Craig was one of the surprises of this NBA season, giving the Nuggets quality depth on the wing while they fought through injuries to some key players. However, despite that, if the team is able to make it into postseason play, Craig won't be part of the roster, as the Nuggets seem to be in favor of keeping around some quality veterans instead of Craig. The rookie appeared in 37 games total for Denver this season and started in five.
Craig will return to a bench role for Tuesday's game against the Pacers, Harrison Wind of BSN Denver reports.
Craig picked up the spot start Sunday against the Bucks with Wilson Chandler (nose) out of the lineup, posting seven points, eight rebounds, one assist and a two blocks across 36 minutes. However, Chandler has since been cleared and will reclaim a starting role, which sends Craig back to the bench. After logging 36 minutes Sunday, Craig will likely see something much closer to the 16.1 he averaged over the previous seven contests. As a result, Craig can be avoided by fantasy owners.
Craig tallied seven points (3-7 FG, 1-4 3Pt), eight rebounds, two blocks and one assist in 36 minutes during Sunday's 128-125 victory over Milwaukee.
Craig moved into the starting lineup with Wilson Chandler (nose) on the sidelines. Craig does not possess a lot of upside and despite the increase in playing time, he is just not going to have the ability to contribute on the offensive end. If Chandler is forced to miss additional time, Craig could be in line for some short-term run but is really only a streaming option at this stage.
Craig compiled two points (1-3 FG, 0-2 FT), six rebounds, one assist, and one steal in 17 minutes during Monday's 123-104 loss to the 76ers.
Craig saw more time than any reserve besides Devin Harris, who earned 21 minutes. Meanwhile, veterans Richard Jefferson and Darrell Arthur were both healthy scratches and sophomore Malik Beasley received just five minutes. Prior to Monday's tilt, Craig was averaging 8.3 points (59.1 FG, 66.7 3Pt, 75.0 FT), 4.5 rebounds, 1.0 three, 0.5 assists, and 0.3 steals across 16.3 minutes through four March matchups.
Craig was recalled from the G-League on Tuesday.
Craig has put together some strong performances in the G-League and is coming off a 24-point, eight-rebound showing against Austin on Saturday. Following that impressive outing, he'll get called up to the Nuggets and should be available for Tuesday's game against the Lakers off the bench. Craig's days at the NBA level are winding down on his two-way contract, so it wouldn't be surprising if he was assigned back to the G-League shortly after Tuesday's contest.
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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|
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|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|