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Darrell Arthur | Center/Forward | #00

Team: Denver Nuggets
Age / DOB:  (28) / 3/25/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 235
College: Kansas
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (27) / NO
Contract: view contract details

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Darrell Arthur (knee) said that he's hoping to be available for full practice about "midway" through training camp.
The Nuggets are loaded with frontcourt depth, but Arthur will likely have a role this season as one of Mike Malone's favorite players. Kenneth Faried may only see around 26 minutes per game and isn't a lock to start, so Arthur should at least see minutes in the teens -- his role hinges on how much time Nikola Jokic spends at the four next to Jusuf Nurkic. Arthur is only worth a look in deeper leagues for now, but that will change if he outplays Faried. Sep 26 - 12:47 PM

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Darrell Arthur (knee) is expected to be brought along slowly in training camp.

He had a knee scope a few weeks ago, so the Nuggets will keep restrictions on him for drills. Arthur has been injury-prone in his career with a slew of leg injuries, including knee injuries in December and April last season. Obviously, there's no need to rush him along with all of Denver's depth up front. Coach Mike Malone likes Arthur more than many expected, but he won't have much fantasy value.
Source: Denver Post
Sep 22 - 9:46 PM

Darrell Arthur passed on more lucrative deals in order to re-sign with the Nuggets.

"He told his agent early in the process that ‘I don’t want to talk to anyone the first couple of days, I want to get something done with Denver,'" Nuggets GM Tim Connelly said. After re-signing in Denver on a 3/$23M deal, Arthur projects to slot in as a versatile reserve in a deep Nuggets frontcourt.
Aug 20 - 4:29 PM

The Nuggets have agreed to terms with unrestricted free agent Darrell Arthur on a three-year deal for $23 million.

Coach Mike Malone fell in love with Arthur at times last year, so this isn't a surprise. It's a small positive that this deal is only three years given the vast injury history. Arthur is 28 years old and just played a career-high 21.7 minutes per game. He'll be a backup on a deep Nuggets team.
Jul 1 - 6:30 PM

The Wizards are interested in Darrell Arthur.

It makes sense with the Wizards likely going to need a backup behind Markieff Morris. Arthur had a very productive season with 70 games played and Nuggets coach Mike Malone trusted him a lot.
Jun 27 - 3:05 PM

Darrell Arthur will not pick up his player option for the 2016-17 season.

He would've made $2.9 million next season, but he'll hit the open market. Arthur actually turned in a solid season with 70 games played and a career-high 21.7 minutes per game. Coach Mike Malone trusted Arthur quite a bit, but the Nuggets have more depth coming their way.
Jun 24 - 9:29 PM

Darrell Arthur (sore left knee) did not play in Utah's season finale.

The veteran was a DNP in four of Utah's final five games and there was no reason for him to suit up in a meaningless contest tonight -- Houston had eliminated the Jazz from the playoffs prior to their late-night tip-off. Arthur has an interesting decision to make in regards to his $2.9 million player option this summer.
Apr 14 - 2:15 AM

Darrell Arthur (sore left knee) is doubtful to play Wednesday vs. Portland.

The 28-year-old has little incentive to suit up for a meaningless game at less than 100 percent, particularly with the development of Jusuf Nurkic, Joffrey Lauvernge and Nikola Jokic being a priority for Denver. He'll likely miss Wednesday's game, which will benefit the aforementioned players.

Darrell Arthur is hopeful to remain with the Nuggets.

"I definitely want to be here, especially if they extend me three or four years," Arthur said. "That would be great. Because I love the city, I love the team, I love the direction the coach is going in and the organization. So, I want to be here." DA has a player option at $2.9 million for next season, but he's in search of a multi-year deal for more security, a desire that makes sense given his checkered health history.
Source: Denver Post
Apr 11 - 1:16 PM

Darrell Arthur (personal) returned to action on Sunday with five points and three rebounds in 12 minutes off the bench.

Arthur may have played more if he weren't in persistent foul trouble, but Denver has minimal incentive to give him minutes at the expense of Nikola Jokic, Jusuf Nurkic and Joffrey Lauvergne.
Apr 10 - 7:37 PM

Darrell Arthur (personal) is expected to be available to play Sunday vs. Utah.

Arthur has been away from the team for personal reasons for the past three games, but it sounds like he'll be back on the court tonight. He should be able to receive roughly 20 minutes off the bench, which will cut into Joffrey Lauvergne's playing time. With a tough matchup against Utah, Arthur is a risky guy to target in most settings.
Apr 10 - 2:48 PM

Darrell Arthur (personal) will not play Friday against the Spurs.

He is out for personal reasons, but he does have a knee issue. Arthur might be shut down the rest of the way. This news also helps Jusuf Nurkic and Nikola Jokic.
Apr 8 - 2:15 PM

Darrell Arthur (personal, knee) did not practice on Thursday and is doubtful to play Friday vs. the Spurs.

Arthur has spent the past two games on the sidelines, which has opened up minutes for Joffrey Lauvergne and Jusuf Nurkic. It'll be more of the same on Friday if Arthur can't give it a go.
Apr 7 - 3:34 PM

Darrell Arthur (knee) will not play vs. the Thunder on Tuesday.

He was upgraded to a game-time call earlier in the day, so it does sound like he's getting closer to a return. With Arthur out, Joffrey Lauvergne should remain in the rotation, but he's not worth deploying in standard leagues. It's possible that Nikola Jokic could log some minutes next to Jusuf Nurkic as well.
Apr 5 - 8:12 PM

Darrell Arthur (knee) is a game-time call vs. the Thunder on Tuesday.

He's listed as doubtful, so it would definitely be a surprise to see him out there. If Arthur does play, there will be less minutes available for Joffrey Lauvergne.
Apr 5 - 7:32 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Emmanuel Mudiay
2Jameer Nelson
SG1Gary Harris
2Jamal Murray
3Malik Beasley
SF1Danilo Gallinari
2Will Barton
3Wilson Chandler
4Juan Hernangomez
5JaKarr Sampson
6Axel Toupane
PF1Kenneth Faried
2Darrell Arthur
3Jarnell Stokes
C1Nikola Jokic
2Jusuf Nurkic