Player News - Nuggets

Date: Team: Pos:

Darrell Arthur (quad) will not play on Monday vs. the Nets.

In addition to Monday's game, Arthur is also expected to sit out on Wednesday vs. the Pistons. Kenneth Faried should be busy on Monday, while Danilo Gallinari should spend a lot of time at the four as well. Arthur belongs on the wire in most leagues.
Feb 8 - 6:19 PM

Mike Malone praised Emmanuel Mudiay's play in Sunday's win over the Knicks.

"I thought Emmanuel Mudiay was terrific, made some huge plays down the stretch," Malone said. "Nine assists, zero turnovers for a 19-year old rookie point guard is outstanding." Mudiay is enjoying his best month of the season so far in February, averaging 12.5 points, 7.0 assists, 1.5 steals, 0.8 blocks and 0.8 triples with just 1.5 turnovers on 36.5 percent shooting.
Source: Denver Post
Feb 8 - 12:50 PM

Jameer Nelson (wrist) is doubtful for Monday's game vs. the Nets.

The veteran point guard has no timetable for his return, meaning Randy Foye will continue to serve as Emmanuel Mudiay's backup.
Feb 8 - 12:41 PM

Darrell Arthur (quad) is questionable for Monday's game vs. Brooklyn.

Denver's big men are healthy and the Nuggets are occasionally going small with Will Barton and Danilo Gallinari, so between that and Arthur's consistent health issues, his fantasy appeal is currently nonexistent.
Feb 8 - 12:39 PM

Mike Malone hinted that Joffrey Lauvergne will receive more playing time moving forward.

Lauvergne is coming off of a double-double in 29 minutes on Sunday, and Malone is looking to reward the big man. "I've been trying to play him lately because I think Joffrey's work ethic and his character are going to be big pieces moving forward," Malone said. With Nikola Jokic locked into place as the starting center, this is bad news for the out of shape Jusuf Nurkic.
Source: Denver Post
Feb 8 - 12:19 PM

Jusuf Nurkic was limited vs. the Knicks with only three points, one rebound and one steal in seven minutes off the bench.

Nurkic played one stint spanning the first and second quarters, and in the second half he was little more than a seven-foot cheerleader. Mike Malone has said repeatedly that Nurkic's conditioning needs to improve before his minutes will increase, and there's no reason to expect him to be a standard-league asset after the All-Star break.
Feb 7 - 4:28 PM

Gary Harris played a game-high 40 minutes on Sunday, but he finished with only four points on 2-of-9 shooting, four rebounds, three assists and one steal.

Over the Nuggets' past 10 games, Harris has a paltry usage rate of 14.2 percent. He typically makes the most of his opportunities, however, hitting 45.8 percent of his field goals and 81.4 percent of his free throws, enough to give him late-round appeal in roto formats.
Feb 7 - 4:28 PM

Joffrey Lauvergne double-doubled in 29 minutes on Sunday, scoring 12 points with 10 rebounds (four offensive), one assist, one block and three turnovers.

Lauvergne earned most of his minutes as a backup center, even playing ahead of Nikola Jokic down the stretch, though he also played some PF alongside Jusuf Nurkic due to the absence of Darrell Arthur (quad). Lauvergne has fallen out of the rotation for long stretches, and he's exceeded 30 minutes once all season, so he's only worth a glance in very deep leagues.
Feb 7 - 4:27 PM

Nikola Jokic logged 19 minutes on Sunday, finishing an impressive win in New York with 13 points, six rebounds, one steal and one block.

Jokic is playing through a nagging shoulder injury, but he's now hit at least one 3-pointer in five straight games, going 6-of-10 during that span. This was his lowest playing time in six games and it was a direct result of Joffrey Lauvergne's effective play off the bench -- Jokic has been terrific for the past three weeks and owners shouldn't read into today's relatively quiet outing.
Feb 7 - 4:25 PM

Will Barton scored 19 points and snared 11 rebounds vs. the Knicks on Sunday, adding five assists, one steal and one block with zero turnovers in 29 minutes.

Barton shot 7-of-12 from the field and 5-of-6 from the FT line, an efficient performance that helped Denver beat the Knicks for their 10th road win this season. Although his name has come up in trade whispers, the Nuggets are reportedly not interested in dealing Barton -- it's easy to see why, as the 25-year-old has established himself as a Sixth Man of the Year candidate.
Feb 7 - 4:24 PM

Danilo Gallinari cooled off vs. the Knicks, hitting 4-of-13 field goals, but he added 9-of-10 free throws to finish with 19 points, four rebounds, one assist and one steal.

Gallo was coming off a 33-point performance, a season high, and he's been a machine from the FT line lately -- in Denver's past five games he's a combined 49-of-53 from the stripe (92.5 percent). He made a pair of 3-pointers tonight, without any turnovers, and continues to return steady top-50 value in 8-cat, 9-cat and most points leagues.
Feb 7 - 4:23 PM

Jameer Nelson (wrist) will not play on Sunday vs. the Knicks as expected.

He has no timetable for a return and likely won't play until after the All-Star break. Emmanuel Mudiay is locked in for heavy minutes vs. the Knicks, while Randy Foye will back him up off the bench.
Feb 7 - 12:25 PM

Darrell Arthur (quad) will not play on Sunday vs. the Knicks.

Arthur just can't catch a break and hasn't been able to stay healthy this season. Kenneth Faried is healthy, so Arthur wouldn't have played much anyways. Expect Danilo Gallinari to play a lot of four against the Knicks as well.
Feb 7 - 11:40 AM

According to the Denver Post, Kenneth Faried is not officially on the trade block.

The Manimal has plenty of suitors and his value is very high around the league, but the Denver Post said that it would take a "too good to be true" offer to convince the Nuggets to part ways with the athletic forward. It's still unclear if the Nuggets will be buyers or sellers at the trade deadline, but nothing is imminent by any means.
Source: Denver Post
Feb 7 - 10:10 AM

According to the Denver Post, the Nuggets are not looking to trade Will Barton.

The Nuggets have received several calls for the exciting guard and have even been offered first-round picks for him, but Denver is committed to him for the long run. The Denver Post states that the Nuggets treat him like a "gem" and that they will fight to hold onto him. His value should be safe for the remainder of the season.
Source: Denver Post
Feb 7 - 10:06 AM


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