Player News - Nuggets

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The Nuggets will attempt to sign Gary Harris to a contract extension this offseason.

Harris, who averaged career-highs in points (14.9), rebounds (3.1), assists (2.9) and shooting percentage (50.3), is scheduled to make $2.5 million next season. "I still don’t think the league appreciates how good he is and how young he is," Nuggets general manager Tim Connelly said. "He’s going to be here for a very long time." Injuries are a concern (he played in only 57 games), but Harris' fantasy stock is definitely on the rise.
Source: Altitude TV
Apr 15 - 1:03 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

Danilo Gallinari, who can become a free agent this summer, is unsure if he will return to play for the Nuggets next season.

Gallinari has a $16.1 million player option for the 2017-18 campaign. It is very likely that Gallo opts out of the final year of his contract to cash in as a free agent this summer, at which point he'll sign for well over a $100 million on a new long-term deal. Gallinari did say that it would be "tough" for him to leave Denver. "It’s my city. I love the city. After my career is over, Denver is going to be my city." We shall see if the Nuggets are willing to pony up in order to keep him in a Nuggets uniform.
Source: Denver Post
Apr 14 - 10:32 AM

Jamal Murray played through a sports hernia this season.

He played in all 82 games, so a ton of credit goes to Murray. Coach Mike Malone said Murray was playing through some pain, and now we know the details. Murray made it very clear he is capable of being a point guard, especially with how well the Nuggets fared with him at the one. In fact, the lineup of Murray, Gary Harris, Danilo Gallinari, Wilson Chandler and Nikola Jokic posted a +21.4 net rating in 67 minutes since the break -- that ranks fourth in the NBA among 82 lineups with at least 60 minutes in that span. Murray figures to be a popular breakout pick next year.
Apr 13 - 6:14 PM

Wilson Chandler was a healthy scratch on Wednesday in the season finale vs. the Thunder.

The Nuggets had nothing to play for, so Chandler missed his 11th game of the season. The 29-year-old wing is owed $12 million in 2017-18 and has a player option for 2018-19 worth $12.8 million, and with Danilo Gallinari expected to opt out and hit free agency this summer, Chandler could be looking at another 30-minute role next season. He finished the 2016-17 campaign with averages of 15.7 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 0.7 steals and 1.5 triples on 46.1 percent shooting.
Apr 13 - 9:51 AM

Nuggets GM Tim Connelly said that Danilo Gallinari has been a "core piece" of the Nuggets for a "very long time."

"We have a fantastic relationship, so we’re always very up front and honest," Connelly said. "If he opts out we’ll figure out how we approach that. He’s a guy who really enjoys Denver. He had a career year in a bunch of different statistical categories." It's a no-brainer for Gallo to opt out of the final year of his deal to take advantage of the rising salary cap, and while Gallo has said that he would like to finish his career as a Nugget, money talks. Gallo averaged 18.2 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 0.6 steals and 2.0 triples on 44.7 percent shooting this season, appearing in 63 games. He will turn 29 in August.
Source: Denver Post
Apr 13 - 9:42 AM

Nuggets GM Tim Connelly praised Gary Harris for his breakout 2016-17 season.

"Gary deserves so much credit. He’s a guy who has worked his way into the player he is today," Connelly said. Harris averaged 14.9 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.9 triples on 50.2 percent shooting, and while he only played 57 games due to a couple nagging injuries, he returned top-60 value in standard leagues on a per-game basis. Harris should reprise his role as the starting SG next season and Connelly added that he "is really emblematic of who we are trying to be," so expect him to take another step forward in 2017-18.
Source: Denver Post
Apr 13 - 9:35 AM

Jamal Murray had 27 points, six assists and two rebounds in 41 minutes vs. the Thunder during Wednesday's season finale, making 10-of-17 shots with four 3-pointers.

"Toughness is what jumps to mind," Nuggets coach Michael Malone said of Murray. "Both mental toughness and physical toughness. He’s gone through a lot of pain this year, a lot of injuries. He never complains ... I’m very proud of him." Denver will absolutely carve out a big role for him next season, probably at point guard, making him an intriguing upside guy to target in any format.
Source: Denver Post
Apr 12 - 11:28 PM

Nikola Jokic finished the season on a high note, posting 29 points (9-of-14 FGs, 11-of-14 FTs), 16 rebounds, eight assists, five blocks and one steal.

Jokic had a phenomenal season, but that doesn't mean he'll rest on his laurels this summer. "At the end of the season I’m going to talk to [team trainers Steve Hess and Felipe Eichenberger] and the front office about how I can improve my body," he said. You'll need to spend a first-round pick to acquire him next season.
Source: Denver Post
Apr 12 - 11:26 PM

Malik Beasley had another impressive game on Wednesday, making 8-of-17 field goals with one 3-pointer for 17 points, three assists, three rebounds and one steal in 40 minutes.

Beasley was coming off a 16-point game with extras, and he's giving the Nuggets' decision-makers something to think about as they head into the offseason. Will Barton, Gary Harris, Jamal Murray, Emmanuel Mudiay and Jameer Nelson all have guaranteed contracts next season, however, so it's hard to get too excited about Beasley's immediate prospects.
Apr 12 - 11:25 PM

Juan Hernangomez started vs. OKC on Wednesday and had nine points on 4-of-17 shooting (1-of-9 from deep), with seven rebounds and one assist.

The rookie got the start with Danilo Gallinari and Wilson Chandler both resting in a meaningless game, the Nuggets having been officially eliminated from the playoffs last week. Gallinari has a $16.1 million player option which he'll assuredly decline in favor of free agency, and if he doesn't return Hernangomez could see his role spike next season.
Apr 12 - 11:25 PM

Wilson Chandler will not play vs. OKC on Wednesday.

Mike Malone already said that Chandler would "probably" be rested, so this is the least surprising news of the night. Juan Hernangomez is slated for heavy minutes as a starter.
Apr 12 - 7:28 PM

Gary Harris (foot, knee) is out for Wednesday against the Thunder.

It's being called a left foot contusion and right knee soreness for one of the most underrated shooting guards since the break. Malik Beasley gets another big chance to build off his career high while Jamal Murray should have a big chance in front of him.
Apr 12 - 7:28 PM

Emmanuel Mudiay (ankle) will not play on Wednesday vs. the Thunder.

The Nuggets are going to be very short-handed tonight, so expect to see a lot of Jamal Murray and Malik Beasley in the backcourt. Mudiay was originally questionable, so he should be fine in a week or two. He will finish the season with averages of 11.0 points, 3.9 assists, 3.2 rebounds, 0.7 steals, 1.0 triples and 2.2 turnovers on 37.8 percent shooting from the field and 78.4 percent from the line. He has a lot of work to do this summer if wants to take his job back from Jamal Murray.
Apr 12 - 7:15 PM

Juan Hernangomez will start vs. the Thunder on Wednesday.

The Nuggets are only expected to dress 8-9 guys with multiple players resting including Danilo Gallinari and Wilson Chandler. Hernangomez is certainly on the DFS radar as a punt option with averages of 11.6 points, 1.8 threes, 6.0 boards, 1.3 assists, 1.4 steals and 0.5 blocks in eight previous starts.
Apr 12 - 6:55 PM


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