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Darrell Arthur | Center/Forward

Team: Denver Nuggets
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/25/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 225
College: Kansas
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Darrell Arthur said that he's playing pain-free basketball.
"The trainers are doing a great job of stretching me out, keeping my hips loose and just maintaining my knee, just watching over it," Arthur said. He's still buried on the depth chart and the Nuggets obviously won't play him big minutes to keep him fresh. He can be ignored almost everywhere. Oct 20 - 10:51 AM
Source: Denver Post

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Darrell Arthur exercised his player option with the Nuggets for the 2014-15 season.

It was an easy call for Arthur, who will make $3.4 million next season. He's really struggled to stay healthy and it's become fairly clear his minute threshold is around 20 minutes per night. He shot a woeful 39.5 percent from the field last year and will get another chance this upcoming season to change the perception on him.
Jun 23 - 11:10 AM

Darrell Arthur is planning to pick up his player option of $3.4 million this offseason.

It's kind of a no-brainer for Arthur after yet another injury-plagued season. He played just 17.1 minutes per game and couldn't really get much playing time despite the Nuggets having very little depth down the stretch. He The 26-year-old forward won't have much fantasy value next season.
Source: Denver Post
Apr 18 - 5:18 PM

Darrell Arthur (knee) is traveling for Tuesday's game vs. the Clippers and is expected to play.

He suffered a knee injury on Saturday and has really struggled to stay healthy. Arthur's minutes will likely be capped around 20, so he's not a strong start on a two-game night.
Apr 14 - 4:48 PM

Darrell Arthur left Saturday's game in the first quarter, possibly aggravating a knee injury.

His return is questionable, but it's fairly unlikely fantasy owners were counting on him tonight.
Apr 12 - 9:42 PM

Darrell Arthur played on Wednesday after missing Tuesday's practice due to a knee issue, scoring four points with three boards, one assist, one block and one steal in 18 minutes.

He's had a few issues in his career, most notably a torn Achilles back in 2011. Arthur was expected to see some extra playing time since J.J. Hickson (knee) and Wilson Chandler (groin) went down, but he's played just 18.8 minutes per game over his last five for averages of 6.0 points, 4.6 boards and 1.2 blocks. Chances are his lack of durability explains the low playing time and he's only a low-end option in fantasy right now.
Apr 10 - 12:19 AM

Darrell Arthur (knee) didn't practice on Tuesday but he's expected to play in Wednesday's game vs. the visiting Rockets.

This sounds like a precautionary day off for the six-year veteran, who is averaging 7.0 points, 2.7 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 1.7 blocks in just 20 minutes per game this April. Roto league owners scouring the waiver wire for defensive stats should at least keep Arthur in mind.
Apr 8 - 4:42 PM

Darrell Arthur slipped in Monday's loss, scoring five points on 2-of-5 shooting with two rebounds and one three in 16 minutes.

Arthur had gained enough momentum to be watched in standard leagues but it's back to drawing board now. He'll need to string together a few good outings to climb back up the mountain.
Apr 1 - 2:19 AM

Darrell Arthur played 30 minutes against the Spurs on Wednesday with nine points, four boards, one assist, four steals and three blocks.

The defense was a surprise from DA, but the playing time is not. He's played 25.5 minutes per game in his last four and looks to be a main bench guy next to Aaron Brooks. Arthur hasn't shot the ball too well, but he has the potential to be worth owning in standard leagues.
Mar 27 - 1:34 AM

Darrell Arthur drained three 3-pointers on his way to 15 points, five rebounds, two assists and two steals in just 25 minutes off Denver's bench on Sunday.

Arthur had a clear path to playing time with J.J. Hickson (knee) done for the season, Wilson Chandler (groin) day-to-day, and Jan Vesely leaving Sunday's game with a rib injury. He's scored double-digit points in three straight games and is worth a look given Denver's injury woes, especially since he's unexpectedly averaging 1.6 three-pointers over his past seven games.
Mar 23 - 7:53 PM

Darrell Arthur scored 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting (including a three) with two rebounds, two assists and one block in 28 minutes off the bench on Friday.

Arthur is posting some sneaky late-round value in 9-cat formats over the last eight games with averages of 16.3 minutes, 8.9 points, 1.0 threes, 2.6 boards, 0.9 steals, 0.8 blocks, 0.9 turnovers and 51.9 percent shooting from the field. Obviously that's small sample size theater but the injury to J.J. Hickson (knee) could open up more minutes and that makes him worth a look at least. Anthony Randolph (10 points, six boards, 16 minutes) is a cut or two below Arthur. The Nugs finish out with a 3-4-3 schedule.
Mar 22 - 1:46 AM

Darrell Arthur came out of nowhere with 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting (including a three) and four steals in 24 minutes off the bench on Friday.

If he can do it again we'll let you know but one look at his game log will show why we're not biting on this even in the deepest of formats.
Mar 15 - 2:01 AM

Darrell Arthur (hip) returned from a three- game absence on Saturday with 12 points, three boards, two assists and one steal in 15 minutes.

He was starting for the Nuggets before the injury, but that probably won't be needed now that they have a point guard and they have some help on the wing. Arthur can be ignored in most formats.
Mar 2 - 12:40 AM

Updating a previous report, Darrell Arthur (strained hip) will reportedly "give it a go" vs. the Blazers on Saturday.

The Denver Post speculated that Arthur would likely sit out again, but play-by-play announcer Chris Marlowe heard differently before Saturday's shootaround. Wilson Chandler (knee) also remains questionable to face Portland, and owners should check back for updates following shootaround.
Mar 1 - 1:13 PM

Darrell Arthur (hip) is expected to miss his fourth consecutive game vs. the Trail Blazers on Saturday.

Arthur's absence has opened up more minutes for Jan Vesely and Anthony Randolph, neither of whom has done enough to provide temporary value in standard fantasy leagues. There is no timetable for Arthur's return, but he could make it back onto the court for Denver's home games on Monday or Wednesday.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 1 - 11:18 AM

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PG1Ty Lawson
2Randy Foye
3Nate Robinson
SG1Arron Afflalo
2Gary Harris
SF1Danilo Gallinari
2Wilson Chandler
3Alonzo Gee
4Quincy Miller
5Jerrell Benimon
PF1Kenneth Faried
2J.J. Hickson
3Darrell Arthur
C1Timofey Mozgov
2JaVale McGee
3Jusuf Nurkic