Player News - Nuggets

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Ty Lawson scored only five points on 2-of-6 shooting during Sunday's loss, but he stole the ball twice and dished out a game-high 11 assists in just 27 minutes.

Lawson wasn't in foul trouble but he tied Kenneth Faried for the fewest minutes of any Nuggets starter, and this marks his third single-digit scoring performance in the past four games. The Nuggets are riding a six-game losing streak and may shift toward player-development down the stretch, but Lawson remains a must-start fantasy PG despite his recent struggles.
Mar 1 - 11:08 PM

Wilson Chandler started alongside Danilo Gallinari and Kenneth Faried on Sunday, posting 14 points, two 3-pointers and eight rebounds in 34 minutes while shooting 6-of-10 from the field.

Denver lost 19 of their previous 21 games and coach Brian Shaw is grasping at straws. He switched three starting positions tonight and might do the same vs. the Bucks on Tuesday, so at the moment it's hard to rely on Chandler in standard leagues.
Mar 1 - 11:07 PM

Joffrey Lauvergne missed all five of his shots during Sunday's home loss, finishing scoreless in 11 minutes off the bench.

Lauvergne's stint as a starter was short-lived and he can be cut by any opportunistic owners who claimed him this week. We'll let you know if the Nuggets' intriguing rookie gains any momentum over the final 23 games of the season.
Mar 1 - 11:06 PM

J.J. Hickson resumed a backup role vs. New Orleans on Sunday, scoring six points on 3-of-11 shooting while grabbing 10 rebounds in just 16 minutes.

He also blocked a shot and was extremely active when on the court, but the value-killing lack of playing time has become common-place for Hickson. He's averaging 13.4 minutes since Feb. 20 and belongs on the waiver wire in all standard leagues.
Mar 1 - 11:06 PM

Kenneth Faried started at center in the Nuggets' small lineup on Sunday, but he made only 1-of-6 shots to finish with three points, six boards, three assists, one steal and one block.

Faried logged 27 minutes and may have played more if it weren't for foul trouble. The starting job and increased playing time are both silver linings for exasperated fantasy owners, and for now it seems likely that he'll stick at center for Tuesday's game vs. Milwaukee.
Mar 1 - 11:05 PM

Gary Harris shifted back to Denver's bench vs. the Pelicans, playing 16 minutes to finish with two points, one rebound, one steal and one turnover.

Harris' minutes have spiked to 20.0 over his past five games, but he's a combined 10-of-33 from the field during that stretch and has done nothing to earn a bigger role. Fantasy owners should let him bob along on the waiver wire.
Mar 1 - 11:02 PM

Randy Foye made his first start of the season on Sunday, finishing with 19 points, five 3-pointers and two steals as the Nuggets lost their sixth consecutive game.

Foye is shooting 30.5 percent from the field this season and his lack of supporting stats makes him primarily a 3-point specialist. To wit, he finished tonight's game without any rebounds, assists or blocks in 30 minutes. He's worth a speculative add in most leagues, however, in the hopes that he can hold down a big offensive role as a starter ahead of Gary Harris.
Mar 1 - 11:01 PM

Danilo Gallinari led the Nuggets with 21 points on Sunday, making 7-of-18 FGs and 5-of-6 FTs with four rebounds and one block in 32 minutes.

Gallinari is one of the only positive stories in Denver this season, as he's rounding into form after an injury-plagued start to the season. He's scored double-digit points in six straight games and is averaging 2.8 triples during that span. Get him into your active lineups and hope that he can avoid the injury-bug in the coming weeks.
Mar 1 - 10:59 PM

Will Barton came off Denver's bench for 16 points and a season-high 10 rebounds in Sunday's home loss, adding two steals without any turnovers in 27 minutes.

The Nuggets are going nowhere this season but at least Barton is proving to be a solid acquisition, averaging 18.8 points, 1.3 triples, 6.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists in his last four games. How long he can keep it up is anyone's guess, but he's earning his minutes and makes for a nice speculative addition in standard leagues.
Mar 1 - 10:51 PM

Darrell Arthur (calf) will not play on Sunday vs. the Pelicans.

This will be his second straight game on the sidelines and we will consider him day-to-day moving forward. Arthur has averages of just 7.3 points, 3.2 boards and 1.0 assist in 17.7 minutes per game this season, so his absence won't have many fantasy implications. Expect Kenneth Faried and Wilson Chandler to benefit the most on Sunday night.
Mar 1 - 7:20 PM

Wilson Chandler will start Sunday's game vs. the Pelicans, sending Joffrey Lauvergne to the bench.

The Nuggets are opting to go with a small-ball lineup with Chandler playing the role of the stretch four, so it will be interesting to see how he fares. Chandler recently returned from a groin injury that cost him two games, but his owners shouldn't be too concerned after he was able to log 34 minutes vs. the Jazz on Friday. Chandler is worth owning in almost all leagues, while owners who took a flier on Lauvergne can start evaluating their options.
Mar 1 - 6:56 PM

Randy Foye will move into the Nuggets' starting lineup on Sunday, sending Gary Harris to the bench.

Brian Shaw is shaking up his starting lineup by deploying Foye, Wilson Chandler and Kenneth Faried ahead of Harris, Joffrey Lauvergne and J.J. Hickson. Chaos reigns in Denver and Foye's starting job may be short-lived, but he's worth a speculative pickup in deep leagues in case it sticks.
Mar 1 - 6:55 PM

Kenneth Faried and Wilson Chandler will start Sunday's game vs. the Pelicans, sending J.J. Hickson and Joffrey Lauvergne back to the bench.

Faried has been a huge disappointment this season, and it's only gotten worse after the All-Star break with averages of 6.5 points and 6.3 boards in just over 21 minutes in his last four outings. It's a bold move from head coach Brain Shaw as Faried rarely plays center, but he simply has too much talent to not bounce back eventually. We will let you know how the Manimal does after the game. J.J. Hickson and Joffrey Lauvergne can be cut in most leagues following this news.

Jusuf Nurkic (ankle) will not play vs. the Pelicans on Sunday as expected.

He is expected to be "out a while" according to head coach Brain Shaw, but his owners should at least entertain the idea of holding onto him if they have an IR spot, or at least until we get a firm timetable. Joffrey Lauvergene has been playing well for the Nuggets and is worth a look in deeper leagues, while J.J. Hickson might be able to finally make some noise as well.
Mar 1 - 6:46 PM

Darrell Arthur (calf) has been downgraded to doubtful for Sunday's game vs. the Pelicans.

If Arthur is unable to go on Sunday, his minutes will be split up between Kenneth Faried, Wilson Chandler, and J.J. Hickson, but there are no clear winners here with Brian Shaw at the helm.


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