Player News - Nuggets

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Ty Lawson handed out 16 assists with 12 points, one steal and four turnovers in 47 minutes against the Rockets on Wednesday.

He was Patrick Beverley'd tonight. Lawson's dimes are surging with at least nine in every game since Nov. 13. He isn't shooting the ball well, but his 1.5 steals per game have helped him hold some value. He should come around as a scorer and just needs to stay healthy.
Dec 18 - 3:23 AM

Wilson Chandler was outstanding against the Rockets during a 115-111 overtime loss on Wednesday with 23 points, six rebounds, one steal, one block and five 3-pointers.

He keeps putting up big lines and coach Brian Shaw will continue to play him huge minutes. Over his last five, Chandler has averaged 16.2 points, 6.4 boards, 1.0 steals and 2.6 triples. His fantasy owners can consider him a must-start guy, but a trade would really hurt his fantasy value.
Dec 18 - 3:19 AM

Timofey Mozgov was shut down against the Rockets on Wednesday with one point, six rebounds and four fouls in 19 minutes.

Foul trouble was a factor and Dwight Howard made him look pretty bad. He has hit a really bad rough patch lately, but both of those games came against the Rockets. Mozgov gets a date with the Clippers on Friday and hopefully he doesn't end up on a Blake Griffin highlight again. All these negatives aside, he's still worth owning in standard leagues.
Dec 18 - 3:12 AM

Danilo Gallinari returned from a three-game absence on Wednesday during a loss to the Rockets, playing 26 minutes with 16 points, two rebounds, two assists, one steal and four 3-pointers.

It was one of his best showings of the season and he shot the ball with a lot of confidence. Gallinari's knee has flared up on him multiple times and he was only playing 13.8 minutes per game in his four games before the rest, so fantasy owners in standard leagues shouldn't consider him "back" yet. Plus, he's not looking to shoot nearly as much as he has in his career.
Dec 18 - 3:00 AM

Kenneth Faried started on Wednesday against the Rockets with 11 points, 11 boards, two assists and three turnovers in 32 minutes.

He fouled out and had an egregious turnover at the end of regulation, so it wasn't all good. Even before his ankle injury, Faried was in coach Brian Shaw's doghouse, which is nothing new in his second season with the coach. He worked his way out of the doghouse last season and erupted as one of the best power forwards in the NBA. Fantasy owners should try to buy low before he turns in a huge game.
Dec 18 - 2:55 AM

Danilo Gallinari (knee) will play on Wednesday vs. Houston.

The Italian has been a ghost of the player he used to be this season, and has really struggled with his knee. Wilson Chandler is locked in as the starting small forward for the Nuggets, and unless he is traded there is not a lot of playing time available. Until Gallinari strings together a few good games and stays active, he won't be worth owning in most leagues.
Source: Denver Post
Dec 17 - 9:54 AM

Kenneth Faried (ankle) will start for the Nuggets on Wednesday after practicing in full on Tuesday.

He has had some tough luck with injuries over the past two weeks, but he will look to put that behind him in a key matchup against Houston. Faried has been in a slump since the beginning of the season, but he is loaded with talent and should turn it around soon. The buy-low window is wide open, so now may be your chance to snag him in a trade. J.J. Hickson will return to the bench with this news, and owners in standard leagues can think about moving on.
Source: Denver Post
Dec 17 - 9:49 AM

Wilson Chandler is feeling much better, and given the fact his illness has not forced him to miss any time, we're considering him probable for Wednesday's game vs. the Rockets.

Chandler is having a solid season in Denver with averages of 14.5 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.3 three-pointers, 0.8 steals, and 0.4 blocks per game. Injuries will always be a concern with Wilson, but as long as he's healthy, he'll be worth owning for his across-the-board production. However, there have been a few trade rumors involving Chandler, and a move to another team would likely hurt his value. This may be a sell-high moment.
Dec 16 - 5:02 PM

Updating a previous report, Danilo Gallinari (knee) will return to the lineup for Wednesday's game vs. Houston.

Gallinari is having a very disappointing season with averages of 6.7 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 1.0 three-pointer per game. He can remain on the waiver wire in standard leagues.
Dec 16 - 4:26 PM

Updating a previous report, Kenneth Faried (ankle) will return to the starting lineup on Wednesday as the Nuggets take on the Rockets.

J.J. Hickson will head back to the bench upon Faried's return, and he can be cut in standard leagues. Faried hasn't been living up to his potential this season, but there are still a lot of games left, and he tends to be a second-half player. The buy-low window remains open.
Dec 16 - 4:19 PM

Danilo Gallinari (knee) returned to practice on Tuesday.

He may be able to suit up for Wednesday's game vs. Houston, but has been far too inconsistent this season to warrant an add in standard leagues.
Dec 16 - 3:35 PM

Kenneth Faried (ankle) returned to practice on Tuesday.

This is a good sign for Faried possibly being able to return to the lineup for Wednesday's game vs. the Rockets after sitting out on Sunday. We'll be monitoring this situation closely, so stay tuned for more updates as we near Wednesday's tip. If Faried returns, J.J. Hickson will head back to the bench.
Dec 16 - 3:34 PM

Jusuf Nurkic played well on Sunday, scoring 10 points with eight boards, one assist, one steal and one block in 18 minutes.

News just broke that JaVale McGee (tibia) could be looking at an extended stint on the sidelines, so Nurkic has a clear path to minutes behind Timofey Mozgov. Nurkic has a lot of upside and is worth a flier in deeper leagues, especially if the Nuggets keep losing.
Dec 14 - 11:14 PM

Arron Afflalo scored 31 points in Sunday's loss to the Spurs, adding five boards, one assist and four 3-pointers in 40 minutes.

He was dynamic all game long and was able to shoot 12-of-20 from the field, including 4-of-6 from 3-point range. He has seen his minutes rise in recent games and will be worth owning in all leagues unless he sees his role change. Keep him active in all lineups for solid contributions in points and 3-pointers.
Dec 14 - 11:09 PM

Nate Robinson (back) returned to action for the Nuggets on Sunday and scored just two points on 1-of-7 shooting while adding two boards and two assists in 15 minutes.

He didn't look comfortable out there and it is possible that his back is still bothering him. Robinson will only see a limited role off of the bench for the Nuggets this season and won't be worth owning unless Ty Lawson goes down with an injury. Robinson can be left on the wire in most leagues.
Dec 14 - 11:04 PM


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