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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
Nuggets' Gary Harris: Collects 15 points Tuesday
Harris recorded 15 points (6-13 FG, 3-6 3Pt), four steals, two rebounds and one assist across 36 minutes in Tuesday's 109-99 loss to the Rockets.
Harris has been the key cog for the Nuggets from deep, hitting half of his shots from deep while the rest of the starters hitting just 30 percent of their attempts from downtown. On top of that, Harris now has seven steals over the last two games, making him a viable asset for his team and owners alike due to his defensive energy and shooting ability.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' Monte Morris: Scores team-high 19 points Tuesday
Morris produced 19 points (7-11 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six assists and two rebounds across 31 minutes in Tuesday's 109-99 loss to the Rockets.
Despite both of the starting guards playing north of 35 minutes, Morris came off the bench and logged 31 minutes Tuesday night, which is his first game above 30 minutes on the season. His efficient shooting, lack of turnovers, and ability to dish the ball to scorers makes him a very viable backup guard who should continue to see regular minutes off the bench on the Nuggets' roster.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' Jamal Murray: Registers 15 points Tuesday
Murray posted 15 points (7-13 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 1-1 FT), five assists, one rebound and one steal across 35 minutes in Tuesday's 109-99 loss to the Rockets.
After his 48-point outlier against the Celtics, Murray has rattled off four games in a row right around 15 points per game, coming back down to Earth in terms of shooting efficiency over that span. While he hit five three-pointers in his career game, Murray has just two threes over the past four games, which is something he will have to improve to be an elite scorer for the Nuggets going forward.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' Nikola Jokic: Says he's 'fine'
Jokic (undisclosed), who went to the X-ray room following Tuesday's loss to the Rockets, said he's "fine", T.J. McBride of Mile High Sports reports.
Jokic would not disclose what he went to the X-ray room for, though he's offered optimistic news. Still, he should tentatively be considered questionable for Thursday's game against the Hawks. More information on his status may arrive Wednesday.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' Nikola Jokic: Heads to X-ray room
Jokic went to the X-ray room following Tuesday's 109-99 loss to the Rockets, T.J. McBride of Mile High Sports reports.
It's not immediately clear what type of injury is being looked at. More information may be provided at the post-game press conference. Otherwise, Wednesday's practice could provide some insight.... See More ... See Less