Nuggets News

Nikola Jokic    F/C  Nuggets

 

 

Nikola Jokic (ankle) has been upgraded to questionable for Wednesday's game against the Celtics. Head coach Mike Malone indicated on Tuesday that Jokic was "getting closer," and he was moving around fairly well during Tuesday's shootaround, so perhaps he'll be able to get back out there tonight. We likely won't get official word on his status until after he goes through his pregame routine, but if Jokic is able to get back out there, Mason Plumlee will return to the bench and Kenneth Faried's minutes will take a hit. Stay tuned.

Rotoworld

Dec 13 - 12:14 PM

Nikola Jokic    C  Nuggets

 

 

Jokic (ankle) is questionable for Wednesday's tilt against the Celtics. Jokic has missed six straight contests with a left ankle sprain, but has seemingly made good progress in his recovery and has a 50/50 shot at returning to action Wednesday. More word on his status should emerge as the team continues to prepare leading up to tipoff. If he does play, he could have a minutes limit.

Fantasy Alarm

Dec 13 - 11:18 AM

Will Barton    SF  Nuggets

 

 

Barton (back) is probable for Wednesday's contest against the Celtics. Barton left Tuesday's game late in the fourth quarter and didn't return due to a lower back bruise. It appears the injury isn't giving him too much trouble, however, as he'll most likely play Wednesday. If for some reason he ends up sidelined, Wilson Chandler, Juancho Hernangomez and Malik Beasley could end up seeing extended run.

Fantasy Alarm

Dec 13 - 11:15 AM

Monte Morris    PG  Nuggets

 

 

Morris was assigned to the G League's Rio Grande Valley Vipers on Wednesday. The Nuggets recalled Morris ahead of Tuesday's game against the Pistons, with the rookie making his NBA debut in the 103-84 victory and logging three minutes. Third in the pecking order at point guard behind Jamal Murray and Emmanuel Mudiay, Morris seems unlikely to enter head coach Michael Malone's rotation this season, barring an injury to one of the latter two players.

Fantasy Alarm

Dec 13 - 11:09 AM

Mason Plumlee    PF  Nuggets

 

 

Plumlee contributed 10 points (5-7 FG), 13 rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block across 29 minutes during a 103-84 win over the Pistons on Tuesday. Plumlee picked up his first double-double of the season as he received another start with Nikola Jokic (ankle) sidelined. The 13 rebounds also marked a season high for him. As soon as Jokic returns, Plumlee's value will likely take a significant hit.

Fantasy Alarm

Dec 12 - 11:15 PM

Jamal Murray    SG  Nuggets

 

 

Murray recorded 28 points (11-19 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds, three assists and one block across 32 minutes during a 103-84 win over the Pistons on Tuesday. Murray bounced back from a few quiet games to score a game-high 28 points in the blowout victory. It's hard to predict when he'll have a scoring outburst, as his outputs tend to fluctuate from game to game. But Murray will continue to have extra scoring opportunities while Nikola Jokic (ankle) remains sidelined.

Fantasy Alarm

Dec 12 - 11:15 PM

Mason Plumlee    C  Nuggets

 

 

Mason Plumlee double-doubled vs. Detroit on Tuesday with 10 points and 13 rebounds. Kenneth Faried didn't play at all, while Plumlee was a +29 in his 29 minutes of action. He hit 5-of-7 shots with one assist, one steal and one block, and he deserves a lot of credit for Andre Drummond's rough night. Coach Mike Malone mixes up his rotations based on the matchups, so Plumlee is difficult to trust even with Nikola Jokic (ankle) still out.

Rotoworld

Dec 12 - 10:08 PM

Will Barton    SF  Nuggets

 

 

Barton left Tuesday's game against the Pistons with a back injury, Harrison Wind of BSN Denver reports. Barton suffered the injury late in the fourth quarter and didn't return, though the Nuggets had nearly a 20-point lead at that time and there was no need to bring him back. Either way, look for Barton to potentially undergo additional tests to determine if he'll miss any time moving forward. Tentatively consider Barton questionable for Wednesday's game against the Celtics.

Fantasy Alarm

Dec 12 - 10:04 PM

Trey Lyles    F  Nuggets

 

 

Trey Lyles stayed hot on Tuesday vs. the Pistons with 20 points on a perfect 7-of-7 shooting. He also added four boards and three triples in 27 minutes. Lyles scored 10 of his points in garbage time, so take this line with a grain of salt. He was likely on a lot of watch lists tonight after scoring a career-high 25 points on Sunday with five triples, and while he's not quite on the radar in 12-team leagues, he's worth a look in deeper formats at least until Nikola Jokic (ankle) returns. He'll have a tough matchup against Boston on Wednesday.

Rotoworld

Dec 12 - 10:03 PM

Wilson Chandler    G/F  Nuggets

 

 

Wilson Chandler scored 18 points with four boards, one assist and two triples in 27 minutes vs. the Pistons on Tuesday. He's finally starting to get it going after his second straight 18-point outing and it's likely because his back issue is behind him. Chandler hit 6-of-11 shots and 4-of-4 free throws and has a clear path to decent fantasy value, especially with Nikola Jokic (ankle) and Paul Millsap (wrist) out. We'll see if he can keep it going vs. Boston on Wednesday.

Rotoworld

Dec 12 - 9:55 PM

Will Barton, Gary Harris catch fire as Nuggets rally past the Pelicans in OT. https://t.co/0wSlSyxxYS
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Barton Leads Nuggets Past Pelicans 117-111 In OT https://t.co/EV8QuM6kfF https://t.co/JC8Clf7Spn
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Barton Leads Nuggets Past Pelicans 117-111 In OT https://t.co/EOedBzzl1h https://t.co/663nQ3LA2c
RT @_ihateyall: The year is 2007. You forwarded a text to ten people on your new Motorola Razr. Ned’s Declassified plays on the TV. In 20 m…
RT @NBA: WILL THE THRILL! Will Barton scores 11 PTS in OT to help carry the @nuggets to victory. #MileHighBasketball https://t.co/BL6ReN…
GAME RECAP: Nuggets 117, Pelicans 111 https://t.co/EeFvZ9EVGR
RT @UpstateMB: Congratulations to @TCraig_23 on making your first @NBA start tonight for the @nuggets. Craig finished with 6 pts, 4 reb, 2…
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