Millsap was seen at Nuggets' practice Saturday without the splint he had been wearing on his injured left wrist, Harrison Wind of BSNDenver.com reports. Millsap, who has been sidelined since Nov. 19 following left wrist surgery, is expected to make a return in early-to-mid March. He went through a full practice for the first time since his injury Wednesday, though coach Michael Malone was unwilling to commit to a specific timetable for the forward's return. Regardless, shedding his splint is a big step in the right direction. Once he returns, he'll likely be on a minutes restriction, with his re-integration into the rotation probably meaning fewer minutes for the likes of Wilson Chandler, Mason Plumlee and Trey Lyles. At the moment, it's not quite clear who will take the biggest hit, as coach Malone has been tweaking his rotations since Millsap landed on the shelf.
Millsap (wrist) was a full participant in practice Wednesday, but doesn't have a firm timetable for a return, T.J. McBride of MileHighSports.com reports. Millsap has been sidelined since Nov. 19 following left wrist surgery, but finally appears to be nearing a return after taking part in a full practice Wednesday. While Millsap did go through an entire practice, coach Michael Malone wasn't willing to commit to a specific timetable, saying it "could be two weeks or four weeks." Malone also mentioned the Nuggets could bring Millsap off the bench initially in order to get his rhythm back, which is another thing to consider once Millsap is back on the court. Considering the lack of clarity around a return date, Millsap should be monitored closely despite likely sitting out another few weeks.
Millsap (wrist) is expected to make a return in early-to-mid March, Harrison Wind of BSNDenver.com reports. Millsap has been sidelined since Nov. 20 as a result of left wrist surgery. He's been progressing well in his recovery, notably dribbling and passing with his left hand. Still, he'll be out past the All-Star break and may not return until mid-March. In the meantime, Wilson Chandler, Trey Lyles, Mason Plumlee and Darrell Arthur will all likely continue seeing expanded roles.
Coach Michael Malone said Millsap is "a little bit ahead of schedule" in his recovery and the Nuggets hope to have him back shortly after the All-Star break, Harrison Wind of BSN Denver reports. Millsap has reportedly increased his conditioning of late, going through some dribbling and passing drills with his left hand. The Nuggets are saying he's ahead of schedule and while an exact timetable still hasn't been given, it sounds like a return still won't come until after the All-Star break. That should give the big man almost another month to ramp up his activity and get comfortable with his wrist. The Nuggets will likely take as much precaution as necessary with bringing Millsap back, so despite being considered ahead of schedule, his timetable for a return doesn't appear to have changed much.
Millsap (wrist) has increased his conditioning work lately and has progressed to being able to dribble and pass with his left hand, Harrison Wind of BSNDenver.com reports. All indications are that Millsap's timetable for a return -- around the All-Star break -- remains the same, but this is certainly a milestone in his recovery. Once he does return, coach Michael Malone will have some tough rotational decisions to make. In Millsap's absence, both Trey Lyles and Mason Plumlee have flashed some high upside. Both players' fantasy values could take hits as a result of Millsap's return.
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