Emmanuel Mudiay got baptized by Chris Paul and the Clippers in Friday's preseason opener, hitting just 5-of-18 shots (including three treys) for 14 points, two rebounds, three assists, one steal and a whopping eight turnovers.
Danilo Gallinari did not play in the Nuggets' first preseason game on Friday night.
J.J. Hickson looked terrible in Friday's preseason opener against the Clippers, hitting just 1-of-7 shots for two points, six rebounds and three turnovers in 19 minutes.
Joffrey Lauvergne double-doubled off the bench in Friday's preseason opener, scoring 16 points on 7-of-10 shooting with 11 rebounds in 25 minutes.
Nikola Jokic scored 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting with eight rebounds, one steal and one block in 23 minutes off the bench in Friday's preseason opener.
Gary Harris logged 29 minutes and scored 11 points with four steals in Friday's preseason opener.
Nuggets head coach Mike Malone said on Thursday that he has not officially decided on a starting five for Denver's first preseason game on Friday.
Nuggets sign G/F Mike Miller.
Mike Miller cleared waivers, as expected.
Coach Mike Malone said Nikola Jokic "has a chance to be a helluva player."
Kenneth Faried (cramps) did not practice on Wednesday.
Danilo Gallinari said that he wants to be a Nugget for life.
Kenneth Faried, who really struggled under coach Brian Shaw, is thrilled to be working under new coach Michael Malone this season, and didn't hold back when discussing how things went under Shaw.
Wilson Chandler said that being a starter is not important to him.
Denver head coach Mike Malone said that he'll start Gary Harris some games and he'll start Randy Foye some games during the preseason to get a feel for who works best in the starting unit.