March 3, 2018, 3:46 pmPaul MillsapPF, Denver Nuggets
Mike Malone said that Paul Millsap’s conditioning was “definitely an issue” in his first game back but decided to start him on Friday since slowly ramping him up off the bench would just create another adjustment period down the line.
More bluntly, Malone said “He’s our starting power forward. What the (heck) am I waiting for?” Millsap was only supposed to play 18-24 minutes last night but wound up with 27. The move pushed Will Barton to the bench but he still had a wonderful game while Trey Lyles got a little more breathing room and played 15 minutes after seeing only five when Millsap was coming off the bench. Putting Millsap back with the starters is one of those rare situations where everyone wins — Millsap himself, the Nuggets, Barton, Lyles and of course, fantasy owners of all three.
Source: Denver Nuggets