January 29, 2017, 12:23 pm
Nikola Jokic (left hip flexor strain) “could be back as early as sometime in the middle of next week” according to head coach Michael Malone.
At first Jokic’s injury was thought to be much worse than what it turned out to be. He did miss Saturday’s game against the Suns and is ruled out for Tuesday’s game against the Lakers but there is optimism that he could possibly return on Wednesday to face off against the Grizzlies. He is listed as day-to-day for now, but if he can’t return on Wednesday look for Jusuf Nurkic to start at center and Kenneth Faried to get a bump as well.