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Mason Plumlee | Center | #24

Team: Denver Nuggets
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/5/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 235
College: Duke
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (22) / BKN
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Mason Plumlee double-doubled vs. Detroit on Tuesday with 10 points and 13 rebounds.
Kenneth Faried didn't play at all, while Plumlee was a +29 in his 29 minutes of action. He hit 5-of-7 shots with one assist, one steal and one block, and he deserves a lot of credit for Andre Drummond's rough night. Coach Mike Malone mixes up his rotations based on the matchups, so Plumlee is difficult to trust even with Nikola Jokic (ankle) still out. Dec 12 - 10:08 PM

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Mason Plumlee played 21 minutes in another start on Sunday, posting seven points, nine boards, three assists, one steal and one block.

It could have been worse, but Plumlee is still hurting most fantasy owners even with Nikola Jokic (ankle) out of commission. The biggest problem is his awful free throw shooting. He was 1-of-3 at the line tonight and is shooting 39.7% on the season, on 2.8 attempts.
Dec 10 - 8:56 PM

Mason Plumlee didn't play much in the starting lineup on Friday vs. Orlando, scoring six points with four rebounds, two assists and three blocks in 18 minutes.

Plumlee didn't necessarily do anything wrong, but coach Mike Malone went to his second unit early and often and Kenneth Faried had one of his best games of the season. Plumlee's window to produce is closing with Nikola Jokic (ankle) possibly returning as soon as Sunday's game vs. the Pacers, so don't hold onto him too tightly.
Dec 8 - 10:14 PM

Jamal Murray, Gary Harris, Will Barton, Wilson Chandler and Mason Plumlee will start against the Magic on Friday.

The move of Kenneth Faried in the first unit didn't go well against DeMarcus Cousins, so coach Mike Malone is changing it up. Plumlee has only played more than 24 minutes just once in the last five games, so he will probably fall in the 21-29 minute range. He's still an option against the Magic tonight, but Nikola Jokic (ankle) is coming along in his rehab.
Dec 8 - 6:35 PM

Mason Plumlee came off the bench vs. New Orleans on Wednesday, finishing with eight points on 4-of-5 shooting, five rebounds and one turnover in 23 minutes.

Denver is hopeful Nikola Jokic (ankle) can return "toward the middle" of their six-game road trip, of which this was the second game, so he could see at least one more DNP. Plumlee should still have a window of opportunity if you need a cheap center, but as we saw tonight his role will be dictated by matchups.
Dec 7 - 12:27 AM

Mason Plumlee will come off the bench Wednesday vs. the Pelicans.

Will Barton will be moving into the starting five tonight, shifting Kenneth Faried over to center and sending Plumlee to the bench. Plumlee has been hit-or-miss with Paul Millsap (wrist) and Nikola Jokic (ankle) on the sidelines, and his value could take a hit with the reserve role, so he's not a great target in most settings on a busy 10-game night.
Dec 6 - 7:09 PM

Mason Plumlee hit 1-of-2 shots and just 1-of-6 free throws for three points, seven rebounds, four assists and a block in 19 minutes and a start on Monday.

He's worth a look while Nikola Jokic (ankle) is out, but his horrible free throw shooting is also a deterrent. He played well on Saturday, but is still only averaging 7.0 points, 6.8 rebounds, 4.0 assists, and 0.8 blocks over his last three games.
Dec 4 - 11:16 PM

Mason Plumlee made a start at center against the Lakers with 12 points, six rebounds and six assists in 31 minutes on Saturday.

He sure did look healthy and coach Mike Malone allowed him to create out of the post. Plumlee has been playing through a core muscle injury for a handful of games, but he may be able to play 26-30 minutes most nights now. Despite playing just eight minutes next to Kenneth Faried this year before tonight, those two started together and played next to each other for 18.2 minutes in this win. It'll be a matchup-based lineup while Nikola Jokic (ankle) is out, but Plumlee is worth a look in standard leagues if you're OK with ugly foul-shooting percentage.
Dec 3 - 12:09 AM

Jamal Murray, Gary Harris, Juancho Hernangomez, Mason Plumlee and Kenneth Faried will start against the Lakers on Saturday.

Well, coach Mike Malone is going to go double big to start. Plumlee and Faried have played together for just eight minutes, so this will be an adventure. Faried is likely the safer fantasy asset because he's healthy, but Plumlee does have upside if you need a center.
Dec 2 - 8:34 PM

Mason Plumlee (core) will play Saturday vs. the Lakers.

With Nikola Jokic (ankle) out, Plumlee is expected to start at center. However, coach Mike Malone has yet to formally announce his starting lineup sans Jokic. Whether he starts or comes off the bench behind Kenneth Faried, Plumlee should see 20-plus minutes a night while Jokic is sidelined.
Dec 2 - 1:54 PM

Mason Plumlee is likely to start on Saturday against the Lakers with Nikola Jokic (ankle) out.

He is playing through a core muscle injury, but that didn't stop coach Mike Malone from playing Plumlee 13 minutes in the second half alone. If he's healthy, he's likely looking at around 23-26 minutes with Kenneth Faried backing him up. Faried may also have to play some PF if Wilson Chandler (back) can't go. Both Plumlee and Faried should have some short-term value.
Dec 1 - 4:56 PM

Mason Plumlee played 20 minutes off the bench with six points, seven rebounds, two assists and one block against the Bulls on Thursday.

He played 13 minutes in the second half, and he's probably looking at an uptick in minutes because Nikola Jokic (ankle) is probably going to miss some time. Plumlee did not start the second half as the Nuggets went small, but before the game coach Mike Malone talked about defending the trey -- Plumlee is also dealing with a core muscle issue. Plumlee will be at the mercy of matchups, but he should see at least 20 minutes most nights. He could be worth a short-term look in deeper leagues.
Nov 30 - 11:34 PM

Mason Plumlee (core strain) is available to play on Thursday vs. the Bulls.

Plumlee has been limited by this injury for about two weeks, but he's yet to miss any time. He's seen a small bump in playing time since Paul Millsap (wrist) went down, but not enough to help most fantasy owners. Leave him on the wire.
Nov 30 - 12:52 PM

Mason Plumlee (core strain) is being listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Bulls.

Plumlee has been playing through the core strain, and we'd expect that trend to continue on Thursday night. However, he's only averaging minutes in the teens, rendering him useless in most formats.
Nov 29 - 6:22 PM

Mason Plumlee (core strain) will be available to play Tuesday vs. Utah.

Plumlee has seen some increased opportunity with Paul Millsap (wrist) out, but to this point he hasn't done much with it, owning averages of 5.3 points, 6.0 boards, 2.3 dimes and 1.0 block in 18.0 minutes per contest since Millsap hit the sidelines. You'd have to be in an incredibly deep league for those numbers to seem appealing.
Nov 28 - 2:57 PM

Depth Charts

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