Arthur returned to a bench role in Monday's 92-74 loss to the Bucks, finishing with four points (2-5 FG), three rebounds, and two steals over 21 minutes. The Nuggets' blowout loss allowed Kenneth Faried (23 minutes) and Arthur to see comparable playing time, but the difference should be more drastic in the games to come now that Faried is seemingly close to full health after a three-game absence due to an ankle injury. Arthur should continue to hold down a rotation spot, but with a 25-plus minute role no longer awaiting him, his minimal fantasy value takes a hit.
Arthur scored 16 points (8-13 FG) while adding five rebounds, two steals and two blocks in 31 minutes during Saturday's loss to the Mavericks. Kenneth Faried was back in the lineup after recovering from his ankle injury but came off the bench, leaving Arthur in the starting five for at least one more game. He's averaged 12.5 points, 5.8 boards and 1.0 steals in four starts while filling in for Faried, but could return to his reserve role as soon as Monday against the Bucks.
Arthur scored 21 points (9-12 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 2-4 FT) with eight rebounds and a steal in 34 minutes during Sunday's loss to the Warriors. Getting a start in place of the injured Kenneth Faried (back/ankle), Arthur came through with easily his best game of the season. Faried may not be out of action long, however, so Arthur will likely return to his low-value bench role very soon.
Arthur (illness) posted nine points (4-9 FG, 1-2 3Pt) to go with five rebounds in 18 minutes Wednesday against the Spurs. Arthur was dealing with a sinus infection but ultimately was able to go. He's only averaging under 17 minutes a game this season, making him irrelevant in all but the deepest of leagues.
Arthur (illness) won't take the court Tuesday at New Orleans, Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports. Arthur was absent from morning shootaround due to a sinus infection, which will keep him out of Tuesday's subsequent contest. While his next opportunity to play arrives Wednesday in San Antonio, the injury-plagued Nuggets frontcourt will rely upon Kenneth Faried, J.J. Hickson, Nikola Jokic, and Danilo Gallinari to handle Pelicans star Anthony Davis.
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