December 27, 2017, 2:15 am
Nikola Jokic got a little too physical in Tuesday’s win, netting 13 points, seven rebounds, five assists, one steal and one triple in 26 minutes before being ejected for a flagrant-2 foul.
Jokic got his elbows up on the play and was tossed, though he was on the verge anyway with five fouls in his abbreviated run tonight. Big Honey will return first round value on the year and owners should just sit back and enjoy the show. Trey Lyles soaked up the extra minutes tonight, as he has over the past few weeks, and delivered 16 points, eight rebounds, one steal and one triple in 28 minutes. He’s got a vice grip on the backup big man work and will see mid-twenties minutes with Denver cutting the rotation to eight. Lyles should be owned in just about all leagues at this point.