Craig ended with 11 points (4-9 FG, 3-7 3Pt), 16 rebounds, and four assists in 39 minutes during Tuesday's 103-99 victory over Miami.
Craig played a whopping 39 minutes Tuesday. managing to pull down a career-high 16 boards in the process. Gary Harris (hamstring) sat this one out with certainly helped Craig who also matched his season-high with four assists. Harris' injury doesn't sound too serious and Craig will likely continue to trend down upon his return and can be left for just the deeper formats.
Craig will start at small forward Monday against Houston.
Craig was expected to head back to a bench role with both Gary Harris and Paul Millsap returning to the starting five, but in a surprising turn of events, Juancho Hernangomez is the one that will change roles. It remains unclear as to whether this is a permanent change, although Craig has evidently played well enough of late to keep his spot with the starters.
Craig is expected to move to a bench role Monday against the Rockets after coach Michael Malone indicated Saturday that Gary Harris looked ready to reclaim his spot as the starting shooting guard, Mike Singer of The Denver Post reports.
Craig had started each of the Nuggets' last 14 games, including the past three contests after Harris was eased back into the rotation off the bench following an extended absence due to a hip issue. In Saturday's 123-110 win over the Hornets, Harris turned in his best performance of the three outings with 17 points, six rebounds, five assists and one steal in 26 minutes, which apparently left a positive impression on Malone. With his health concerns in the rear-view mirror, Harris should regularly clear 30 minutes as a starter, leaving less playing time available for Craig. Even during his ongoing run as a starter, Craig had struggled to deliver much fantasy utility with averages of 8.2 points, 3.9 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.2 three-pointers in 28.0 minutes per game over that span.
Craig put up 12 points (4-7 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 2-4 FT) and recorded three rebounds along with an assist and a block across 29 minutes Saturday against the Hornets.
Craig was held to just two points in his team's last contest, but he bounced back in a 123-110 victory. He sank two threes for the third time in the last five matchups, although his scoring output on the year shouldn't create much excitement for fantasy owners. Craig is averaging 5.5 points and 3.7 rebounds across 31 contests so far this season.
Craig collected two points (1-5 FG, 0-3 3Pt), four rebounds, and four assists in 28 minutes during Thursday's 117-113 win over the Kings.
Craig continued to start in place of Gary Harris (hip), who came off the bench in this his second game back in the lineup. However, Harris earned 31 minutes, and could be on the verge of reclaiming his starting gig for Saturday's matchup with the Hornets.
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|Career Shooting Stats|
|College Career Shooting Stats|
|2010-11||South Carolina Upstate||30||916||155||407||38.1||68||213||31.9||53||78||67.9||431||14.4|
|2011-12||South Carolina Upstate||34||1010||194||446||43.5||83||238||34.9||88||129||68.2||559||16.4|
|2012-13||South Carolina Upstate||33||1022||194||454||42.7||78||214||36.4||103||144||71.5||569||17.2|
|2013-14||South Carolina Upstate||34||1113||204||500||40.8||68||233||29.2||93||151||61.6||569||16.7|
|More College Stats|
|2010-11||South Carolina Upstate||30||916||148||4.9||44||1.5||29||1.0||11||0.4||83|
|2011-12||South Carolina Upstate||34||1010||183||5.4||52||1.5||45||1.3||37||1.1||92|
|2012-13||South Carolina Upstate||33||1022||166||5.0||63||1.9||33||1.0||25||0.8||88|
|2013-14||South Carolina Upstate||34||1113||170||5.0||77||2.3||31||0.9||28||0.8||84|