• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Nuggets F Joffrey Lauvergne notches double-double in win

    Nuggets forward Joffrey Lauvergne made the start at center in Tuesday's preseason win over the Mavericks, finishing the evening with 14 points (6-8 FG, 2-2 3Pt) and 12 rebounds.The 2013 second-round pick entered training camp with rather modest expectations, but he's taken full advantage of Jusuf Nurkic's (knee) expected absence to open the season. After notching 16 points on 7-for-10 shooting to go along with 11 boards in the preseason opener, Lauvergne replaced J.J. Hickson in the starting lineup Tuesday and rattled off another double-double in impressive fashion.Preseason numbers should usually be taken with a grain of salt, but Lauvergne's production relative to his competition (Hickson and Nikola Jokic) is becoming too sizable to ignore. Continue to monitor the Nuggets' preseason contests to see how the job battle shakes out, but at this juncture, Lauvergne looks like he could be a worthy end-game target for those in deeper leagues.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Report: Victor Claver signs with Russian team

    Former Trail Blazers PF Victor Claver signed with a team in Russia. Claver was waived by the Nuggets after being acquired at the trade deadline last week. He signed with Khimki Moscow, replacing Joffrey Lauvergne, who was signed by the Nuggets, according to a report by Sportando.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Nuggets rule Chandler, Faried out of Wednesday's game

    Nuggets forwards Wilson Chandler and Kenneth Faried have been ruled out of Wednesday's game against the Suns, reports The Arizona Republic. Chandler missed Monday's game against the Nets with a groin injury. Chandler said the injury is not serious and he is targeting Friday's contest against the Jazz to return, reports The Denver Post. Forward Darrell Arthur should see an increase in playing time with Chandler out. Meanwhile, a thumb injury will keep Faried out of the game. Forward Joffrey Lauvergne is expected to see an increase in minutes. The Nuggets are 6-point underdogs.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Nuggets list Chandler doubtful Wednesday; Faried questionable

    The Nuggets listed forward Wilson Chandler as doubtful for Wednesday's game against the Suns, reports The Denver Post. Chandler missed Monday's game against the Nets with a groin injury. Forward Darrell Arthur saw his minutes increase during Monday's game. Meanwhile, forward Kenneth Faried is questionable Wednesday with a thumb injury, which he injured late in the second quarter of Monday's game. X-rays on the thumb were negative. Forward Joffrey Lauvergne could see an increase in minutes if Faried is out. The Nuggets are 6-point underdogs.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Report: Nuggets trying to sign former draft pick Joffrey Lauvergne

    The Nuggets are getting closer to signing former 2013 second-round pick Joffrey Lauvergne, sources told Yahoo Sports. Lauvergne recently parted ways with his Russian team, which frees him to sign a deal with the Nuggets and play this season. The 6-11 forward/center was the 55th overall pick of the 2013 draft.