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Mason Plumlee | Center | #24

Team: Denver Nuggets
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/5/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 255
College: Duke
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (22) / BKN
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Mason Plumlee scored six points with three rebounds and one assist in 11 minutes against the Kings on Saturday.
He lost some minutes to Kenneth Faried as the backup five and coach Mike Malone probably won't be using him next to Nikola Jokic too much, so he's only a handcuff to The Joker. Oct 22 - 1:21 AM

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Mason Plumlee was productive off the bench this preseason.

Plumlee inked a three-year, $41 million deal with Denver this summer, and will serve as Nikola Jokic's primary backup. Plumlee averaged 8.2 points (on 66.7% percent shooting), 7.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 20.9 minutes over five games. Those averages are similar to what Plumlee posted in 27 games with the Nuggets last season, and what we can expect going forward. He's only on the fantasy radar in deep leagues.
Oct 14 - 11:21 AM

Mason Plumlee has agreed to a three-year, $41 million deal to return to Denver.

General manager Tim Connelly said back in April that the restricted free agent was going to be a "huge piece" of their core, so he was never expected to leave Denver. Plumlee will be Nikola Jokic's backup this season and will compete for minutes with Kenneth Faried, so his outlook is far from ideal. The arrival of Paul Millsap doesn't help either. Plumlee averaged 9.1 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.1 blocks with the Nuggets last season in 23.4 minutes per game, but he will have a tough time matching those numbers this time around.
Sep 18 - 9:32 AM

The Nuggets have tendered a qualifying offer to Mason Plumlee, making him a restricted free agent.

Nuggets GM Tim Connelly called Plumlee "a huge piece of our core" back in April and they traded away Jusuf Nurkic and a first round pick to acquire him from Portland, so expect them to bring him back unless his price gets out of hand. Assuming he returns to Denver, Plumlee will back up Nikola Jokic in 2017-18 and may see sporadic minutes beside him as well, but he will likely be a low-end fantasy asset. In 27 games for the Nuggets, he averaged 9.1 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.1 blocks.
Source: Real GM
Jun 22 - 11:22 AM

General manager Tim Connelly said Mason Plumlee "is going to be a huge piece of our core."

Connelly said he's still happy with the Jusuf Nurkic and Plumlee deal, which is part of the reason the Nuggets didn't make the playoffs. The Blazers were happy to let Plumlee go because of his upcoming restricted free agency, but the Nuggets do look like they want to sign him. He'll be backing up Nikola Jokic, especially after the Jokic-Plumlee lineups were not working later in the season.
Apr 26 - 6:52 PM

Denver general manager Tim Connelly said the Nuggets plan to sign restricted free agent Mason Plumlee to a new contract this summer.

"[Plumlee] brought a lot of what we thought he would bring – intensity, a vertical threat at the rim," Connelly said. "When we traded for him, we traded for him for the purpose of bringing him back." That trade, in which Denver sent Jusuf Nurkic and a first-round pick to Portland, looks bad right now and would look that much worse if the Nuggets lost Plumlee in free agency without getting anything in return. Expect Denver to match any offer Plumlee receives.
Source: Altitude TV
Apr 14 - 11:36 AM

Mason Plumlee started on Tuesday vs. the Mavericks and scored 16 points with nine rebounds, one steal and one block in 34 minutes.

He finished 8-of-14 from the field with four turnovers, and while the Nuggets only had 10 players dress, only nine saw action. The Nuggets are expected to be short-handed again vs. the Thunder on Wednesday in the season finale, so expect another large workload for Plumlee.
Apr 11 - 11:15 PM

Mason Plumlee is starting against the Mavericks on Tuesday.

The Nuggets are only dressing 10 players tonight, so Plumlee is going to get a lot of burn. The Nuggets will start Jamal Murray, Gary Harris, Wilson Chandler, Mason Plumlee and Nikola Jokic.
Apr 11 - 8:23 PM

Mason Plumlee hit 6-of-12 shots for 13 points, 11 rebounds and a block in 27 minutes off the bench in Tuesday's 134-131 win over the Pelicans.

Plumlee played just 13 minutes in his last game due to an abdominal injury and hadn't been playing well lately. But Kenneth Faried lasted just 10 minutes tonight before leaving with a back injury and Plumlee stepped up in a big way. The Nuggets are only a 1/2 game behind the Blazers for the No. 8 seed in the West, and while the Blazers hold the easier schedule, the Nuggets are playing better right now. This should be a fun race to watch and there's a good chance that Plumlee plays a big role going forward, especially if Faried is out.
Apr 5 - 1:12 AM

Mason Plumlee (bruised abdomen) played 13 minutes off the bench vs. Miami, scoring six points with two rebounds, one assist and one block.

Plumlee had a nice run while playing extensive minutes alongside Nikola Jokic in March, but that hasn't been the case with Mike Malone's rotations recently. Leave Plumlee on the wire unless his minutes improve in a hurry.
Apr 2 - 10:01 PM

Mason Plumlee (abdominal contusion) is questionable to play against the Heat on Sunday.

The two-center lineups look like they're done these days, so Plumlee's playing time is down regardless. If he can't go, Kenneth Faried would be a solid guy to use in DFS or season long. Plumlee did play 12 minutes on Friday through his injury, so he has a good chance to play.
Apr 1 - 3:18 PM

Mason Plumlee (abdominal contusion) played just 12 minutes on Friday vs. the Hornets, finishing with four points and four rebounds.

He picked up three quick fouls in the first half, so the injury wasn't the reason for the low minutes. His playing time is trending down anyways and he averaged just 17.2 minutes per game over Denver's last three games. He's an obvious drop candidate with the Nuggets playing more small ball.
Mar 31 - 9:50 PM

Mason Plumlee (abdominal contusion) said he will pay Friday night vs. the Hornets.

With the Nuggets frontcourt finally healthy, Plumlee has seen his minutes reduced dramatically. He was scoreless in the Nuggets loss to the Blazers on Tuesday and is averaging just 17.2 minutes per game over Denver's last three contests. He can be sent to waivers in standard leagues.
Mar 31 - 11:14 AM

Mason Plumlee (abdominal contusion) is questionable for Friday's game vs. the Hornets.

His minutes are way down these days because the Nuggets are playing more small ball with Wilson Chandler and Danilo Gallinari healthy. It also doesn't help that Kenneth Faried has played well off the bench. Plumlee failed to score in 16 minutes vs. the Blazers on Tuesday and belongs on the wire in standard leagues.
Mar 30 - 1:39 PM

Mason Plumlee failed to score in 16 minutes vs. the Blazers on Tuesday.

Jusuf Nurkic (33 points, 16 rebounds) believes in revenge games, but Plumlee apparently doesn't. He missed all four of his shots from the field with two rebounds, three assists and one block, and he also had a couple of key turnovers during Portland's run to end the third quarter. The Nuggets are healthy and playing more small-ball, so Plumlee isn't worth owning in standard leagues.
Mar 29 - 1:02 AM