Player News - Nuggets

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Jamal Murray, Gary Harris, Wilson Chandler, Paul Millsap and Nikola Jokic will start against the Jazz on Wednesday.

Despite a point guard "competition" this month, it would have been a major surprise for Murray to lose his job. The Nuggets first unit after the break was one of the best groups in the NBA, so expect him to get minutes around 30. Fantasy owners probably got the Blue Arrow at a good value, so fire him up in all leagues.
Oct 18 - 8:28 PM

Nuggets waive G Jameer Nelson.

This move has been expected since Monday with the Nuggets adding Richard Jefferson. Nelson will clear waivers on Friday and he will likely sign with another team after a strong finish to last season. With him gone, this means Emmanuel Mudiay and Jamal Murray will have secure minutes at the point and could even play some shooting guard.
Oct 18 - 5:08 PM

Darrell Arthur (illness) is not being listed on the injury report for Wednesday's game against Utah.

Arthur was dealing with a stomach issue back in September, but it sounds like he's recovered and should be available on opening night. That said, he's in an extremely crowded frontcourt in Denver, and there are no guarantees he'll touch the floor on Wednesday.
Oct 17 - 3:26 PM

Will Barton (right ankle) said he's "fine" and that he will not have any minutes restrictions in Wednesday's season opener against Utah.

Barton suffered what appeared to be a severe ankle sprain at the end of Monday's practice, but head coach Mike Malone confirmed that he's been cleared to play, so it looks like he's dodged a bullet and owners can plan on having him take the floor for opening night. He looked great during the preseason, so it'll be interesting to see if he can carry that momentum into the regular season.
Oct 17 - 2:54 PM

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Nuggets will likely waive Jameer Nelson.

They need the roster spot to sign Richard Jefferson, and this suggests that the Nuggets are confident in Jamal Murray as their starting PG and Emmanuel Mudiay as his backup. Once waived, the 35-year-old Nelson shouldn't have much trouble finding work and will probably be looking to join a contender.
Oct 16 - 7:30 PM

Richard Jefferson is "closing in" on a one-year, $2.3M deal with the Denver Nuggets according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

The move will be official once the Nuggets waive a player (likely Jameer Nelson). Jefferson cleared waivers less than an hour before this report, so the Nuggets aren't wasting any time. It's hard to imagine Jefferson playing a big role with the Nuggets expected to use a nine-man rotation, so he's not on the fantasy radar.
Oct 16 - 7:13 PM

Richard Jefferson has officially cleared waivers, and he's now an unrestricted free agent.

Jefferson will be free to join a team of his choosing, and both the Bucks and Nuggets have expressed interest in the 37-year-old swingman. However, the Bucks added DeAndre Liggins on Monday, bringing their roster to 15, so they appear to be out of the running. Will Barton suffered what may have been a significant ankle injury during Monday's practice, so Jefferson could help them out with some backcourt depth during Barton's absence, but he won't have any fantasy value there.
Oct 16 - 6:34 PM

Mike Malone confirmed that Jameer Nelson will not be a starter for the Nuggets this season.

Malone wouldn't reveal who will open the year as Denver's starting point guard, but all signs are pointing towards Jamal Murray earning the starting nod over Emmanuel Mudiay. Nelson will be taking on more of a mentorship role this season, so he can be ignored in fantasy hoops.
Oct 16 - 3:43 PM

Will Barton suffered an apparent right ankle injury during Monday's practice, and he should be considered doubtful for Wednesday's season opener against Utah.

Barton was in considerable pain after suffering the injury and needed to be helped off the court, as he wasn't able to put much pressure at all on his injured appendage. Mike Malone speculated that it was an ankle injury, but we'll wait for an official diagnosis from Denver's medical staff. Barton dealt with a lot of left ankle issues in the past, so unfortunately, this injury would be to his good ankle. If he's forced to miss time, that could open up some minutes for Juan Hernangomez.
Oct 16 - 3:12 PM

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Nuggets have joined the Bucks in the pursuit of Richard Jefferson.

The Hawks quickly bought Jefferson out after he was acquired from the Cavaliers on Saturday. He's expected to clear waivers at 5:00 p.m. ET on Monday and will become an unrestricted free agent. He could have a shot at minutes in Milwaukee with Jabari Parker (knee) out, but Denver already has two small forwards in their projected nine-man rotation in Wilson Chandler and Juancho Hernangomez.
Source: ESPN
Oct 16 - 9:19 AM

Bucks have emerged as "a serious suitor" in the pursuit of Richard Jefferson, according to Adrian Wojnarowski and Dave McMenamin of ESPN.com.

We could have a old-school New Jersey Nets reunion on our hands here. Kidd likes veteran leadership on his team, but Jefferson probably wouldn't get minutes on most nights. Jefferson is 37 years old and he's been fairly open he wants to keep playing.
Source: ESPN.com
Oct 14 - 10:13 PM

Tyler Lydon appeared in all five preseason games for the Jazz, but averaged just 1.0 points and 1.0 rebounds in 5.3 minutes.

Lydon will not be a part of the rotation for Utah during the regular season and can be ignored in fantasy leagues.
Oct 14 - 11:24 AM

Mason Plumlee was productive off the bench this preseason.

Plumlee inked a three-year, $41 million deal with Denver this summer, and will serve as Nikola Jokic's primary backup. Plumlee averaged 8.2 points (on 66.7% percent shooting), 7.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 20.9 minutes over five games. Those averages are similar to what Plumlee posted in 27 games with the Nuggets last season, and what we can expect going forward. He's only on the fantasy radar in deep leagues.
Oct 14 - 11:21 AM

The Hawks acquired Richard Jefferson, Kay Felder, two second-round picks and cash from the Cavs for draft rights to Dimitrios Agravanis and Sergii Gladyr.

The move saves the Cavs $12.8 million in luxury tax and they were probably going to waive Jefferson anyway. The biggest loss for the Cavs in this deal would be the loss of R-Jeff's Snapchat. He is expected to be bought out.
Oct 13 - 6:08 PM

The Nuggets have waived Josh Childress.

With 15 guaranteed contracts already on the books in Denver, Childress never had a real shot of nabbing a spot on the regular-season roster.
Source: BSN Denver
Oct 12 - 11:48 AM


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