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Mason Plumlee | Center | #24

Team: Denver Nuggets
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/5/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 255
College: Duke
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (22) / BKN
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Mason Plumlee went off against the team that drafted him in 23 minutes off the bench on Friday, scoring 12 points with 12 rebounds and eight assists against the Nets.
Revenge game? Plumlee basically out-Jokic'd Nikola Jokic with some terrific passing in the post. As you might expect, coach Mike Malone loved what he saw. "He was unbelievable tonight," Malone said. "This is the Mason Plumlee that we envisioned." The coach added how much he liked the screens set, which was his calling card in Portland. He's not going to unseat Jokic and the foul trouble for the young superstar explains the added minutes for Plumlee. Jokic and Plumlee have played together for just three minutes in the last two games combined, so that's a negative for MP. Plumlee is worth a look, but he's not going be this good. Feb 25 - 2:59 AM

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Mason Plumlee played 22 minutes off the bench against the Kings on Thursday with 10 points, three rebounds, one assist and two steals.

He did not get any minutes at power forward tonight, which should be the norm going forward. While Jusuf Nurkic has been magical in Portland, Plumlee has been rotten with his -39 in +/- this season with Denver. The Nuggets obviously won't keep Nikola Jokic's minutes down very often, so Plumlee will likely have a tough time holding value in 12-team leagues.
Feb 24 - 1:01 AM

Mason Plumlee made a surprising start in his Nuggets' debut on Wednesday, going for 11 points (4-of-8 FGs, 3-of-6 FTs), nine rebounds and three assists in 34 minutes.

Nuggets coach Mike Malone said he doesn't anticipate playing Plumlee more than 10-12 minutes alongside Nikola Jokic. He started as the primary defender on Karl-Anthony Towns tonight, however, with Kenneth Faried (ankle), Darrell Arthur (knee), Danilo Gallinari (groin) and Wilson Chandler (illness) all on the sidelines. Plumlee's outlook is clouded by the likelihood that he'll get stuck in a reserve role behind the red-hot Joker. It doesn't help that he was just a top-100 guy while starting in Portland. Hold him at your own risk.

Mason Plumlee will start and Will Barton will move to the bench against the Wolves on Wednesday.

Wow. Coach Mike Malone said he was looking to play Plumlee around 10 minutes next to Nikola Jokic, so that may actually be low against Karl-Anthony Towns and Gorgui Dieng. Plumlee is almost certainly going to lose value, but this move gives his patient owners some hope.
Feb 15 - 8:33 PM

Head coach Mike Malone hinted that Mason Plumlee could earn significant playing time during Wednesday's matchup with the Wolves with the Nuggets short on bigs.

"We don't have many big available so Plumlee could get big minutes," said Malone. "He'll play with Nikola and without." This likely won't be a trend when the team is at full strength, but with Kenneth Faried (ankle), Darrell Arthur (knee) and Wilson Chandler (illness) all set to watch Wednesday's game from the sidelines, Malone doesn't have many other options. Juan Hernagomez will likely draw the start tonight, but Plumlee could flirt with minutes in the mid-20s off the bench.
Feb 15 - 1:48 PM

Nuggets' head coach Michael Malone said he doesn't envision Mason Plumlee spending much time next to Nikola Jokic.

"I don’t envision those two playing together 15, 20 minutes a night," Malone said. "If they are out there 10 to 12, I think Mason has the intelligence and the defensive versatility to guard stretch fours." Plumlee will likely be stepping into a similar role that Jusuf Nurkic was in, meaning his minutes will be sporadic and he could be headed for more than a handful of DNP-CDs. While earning 28 minutes a night as Portland's starting center, Plumlee was only a 10th round guy in 9-cat leagues, so his rest of season outlook as a reserve for the Nuggets is rather bleak.
Source: Denver Post
Feb 15 - 11:37 AM

Mason Plumlee will be available to play Wednesday vs. Minnesota.

Plumlee got in a full practice with his new squad on Tuesday, so he could see some limited minutes off the bench on Wednesday night. Plumlee is entering a very crowded frontcourt situation in Denver, so his value will almost assuredly take a hit with his new team. He was only a tenth-round guy as Portland's starting center, so don't expect much moving forward.
Feb 14 - 5:10 PM

The Nuggets believe newly acquired center Mason Plumlee will be in Denver far beyond just the rest of this season, as it appears they plan to match any offer he receives this summer when he is a restricted free agent.

"He’s here for the long-term," said Nuggets GM Tim Connelly. "What is great about restricted rights and having a ton of money is that it is up to us to keep him." Plumlee is expected to make his Nuggets debut Wednesday vs. the Wolves. It will be interesting to see whether coach Mike Malone is willing to play him alongside Nikola Jokic, as that will help determine how many minutes Plumlee sees. Considering he was playing over 28 minutes a night in Portland, his fantasy value will likely take a hit in Denver, but he's still a hold at this point.
Source: BSN Denver
Feb 14 - 10:46 AM

Mason Plumlee will not play on Monday vs. the Warriors.

He still needs to get clearance from the league after he was traded from the Blazers on Sunday. Plumlee is fully expected to play on Wednesday vs. the Wolves, so his owners should hang onto him for the time being. Nikola Jokic is shaping up to be a monster play tonight.
Feb 13 - 7:24 PM

Mason Plumlee is not expected to play on Monday vs. the Warriors.

Nuggets GM Tim Connelly wouldn't rule out the possibility of Plumlee playing tonight, so check back before tip-off for another update. The trade is now official, but Plumlee's fantasy outlook is up in the air following his move to Denver. Expect his minutes to trend down on his new team, but he should be a focal point of the offense for the second unit.
Feb 13 - 12:30 PM

Mason Plumlee has been traded to the Nuggets.

Wow. The Blazers clearly didn't want to pay Plumlee as he's set to become a restricted free agent this summer. With Nikola Jokic starting at center in Denver, Plumlee will surely come off the bench and his minutes will take a hit with this move. The Nuggets gave up one of their 2017 first-round picks (via Memphis) to acquire Plumlee, so he should still have a nice role with the second unit. He's worth holding onto in standard leagues for now, but expect to his value to trend down.
Feb 12 - 1:20 PM

Mason Plumlee scored nine points with nine rebounds, one steal and one block vs. the Mavericks on Friday.

Incredibly, this was his first game without an assist this season -- he was averaging 4.1 dimes prior to Friday. Plumlee shot 4-of-7 from the field and 1-of-2 from the line, and he became the sixth player this season to reach 400+ rebounds and 200+ assists, joining Giannis Antetokounmpo, Russell Westbrook, DeMarcus Cousins, Kevin Durant and James Harden. If you're punting free throws, Plumlee is a top-45 option in standard leagues.
Feb 4 - 2:01 AM

Mason Plumlee picked up his fifth straight double-double on Sunday with 15 points and 11 rebounds in a 113-111 home loss to the Warriors.

Plumlee made 7-of-14 shots with one assist, one steal and two blocks in 30 minutes, but it wasn't enough to earn the Blazers' fourth straight victory. Despite his FT shooting deficiencies, Plumlee should be owned in most fantasy formats.
Jan 30 - 12:18 AM

Mason Plumlee double-doubled vs. the Grizzlies on Friday with 13 points and 10 rebounds.

He now has four straight double-doubles which is the longest streak for a Blazer since LaMarcus Aldridge in 2015. He finished 5-of-11 from the field and added three assists and one steal, and he even hit all three of his free throws -- he was shooting 55.0 percent from the line prior to Friday. He's trending in the right direction.
Jan 28 - 1:54 AM

Mason Plumlee notched his third consecutive double-double on Wednesday with 19 points and 13 rebounds in 34 minutes during a 105-98 home win vs. the Lakers.

Plumlee made 8-of-15 FGs and 3-of-6 FTs with three assists, two steals, one block and just one turnover tonight, rounding out another complete fantasy line. He was in a very unusual shooting slump for the past two weeks, at just 35.4 percent, but that was never a concern for the career 56.2 percent shooter.
Jan 26 - 2:02 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jameer Nelson
2Emmanuel Mudiay
SG1Gary Harris
2Will Barton
3Jamal Murray
SF1Danilo Gallinari
2Juan Hernangomez
3Mike Miller
PF1Kenneth Faried
2Wilson Chandler
3Darrell Arthur
4Johnny O'Bryant
C1Nikola Jokic
2Mason Plumlee
3Roy Hibbert