Plumlee generated 17 points (7-8 FG, 3-5 FT), 12 rebounds, five assists and a block over 20 minutes Thursday against the Clippers. Plumlee managed to post a double-double off the bench despite logging just 20 minutes in a 121-100 victory, pushing Denver's home record to 17-3. Given his 7.2 ppg average on the season, Thursday's performance appeared to be an outlier for the 28-year-old, and he figures to regress in the Nuggets' upcoming matchup with Phoenix on Saturday.
Plumlee is likely to move to a bench role for Monday's game against the Rockets, Mike Singer of The Denver Post reports. Both Plumlee and Torrey Craig are seemingly ticketed for spots on the second unit after coach Michael Malone remarked after Saturday's 123-110 win over the Hornets that he felt Paul Millsap and Gary Harris were ready to reclaim starting gigs. Millsap was sidelined for nearly three weeks in December with a fractured toe and had been eased back into the rotation off the bench in Denver's last four games, with his minutes increased from 14 to 27 over that stretch. Now that Millsap is conditioned to play a normal allotment of minutes, Plumlee should see a more limited role following an 11-game run as a starter. His fantasy utility should take a hit as a result after Plumlee averaged 8.4 points (on 57.1 percent shooting from the field), 7.7 boards, 3.0 assists, 1.0 steal and 1.0 block in 27.5 minutes per game over that stretch.
Plumlee pitched in 12 points (5-7 FG, 2-4 FT), 10 rebounds, four assists, one steal, and one block in 30 minutes during Thursday's 117-113 win over the Kings. Plumlee drew another start with Paul Millsap (22 minutes) still slowly working his way back into the mix. Plumlee has posted four double-doubles this season, already eclipsing last season's total (three). With that being said, Millsap will likely rejoin the starting five in the near future, pushing Plumlee back into a reserve role.
Plumlee scored just three points to go with 13 rebounds, three assists, and one block in 32 minutes during Friday's 102-99 victory over San Antonio. Plumlee pulled down a season-high 13 rebounds Friday as the Nuggets bounced back to defeat the Spurs but three points. Plumlee has had a nice run in the starting unit being able to put up some nice contributions across the board, albeit on low volume. Paul Millsap is drawing closer to a return which will likely send Plumlee back to a bench role which would render him a non-factor in standard formats.
Plumlee finished with 11 points (5-8 FG, 1-2 FT), nine rebounds and three assists across 34 minutes in the Nuggets' 126-118 win over the Mavericks on Tuesday. Plumlee continues to be the right fit at the starting power forward spot for coach Mike Malone during the absence of Paul Millsap (toe). The six-year veteran has posted double-digit scoring efforts in three of his first four starts in Millsap's stead, and he figures to continue offering strong complementary production in both points and rebounds while he remains the beneficiary of extended minutes. The one big difference for Plumlee when playing on the first unit is having to share the frontcourt with Nikola Jokic, who serves as competition of sorts for him on the boards.
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