did say he was going to play Friday night, but there should be confirmation on his status as tip-off draws closer.

Fantasy Alarm

Dec 15 - 1:34 PM

Nikola Jokic    F/C  Nuggets

 

 

Coach Mike Malone said that Nikola Jokic (ankle) "looked good" in shootaround but is questionable for Friday's game vs. New Orleans.

Rotoworld

Dec 15 - 1:09 PM

Will Barton    G/F  Nuggets

 

 

Will Barton (lower back contusion) said he went through shootaround and will play Friday night vs. the Pelicans.

Rotoworld

Dec 15 - 1:05 PM

Nikola Jokic    F/C  Nuggets

 

 

Nikola Jokic (ankle) is not on the injury report for Friday's game vs. the Pelicans. Jokic was cleared by the team medical staff for Wednesday's game vs. Boston, but coach Mike Malone decided not to play him. Malone explained after the game that he didn't think Jokic was ready. "[The training staff] might say he was ready but for myself and talking with him, it's not just is the ankle ready, it's is his head ready?" said Malone. Jokic should be expected to return to game action on Friday, but we'll have to wait to hear what Malone says when he speaks to reporters.

Rotoworld

Dec 15 - 9:34 AM

Nikola Jokic    C  Nuggets

 

 

Jokic (ankle) is not listed on the injury report for Friday's game against the Pelicans, Harrison Wind of BSN Denver reports. Jokic was available to play off the bench Wednesday against the Celtics, but coach Mike Malone opted to keep him out of the game because he "didn't think he was ready." That said, it may be wise to check and see if Jokic takes back his normal spot in the starting lineup Friday before deploying him in lineups. If Jokic is announced as a starter, it still wouldn't be a surprise if the Nuggets kept a close eye on his minutes considering the lengthy seven-game absence.

Fantasy Alarm

Dec 14 - 5:29 PM

Will Barton    G/F  Nuggets

 

 

Will Barton (lower back contusion) is questionable for Friday's game vs. New Orleans. Gary Harris and Jamal Murray went off in Barton's absence on Wednesday, and both players would be in line for extra work if Barton is ruled out again. We'll know more after Denver's shootaround, so check back Friday afternoon for an update.

Rotoworld

Dec 14 - 5:28 PM

Will Barton    SF  Nuggets

 

 

Barton (back) is questionable for Friday's tilt against the Pelicans, Harrison Wind of BSNDenver.com reports. Barton was originally listed as probable heading into Wednesday's game against the Celtics, but may have experienced a setback leading up to tipoff, as he was ultimately held out of the contest. For Friday, he's being listed as questionable, with more information likely emerging after the team's morning shootaround. In his absence Wednesday, Wilson Chandler drew the start, playing 37 minutes. Juancho Hernangomez and Malik Beasley saw 14 and 17 minutes respectively off the pine.

Fantasy Alarm

Dec 14 - 5:28 PM

Paul Millsap    F  Nuggets

 

 

Paul Millsap said he'll likely have to wear a cast on his wrist for about another month. "Once the cast comes off I’m just rehabbing trying to get the range of motion back, get it strengthened back up," he said. "I’m hoping it will take a few weeks, or it might take a month – however long the training staff tells me it will take is how long I’ve got to wait." Millsap added that he has "no idea" when he will return, but vowed to be back as soon as possible. Several reports indicated that he will miss "several months," so he will be tough to stash if you don't have any I.R. spots.

Rotoworld

Dec 14 - 12:12 PM

Jamal Murray    SG  Nuggets

 

 

Murray accounted for 28 points (9-17 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 6-6 FT), 10 rebounds, four assists and three steals in 35 minutes Wednesday in Denver's loss to Boston. A plethora of scoring opportunities have fallen into Murray's lap in the absence of Nikola Jokic (ankle), and they were compounded Wednesday with Will Barton (back) out as well. Murray has adopted more ball-handling duties in his second season and is seeing more minutes, which means more control over the offense. His fantasy value will rise with the increasing amount of opportunities. If Murray continues to emerge and scrapes his ceiling the Nuggets will have a collection of young talent that few teams can compete with.

Fantasy Alarm

Dec 14 - 9:56 AM

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