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Nuggets' Torrey Craig: Probable for Monday
Craig (hamstring) is listed as probable for Monday's game against the Bucks, Brandon Ewing of Mile High Sports reports.
This is an improvement for Craig after he was listed as questionable for Saturday's game and ultimately didn't play. The 27-year-old has played sporadically when healthy in November, seeing anywhere from 21 to three minutes over seven games.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' Monte Morris: Plays 34 minutes Saturday
Morris contributed 13 points (6-7 FG, 1-1 3Pt), five assists, and three rebounds in 34 minutes during Saturday's 125-115 loss to the Pelicans.
Morris shifted back to the bench Saturday, finishing with 13 points and five assists. He functions better in a bench role as opposed to a starter and this was evident here. This was his highest minutes total of the season and with his recent form, that appears to be a trend that is not going to stop. He is a fringe standard league option right now but could take a hit with the eventual return of Will Barton.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' Gary Harris: Plays season-high 39 minutes in loss
Harris tallied 24 points (9-16 FG, 6-9 3Pt), five rebounds, four assists, one steal, and one block in 38 minutes during Saturday's 125-115 loss to New Orleans.
Harris connected on a season-high six three-pointers Saturday, managing his highest points total in almost a month. Harris has been somewhat of a disappointment so far this season, however, has now hit a combined 13 triples across his last four games while chipping in with eight steals. The buy-low could be closing after an effort like this and moving forward, Harris should be able to maintain top 50 value.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' Nikola Jokic: Almost triple-doubles in loss
Jokic had 25 points (10-20 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 3-4 FT), 10 rebounds, eight assists, and one steal in 34 minutes during Saturday's 125-115 loss to the Pelicans.
Jokic came within two assists of another triple-double Saturday, despite the team going down by 10 points to the Pelicans. He sent a scare out when he appeared to injure his leg but he did return and appeared untroubled. There is no word on an injury although owners will want to keep an eye on things heading into tomorrow, the second game of a back-to-back set.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' Juancho Hernangomez: Double-doubles in loss Saturday
Hernangomez finished with 20 points (7-12 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 11 rebounds, two assists, and one block in 35 minutes during Saturday's 125-115 loss to the Pelicans.
Hernangomez has now played at least 30 minutes in four consecutive games and appears to have a firm grasp on the starting small forward position. He is averaging 22.5 points, 10.0 rebounds, and 3.0 triples over his last two games. These numbers are likely unsustainable but he is worth a look in standard formats, at least until Will Barton (groin) returns.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' Thomas Welsh: Back from G League
Welsh was recalled from the G League on Saturday, TJ McBride of Mile High Sports reports.
Welsh had been spending time with the Capital City GoGo, but he'll be back with the Nuggets on Saturday to provide emergency depth at center.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' Torrey Craig: Questionable for Saturday
Craig (hamstring) is questionable for Saturday's game against New Orleans, Harrison Wind of BSNDenver.com reports.
It's unknown when Craig started feeling tightness in his left hamstring and as a result will be listed as questionable for Saturday's date versus the Pelicans. If Craig doesn't play Saturday, Juancho Hernangomez and and Malik Beasley will likely see increased usage.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' Nikola Jokic: Reduced playing time in blowout
Jokic tallied 12 points (5-11 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT), nine rebounds, seven assists, four steals, and one block in 25 minutes during Thursday's 138-93 victory over Atlanta.
Jokic appeared fully healthy Thursday despite the slight injury concern prior to the game. The limited minutes were simply a result of the game being well and truly over by halftime. In his 25 minutes on the floor, Jokic still managed to contribute across the board including matching his season-high of four steals. He is not as prolific a scorer as some other fantasy studs but will likely be in the discussion to finish the season as a top-five player.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' Monte Morris: Scores eight points in start
Morris totaled eight points (4-9 FG, 0-2 3Pt), two rebounds, two assists, and one steal in 29 minutes during Thursday's 138-93 victory over the Hawks.
Morris replaced Jamal Murray in the starting lineup but failed to produce anything too spectacular. While on the surface, a move like this would appear to increase Morris' value, the opposite may, in fact, be the case. Playing alongside Nikola Jokic and the other starters certainly reduces Morris' usage and subsequent production. The promotion was likely a spot start as Jamal Murray was disciplined for a breach of team rules. Nonetheless, Morris remains more of a deep league option at this stage.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' Jamal Murray: Will return to starting lineup
Murray came off the bench Thursday due to a small violation of team rules but is expected to return to his starting role Saturday against the Pelicans, Christian Clark of BSNDenver.com reports.
It was quite the head scratcher when the Nuggets announced Monte Morris would join the starting lineup Thursday considering Murray had started every contest so far this season. Off the bench he was able to contribute 14 points (4-10 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 3-3 FT), five assists, four rebounds and a block across 23 minutes.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' Paul Millsap: Solid all-around effort Thursday
Millsap had 18 points (8-13 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 1-1 FT), nine rebounds, five assists, four steals, and one block in 24 minutes during Thursday's 138-93 victory over the Hawks.
Millsap managed double-figures for the fourth consecutive game Thursday, chipping in with nice across the board production. This game was basically over after about five minutes and so Millsap, along with the other starters, saw reduced playing time. Millsap is far from the player he was during his time in Atlanta but certainly does enough to deserve a standard league roster spot.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' Juancho Hernangomez: Records team-high 25 points
Hernangomez finished with 25 points (9-12 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 5-7 FT), nine rebounds, one assist, and one steal in 31 minutes during Thursday's 138-93 victory over the Hawks.
Nothing like a game against the Hawks to play someone into form. Hernangomez had failed to score in double-digits in any of his previous six games. He busted out Thursday, leading all scorers with 25 points to go with nine boards. He remains in the starting lineup and certainly has some upside. Despite this performance, he has been far too inconsistent to warrant a spot on a standard league roster.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' Jamal Murray: To come off bench vs. Hawks
Murray will serve in a bench role for Thursday's game against Atlanta, Christian Clark of BSNDenver.com reports.
The Nuggets have decided to make a big change to the starting lineup and have granted Monte Morris the start at point guard. Murray has put up 17.8 points across 33.7 minutes per contest to this point, but his team will turn to Morris with the hope of executing on defense more consistently. Murray should still see a significant chunk of minutes off the bench.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' Monte Morris: Draws start Thursday
Morris will start at point guard Thursday against the Hawks, Christian Clark of BSNDenver.com reports.
Morris gets the nod over Jamal Murray as the Nuggets search for better results on defense. Morris put up 19 points in Tuesday's loss to Houston, so he also has upside on the offensive end of the court.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' Nikola Jokic: Not listed on injury report
Jokic is not listed on the Nuggets' injury report in advance of Thursday's game against the Hawks, TJ McBride of Mile High Sports reports.
Jokic was taken in for X-rays after Tuesday's loss to Houston, and while the team hasn't offered much in the way of details, Jokic proclaimed himself "fine" as of Tuesday night, and the fact that he's not on the injury report indicates that he should be in the starting lineup Thursday night.... See More ... See Less