Plumlee pitched in six points (3-4 FG) and six rebounds in 13 minutes during Friday's 124-87 Game 3 loss to the Jazz. Plumlee didn't see a lot of playing time in the blowout defeat, as Nuggets coach Michael Malone opted to play some of the team's younger big men such as Bol Bol. In fact, Plumlee has yet to earn more than 13 minutes in any of the Nuggets' first three playoff games, limiting his appeal for fantasy purposes.
Plumlee registered 18 points (5-9 FG, 8-11 FT) while adding 13 rebounds, four assists, and two steals in 34 minutes during Saturday's 119-104 scrimmage loss against the Pelicans. Plumlee got the start at center and produced a strong stat line -- it was another example of what he can do when given enough minutes and chances to produce offensively. That said, Plumlee is likely to move back to the bench once the regular season resumes next week with Nikola Jokic set to resume his regular role as Denver's starting center down the stretch.
Plumlee registered 16 points (7-8 FG, 2-4 FT), nine rebounds and two assists in 14 minutes off the bench during Tuesday's 116-100 loss against the Warriors. Plumlee had his best outing since returning to action last month, but he hasn't been much of a fantasy asset this season aside from the field-goal percentage, even if he has an occasional big scoring night or a solid night on the glass. He's a streaming option at best, as his upside is handicapped by his lack of playing time and the presence of Nikola Jokic on the roster.
Plumlee (foot) posted four points (2-2 FG), two rebounds, two steals and one assist across 14 minutes off the bench Friday in the Nuggets' 113-101 loss to the Thunder. The 29-year-old immediately stepped back into his normal role as Nikola Jokic's top backup in his first outing back from a 12-game absence due to a sprained right foot. He may draw closer to 20 minutes on nights when matchups are unfavorable for Jokic or the star center is dealing with foul trouble, but Plumlee remains merely a deep-league option at this time.
Plumlee (foot) will play Friday against the Thunder, Chris Dempsey of Altitude Sports reports. A sprained right foot has kept Plumlee out since Jan. 22, but the big man is set to make his return. He should reclaim his role as backup center behind Nikola Jokic.
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