Player News - Nuggets

Date: Team: Pos:

Ty Lawson (hamstring) missed practice on Wednesday.

There's a good chance he's not going to play again in the preseason, but he is closer to probable for the opener next week. Lawson's injuries are starting to pile up and he'll be a risky player to own. Although, he could have a huge season now that he has some help.
Oct 22 - 6:14 PM

Nuggets waive F Marcus Williams.

He was given a training-camp invite with no real expectation that he'd make the squad, and the 2007 second-round pick will have to look elsewhere for guaranteed money.
Source: Denver Post
Oct 22 - 10:03 AM

Nuggets waive F Jerrell Benimon.

The 6'8" forward went undrafted out of Towson this summer, despite averaging 19.0 points, 11.1 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.2 blocks as a senior. He's likely to spend the 2014-15 season either overseas or in the D-League, putting him outside of the fantasy framework.
Source: Denver Post
Oct 22 - 10:01 AM

Alonzo Gee has made the Nuggets' regular season roster after 3.6 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 1.2 steals in 16 minutes per game during the preseason.

Gee is third on the depth chart at SF, behind Danilo Gallinari and Wilson Chandler, and he may not even crack the rotation during the regular season.
Source: Denver Post
Oct 22 - 9:57 AM

The Nuggets released F Quincy Miller on Tuesday.

His deal became partially-guaranteed last April but that wasn't enough incentive for Denver to keep him now that Danilo Gallinari (knee) is healthy and starting ahead of Wilson Chandler at SF.
Oct 22 - 9:52 AM

J.J. Hickson (knee) returned to action on Tuesday, scoring four points with two rebounds in 15 minutes.

He took a seat after reaching his medical limit for playing time, and it's uncertain how long he'll face restrictions. The six-year veteran averaged 11.8 points, 9.2 rebounds, 0.7 steals and 0.7 blocks in favorable circumstances last year, and nobody needs to worry about him in standard leagues.
Oct 22 - 9:07 AM

Randy Foye (wrist) attempted 12 shots in 26 minutes off the bench on Tuesday, but he only made two of them to finish with seven points.

To his credit, Foye made his only 3-point attempt and he added six rebounds and five assists in the lopsided loss. He was a surprise mid-round value as a starter last year, mostly on the strength of his 3-point shooting, but the arrival of Arron Afflalo makes him a dubious option in 12-team leagues.
Oct 22 - 12:46 AM

Timofey Mozgov had a quiet night on Tuesday, scoring six points with three rebounds and two blocks, while racking up five fouls in 16 minutes.

Fouls haven't been a particular problem for Mozgov, who seems to have the starting center job locked up despite JaVale McGee's return to action. Fantasy owners should view Mozzy's splits as a starter last year as the floor of his value -- 10.8 points on 51.9 percent shooting, 7.6 rebounds, 0.4 steals and 1.3 blocks in 25 minutes per game.
Oct 22 - 12:43 AM

Danilo Gallinari (knee surgery) was one of four Nuggets players on a strict minute-limit vs. Portland on Tuesday, finishing with four points, two rebounds and one assist in 14 minutes.

There will be some rough patches for Gallo early in the season, as he looks to regain his pre-surgery form, so his fantasy owners will have to stay patient. He's had a few preseason scoring outbursts, and his 3-point shooting is unaffected, but he's yet to play more than 15 minutes in a game.
Oct 22 - 12:37 AM

The Nuggets' offense was listless without Ty Lawson (hamstring) on Tuesday, with Kenneth Faried and Timofey Mozgov leading all starters with six points each.

Denver shot 32.6 percent from the field and Lawson's absence was painfully evident, especially with fill-in PG Nate Robinson (knee) on a minute-limit. Denver will look to recover from this drubbing in their preseason finale vs. the Warriors on Friday.
Oct 22 - 12:36 AM

JaVale McGee (fractured leg) made his preseason debut on Tuesday, coming off the bench for one point, two rebounds and one block in 11 minutes.

McGee was playing on a 15-minute limit and it should take him a while to get up to speed, considering he missed all but five games last season. With Timofey Mozgov starting at center and improving every day, it's hard to be optimistic about McGee's season outlook. At best, he's a late-round flier for owners desperate for blocks.
Oct 22 - 12:33 AM

Nate Robinson started at PG in place of Ty Lawson (hamstring) on Tuesday, but he finished with just four points and two assists in nine minutes.

Denver's medical staff had Nate on a 15-minute limit, which should slowly increase during the first few weeks of the regular season. The 30-year-old is coming back from ACL surgery, and his backup role all but guarantees he won't help fantasy owners.
Oct 22 - 12:28 AM

JaVale McGee looks good in warmups and is expected to make his preseason debut for the Nuggets on Tuesday.

If he can stay healthy and play effectively, he could actually hurt the progression of Timofey Mozgov. However, McGee is just trying to get back into game shape and get his shot going, so we're not too worried about a timeshare just yet. The return of McGee could also work to motivate Mozzy, which may not be a bad thing.
Oct 21 - 9:03 PM

Ty Lawson (hamstring) could play in Friday's preseason finale against the Warriors.

This is good news, as it means he's close to being ready. He is hoping to play in order to keep his conditioning intact, but even if he doesn't play, all signs are him being ready for opening night.
Oct 21 - 7:48 PM

Nate Robinson will start at PG for the Nuggets on Tuesday, in place of injured Ty Lawson (hamstring).

Robinson appears to be fully recovered from his knee surgery, while JaVale McGee is a game-time decision as he makes his way back from a leg injury. Along with Robinson, Arron Afflalo, Danilo Gallinari, Kenneth Faried and Timofey Mozgov.
Oct 21 - 7:42 PM


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