Denver Nuggets

Western Northwest

PG Isaiah Thomas is headed to the Washington Wizards on a one-year deal. Thomas spent last season on the Nuggets but appeared in only 12 games. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Wizards are signing the diminutive PG on a one-year prove-it deal as a response to losing Tomas Satoransky to the Chicago Bulls. Thomas will likely get some spot starts alongside Bradley Beal and hold down the fort until the injured John Wall returns. However, temper expectations for him, as he may never achieve the 28.9 PPG that he scored in that magical 2016-2017 season with Boston. Regardless, he should get plenty of opportunities to show that he can still play at the highest level.

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The Denver Nuggets have locked up their 2016 first-round pick to the tune of five years for $170M. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Murray had a career year last season, as he averaged 18.2 points, 4.8 assists, and 4.2 rebounds. The third-year guard has steadily improved his major stats from his rookie year and was a big part of Denver finishing as the number two seed in the Western Conference. With a young, but battle-tested roster headlined by First Team All-NBA center Nikola Jokic, the Nuggets are primed to make another postseason run.

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Paul Millsap will have his $30M option picked up by the Denver Nuggets. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Millsap, 34, was limited to 38 games last season due to a wrist injury. He is one of the most consistent players on the Nuggets, and will be a solid option for both Denver and in fantasy. Millsap averaged 12.6 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.2 steals, and 0.8 blocks in 38 games for the Nuggets last season.

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The Nuggets continue to roll with Torrey Craig in the starting lineup with Will Barton coming off the bench in Game 2. Craig scored seven points and grabbed four rebounds in 20 minutes. Craig added one three-pointer and one steal.

Fantasy Impact: Craig is a weak punt play in daily lineups as his minutes are low despite the starting nod.

Category: Game Recaps


Nikola Jokic posted solid numbers despite a loss to the Blazers in Game 97-90 on Wednesday. Jokic finished with a team-high 16 points and 14 rebounds to go along with seven assists. He added one steal in 37 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: Jokic scored 37 in Game 1 so he was bound to fall back some in the scoring column. Jokic is a premier fantasy option in all leagues no matter the matchup.

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Malik Beasley got some more opportunities on Sunday night against the Blazers and did well with them as he finished with 15 points, three rebounds, two assists, and one steal in 24 minutes. Beasley went 6-for-14 from the field and 2-for-6 from three.

Fantasy Impact: Beasley had a strong middle of the season as the Nuggets backcourt was injured but as of late, he's been somewhat non-existent. He'll look to build off of this performance on Tuesday night against the Jazz.

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Mason Plumlee started in place of Nikola Jokic on Sunday as he finished with 10 points, 11 rebounds, six assists, three blocks, and one steal in 32 minutes. He went 5-for-12 from the field.

Fantasy Impact: Plumlee has been given the chance to start and close out the year for the Nuggets and should put up similar numbers on Tuesday against the Jazz.

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Trey Lyles drew the start in place of Paul Millsap on Sunday night as he finished with 15 points, nine rebounds, and two assists in 27 minutes. Lyles went 6-for-12 from the field and 3-for-7 from three.

Fantasy Impact: Lyles hasn't really been a fantasy option this year but will get a chance to close the year out strong as I fully expect Millsap to sit out of the remaining two games.

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Gary Harris shined on Sunday as three starters sat out of the game. Harris finished with a team-high 18 points, two rebounds, two steals, and one assist in 24 minutes. Harris went 8-for-12 from the field and 1-for-2 from three.

Fantasy Impact: This was a nice showing for Harris but don't let it stray you away from the fact that he's only scored in double-digits two times over his past five. If more starters sit on Tuesday night against the Jazz, Harris should be in lineups.

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Will Barton had a great chance to show out against the Blazers on Sunday as three starters were sitting but he only managed to finish with nine points, six rebounds, and two assists in 23 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: Barton hasn't looked the same this year and that might just be due to the improved play of the other Nuggets' players. He's not really a fantasy option at the moment.

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Monte Morris came off the bench once again on Wednesday night as he finished with 19 points, three assists, three rebounds, and one steal in 26 minutes. Morris went 8-for-13 from the field overall and 3-for-5 from three.

Fantasy Impact: Morris has now had seven games in which he's finished in double-figures over his last 10 games and with the Nuggets mostly locked into the second seed, they might rest their starters which would help his value for the remainder of the season.

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