Player News - Nuggets

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Darrell Arthur (knee) is expected to be brought along slowly in training camp.

He had a knee scope a few weeks ago, so the Nuggets will keep restrictions on him for drills. Arthur has been injury-prone in his career with a slew of leg injuries, including knee injuries in December and April last season. Obviously, there's no need to rush him along with all of Denver's depth up front. Coach Mike Malone likes Arthur more than many expected, but he won't have much fantasy value.
Source: Denver Post
Sep 22 - 9:46 PM

Jusuf Nurkic finished the EuroBasket qualifying round with averages of 19.2 points on 41.4 percent shooting, 13.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks.

Nurkic suffered a minor calf injury earlier in the tournament, but it's unlikely to limit him during training camp. He added 3.5 turnovers in under 30 minutes per game, and the poor shooting is unwelcome (he shot just 41.7 percent with Denver last year), but Nurkic remains a sneaky, high-upside pick in the later rounds.
Source: FIBA.com
Sep 18 - 8:33 PM

Free agent Nate Wolters has signed a non-guaranteed contract with the Denver Nuggets.

Wolters spent the 2015-16 season with Besiktas Sompo Japan of the Turkish league, appearing in 31 total games (28 starts) and averaging 12.9 points, 4.5 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 1.06 steals in 30.5 minutes per game. The Nuggets have invited 20 players to training camp which makes it unlikely that Wolters will make the 15-man roster.
Source: NBA.com
Sep 17 - 11:12 AM

Jusuf Nurkic (leg) returned to the court for Wednesday's 78-76 win over Sweden, racking up 22 points, 10 boards, two assists, three steals, one block and four turnovers over 29 minutes.

Nurkic appeared to tweak his calf during the closing minutes of Bosnia and Herzegovina's loss to Russia on Saturday, but the fact that he was able to make it through 29 minutes of action just four days after the injury would indicate that he'll be fine moving forward. Nurkic definitely is an injury risk, but there's a ton of upside here and he only really needs roughly 20 minutes a night to enter the standard league equation. He'll be worth a look towards the later rounds on draft day.
Sep 15 - 2:28 PM

Jusuf Nurkic suffered an apparent lower right leg injury during the closing minutes of Bosnia and Herzegovina's 78-67 loss to Russia, and did not return to the game.

While Nurkic didn't make it back to the court for the final few seconds of the blowout loss, he was spotted walking around after the game without a noticeable limp, so it doesn't seem like he's dealing with anything all that serious. It's also worth noting that the injury seemed to be to his right calf, and not his troublesome surgically repaired left knee. Bosnia is scheduled for a matchup with Sweden on Wednesday, so it'll be interesting to see if Nurkic is limited or withheld from competing in that one.
Source: YouTube
Sep 13 - 3:18 PM

Nuggets sign F Jarnell Stokes.

Stokes, last season's D-League MVP, will compete for a job in training camp. He'll have to make an incredibly strong impression to stick around given Denver's frontcourt depth, but he's got plenty of motivation and could draw interest from another club if he doesn't stick with the Nuggets.
Source: NBA.com
Sep 10 - 2:16 PM

The Nuggets have reportedly hired Chuck Hayes as an entry level staff assistant.

Hayes will serve both the coaching staff and the front office in Denver, and this move essentially ends his playing career.
Sep 8 - 5:06 PM

The Nuggets are expected to invite Jarnell Stokes to training camp.

Stokes made only seven appearances in the NBA last year with the Heat and Grizzlies, but he was named the D-League MVP after averaging 20.7 points, 9.2 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.0 steals and 0.7 blocks in 29.9 minutes per game. Even if he makes the roster, Stokes won't be fantasy-relevant.
Sep 4 - 7:13 PM

Danilo Gallinari stated during a recent interview that there was an opportunity for him to go to another team at the NBA trade deadline last season, but he declined the deal.

Darrell Arthur also declined to be traded this past season, which would imply that there's some good chemistry brewing in that locker room. Gallinari is fully recovered from the ankle injury that prematurely ended his 2015-16 campaign, and he'll open the year as Denver's starting small forward and go-to guy on offense. However, there will be a good amount of risk in drafting him considering that through eight years of NBA experience, he's only truly had two healthy seasons.
Sep 4 - 6:11 PM

Robbie Hummel has signed a two-year, partially guaranteed contract with the Nuggets.

Hummel spent last year playing overseas in Italy, but left the team in February after suffering a serious shoulder injury. His contract with the Nuggets is just a camp invite, and with 15 guaranteed deals already on the books in Denver, he has his work cut out for him to land a spot on the regular-season roster.
Sep 4 - 2:25 PM

Petr Cornelie suffered a sternum injury during a game against Le Mans and he will miss the next three weeks.

It doesn't sound serious for the 53rd player taken in the 2016 draft. Cornelie actually played well in Las Vegas Summer League as more of a score-first power forward. He's expected to stay overseas for at least a year.
Sep 1 - 10:53 PM

Jusuf Nurkic posted a 19-point, 15-rebound double-double during a 83-54 loss to Team Russia during the EuroBasket qualifying tournament on Wednesday.

Nurkic shot 5-of-16 from the field and 9-of-12 from the charity stripe while also adding two assists, one steal and one block to his stat line during his 32 minutes of playing time, but more importantly, he looked healthy. Nurkic spent a majority of the 2015-16 season recovering from knee surgery, but he figures to come into training camp in tiptop shape after playing for Bosnia at the EuroBasket qualifying tournament. He’ll make for an intriguing late-round selection on draft day.
Aug 31 - 1:03 PM

Nuggets sign G/F D.J. Kennedy.

It was reported Kennedy agreed to a three-year, partially guaranteed deal in mid-August, and that deal became official shortly thereafter.
Source: NBA.com
Aug 27 - 4:04 PM

Nikola Jokic struggled to do much of anything during Serbia's 96-66 blowout loss to the US squad on Sunday, tallying just six points, four boards, two assists and two steals in 24 minutes.

Jokic started the game on the bench, but then opened up the second half of action as a starter for Team Serbia, which is perhaps a move that should have come sooner for the 21-year-old standout. Jokic played some brilliant basketball through the Olympic tournament, and after putting in averages of 10.8 points, 9.0 boards, 3.3 assists, 1.0 steal and 0.8 blocks per game after the break last season, he'll be one of the headliners on Rotoworld's list of potential breakout candidates for the 2016-17 season.
Aug 21 - 5:03 PM

Wilson Chandler (hip surgery) said his body is feeling "really good."

"The injury kind of came out of nowhere like it was destiny," Chandler said. "It was the worst ever because I felt that I put the work in, I put the time in to get my body right and get my game to where it needed to be, so this summer I just tried to stay away from that, and do the same things." Chandler added that he needs to get back into "game shape," but the good news is that it appears the veteran is fully healthy and ready to contribute in an undefined role for the Nuggets during the 2016-17 season.
Aug 20 - 4:35 PM


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