Denver Nuggets

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  • PJ Dozier
    PG, Denver Nuggets

    P.J. Dozier signed a two-way contract with the Nuggets on Friday.

    After spending the two most recent seasons with the Celtics and Thunder, Dozier will get a chance to stick to a roster with the Nuggets. He has never earned a regular NBA opportunity and can be ignored in fantasy leagues.

    Source: Nuggets PR on Twitter

  • Tyler Zeller
    C, Denver Nuggets

    On Friday the Nuggets decided to waive Tyler Zeller.

    After getting brought into Nuggets training camp last month Zeller was unable to crack the deep regular season roster they have assembled. Zeller is still in his modest prime so perhaps he will rebound with another NBA team during the season.

    Source: Nuggets PR on Twitter

  • Michael Porter Jr.
    PF, Denver Nuggets

    Michael Porter Jr. had a tough night on Thursday, posting five points, three rebounds and two assists on 1-of-5 from the field in a 110-104 preseason win over the Blazers.

    Included in the battle for the team's starting small forward spot, Porter is probably on the outside looking in. That said, he should be in the rotation and has enough upside that we're not opposed to a deep-league flier despite Denver's big rotation. Juancho Hernangomez chipped in six points, four rebounds and three steals in 16 minutes, and these two figure to be battling for minutes all year long.

  • Torrey Craig
    SG, Denver Nuggets

    Torrey Craig started Thursday's preseason game against the Blazers and put up seven points and three rebounds in 13 minutes.

    The Nuggets gave most of their starters a light night of work, and Craig's inclusion in that group, despite an ongoing battle for the starting spot, sure makes us think that he'll be lining up with the starters on opening night. Though he's a nice defensive presence, he'll only make waves in fantasy leagues with 20 teams or more.

  • Will Barton
    SG, Denver Nuggets

    Will Barton tied for the team lead in scoring on Thursday, scoring 13 points to go with eight rebounds, four assists, a steal and a 3-pointer in 22 minutes of action off the bench.

    Earlier in the day Mike Malone said that nothing was settled in the battle to determine the starting small forward, and Barton had the best box score performance of the candidates tonight. His scoring punch may make sense in a reserve role since he can lead the second unit offensively, but you can imagine that Barton is aiming to take a starting job that he lost because of injury last season. He remains an upside play in the final few rounds of drafts in case he recaptures his old top-100 form.

  • Will Barton
    SG, Denver Nuggets

    Michael Malone has yet to make a decision on his starting small forward and will continue to assess how Will Barton, Torrey Craig, Juancho Hernangómez, and Michael Porter Jr. do in Thursday's game as well as upcoming practices.

    The starting small forward position for the Nuggets has to come at some point before their regular season begins Wednesday against the Blazers. Barton had the starting gig last season but was mired with injuries after being a breakout candidate in the 2017-18 season (top-60 finish). but his skill set might better serve the Nuggets in a sixth man role. Porter's emergence this preseason has further complicated his decision. Craig and Hernangómez are also in the mix for that starting role. With so many mouths to feed in Denver, they are only late-round fliers in redraft leagues with Barton being the only one who has proved that he can sustain fantasy value while Porter has the highest upside.

    Source: Chris Dempsey on Twitter

  • Tyler Cook
    PF, Free Agent

    The Nuggets have waived Tyler Cook who signed a two-way contract earlier this offseason.

    With Cook waived, the Nuggets now have one two-way contract available. They are likely to give this contract to a training camp invitee who has impressed. One name that has come up is P.J. Dozier. This transaction doesn't impact the fantasy landscape.

    Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter

  • Michael Porter Jr.
    PF, Denver Nuggets

    Michael Porter Jr. scored 11 points on 5-of-10 shooting with five rebounds, a steal, two blocks and a 3-pointer against the Suns on Monday.

    Porter Jr. looks great out there and right now the only real fear is whether or not he can stay healthy. Nuggets fans have waited a while, but Porter has looked fluid and athletic during the preseason as a forward that can do a little bit of everything. He's definitely someone you'll want to watch closely.

  • Jamal Murray
    PG, Denver Nuggets

    Jamal Murray scored 16 points on 6-of-16 shooting with eight rebounds, six assists and two triples in Monday's game against the Suns.

    Murray is the clear No. 2 guy in Denver behind Nikola Jokic (four points, four rebounds, four assists, a steal and a block) and leads a high powered Nuggets offense which has given him a clear green light. Gary Harris (18 points, two triples, two rebounds, two assists and a steal) is going to have to battle his way into production as the Nuggets have plenty of guards that can play.

  • Jerami Grant
    SF, Denver Nuggets

    Jerami Grant scored 22 points on 6-of-8 shooting with two triples, two rebounds and three steals in Monday's preseason game against the Suns.

    Grant got the starting nod with Paul Millsap (DNP-CD) sitting out and should contribute solid minutes to a deep Nuggets team. There's too much depth on the team for him to make a fantasy dent like he did last year, but if Millsap misses time. Grant should post standard-league value as a fill-in.

  • Paul Millsap
    PF, Denver Nuggets

    Neither Paul Millsap (right calf tightness) nor Malik Beasley (right quad contusion) will play against the Suns on Monday night.

    Though neither Millsap nor Beasley have been playing small forward, this should open up a few minutes for the Nuggets' four small forward options as most can slide over to the two or four.

    Source: Katy Winge on Twitter

  • Torrey Craig
    SG, Denver Nuggets

    Torrey Craig will start at small forward on Monday vs. the Suns.

    Craig is an option to start at the three during the regular season. But even if he does, he would leave a lot to be desired stat-wise. In 37 starts last season, Craig averaged 6.8 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.1 assists and fewer than one three, steal or block in 25.4 minutes per game.

    Source: Katy Winge on Twitter

  • Paul Millsap
    PF, Denver Nuggets

    Paul Millsap, who has been dealing with right calf tightness, is considered questionable for Monday's game against the Suns.

    This could mean heavier playing time for Nikola Jokic and Jerami Grant. Millsap averaged 12.6 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.2 steals, and 0.8 blocks for the Nuggets last season. He saw a drop in minutes but can still help fantasy owners in his current role.

    Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter

  • Torrey Craig
    SG, Denver Nuggets

    According to Harrison Wind, Torrey Craig is expected to play "significant minutes" for the Nuggets against the Suns on Monday.

    Will Barton may miss the game entirely. Craig has carved out a reserve role for the Nuggets, but he does not project as a useful fantasy player.

    Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter

  • Malik Beasley
    SG, Denver Nuggets

    Malik Beasley (right quad contusion) is questionable for Monday's preseason matchup with the Suns.

    If Beasley can't go it should lead to more minutes for Will Barton and Torrey Craig, which means some potential value for DFS players.

    Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter