|Team Ranking||PTS/G||OPP PTS/G|
|Northwest Division||101.5 (3rd)||105.0 (4th)|
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|W 96 - 86||at DAL|
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Denver Nuggets guard Gary Harris is in line for an expanded role throughout the 2015-16 season with the Nuggets, the Denver Post reports.
"It's a huge season. I don't think it because other people are saying it. I just think it's going to be a huge season for myself personally, just for me," Harris said.
The 2015-16 season will be Harris' second campaign in the league, and the 21-year-old is expected to see an increase in minutes from his rookie year. The Nuggets are looking for Harris to show them he's the long-term shooting guard they figured they were drafting in the first round of the 2014 draft.
Harris wasn't exactly given consistent minutes as a rookie, so the inexperienced guard will be thrust into a much more expanded role and forced to prove himself early in his career. Harris will compete with Randy Foye for the starting spot at shooting guard right out of the gate heading into the regular season. Harris has shown promise on both ends of the court as a capable scorer and defensive stopper.
Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried did not practice Wednesday morning due to cramps, the Denver Pioneers Post reports.
Faried was crippled by cramps at Monday night's session, and he rested Wednesday morning while still battling residual soreness.
Expect Faried to be back on the practice floor within the next couple of days.
Nuggest forward Wilson Chandler is expected to see minutes at both small and power forward this season for the Denver Nuggets , Chris Dempsey of The Denver Post reports.
Chandler is among the most versatile players on the Nuggets' roster, as his 6-foot-7 frame makes him ideally suited to man a wing spot, while also boasting enough muscle to effectively bang down low. He'll likely spend most of his minutes at small forward, but with big man Jusuf Nurkic (knee) set to miss the start of the season, Chandler could see some early run at power forward when the Nuggets utilize small-ball lineups. Those type of arrangements could present more rebounding opportunities for Chandler, who pulled down an already respectable 6.1 boards in 31.7 minutes per game in 2014-15.
Denver Nuggets coach Mike Malone said Monday that Danilo Gallinari would see time at both small forward and power forward this season, Chris Dempsey of The Denver Post reports.
Gallinari's lithe frame (6-foot-10, 225 pounds) and tendency to linger on the perimeter makes him more ideally suited for minutes at small forward, but the Nuggets seem open to giving him minutes at the four when the team opts for a small-ball, up-tempo attack. In such scenarios, Kenneth Faried would likely move to center, potentially creating an avenue for Gallinari to improve on the meager total of 3.7 rebounds he averaged last season.
Part of that was a byproduct of playing only 24 minutes per game, but Gallinari's playing time figures to rise in 2015-16 now that he's further removed from a April 2013 ACL tear and a December 2014 meniscus tear that compromised his explosiveness. At 27 years old, it's quite possible Gallinari has already peaked as an NBA player, but at the very least, he should remain one of the Nuggets' most potent assassins from the three-point arc. He knocked down 107 treys at a 35.5 percent clip while playing in just 59 games last season.
"I feel really good. When I'm healthy, 100 percent I"ll be back," Nurkic said. "So, one more month or two, we'll see."
The Nuggets expected Nurkic to be limited throughout training camp, and it appears he could miss up to a month of regular season time.
A more definitive timetable should emerge over the next two or three weeks, but for now consider Nurkic week to week and questionable to play at any point in the preseason.
The Nuggets also have J.J. Hickson and Nikola Jokic on the roster, and coach Mike Malone revealed Monday that Kenneth Faried could also see time at center this season.
|2014-15 Team Leaders|
|PPG||Ty Lawson , PG||15.2|
|RPG||Kenneth Faried , PF||8.9|
|APG||Ty Lawson , PG||9.6|
|FG%||Kenneth Faried , PF||50.7|
|FT%||Danilo Gallinari , SF||89.5|
|3P%||Randy Foye , PG||35.7|
|BLOCKS||Jusuf Nurkic , C||68|
|STEALS||Ty Lawson , PG||92|
|MPG||Ty Lawson , PG||35.5|
|Full Team Statistics|
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