Player News - Nuggets

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Paul Millsap hosted a minicamp for the Nuggets this week in Atlanta.

Wilson Chandler, Malik Beasley, Jamal Murray, Will Barton, Jameer Nelson, Trey Lyles, Darrell Arthur, and Kenneth Faried were all present as the Nuggets look to get a head start on the season. It's a sign that Millsap is rejuvenated after signing a three-year, $90 million deal this summer and that he's ready to take on a leadership role in Denver. Millsap is coming off a down year, but he's joining a top-5 offense in the NBA and should thrive next to a pass-first Nikola Jokic. He's a bargain at his current fourth-round ADP.
Source: BSN Denver
Aug 17 - 9:42 AM

Jamal Murray said the trade rumors this summer have been "nerve wracking."

"It’s different knowing I could be in Cleveland right now. I could be in Minnesota," Murray said. "I could be anywhere in a couple days. It’s kind of nerve wracking because you don’t know what’s going on and there are so many rumors. I just have to stay ready and prepared for any opportunity." We're big fans of Murray over here and are expecting a breakout with the Nuggets and their elite offense, so a trade would certainly hurt his value. For now, it sounds like the trade rumors have slightly cooled, but it's possible Murray is in a Kyrie Irving trade.
Source: Sports Net
Aug 12 - 2:50 PM

Nuggets coach Mike Malone said that Emmanuel Mudiay has been "terrific" this summer.

Malone told Mudiay that this offseason is the biggest summer of his life and challenged him to stay around in Denver to work with the coaching staff as much as possible. The third-year guard took Malone's advice and we've heard plenty of positive reports out of Denver. "The way I’m approaching this season is not thinking too much and just being myself regardless of what happens, not trying to please nobody," he said. Mudiay is only 21 and will hopefully get his career back on track, but his outlook for 2017-18 isn't great with Jamal Murray and Jameer Nelson likely ahead of him on the depth chart.
Source: Denver Post
Aug 7 - 11:57 AM

Emmanuel Mudiay had a productive outing in the 2017 Africa Game, scoring 22 points with eight rebounds, nine assists, three steals, four turnovers and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes.

We've seen Mudiay go off in friendly games before, so this doesn't move the needle on him. He will still need to work on his shooting and he did have a couple very ugly misses in this game, as well. Mudiay is way behind Jamal Murray and isn't worth drafting in most leagues.
Aug 5 - 2:17 PM

Emmanuel Mudiay said he'll be working out more in Denver this offseason.

He's lost his starting job to breakout candidate Jamal Murray, but Mudiay and Murray did log a grand total of 341 minutes together last season. Mudiay wasn't very good next to Murray with only a 31.9 field goal percentage, so he may need to add more to his game to have success in that lineup combo. Mudiay isn't a great fantasy target.
Aug 3 - 7:15 PM

Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain Dealer said he's hearing that the Nuggets won't package Gary Harris and Jamal Murray in a potential deal for Kyrie Irving.

It's worth noting that the Nuggets were reportedly willing to let Harris go earlier this summer in a three-team trade between Cleveland and Indiana (with Paul George joining the Cavs and Kevin Love moving to Denver), but Indiana's new GM backed out at the last minute. Harris' trade value is understandably high and the Nuggets would like to sign him to an extension, but it's hard to imagine him staying in Denver if they are able to acquire Irving. Murray and Nikola Jokic are likely the only untouchables on the roster.
Aug 3 - 12:36 PM

Jimmer Fredette has agreed to return to the Shanghai Sharks of China on a one-year deal worth roughly $1.8 million.

That's more than he could make in the NBA, and he actually gets to play in China, so the move makes sense. Maybe he'll be able to earn a 10-day deal with an NBA club once his season in China is over.
Jul 23 - 6:43 PM

The Nuggets announced that they have signed rookie Monte Morris to a two-way contract.

Morris was drafted with the 51st pick of the 2017 NBA Draft. He averaged 9.5 points, 2.2 rebounds, a team-high 4.3 assists and 1.3 steals in six games for Denver’s Las Vegas Summer League team. Morris can be ignored in fantasy leagues, as he'll likely spend most of the 2017-18 season in the G-League.
Jul 21 - 11:54 AM

Torrey Craig has agreed to a two-way contract with the Nuggets.

Craig played well for the Nuggets at Summer League, contributing averages of 11.5 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.3 assists, and 1.0 block per game on 46.9 percent shooting, so he'll now have the opportunity to prove his worth over the course of training camp. Craig may be able to earn a regular-season roster spot as an emergency depth kind of guy, but it's unlikely he'll be a name to watch in fantasy hoops next season.
Source: BSN Denver
Jul 16 - 3:10 PM

Malik Beasley scored 20 points with seven rebounds, two assists, one turnover and four 3-pointers in a loss to the Nets on Thursday.

He's been very busy for the Nuggets and may have the toughest shot selection among the high-volume Vegas players. In his previous Vegas games, Beasley scored 19.3 points per game on just 39.2 percent from the field, so the efficiency left a little to be desired. Coach Mike Malone is still likely to roll with some two-PG lineups and Will Barton should still be in the rotation, so Beasley will need a strong camp to get minutes.
Jul 13 - 6:24 PM

Darrell Arthur is flying to Germany to undergo Regenokine treatment on his left knee.

This is the same procedure that Kobe Bryant used to have done, so hopefully, it will help him stay healthy next season. Arthur is currently one of six power forwards on the books with Denver for the 2017-18 season, so it wouldn't be all that surprising to see him traded or waived at some point this offseason.
Jul 12 - 12:02 PM

The Nuggets have waived Mike Miller.

Miller is 37 years old, so it might be tough for the sharpshooter to find another NBA contract. Either way, he's well past his days of being relevant in fantasy hoops.
Jul 11 - 4:06 PM

Malik Beasley's strong showing at the Vegas Summer League continued on Monday with 19 points vs. the Raptors.

This comes on the heels of a 20-point game on Sunday and a 29-point game on Friday, so he's making the most of his opportunity. Beasley finished 7-of-18 from the field with five boards, one assist, one steal, one block and four triples, though he did turn the ball over five times. Will Barton has one year left on his deal and is a trade candidate, so it's possible that Beasley can fight his way into the rotation and provide some relief behind Gary Harris.
Jul 10 - 10:25 PM

Juan Hernangomez hit 3-of-10 shots for 10 points, seven rebounds, five assists, two steals, one block and two treys in Monday's 82-81 Summer League loss to the Raptors.

The second-year forward cooled off tonight after putting up 19.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.5 steals in his previous two games. It sounds like the Nuggets are planning to use Wilson Chandler a lot at the four behind Paul Millsap, meaning Hernangomez has a chance to start at small forward and fill the void left by Danilo Gallinari. He has a fantasy-friendly game, but he's more of a late-round flier on a deep Denver roster.
Jul 10 - 10:20 PM

Jamal Murray (sports hernia surgery) warmed up with the Nuggets prior to Sunday's Summer League game.

Murray won't be taking the court in Vegas but he "fully expects" to be ready for training camp, after recovering from his April surgery. That's fine for fantasy owners, who can look forward to a potential breakout season from the Nuggets' presumptive point guard.
Source: Denver Post
Jul 9 - 8:54 PM


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