March 27, 2016, 3:37 pm
Darrell Arthur scored six points on 2-of-13 shooting and 2-of-2 from the line to go along with 12 rebounds, and Emmanuel Mudiay shot an even uglier 2-of-15 from the field scoring four points total with one assist and two turnovers in Sunday’s 105-90 loss to the Clippers.
The entire starting line-up for the Nuggets shot a combined 11-of-49 from the field in the blowout. Arthur started and played 22 minutes, but was outplayed by Joffrey Lauvergne who came off the bench to score 10 points (5-of-7 shooting) with four boards. This situation is muddied especially with the uncertainty of Kenneth Faried and although Arthur’s game should bring late-round upside, he has returned value outside the top-200 over the last two weeks and should remain on wires.
Gary Harris shot a more acceptable 4-of-10 to finish with 11 points and three treys in 29 minutes, while Nikola Jokic went for five points (2-of-7 from the field, 1-of-2 from the line) and nine boards. Harris is still under-appreciated by owners resulting in just 47% ownership in Yahoo! leagues and will continue to post top-100 value as the safest bet for backcourt minutes in Mike Malone’s rotation.