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Top Nuggets News

  • Nuggets' Jack White: Gets garbage-time minutes

    White (adductor) played seven minutes off the bench in Tuesday's 146-112 win over the Timberwolves, finishing with five points (2-4 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 1-1 FT).

    White was available for the second game in a row after previously missing a handful of contests with an adductor strain, but he didn't get the chance to play in Sunday's 128-98 loss to the Timberwolves. Head coach Michael Malone was more comfortable having the rookie play while the Nuggets were on the better side of the blowout in Tuesday's rematch, though White didn't check into the game until Denver was up by 35 points with 6:38 left in the fourth quarter. Expect the two-way forward to return to the G League's Grand Rapids Gold before long.

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  • Nuggets' Jamal Murray: Deemed questionable Thursday

    Murray (knee) is questionable for Thursday's game versus the Magic.

    Murray is in danger of missing his third straight game but is now listed with right knee inflammation. If he can't suit up Thursday, his next chance will be Saturday's matchup with Charlotte.

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  • Nuggets' Zeke Nnaji: Unlikely to play Thursday

    Nnaji (shoulder) is doubtful for Thursday's game against the Magic.

    Nnaji was unavailable Tuesday against Minnesota due to his shoulder injury, and he'll likely sit out a second consecutive game. If he's sidelined once again, DeAndre Jordan and Jeff Green are candidates to see increased run.

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  • Nuggets' Bruce Brown: Scores nine points Tuesday

    Brown posted nine points (4-6 FG, 1-1 3Pt) and two assists in 22 minutes during Tuesday's 146-112 win over the Timberwolves.

    Brown started for the second game in a row with Jamal Murray (knee) out, and while he was efficient with his shot, he didn't do much else. Even if he starts Thursday at Orlando, Brown doesn't carry a lot of upside and should continue to post low scoring figures, as Nikola Jokic figures to operate as Denver's main playmaker with Murray out.

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  • Nuggets' Vlatko Cancar: Efficient from field Tuesday

    Cancar ended Tuesday's 146-112 victory over the Timberwolves with 12 points (5-8 FG, 2-5 3Pt), six rebounds, three assists and one block across 22 minutes.

    Cancar returned to his regular bench role following a spot start Sunday against the Timberwolves, but he was able to maintain a 20-plus-minute role thanks to Denver resting its starters for much of the fourth quarter due to the blowout. The 25-year-old should be able to maintain a spot in the Denver rotation while Bones Hyland has been phased out, but Cancar will likely see his playing time tail off in more competitive games.

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  • Nuggets' Kentavious Caldwell-Pope: Puts up 11 points in blowout

    Caldwell-Pope had 11 points (4-8 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two rebounds, one assist and two steals in 24 minutes during Tuesday's 146-112 victory over the Timberwolves.

    The likes of Nikola Jokic, Aaron Gordon and Michael Porter grabbed all the headlines following Tuesday's dominant win over the Timberwolves, but Caldwell-Pope still posted a decent stat line while scoring in double digits for the third time over his last four games. He's averaging 11.0 points while shooting 43.8 percent from three-point range since the start of January.

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  • Nuggets' Michael Porter: Puts up point-per-minute production

    Porter finished Tuesday's 146-112 win over the Timberwolves with 30 points (11-15 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 4-4 FT), five rebounds, one assist and one steal in 29 minutes.

    Though the Nuggets welcome back Nikola Jokic (hamstring), Aaron Gordon (ankle) and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (ankle) from one-game absences, Porter didn't see a noticeable downturn in his productivity after he had been the only regular Denver starter to suit up in the team's previous contest Sunday in Minnesota. Even with head coach Michael Malone resting key rotation players down the stretch while Denver took a 35-point lead into the final quarter, the absence of Jamal Murray (knee) still left enough usage to go around for Porter, who made the most of his touches by shooting at an elite rate. The 24-year-old forward continues to struggle to produce in the defensive categories and as a distributor, but there's no doubting that, when healthy, he's one of the game's more talented perimeter shooters.

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  • Nuggets' Aaron Gordon: Dazzles in return

    Gordon (ankle) finished with 24 points (8-11 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 6-8 FT), eight assists, four steals, three rebounds and two blocks across 26 minutes in Tuesday's 146-112 win over the Timberwolves.

    Gordon had sat out two of the Nuggets' previous three games with an ankle issue, but his absence for Sunday's loss to Minnesota was likely more a byproduct of Denver playing the second game of a back-to-back set. The 27-year-old forward was back in action for Tuesday's rematch with the Timberwolves and looked plenty healthy, despite playing fewer minutes than usual while Denver took a 35-point lead into the final quarter. The four steals and eight assists both matched season highs for Gordon.

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  • Nuggets' Nikola Jokic: Rolls to efficient triple-double

    Jokic finished Tuesday's 146-112 win over the Timberwolves with 20 points (8-10 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 4-5 FT), 16 assists, 12 rebounds, one steal and one block in 28 minutes.

    The two-time MVP and the Nuggets made quick work of the Timberwolves, so much so that no Denver starter exceeded 29 minutes while the team took a 35-point lead into the final quarter. Despite the light workload, Jokic proved to be unstoppable as a scorer and playmaker during his time on the floor, as he became the third player in NBA history to post a triple-double in 28 or fewer minutes. The bar is awfully high for voters to honor a player with a third consecutive MVP, but Jokic's nightly excellence for the Western Conference-leading Nuggets has made him the favorite to claim the award at this stage of the season.

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  • Nuggets' Bruce Brown: Returns to game

    Brown returned to Tuesday's game against Minnesota after suffering a right ankle sprain.

    He's not out of the woods yet, as the ankle could swell up on him after the game. The positive news is that it may not be of the serious variety.

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  • Nuggets' Bruce Brown: Questionable to return Tuesday

    Brown is questionable for the remainder of Tuesday's game versus Minnesota due to a right ankle sprain, Katy Winge of Altitude Sports reports.

    Brown recorded just one assist in three minutes before exiting Tuesday's game. Ish Smith, Christian Braun and Bones Hyland are all candidates to receive extended minutes if he's unable to return.

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  • Nuggets' Bruce Brown: Remains with starters

    Brown will remain in the starting lineup Tuesday against the Timberwolves, according to Harrison Wind of DNVR Sports.

    Brown will be joined by Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Michael Porter Jr., Aaron Gordon and Nikola Jokic. Brown is quietly putting together a career-best fantasy campaign with his ability to contribute across the stat sheet.

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  • Nuggets' Christian Braun: Moves back to bench

    Braun isn't in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game versus Minnesota.

    Braun will be replaced by Kentavious Caldwell-Pope in the starting five Tuesday. The rookie guard is averaging 3.5 points and 2.2 rebounds in 13.6 minutes across 46 games coming off the bench this season.

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  • Nuggets' Jack White: Available to play

    White (adductor) is available to play against Minnesota on Tuesday.

    With Denver mostly healthy, White is unlikely to see the floor Tuesday.

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  • Nuggets' Vlatko Cancar: Removed from starting lineup

    Cancar isn't in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game versus the Timberwolves.

    Cancar will be replaced by Kentavious Caldwell-Pope in the starting five Tuesday. The 25-year-old forward has come off the bench in all but three games this season.

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  • Nuggets' DeAndre Jordan: Returns to bench

    Jordan isn't in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game versus Minnesota.

    Nikola Jokic will replace Jordan in the starting unit Tuesday. The veteran big man has come off the bench in all but five games this season.

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  • Nuggets' Aaron Gordon: Available against Minnesota

    Gordon (ankle) is available for Tuesday against Minnesota.

    Nikola Jokic and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope are good to go as well. With Jamal Murray (knee) sitting out, Gordon will have a bit more responsibility on offense Tuesday.

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  • Nuggets' Kentavious Caldwell-Pope: Good to go

    Caldwell-Pope (ankle) is available for Tuesday against the Timberwolves.

    The Nuggets will have most of their starting lineup back, but Jamal Murray will not be available for this one. With KCP starting, Christian Braun will return to the bench and will see his fantasy value take a hit.

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Team Statistical Rankings

PTS/G OPP PTS/G
Team 117.4
(5th)
113.0
(13th)

Injuries

Player Injury
J. Murray PG Jamal Murray PG Knee
C. Gillespie PG Collin Gillespie PG Lower Leg
Z. Nnaji PF Zeke Nnaji PF Shoulder

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