Foye will come off the bench like he regularly does in Friday's game against the Rockets, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports. It was initially reported that Foye would get a promotion into the starting lineup for Friday's game, but the Nuggets made a late change and went with J.J. Hickson in the starting unit instead.
Foye will start Friday versus Houston, Harrison Wind of BSNDenver.com reports. This is a surprise start for Foye, who will start at shooting guard. The Nuggets chose to go small with Danilo Gallinari at power forward and Kenneth Faried at center.
Foye played 20 minutes and scored 13 points (4-6 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT) -- both of which were season highs -- in Monday's win over the Trail Blazers. With Jameer Nelson (lower back) held out of the contest, Foye took on more ball-handling responsibilities that usual with the second unit. It allowed Foye to act as more of a facilitator on the night, as the three assists he finished with were also a season-best mark. With Emmanuel Mudiay and Gary Harris entrenched as starters at both guard spots, Foye's role isn't expected to grow much beyond its current level, but he could continue to notice a small uptick in minutes off the bench if Nelson remains unavailable for an extended stretch.
Foye (hamstring) will be available for Wednesday's season opener against the Rockets, Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports. Foye resumed practicing Saturday and hasn't experienced any setbacks with his hamstring, so he'll likely be running at full speed for the start of the regular season. The hamstring issue may have cost Foye any chance he had at beating out Gary Harris for a starting job at shooting guard, but coach Mike Malone should still turn to the veteran when the team is need of three-point shooting off the bench.
Foye (hamstring) returned to practice Saturday, Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports. The hamstring injury had sidelined Foye for the previous two weeks, likely costing him his chance at beating out Gary Harris for the starting shooting guard role. Despite losing out on those duties, Foye should still see plenty of minutes off the bench due to the deficient three-point shooting of the starting backcourt of Harris and point guard Emmanuel Mudiay.
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