March 6, 2017, 10:00 am
Jokic has been on fire and had two triple-doubles last week. He didn’t participate in shootaround and it’s possible he just wanted some extra rest before the game. The Nuggets are still holding onto the eighth seed in the West so having him sit out would be a huge loss for them. Mason Plumlee will likely step into the starting lineup and will see a large increase in minutes if Jokic sits out. Kenneth Faried (back) has already been ruled out, so expect another update on the Joker’s status closer to game-time.