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Mason Plumlee | Center | #24

Team: Denver Nuggets
Age / DOB:  (28) / 3/5/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 235
College: Duke
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (22) / BKN
Contract: view contract details

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Mason Plumlee underwent successful surgery to repair a core muscle related injury on Thursday.
Plumlee battled through this injury for a good chunk of the season and deserves some credit for playing through the pain. He's expected to make a full recovery in time for training camp. Plumlee was a key part of Denver's second unit, but he was never a consistent fantasy option and finished with averages of 7.1 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.1 blocks in 19.5 minutes. Apr 26 - 11:53 AM

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Mason Plumlee (calf) returned to action on Friday vs. the Spurs, posting 12 points with two rebounds and one assist in 21 minutes.

He was probably going to play a few more minutes, but foul trouble may have changed that. There could be some matchups where Plumlee starts next to Nikola Jokic, but his window for low-end fantasy value could slam shut when Paul Millsap (wrist) returns in March.
Feb 24 - 1:08 AM

Mason Plumlee (calf) said he's available to play vs. the Spurs on Friday.

Plumlee won't have any limitations after resting through the All-Star break. He was ruled 2-4 weeks after getting hurt on Jan. 29, so this is in line with initial expectations. With Nikola Jokic healthy and Paul Millsap (wrist) approaching a return, however, Plumlee is best left on the wire outside of deep leagues.
Feb 21 - 7:33 PM

Mason Plumlee (calf) will not play Saturday vs. the Suns and is not expected back until after the All-Star break.

Plumlee increased his on-court work this week, but the Nuggets are content to be patient. If he sits out through the All-Star break, he gets an extra nine days of rest and rehab. Trey Lyles and Torrey Craig will continue to soak up additional minutes.
Feb 10 - 12:43 PM

Mason Plumlee (calf) went through his most significant on-court workout since suffering a right calf strain last week.

He is still not going to play on Friday, but he had some encouraging words at practice today. "It feels really good," Plumlee said. "I’m actually surprised at how good it feels considering it’s only been a week. I’ve been with (director of sport medicine) Steve Short, and he’s been great. What I just did there is the most I’ve done so far. It felt good moving around." There's little reason to stash him in most leagues.
Feb 7 - 6:00 PM

Mason Plumlee (calf) could be out 2-4 weeks.

This isn't an official timetable, but Plumlee will miss at least the next two games. It sounds like he will be targeting after the All-Star break, which means Paul Millsap (wrist) could be back before him. Trey Lyles is worth owning in most leagues while Torrey Craig should continue to see some run.
Feb 1 - 2:46 PM

Mason Plumlee (right calf strain) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Thunder.

This is the second game in a row that Plumlee will be ruled out a full 24 hours before tip-off, which suggests he's not close at all. Darell Arthur got the start in his place on Tuesday and finished with 10 points, three boards, one 3-pointer, two assists, one steal, one block and one turnover in 19 minutes, so he'll be on the deep league radar if he can stick as a starter on Thursday.
Jan 31 - 6:16 PM

Mason Plumlee (right calf strain) has already been ruled out for Tuesday's game vs. the Spurs.

Not good. He was using crutches in the locker room and isn't traveling with the team. Plumlee will have an MRI on Tuesday morning, but we may not get an update until coach Malone speaks prior to Tuesday's game. If you're in a standard league and need production now, Plumlee can be dropped despite his strong recent play. He'll lose a lot of value when Paul Millsap (wrist) returns anyways. Trey Lyles had 20 points and four triples vs. the Celtics and will likely be the big winner in the short term.
Jan 29 - 11:53 PM

Mason Plumlee suffered a right calf strain on Monday vs. the Celtics and will not return.

He checked out with 7:38 left in the fourth quarter and had to be helped off the floor, but the Nuggets waited a good bit before ruling him out. Plumlee finished with 16 points, eight rebounds and two blocks in 28 minutes and has been playing really well for about two weeks, but if he misses time he'll be a tough player to hold since he'll lose a lot of value when Paul Millsap (wrist) returns. In the short term, Trey Lyles should benefit if Plumlee misses time and Kenneth Faried may get a chance to showcase himself for a trade. We won't have to wait long for an update with Denver playing the Spurs Tuesday.
Jan 29 - 11:16 PM

Coach Mike Malone supported Mason Plumlee after Saturday's game against the Mavs and said "people gotta get off his damn back."

Well, OK then. The two-center lineups were getting crushed earlier this year, but they're working now. In the last three games, Nikola Jokic has played next to Plumlee for 64 minutes, posting a tidy +31.3 net rating. Plum's numbers are pretty solid in those, averaging 10.3 points, 7.0 boards, 1.3 steals and 1.7 blocks in 27.3 minutes per game. If you want to roll with him until Paul Millsap gets back next month, it's not a terrible idea.
Jan 28 - 1:36 AM

Mason Plumlee made his second straight start against the Knicks on Thursday with 14 points, six rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block in 24 minutes.

Coach Mike Malone is back to is two-center lineups and it's worked with two wins in a row. Malone has said he'll be keeping his starting lineups secret because he doesn't want to tip his hand to the opposition, so we'll probably be in the dark for the foreseeable future as he plays the matchups. Considering Plumlee would be taking a hit once Paul Millsap returns, he's not a strong pickup unless you really need a big in the short term.
Jan 25 - 11:57 PM

Mason Plumlee started and scored 11 points with seven rebounds, five assists, two blocks and one steal in 29 minutes vs. the Blazers on Monday.

Coach Mike Malone has been changing his starting lineup a lot lately depending on the matchups, but Plumlee got the nod over Trey Lyles against his former team. You could argue that this was just his second strong game in the last two weeks, so he's hard to rely on in a standard league, starting or not. The Nuggets play the Knicks on Thursday and they use a traditional two-big lineup, so maybe Plumlee gets another start.
Jan 23 - 12:02 AM

Mason Plumlee will replace Trey Lyles in the starting lineup on Monday vs. the Blazers.

The Plumlee and Nikola Jokic combination hasn't really worked this season, so it's puzzling that coach Mike Malone keeps going back to it, especially with the Blazers starting Al-Farouq Aminu at the four. Regardless of where he begins the game, Plumlee is a low-end fantasy option while Jokic is active.
Jan 22 - 8:39 PM

Mason Plumlee moved to the bench against the Suns on Friday, scoring one point with two rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 13 minutes.

Coach Mike Malone ditched his two-center combos in this game with Plumlee not logging a minute next to Nikola Jokic. Despite the loss, that wasn't the problem for the Nuggets, so this loss shouldn't dissuade Malone from staying away from that combo. Plumlee is a fairly easy drop candidate unless you're desperate.
Jan 19 - 11:49 PM

Mason Plumlee will move to the bench against the Suns on Friday.

This move should probably stick because the two-center lineups have been costly to the Nuggets and to Nikola Jokic. Plumlee is a drop candidate in most leagues.
Jan 19 - 8:38 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Jamal Murray
2Devin Harris
3Monte Morris
SG1Gary Harris
2Will Barton
3Malik Beasley
SF1Wilson Chandler
2Juan Hernangomez
3Richard Jefferson
4Torrey Craig
PF1Paul Millsap
2Trey Lyles
3Kenneth Faried
4Darrell Arthur
5Tyler Lydon
C1Nikola Jokic
2Mason Plumlee