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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 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

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Mason Plumlee connected on eight of his 10 field goal attempts in Sunday's game against the Pelicans, finishing with 16 points, six rebounds, an assist and a blocked shot.

Plumlee has pulled down five or more rebounds in 11 of his past 12 outings and he has also been a cheap source of occasional blocked shots and steals in deeper rotisserie formats. He should be amped for Tuesday's trip to Portland to face his former teammates.
Mar 26 - 10:56 PM

Mason Plumlee played 16 minutes off the bench for nine points with two rebounds, one assist and two steals against the Pacers on Friday.

Coach Mike Malone only went with Plumlee for just two minutes next to Nikola Jokic, so obviously Plumlee's playing time will be taking a hit. He's probably more of a drop now that the Nuggets are healthy for the first time since Plumlee established he can play the four.
Mar 25 - 12:47 AM

With Danilo Gallinari (knee) returning to the starting lineup, Mason Plumlee will get bumped to the bench Friday night vs. the Pacers.

Plumlee had started five straight games for Denver. He averaged 10.0 points, 8.4 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.6 blocks in those five contests. With Gallo back in the mix, the Nuggets entire frontcourt is finally healthy. Coach Mike Malone will be challenged to split up minutes amongst Plumlee, Gallinari, Wilson Chandler, Kenneth Faried, Will Barton and Juancho Hernangomez.
Mar 24 - 6:27 PM

Mason Plumlee scored nine points with nine rebounds, three assists, two steals and three blocks in 32 minutes against the Rockets on Saturday.

While the offense wasn't great in big minutes for him, you could call this a win for Plumlee's minutes going forward. Before the game, coach Mike Malone stressed covering the 3-point line and the Nuggets actually held them to a season low in treys. The fact that Malone can still go big and cover the 3-point line will be huge in certain spots for the former Blazer. While Plumlee did benefit a ton from Nikola Jokic being in foul trouble, he looks like he's earned a handful of minutes at PF. He's a hold.
Mar 19 - 12:44 AM

The Nuggets defense has improved significantly since the team traded for Mason Plumlee.

As the Denver Post article points out, before Plumlee’s arrival, the Nuggets ranked last in the NBA with a defensive rating of 110.8. However, Denver is allowing 108.4 points per 100 possessions in the 13 games Plumlee has played as a Nugget. Plumlee is averaging 9.4 points (on 58.3 percent shooting), 7.4 rebounds and 3.8 assists in 24.7 minutes with the Nuggets. Denver is also having great success playing Plumlee alongside Jusuf Nurkic, which means his minutes will likely increase going forward.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 18 - 11:06 AM

Mason Plumlee scored 10 points with 10 rebounds, six assists and three blocks in 30 minutes against the Clippers on Thursday.

While the Nuggets were destroyed with their old big lineup back when Jusuf Nurkic was on the team, they're thriving with it now. In the 47 minutes Plumlee played with Nikola Jokic, the Nuggets have a +26.6 net rating and just smash teams with their offense. That bodes extremely well for Plumlee, who is averaging 10.3 points, 8.0 boards, 5.0 assists, 2.3 blocks and 0.5 steals in the last four games with Jokic. Given that success, Plumlee looks like he's going to be worth owning in standard leagues. Plumlee also said this was the best passing team he's ever been on.
Mar 17 - 12:14 AM

Mason Plumlee moved into the starting lineup on Monday vs. the Lakers and double-doubled with 15 points and 10 rebounds.

Wilson Chandler (groin), Darrell Arthur (rest, knee) and Kenneth Faried (back) were all out, but all three players are day-to-day. Plumlee logged 36 minutes in the win and shot 6-of-9 from the field and 3-of-4 from the line with two assists, one steal and two blocks, but most owners will want to see him do this again while Chandler or Faried is active before making an add -- his value has been trending down on his new team and he was shooting 57.1 percent from the line prior to Monday. Keep in mind that this was also a cupcake matchup and that the Nuggets only play two more times this week.
Mar 14 - 1:42 AM

Mason Plumlee will start next to Nikola Jokic on Monday vs. the Lakers.

Wilson Chandler (groin), Darrell Arthur (rest, knee) and Kenneth Faried (back) are all out, so this gives coach Michael Malone an excuse to give the Plumlee and Jokic combo another try. Chandler is day-to-day and Faried is nearing a return, so Plumlee is just a lukewarm pickup if you need rebounds, assists and the occasional block.
Mar 13 - 10:07 PM

Mason Plumlee scored eight points with seven rebounds, eight assists, one steal and three blocks in 21 minutes against the Kings on Saturday.

That's a pretty good line and he did get a few minutes next to Nikola Jokic. The Kings do roll double-big lineups quite a bit, so we'll see if coach Mike Malone sticks with it. Plumlee is more of a borderline guy going forward.
Mar 12 - 4:09 AM

Mason Plumlee returned to the bench on Friday vs. the Celtics and scored eight points in 20 minutes.

Nikola Jokic (illness) returned from a two-game absence and posted 21 points with 10 rebounds and seven assists, so Plumlee can be dropped to the wire once we confirm that Jokic is ready to roll on Saturday vs. the Kings. Plumlee shot a perfect 4-of-4 from the field with five rebounds, four assists and a block, but it's a bad sign that his minutes are this low while Kenneth Faried (back) is inactive.
Mar 11 - 1:16 AM

Mason Plumlee is coming off the bench on Friday vs. the Celtics.

Nikola Jokic (illness) is going to give it a go after a two-game absence, but he might be limited tonight. Plumlee looked great in his last two starts with two straight double-doubles, but his value will likely plummet with Jokic back. If The Joker looks fine tonight, Plumlee will be a borderline option in standard leagues going forward.
Mar 10 - 8:28 PM

Mason Plumlee scored 19 points with 10 rebounds, five assists and one steal in 31 minutes during his start for Nikola Jokic (illness) on Wednesday.

The Nuggets did get smashed in this game at home, especially on the defensive end. Coach Mike Malone did talk about playing Plumlee next to Jokic because he thinks Plumlee can defend away from the basket, but that really hasn't been there. He'll likely be falling off once Jokic can return, which should be on Friday against the Celtics.
Mar 9 - 1:56 AM

Mason Plumlee finished with 10 points and 12 rebounds in Monday's victory against the Kings.

Plumlee made the start with Nikola Jokic (illness) on the shelf and he took advantage of the opportunity. However, he'll be back to the bench once Jokic is well again. Despite Monday's double-double Plumlee remains useful only in the deepest of fantasy formats unless injuries or illness open up a spot in the starting five again.
Mar 7 - 12:24 AM

Mason Plumlee will start on Monday vs. the Kings.

Nikola Jokic (illness) has officially been ruled out, and with Kenneth Faried (back) also on the shelf, Plumlee should be a workhorse for the Nuggets tonight. His value has been trending in the wrong direction since his move to Denver, but he should be a strong play in all formats tonight. Roy Hibbert will back up Plumlee.
Mar 6 - 8:48 PM