Player News - Nuggets

Date: Team: Pos:

Danilo Gallinari (knee) will play on Wednesday vs. Houston.

The Italian has been a ghost of the player he used to be this season, and has really struggled with his knee. Wilson Chandler is locked in as the starting small forward for the Nuggets, and unless he is traded there is not a lot of playing time available. Until Gallinari strings together a few good games and stays active, he won't be worth owning in most leagues.
Source: Denver Post
Dec 17 - 9:54 AM

Kenneth Faried (ankle) will start for the Nuggets on Wednesday after practicing in full on Tuesday.

He has had some tough luck with injuries over the past two weeks, but he will look to put that behind him in a key matchup against Houston. Faried has been in a slump since the beginning of the season, but he is loaded with talent and should turn it around soon. The buy-low window is wide open, so now may be your chance to snag him in a trade. J.J. Hickson will return to the bench with this news, and owners in standard leagues can think about moving on.
Source: Denver Post
Dec 17 - 9:49 AM

Wilson Chandler is feeling much better, and given the fact his illness has not forced him to miss any time, we're considering him probable for Wednesday's game vs. the Rockets.

Chandler is having a solid season in Denver with averages of 14.5 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.3 three-pointers, 0.8 steals, and 0.4 blocks per game. Injuries will always be a concern with Wilson, but as long as he's healthy, he'll be worth owning for his across-the-board production. However, there have been a few trade rumors involving Chandler, and a move to another team would likely hurt his value. This may be a sell-high moment.
Dec 16 - 5:02 PM

Updating a previous report, Danilo Gallinari (knee) will return to the lineup for Wednesday's game vs. Houston.

Gallinari is having a very disappointing season with averages of 6.7 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 1.0 three-pointer per game. He can remain on the waiver wire in standard leagues.
Dec 16 - 4:26 PM

Updating a previous report, Kenneth Faried (ankle) will return to the starting lineup on Wednesday as the Nuggets take on the Rockets.

J.J. Hickson will head back to the bench upon Faried's return, and he can be cut in standard leagues. Faried hasn't been living up to his potential this season, but there are still a lot of games left, and he tends to be a second-half player. The buy-low window remains open.
Dec 16 - 4:19 PM

Danilo Gallinari (knee) returned to practice on Tuesday.

He may be able to suit up for Wednesday's game vs. Houston, but has been far too inconsistent this season to warrant an add in standard leagues.
Dec 16 - 3:35 PM

Kenneth Faried (ankle) returned to practice on Tuesday.

This is a good sign for Faried possibly being able to return to the lineup for Wednesday's game vs. the Rockets after sitting out on Sunday. We'll be monitoring this situation closely, so stay tuned for more updates as we near Wednesday's tip. If Faried returns, J.J. Hickson will head back to the bench.
Dec 16 - 3:34 PM

Jusuf Nurkic played well on Sunday, scoring 10 points with eight boards, one assist, one steal and one block in 18 minutes.

News just broke that JaVale McGee (tibia) could be looking at an extended stint on the sidelines, so Nurkic has a clear path to minutes behind Timofey Mozgov. Nurkic has a lot of upside and is worth a flier in deeper leagues, especially if the Nuggets keep losing.
Dec 14 - 11:14 PM

Arron Afflalo scored 31 points in Sunday's loss to the Spurs, adding five boards, one assist and four 3-pointers in 40 minutes.

He was dynamic all game long and was able to shoot 12-of-20 from the field, including 4-of-6 from 3-point range. He has seen his minutes rise in recent games and will be worth owning in all leagues unless he sees his role change. Keep him active in all lineups for solid contributions in points and 3-pointers.
Dec 14 - 11:09 PM

Nate Robinson (back) returned to action for the Nuggets on Sunday and scored just two points on 1-of-7 shooting while adding two boards and two assists in 15 minutes.

He didn't look comfortable out there and it is possible that his back is still bothering him. Robinson will only see a limited role off of the bench for the Nuggets this season and won't be worth owning unless Ty Lawson goes down with an injury. Robinson can be left on the wire in most leagues.
Dec 14 - 11:04 PM

Ty Lawson scored just six points on 2-of-10 shooting in Sunday's loss to the Spurs, adding 10 assists, two boards and one steal in 39 minutes.

He suffered a left eye laceration and had to briefly leave the game, so maybe he deserves a pass for this performance. Lawson has still been playing out of his mind and as long as his ankle doesn't flare up he should continue to keep it rolling. Expect him to bounce back on Wednesday vs. the Rockets.
Dec 14 - 10:57 PM

Timofey Mozgov double-doubled in Sunday's loss to the Spurs, finishing with 11 points, 13 boards and two blocks in 24 minutes.

He did shoot just 4-of-12 from the field and struggled with foul trouble, but owners can't complain about this production. JaVale McGee (tibia) is expected to miss significant time, so Mozgov is locked in as the starting center and should be a double-double threat every time he plays.
Dec 14 - 10:52 PM

Ty Lawson left Sunday's game against the Spurs with a left eye laceration, but will return.

He collided with Manu Ginobili and was clearly shaken up after the play. However, he is coming out to play in the second half and he should be fine moving forward.
Dec 14 - 9:02 PM

JaVale McGee could miss significant time after he aggravated a muscle near his tibia, according to coach Brian Shaw.

This is a tough blow for McGee and it would not be surprising to see the Nuggets shut him down for a long time. McGee was playing through soreness all season and it was evident that it had an impact on his play. McGee should be cut across the board and should be considered out indefinitely. Timofey Mozgov was already a must-own player before this news while rookie Jusuf Nurkic could also see more minutes as the backup center.
Dec 14 - 7:21 PM

Danilo Gallinari (knee) and Randy Foye (knee) will not suit up for Sunday's game vs. the Spurs.

Neither of these guys are currently worth owning in standard leagues. Wilson Chandler and Aaron Afflalo will continue to log heavy minutes with both their backups sidelined.

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