December 2, 2017, 1:44 pm
Nikola Jokic (left ankle sprain) is expected to be back in the middle or end of the Nuggets upcoming six-game road trip according to coach Michael Malone.
So this early estimate has Jokic out about 4-to-5 games at the very least. On a plus side, Mason Plumlee played 13 second half minutes last game with Jokic unavailable and is good to go on Saturday after dealing with a core strain. Both Plumlee and Kenneth Faried have big upside and are expected to split the center minutes with Jokic out. Both are a decent bet to put up good numbers for at least the next two weeks and should be picked up in most standard leagues.