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Darrell Arthur | Center/Forward

Team: Denver Nuggets
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/25/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 235
College: Kansas
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Darrell Arthur filled in at PF with Kenneth Faried (ankle) out on Sunday, notching a season-high 21 points on 9-of-12 shooting with eight rebounds, one steal and one turnover in 34 minutes.
Arthur has been struggling all year, shooting just over 30 percent from the field, but he found the range tonight and even knocked down a 3-pointer. It's a great sight for anyone who plugged him into DFS lineups, but most owners can ignore him since Faried might return as soon as Tuesday vs. the Clippers. Nov 22 - 10:50 PM

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Darrell Arthur will start Sunday's game with Kenneth Faried (ankle) unavailable.

Arthur has struggled all season, averaging 3.8 points on 30.8 percent shooting off the bench, and he's best left untouched with Faried day-to-day. Arthur will likely start alongside Nikola Jokic, who recently bumped J.J. Hickson to the Nuggets' bench.
Nov 22 - 7:28 PM

Darrell Arthur suffered a leg injury on Wednesday and was able to return.

He actually played well with nine points and five boards. Arthur won't have much value while Kenneth Faried is healthy, though.
Nov 19 - 1:08 AM

Darrell Arthur (illness) will play on Wednesday.

He probably won't be playing much, especially with coach Mike Malone loving the small-ball mentality. Arthur is only worth a look in deep leagues.
Nov 18 - 7:21 PM

Darrell Arthur (illness) will not play on Tuesday vs. the Pelicans.

Kenneth Faried (back) will play tonight, so Arhtur wouldn't have played many minutes anyways. Arthur can be left on the wire in almost all leagues.
Nov 17 - 6:50 PM

Darrell Arthur (illness) is questionable for Tuesday's game against New Orleans.

Arthur did not participate in shootaround, so he's trending towards a game-time decision for Tuesday, at best. As long as Kenneth Faried is healthy, Arthur can be left on waivers in standard fantasy leagues.
Nov 17 - 12:49 PM

Darrell Arthur (illness) is questionable to play against the Pelicans on Tuesday,

He has a sinus infection and probably has good chance to play. If Kenneth Faried (back) is out, Arthur would probably be looking at minutes in the teens.
Nov 16 - 2:48 PM

Darrell Arthur played 18 minutes against the Bucks on Wednesday with two points, one rebound, three assists and two blocks.

He's basically the No. 2 power forward, which doesn't really mean much in coach Mike Malone's system right now. Arthur isn't worth owning in almost any league.
Nov 12 - 1:15 AM

Darrell Arthur returned from a bruised right knee to finish Sunday's road loss with seven points and four rebounds in 14 minutes off the bench.

This was his first preseason game and some rust was to be expected -- he shot 2-of-6 from the field with two turnovers and zero assists, steals or blocks. Even in deep leagues, Arthur is an uninspiring fantasy prospect.
Oct 19 - 1:08 PM

Darrell Arthur (bruised right knee) will not play on Friday vs. the Suns.

His injury isn't considered serious, but there is no reason to push the veteran in preseason. It's safe to ignore Arthur in fantasy leagues.
Oct 16 - 1:50 PM

Darrell Arthur (bruised right knee) expects to practice without limitations on Thursday.

Arthur's injury was previously reported as a hamstring, but either way he's in the clear -- a recent MRI ruled out any structural damage. Arthur shot just 40.4 percent from the field last season, and 39.5 percent in 2013-14, and he lacks significant upside as a reserve big man in Denver.
Oct 14 - 7:39 PM

An MRI confirmed Darrell Arthur (hamstring) had no damage in his right hamstring.

He has a number of leg injuries and now he can get some practice reps in soon. However, the Nuggets adding some depth to their frontcourt will make it tough for Arthur to get much playing time.
Source: Denver Post
Oct 12 - 5:06 PM

Darrell Arthur (leg) will not play in Thursday's preseason game vs. the Bulls.

Erik Green (rest), Wilson Chandler (rest) and Jusuf Nurkic (knee) will join Arthur on the sidelines for Thursday's exhibition. The earlier the preseason, the more likely we are to see guys on the sidelines resting, so we wouldn't read much into any of this. Arthur and Green aren't worth drafting in almost any league, while Chandler and Nurkic make for nice late-round targets.

Darrell Arthur (leg) is unlikely to play in Thursday's preseason game against the Bulls.

Nuggets head coach said the team is being cautious with Arthur in order to make sure he'll be ready for the regular season, so it doesn't sound like he's dealing with anything serious. While Arthur will be part of the Nuggets rotation, he only averaged 6.6 points and 2.9 rebounds last season and can be left undrafted in standard fantasy leagues.
Oct 8 - 9:36 AM

The Nuggets have agreed to a two-year deal with Darrell Arthur.

The second year of the deal has a player option. Arthur will have a new coach next season with Mike Malone and he may play him as more of a traditional four. The Nuggets do have some interesting younger prospects at the forward spots with Nikola Jokic and Joffrey Lauvergne, so Arthur's minutes should be low out of the gate.
Aug 7 - 3:52 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Emmanuel Mudiay
2Jameer Nelson
SG1Gary Harris
2Randy Foye
3Jamaal Franklin
SF1Danilo Gallinari
2Will Barton
PF1Kenneth Faried
2Wilson Chandler
3J.J. Hickson
4Kostas Papanikolaou
5Darrell Arthur
C1Joffrey Lauvergne
2Nikola Jokic
3Jusuf Nurkic