Nelson (wrist) was available to play in Wednesday's win over the Nuggets, but didn't see the court due to a coach's decision, Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports. Nelson opted to forgo season-ending surgery to repair the sprained left wrist that's bothered him for much of the past two months, but coach Mike Malone seems reluctant to let the veteran play through any pain. The Nuggets acquired D.J. Augustin at the trade deadline specifically to bolster their depth at point guard while Nelson remained banged up, and that will likely force Nelson to settle for third-string duties for what remains of the season. With Augustin going off for a season-high 26 points Wednesday, Nelson isn't exactly gaining ground in the job battle.
Nelson (wrist) is doubtful to play Monday against the Grizzlies, Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports. Nelson has suited up and been available, but hasn't played in February due to the injury to his wrist. He last played on Jan 30, and recorded three rebounds and three assists in 16 minutes.
Nelson (wrist) is available to play Friday versus the Mavericks, Nuggets play-by-play announcer Jason Kosmicki reports. Nelson has missed the previous ten games for the Nuggets, but is available to return Friday. However, it appears unlikely that he will actually get an opportunity to play. When he does return it is unclear if he will be in the rotation. He last played Jan. 30, and put up three rebounds and three assists in 16 minutes.
Nelson (wrist) didn't play in Wednesday's 87-81 win over the Clippers. Nelson has been active for both of the Nuggets' last two games, but coach Michael Malone hasn't chosen to call on the veteran off the bench. It's possible the Nuggets want to ease Nelson back into the mix after he last played Jan. 30 before the pain in his left wrist began to resurface, so perhaps he'll be available in Friday's game against the Mavericks if he's able to put in another practice Thursday. The Nuggets acquired D.J. Augustin from the Thunder prior to the deadline to provide the team with some added depth behind starting point guard Emmanuel Mudiay, so there's not much of a rush for Nelson to come back.
Nelson (wrist) will be available to play in Tuesday's game against the Kings, Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports. Nelson had an MRI on his wrist recently and even talked about potentially having surgery. Surprisingly, Nelson is now expected to be active and available to play Tuesday, which likely means he's decided against having surgery and instead will play through any lingering pain. Look for Nelson to battle with D.J. Augustin for minutes behind Emmanuel Mudiay at point guard in his first game since before the All-Star break.
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