Denver Nuggets

Western Northwest

Nuggets small forward Will Barton has been limited in training camp because of a small, albeit unspecified injury. (Source: CBS Sports)

Fantasy Impact: This setback is not good for Barton during a time when the team's small forward minutes are yet to be assorted between multiple players. Monitor his status, but his fantasy value is not very high.

Category: Injury Updates


Michael Porter Jr. is among four players who will get the opportunity to land the starting small forward spot for the Nuggets. (Source: CBS Sports)

Fantasy Impact: Porter Jr. has still yet to play NBA minutes, but being in contention for a starting role shows the progress he has made. Though it will be competitive to receive the starting role, Porter Jr. will be impactful when at full strength. Consider him a worthy late-round selection.

Category: Rumors


2019 Nuggets draft pick Bol Bol has not been approved for preseason action. (Source: The Denver Post)

Fantasy Impact: The tall man is taking it easy in teams of rehabbing from a foot injury. He likely won't be at full strength yet, and his playing time will be limited when he returns, whenever that is. He is not an effective fantasy commodity to begin the season.

Category: Injury Updates


Nuggets small forward Juancho Hernangomez is another candidate for an early extension which would need to be completed by October 21. (Source: The Denver Post)

Fantasy Impact: Hernangomez wasn't much of a factor on last year's Nuggets squad that nearly reached the Western Conference Finals. After a resurgent performance for champion Team Spain in the FIBA World Cup, it would only be fair for the Nuggets to consider more playing time for the soon to be 24-year-old. An early extension would be a positive sign for his future with the team, and it might result in fantasy relevance. He's only worth picking up in fantasy once his role is clearly established and if it's significant.

Category: Rumors


The Denver Nuggets are interested in reaching an early extension deal with shooting guard Malik Beasley. The deadline is October 21. (Source: The Denver Post)

Fantasy Impact: This is a promising sign for Beasley's tenure on the Nuggets. He has been averaging nearly 16 points and 55 percent shooting from the field. The desire to get a deal done early shows the Nuggets' commitment towards him and his value on the second unit. Monitor his deal status and playing time before drafting him. He may be a waiver-wire pickup sometime into the season if he gets more playing time.

Category: Rumors


The Denver Nuggets came to terms with undrafted power forward Tyler Cook on a two-way deal in August. (Source: NBA.com)

Fantasy Impact: Cook played three seasons for the Iowa Hawkeyes, averaging 14 points, six rebounds, and one assist during his tenure. Now in the NBA, his role on the Nuggets will start off small. As of right now, monitor his playing time for Denver during the beginning of the season. He's not a fantasy worthy pickup yet.

Category: Transactions


Nuggets center Mason Plumlee offered a small, but all-around contribution for Team USA in their loss to Team Serbia in the FIBA World Cup, with two points, three rebounds, and two assists.

Fantasy Impact: This was a good glimpse of what to expect for Plumlee during the fantasy season. His numbers may sway and be a bit larger or smaller, but he is a second unit player on the Nuggets and your fantasy team. He's worth a late round look.

Category: Game Recaps


Nikola Jokic played stellar for Team Serbia against Team USA, with nine points, three rebounds, and seven assists in their 94-89 win.

Fantasy Impact: Jokic is staying fresh for the regular season with a month away. There is no reason to doubt his capabilities. He is worth a first-round pickup.

Category: Game Recaps


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.

Category: Transactions


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.

Category: Transactions


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.

Category: Transactions


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


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.

Category: Game Recaps


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.

Category: Game Recaps


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.

Category: Game Recaps