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Nuggets' Jamal Murray: Listed as questionable Monday
Murray (shin) is listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Grizzlies, TJ McBride of Mile High Sports reports.
Murray picked up the injury during Saturday's game against the Hawks but was able to play through the issue after receiving treatment in the locker room. Per McBride, the point guard is also dealing with a forearm contusion along with a calf issue, though none of the injuries appear to be overly serious. Murray's status should clear up closer to tipoff; if he's unable to play, look for Monte Morris and Malik Beasley to see some increased run.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' Will Barton: Out Sunday
Barton (groin) is out Monday against Memphis, T.J. McBride of Mile High Sports reports.
As expected, Barton will be sidelined with with a lingering groin injury Monday against the Grizzlies. As previously noted, Barton will continued to be evaluated on a week-to-week basis. The Maryland product could possibly suit up for Friday's contest against the Thunder.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' Monte Morris: Big defensive performance
Morris scored 10 points (4-14 FG, 2-7 3Pt) while adding seven assists, five steals and two rebounds in 30 minutes off the bench during Saturday's 106-98 loss to the Hawks.
The steals were naturally a career high for the second-year guard, who's seeing his first significant action in the NBA thanks to all the injuries on the Nuggets' roster. Morris' court time will dwindle once players like Gary Harris (hip) and Isaiah Thomas (hip) get healthy, but even in the short term his inconsistent minutes and production make him a poor fantasy option.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' Nikola Jokic: Stays productive in loss
Jokic scored 24 points (9-17 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 6-7 FT) while adding 11 rebounds, seven assists and two steals in 33 minutes during Saturday's 106-98 loss to the Hawks.
He led the short-handed Nuggets in points and boards and tied Monte Morris for the lead in dimes on the night, while recording his fourth straight game with at least a double-double. Jokic is still working on his three-point shot, but otherwise the fourth-year center is putting together another monster fantasy campiagn.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' Juancho Hernangomez: Second straight double-double
Hernangomez scored 17 points (5-12 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 4-5 FT) while adding 10 rebounds, an assist and a block in 40 minutes during Saturday's 106-98 loss to the Hawks.
The Nuggets' injury-wracked roster is currently missing three regular starters in Paul Millsap (toe), Will Barton (groin) and Gary Harris (hip), creating opportunities for players like Hernangomez to be productive. The 23-year-old forward has recorded back-to-back double-doubles while scoring in double digits in seven of his last eight games, and hitting for double-digit boards in three of his last five.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' Jamal Murray: Returns to court
Murray (shin) has returned to the court Saturday against the Hawks, T.J. McBride of Mile High Sports reports.
Murray's showing some toughness Saturday. He left the game twice due to the shin and returned each time.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' Jamal Murray: Goes to locker room again
Murray (shin) went back to the locker room for a second time after attempting to start the second half of Saturday's contest against the Hawks, Harrison Wind of BSNDenver.com reports.
Murray injured his right shin before halftime and went to the locker room, but ended up starting the second half. He took himself out after just two minutes, however, going back to the locker room. It would be surprising if he returned to the contest.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' Jamal Murray: Will return Saturday
Murray (foot) will return Saturday against the Hawks, Chris Dempsey of the Nuggets' official site reports.
Murray went to the locker room with a right foot injury, but it seems not to be as bad as originally thought. Still, there's a chance he lands on the injury report for Monday's game against the Grizzlies.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' Jamal Murray: Goes to locker room
Murray went to the locker room during Saturday's game against the Hawks due to an apparent right foot injury, Mike Singer of The Denver Post reports.
More information may emerge once the team's medical staff gets a better look at the injury. Murray should be considered questionable to return.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' Jamal Murray: Will play Saturday
Murray (forearm) will play Saturday against the Hawks, Harrison Wind of BSNDenver.com reports.
As expected, a forearm bruise won't prevent Murray from taking the court. Over the past six games, he's averaging 20.7 points, 6.8 assists and 4.8 rebounds in 39.0 minutes.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' Trey Lyles: Starting Saturday
Lyles will start Saturday against the Hawks, Harrison Wind of BSNDenver.com reports.
With Paul Millsap (toe) out for an extended period, Lyles is a strong candidate to continue starting at power forward for as long as Millsap is sidelined. In four games seeing 25-plus minutes this season, Lyles has averaged 11.8 points, 8.5 boards and 1.8 assists.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' Jamal Murray: Probable Saturday vs. Hawks
Murray is probable for Saturday's game against the Hawks due to a right forearm contusion, T.J. McBride of Mile High Sports reports.
Murray emerged from Friday's game against the Hornets with a bruised forearm, though it's not expected to prevent him from playing. Still, with Gary Harris (hip) and Paul Millsap (toe) out for an extended period of time, the Nuggets need Murray to be a huge source of offense.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' Gary Harris: Out 3-to-4 weeks
Harris (hip) is expected to miss 3-to-4 weeks, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
It sounds like the earliest Harris can suit up again will be early January. He has already missed the Nuggets' previous two games. Torrey Craig will presumably continue starting for him in his absence, while Malik Beasley should also see an increased workload.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' Gary Harris: Out 3-to-4 weeks
Updating a previous report, Harris (hip) is expected to miss 3-to-4 weeks while rehabbing his strained right hip, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
The Nuggets initially stated only that Harris would be evaluated on a week-to-week basis, but Wojnarowski's report offers a firmer timetable. Expect Harris to miss the rest of December, with the hope that he can be back in the lineup shortly after the turn of the calendar. Malik Beasley, Torrey Craig and Monte Morris could each continue to pick up increased minutes in Harris' place.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' Gary Harris: Will be evaluated week-to-week
Harris (hip) will be evaluated on a week-to-week basis going forward.
Harris is still dealing with a strained right hip, which has kept him out of each of the last two games. The Nuggets hope to have him back in the mix sometime in December, but at this point it's unclear when, exactly, the shooting guard will be cleared to return. For now, it's safe to rule him out of Saturday's game in Atlanta.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' Paul Millsap: Out indefinitely with fractured toe
Millsap sustained a fractured right big toe in Friday's 113-107 loss to the Hornets.
The Nuggets confirmed the unfortunate news in a press release Saturday but did not provide any details in terms of a recovery timetable. The team stated that Millsap will "undergo continued evaluations and updates will be provided when necessary." Given the relative severity of the injury, Millsap should be expected to miss several weeks, at the minimum.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' Paul Millsap: May have broken toe
It is feared that Millsap suffered a broken toe in Friday's loss to the Hornets, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
MIllsap suffered the injury in the third quarter of Friday's contest. He accumulated 16 points (4-8 FG, 0/1 3PT, 8-9 FT), three boards, two blocks, and a steal across 19 minutes before leaving the game. Trey Lyles figures to be the prime beneficiary while he is sidelined, but Mason Plumlee could see some increased run as well. Expect an update once the Nuggets provide more clarity on the situation.... See More ... See Less