Player News - Nuggets

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Ty Lawson fueled the offense against the Suns on Wednesday during a 120-112 loss, making 4-of-16 from the field for 17 points with seven rebounds, 12 assists, two steals and one 3-pointer.

He played 40 minutes tonight and has seen a major increase in minutes lately. Lawson looks healthy and he did make a respectable 45.1 percent from the field in his previous 10 games. His fantasy owners shouldn't worry about the production and just need him to stay healthy.
Nov 27 - 2:58 AM

Kenneth Faried played 29 minutes against the Suns on Wednesday with eight points, five rebounds, one assist, one steal and five turnovers.

He actually played down the stretch tonight, but Markieff Morris gave him the business throughout the game on both ends. Faried isn't going to turn it on in an instant, so his owners will have to be patient. He was a third-round guy after the break last year and he definitely could be that type of guy again.
Nov 27 - 2:54 AM

Alonzo Gee picked up 18 minutes against the Suns on Wednesday with 11 points, five rebounds, one assist and two turnovers.

He has seen playing time on occasion and even played over Kenneth Faried down the stretch in a game earlier this season. The Nuggets will likely throw him out there for minutes in the low 20s with Danilo Gallinari (knee) and Randy Foye (knee) hurt. He's only an option in deep leagues, of course.
Nov 27 - 2:52 AM

Wilson Chandler scored a team-high 19 points against the Suns on Wednesday with seven rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers.

The Nuggets are banged up and they also lost Danilo Gallinari (knee) to soreness. Chandler was already getting minutes as a stretch four and the team is clearly going to count on him for scoring with Randy Foye (knee) also out. He should be owned in all standards right now.
Nov 27 - 2:49 AM

Timofey Mozgov scored 18 points with 13 boards, three steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer against the Suns on Wednesday.

That triple is not a misprint and it was his the fifth of his career and first of the season. Mozgov's role is solidified with JaVale McGee (leg) out and Jusuf Nurkic not getting minutes. He should be a top-100 player for the foreseeable future and should be owned in standard leagues.
Nov 27 - 2:46 AM

Danilo Gallinari will not return to Wednesday's game due to left knee soreness.

Gallinari's left knee is the one that required surgeries for a torn ACL as well as meniscus damage, so this is a particularly worrisome update. With any luck his absence is purely a precaution, and we'll pass along updates as soon as possible. Wilson Chandler has been playing well as the Nuggets' starting SF and Gallinari's shaky health is one more reason to hang onto Chandler.
Nov 26 - 10:29 PM

JaVale McGee (leg) will not play on Wednesday night.

He doesn't have a timetable to return, but the Nuggets have him listed as day-to-day. McGee doesn't have a fracture, but the fact that the Nuggets are being so careful doesn't bode well for his outlook on the season. He's a tough player to own in almost any league. Timofey Mozgov and Jusuf Nurkic should play more.
Nov 26 - 7:56 PM

Darrell Arthur (knee) will play on Wednesday against the Suns.

He just had a minor contusion from Tuesday night and he should see his normal amount of playing time. Arthur is not a fantasy option.
Nov 26 - 7:53 PM

After playing 19 minutes in Saturday's game, Kenneth Faried had 12 points, nine rebounds and one steal in just 24 minutes vs. Chicago on Tuesday.

The Manimal has fallen outside the top-100 for value in 9-cat leagues, thanks largely to coach Brian Shaw's decision to play him just 26 minutes per game. Faried's scoring, rebounds, steals, blocks and playing time are all down from the 2013-14 season, making this is a prime buy-low opportunity for owners willing to bet he'll be unleashed as the season progresses.
Nov 26 - 12:07 AM

Ty Lawson posted 20 points, one 3-pointer, 12 assists, three steals and a rare block in Tuesday's win over the visiting Bulls.

This was Lawson's second 20 & 10 game of the season, the last one coming on Nov. 17, and he's averaging a terrific 16.3 points, 0.8 threes, 2.4 rebounds, 9.7 assists and 1.2 steals per game. He started out slow and missed one game with a lingering ankle injury but has since played without any physical limitations, so fantasy owners can look confidently toward his rest-of-season output.
Nov 26 - 12:06 AM

Danilo Gallinari scored 15 points on 5-of-9 FGs and 5-of-5 FTs in Tuesday's game, adding five rebounds, three assists and one block in 29 minutes.

Gallo's minutes have ramped up over the past week and he's averaging 14.0 points and 1.7 triples in his last three games. Wilson Chandler is playing well as Denver's starting SF and there are no guarantees that Gallinari will overtake him, but he has enough upside to be worth a speculative add -- he has enough upside to return top-100 value in a 30-minute bench role, assuming he stays healthy.
Nov 26 - 12:06 AM

JaVale McGee has been ruled out for Tuesday's game and is expected to miss a few more with his left tibia injury.

Timofey Mozgov has been playing well enough for the last week to be picked up in all leagues, and McGee's absence is only going to help.
Nov 25 - 2:22 PM

JaVale McGee is doubtful for Tuesday due to his leg injury.

He's day-to-day and this should just mean more minutes for Timofey Mozgov, who has been playing really well for about a week now.
Nov 25 - 1:37 PM

Nuggets guard Randy Foye is expected to miss three weeks due to a right quad tear.

That should mean more minutes for Nate Robinson, while Aaron Afflalo will continue to get all the minutes he can handle. Foye wasn't getting consistent enough minutes to be owned in fantasy, but was a nice utility player for Brian Shaw.
Nov 25 - 1:35 PM

X-rays were negative on JaVale McGee's left tibia on Monday and he is listed as day-to-day.

Last year, he had a fracture in his tibia and missed rest of the season, so this is good news. The Nuggets will certainly take it easy on McGee this time around and we would consider him a little closer to doubtful for Tuesday against the Bulls. Timofey Mozgov will get some more run while Jusuf Nurkic could get more minutes, too.
Nov 24 - 2:59 PM


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