F - DET
According to ESPN sources, Free agent C Mason Plumlee is headed to the Detroit Pistons on a three-year deal worth $25M.
It's too early to tell, but Plumlee will likely go to Detroit as a presumed backup center to C Christian Wood. The Pistons have yet to lock-in their young big man, so it's possible that Plumlee could man the center position if the Pistons cannot do so. Plumlee is one of the best passing bigs in the league but offers little value to fantasy managers in season-long formats.
Miles Plumlee totaled nine points (4-5 FG, 1-2 FT), four rebounds and three assists across 15 minutes in the Nuggets’ 128-116 win over the Timberwolves on Sunday.
It was a typical night for Plumlee, who maintained his backup center role while playing a smattering of minutes behind Nikola Jokic. Plumlee has been very efficient on a per-minute basis this season, but barring an absence from Jokic, the former is best reserved for deeper leagues.
Mason Plumlee (foot) will be available for Friday's matchup with Boston.
Plumlee sat out 12 games leading into the All-Star break with a sprained right foot, but he's good to go Friday against the Celtics. He should resume his role off the bench, a role in which he's excelled on a per-minute basis this season. Across 17.4 minutes per contest, the Duke product has averaged 7.4 points, 5.6 boards and 2.4 dimes.
Mason Plumlee is expected to miss two to four weeks with a foot injury he sustained in Monday's game.
Plumlee had been seeing plenty of minutes of the bench in Denver's frontcourt. With Paul Millsap also out we can expect even more minutes for Jeremi Grant, Michael Porter Jr., and Juancho Hernangomez.
Mason Plumlee provided 13 points (6-7 FG, 1-4 FT), two rebounds, and four assists across 18 minutes in the Nuggets' loss to Indiana on Sunday.
Plumlee has been getting decent playing time recently with some injuries to key players. This is Plumlee's third straight game with double-digit scoring. If he keeps getting decent minutes going forward, he might even become a fantasy-worthy pickup. Just keep an eye on him for a few more games to see if he's heading in a positive direction.