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Nuggets' Jamal Murray: Likely available Monday
Murray (ankle) is probable for Monday's matchup against the Hawks.
Murray is still working his way back from a right ankle sprain that caused him to miss extended time. He was listed as probable ahead of Friday's loss to Houston, but he totaled 21 points, five rebounds and three assists in 32 minutes during that contest. While Murray will likely be available Monday, he could take a seat for rest purposes during the second half of Denver's back-to-back set Tuesday in Chicago.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' Christian Braun: Disappoints in loss Friday
Braun ended Friday's 114-106 loss to the Rockets with two points (1-4 FG, 0-2 3Pt), one rebound, one assist and two steals over 14 minutes.
Braun managed just two points in 14 minutes, the fewest he has scored in almost two weeks. He has played fewer than 20 minutes in five of the past six games, struggling to maintain a consistent role. It is unclear what his exact role is moving forward, and the improved play of Peyton Watson only complicates matters. At this point, Braun does not need to be rostered outside of deeper formats.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' Peyton Watson: Logs season-high 26 minutes
Watson closed Friday's 114-106 loss to the Rockets with 13 points (4-9 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 5-5 FT), four rebounds and two assists over 26 minutes.
Watson scored 13 points in the loss, logging a season-high 26 minutes. He played over Aaron Gordon, a situation worth monitoring moving forward. Watson has a fantasy-friendly game, and at this point, he probably needs more playing time. Gordon has been struggling thus far, but he should turn things around eventually. Watson isn't someone who needs to be prioritized in standard leagues, but he's worth keeping an eye on.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' Kentavious Caldwell-Pope: Scores empty 14 points
Caldwell-Pope contributed 14 points (5-6 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and one block over 25 minutes during Friday's 114-106 loss to the Rockets.
Caldwell-Pope scored 14 points in the loss but added very little else. It's been another serviceable season for the veteran, moving on and off waiver wires daily. His role typically affords him enough opportunity to put up 12-team numbers. Unfortunately, he is such a low-volume producer that he is much better suited for roto formats than category leagues.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' Jamal Murray: Available Friday
Murray (ankle) is available for Friday's game against the Rockets.
Murray was probable on the Nuggets' injury report for Friday's matchup and will officially be able to suit up despite his right ankle sprain. He also suited up Wednesday against the Clippers with restrictions, but he still posted 23 points, six assists, a steal and a block in 29 minutes.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' Jamal Murray: Probable for Friday
Murray is listed as probable for Friday's game against the Rockets due to a right ankle sprain.
Murray has not recovered entirely from the sprain affecting him of late, but the probable tag suggests he should play with little to no limitations against the Rockets. If that's the case, then Murray should remain in the starting lineup with Reggie Jackson operating as a backup. Murray is averaging 17.0 points and 7.1 assists per game this season.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' Michael Porter: Sniffs double-double in loss
Porter finished Wednesday's 111-102 loss to the Clippers with 18 points (7-8 FG, 4-5 3Pt), nine rebounds and one block in 34 minutes.
Porter's totals have been a bit volatile this season, but several improvements in his game can be seen in the early stages of the 2023-24 campaign. His hot hand has been dialed in, shooting 48.7 percent from the floor over 22 games, and he's also averaging a career-high 7.5 three-point attempts per game, thus expanding his value as a scorer. Porter's rebounding numbers are also much improved, with an average of 8.1 boards per game.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' Jamal Murray: Productive in loss
Murray logged 23 points (10-18 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 1-1 FT), six assists, one block and one steal across 29 minutes during Wednesday's 111-102 loss to the Clippers.
Although there was talk of a minute restriction for Murray, he played 29 minutes and appeared 100 percent after the ankle injury that sidelined him for 11 games. He sat out back-to-back games after logging only 16 minutes in his return, and there could be some additional instances where Murray takes a seat for injury management.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' Nikola Jokic: Racks up triple-double in loss
Jokic racked up 22 points (9-32 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 15 rebounds, 10 assists and one steal across 37 minutes during Wednesday's 111-102 loss to the Clippers.
Although Jokic was the clear leader in the paint, the MVP candidate found little assistance from his supporting cast in the loss. Jamal Murray's return has boosted the team's fortunes, but Jokic has had to do a lot of the heavy lifting with three triple-doubles over the past four games.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' Reggie Jackson: Rejoining reserves
Jackson won't start Wednesday's game against the Clippers.
Jackson will return to the bench with Jamal Murray (ankle) active for Wednesday's tilt. Despite Murray's availability, expect Jackson to handle an expanded role off the bench considering Murray will have his minutes monitored.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' Aaron Gordon: Cleared Wednesday
Gordon (heel) will play against the Clippers on Wednesday.
Gordon was given a probable tag for Wednesday's tilt after playing 33 minutes in his return from a four-game absence with a heel injury. Considering he was able to play a full workload last time out, expect Gordon to continue to handle 30-plus minutes.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' Jamal Murray: Playing under restrictions
Murray (ankle) will play Wednesday barring a setback in warmups, but he'll be under a minutes restriction, Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN.com reports.
Though Murray didn't log a full practice this week due to a right ankle sprain, he's set to take on the Clippers on Wednesday. While he'll have his minutes monitored, Murray should be expected to replace Reggie Jackson in the starting lineup.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' Jamal Murray: Officially questionable
Murray (ankle) is questionable to play Wednesday against the Clippers.
Murray logged a partial practice Tuesday, but he has yet to return to full activity amid a two-game absence due to a right ankle sprain. More details on his status should arise throughout Denver's pregame routine Wednesday.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' Aaron Gordon: Listed as probable
Gordon (heel) is probable to play Wednesday against the Clippers.
Gordon continues to deal with lingering effects of a right heel strain, although he returned to a normal workload in Saturday's loss the Kings after missing four consecutive contests due to the injury. Posting 17 points in 33 minutes Saturday, Gordon's presence on the injury report is likely precautionary, and he's firmly on track to play coming off three full days of rest.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' Jamal Murray: Logs partial practice
Murray (ankle) was a limited participant at Tuesday's practice, and his status for Wednesday's game against the Clippers is to be determined, Vinny Benedetto of The Denver Gazette reports.
Murray has missed Denver's past two contests after suffering an ankle sprain in his return from an 11-game absence due to a hamstring injury. Murray appears to be ramping up, but his involvement at practice Tuesday featured no live basketball, per coach Michael Malone, so Murray likely still has hurdles to clear. Friday against Houston would mark Murray's next opportunity to take the court if he can't suit up Wednesday.... See More ... See Less