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Jamal Murray flirted with a triple-double for the Nuggets Saturday night, dishing out nine assists, grabbing six rebounds, and scoring 26 points (9-19 FG, 5-10 3PT, 3-4 FT) while also blocking one shot in a 129-106 win over the Bucks.

Fantasy Impact: Murray has been strong on the offensive end of the floor of late for the Nuggets, dishing out at least six assists and scoring at least 17 points in each of his last five games for the club. The guard has offered solid value most nights for fantasy owners, averaging 20.2 points, 6.2 assists, and 4.0 rebounds per game to go along with a 25.8% usage rate so far this season.

Category: Game Recaps

Nikola Jokic stuffed the stat sheet for the Nuggets Saturday night, dishing out 11 assists, recording one steal, grabbing six rebounds, and scoring 31 points (10-20 FG, 1-6 3PT, 10-11 FT) in a 129-106 win over the Bucks.

Fantasy Impact: Jokic continues to be impactful on both ends of the floor for the Nuggets, grabbing at least six rebounds, dishing out at least seven assists, and scoring at least 22 points in each of his last five games. The all-world center is the unquestioned front-runner in the NBA MVP race, averaging 11.8 rebounds, 9.9 assists, and 24.9 points per game while posting a usage rate of 26.4% so far this season.

Category: Game Recaps

Zeke Nnaji (shoulder) will be active for Saturday's game against the New York Knicks. (Source: NBA Injury Report)

Fantasy Impact: Nnaji has been sidelined for multiple weeks because of a shoulder injury, but he finally seems to have recovered and will be well enough to make his return for Saturday's game. He may be on a minutes limit for his first few games back, and his return to the lineup means less work for Jeff Green and Vlatko Cancar moving forward.

Category: Injury Updates

Vlatko Cancar (wrist) is available to play in Sunday's game against the Brooklyn Nets. (Source: NBA Injury Report)

Fantasy Impact: Cancar was initially on the team's injury report for Sunday because of a wrist injury, but it's not serious and he will be available to play for the Nuggets. He doesn't get a lot of work in Denver's rotation even when healthy, however, so he likely doesn't hold more than streaming value for fantasy purposes against the Nets.

Category: Injury Updates

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 13 points (4-8 FG, 3-6 3P, 2-2 FT), two rebounds, and five assists in the Nuggets' 128-120 loss to the Spurs on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: It was Caldwell-Pope's first double-digit scoring night since February. His minutes have remained steady, so his drop in production was not because of a lack of opportunity. His lack of scoring is mainly due to a decline in shooting efficiency. He averaged a 48% FG shooting percentage in the first two months of 2023. That number has fallen to a 35% mark in March. While it's unlikely managers were relying on KCP on a consistent basis, in deeper formats fantasy players must hope that he returns to his beginning of 2023 form.

Category: Game Recaps

Michael Porter Jr. (illness) is expected to play in Wednesday night's game against the Chicago Bulls. (Source: NBA Injury Report)

Fantasy Impact: Porter is listed on the team's injury report because of a non-covid illness that he's battling, but it's thought to be minor and he should play against the Bulls. He likely won't be limited, and fantasy managers can expect him to continue to be a high-end fantasy option on Wednesday night.

Category: Injury Updates

Thomas Bryant (ankle/hip) is active for Monday's game against the Toronto Raptors. (Source: NBA Injury Report)

Fantasy Impact: Bryant is dealing with a couple of minor injuries that left him with an injury designation on the team's first injury report, but they have upgraded him to active and will play him against the Raptors. He doesn't seem like a candidate to have his minutes limited, and he may get extra work with Vlatko Cancar (wrist) being ruled out ahead of tip-off.

Category: Injury Updates

Aaron Gordon (rib) is listed as probable to play in Friday's game against the Memphis Grizzlies. (Source: NBA Injury Report)

Fantasy Impact: Gordon is still managing a rib injury that gave him some problems in the past, but he ahs recovered well and shouldn't have to miss more time because of it. He will likely play on Friday and projects to be a solid option at the position against Memphis.

Category: Injury Updates

Bruce Brown Jr. came off the bench to score 13 points (5-10 FG, 1-3 3PT, 2-2 FT) in addition to seven rebounds and two assists Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: While it's not indicative of a long-term change, Brown out-produced and played more minutes than Aaron Gordon in Denver's win. Averaging 11.1 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 3.6 assists this season, Brown offers fantasy managers some all-around versatility and a very respectable minutes per game average (28.6). He's a solid fantasy player in moderately deep leagues.

Category: Game Recaps

Reggie Jackson is expected to make his Nuggets' debut Thursday vs the Cavaliers. (Source: NBA Injury Report)

Fantasy Impact: Jackson practiced with the team Tuesday and is not listed on the injury report going into Thursday. With Jamal Murray (knee) questionable, Jackson could be in for a larger role right away with his new team.

The Denver Nuggets traded Bones Hyland to the Los Angeles Clippers for two second-round picks. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The rumors were growing surrounding Hyland being traded and it has happened. He should see a good amount of playing time in the Clippers back court behind Reggie Jackson.

Category: Transactions

Davon Reed has been traded to the Lakers along with three second-round picks for Thomas Bryant. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Reed didn't have a significant role on the Nuggets this season, and that will likely remain the same on the Lakers. He averaged 2.3 points, 1.6 rebounds, and 0.5 assists per game so far this season.

Category: Transactions

Jeff Green (hand) has been upgraded to questionable for Friday's game against the Indiana Pacers. (Source: NBA Injury Report)

Fantasy Impact: Green has missed a good chunk of time while trying to recover from a hand injury, but the team has upgraded him to questionable for Friday, indicating that he may be nearing a return. He will likely be on a minutes limit if he's active, but he could be a decent streaming option when the team fully ramps him up down the road.

Category: Injury Updates

Collin Gillespie is listed as out for Tuesday’s matchup against the Trail Blazers due to a lower leg injury. (Source: NBA Injury Report via

Fantasy Impact: The rookie out of Villanova has yet to make his season debut for the Nuggets while he continues to rehab from the surgery he underwent in the summer to repair a fractured right lower leg. Once Gillespie is medically cleared to return to the court, expectations are the Nuggets will assign him to their G-League squad, the Grand Rapids Gold. However, the organization hasn’t given many specifics in terms of how far along the point guard is in his recovery, making it hard to pinpoint when he’ll be able to see his first action as a professional.

Category: Injury Updates