Nuggets coach Brian Shaw admitted on Saturday that JaVale McGee will have to battle Timofey Mozgov for the starting position next season.
JaVale McGee had season-ending surgery Thursday to repair the stress fracture in his left tibia.
The Nuggets are expected to decide by March 1 whether JaVale McGee will require surgery to repair the stress fracture in his tibia.
JaVale McGee (stress fracture in tibia) could miss the rest of the season.
JaVale McGee (stress fracture in tibia) has begun doing limited work on an elliptical machine.
JaVale McGee (leg) remains sidelined.
JaVale McGee (fractured tibia) is scheduled for an X-ray in the next few weeks to determine how much his bone has healed.
JaVale McGee (fractured tibia) hasn't begun any lower body activity and is a ways off from returning to the court.
JaVale McGee (fractured tibia) said that he's dealt with discomfort in his leg since the end of last season.
JaVale McGee was diagnosed with a stress fracture in his left tibia on Sunday and is out indefinitely.
Nuggets coach Brian Shaw said he was disappointed with his team's "energy level" on Friday, and suggested that he'll bench players who don't play with maximum effort.
JaVale McGee hit rock bottom in Friday's loss to the Suns, playing just 12 minutes on his way to two points, three rebounds and one assist.
JaVale McGee played 24 minutes against the Hawks on Thursday, shooting 7-of-13 from the field for 14 points with three rebounds, one steal and two blocks.
JaVale McGee has yet to blow up this season and hit 4-of-11 shots for nine points, seven rebounds and two blocks in 21 minutes on Tuesday.