Plumlee posted 16 points (6-10 FG, 4-6 FT), five rebounds and a blocked shots over 33 minutes in Wednesday's 111-105 win against the Thunder. Plumlee did good work for the Nuggets after coming over from the Trail Blazers in the middle of the season for Jusuf Nurkic. When he started, he had double-double potential. When he came off the bench, he still produced decent point and rebound totals. He'll be a decent middle- to late-round selection on draft day for fantasy owners in 2017-18.
Plumlee is in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Mavericks, Chris Dempsey of Altitude Sports reports. With the Nuggets without both Kenneth Faried and Danilo Fallinari for the final two games of the season, head coach Mike Malone will yet again start both Plumlee and Nikola Jokic alongside each other. With Denver being extra short-handed Tuesday night, look for Plumlee to play a heavy dose of minutes in the frontcourt, as he's played an average of over 30 minutes in the six games he's started next to Jokic this season.
Plumlee contributed 13 points (6-12 FG, 1-1 FT), 11 rebounds, three assists and one block across 27 minutes in a 134-131 win over the Pelicans on Tuesday. Plumlee gave the Nuggets a lift off the bench with starting power forward Kenneth Faried (back) departing early, collecting his 19th double-double of the campaign and his fifth in a Denver uniform. Given that Faried has previously missed time due to back issues this season, it wouldn't be surprising if he was held out in the second half of the back-to-back set Wednesday against the Rockets. If that materializes, either Plumlee or Wilson Chandler would enter the starting five at power forward, but both would likely benefit from increased minutes.
Plumlee (abdomen) submitted six points (2-4 FG, 2-4 FT), two rebounds, one assist and one block across 13 minutes in a 116-113 win over the Heat on Sunday. Plumlee had been listed as questionable ahead of both of the Nuggets' last two games with a left abdominal contusion, but it didn't result in the team holding him out. The 26-year-old's role has still been on the decline nonetheless, as he's seen no more than 19 minutes in the last five games, averaging just 7.0 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists per contest. It may be worthwhile to drop him at this point in the season in favor of a player who is benefiting from a healthier workload.
Plumlee (abdominal) is considered questionable for Sunday's contest against the Heat, Chris Dempsey of Altitude Sports reports. Plumlee was able to play through his abdominal contusion during Friday's loss to the Hornets, while he has seen less than 20 minutes in four consecutive games. Nikola Jokic, Kenneth Faried, and Wilson Chandler figure to see a bulk of the minutes in the Nuggets' frontcourt regardless of Plumlee's potential availability.
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